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SUN and SEA
Sources of Strength
We live in a rather broken world, characterized by environmental destruction and pollution, climatic catastrophes and war conflicts, not to mention the personal and work-related problems that many people have to deal with. We are asking: Where do you get the strength to go through life upright despite all this? What brings you joy, what creates hope and confidence, what puts a smile on your face, what brightens your heart? Whether it is friends or family, art or music, religion or philosophy, sports or meditation, whether it is the smile of your neighbor or the chirping of birds in the morning – whatever makes you strong and powerful, let us know!
We want to focus on the positive and empowering aspects of life, as we need them to survive in this world. We are curious and looking forward to receiving your answer!
Peace on Earth
_Homage to P. Picasso
On the 140th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of the book "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi, in memory of Raffaele Bendandi, a famous earthquake scientist and maker of toys, among which a beautiful representation of the popular puppet stands out.
Frunzensky District libraries in St. Petersburg explores the identity of residents of residential areas and suburbs. How do the residents of the non-center feel? What unites their community? How does the architecture of the center and suburbs differ, and how does it affect the self-consciousness of citizens?We invite you to reflect on the self-identity of urban residents in the mail art project Suburbia.
Mental health's colors
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Our goal is to create a community show where everyone can participate, regardless of their art experience. All ages, creative abilities and cultural experiences are not just welcome but celebrated! Directions for Participation:
Please apply postage directly to artwork. We will begin hanging mail art as it arrives on a rolling basis, and the exhibition will grow! Please do not include a return address if you don’t want your mailing address publicly displayed. All artworks should be original, no photocopies. No racism or violence. Any artwork that undermines the safe and inclusive nature of our community and this exhibit will not be included. No size or medium limitations. *Please note: All works received will become part of the Mail Art collection of Waterfall Arts and will not be returned to the artists.
Letters from the 100th Year
We are delighted to invite you to our special artistic event, “Letters from the 100th Year,” which we will commemorate with great significance on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey.
This unique event aims to portray a historical narrative that stretches from Turkey's struggle for independence to the declaration of the Republic, highlighting fundamental rights and freedoms, all through an artistic perspective. We eagerly anticipate every art enthusiast's contribution to creating letters and artworks that reflect the achievements, values, women's rights, and equality of the Republic of Turkey.
As our central theme, we have chosen “Freedom” and intend to integrate this theme with the essence of the Turkish nation's quest for freedom, the fundamental principles of the Republic, and the National Struggle led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Your artistic expressions will profoundly reflect and carry forward the heroic epic that laid the foundations of our Republic and the meaning of freedom to future generations.
You can contribute to our event by sending your artistic letters to the provided contact address. The works you send will be exhibited in a dedicated exhibition space for the event and published on our website.
By participating in this meaningful event, we look forward to illuminating the 100th year of the Republic of Turkey with an artistic light. We are eagerly awaiting your participation.
CLIMATE CHANGE A GAME CHANGER?
A Tribute to Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau is a French painter who lived between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He was highly appreciated by his contemporary colleagues and often mistreated by the critics of his time. This is a VERY FREE TECHNIQUE.
I invite you to interact with this great modern author, still loved above all by artists, who deserves to be re-evaluated by all art lovers.
Look for one of his works, the one you like best, or that inspires you the most and CREATE your own tribute to the author. You can reinterpret it, cross it, overturn it, play with it, do whatever you want with it. It will be your tribute to Henri Rousseau.
Nature and Me
Emergency of Beauty, a tribute to True Love
When the river flows
CARNATIONS FOR FREEDOM (50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE PORTUGUESE DICTATORSHIP)
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.
LEONIART PROJECT MMLVII - "Jump to the future"
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.
"E" Ambassadeur d'Utopia