Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mail Out: 100 Years John Cage, MN, USA

Mail Art Call: John Cage, 100 Years

John Cage was a composer, performer, artist,
teacher, philosopher and modernist.
This mail event is a commemoration of
the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Will be documented.

Send to:
Grigori Antonin
P. O. Box 580609
Minneapolis, MN 55458-0609

Closes: 5 September 2012

Mail Out: "King" Herselt, BELGIUM

The Call: THE KING 
Free size and medium.  
Answer from the palace after arriving 
Documentation: paper docs mailed in 2012. 
Please include your mailing address.
Deadline to be received: December 31, 2011.

Anke van den Berg
Kipdorp 4
B-2230 Herselt

Monday, November 21, 2011

MAIL ART CALL: Self Portrait in Trinidad & Tobago

MAIL ART CALL: Self Portrait in Trinidad & Tobago
Open call to participate in the first mail art exhibition in Trinidad.
The postcards received will be exhibited, so are asking artists, non-artists to submit their artwork.

Requirements and Details of submission
Topic of the project: Self-portrait
is a glance of what you reflect, how do do you want to be seen, remembered, the traits that define you from a personal point of view.
• Postcards should be approximately 13 x 18 cms (app. 5 x 7) Send without envelope, with stamp. 
• There is no required technique (photograph, painting, collage, mixed media, etc). However postcards should be durable enough to travel by mail, and shouldn't be too heavy or delicate 
• On the back of the postcard, please include your full name, age, country, address and email address. 
• Include a brief description or phrase of the theme.

Postcards will be accepted until December 23th, 2011 to be exhibited on January 2012.
The address is

Vasquez La Roche
20 Rowan St.
Balmain - Couva
Trinidad & Tobago 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mail Out: The Wonderful World of Tales, Hungary

The call:
2nd International Mail Art Exhibition in Nyiracsád

The local government of Nyíracsád and Ligetalja Tourist Association are inviting mail art applications. Those pieces of art are to be sent that can be delivered by post.  The works will not be sent back but become the property of Nyíracsád and lodged in Than Mór Mail Art Museum, where they will be constantly exhibited in a 2-3 months rotation.

1. Enchanting women

2. The wonderful world of tales

There is no constraint regarding the technique.

We accept:

Paintings: oil, aquarelle, gouache, tempora, etc
Graphics: pen, pencil, chalks, pastel, etc
Fine-Art prints: copper, wooden, metal, lino or plastic etching, intaglio
Other: collographia, serigraphia, glassware, mosaic, jewels, leather artworks, origami, enamel, etc
Photo: black and white, coloured, photo graphics, digital prints, etc
Statuettes: wooden, metal, ceramics, plastic, etc
DVD: max. 10 minutes
Music CD: max. 15 minutes

Size: paintings, graphics, etc: max. 70*50 cm, 2-3 pieces/person
         statuettes: max 70 cm

We also exhibit the documents attached to the works, e.g. photo, catalogues.
 Please send the works to the following address between 1 September 2011 and 30 April 2012:

Kiss József painter, organizer
Postal code: 4262
Nyíracsád, Széchenyi utca 11.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition will take place in Nyíracsád in Malom Gallery on 18 May, 2012, 5 PM.
It is recommended to send the art pieces in time so there will not be postal delays towards the deadline. Please be advised that due to the amount of email responses, we may not be able to answer all enquiries. Please check the internet for further information on mail art.

Contact: hunmailart@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mail Out: Art for Healing, Elloit Lake, ON, CANADA

The Call: 
Artists and non-artists from around the world are invited to submit postcard-sized pieces of artwork to:

Art for Healing Mail Art Exhibit
c/o J. Brann
44 Albert Street
Elliot Lake, ON,
Canada  P5A 2Y8

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thierry Tillier, Charleroi, BELGIUM

Check out Thierry's site: Thierry Tillier
THEME : Fluxus / Anti-Art ///
Deadline : March 30th, 2012.
Free technique and size. No fees. No jury.
No return. Exhibition in 2012.
Catalog on line.
All works must be sent by post.
Send to : Thierry Tillier
26 /021 , rue de Marcinelle
6000 Charleroi

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mail Out: Constanca Lucas, Sao Paulo, BRASIL

Data limite para envio 29 DE JULHO DE 2011 -- Formato: só postal 10 X 15cm -- Postcard Format: only 10 x 15 cm -- Deadline : July 29, 2011

