Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

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Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

34 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


Free as a bird

  • due date 2021-07-31 // 2 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Alex Witter | Jonckbloetplein 24 | 2523 AR Den Haag | The Netherlands
  • curator Alex Witter
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Honour to all mothers of all times!

  • due date 2021-07-31 // 2 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Gengenbach and Lahr/ D | Germany
  • submission address Kunst&Coaching | Barbara Ihme | Rathausplatz 1 | D – 77791 Berghaupten | Germany
  • description

    We were all born by a mother!

    Mothers receive, hold and carry, take the whole cosmos, give space to the New and let it grow.

    How many mothers have given us our lives, made them possible even sweetened!

    All respect! Please share this joy, express your appreciation, give them the honour!

  • info ihme-art.com
  • required dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • Remember the Future

  • due date 2021-07-31 // 2 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • submission address Lutz Anders | Mareschstrr. 16 | 12055 Berlin | Germany
  • curator Lutz Anders
  • maximum submissions 3
  • required dimensions 210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in

  • Remenber the Future

  • due date 2021-07-31 // 2 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • show address Germany
  • submission address Lutz Anders | Mareschstr. 16 | 12055 Berlin | Germany
  • maximum submissions 3

  • Beautiful Flower

  • due date 2021-08-11 // 13 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Magandang Bulaklak | Renoca Lobo Art Gallery | #84 B - Rincon Road | Valenzuela City | Philippines
  • maximum dimensions 200 x 300 mm | 7.9 x 11.8 in

  • LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY

  • due date 2021-08-15 // 17 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-08-30 > 2021-09-30
  • show address Carrara | Italy
  • submission address Morice Marcuse | Via Venezia 2/a | 54033 (MS) Carrara | Italy
  • curator Morice Marcuse
  • info wert2068@gmail.com

  • TAPES

  • due date 2021-08-15 // 17 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Silvano Pertone | via Nuova Cantalupo 42a/1 | 17019 Varazze | Savona Italy
  • curator Silvano Pertone and Fabio Rosso
  • info psycheoutfanzine@gmail.com
  • info psycheoutprojects.tumblr.com
  • medium TAPES, manipulated, smashed, broken

  • Black and White

  • due date 2021-08-31 // 33 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-09-01 > 2021-09-30
  • show address Gradignan | France
  • submission address LETTRES et IMAGES | 5 rue de Mandavit | 33170 GRADIGNAN | France
  • required file Black and White // PDF
  • curator Laurence Bucourt
  • info lettresetimages33@gmail.com
  • info artpostal-noiretblanc.blogspot.com

  • MASK OVER THE MASK

  • due date 2021-08-31 // 33 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • show address Brescia | Italy
  • submission address Pier Roberto Bassi | Via Fiume 1 | 25030 Castel Mella (Brescia) | Italy
  • required file MASK OVER THE MASK // JPG
  • 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
  • required dimensions 297 x 210 mm | 11.7 x 8.3 in

  • Dostoevsky

  • due date 2021-09-01 // 34 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • show address Saint Petersburg | Russia
  • submission address Dostoevsky Mail Art Project | Turku street 22-2-69 | Saint Petersburg 192241 | Russia
  • description

    200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky

  • info hello@mailartrussia.com
  • info mailartrussia.com/dostoevsky
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • Pandemic Dream Project

  • due date 2021-09-01 // 34 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address Pandemic Dream Project | PO Box 39031 James Bay | Victoria, B.C V8V2G0 | Canada
  • description

    Have your dreams changed during the pandemic? Perhaps a recurring dream theme? Or a stand-alone pandemic dream that you just cannot forget? The Pandemic Dream Project seeks submissions that illustrate a significant dream you have had since the COVID 19 pandemic began.

  • extra

    submissions will be displayed both digitally and in a local art exhibition

  • maximum submissions 1
  • required dimensions 102 x 152 mm | 4 x 6 in

  • Dante: ...a riveder le stelle

  • due date 2021-09-05 // 38 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-09-14 > 2021-12-31
  • show address Italian Post Office | Monza (Lombardy) | Italy
  • submission address Claudio Romeo | Viale j. e R. Kennedy 144 | 20840 Villa Raverio | (Monza e Brianza) - ITALIA
  • description

    In 2021 we remember the 700 years since the death of Dante Alighieri, a character who does not need any introduction due to his universal greatness. Even though his times may be long gone, the message he left us is still current and alive. With this thought we invite all those who want to participate in this Mail Art Call: Dante citizen and contemporary witness of the world.

