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

29 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 > 91 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

  • da STAZIONE a STAZIONE

  • show 2020-09-01 > 2020-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 0 day(s) left
  • show address Estación AV | Nápoles-Afragola | ITALIA
  • curator Alfonso Caccavale
  • info acaccavale@alice.it
  • info facebook.com/alfonso.caccavale
  • theme train stations and railroads from your home town or residence

  • Rebirth - International Digital Art Project

  • show 2020-09-01 > 2020-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 0 day(s) left
  • show address Public Library A. Aonzo | Italy
  • info info@sacsarte.net
  • info sacsarte.net
  • medium 700 to 900Kb *.jpg file / name_surname.jpg

  • ReAct for Change

  • show 2020-09-30 > 2020-12-01
  • ongoing exhibition > 31 day(s) left
  • show address 1520 Hialeah Place St. Louis | Mo. 63033 | USA
  • description

    Call for action regarding equality/change in our world currently.

  • curator Elle M. Mercurio-Cherrier
  • info ellemmercurio@gmail.com

  • 1945

  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 0 day(s) left
  • show address Germany
  • theme 75 years ago, end of world war II

  • AMÉRICA LATINA

  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 0 day(s) left
  • show address Biblioteca Pública Municipal "Prof. Ernesto Manoel Zink" | Brasil
  • info bosko55@hotmail.com

  • Día Mundial de los animales

  • show 2020-10-01 > 2020-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 0 day(s) left
  • show address Argentina
  • curator Leonor Arnao
  • info leoaliar@yahoo.com.ar

  • The Abyss

  • show 2020-10-03 > 2020-11-07
  • ongoing exhibition > 7 day(s) left
  • show address Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo e Silva | Espinho, Portugal
  • description

    Monsenhor enVide neFelibata ( YZONK.com ) [ PORTUGAL ] and Corrado Leoni ( LEONIART ) [ ITALY ] prepared a mutual artistic interchange where traditional MailArt and DigitalMedia dive into a melting pot to create the INEDIT Visionary MailArt.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata ( YZONK.com ) [ PORTUGAL ] & Corrado Leoni ( LEONIART )
  • info corra.leoni@gmail.com
  • info theabyss.yzonk.com
  • theme Hold your breath, deep dive into the abyss of your soul…
  • medium Digital collage, Digital art and Digital Manipulation. Artwork that consists 100% of traditional media such as photos, drawings and paintings will be not be allowed. The artwork can also be painted, scanned and digitally manipulated or digitally performed with the addition of some painted part. In both cases the digital elaboration must be predominant.

  • Absurd Mail Art Show

  • show 2020-10-24 > 2020-12-01
  • ongoing exhibition > 31 day(s) left
  • show address digitalmailart.blogspot.com
  • curator Mick Boyle
  • info cliyok@post.com
  • info digitalmailart.blogspot.com
  • medium digital

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

  • show 2020-11-01 > 2020-11-30
  • 1 day(s) left for premier
  • show address New York Public Library | Hudson Park Branch | USA
  • info newyorkboyerfoundation@yahoo.com

  • Amanita Bunker #7

  • show 2020-11-13 > 2020-11-15
  • 13 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Alcaide, Fundão | 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.

  • curator Monsenhor enVide neFelibata & zetavares
  • info info@envidenefelibata.com
  • info amanitabunker.yzonk.com
  • theme Amanita mushroom political party

  • Give me a hand

  • show 2020-11-16 > 2020-12-14
  • 16 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Centro Cultural Villa de Móstoles | Madrid | Spain
  • info periferiaimaginaria@mostoles.es
  • info periferiaimaginaria.blogspot.com
  • medium must use the starter file

  • CoNVoCaZioNe iNTeRNaZioNaLe Di aRTe PoSTaLe // eSSeRCi SeNZa eSSeRCi 2020 (XIII edizione)

  • show 2020-11-28 > 2020-11-29
  • 28 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Officina di arte fotografica e contemporanea | Dada Boom | Viareggio (Lucca) | Italia
  • curator di _guroga & eNZo CoRReNTi con la collaborazione dell’ Officina di arte fotografica e contemporanea Dada Boom Viareggio (Lucca) Italia
  • info enzocorrenti1953@gmail.com
  • info facebook.com/groups/108535735845483
  • kid friendly

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

  • show 2020-12-01 > 2020-12-31
  • 31 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Bendandi House Museum | Italy
  • curator Dr. Paola Pescerelli Lagorio

  • MELISMA's CHRISTMAS

  • show 2020-12-01 > 2020-12-31
  • 31 day(s) left for premier
  • show address CENTRO SAMANTHA | ARPINO (FR) ITALY
  • curator Roberto Orsetti
  • info apro.projects@email.it
  • kid friendly
  • theme CHRISTMAS

  • Viseu 2020 - Light, Camera, Action

  • show 2020-12-17 > 2021-03-21
  • 47 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

  • International Student Art Exhibition 2020

  • show 2020-12-22 > 2020-12-29
  • 52 day(s) left for premier
  • show address City Hall, 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

  • 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • show 2020-12-30 > 2020-12-30
  • 60 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Museo de Arte de Aguadilla y el Caribe, Inc. | Puerto Rico | Caribbean | USA
  • curator Juanita Cruz
  • info juanitacruz.artist@yahoo.com

  • Hans Hess

  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-12-31
  • 62 day(s) left for premier
  • 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
  • 62 day(s) left for premier
  • 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
  • 76 day(s) left for premier
  • 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

  • NO PLASTIC

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

  • COPY / PASTE

  • show 2021-04-01 > 2021-04-30
  • 152 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

  • Burning Of Books

  • show 2021-05-16 > 2021-05-16
  • 197 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.

  • Mailart Correspondence

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

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


  • Team of Geese

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

  • I Think About Mail Art

  • show 2022-03-01 > 2022-03-31
  • 486 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
  • 1215 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
  • 16910 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Guivry | France
  • info insomniesetartpostal.blogspot.com