Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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12 permanent_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

#40pieces_booklet

  • submission address MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | #yzonk_40pieces | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300 181 PORTO PORTUGAL
  • description

    MailArt & ArtByMail booklet.

    This printed booklet lists mailart and artbymail open calls and is used to promoted the art gender.


    1. create 40 numbered pieces

    2. send to Monsenhor

    3. we’ll “randomly” mail them

    4. get next 5 issues?

    5. repeat

    6. (...)

    7. non-profit

  • extra

    Some of the booklets will be sent to museums, libraries and galleries... mainly a bunch will be sent to other artists.

  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info envidenefelibata.com/40pieces_booklet
  • required submissions 40
  • required dimensions 63 x 63 mm | 2.5 x 2.5 in

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • show address that-golden-afternoon.blogspot.com
  • submission address That Golden Afternoon | Bairro António Sérgio, Bloco C1 - 2Esq | 3020- 078 Coimbra | Portugal
  • description

    A mailart open call get to know other people's views on Lewis Carrol's book Alice in Wonderland.

    To start our blog on one of the most emblematic works of literature, I decided to create a mailart call to get a feel for other people's views on Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland book.

    This initiative has got an exhibition on-line and a traditional one if number of works received justify it.

  • curator Fernando Ferreira
  • info thatgoldenafternoon@gmail.com
  • info that-golden-afternoon.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 3

  • aqui, 'ᴉnbɐ

  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo Silva | Espinho | Portugal
  • submission address MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | #AQUIAQUI | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300 181 PORTO PORTUGAL
  • description

    "aqui, 'ᴉnbɐ" is the latest permanent international exhibition of MailArt and ArtByMail curated by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata. This show is renewed on the 31st of each month and has works done by children and for children.

    This online platform is also a place to check past, present and further events on MailArt & ArtByMail that has or will occur at Espinho, Portugal... or at other partner cities.

  • extra

    open to young artists up to 12 years old

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
  • info bellavgagarin@gmail.com
  • info www.aquiaqui.yzonk.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 190 x 280 mm | 7.5 x 11 in

  • Beard Gallery

  • show address Fulgor Silvi | Italy
  • submission address FULGOR SILVI | VIA PAGINO 1 | 61040 FRONTONE (PU) I | Italy
  • info www.facebook.com/BEARD-Gallery-165240240490813
  • required submissions 10
  • required dimensions 50 x 50 mm | 2 x 2 in

  • Braincell

  • submission address Ryosuke Cohen | 2-5-208 Niihamacho | Ashiya-city Hyogo | 659-0031 Japan
  • description

    Brain Cell is a mail art project begun by Ryosuke Cohen in June 1985. The project is a networked art project where individual artists contribute stamps, stickers, drawings or other images. These are sent through the mail to Cohen, who assembles and prints them as part of each cell. He prints 150 copies (30 x 42 cm) with a small silkscreen system called a Cyclostyle (now out of production). Each participant is mailed a Brain Cell print along with a documentation list of contributors worldwide.

    Cohen keeps a copy for himself. Some of the remaining Brain Cell prints from each edition are assembled into sets of 30 consecutive editions. These set are sent to artists and Mail Art shows around the world.

    Cohen also uses Brain Cell prints in the Fractal Portrait Project (another long running art series by Cohen) and as additions to Mail Art Add and Pass pages.

    New Brain Cell editions are published every eight to ten days. More than nine hundred editions have been published.

    Cohen described the origin of the project's name in 1985: "Well, I'll title my work 'Brain Cell', because the structure of a brain through a microscope looks like the diagram of the Mail Art network. Thousands of Neurons clung and piled up together are just like the Mail Art network, I believe."

    Brain Cell is an art experiment in the vein of networked mail art, where a network expands from A, copied, forwarded and even returned to the originator. This produces a series of cybernetic cells, which can interact in a non-linear order. Brain Cell enlisted over 6,000 contributors from 80 nations between 1985 and 2002.

  • info braincell@k6.dion.ne.jp
  • info www.ryosukecohen.com
  • medium rubber stamps, stickers and similar
  • required submissions 150

  • BREAKTHROUGH

  • submission address ZDNEK SIMA | PECINOV 101 | NOVE STRASECI 27101 | CZECH REPUBLIC
  • description

    Postcard-size MailArt Project.

    We experience many breakthroughs everyday. So why not to express your breakthrough?

  • extra

    Documentation to all.

  • medium 2 dimensional postcard size

  • CIRCULAIRE132

  • submission address CIRCULAIRE132 | PO Box 1 | 210 De La Mer Road | Sainte-Flavie, QC | G0J 2L0 CANADA
  • description

    Zine assembly on postal art generally intended for mailartists to allow the exchange of ideas, to publicize various projects. To participate, send 20 original stamps of artist, ATC, personalized postcards, works of 8cm X 8cm format, poems, advertisements etc ... signed and numbered. A copy of the zine will be sent to each participant who sent 20 originals.

  • info circulaire132.blogspot.com
  • required submissions 20

  • Field Report

  • submission address ReSite | Field Study | P.0.Box 1838 Geelong | VIC 3220 | Australia
  • description

    The Field Report is the annual of Field Study International, produced since 1996 in the form of an assembling book. Artists are invited to create an edition of 100 pages conceived as a ‘Field Study Emanation’. Works include documentations of performances, actions, instructions, manifests, journey works, tracts, rants, reflections and experiments. Each issue contains the work of about fifty artists.