For more Check out: Arte Postal

Mail Out: Maastricht, The Netherlands

Mail Out: Moscow, RUSSIA

Another in the Post Card Crossing Exchange

Mail Out: Gylsboda Art Center, Lonsboda, SWEDEN

The Call:
working worlds
 Hommage to Harry Martinson. Fuhrmann meets Bergmann: Thorsten Fuhrmann, Huglfing, Germany, and Ottmar Bergmann, Gylsboda Art-Center, Sweden, invite you to take part in the Mailart project "working worlds“. "Men in slouch-hats grew up out of the ground. Wherever we children went to play, stony precipices opened out before them, dark and crawling with men carrying dynamite in their hands. Their mouths were full of oaths and songs and tremendous affirmations.There was a thundering about the lives of these men. They moved about downthere in those stony ravines like the brigands of the Rockies. They bored with iron rods into the rock, drove them down with the sledge-hammers, and then fired. "Blasting"!" they yelled, and clung together on the ledge. Then there was a roar below, and all the buildings of the settlement trembled. It was like this very day all day. Everywhere was forbidden ground.Everywhere the landscape was split up. hollowed out. Stone-pits yawned in the woods. There was a smell of coal-dust and oil, and steam from the winches hung in a cloud round the winch-sheds.!"(Harry Martinson)
Format: max. 21 x 30 cm
Technique: free
Exhibition: Gylsboda Art-Center August 1- 21, 2011 and September 2011 Bahnhof railway station Huglfing
No returns, no jury, no fees
Documentation to all participants
Deadline to be received: July 15, 2011

Gylsboda Art-Center
"working worlds“
PB 2432
28070 Lönsboda

Monday, April 11, 2011


On the basis of this mail-art project lies the story of Sviyazhsk island-city which is situated in the picturesque mouth of the river Sviyaga on the high hill not far from Kazan, capital of Tatarstan. Not big territory of the island changed for ages the events connected with important moments of Russian history. Sviyazhsk was pagan, orthodox, revolutionary, GULAG. Every period left its marks on the island. Today’s renascence of the city-island is a mark of penitence, respect of contemporaries to own culture no matter how it was. Sviyazhsk of today we can call the place of pray (here goes active reconstruction of old churches and monasteries), the place of art (it is a favorite place of rest and work of painters), the place of songs (in May 2011 the first festival of chamber chorus will pass here), the place of tourism (all conditions for comfort visit of the island for tourists from the whole world are made).
Format: no limits.
Media: free.
Documentation to every participant.
Exhibitions: June 2011 (first stage) and June 2012 (second stage), Exhibition Hall, Kazan.
Curators of the project: Valery Shimanovsky and Irina Mitryushkina.
Deadlines to be received:
1st stage: May 31, 2011.
2nd stage: May 31, 2012.

Valery Shimanovsky
P.O. Box 804
423578 Russia

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mail Out: Stan Askew, Pasadena, CA, USA

I'm slowly catching up on some of the mail to answer . . 

Mail Out: Sullivan McPig, Groningen, The NETHERLANDS

A pigmania package for Sullivan.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

National Poetry Month . . . A Call

It's coming up to National Poetry Month (April) and I am using the idea of Poetry and Mail ART ( text and/or Image) to do a new window display at the central post office . . feel inspired . . if so I'll send something visually poetic back to you . . The address:
Postal Poetry
Studio J - 1324 Broad Street
Victoria, BC V8W 2A9


Mail Out: Eduardo Cardoso, Sines, PORTUGAL

Paranormal Reply Envelope

Mail Out: Keira Pannell, Montreal, PQ, CANADA

This is (mail) Art
 Display, document or interpret your language and culture, and mail in your contribution to *This Is (mail) art*. Celebrate your community, neighbourhood, city or country through the medium of mail art. Where is the boundary between culture and language? Is it possible for one to exist without the other, or are they inexorably intertwined?
Technique/Media: free
Size: maximum 20 cm x 20 cm.
No jury, no returns.
Please provide your full name, address and email.
This project is a joint effort between http://www.thisisart.ca  
and Culture and Language Connections (CLC) http://www.clconnexions.com/CLC_Intro.html
Exhibition:  the show will be held in Montreal in May of 2011. All submissions will be exhibited excluding offensive, racist, discriminatory or hateful images.
Documentation: All work will be documented online at
Info: kiera.pannell@gmail.com
Deadline to be received: April 15, 2011 .

