Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

www.mailart.pt

60 open_calls

// when submitting artwork to the address listed as SUBMISSION ADDRESS in each open call, all artists are kindly requested to provide, by email or traditional snail mail, the following information

artist > profile picture | name | brief bio | email address | website | address

artwork > title | media details | brief text

// while addressing the artwork it is also important to identify it with the #open_call_name since the receiver may be hosting several open calls at the same time


☑ use the ballot box to check out stuff


Fluxus International Mail Art Open Call

  • due date
    2020-08-20
    // 12 day(s) left for submission
  • show address 1st International Meeting of greek FLUXUS
  • submission address PHOTOGRAPHY CENTER of THESSALONIKI | Post Box 17069 | TK 54210 Thessaloniki | Greece
  • curator Giannis Stamenitis
  • info gstamenitis1@gmail.com
  • info fkth.gr
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 1945

  • theme 75 years ago, end of world war II

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • show address Germany
  • submission address MAIL ART: 1945 | Lutz Anders | Mareschstr. 16 | 12055 Berlin | Germany
  • maximum dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No51. Cipők / Shoes

  • theme Shoes

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No51. Cipők / Shoes // JPG
  • description

    1. Save the mma51 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
  • maximum submissions 1

  • Homenaje a Blue Demon

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • show address La Calaca Espacio Cultural | CDMX México
  • submission address Mónica Sánchez Vergara | Apartado Postal 074-007 | Ermita Iztapalapa 442 | CP 09081 | CDMX MÉXICO
  • curator Javier Arelis
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • MAAV N3 | CONNECTION | SOLITUDE

  • ⚠ Artwork will be part of a magazine that will be sold.

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Kevin Geronimo Brandtner | InnstraBe 6/31 | 1020 Vienna | Austria
  • curator Kevin Geronimo Brandtner
  • info maav@gmx.at
  • maximum submissions 2
  • required dimensions 210 x 149 mm | 8.3 x 5.9 in

  • THE AMAZON MUST LIVE

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address AMAZON | ARCHIVE OF ARTISTIC WORKS AND PROJECT | ABOUT THE AMAZONIC WORLD. | c/o RUGGERO MAGGI | C.SO SEMPIONE 67 | 20149 MILANO, ITALY
  • required file THE AMAZON MUST LIVE // PDF
  • description

    In 1979, after some travels to the South American Forest, I've planned an Archive dedicated to Amazon in order to highlight, by means of some art projects, the systematic destruction perpetrated by landed proprietors with the connivance of the some governments to build the sadly "famous" trans-Amazonian highroads – real deep cuts on the forest's skin – and for a devastating plan of industrial agriculture which has "taken flash off" the forest. Forest, which has not finished crying and has not ended to be sacrificed to favour even today the more wicked interests of unscrupulous persons.

    After 40 years the AMAZON ARCHIVE invites you to send one or more works dedicated to this theme exclusively by post.

  • curator Ruggero Maggi
  • info maggiruggero@gmail.com
  • medium intervene on leaves picked from the ground
  • maximum dimensions 300 x 400 mm | 11.8 x 15.7 in

  • We must cultivate our garden

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Kunsthaus Stove
  • submission address Meerkultur e.V. | c/o Kunsthaus Stove | Mühlenstrasse 12 | 23974 Stove | Germany
  • info kunsthaus-stove.de
  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 235 x 125 mm | 9.3 x 4.9 in

  • Witches

  • due date
    2020-08-31
    // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-05 > 2020-09-09
  • show address Église de Cayac | 1 rue de Chartrèze | 33170 Gradignan | France
  • submission address Lettres & Images | 5 rue de Mandavit | 33170 Gradignan | France
  • description

    From the repulsive image of the old, ugly and nasty woman in fairy tales, to the tens of thousands of women who were burned and tortured to death during the "witch hunts", passing by those of modern times using this symbol in a political and spiritual process ...

    What is your representation of the witch?

    Tremble, the witches are back!

