Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

last updated on 2024-04-09 13:32:18 / 11 days ago

27 open_calls


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STOP BORDER VIOLENCE-ART. 4: STOP TORTURE AND DEGRADING TREATMENT AT EUROPE’S BORDER

  • due date 2024-04-24 // 4 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-05-01 > 2024-05-01
  • show address RIACE (RC) | ITALY
  • submission address SILVIA GALIANO | VIA FRANCESCO CRISPI 79 | 88100 CATANZARO | ITALY
  • open call STOP BORDER VIOLENCE-ART. 4: STOP TORTURE AND DEGRADING TREATMENT AT EUROPE’S BORDER
  • info claudioparentela@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • medium paper or cardboard
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 300 mm | 8.3 x 11.8 in
  • minimum dimensions 150 x 210 mm | 5.9 x 8.3 in

  • (R)EVOLUTION

  • due date 2024-04-26 // 6 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-04-26 > 2024-12-31
  • show address Markgräfler Museum Müllheim
  • submission address Markgräfler Museum Müllheim | Wilhelmstr. 7 | 79379 Müllheim im Markgräflerland | Germany
  • open call (R)EVOLUTION
  • description

    For their 50th anniversary in 2024, the Markgräfler Museum and the Markgräfler Museumsverein Müllheim with its art working group are calling on artists to send one or more self-made postcards (so-called mail art) on the topic “(R)Evolution” by post.

  • curator Wolfgang Faller, Frédéric Letellier, Sylvia T. Verwick
  • info akku3@t-online.de
  • info markgraefler-museum.de
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • POETRY IS RESISTANCE

  • due date 2024-04-30 // 10 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-10-18 > 2024-12-20
  • submission address MAIL ART POETRY PROJECT | POSVERSO - I INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF EXPERIMENTAL POETRY OF ARGENTINA | c/o HOTEL DADA | Chávez 69 (6000) | Junín, Buenos Aires | Argentina
  • open call POETRY IS RESISTANCE
  • description

    In the scenario of the dystopian landscapes of our contemporary society, thinking of poetry no longer as a simple aesthetic exercise, but as a critical and political tool implies approaching the experimental in a situated and contextual dimension. In this sense, the POSVERSO Biennial is conceived as an appeal to those artists who show a desire to distance themselves from pure formal variations, to venture, on the contrary, to achieve a poetics that enhances critical signs, and that enables reading conditions that dialogue with reality.

    Mail art has a long tradition of political positioning and resistance.

    What can mail art and experimental poetry contribute today to the path of resistance? What are the media and discourses that are deployed to influence the convulsed world we inhabit? To what aspects of our reality is this resistance directed? For Deleuze to think is to resist, and thought is a set of forces that resists death. In our contemporary world, death has multiple faces: forced migrations, wars, poverty, hunger, climate change, inequality of the capitalist system, propagation and rise of far-right political forces. What can poetry do in the face of all this?

  • curator Ruggero Maggi
  • info maggiruggero@gmail.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • The dawn of a new day

  • due date 2024-04-30 // 10 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Monica Bonifazi | Scuola Media Statale | F. Gonin | via Don Andrea Pogolotto 45 | 10094 Giaveno TO | Italia
  • open call The dawn of a new day
  • info monicabonifazi@icgonin.edu.it
  • kid friendly

  • Black and White Stories

  • due date 2024-05-01 // 11 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-05-15 > 2024-05-21
  • submission address Sait Toprak, Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi | Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi | Resim Bölümü | Tinaztepe Kampüsü | Nº. 209, 35390 Buca | Izmir Türkiye
  • open call Black and White Stories
  • description

    In memory of Mustafa Okan.

  • info s.toprak@deu.edu.tr
  • medium black and white media only

  • Artistamps

  • due date 2024-05-10 // 20 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Tymutopiyapres | Ukraine
  • submission address Artisamp Show | Lubomyr Tymkik | A/C 9875 | 79038 Lviv | Ukraine
  • open call Artistamps
  • curator Lubomyr Tymkik
  • info artistampshow.blogspot.com

  • 3rd Electronic Call for Experimental Poetry Procedimentum Magazine 2025

  • due date 2024-05-31 // 41 day(s) left for submission
  • show address GMAVP - Galería-Museo de Arte Virtual Procedimentumm | España
  • submission address pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • open call 3rd Electronic Call for Experimental Poetry Procedimentum Magazine 2025
  • required file 3rd Electronic Call for Experimental Poetry Procedimentum Magazine 2025
  • extra

    Check the open call regulamentation.

  • curator Pedro Pablo Gallardo
  • info pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • info revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com/contenido/bases%20poesia%20experimental%20procedimentum.dwt
  • maximum submissions 2

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No66. Szemüvegek / Glasses

  • due date 2024-05-31 // 41 day(s) left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No66. Szemüvegek / Glasses
  • description

    1. Save the mma file into your computer.

    2. Open it using a graphics program.

    3. Create artwork.

    4. Save changes.

    5. Send your work by email.

  • curator Ervin Zsubori
  • info mma@arnolfini.hu
  • info arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • medium digital art 600*600px 300dpi
  • maximum submissions 1

  • SMILE! SORRIDI!