  • extra

    Please note: Apart from Field Study Publications sent as gifts/ exchange, spare copies are also sold to institutions and artist book collectors. Field Study is a non-profit project and all monies raised are ploughed back into the Field for future projects.

    Artists contributing will be sent a copy.

  • curator Field Study International
  • info fluxusstudy@hotmail.com
  • info daviddellafiora.blogspot.com
  • will be sold
  • medium Copies have to be flat and landscape format. Please leave 2cms on the left hand side for the binding.
  • required submissions 100
  • required dimensions 145 x 210 mm | 5.7 x 8.3 in

  • KART - magazine of multiplicity

  • submission address KART | David Dellafiora | PO Box 1838 Geelong | VIC 3220 | Australia
  • description

    KART magazine is an assembling publication promoting artistic and cultural diversity. KART is an ongoing project with no deadlines and work is accepted on a continuing basis. KART is produced in limited editions of 40, each box containing works by 15 artists.

    KART is an on going project and issues will be regularly produced.

    KART is published as a collaboration between GenU- Karingal St Laurence and Field Study International.

  • extra

    Please note: Apart from Field Study Publications sent as gifts/ exchange, spare copies are also sold to institutions and artist book collectors. Field Study is a non-profit project and all monies raised are ploughed back into the Field for future projects.

    Artists contributing will be sent a copy.

  • curator Field Study International
  • info fluxusstudy@hotmail.com
  • info daviddellafiora.blogspot.com
  • will be sold
  • kid friendly
  • medium no poor quality photocopies or offensive material will be accepted
  • required submissions 40
  • maximum dimensions 110 x 160 mm | 4.3 x 6.3 in

  • ReSite

  • submission address ReSite | Field Study | P.0.Box 1838 Geelong | VIC 3220 | Australia
  • required file ReSite // JPG
  • description

    Re – a prefix indicating repetition.

    Site – the place where some activity or event takes place.

    ReSite is a new assembling publication with a difference. All pages are to be conceived as having an element of audience participation or interaction. Works could take the form of scores, instructions, or interventions to be realized by the reader.

  • extra

    Please note: Apart from Field Study Publications sent as gifts/ exchange, spare copies are also sold to institutions and artist book collectors. Field Study is a non-profit project and all monies raised are ploughed back into the Field for future projects.

    Artists contributing will be sent a copy.

  • curator Field Study International
  • info fluxusstudy@hotmail.com
  • info daviddellafiora.blogspot.com
  • will be sold
  • medium Copies have to be flat and landscape format. Please leave 2cms on the left hand side for the binding.
  • required submissions 40
  • required dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • STAMPZINE

  • submission address STAMPZINE | 4508 PLYMOUTH RD | KNOXVILLE, TN 37914 | USA
  • description

    STAMPZINE is an international rubber stamp assembly zine in the Sanizdat tradition compiled by Picasso Gaglione. Picasso has been creating zines in this manner since the late 1970s.

    In order to be included in the issues Picasso requests that you follow these guidelines: for each collection of pages submitted to STAMPZINE.


    1. Please submit 20 individual hand stamped pages 5 inches by 8 inches - US size.

    2. Each page must be hand stamped somewhere on the page. You can use any type of rubber stamp, found stamps, hand carved stamps, commercial or official stamps, body parts, toys or anything that will make an impression with the use of ink.

    3. You can use any color ink on any color paper.

    4. You can create any type background for your piece.

    5. You can combine mediums: watercolor, collage, ink, pencil, acrylic or oil background.

    6. You can stamp a page once or a million times.

    7. Each page can be unique or similar or identical as long as it is hand stamped somewhere on the page.

    8. Please sign and number each page.

    9. It is respectfully requested that any activity connected with the creation of the pages be fun for the artist.


    Editions will be mailed out as they are completed and as finances permit. Monetary donations to defray cost of return postage are always gratefully appreciated.

    Picasso sincerely thanks you -in advance- for you contribution to STAMPZINE.

  • curator Picasso Gaglione
  • required submissions 20
  • required dimensions 127 x 203 mm | 5 x 8 in

  • WIPE // Light-Weight Bookwork

  • submission address WIPE | Field Stydy | PO Box 1838 Geelong | VIC 3220 Australia
  • description

    Send 40 sheets of printed toilet tissue. Open theme and technique, rubber-stamp,ectc.

    No organic materials or traces please.

    On going project, no deadline. Edition made every 20 participants.

    Wipe is a small assembling publication in which toilet paper is the medium. The use of a non-archival, indeed anti-archival medium, is intentional, with the ephemerality and fragility of the medium in sharp contrast with the artistic concern for archival materials. Conceived as a playful lightweight publication to circumvent postage costs, Wipe nods to Duchamp’s urinal and challenges contributors to make work on a medium that is almost anti-art.

    Contributors source their own toilet paper, a source of fascination in itself and a comment on the hygiene practices of different societies. In spite of its intended ephemerality, toilet paper allows rubber stamping, stitching, collaging, and even frottage.

  • extra

    Please note: Apart from Field Study Publications sent as gifts/ exchange, spare copies are also sold to institutions and artist book collectors. Field Study is a non-profit project and all monies raised are ploughed back into the Field for future projects.

    Artists contributing will be sent a copy.

  • curator Field Study International
  • info fluxusstudy@hotmail.com
  • info daviddellafiora.blogspot.com
  • will be sold
  • medium toilet paper
  • required submissions 40
  • maximum dimensions 110 x 140 mm | 4.3 x 5.5 in