This is (mail) Art
Attn: Kiera Pannell
PO Box 42085
3861 St Laurent
Montreal, QC
H2W 1A0  Canada

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mayworks, 2011, Courtenay, BC, CANADA

send an original postcard on the theme of "The Art Of Work" to:
Ed Varney- organizer
Mayworks Festival Exhibition
4426 Island Hwy, South
Courtenay, B.C. V9N 9T1

*max size 8.5" X 11"
No fee, no returns, all work shown
*catalogue to all participants
Exhibition May 2011
*venue to be determined
*deadline- April 1, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mail Out: Beth Trimper, Annapolis Royal, NS, CANADA

The Call:
Let’s Do Munsch!  
 Anything Robert Munsch! Send us mail art related to the stories and storytelling of renowned Canadian children’s author Robert Munsch. We are celebrating our appreciation for all things Munsch! Show your love with a fun, creative mail art postcard.
No jury, no returns; only happy karma!
Media: free
Size: maximum 6 inch x 8 inch postcard (may be mailed in envelope).
The back of the postcard should include: artist’s name, mailing address, and title of artwork.
Multiple submissions are welcome, and we encourage artists of all ages to send their work.
Exhibition: Mid-April theater exhibition of all works to complement a “Let’s Do Munsch” Young Company Productions Association theatrical performance by youth.
Documentation: mail art submissions and performance will be showcased on Young Company’s webpage.

Info: bethtrimper@hotmail.com
Deadline to be received: March 31, 2011

Beth Trimper
P.O. Box 82
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Canada B0S 1A0

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mail Out: E. Coraboeuf, Pornic, FRANCE

Mail Out: Miranda Vissers, Collections, Eindhoven, The NETHERLANDS

The Call:
 Thousands of people have special collections which vary from stamps, coins, wrappers of cigars to meaningful words and fond memories. Why do we collect? And how? Many contemporary artists use ‘the collecting’ to visualise their artistic concept. They also have the ability to put the principles of collecting into one postcard.
Size: 10 x 15 cm, postcard, maximum 2 postcards per artist.
Technique: free
No returns, no fee, no selection by jury (erotic images, violent, racist or insulting works will not be included in the show).
All works works must be send by post
All participants will receive a message, please provide your name, surname, address and nationality.
Exhibition: February 20, 2011 to March 11, 2011 in the library of the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (NL).
Documentation: All works will be posted on blog: http://vanabbebibliotheek.blogspot.com
A modest catalogue will be published in limited edition.
All artwork and documentation will be archived in the collection of the library of the Van Abbemuseum.
Info: mircard@hotmail.com
Deadline to be received: January 31, 2011

Miranda Vissers
Jo Goudkuillaan 2
5626 GC Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Mail Out: Open Doors, Samuel Montalvetti, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

The Call:
Open Doors   
Size: 10x15cm. - Postcard
Technique: Free
No Jury. No Selection. No returns. Artwork will become part of the archives of mail art of “EL BAJO”.
Send your work by postal mail only.
Exhibition: The received artwork will be exhibited in 5th Edition of Open Doors November of 2011 
Documentation: online at http://grafismosdelbajo.blogspot.com 
Deadline to be received: September 30, 2011

Primera Junta 902 – 2º
B1642DZF - San Isidro – 
Prov. Bs. As. 

Mail Out: Sheep, Jobourg, FRANCE

The Call:

Jobourg is well known for their sheep, especially for its famous « Sheep fair ». The Jobourg library suggest you to take part in our project of mail art. And, its about sheep, obviously.
The technique and the size are free. You sheep made with paper, material, wood or anything else has only to be stamped and posted to this adress before 1st april 2011.

Médiathèque de Jobourg
Le bourg
50440 JOBOURG (France)

Dont forget to write your adress !

Works will be showed on this website : mairie-jobourg.fr at “médiathèque”. They can also be seen during an exhibition in the Jobourg library from 8 th april until 30th may. On top of that, these works will be showed at the “sheep fair” on th august 2011.
Works will not be returned to their designers, but a catalogue will be sent to each person who has taken part in this project.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mail Out: Everyday Object, Milan, Italy

The Call:
Great mail art project
The Exhibition will take place in Milan,on the occasion of Salone Internazionale del Mobile from April 12, 2011 through April 17, 2011. Further details about the exhibition will follow.
Mail Art Call
"My everyday object" one object, one postcard
No returns
No participation fee
No selection/No jury
Free Technique
Postcard size only (A6 / 10,5 x 15 cm / 4.25" x 6"winking smiley
All works must be sent by snail mail
Each participant can send one or more postcards for each object chosen: one object, one postcard.
DeadLine: 31st of March 2011
Documentation online at polifemo.org (please include your email address for notification of documentation)
Send to: Polifemo La Fabbrica del Vapore Via Procaccini 4 20154 Milano Italia