  • curator Claudio Romeo
  • info big_orko@yahoo.es

  • NATURE REBELS

  • due date 2021-09-15 // 48 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-09-15 > 2021-10-31
  • show address Bibliothèque de Landiras | France
  • submission address Bibliothèque de Landiras | Place du 11 novembre | 33720 LANDIRAS | France
  • extra

    children aged 6 to 16

  • curator Marlène BRIANT
  • info actionculturelle.rlp@convergence-garonne.fr
  • kid friendly
  • required dimensions 105 x 148 mm | 4.1 x 5.8 in

  • Jorge Daniel Catalogna invites

  • due date 2021-09-21 // 54 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Jorge Daniel Catalogna
  • submission address Jorge Daniel Catalogna | 137th street n 1827 between 18 and 19 Berazategui | province of Bs. AS | ARGENTINA C.P. (1884)
  • extra

    mounted on 21 x 21 cm cardboard

  • required dimensions 180 x 120 mm | 7.1 x 4.7 in

  • PostcART PHL

  • due date 2021-09-21 // 54 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-10-09 > 2021-10-09
  • show address First Unitarian Church, 2125 | Chestnut St. Phila. | PA 19146 USA
  • submission address PostcART ℅ mcget, 627 | S. 27th St., Phila. | PA 19146 USA
  • description

    A MAIL ART call for work in postcard format, being held on the same day and in the same space as a Vintage Postcard Show and Sale. One goal is to make some connections between the collectors and vendors and modern-day mail art. We expect to have lots of interesting meetings between two very different groups of postcard fans.

    The venue is a beautiful, historic church hall in central Philadelphia. The postcard sale will be on the floor of the hall; we will display the mail art up on the stage area. If you include your mailing address on your work, we will add it to a wall poster with mailing addresses of all participating mail artists.

    Many postcard shows put the work submitted into archives. We approve of this practice, but for this show, we will do something different, more in the nature of how postcards and mail art as a pop practice.

    In the weeks following the show, we will visit Philadelphia’s many good bookstores and carefully place the works inside art books. In this manner, the cards will be seen by a new audience, selected by fate.

  • extra

    Artwork will not be sold. It will be secretly be placed inside art books inside the book stores of Philadelphia.

  • info mcget@outlook.com
  • info facebook.com/events/4225646777501143
  • kid friendly
  • maximum submissions 5
  • maximum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in
  • minimum dimensions 90 x 130 mm | 3.5 x 5.1 in

  • Babilonia

  • due date 2021-09-26 // 59 day(s) left for submission
  • show address Babilonia Centro de Documentación | España
  • submission address BABILONIA | CI Remedio, 15 | 46823 Navarrés | Valencia | Spain
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in

  • ACCOGLIERE

  • due date 2021-09-30 // 63 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • show address Tuscany and Piemonte | Italy
  • submission address GEFYRA | c/o Colangelo Tiziana | Viale Borgo Valsugana 54 | Prato (PO) - 59100 | ITALIA
  • 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
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in
  • minimum dimensions 100 x 150 mm | 3.9 x 5.9 in

  • ASYMMETRY MAILART

  • due date 2021-09-30 // 63 day(s) left for submission
  • show address kozymail.blogspot.com
  • submission address Kemal Ozyurt | P.K.407 Sirkeci PTT | Fatih 34115 Istanbul | TURKEY
  • curator Kemal Ozyurt
  • info kozymail.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 297 mm | 8.3 x 11.7 in

  • The Corona Postcard Project

  • due date 2021-09-30 // 63 day(s) left for submission
  • submission address The Corona Postcard Project | Karin Sumpf | Zum Großen Zernsee 5L | 14542 Werder (Havel) | Germany
  • description

    I collect personal Covid-19 stories on each kind of postcard and share them on my Instagram account, to connect the people and their experiences in covid-19 digital. It can be stories about life, work, family, quarantine, illness, and health... anything is welcome.

  • curator Karin Sumpf
  • info Instagram.com/karinscards
  • kid friendly

  • Send me your light

  • due date 2021-10-01 // 64 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • show address Lichthof Kunstfabrik | Germany
  • submission address Lichthof Kunstfabrik | Stader Landstr. 64 | 28719 Bremen | 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
  • maximum dimensions 210 x 148 mm | 8.3 x 5.8 in

  • Poste Restante Project

  • due date 2021-10-05 // 68 day(s) left for submission
  • show 2021-10-05 > 2021-10-21
  • show address AIRspace Projects
  • submission address Poste Restante C/O Airspace Projects 10 Junction Street | Marrickville, NSW | Australia 2204
  • 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

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

  • due date 2021-10-31 // 94 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 // 94 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

  • Call For Mail Art

  • due date 2021-11-30 // 124 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 // 139 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

  • III 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • due date 2021-12-18 // 142 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 // 155 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 // 155 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

  • Paint Your Own Mail Art Masterpiece

  • due date 2021-12-31 // 155 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 // 155 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 // 155 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 // 155 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 // 155 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 // 156 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

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    ? what's the deal with www.mailart.pt

    like it or not, www.mailart.pt lists active open calls sorted out by due date, as well as exhibitions, artists, links of interest, and so on ... but it may end up being much more

    only after starting this listing, at 01_august_2018, we did realize the extraordinary amount of new open calls coming up all the time ... almost 20 new ones per month! and that's only those that we can grasp... from automatic bot searches, constant research, direct emailing, and from those special people that keep us updated on what is going on in the community

    so, for all of those like us that enjoy stats and precise numbers ... since it began we're talking of around 500 open calls totaling around 1 new open call every other day


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