Slowly but surely . . the mail is getting ready to head to the many wonderful people that have written in the past year . . there has been so much activity that my time to get envelopes finished has been very limited. Thanks for your patience . . Many more envelopes nearly ready for their postage . . see you in the mail!
To participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe” You are kindly invited to participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”. We were motivated by the words “My vision for my country” we decided to use them as the theme for the production of Mail Art. These words are the starting point to imagine, create and reactivate the discussion about places and projects. At the same time, they allow us to combine artistic practicum with our social and political life. How to participate: We are inviting all artist and general public, no matter their age or residence About: My vision for my country Technique: free Size: 10x15 and 13x18 cm Quantity: Max. 3 (originals and different) End of reception: December 31th 2016 Please include name of the artist, e-mail and post code at the back of the piece Requirements: all the pieces should be sent by postal mail to the postal address that appeared at the bottom of this invitation. All the pieces should be signed by the artist and will be published if there is no offensive content on them. There is no selection jury, no return. A certificate will be sent to all participants via e-mail All the works will be exhibited permanently in our blog. We will upload the works to our blog once received it. And they will be published in:
LOUER, C’EST RESTER LIBRE ... according to a text I read at Paris, several years ago, i.e. renting helps you remain free, it does not bind you of anything, it does not compel you to anything, you are not required to do anything, it is the enormous advantage provided by a rented house. Consequently, there are two types of houses (I believe), the houses you prepare to „provide” freedom to other persons (houses you rent) and houses that you prepare for yourself but which do not provide you anymore freedom, instead they give you a point of departure and of arrival. What could you do if many times, freedom may be defined by a total lack of attachment to things, places you pass by, to cities, countries, continents? May a house that you prepare for yourself take away the pleasure of feeling at home anywhere and, at the same time, nowhere? I think it does, the house you choose for yourself, you choose it expressly to keep you in one place and after you chose it, you realize it did not steal any of the illusions of freedom that you had when you did not have anything.
I experienced something similar when I came across the Maramureş region. Maramureş (where I live) is the only European place uncontaminated of all advantages provided by the technology. It is a little paradise you do not want to leave from, the nature makes you be the witness of landscapes that after you see, you realize that you have a poor imagination when it comes to picturing landscapes and nature.
Among all these breathtaking landscapes you can see the houses of Maramureş, wooden houses perfectly fitting the landscape without damaging the nature. It is a sort of “hand art” where the wood of the nature remains wood, but it changes into the thing called house. The old wooden houses of Maramureş have exactly the space you need to live in, nothing made in addition or less, there are no useless objects, each thing being made with a purpose, a meaning. None of these old wooden houses is built to be rented because this would make them loose the purpose why they were erected. I think that one of the purposes they were built is to preserve life and to perpetuate it. It is very difficult to make an accurate description with all meanings and feelings transfused by the houses of Maramureş. I attached to this manifesto several pictures with the old wooden houses of Maramureş. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so, just look at them. Why have I shared with you all these? Because this type of houses are about to disappear, but not tomorrow or next year, but the “progress” will eventually influence this place and it will be fatal for them, if it is not controlled a bit.
I believe this progress should not destroy but preserve and keep them as they are, instituting a tourism program of the ancient places. What do I expect from you? You should create as many MAIL-ARTS, LETTER-POEMS, experimental films dedicated to these exceptional symbols of traditional architecture, while I will organize exhibitions with your works by which I will try to raise public awareness concerning the importance of saving the old houses of Maramureş. If you choose, you may consider these future exhibitions a kind of manifestos for peace and for normality in the world, because your proposals plead for the preservation of almost a world heritage and not for its disappearance. Please, send your works on the well-known address:
For MAIL-ART, use the postcard format, any technique. For LETTER-POEMS, the ideal format is A4, while for the experimental films a 5-minute length should be enough.
All works received from you will be donated at the end 2016 to a museum of contemporary art from this world that will request them and want to have them in their collection, obviously after I will finish organizing the series of exhibitions I planned. All works received will be posted on www.bochis.ro. Send all your works till the end of May 2016, as many as possible, lots of them, all will be exhibited and maybe, next summer, you will come and visit Maramureş in order to witness what I get to see every day, these houses of Maramureş surrounded by their amazing landscapes for which I decided to live here and not in Paris.
"Hello, we are organising a Mail Art Biennial at our university. This event will include a catalogue and an exhibition. We will also send an electronical participation certificate to all the participants of the event."