  • extra

    Only works dealing with the theme and with decor, address and stamp on the same side will be exhibited.

  • curator Laurence Bucourt
  • info lettresetimages33@gmail.com
  • info artpostal-sorcieres.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • AMÉRICA LATINA

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 24 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • show address Biblioteca Pública Municipal "Prof. Ernesto Manoel Zink" | Brasil
  • submission address Biblioteca Pública Municipal "Prof. Ernesto Manoel Zink" | a/c Suze Elias | Avenida Benjamin Constant n.1633 | Centro Campinas – SP | CEP 13010-142 | Brasil
  • info bosko55@hotmail.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • BUG Mail Art Show

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 24 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-07-25 > 2020-09-01
  • show address digitalmailart.blogspot.com
  • submission address cliyok@post.com
  • curator Mick Boyle
  • info cliyok@post.com
  • info digitalmailart.blogspot.com
  • medium 800*800 pixels *.jpg
  • maximum submissions 1

  • Fantastic Herbarium

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 24 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Florence | Italy
  • submission address Bandini Fabrizio | Via Boito, 9 | 50018 Scandici (Firenze) | Italy
  • description

    Drawing a great invented herbarium, a hymn to the imagination that plays with nature.A project inspired by the botanical herbarium volumes of the past to create one made up of new figures architectures and imaginary taxonomies.


  • extra

    Exhibition to be held on 2021 ... further notices soon.

    According to the success of the project it is possible that a paper publication is also produced in a volume. Postcards after the show will remain at my studio filed as “Fantastic Herbarium Project”, no return will be provided. The images will not have any other type of use if not the purpose of the project itself.

  • curator Fabrizio Bandini
  • info fbandini71@gmail.com
  • kid friendly
  • medium no digital media
  • maximum dimensions 250 x 180 mm | 9.8 x 7.1 in

  • ICTUS

  • due date
    2020-09-01
    // 24 day(s) left for submission
  • show address mailartictus.blogspot.com
  • submission address Miguel Jimenez - El Taller de Zenón | C/ Virgen de la Guia 1, 4ºC | ES-41008 Sevilla | España
  • description

    ICTUS is the leading cause of Acquired Brain Damage (DCA). On the other hand, on October 29, the World Day to Fight against Stroke (ACV) is commemorated.

    In rehabilitation, after two months of a Stroke, the "Taller de Zenón" has decided to request the collaboration of all the mailartists in the world and their grain of sand for recovery.

  • curator Miguel Jimenez - El Taller de Zenón
  • info mailartictus.blogspot.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 148 x 105 mm | 5.8 x 4.1 in

  • MareArte

  • theme Oceans

  • due date
    2020-09-12
    // 35 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-12 > 2020-09-12
  • show address Bonola Library | Milano | Italy
  • submission address DIEGO RACCONI | Via Ungatti 12 | 20030 Senago (Mi) | Italy
  • description

    The "MareArte" project was born from an idea of the artist DIEGO RACCONI as a collective artistic initiative of works in small format, traveling through the postal system. The works of different artists from different regions and from foreign countries focus on the varied relationship between Man and the Sea. Art can represent a valid awareness tool, through which to send a message to the community, stimulating virtuous behaviors and recalling the ancient customs and traditions of our countries. The numerous participation of the artists in the project led to continue the initiative through the creation of a traveling exhibition associated with a solidarity initiative, giving a implication of concrete help towards external environmental non-profit associations, which they dedicate themselves to the recovery of marine animals. The exhibition is structured through an installation and is presented during thematic events and manifestations, in collaboration with organizations and institutions that promote the various stages. The initiative, whose participation is free, is open to all artists who wish to send their message through their sensitivity, creativity, inventiveness and artistic originality by donating a small work of their own, sharing the philosophy and purpose of the initiative. All the works transferred for the initiative will become permanently part of the historical-cultural archive of the initiative, structuring over time an ever richer and wider collection of artists who love the sea.

