Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

// regarding the current times some of the submission deadlines may be postponed
// some curators may need more time than usual to give you heads notice on received artwork as they may be putting it under quarantine

27 exhibitions

// if you are hosting an exhibition, do send its info as detailed as possible to info@envidenefelibata.com

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One day I had sex

  • show 2020-06-30 > 2021-01-30
  • ongoing exhibition > 11 day(s) left
  • show address Moscow | Russian Federation
  • description

    Yesterday I started a new art mail project - "One day I had sex". Everything is simple.


    1) you can download a file and print 1 or 2 postcards. (2 submissions per one person - max)

    2) you recall one of those sexual experiences or fantasies that you'd like to remember - and share

    3) fill the postcard with your text

    4) send it to me


    At the end of June, I will issue the final results as an online exhibition on onedayihadsex.site and will share an online catalog with all participants, who took part in this project. All texts can be written in your own language, but please, write it clearly so that it can be read and translated into English afterward :)

  • curator Alexander Chernavskiy
  • info chernavskiy.org@gmail.com
  • info onedayihadsex.site
  • medium printed on a downloadable postcard

  • Flight

  • show 2020-11-13 > 2021-04-13
  • ongoing exhibition > 84 day(s) left
  • show address postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com
  • curator John Gayer
  • info 4johngayer@gmail.com
  • info postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • Hans Hess

  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 346 day(s) left
  • show address Art Cellar | Germany
  • description

    Hans Hess (1951-2019) was one of the most original artists in the mail-art-network and various projects were started by him.

    With your help we would like to create an exhibition for him. It will be shown in our art-cellar in 2021 to celebrate his 70th birthday.

    Marlies Steinau, his wife, is looking forward to your email.

  • curator Marlies Steinau

  • POSTAL OUTLIERS

  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-02-28
  • ongoing exhibition > 40 day(s) left
  • show address Boise State University’s SUB Fine Arts Gallery | Idaho | USA
  • description

    Calling for Postal Oddities, Contemporary Curiosities, Unlimited Useless Information, Historical Absurdities and Non-Machinable Mail.

  • curator Fonda Portales
  • info fondaportales@boisestate.edu
  • info boisestate.edu

  • GENDER DIFFERENCE

  • show 2021-01-15 > 2021-01-30
  • ongoing exhibition > 11 day(s) left
  • show address galleria VISIONI ALTRE | Campo del Ghetto Novo | Cannaregio 2918 | 30121, Venezia (VE) | ITALY
  • info guenda.mai95@gmail.com
  • theme WOMAN’S RIGHTS AND THE LGBTQ+ COMUNUITY

  • Viseu 2020 - Light, Camera, Action

  • show 2021-01-29 > 2021-03-21
  • 10 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Museu Quinta da Cruz | Estrada de São Salvador | 3510-784 São Salvador | Viseu, PORTUGAL
  • description

    Quinta da Cruz - Centro de Arte Contemporânea is located at Viseu – Portugal, and was created as a dynamic center for art, culture and identity. It is a cultural space oriented towards the exhibition of contemporary art, to the development of artistic practices, and is perceived as an engine of local artistic promotion. Intended for public enjoyment, culture and leisure, it is integrated into a wide green space of excellence and remarkable biodiversity.

    The MailArt Open Call is an annual project that promotes a contemporary art form of expression that emerged as a correspondence exchanged between artists during the 60s and manifested itself as an alternative to the conventional means of art exhibitions on the 70s. It integrates the strategic line - territory and identity, of this space and its relationship with the community and the city, fulfilling the objective of constituting a small format collection.

    In 2020, Viseu chooses cinema and photography as motives and expressions of cultural valorization, territorial marketing and tourism promotion, guiding programs and projects under the theme, "Viseu 2020 - Luz, Câmara, Ação" [ Viseu 2020 - Light, Camera, Action ].

    Quinta da Cruz – Centro de Arte Contemporânea challenges once again, artists and everyone interested in MailArt to send their artwork through the Postal Service, for our third edition, under the theme "Viseu 2020 - Light, Camera, Action". #viseusemfiltros

    We wait for your drawings, collages, stamps, visual poetry, among others, at Quinta da Cruz - Centro de Arte Contemporânea. Only artwork received via snail mail will be displayed.

  • curator QUINTA DA CRUZ - Museu de Arte Contemporânea
  • info quintadacruz@cmviseu.pt
  • info quintadacruz.yzonk.com
  • kid friendly
  • medium 2D

  • NO PLASTIC

  • show 2021-02-01 > 2021-02-28
  • 13 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Spain
  • curator Carlos Botana
  • info facebook.com/carlosbotanaartepostal

  • Post: Processing

  • show 2021-02-01 > 2021-02-28
  • 13 day(s) left for premier
  • curator Unrequited Leisure
  • info unrequitedleisure.com

  • R i F i o R i R e

  • show 2021-03-20 > 2021-06-21
  • 60 day(s) left for premier
  • description

    Refining is the cultivation of intent, sow a thought, agreeing to the natural rhythm of the season's cycle.

  • curator Free Lab Track

  • COPY / PASTE

  • show 2021-04-01 > 2021-04-30
  • 72 day(s) left for premier
  • show address FACE - Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho | Portugal
  • description

    Printing techniques were never far apart from the art world as some might think. Woodcut, typography, silkscreen, lithograph, stencil, rubber stamps, 3D printing, digital printing, ... are a short list of various means of reproduction within our reach that are also explored for their artistic expression. Although some of these media may have arisen purely for the sake of reproduction and others with marketing intentions ... others had arise with a purely artistic vision. However, none of these techniques, sooner or later, escaped artists who use them for creating multiples or for their material expressiveness.

