Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

21 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


VI Exposición Internacional de Arte Postal en Avilés «el aire»

  • due date 2021-10-31 // 9 day(s) left for submission
  • theme air
  • show 2021-12-01 > 2021-12-31
  • show address Palacio de Valdecarzana | Avilés | Asturias | Spain
  • submission address VI Exposición Internacional de Arte Postal en Avilés «el aire» | Palacio de Valdecarzana | Calle del Sol, 1 | 33402 Avilés . Asturias | España
  • extra

    Check the entire rules on the provided website.

    CORREOS Filatelia will issue a stamp with one of the postal works selected among all those received for the VI

    International Exhibition of Postal Art in Avilés, with the slogan «the air», and which will be put into circulation in the

    VII edition of 2022.

  • curator Ricardo Fernández
  • info avilescultura@gmail.com
  • info mailchi.mp/59622ed96fc7/call-sixth-mail-art-the-air-arte-postal-sexta-convocatoria-el-aire

  • You.Me.We.All believe in Fluxus

  • due date 2021-10-31 // 9 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Mail Art | Schllerstrasse 2 | 73312 Geislingen/Steige | Germany
  • curator Peter Schubert
  • info gxggxxg.wordpress.com
  • medium must be on post-it's

  • Freedom!

  • due date 2021-11-14 // 23 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-09-26 > 2021-11-14
  • show address Lindenau-Museum Altenburg | Germany
  • submission address Lindenau-Museum Altenburg | Hillgasse 15 | D-04600 Altenburg | Germany
  • description

    Wolf-Rehfeldt is known for her typewritings, which she produced with a typewriter.

    By mail, she sent print-engraved copies of these works, some collaged and overdrawn, to friends.

    and acquaintances all over the world. This mail art gave her the possibility of free artistic creation and

    communication on an international level. The idea of an artistic exchange, conceived during the Cold War,

    across borders of all kinds is experiencing a new edition in Altenburg. The basic motif of her work was intellectual and social freedom, the meaning of which must be redefined in view of new challenges in the 21st century.​

  • curator Anna Ebert
  • info info@wohlrab-verlag.de

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No56. Hidak / Bridges

  • due date 2021-11-30 // 39 day(s) left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • 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
  • maximum submissions 1

  • Call For Mail Art

  • due date 2021-11-30 // 39 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-12-15 > 2022-01-15
  • show address ydart.exout.net/mailart.html
  • submission address Akiko Yada | 5th Floor, Ariyama Bldg. | 5-2-14 Nishi-Ikebukuro | Toshima-ku, Tokyo 1710021 | JAPAN
  • curator Akiko Yada
  • info yadamaniart@gmail.com
  • info ydart.exout.net/mailart.html
  • kid friendly
  • medium max thickness of 1.2 inches
  • maximum dimensions 148 x 210 mm | 5.8 x 8.3 in

  • 6th electronic call for Postal Art Procedimentum 2022

  • due date 2021-12-15 // 54 day(s) left for submission
  • theme musical work of Victor Nubla
  • show address revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • submission address pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • extra

    LISTEN ARTWORK AT » https://nubla.bandcamp.com/music

    A multimedia catalog will be published in PDF format as an annex to number 11 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum. Number 11 of the Magazine-fanzine Procedimentum will be published in January 2022.

  • curator Pedro Pablo Gallardo Montero
  • info pedropablogallardo1@gmail.com
  • info revista-fanzineprocedimentum.com
  • medium A5 or A4 / video and *.wav up to 2 minutes / *.jpg 400 dpi
  • maximum submissions 2

  • TODAY I SENT A BANANA TO RAY JOHNSON FOR THE 59TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF VENICE 2022

  • due date 2021-12-15 // 54 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-04-30 > 2022-08-28
  • show address Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Gallery of Salerno | Italy
  • submission address GIOVANNI BONANNO | BONGIANI MUSEUM OF ART | Via S. Calenda, 105 | D 84126 SALERNO (SA) | Italy
  • required file TODAY I SENT A BANANA TO RAY JOHNSON FOR THE 59TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF VENICE 2022 // ZIP
  • curator Sandro Bongiani
  • info bongianimuseum@gmail.com
  • info collezionebongianiartmuseum.it
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • III 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • due date 2021-12-18 // 57 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-12-30 > 2021-12-30
  • show address fineartpuertorico.com
  • submission address Juanita Cruz | P.O. Box 586 | San Antonio, PR 00690 | Caribbean | USA
  • curator Juanita Cruz
  • info juanitacruz.artist@yahoo.com
  • info fineartpuertorico.com
  • maximum dimensions 130 x 180 mm | 5.1 x 7.1 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • 4th "Estoy acá para vos"

