Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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// some curators may take more time than usual to give you heads notice on received artwork as they may be putting it under quarantine

28 shows

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Hans Hess

  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 261 day(s) left
  • 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

  • Musiamo Cent

  • show 2021-01-31 > 2021-05-10
  • ongoing exhibition > 26 day(s) left
  • show address 5ftstoryhouse.wordpress.com
  • description

    If you want to be a building block for the first museum in a land that does not yet exist but to which I hold the blueprint, send a piece of mail art. The collection for Musiamo Cent will run for 100 days, as a fictional parallel to documenta 15. Submissions received from now will be entered with in-situ text into the museum collection on the 5Ft Storyhouse blog.

  • curator Mel Anie
  • info 5ftstoryhouse.wordpress.com

  • R i F i o R i R e

  • show 2021-03-20 > 2021-06-21
  • ongoing exhibition > 68 day(s) left
  • description

    Refining is the cultivation of intent, sow a thought, agreeing to the natural rhythm of the season's cycle.

  • curator Free Lab Track

  • COPY / PASTE

  • show 2021-04-01 > 2021-04-30
  • ongoing exhibition > 16 day(s) left
  • 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

  • Network Society

  • show 2021-04-01 > 2021-05-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 47 day(s) left
  • curator Mübarra Bülbül
  • info bilsemarttr@gmail.com
  • info bilsemart.weebly.com

  • Mail Art-Call 2021 to 100 Year Joseph Beuys

  • show 2021-05-01 > 2021-05-31
  • 17 day(s) left for premier
  • show address galeria.kollektiva | Schillerstraße 30 | 34117 Kassel | Germany
  • curator Rainer Wieczorek
  • info wieczorek.rainer@web.de
  • theme Happy Happening Joseph Birthday

  • Burning Of Books

  • show 2021-05-16 > 2021-05-16
  • 32 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.

  • EX!POESIA

  • show 2021-06-01 > 2021-12-31
  • 48 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Spain
  • description

    The Envelope as a Continent

  • curator J. Ricart, Vitore Baroni, Piet Franzen
  • info launicapuertaalaizquierda@outlook.es
  • info bienalexpoesia.blogspot.com
  • theme 41th anniversary of the death of Juan Larrea Celayeta
  • medium stamp paper A4 or A5

  • MareArte

  • show 2021-06-07 > 2021-06-13
  • 54 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Galleria Dei Due Mari | Gallipilo (LE) | Italy
  • description

    The "MAREARTE" project is not an artistic association or a commercial initiative, but a cultural proposal structured through a traveling exhibition of paintings by the artist DIEGO RACCONI inspired by the world of the sea with some other works by fellow artists, whose purpose is to raise awareness of the protection and to the preservation of the underwater world.

  • curator Diego Racconi
  • info diego.racconi@libero.it
  • info marearte.jimdofree.com

  • II 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • show 2021-06-30 > 2021-06-30
  • 77 day(s) left for premier
  • show address fineartpuertorico.com
  • curator Juanita Cruz
  • info juanitacruz.artist@yahoo.com
  • info fineartpuertorico.com

  • Mailart Correspondence

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

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


  • LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY

  • show 2021-08-30 > 2021-09-30
  • 138 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Carrara | Italy
  • curator Morice Marcuse
  • info wert2068@gmail.com

  • Black and White

  • show 2021-09-01 > 2021-09-30
  • 140 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Gradignan | France
  • curator Laurence Bucourt
  • info lettresetimages33@gmail.com
  • info artpostal-noiretblanc.blogspot.com

  • Words for new utopias. Words against system's headaches.

  • show 2021-09-01 > 2021-12-31
  • 140 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Namur | Belgium
  • description

    Caught in a second confinement that plunges us more and more into isolation and face to face with societal dysfunctions we invite you to take part into a mail art project: “Words against system headaches / Words for new utopias”.

    Indeed words are not innocent. Words are not neutral, they are socially situated and criticism of their use, of their meaning should be part of the political struggle.