  • curator DIEGO RACCONI
  • info diego.racconi@libero.it
  • info marearte.jimdofree.com
  • required dimensions 140 x 140 mm | 5.5 x 5.5 in

  • ATC - cards

  • due date
    2020-09-15
    // 38 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Tymutopiyapres | Lviv, Ukraine
  • submission address ATC - cards | Lubomyr Tymkiv | Sadivnycha 19/1, | 79038, Lviv, Ukraine
  • info tymutopiyapres.blogspot.com
  • required dimensions 64 x 89 mm | 2.5 x 3.5 in

  • Mail Art 2020

  • due date
    2020-09-15
    // 38 day(s) left for submission
  • show address mailart2020.blogspot.com
  • submission address Thierry Tillier | Vukovarska 37 | Vis 21480 | Croatie
  • curator Thierry Tillier
  • info mailart2020.blogspot.com

  • Joyful adoration

  • due date
    2020-09-17
    // 40 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Diana Akumu | PO Box 2771 00100 | Nairobi | Kenya
  • curator Diana Akumu
  • medium postcard

  • GREECE GOT MAIL: a letter to the refugee camps

  • due date
    2020-09-18
    // 41 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Tessy Morelli | rua maria pia 66 r/c d.to | 1350-211 LISBON | Portugal
  • description

    The idea is simple, what would you send if you could get in touch with someone currently stuck in one of the settlements?

  • curator Tessy Morelli
  • info facebook.com/meetyourmood

  • Adjusting

  • due date
    2020-09-20
    // 43 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-09-25 > 2020-10-04
  • show address The Courthouse Gallery | Kinvara, County Galway | Ireland
  • submission address Adjusting | c/o The Extra Room | Keanes Garden Centre | Kilcolgan, Co. Galway | Ireland
  • curator Darryl Vance & Not Over Yet
  • info darryl@darrylvance.com
  • maximum dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • Creativity and the Impact of Environmental Crisis

  • due date
    2020-09-20
    // 43 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-25 > 2020-10-25
  • show address The Courthouse | Kinvara, County Galway | Ireland
  • submission address Adjusting | c/o The Extra Room | Keanes Garden Centre | Kilcolgan, Co. Galway | Ireland
  • curator Darryl Vance
  • info darryl@darrylvance.com
  • info facebook.com/groups/178384583496693
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in

  • ALBENE

  • theme THE LAST SUPPER

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show address ALBANIAN EMBASSADY | Hoge Nieuwstraat 2 | 2514 EL Den Haag | The Netherlands
  • submission address ALBENE" Mail Art Project | LEO REIJNDERS - THE CLOUDKNITTER Bouwensstraat 9 | 2140 Borgerhout | Belgium
  • curator Leo Reijnders

  • ASYMMETRY MAILART

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show address kozymail.blogspot.com
  • submission address Kemal Ozyurt | P.K.407 Sirkeci PTT | Fatih 34115 Istanbul | TURKEY
  • curator Kemal Ozyurt
  • info kozymail.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Día Mundial de los animales

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • show address Argentina
  • submission address Leonor Arnao | calle 66 nº820 1º A e/ 11 y 12 | CP 1900 La Plata | Bs.As. Argentina
  • curator Leonor Arnao
  • info leoaliar@yahoo.com.ar
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Hans Hess

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-12-31
  • show address Art Cellar | Germany
  • submission address Marlies Steinau | Am Bruckenberg, 5 | D-08340 Schwarzenberg | 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
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • International Student Art Exhibition 2020

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-12-22 > 2020-12-29
  • show address City Hall, Hong Kong
  • submission address Hong Kong Society for Education in Art | Room L3-05D | JCCAC | 30 Pak Tin Street | Shek Kip Mei | Kowloon | Hong Kong
  • description

    The International Student Art Exhibition is part of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Education Festival (HKVAEF), which is held annually by the Hong Kong Society for Education in Art (HKSEA). The theme of this year's exhibition is "Mail Art". We really look forward to your post, especially after so many months of worldwide self-isolation. Students from kindergarten to high school outside Hong Kong are welcome to join. No participation fee required!

