Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

last updated on 2024-06-28 17:28:26 / 24 days ago

31 open_calls


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Fortresses, Towers and Castles

  • due date 2024-07-31 // 9 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address AE.ALLEVENT | PIAZZETTA PORTA GABOLO 5 | 48013-BRISIGHELLA (RA)
  • open call file Fortresses, Towers and Castles
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Wings for Peace

  • due date 2024-07-31 // 9 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Mail Art Wings for Peace | Av. José María Moreno 345 | (CP1424) CABA | Argentina
  • open call file Wings for Peace
  • info artepostalpaz@gmail.com
  • maximum dimensions 150 x 210 mm | 5.9 x 8.3 in

  • Rainforest Preservation

  • due date 2024-08-01 // 10 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address RAINFOREST ISSUE | Adam Roussopoulos | 249 Cherita Dr. | Chaska MN 55318 | United States
  • open call file Rainforest Preservation
  • extra

    Zine size 8.5 inches by 11 inches. There are no size restrictions, I can make all submissions work. Please, no individual stamps, only sheets will be included.

    No paper restrictions.

    If you would like your sheets perforated, please include a note in the package with instructions on how you would like them to be perforated.

    Please sign and number all 25 copies.

    All participants receive a copy of the zine.

    NO COST FOR SUBMISSION.

  • info adammaurice1982@gmail.com
  • medium 25 sheets of artist stamps

  • Ray Johnson's B-day

  • due date 2024-08-01 // 10 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address RAY JOHNSON ISSUE | Adam Roussopoulos | 249 Cherita Dr. | Chaska MN 55318 | United States
  • open call file Ray Johnson's B-day
  • extra

    Zine size 8.5 inches by 11 inches. There are no size restrictions, I can make all submissions work. Please, no individual stamps, only sheets will be included.

    No paper restrictions.

    If you would like your sheets perforated, please include a note in the package with instructions on how you would like them to be perforated.

    Please sign and number all 25 copies.

    All participants receive a copy of the zine.

    NO COST FOR SUBMISSION.

  • info adammaurice1982@gmail.com
  • medium 25 sheets of artist stamps

  • Italo Calvino - a dreamer in love with reality

  • due date 2024-08-15 // 24 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-08-31 > 2024-09-12
  • show address Galeria ARTHEKA 32 | OSTIA LIDO | ROMA
  • submission address Sergio Guerrini | Via della Cacciuta, 64-S | 00124 Roma | Italia
  • open call file Italo Calvino - a dreamer in love with reality
  • maximum dimensions 130 x 150 mm | 5.1 x 5.9 in

  • A.W. Mozart Magic Flute

  • due date 2024-08-31 // 40 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Association Mozart Italia | Casa Mozart | via della Terra, n.48 | 38068 Rovereto (TN) Italy
  • open call file A.W. Mozart Magic Flute
  • extra

    The theme of the Magic Flute will be exposed in various places where the Festival Settimana Mozartiana is given in Trentino during in September. The artists mail art creators, will receive a catalog in PDF of the Art Show, curator Roberto Scala and eventually a postcard of the event.

    As curator Roberto Scala will introduce the history of this art as well as for the choices of materials to be exposed, a short written and catalog will be created and released to the artists by Roberto and Tania via email as artist and graphic editor. The show could be promoted in different sites of the Association Mozart Italy.

  • curator Tania L. Gobbett, Roberto Scala
  • maximum dimensions 200 x 300 mm | 7.9 x 11.8 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Say it with flowers!

  • due date 2024-08-31 // 40 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-09-01 > 2024-09-30
  • show address 33170 Gradignan | France
  • submission address LETTRES & IMAGES | 5 rue de Mandavit | 33170 Gradignan | France
  • open call file Say it with flowers!
  • info artpostal-fleurs.blogspot.com

  • sharing is a (mild) revolution

  • due date 2024-08-31 // 40 day(s) left for submission
  • theme On the occasion of the nineteenth edition of Mental Health Week. The mail art or postal art project offers people from all over the world the opportunity to share their stories and perspectives through a creative and unconventional medium, providing a pl
  • show 2024-09-21 > 2024-09-21
  • show address XIX MENTAL HEALTH WEEK | “SHARING IS A (MILD) REVOLUTION” | SAN LAZZARO PARK | VIA AMENDOLA 2 REGGIO EMILIA | ITALY
  • submission address 1 Villetta Casa del Sole | Ausl - Via Amendola 2 | 42123 Reggio Emilia | Italy
  • open call file sharing is a (mild) revolution
  • info laboratoriespressivi.arealas@gmail.com
  • info ausl.re.it/settimana-salute-mentale
  • maximum dimensions 150 x 150 mm | 5.9 x 5.9 in

