⚠ The open call is addressed to visual artists older than 18 years, preferably with an education background in visual arts.
due date 2023-03-31 // 51 day(s) left for submission
show 2023-04-10 > 2023-04-20
show address Drossu Art Gallery
| str. Lapusneanu 7
submission address str. Vasile Lupu 97
| bl.C, sc.B, ap.20
| 700360 Iasi
Indeterminate States is a series of exhibitions and projects aiming for gathering visual artists from different backgrounds. It initiated with an exhibition as the result of a spontaneous cyanotype workshop in Porto, Portugal, in 2020, and ever since, it’s main objective is to bring together various visual approaches starting from technique, interpreting a subject or exploring a specific aspect. Through Mail Art, being constrained by the format of the works, Indeterminate States 5 is looking for single color-based images, regardless of technique (although digital approaches are very welcome). Depending on the number of works received, the team will install the postcards altogether in a polyptych, in April 2023 (@ Drossu Art Gallery in Iasi).
We are currently working on funding for the project, we hope to be able to edit a catalog with all the participants. However, if not printed, all the participants will receive an electronic version of the catalog.
As a starting point for this 5th chapter, I invite artists to reflect upon the concepts of humanity, identity, and the importance of nature. Every interstice and nuance of the mentioned themes are open for representation.
Artwork will be included in an international archive and proposed for other exhibitions. In the event of a new exhibition, the participant artists will be notified.
Please send the postcards to the address above mentioned. Please consider writing your e-mail address on the back of the postcards (in order to receive the digital catalog)
Send only works based on a single color. It may include shades or tones, but we aim for monochromatic.
Fingerprints identify us, distinguish us, reveal us while describing our trail, our path, our wanderings... It seems vital and necessary to pass through this world leaving a positive residue, an essence of our own, an emotional perfume, a particular way of being. Go through this world LEAVING A MARK. Fingerprints, handprints, footprints, heart prints, soul prints... The poet Antonio Machado speaks to us about the unmarked footprints and paths, about the open and shared footprints of our lives, in his remarkable poem: “Walker, they are your footprints / the path and nothing else; / walker, there is no path, the path is made by walking". Let's follow in his footsteps, from ours.
The works received will be part of the assembled, experimental, and rare magazine PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA no. 6, both in its physical edition, limited to 30 non-sale copies, and, mainly, in its online edition: periferiaimaginaria.blogspot.com
curator AYUNTAMIENTO DE MÓSTOLES, Concejalía de Cultura
The artists have to represent a landscape of their city, country, or any place of the world such as they imagine it will be in 2057. It can be something dystopic, fantastic, a wonderful peaceful landscape full of colors, or simply the same as seen today. It could be prophetic or not.
⚠ Works that are ethnically, politically, religiously, or sexually offensive may not be accepted.
due date 2023-07-21 // 163 day(s) left for submission
theme Our new Mail-Art project aims to highlight the role of women in the society of the 21st century and to pay attention to the need for the full affirmation of women in contemporary communities. Civil society must take a stand against any violations of women
⚠ The proceeds from the works sold will be donated to the "OBSERVO APS Association", as a contribution for the construction of a school in Bukoba, northern Tanzania.
due date 2023-08-31 // 204 day(s) left for submission
theme THE WAR - what changed in the world and what changed in you ¿
show 2023-09-02 > 2023-09-02
show address ARTHEKA 32
| Associazione Culturale di Arti Visive
| 00122 Lido di Ostia
| Roma – ITALY
submission address Sergio Guerrini
| Per ARTHEKA 32
| Via della Cacciuta, 64-S
| 00124 Roma – Italia
A postcard for understand what war is and what it means to us. A world gone mad, one tired and old Europe where well-being has made us blind, mean and indifferent to the evils that afflict the poorest and most distant peoples What do you think should be done to ease the pain of others more unfortunate than you?
due date 2023-09-01 // 205 day(s) left for submission
submission address III CONVOCATORIA ARTE POSTAL | MAIL ART
| MIDECIANT. Museo Internacional de Electrografía
| Edificio Antonio Saura, Campus UCLM
| C/ Santa Teresa Jornet, s/n
| 16071 Cuenca, SPAIN
MIDECIANT invites creatives from all over the world and those who want to join the initiative, to participate in the “III MAIL ART CALL. tribute to IBIRICO”. All works received will be part of the Mail Art collection of the International Museum of Electrography, MIDECIANT.
The TAM Rubberstamp Archive will be 40 years old in 2023. Time to create a new rubberstamp to celebrate that. Designs and/or actual prints of special designs are welcome. A special small piece of paper will be printed and distributed for this project. Since a lot goes digital these days, all digital designs are welcome. Documentation will be done in a digital way. The final results that actually make it to a real rubberstamp will be used on the outgoing mail-art. If you are the designer, you can make your own rubberstamp as well and support this celebration.
do consider what [e]mailart is and could be. consider what's the difference between merely sending a simple attachment or image as an email body or otherwise sending a real piece of art that uses all the capacity of what embodies the digital world and the ancient email technology and protocols.
can a mere attachment be considered a work of art? or should we explore something that resides in the body of the email and is changeable and unique and unable to subsist in any other medium than that?
alternatively, you may also submit some words, your point of view on the matter, or even an essay regarding the "digital world vs mailart vs [e]mailart vs art".
any questions regarding the open call should not be sent to us by email as they won't be replied to.
thanks for your contribution. all valid [e]mailart will be gathered and presented primarily on its digital form and support and eventually within a catalog.
for more open calls, please head to www.mailart.pt and check all documentation available.