  • info vincentwang@hksea.org.hk
  • info hksea.org.hk/mail-art
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 150 x 200 mm | 5.9 x 7.9 in
  • minimum dimensions 90 x 140 mm | 3.5 x 5.5 in

  • Mail Art Book Project

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address ASIA ROTA | via Marsala, 3 | 35123 Padova (PD) | ITALIA
  • extra

    Received artwork will be part of a book on mailart history and role.


  • MOTHER story in a box, a frame

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2019-12-01 > 2019-12-31
  • show address KunstSalon Kasteel Daelenbroeck Herkenbosch | The Netherlands
  • submission address Carmen Heemels | Dr. Biermansstraat 23 | 6075 AR Herkenbosch | The Netherlands
  • info facebook.com/KunstSalonKasteelDaelenbroeck
  • required dimensions 180 x 270 mm | 7.1 x 10.6 in

  • NEW YORK – BIG APPLE VI :: MAIL ART SHOW

  • due date
    2020-09-30
    // 53 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-11-01 > 2020-11-30
  • show address New York Public Library | Hudson Park Branch | USA
  • submission address The New York Boyer Foundation | New York Big Apple I Project | 161 Prince Street, Suite 2 | New York NY 10012-5338 | USA
  • info newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com
  • maximum dimensions 220 x 280 mm | 8.7 x 11 in

  • The Unleashed TheARTre

  • due date
    2020-10-01
    // 54 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address EDITION JANUS | E. Janke | Scholosstr. 8 | 13507 Berlin | Germany
  • curator E. Janke

  • Da zero all’infinito – dalla Galassia all’Universo

  • due date
    2020-10-15
    // 68 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-12-01 > 2020-12-31
  • show address Bendandi House Museum | Italy
  • submission address Casa Museo Bendandi | Via Manara, 17 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italia
  • extra

    The postcards arrived by the end of April will be also exhibited in another event at Palazzo Esposizioni in Faenza from the 9th to 23rd May 2020.

  • curator Dr. Paola Pescerelli Lagorio
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Team of Geese

  • due date
    2020-10-20
    // 73 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-11-15 > 2021-11-15
  • show address Gansaral | St Demóstenes 885 | São Paulo SP | Brasil
  • submission address Atelier Art and Book | St Irineu Geraldi 503 | zip code 13930-000 | Serra Negra São Paulo | Brasil
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Cruz-Diez Kinetic Art / Op Art

  • due date
    2020-10-31
    // 84 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Espacio 2C Arte Contemporáneo | Asociación Cultural | Spain
  • submission address Cruz-Diez Mailart Call 2020 | Tulio Peraza/Espacio 2C | Centro Cultural Aldea Blanca | Calle La Valeria s/n | Aldea Blanca 38628 | Tenerife | España
  • curator Tulio Peraza & Begonia Matamoros
  • info espacio2c@gmail.com
  • info cruz-diez-mailartcallspain2020.blogspot.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Send Me Nude Letters

  • due date
    2020-10-31
    // 84 day(s) left for submission
  • show address sendmenudeletters.com
  • submission address Romeo Traversa | Via Mac Mahon 86 | 20155 Milano | Italy
  • description

    The imaginary of technology-mediated sex (dick picks, "send me nudes" memes, AirDrop, widespread porn, etc.), gender violence and finally the great theme of nude – both academic and daily, personal.

  • curator Romeo Traversa, Rebecca Nerini
  • info sendmenudeletters@sendmenudeletters.com​​​​​​​
  • info sendmenudeletters.com
  • medium digital or analogical
  • maximum submissions 3

  • Amanita Bunker #7

  • theme Amanita mushroom political party

  • due date
    2020-11-01
    // 85 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2020-11-13 > 2020-11-15
  • show address Alcaide, Fundão | Portugal
  • submission address ZETAVARES #AMANITABUNKER | AV ENG ADELINO AMARO DA COSTA 813 A2C | 3460 592 TONDELA PORTUGAL
  • description

    At this 2020’s edition, the Amanita Bunker exhibition returns to the streets of this small village reinforcing the artistic bombings of the previous editions. Authors are invited to create artwork regarding the requested theme and join the yearly Mushroom Festival.

