Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository

// regarding the current times some of the promoted submission deadlines may be postponed
// some curators may take more time than usual to give you heads notice on received artwork as they may be putting it under quarantine

24 shows

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Hans Hess

  • show 2021-01-01 > 2021-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 70 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

  • EX!POESIA

  • show 2021-06-01 > 2021-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 70 day(s) left
  • 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

  • Mailart Correspondence

  • show 2021-07-01 > 2021-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 70 day(s) left
  • description

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


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

  • show 2021-09-01 > 2021-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 70 day(s) left
  • 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.

  • Dante: ...a riveder le stelle

  • show 2021-09-14 > 2021-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 70 day(s) left
  • show address Italian Post Office | Monza (Lombardy) | Italy
  • 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

  • show 2021-09-15 > 2021-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 9 day(s) left
  • show address Bibliothèque de Landiras | France
  • curator Marlène BRIANT
  • info actionculturelle.rlp@convergence-garonne.fr
  • kid friendly

  • Freedom!

  • show 2021-09-26 > 2021-11-14
  • ongoing exhibition > 23 day(s) left
  • show address Lindenau-Museum Altenburg | Germany
  • description

    Wolf-Rehfeldt is known for her typewritings, which she produced with a typewriter.

    By mail, she sent print-engraved copies of these works, some collaged and overdrawn, to friends.

    and acquaintances all over the world. This mail art gave her the possibility of free artistic creation and

    communication on an international level. The idea of an artistic exchange, conceived during the Cold War,

    across borders of all kinds is experiencing a new edition in Altenburg. The basic motif of her work was intellectual and social freedom, the meaning of which must be redefined in view of new challenges in the 21st century.​

  • curator Anna Ebert
  • info info@wohlrab-verlag.de

  • MASK OVER THE MASK

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 9 day(s) left
  • 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
  • ongoing exhibition > 9 day(s) left
  • curator Lutz Anders

  • Remenber the Future

  • show 2021-10-01 > 2021-10-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 9 day(s) left
  • show address Germany

  • ACCOGLIERE

  • show 2021-11-01 > 2021-11-30
  • 10 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
  • 10 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
  • 10 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
  • 24 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
  • 40 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
  • 54 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

  • GLOBALIZATION

  • show 2021-12-22 > 2022-03-20
  • 61 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Saronno, VA | Italy
  • curator Mario Manzoni Sala
  • info manzonisala@gmail.com

  • III 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons

  • show 2021-12-30 > 2021-12-30
  • 69 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
  • 129 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
  • 130 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!

  • TODAY I SENT A BANANA TO RAY JOHNSON FOR THE 59TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF VENICE 2022

  • show 2022-04-30 > 2022-08-28
  • 190 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Gallery of Salerno | Italy
  • curator Sandro Bongiani
  • info bongianimuseum@gmail.com
  • info collezionebongianiartmuseum.it

  • MAILART CALL FOR SINGULAR SUBJECT

  • show 2022-11-01 > 2022-11-30
  • 375 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Espace des Inventions | Lausanne | France
  • description

    What? Does it go through the mail? Do we have the right to send this?! And even that! Mailart with objects always raise a lot of questions and exclamations.

  • curator Emmanuelle Ryser
  • info e.comme@criture.ch

  • MAILART CALL FOR SINGULAR SUBJECT

  • show 2022-11-01 > 2022-11-30
  • 375 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Espace des Inventions | Lausanne
  • 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!


  • "E" Ambassadeur d'Utopia

  • show 2067-02-17 > 2067-02-17
  • 16554 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Guivry | France
  • info insomniesetartpostal.blogspot.com