"In order to attend this event you should produce a mail art with the theme of “ TRADITION” with your postal address written on it and you should send it by traditional postal services. If you want you may send it via fast posting but there must be a “stamp” on the work itself. It’s all free! You can work with any technique (collage, digital, drawing, etc.) We will be happy to exhibit your works."
Address: Mail Art Bienali, Namık Kemal Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Tasarım ve Mimarlık Fakültesi, Resim Bölümü, Tekirdağ, Türkiye.
To tie in with Royal Mail’s fantastic new issue of stamps featuring bees (date of issue 18th August 2015) you are invited to send in mailart which has bees as its central theme. Everybody is welcome to take part and all ages and skill levels are welcome.
All the works will be exhibited here on the Positively Postal blog.
Any size. Technique: Free (watercolour, painting, drawing, collage, chalcography, art rubber, stamps and so on)
No jury, no fees, no return of the works, only original works, no copies.
Send your mailart submissions to : Positively Postal, Bees Mailart, P.O. Box 477, Hounslow, TW3 9HD, U.K.
Deadline: Ongoing, NO deadline.
Please clearly write your name, address, email address and a website (blog) if available on the back of the card.
“ Dîner à la c'art #2 - Table w'art ” ( Tableware ) Open call for a project about the food on postcard.
Artist M. will feature a new exhibition about the food in the restaurant of the jailhouse of Rouen, France.
Theme: Describe artistically your own and unique vision of the food and his effects on the health ( good or bad ).
Examples : Fast food, French cooking, canteen, collective catering, tinned foods, grub, anorexic, binge eating syndrome, obesity, vegetarian, vegan, cannibalism, candy, starvation, vitamin (rich or low)…
Size: Postcard Size ( 4 x 6 inch) only. Medium: Open Techniques (painting, drawing, photography, collage...) Only original works will be accepted. No e-mail-contributions, and no black & white photocopies.
No fees. No jury. No return.
All artworks will be accepted and will be displayed on June 2015 as well as permanently archived by M. for further exhibition for other food events in the future. All Artworks will be permanently displayed on facebook page of “ M. artiste visuel ”.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline is set on mai 31, 2015
“ Dîner à la c’art ” 260, rue de la voûte 76650 Petit-Couronne
SAPANCA LAKE IS ONE OF THE RARE LAKES BEING A POTABLE WATER RESOURCE.
WATER: BEGINNING OF LIFE!
WATER: SINE QUA NON OF SUSTAINMENT OF LIFE!
THE MOST BASIC ELEMENT OF NATURE!
IN ORDER TO INQUIRE THE IMPORTANCE OF LIFE OVER THE WATER CONCEPT, LET US ADOPT SAPANCA LAKE AND CONSERVE THE LAKE AND ITS FAUNA AND FLORA THROUGH “WATER CYCLE” MAIL ART PROJECT.
“Water Cycle” Mail Art Project will be held with Atölye Arts-In and Sapanca City Council cooperation, with Nazire Öztunalı acting as the organizer. Several exhibitions will be organized under the project during 2015.
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
01. Participation is free.
02. It is open to all artists wishing to participate. Each artist may participate with more than one work.
The international Mailart Call "Angels & Demons" started October 1st, 2013. Deadline is December 13th, 2014. There are no restrictions, please feel free to send any medium that deal with any technique to following address:
5B Mailart: Angels & Demons
Im Grund 21
All incoming art will be documented on this website and in an exhibition in summer 2015 in our gallery, located in Schondorf, Germany.
Cavelinni in New York - Mail-Art Show - Mark Bloch
Please announce: Hey everyone!!! Announcing the Cavellini in New York City Mail Art Show. No fees, no restrictions, open to all, artist and non-artist alike. Any size, any medium. Deadline: November 14, 2014.
Send to "The NYC Cavellini 2014 Mail Art Show" c/o PAN, PO Box 1500, NY NY 10009, USA.
All Entries that arrive before November 14 will be exhibited.
Documentation online and everyone who participates will become famous by association. Eliminate the guess work, send something today. This is only one month away so send promptly.
The theme of the mail art show is Cavellini, fame, celebrity, ego, self-historification, art history, history, historification, you in art history, you, you and yourself, selfies of you, pictures of you, etc. But mostly Cavellini.
CorresponDANCE of artful exchanges ... send me your words . . reach . . . dive into your deepest desires . . send your images . . imaginations . . . simple/complex . . . wherever your artful being takes you . . now send it along and I'll exchange it with one of my own findings and perhaps a word of wisdom or two . . . .
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