    Amanita Bunker, wears robes of a fictional political party. The Amanites manifest themselves and demand distinction and promise improvements on the village. In the form of stickers, pins, posters, slogans, political propaganda and other equally ridiculous but serious paraphernalia ... artists are invited to participate by sending works that will eventually be scattered through the streets in the form of propaganda.

  • extra

    we do ask you to add somewhere on the artwork or address, the hashtag #AMANITABUNKER

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata & zetavares
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info amanitabunker.yzonk.com

  • POSTAL OUTLIERS

  • due date
    2020-11-01
    // 85 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-02-28
  • show address Boise State University’s SUB Fine Arts Gallery | Idaho | USA
  • submission address Postal Outliers Exhibition | c/o Fonda Portales, University Curator | Boise State University | 1910 University Drive MS 1335 | Boise, Idaho 83725-1335 | USA
  • required file POSTAL OUTLIERS // PDF
  • 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

  • WE ARE HUMAN FABRIC

  • due date
    2020-11-01
    // 85 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Pasage Vásquez | 542 department 3 | Postal Code 7000 Tandil | Province of Buenos Aires | Argentina
  • info patcastillo16@gmail.com
  • maximum submissions 3
  • maximum dimensions 150 x 200 mm | 5.9 x 7.9 in
  • minimum dimensions 130 x 180 mm | 5.1 x 7.1 in

  • Artist Matter #2: Mail Art for Future

  • theme mail art & visual poetry

  • due date
    2020-12-01
    // 115 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Artist Matter | C/o Hans Braumüller | Marktstrasse 138 | D-20357 Hamburg | Germany
  • info braumueller@crosses.net
  • info artistmatter.crosses.net
  • medium black and white

  • I see I see .. you can not see | I spy with my little eye

  • due date
    2020-12-01
    // 115 day(s) left for submission
  • show address KunstSalon Kasteel Daelenbroeck Herkenbosch | The Netherlands
  • submission address Carmen Heemels | Dr. Biermansstraat 23 | 6075 AR Herkenbosch | The Netherlands
  • curator Carmen Heemels
  • info facebook.com/KunstSalonKasteelDaelenbroeck
  • required dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Pandas

  • due date
    2020-12-02
    // 116 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Yao Yan Hong | 07B, Huayue Pavilion | Bao Luxury Court | Baoan District 24 | Shenzhen, Guangdong | Postal Code: 518133 | China
  • curator Yao Yan Hong
  • info honghong.us

  • Chácara

  • due date
    2020-12-10
    // 124 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Fernanda Antoñana | Ferreyra Norte 567 (PROCREAR) | Santa Rosa, La Pampa CP 6300 | Argentina
  • description

    Choose a word at random and create something with it. Let's see what it will end up to be.

  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 2nd electronic call for Experimental Poetry Procedimentum 2021

  • theme color fragrances

  • due date
    2020-12-15
    // 129 day(s) left for submission
  • show address revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • submission address pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • extra

    A multimedia catalogue will be published in PDF format as an annex to number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum. Number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum will be published in January 2021.

  • curator Pedro Pablo Gallardo Montero
  • info pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • info revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • medium A5 or A4. Audio files in WAV. Video. Digital in jpeg in high resolution 400 dpi. The duration of the audio files and videos, will not exceed 2 minutes.
  • maximum submissions 2

  • 5th electronic call for Postal Art Procedimentum 2021

  • theme album "Críptico” by David Ramos y Arín Dodó

  • due date
    2020-12-15
    // 129 day(s) left for submission
  • show address revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • submission address pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • required file 5th electronic call for Postal Art Procedimentum 2021 // PDF
  • extra

    LISTON ALBUM AT » https://plustimbre.bandcamp.com/album/cr-ptico

    A multimedia catalogue will be published in PDF format as an annex to number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum. Number 10 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum will be published in January 2021.