  • Contemporary Artistamp Artists

  • due date 2024-09-01 // 41 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Adam Roussopoulos | 249 Cherita Dr. | Chaska MN 55318 | United States
  • open call file Contemporary Artistamp Artists
  • curator Adam Roussopoulos
  • maximum submissions 1

  • Nº13

  • due date 2024-09-13 // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show address postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com
  • submission address Nº13 | Taivaanvuohentie 3B 13 | 00200 Helsinki | Finland
  • open call file Nº13
  • description

    I once stepped into the elevator of a thirty-floor building, which had no 13th floor button. Seeing the order jump from 12 to 14, I thought, “This is weird!” Had some designer or engineer made an outrageous mistake? Noticing more cases—on airplanes, for instance—I discovered the practice is widespread. But for one who’s had a good relationship with 13 right from birth, this makes no sense.

    N°13 is not just synonymous with bad luck. It symbolizes many things. Some even enjoy playing with the number’s reputation by taking a tongue-in-cheek approach. Take Finland’s National Accident Day, for instance, which promotes safety on the roads, at work and in the home. Its annual day of celebration is always Friday the 13th.

    What’s your take on N°13?

  • extra

    The paradox embodied in this tale is that the ‘dangerous’ number hadn’t disappeared. Its digits had merely been reversed to identify the highest story. Imagine, this thirty-floor building had a 31st floor.

  • info 4johngayer@gmail.com
  • info postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Cultural exchange between BRAZIL and ITALY

  • due date 2024-09-15 // 55 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-09-20 > 2024-10-03
  • show address Biblioteca Comunale | Marcon | Italia
  • submission address Cris Piloto | CP 18 | CAP: 30173 | CAMPALTO | VENEZIA | ITALIA
  • open call file Cultural exchange between BRAZIL and ITALY
  • description

    What do you think cultural exchange is? How can you visually represent the influences between Italy and Brazil? What exchanges are evident in each culture? What dialogues have been created between the two countries? How do you perceive the influences of Italian immigration in Brazil and the massification of Brazilian culture around the world? The manifestations of art, children's games and play, words, expressions and memories are cultural tools that influence us as individuals. How can this knowledge affect your personal, professional or love life, or your curiosity to travel?

    The curator of this call is Italian-Brazilian, with studies and practices that represent a fragmented society. With past experience in the artistic languages of mosaic and photography, Cris is interested in the role of art as an impact on communities and as a tool for cultural exchange. Her practices include public programs for communities and artistic mediation. Cris proposes this call with the aim of exemplifying the general perceptions of people in her independent Intercultural Education research.

    These works can be used to contribute to studies and exhibitions about relations between the two countries, as well as to illustrate theses and articles.

  • extra

    please send a photo of your work before posting it by e-mail

  • curator Cris Piloto
  • info crispiloto@gmail.com
  • info crispiloto.art/mail-art
  • kid friendly
  • medium collage, drawing, painting, creative writing
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • eARTh of Olive

  • due date 2024-09-15 // 55 day(s) left for submission
  • theme Olive and Culture, Olive Culture, Art Works with Olives (The Relationship of Olives with Ecology, Agriculture, History, Archaeology, Mythology, Culture, Art, Gastronomy, Healthy, Wellness
  • show address Özem’le Yaşam | TÜRKİYE
  • submission address Sabriye ÇELİK UĞUZ | Balıkesir Üniversitesi | Burhaniye Uygulamalı Bilimler Fakültesi | Örentepe- Burhaniye | 10700 BALIKESİR- TÜRKİYE
  • open call file eARTh of Olive
  • info info@earthofolive.com
  • info earthofolive.com

  • Toninhos Room

  • due date 2024-09-28 // 68 day(s) left for submission
  • theme dream space
  • submission address Ponto de Cultura NINA | c/o Everaldo Cândido | Mestre Tito 62 - Vila Industrial | Campinas - SP- Brazil | 13035-400
  • description

    One of the Toninhos: a slave who heard the ox speak. The other Toninho: an architect who entered politics.

    Both, a synthesis of the room that celebrates the freedom of art that moves, screams, acts, that does not disintegrate into gray, but with blood opens a path that reverberates. The room of Toninhos, is a space to receive mail art, paying tribute to all the Toninhos of yesterday and today who follow their dreams.