    This mail art proposal is part of the CEPAG’s campaign “Social struggles pass also through words” which looks into the misuse of words, their impact on the surrounding culture, and their political evolution.

    Economic, political, class, gender, age, ethnic origin… Words and their use participate in the reproduction of bonds of subordination and in the social positioning of the speaker.

    This mail art proposal is the opportunity to give free rein to your imagination, to re-appropriate words, and give them their meaning back.

    Speaking out through mail art to denounce the system’s headaches.

    Speaking through mail art to affirm new utopias, new imaginations, new cultural and political identities.

  • curator Anne Gilis and Laurent Wilmet (AFICo asbl)
  • info laurent.wilmet@afico.be
  • info afico.be/component/dpcalendar/event/145?calid=19
  • kid friendly
  • theme Choose words that inspire you in connection with the title and illustrate them.

  • MASK OVER THE MASK

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • 170 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Brescia | Italy
  • description

    PRINT the mask of Guglielmo Achille Cavellini (Brescia 1914 – 1990), artist also known as GAC, in A4 format.

    Apply a surgical mask and complete the work with a preferred artistic technique. Any technique is accepted.

  • curator Ruggero Maggi, Gianni Romeo, Lucia Spagnuolo and Pier Roberto Bassi
  • info maggiruggero@gmail.com
  • info maskoverthemask.blogspot.com

  • Remember the Future

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • 170 day(s) left for premier
  • curator Lutz Anders

  • Remenber the Future

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • 170 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Germany

  • Poste Restante Project

  • show 2021-10-05 > 2021-10-21
  • 174 day(s) left for premier
  • show address AIRspace Projects
  • description

    Write a letter 'Poste Restante', to someone in your life that has passed, to the care of artist Ida Sophia and Airspace Projects (Australia). At the exhibition, the letters will be ritually delivered via live performance.

  • curator Ida Sophia
  • info ida.sophia.art@gmail.com
  • info instagram.com/posterestanteproject

  • ACCOGLIERE

  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • 201 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Tuscany and Piemonte | Italy
  • description

    Welcoming a child even if for a short time is always a beautiful love story!

  • curator Associazione Gefyra il Ponte dei Bambini
  • kid friendly

  • Dostoevsky

  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • 201 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Saint Petersburg | Russia
  • description

    200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • info hello@mailartrussia.com
  • info mailartrussia.com/dostoevsky

  • Send me your light

  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • 201 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Lichthof Kunstfabrik | Germany
  • description

    Because not everyone carries a light that wants to glow? As an old saying says, no one can delete a light that shines from the inside.

  • curator Orga Team Edeltraut Hennemann & Dörte Schmidt
  • info sendmeyourlight.blogspot.com

  • Team of Geese

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

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

  • show 2021-12-01 > 2021-12-31
  • 231 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Palacio de Valdecarzana | Avilés | Asturias | Spain
  • curator Ricardo Fernández
  • info avilescultura@gmail.com
  • info mailchi.mp/59622ed96fc7/call-sixth-mail-art-the-air-arte-postal-sexta-convocatoria-el-aire
  • theme air

  • Call For Mail Art

  • show 2021-12-15 > 2022-01-15
  • 245 day(s) left for premier
  • show address ydart.exout.net/mailart.html
  • curator Akiko Yada
  • info yadamaniart@gmail.com
  • info ydart.exout.net/mailart.html
  • kid friendly
  • medium max thickness of 1.2 inches

  • III 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • show 2021-12-30 > 2021-12-30
  • 260 day(s) left for premier
  • show address fineartpuertorico.com
  • curator Juanita Cruz
  • info juanitacruz.artist@yahoo.com
  • info fineartpuertorico.com

  • Paint Your Own Mail Art Masterpiece

  • show 2022-02-28 > 2022-02-28
  • 320 day(s) left for premier
  • 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

  • I Think About Mail Art

  • show 2022-03-01 > 2022-03-31
  • 321 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!

  • "E" Ambassadeur d'Utopia

  • show 2067-02-17 > 2067-02-17
  • 16745 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Guivry | France
  • info insomniesetartpostal.blogspot.com