  • curator Pedro Pablo Gallardo Montero
  • info pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • info revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • medium A5 or A4. Audio files in WAV. Video. Digital in jpeg in high resolution 400 dpi. The duration of the audio files and videos, will not exceed 2 minutes.
  • maximum submissions 2

  • Friendship

  • due date
    2020-12-20
    // 134 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Mark & Coleen | 4220 87th St. | Urbandale, IA 50322 | United States
  • curator Mark Rossmiller
  • info blessed.is.mary@gmail.com

  • 3rd "Estoy acá para vos"

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show address facebook.com/artecorreo2018
  • submission address Ecco Salud | Calle 9 nº1213 PISO 2 | Depto. 17 | CP 1900 La Plata | Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • curator Patricia Pevé
  • info patriciapeve@hotmail.com
  • info facebook.com/estoyacaparavos
  • maximum dimensions 150 x 200 mm | 5.9 x 7.9 in
  • minimum dimensions 130 x 180 mm | 5.1 x 7.1 in

  • ALPHAMAIL

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address AlphaMail | PO BOX 112 | CAMBY IN 46113 | ​USA
  • description

    What does it mean to be a man? What is masculinity?

    How does one become a man?

    How much of being a man is physical? Biological? Social? Psychological?

    How are men today different from their ancestors?

    How do men think? Feel? Act? Talk?

    Answer any of these questions with your art, or just send something manly.

    Open to everyone, male or otherwise.

  • info majormailart.weebly.com

  • LET YOUR MIND TRAVEL

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Jovers / let your mind travel | Lingestraat 2 | 6826AL Arnhem | The Netherlands
  • curator Jolanda Verstegen
  • info jolanda.vers@gmail.com
  • info jovers.nl
  • medium artwork must be made directly on the envelope
  • maximum dimensions 324 x 229 mm | 12.8 x 9 in

  • Mailart Correspondence

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-07-01 > 2021-12-31
  • submission address *Fluxus Post* | PO BOX 45 | Norval, ON | L0P 1K0 | Canada
  • description

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


  • NO PLASTIC

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-02-01 > 2021-02-28
  • show address Spain
  • submission address Carlos Botana | C/. Javier López López, 11 PORTAL 2 - 3ºE | 15009 A Coruña, España
  • curator Carlos Botana
  • info facebook.com/carlosbotanaartepostal
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Post-It for Hong Kong

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Urbandale IA 50322 | USA
  • submission address Mark Rossmiller | 4220 87th Street | Urbandale IA 50322 | USA
  • description

    Asking for Post-It notes with art or writing addressing human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.

    Post-It notes will be affixed to the walls in and around my home, with periodic documentation on the web and on Facebook.

  • curator Mark Rossmiller
  • medium post-it

  • Postcards

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Austin, Texas | USA
  • submission address Josh Ronsen | Post Card Show | 2001 Brentwood St. | Austin TX 78757 USA
  • description

    I am planning on having an exhibit in Austin, Texas of all the Mail Art post cards I have received over the years. I don't know exactly when or where this will be. But if you would like your unique post card to be in the show, send to me.

    I will send you a handmade post card in return after the show. After a long illness where I haven't done much visual art, I am finishing up dozens of started projects.

  • curator Josh Ronsen
  • info facebook.com/joshronsen

  • SpaceWhale

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show address sergioplanet.com
  • submission address SpaceWhale | 7700 Northcross Dr. #9594 | Austin, TX. 78757 | USA
  • curator Sergio R. Samayoa
  • info sergioplanet.com

  • The CAT

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show address thecatmailart.blogspot.com
  • submission address the cat. c/o dystatic | po box 20083 rpo beverly | edmonton, ab canada | t5w 5e6
  • info dystatic@gmail.com
  • info thecatmailart.blogspot.com

