Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

16 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


14th Anything Goes, Everything Shows

  • due date 2022-01-30 // 13 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-02-01 > 2022-03-30
  • show address 850 Blue Ridge Rd | Black Mountain | NC 28711 at the Flood Gallery | USA
  • submission address Anything Goes, Everything Shows | attn Carlos | PO Box 9907 | Asheville, NC 28815 | USA
  • curator Carlos Steward
  • info carlos@floodgallery.org
  • info floodgallery.org

  • ART POSTAL D’ARMOR 2022

  • ⚠ there's a jury and it is a contest
  • due date 2022-02-15 // 29 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-03-12 > 2022-03-13
  • show address Saint-Brieuc | France
  • submission address Club Philatélique d’Armor | 34 rue des Merisiers | 22950 TREGUEUX | France
  • required file ART POSTAL D’ARMOR 2022 // PDF
  • curator Club Philatélique d’Armor
  • jury 1
  • kid friendly

  • Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No57. Ajtók / Doorways

  • due date 2022-02-28 // 42 day(s) left for submission
  • show address arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com
  • submission address mma@arnolfini.hu
  • required file Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt No57. Ajtók / Doorways // JPG
  • 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

  • Tribute to Nel Amaro

  • due date 2022-02-28 // 42 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-07-01 > 2022-02-25
  • show address Cuenca | Spain
  • submission address II Call for Postal Art / MAIL ART | MIDECIANT | International Museum of Electrography | Antonio Saura Building | UCLM Campus | C/ Santa Teresa Jornet | s/n 16071 Cuenca Spain
  • info mide@uclm.es
  • info mide.uclm.es
  • maximum dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in

  • letters and/or reading

  • due date 2022-03-30 // 72 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-03-14 > 2022-03-30
  • show address instagram.com/nirethakkatherine
  • submission address Letters Bookshop | 116 West Main St | Durham NC 27701 | USA
  • info katherinebatesruiz@gmail.com
  • info instagram.com/nirethakkatherine
  • maximum dimensions 108 x 152 mm | 4.3 x 6 in
  • minimum dimensions 89 x 127 mm | 3.5 x 5 in

  • FLOPPY DISK

  • due date 2022-04-30 // 103 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Mail Art | Schillerstrasse 2 | 73312 Geislingen/Steige | Germany
  • curator peter schubert
  • info peter@auvikogue.org
  • info gxggxxg.wordpress.com

  • Cloister

  • due date 2022-05-25 // 128 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-06-10 > 2022-07-24
  • show address Klostergalerie Zehdenick | Am Kloster 1 | 16792 Zehdenick | Germany
  • submission address Klostergalerie Zehdenick | Am Kloster 1 | 16792 Zehdenick | Germany
  • description

    On June, 10th in Zehdenick will open a new museum about the 800-year-old cloister. It became in the 16th Century protestant and most parts had been destroyed in the last centuries, so, there are only a few ruins left.

  • curator Dr. Christian Spunk Seipel
  • info klosterscheunezehdenick@gmail.com
  • info klosterscheune-zehdenick.de
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 105 x 148 mm | 4.1 x 5.8 in

  • Green Nuke

  • due date 2022-06-01 // 135 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Green Nuke | via del Favarone 18 | 06100 Perugia | Italia
  • info mail-art@mail-art.it
  • info mail-art.it
  • maximum dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in

  • Pez Blister Mailart Call

  • due date 2022-06-01 // 135 day(s) left for submission
  • show address mydearpez.blogspot.com
  • submission address My Dear Pez | (Fernando Ferreira & Maria João Diogo) | Bairro António Sérgio, Bloco C1 - 2Esq | 3020- 078 Coimbra, Portugal
  • required file Pez Blister Mailart Call // PDF
  • description

    As we are passionate about art, correspondence and PEZ, we thought it would make perfect sense to launch a new mailart call, precisely about PEZ.

  • curator Fernando Ferreira & Maria João Diogo
  • info mydearpez@gmail.com
  • info mydearpez.blogspot.com
  • required dimensions 70 x 210 mm | 2.8 x 8.3 in

  • CONNECTING LANDSCAPE

  • due date 2022-06-15 // 149 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Pelsveld 18 | 3583 Paal (Beringen) | Belgium
  • info connectinglandscape@mail.be
  • medium 250gr to 300gr paper
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Tools For The Shed

  • due date 2022-06-20 // 154 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Michael Leigh, 33 | Shipbrook Road | Rudheath, Cheshire | CW9 7EX. | United Kingdom
  • description

    Go to your garden shed and draw around a tool or small implement. Trace onto a piece of card suitable for making a postcard. Affix collage, drawing, paint, stickers, rubber stamps, etc. (maybe a suitable garden quote?) and send.


  • Eyes

  • due date 2022-06-30 // 164 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-01-01 > 2022-06-30
  • submission address "EYES" c/o Sharon Silverman | P.O. Box 1212 | Haverhill, MA 01831 | USA
  • curator Sharon Silverman
  • maximum dimensions 102 x 152 mm | 4 x 6 in

  • Futurism: 140th Anniversary of the Artist David Burliuk

  • due date 2022-07-01 // 165 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Lebedyn Art Museum | Ukraine
  • submission address Lebedyn Art Museum | postcode 42200 | 17 Volia Square | Lebedyn, Sumy Region | Ukraine
  • curator Aleninskyi Kostiantyn

  • Life is a Cabaret

  • due date 2022-07-31 // 195 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-10-01 > 2022-10-31
  • submission address Life is a Cabaret | Lutz Anders | Mareschstr. 16 | 12055 Berlin | Germany
  • curator Lutz Anders
  • maximum submissions 2
  • maximum dimensions 105 x 148 mm | 4.1 x 5.8 in

  • LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY 2022 Edition

  • due date 2022-09-15 // 241 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2022-10-15 > 2022-10-22
  • show address CARRARA | TUSCANY | ITALY
  • submission address MORICE MARCUSE | VIA VENEZIA 2/A 54033 | CARRARA ITALY
  • info wert2068@gmail.com
  • info iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/MoriceMarcuse
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 100 x 105 mm | 3.9 x 4.1 in

  • MAILART CALL FOR SINGULAR SUBJECT

  • due date 2022-10-01 // 257 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!