    It is therefore with this call and with this question in mind that we invite you to question multiples in artistic creation and printing techniques as expression, either through artworks or written statements.

    On our previous curated mailart and artbymail open call and exhibition entitled "Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#uck", we've dealt with similar content as we've shown Claudio Parentela's artwork in the form of digital prints of his own digital collages... in a way raising the question: if physical prints of artwork meant to prevail only among the digital world may or not be considered art? We've also laid out a consonant scheme while presenting rough quality prints from scans of Rachelline Centomo's personal international mailart open call "La Muerte / Mientras la Vida nos Dure" that had happened at Mexico the previous year.

    Exhibitions on tour through Portugal are ALREADY confirmed. We'll keep you updated by email. There will be a digital book to be shared and spread around free of charge to all artists and partners.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info copypaste.yzonk.com
  • theme printing and reproduction techniques within mailart

  • Network Society

  • show 2021-04-01 > 2021-05-31
  • 72 day(s) left for premier
  • curator Mübarra Bülbül
  • info bilsemarttr@gmail.com
  • info bilsemart.weebly.com

  • Burning Of Books

  • show 2021-05-16 > 2021-05-16
  • 117 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Lange Kunstnacht | D-73342 Bad Ditzenbach | Germany
  • description

    Call for mail art representing the Burning of Books by the Nazis in Germany during May 1933 and also all other demonstrative destruction of books, other writings or objects by fire from the early and middle ages until the 21st century. Never again.

  • curator Peter Schubert
  • info peter@auvikogue.org
  • info gxggxxg.wordpress.com
  • theme Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

  • EX!POESIA

  • show 2021-06-01 > 2021-12-31
  • 133 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Spain
  • info launicapuertaalaizquierda@outlook.es
  • info bienalexpoesia.blogspot.com
  • theme Juan Larrea Celayeta
  • medium stamp paper A4 or A5

  • II 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • show 2021-06-30 > 2021-06-30
  • 162 day(s) left for premier
  • show address fineartpuertorico.com
  • curator Juanita Cruz
  • info juanitacruz.artist@yahoo.com
  • info fineartpuertorico.com

  • Mailart Correspondence

  • show 2021-07-01 > 2021-12-31
  • 163 day(s) left for premier
  • description

    Open mailart call for mailart correspondence to share techniques and inspiration.


  • MASK OVER THE MASK

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • 255 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Brescia | Italy
  • description

    PRINT the mask of Guglielmo Achille Cavellini (Brescia 1914 – 1990), artist also known as GAC, in A4 format.

    Apply a surgical mask and complete the work with a preferred artistic technique. Any technique is accepted.

  • curator Ruggero Maggi, Gianni Romeo, Lucia Spagnuolo and Pier Roberto Bassi
  • info maggiruggero@gmail.com
  • info maskoverthemask.blogspot.com

  • Remember the Future

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • 255 day(s) left for premier
  • curator Lutz Anders

  • Remenber the Future

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • 255 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Germany

  • Poste Restante Project

  • show 2021-10-05 > 2021-10-21
  • 259 day(s) left for premier
  • show address AIRspace Projects
  • description

    Write a letter 'Poste Restante', to someone in your life that has passed, to the care of artist Ida Sophia and Airspace Projects (Australia). At the exhibition, the letters will be ritually delivered via live performance.

  • curator Ida Sophia
  • info ida.sophia.art@gmail.com
  • info instagram.com/posterestanteproject

  • ACCOGLIERE

  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • 286 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Tuscany and Piemonte | Italy
  • description

    Welcoming a child even if for a short time is always a beautiful love story!

  • curator Associazione Gefyra il Ponte dei Bambini
  • kid friendly

  • Send me your light

  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • 286 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Lichthof Kunstfabrik | Germany
  • description

    Because not everyone carries a light that wants to glow? As an old saying says, no one can delete a light that shines from the inside.

  • curator Orga Team Edeltraut Hennemann & Dörte Schmidt
  • info sendmeyourlight.blogspot.com

  • Some Art of Quarantine

  • show 2021-11-11 > 2021-01-31
  • 296 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Walpodenakademie | Neubrunnenstrasse 8 | 55116 Mainz | Germany
  • description

    How has the pandemic affected your life? What influence do the corona restrictions have on your art? What are the advantages or risks of digitalization? What do you need to live a meaningful life? How will society change? Please send us a postcard with the subject Some Art of Quarantine in naked mail!

  • curator Mainzer Kunstverein Walpodenstraße 21 e.V.
  • info brandstifter@kunstzwerg.net
  • info facebook.com/Some-Art-Of-Quarantine-100179195130782
  • theme #someartofquarantine #socialdistancing
  • medium postcards as naked mail

  • Team of Geese

  • show 2021-11-15 > 2021-11-15
  • 300 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Gansaral | St Demóstenes 885 | São Paulo SP | Brasil
  • kid friendly

  • III 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • show 2021-12-30 > 2021-12-30
  • 345 day(s) left for premier
  • show address fineartpuertorico.com
  • curator Juanita Cruz
  • info juanitacruz.artist@yahoo.com
  • info fineartpuertorico.com

  • I Think About Mail Art

  • show 2022-03-01 > 2022-03-31
  • 406 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Germany
  • info i-think-about-mail-art.blogspot.com
  • theme Please tell us, what do you think about in general!

  • Tristan Da Cunha is an Island Far Far Away

  • show 2024-02-28 > 2025-02-26
  • 1135 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Post Office & Philatelic Bureau | Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ | South Atlantic Ocean
  • curator Morice Marcuse
  • info postoffice@tdc-gov.com
  • info tristandc.com/postoffice.php

  • "E" Ambassadeur d'Utopia

  • show 2067-02-17 > 2067-02-17
  • 16830 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Guivry | France
  • info insomniesetartpostal.blogspot.com