  • The Golden Twenties

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Espacio 2C Arte Contemporáneo | Asociación Cultural | Spain
  • submission address Golden Twenties | Tulio Peraza/Espacio 2C | Centro Cultural Aldea Blanca | Calle La Valeria s/n | Aldea Blanca 38628 | Tenerife | España
  • curator Tulio Peraza & Begonia Matamoros
  • info espacio2c@gmail.com
  • info thegoldentwenties2020.blogspot.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • The New International Mail Art-Call 2018/20

  • due date
    2020-12-31
    // 145 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Gesamtkunstwerk c/o Rainer Wieczorek | ReuterstraBe 85 | 12053 Berlin | 030/ 61 3456 2 | Germany
  • info rainerwieczorek.de
  • medium technology free

  • Mail Art: "Art is…."

  • ⚠ All rights of the submitted artworks will be transferred to Atelier MaMuK.

  • theme Your position about art. „ART is…“

  • due date
    2021-01-01
    // 146 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-01-31 > 2021-01-31
  • show address Art Fair arte-sono 2021 | Stuttgart | Germany
  • submission address Marion Musch | Friedhofstr. 29 | D-70794 Filderstadt | Germany
  • info atelier@mamuk.de
  • info mamuk.de
  • kid friendly

  • I Think About Mail Art

  • theme Please tell us, what do you think about in general!

  • due date
    2021-01-31
    // 176 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-03-01 > 2022-03-31
  • show address Germany
  • submission address Offene BehindertenArbeit | Mail Art Group | Obere StraBe 18 | D-97421 Scweinfurt | Germany
  • info i-think-about-mail-art.blogspot.com

  • Year of the RAT 2020

  • due date
    2021-02-11
    // 187 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Our Little Flowers | 4220 87th Street | Urbandale, IA 50322 | United States
  • info blessed.is.mary@gmail.com

  • COPY / PASTE

  • theme printing and reproduction techniques within mailart

  • due date
    2021-02-28
    // 204 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-04-01 > 2021-04-30
  • show address FACE - Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho | Portugal
  • submission address MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | #COPYPASTE | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300 181 PORTO 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
  • maximum dimensions 190 x 280 mm | 7.5 x 11 in

  • Burning Of Books

  • theme Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

  • due date
    2021-03-31
    // 235 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-05-16 > 2021-05-16
  • show address Lange Kunstnacht | D-73342 Bad Ditzenbach | Germany
  • submission address Mail Art - Burning Of Books | Schillerstraße 2 | D-73312 Geislingen/Steige | 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.

  • extra

    Exhibition in May 2021 during "Long Art Night“ Bad Ditzenbach. Aabout 1500 visitors and later, more places to come.

  • curator Peter Schubert
  • info peter@auvikogue.org
  • info gxggxxg.wordpress.com
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 105 x 148 mm | 4.1 x 5.8 in

  • Jorge Daniel Catalogna invites

  • due date
    2021-09-21
    // 409 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Jorge Daniel Catalogna
  • submission address Jorge Daniel Catalogna | 137th street n 1827 between 18 and 19 Berazategui | province of Bs. AS | ARGENTINA C.P. (1884)
  • extra

    mounted on 21 x 21 cm cardboard

  • required dimensions 180 x 120 mm | 7.1 x 4.7 in

  • Tristan Da Cunha is an Island Far Far Away

  • due date
    2024-02-28
    // 1299 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2024-02-28 > 2025-02-26
  • show address Post Office & Philatelic Bureau | Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ | South Atlantic Ocean
  • submission 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

  • Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

    ? what's the deal with www.mailart.pt

    like it or not, www.mailart.pt lists all active mailart open calls sorted out by due date, as well as exhibitions, artists and links of interest ... but it may end up being much more

    only after starting this listing, at 01_august_2018, i did realized the extraordinary amount of new open calls coming up all the time ... almost 20 new ones per month! and that's only those that i can grasp... from automatic bot searches, constant research, direct emailing and from those special people that keep me updated on what is going on on the mail art community


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