  • curator Everaldo Cândido, João Bosco
  • info eniilis@yahoo.com.br
  • info instagram.com/j.bosco55
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Birds and Nature

  • due date 2024-09-30 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-10-05 > 2024-10-05
  • show address Bird Day Comemorations | Rdenção Park | Porto Alegre | Brasil
  • submission address Maria do Carmo Both | Rua Concórdia, 484 | 92120-140 canoas - RS Brasil
  • open call file Birds and Nature
  • curator Maria do Carmo Both
  • maximum submissions 2

  • Birds and Nature - COA-POA

  • due date 2024-09-30 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-10-05 > 2024-10-05
  • show address Parque Farroupilha | Porto Alegre | RS | Brasil
  • submission address Maria do Carmo Both | Rua Concórdia, 484 | 92120-140, Canoas | RS Brasil
  • description

    COA-PoA was the first Birdwatchers' Club in Brazil and will be 50 years old in 2024! To celebrate, we're launching this Art Mail call with the theme "Birds and nature".

  • curator Maria do Carmo Both
  • info ducaboth@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Permutation

  • due date 2024-09-30 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Via E. Ferrari, 31 | 30037 Scorzè (VE) | Italy
  • open call file Permutation
  • curator Lara Favaro
  • info mathart@mathart.it
  • info mathart.it/blogMathart/mail-art/permutazioni
  • kid friendly

  • FLUX

  • due date 2024-10-16 // 86 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Lux of the Agony | 720077 Biskek | Altyn Kazyk 31A | KYRGYZSTAN
  • open call file FLUX

  • Mute Sound ETERNAL NETWORK

  • due date 2024-11-01 // 102 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Sol Barbini Lithocirkuit 1796 | ETERNAL NETWORK | Ntra. Sra. del Agua nº9 local | 50007 Zaragoza España
  • info mutesoundrecords@gmail.com
  • info mutesound.org

  • Rediscovering kindness

  • due date 2024-11-01 // 102 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-11-13 > 2024-11-13
  • show address Martellago library | Maerne | Venezia | Italy
  • submission address Comunità La Villetta | Via Villetta, 52 | 30030 Salzano Venezia | Italia
  • open call file Rediscovering kindness
  • description

    Kindness is contagious (Mestre Gentileza), the joy of humanity (Marco Aurelio) and there are multiple benefits to psychosocial well-being. Everyone is invited to celebrate kindness and acceptance of difference, remembering beautiful human attitudes such as empathy and tolerance. Join us in World Kindness Day celebration, after all: What is kindness to you?

  • curator Elisa Rioda, Cristina Piloto
  • info comunita.lavilletta@aclicoop.com
  • info crispiloto.art/gentilezza

  • African Portraits

  • due date 2024-11-30 // 131 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-12-19 > 2024-12-28
  • show address Z'Arts 2024 Festival | Kuyam Baa Art Residency | Ziguinchor Sénégal
  • submission address Daouda Dia | Mail Art Call Z’ARTS 2024 BP 7507 | Dakar, Médina | SENEGAL
  • open call file African Portraits
  • curator Herve Alexandre, Daouda Dia
  • info hervesfriends@gmail.com
  • required dimensions 200 x 200 mm | 7.9 x 7.9 in

  • Free Space to Imagiantion

  • due date 2024-11-30 // 131 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-12-01 > 2024-12-31
  • show address Casa Museo Bendandi | Via Manara, 17 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italy
  • submission address Paola Pescerelli | Casa Museo Bendandi | Via Manara, 17 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italia
  • curator Dr. Paola Pescerelli Lagorio, Roberta Savolini
  • required dimensions 150 x 100 mm | 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • “LET'S PLAY” VI International Mailart Open Call

  • due date 2024-12-31 // 162 day(s) left for submission
  • theme LET'S PLAY
  • show address Museu Quinta da Cruz | Estrada de São Salvador | 3510-784 São Salvador | Viseu, PORTUGAL
  • submission address Museu Quinta da Cruz | #vamosajogo | Estrada de São Salvador | 3510-784 São Salvador | Viseu, PORTUGAL
  • open call file “LET'S PLAY” VI International Mailart Open Call
  • description

    Quinta da Cruz - Centro de Arte Contemporânea de Viseu (Portugal) was created as a dynamic hub for art, culture and identity. It is a cultural space geared towards exhibiting contemporary art and developing artistic practices, and is seen as an engine for local artistic promotion. Intended for public enjoyment, culture and leisure, it is set in a large green area of remarkable biodiversity.