  • due date 2024-05-31 // 41 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Smile | Scuola Primaria, Piazza Nitti | 75100 – Matera | ITALIA
  • open call SMILE! SORRIDI!
  • info concettafesta@gmail.com
  • info materamailart.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • medium 100 X 150 mm or 130 x 180 mm
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Call for Mail Art / Mail Art recruitment

  • due date 2024-06-15 // 56 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Akiko Yada | 79-1,Mizomae-cho,Kamigyo | Kyoto 6028319 | Japan
  • description

    Please send me mail art that conveys that art is fun and interesting.

  • curator Akiko Yada
  • info yadamaniart@gmail.com
  • info ydart.exout.net
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • POMO V INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION

  • due date 2024-06-28 // 69 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-10-01 > 2024-10-31
  • show address Selçuk Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi | 42130 Selçuklu | Konya | TURKEY
  • submission address POMO V Uluslararası Posta Sanatı Sergisi, Selçuk Üniversitesi | Selçuk Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi 42130 | Selçuklu | Konya | TURKEY
  • open call POMO V INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION
  • description

    As was done in previous periods, a "Postmodern" themed Postal Art exhibition was organized within the scope of our faculty's 25th Anniversary events. This exhibition is open to national and international participants and artists interested in mail art.

    To exhibit the works of people interested in mail art at home and abroad, to contribute to the development of mail art in our country, and to establish artistic ties between people interested in national and international art. We believe that the works in various styles and techniques to be exhibited will contribute to the technical and thematic art education processes of our students.

  • curator Hikmet Şahin
  • info mailartexhibition@gmail.com
  • info mailartexhibition.org
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 1
  • required dimensions 200 x 200 mm | 7.9 x 7.9 in

  • Maurizio Cattelan

  • due date 2024-06-30 // 71 day(s) left for submission
  • show address instagram.com/roberto.scala.750
  • submission address Roberto Scala | Via C. Branda Castiglioni 2/1 | 20156 Milano | Italy
  • curator Roberto Scala
  • info robertoscala@inwind.it
  • info instagram.com/roberto.scala.750

  • Rural World

  • due date 2024-06-30 // 71 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Mairie | 1 place de l'église | 52400 Varennes-sur-Amance | France
  • open call Rural World
  • curator Christophe Massé
  • info christophe.masse28@laposte.net
  • info bureaudesordres.canalblog.com
  • required dimensions 150 x 100 mm | 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • Utsanga.it | 2014-2024: ten years celebration

  • due date 2024-07-15 // 86 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Mail art call: Utsanga 2014-2024 | C.so Sempione 67 | 20149 Milano
  • open call Utsanga.it | 2014-2024: ten years celebration
  • required file Utsanga.it | 2014-2024: ten years celebration
  • description

    Utsanga.it is an online magazine about liminal analysis. The term “utsanga” is a Sanskrit word that meaning “womb, embrace”. The magazine was founded by Francesco Aprile and Cristiano Caggiula in 2014 and can count on an international editorial team: Bartolomé Ferrando, Nico Vassilakis, Volodymyr Bilyk, Wellington Amancio Silva, Egidio Marullo.

    Immediately, Aprile and Caggiula have configured Utsanga not only as magazine, but as research and production center and archive about experimental poetry: visual, sound and concrete poetry, asemic writing, glitch art, video, performance, mail art, code poetry, electronic literature and so on.

    As archive, Utsanga has an important collection based on the visual and concrete poetry, and also on asemic writing and glitch art and writing. Some of the most important authors in visual poetry and asemic writing from Seventies to today are part of the archive.

    As production center, Utsanga proposed the first asemic writing exhibition in Italy and many more exhibitions.

  • curator Ruggero, Utsanga
  • info maggiruggero@gmail.com
  • medium Print the provided document.

  • Rainforest Preservation

  • due date 2024-08-01 // 103 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address RAINFOREST ISSUE | Adam Roussopoulos | 249 Cherita Dr. | Chaska MN 55318 | United States
  • open call 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 // 103 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address RAY JOHNSON ISSUE | Adam Roussopoulos | 249 Cherita Dr. | Chaska MN 55318 | United States
  • open call 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

  • Say it with flowers!

  • due date 2024-08-31 // 133 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 Say it with flowers!
  • info artpostal-fleurs.blogspot.com

  • Nº13

  • due date 2024-09-13 // 146 day(s) left for submission
  • show address postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com
  • submission address Nº13 | Taivaanvuohentie 3B 13 | 00200 Helsinki | Finland
  • open call 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 // 148 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-09-20 > 2024-10-03
  • show address Biblioteca Comunale | Marcon | Italia
  • submission address Cris Piloto Via Passo Campalto, 61 | CAP 30173 | Venezia | Italia
  • open call 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

  • Birds and Nature - COA-POA

  • due date 2024-09-30 // 163 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 // 163 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Via E. Ferrari, 31 | 30037 Scorzè (VE) | Italy
  • open call Permutation
  • curator Lara Favaro
  • info mathart@mathart.it
  • info mathart.it/blogMathart/mail-art/permutazioni
  • kid friendly

  • Rediscovering kindness

  • due date 2024-11-01 // 195 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
  • 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

  • 2024 International Mail Art Show

  • due date 2024-12-31 // 255 day(s) left for submission
  • show address instagram.com/dadastation21
  • submission address dadastation21 | P.O. Box 9594 | Austin, Texas 78766 | USA
  • open call 2024 International Mail Art Show
  • info instagram.com/dadastation21

  • Mailart: Book of Dead

  • due date 2024-12-31 // 255 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

  • kreiseln

  • due date 2025-06-20 // 426 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 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

  • What a theater!

  • due date 2026-07-31 // 832 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 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 // 1406 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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