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • show address facebook.com/estoyacaparavos
  • submission address Ecco Salud | Calle 9 nro 1213 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

  • ARTIST’S BOOKS

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address DIMITRA PAPATHEODOROU | P.O. Box 3019 | 23 Zaimi street | 26110 Patra | GREECE
  • curator DIMITRA PAPATHEODOROU
  • info facebook.com/demipapatheodorou

  • Lies My Family Tell

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Lies My Family Tell | PO BOX 132 | Bath, Ohio 44210 | USA
  • info theintrovertedpost@gmail.com
  • info theintrovertedpost.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Mail Art – Deaf/taub

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Germany
  • submission address Renate Blaes | Am Steig 11 | D-86938 Schondorf | Germany
  • description

    Everyone involved with the topic of deafness is invited to take part.

  • curator Renate Blaes
  • info info@renateblaes.de
  • info renateblaes.de/blog
  • kid friendly

  • MailTrainArt

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • theme train
  • submission address MailTrainArt | Paulo Teles a.k.a BroTTas | Rua Eng Mário Costa Nº 22 2º Esq | 2330-153 Entroncamento | Portugal
  • description

    For almost two centuries the train was much more than a means of transport traveling between books, music, pictures, films, and utopias. It was the industrial revolution that put the train on the tracks.

    The steam engine and the need to transport more and more cargo and people took the creation of the first train in 1825. In Portugal, the train would arrive thirty years later with the connection between Lisbon and Carregado.

    The train is also an important element of the culture of the industrial world, even appearing as a centerpiece in the futuristic manifesto published in 1909. The locomotive is the symbol of the path to the future.

    In literature, we can find the train on the pages of Georges Simenon, Agatha Christie, or Eça de Queiroz, among others. In the music of Zeca Afonso, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, or Bob Dylan you can also hear the rhythms of the train.

    The train is also a centerpiece in many films, so much so that one of the first films shown by the Lumière brothers showed the arrival of one of them at a station. They are proof that the train can travel far beyond it's rails ...

    Now i want the train enter in MailArt

  • curator Paulo Teles a.k.a BroTTas
  • info https://brottasart.wixsite.com/brottasart/mailtrainart

  • Paint Your Own Mail Art Masterpiece

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-02-28 > 2022-02-28
  • submission address Jennifer Weigel | 1207 N. Walnut St. | Newton, KS 67114 | USA
  • required file Paint Your Own Mail Art Masterpiece // JPG
  • description

    This call is for the second Paint-Your-Own Masterpieces video, to be posted on the project's blog. Submissions are due on December 31 2021, or before, for inclusion in the video. You must start or include the original image of the Mona Lisa paint-by-number in some way - the video experience is meant to be an evolving image so consistency is needed. Pieces that do not include the Mona Lisa paint-by-number will not be included in the video but will appear on the blog, as well as any late arrivals.

  • curator Jennifer Weigel
  • info pyomailartmasterpiece.blogspot.com

  • TAOYS The art of your sketchbooks

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • show address taoys.blogspot.com
  • submission address v.kab9@list.ru
  • curator Виталий Маклаков
  • info v.kab9@list.ru
  • info taoys.blogspot.com
  • medium at least 300 dpi digital file

  • thank you

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Turku 22-2-69 | Saint-Petersburg, 192241 | Russia
  • curator Alevtina Grinmiris
  • info mailartrussia@gmail.com

  • THE CAT

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 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
  • curator dystatic
  • info thecatmailart.blogspot.com

  • Viseu Garden - City

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 70 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Museu Quinta da Cruz | Estrada de São Salvador | 3510-784 São Salvador | Viseu PORTUGAL
  • submission address Museu Quinta da Cruz | #viseucidadejardim | 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 Mail Art project promotes the democratic participation of artistic practices, through the reactivation of an expression that had its peak, in an alternative way to the conventional means of art exhibitions, in the 60s / 70s. Annually, an international open call is created and an exhibition is held with the received artwork.