    The mail art project promotes the democratic participation of artistic practices, starting with the reactivation of an expression that had its heyday, alternatively to the conventional means of art exhibitions, in the 60s/70s. Every year, an international call for entries is issued and an exhibition is held of the works received.

    It also legitimizes that artistic production is a preponderant expression for the creation of spaces for dialogue, places of "breaking", reinvention and daring. This call assumes the transformative, inclusive and participatory role of art. The route of these works is interpreted and intervened upon throughout this postal journey. More than just an annual call, this project calls for a model of collaborative work with the aim of building and giving visibility to collections of this nature.

    In 2024, VISEU values healthier and more active habits and routines, promoting a happier and more balanced lifestyle. With this mission in mind, the city is committed to encouraging the community to adopt practices that improve physical and mental well-being. The VI CALL, with the theme VAMOS A JOGO (LET’S PLAY), invites everyone to take part in this artistic initiative that aims to inspire and motivate the population to integrate sporting and recreational activities into their daily lives.

    We invite artists and anyone interested in mail art [mailart] to send in their works to take part in the 6th edition of this call. Only works received via traditional mail will be exhibited. We look forward to receiving drawings, collages, stamps, visual poetry and other creative formats at Quinta da Cruz - Centro de Arte Contemporânea de Viseu.

  • extra

    Although specific standards are set for artwork, artists are encouraged to explore beyond these guidelines and challenge the curator, thus encouraging creativity and free artistic expression.

  • curator inominável homem [ MAILART.pt ]
  • info mailart@mailart.pt
  • info quintadacruz.mailart.pt
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 200 x 280 mm | 7.9 x 11 in

  • 2024 International Mail Art Show

  • due date 2024-12-31 // 162 day(s) left for submission
  • show address instagram.com/dadastation21
  • submission address dadastation21 | P.O. Box 9594 | Austin, Texas 78766 | USA
  • open call file 2024 International Mail Art Show
  • info instagram.com/dadastation21

  • Mailart: Book of Dead

  • due date 2024-12-31 // 162 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-01-03 > 2025-02-02
  • submission address Mailart:Book Of Dead | Rua Engº Mário Costa nº22 2º esq | 2330-153 Entroncamento | Portugal
  • description

    I'm an admirer of the book of the dead, so I think a book of the same style is needed for MAILART.

    The idea came from recycling a lot of paper that was around the house and this project came about.

    Creating mail art inspired by the “Book of the DeaD” can be a fascinating and creative endeavor.

    The “Book of the DeaD” is an ancient Egyptian funerary text that contains spells and instructions for the deceased's journey through the afterlife.

  • curator Paulo Teles (BroTTas)
  • info brottas@gmail.com
  • info mailartbookofdead.wixsite.com/deadbook
  • kid friendly

  • Sharing Beauty

  • due date 2024-12-31 // 162 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address lysdorart@gmail.com
  • description

    Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

    (Anne Herbert)

  • curator Katya Sanna
  • info lysdorart@gmail.com
  • info lysdorart.blogspot.com
  • maximum submissions 3

  • Fairytales

  • due date 2025-05-31 // 313 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Marise Piloto | CP 18 | CAP:30173 CAMPALTO | VENEZIA, ITALIA
  • open call file Fairytales
  • description

    “The short story offers a model for life, a life-giving and encouraging model that remains in the unconscious containing all the positive possibilities of life.”

    - Marie-Louise von Franz

     

    Fairy tales were and are part of the childhood of many of us and are still found today in oral traditions as well as in literary works. I'm an art therapist and I'm passionate about these narratives! For years, I've been using fairy tales as an important and powerful tool in my work as an art therapist.

    Creating Art Mail with the theme of Fairy Tales will be a return to the memories of the past and an opportunity to reread a familiar story with a new narrative, after all, stories vary according to the historical and geographical context.

    I invite anyone and everyone interested to take part in this call, collaborating in putting together a collection of Fairy Tale-themed mail art for use in studies and research.

  • curator Marise Piloto
  • info crispiloto@gmail.com
  • info crispiloto.art/mail-art-call-marise

  • kreiseln

  • due date 2025-06-20 // 333 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2025-11-08 > 2025-12-07
  • show address Galerie Alte Post | Kunstverein Eislingen | Germany
  • submission address Kunstverein Eislingen | Galerie in der Alten Post | Boris Kerenski | Bahnhofstraße 12 | D-73054 Eislingen | Germany
  • info kunstverein-eislingen@gmx.de
  • info kunstverein-eislingen.de
  • maximum submissions 1
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 26 x 37 mm | 1 x 1.5 in

  • kreiseln

  • due date 2025-06-20 // 333 day(s) left for submission
  • theme kreiseln
  • show 2025-11-08 > 2025-12-07
  • show address Galerie Alte Post | Kunstverein Eislingen | Germany
  • submission address Kunstverein Eislingen | Galerie in der Alten Post | Boris Kerenski | Bahnhofstraße 12 | D-73054 Eislingen
  • open call file kreiseln
  • curator Boris Kerenski
  • info kunstverein-eislingen@gmx.de
  • medium 2D
  • maximum submissions 1
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 26 x 37 mm | 1 x 1.5 in

  • Coffee

  • due date 2025-06-30 // 343 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Dorfhus Bistro | Spiez | Switzerland
  • submission address Kaffee | Rittiner & Gomez | Pfrundweg 5 | CH-3646 Einigen | Switzerland
  • description

    Everything about coffee and its culture.

  • curator Rittiner, Gomez
  • info rittinergomez@gmail.com
  • info isla-volante.ch/mailart-kaffee

  • What a theater!

  • due date 2026-07-31 // 739 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2023-12-15 > 2026-07-31
  • show address druckmafia.blogspot.com
  • submission address Anna Karina Fries | Theuerbrünnleinsweg 71 | 97422 Schweinfurt | Germany
  • open call file What a theater!
  • description

    Why this Mail Art-call?

    Quite simply because we love and appreciate theater. We encounter theater every day e.g., in everyday situations or in idioms that refer to it like “All the world’s a stage”, “to get the show on the road”, “to wait in the wings”, “to steal the show”, “What a drama!” etc. So we encounter “theater” in our everyday lives, and often it makes us smile.

    The city of Schweinfurt is one of the lucky operators of a theater building. It is a guest theater and thus offers many different ensembles the opportunity to present themselves to a theater-loving audience through a wide variety of plays.

    There are no limits to the joy of experimentation, which can also be borderline for individual spectators.

    Schweinfurt has a long theater tradition, first documented in 1572 with the performance of “Comedy of the Last Judgment”.

    The venues have changed frequently over the years.

    In 1966, a new theater building opened on Roßbrunnstrasse. It was designed by the architect of Prof. Erich Schellig, with a polygonal ground plan and cubistic superstructures. A large staircase connects the theater building with the Châteaudun Park.

    All in all, the building looks different in all sides.

    Inside we find a piece of art of Gustl G. Kirchner with a turquoise wall in spatula technique; in the staircase Günther Zirkelbach created a relief with cut plasterboards; Prof. Karl Dahmen dedicated himself to the large 130 square meter wall with a dispersion spatula technique. He was an important representative of Tachism. His work is considered a major work of German Informel. The stage designer Trude Karrer designed the hanging light sculpture in the auditorium.

    The indirect lighting in this room is also impressive. Its wal, cover with pyramid bodies shining out of themselves, some of which are gilded, creates a wonderful atmosphere. And so it could go on for a long time to describe our beautiful theater.

    Since 1973 there have been puppet play day, in regularly recurring intervals. Uwe Brockmüller regularly exhibited parts of his puppet collection in glass showcases.

    Thus, one could get an impression of the variety of different puppet theaters — especially in the Asian region.

    Our theater will be completely renovated. For this reason, we started this Mail Art-call. We are curious how and what is perceived as theater and what individuals associate with it.

  • extra

    The submitted postcards will be exhibited as part of a mail art installation.

  • curator Anna Karina Fries
  • info klein.dittelbrunn@freenet.de
  • info druckmafia.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • [e]mailart

  • due date 2028-02-25 // 1313 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2030-01-01 > 2035-12-31
  • show address e.mailart.pt
  • submission address emailart@mailart.pt
  • description

    do consider what [e]mailart is and could be. consider what's the difference between merely sending a simple attachment or image as an email body or otherwise sending a real piece of art that uses all the capacity of what embodies the digital world and the ancient email technology and protocols.

    can a mere attachment be considered a work of art? or should we explore something that resides in the body of the email and is changeable and unique and unable to subsist in any other medium than that?

    alternatively, you may also submit some words, your point of view on the matter, or even an essay regarding the "digital world vs mailart vs [e]mailart vs art".

    any questions regarding the open call should not be sent to us by email as they won't be replied to.

  • extra

    thanks for your contribution. all valid [e]mailart will be gathered and presented primarily on its digital form and support and eventually within a catalog.

    for more open calls, please head to www.mailart.pt and check all documentation available.

  • curator MAILART.pt
  • info e.mailart.pt
  • medium static or dynamic digital artwork that "live" in the environment native to e-mail

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