    It furthermore legitimates, that artistic production is a preponderant expression for the creation of dialogue spaces, places of "rupture", reinvention and boldness. Through this call, the transformative, inclusive and participatory role of art is implicit. The route of these works is interpreted and intervened throughout this postal journey. More than an annual call, this project claims a model of collaborative work with the goal of constituting and giving visibility to collections of this nature.

    In 2021, VISEU values natural attributes and the relationship with the “environment”. The IV OPEN CALL is directed to the theme VISEU Garden - City.

    We launch an invitation to artists and to everyone else interested in Mail Art to send their artwork and join in the IV Edition of this open call. Only artwork received by traditional snail mail will be displayed. We hope to receive drawings, collages, stamps, visual poetry, among others, at Quinta da Cruz - Contemporary Art Center of Viseu.


    • Only one side of the artwork will be displayed.

    • Artwork considered obscene or offensive will be excluded.

    • All artwork, even those received after the deadline, will integrate the Quinta da Cruz Museum collection and may be exhibited at future Mail Art events.

    • Artwork received after the submission deadline will not be part of the current open call.

    • All artists are kindly requested to provide, by email or traditional snail mail, the following information for means of public display: artist > profile picture | name | brief bio | email address | website | address // artwork > title | media details | brief text

    • All received content will also be displayed online at the digital platform www.quintadacruz.yzonk.com.

    • During the exhibition, we will promote workshops entitled "Give and Receive" where artistic objects inspired by the received artwork will be created, with the purpose of being randomly offered to the public that visits this exhibition and / or sent to participating artists.

    • Artists who do not wish to disclose private information, such as name or postal address, should not include them in their correspondence.

    • If sending from abroad we advise you to add the words "SEM VALOR COMERCIAL" to avoid customs delay.

    • No return | No jury | Free technique

  • extra

    precise exhibition date to be set further on

    this project has YZONK’s and Monsenhor enVide neFelibata’s support

  • curator QUINTA DA CRUZ - Museu de Arte Contemporânea
  • info quintadacruz@cmviseu.pt
  • info quintadacruz.yzonk.com
  • kid friendly
  • medium 2D
  • maximum dimensions 200 x 280 mm | 7.9 x 11 in

  • SPACE FARM

  • due date 2022-01-01 // 71 day(s) left for submission
  • show address space-farm.blogspot.com
  • submission address Cat and Rat | 25 Ninfield Rd | Manchester | M23 2ZG | England
  • curator cat and rat
  • info catandratmail@gmail.com
  • info space-farm.blogspot.com

  • Self-care and Care for Others: Mail Art Project

  • due date 2022-01-15 // 85 day(s) left for submission
  • theme Self-care and Care for Others
  • show address Fondazione Pistoletto | Biella | Italy
  • submission address Mail Art ASL BI | Casella Postale 373 | Ufficio Postale Biella Micca – 13900, Biella (BI)
  • curator Dr. Vincenzo Alastra
  • info veronica.rosazzaprin@aslbi.piemonte.it
  • info vocieimmaginidicura.it
  • medium open to all artists over 18 years of age
  • maximum submissions 3
  • required dimensions 150 x 100 mm | 5.9 x 3.9 in

  • MAILART CALL FOR SINGULAR SUBJECT

  • due date 2022-10-01 // 344 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-11-01 > 2022-11-30
  • show address Espace des Inventions | Lausanne
  • submission address E comme Ecriture | Pré-du-Marché 19 | 1004 Lausanne | Switzerland
  • description

    What? Does it go through the mail? Do we have the right to send this?! And even that! Mailart with objects always raises a lot of questions and exclamations. I am calling for a singular object. Sort through your cabinets and send me a more or less flat object that might be exposed! Do not wrap it, please!