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This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.

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'How Unreal the Past Seems'

Started by Jeremy Gluck. Last reply by Patricio - The Celestial Scribe Mar 27, 2017. 5 Replies

Open Call for Mail Art - Artistic Project

Started by Lucas Rossi. Last reply by Maria José Silva - Mizé Mar 17, 2017. 8 Replies

David Bowie Mailart Call

Started by Scott Thomson. Last reply by Maria José Silva - Mizé Mar 12, 2017. 5 Replies


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Library Love Mail Art

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Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 12, 2012 at 11:51am



for the Mailart exhibition

translated by Bettina Frank (Freiburg), Sabine Frank, Oliver Podlech (Tübingen)

This is the title of the Mailart project proclaimed by the “International Artist Initiative SPALTENSTEIN-PROJEKT” and the Deacon Institute for Social Professions – training school for care of the elderly in Friedrichshafen. The aim of this Mailart project is to give the public a different/new artistic view on themes like leaving the actual job, like a goodbye from a (beloved) person or a partnership, like a farewell from a lifespan or even the whole live but also the theme of a possible “afterward”. Reasons for such goodbyes are multifaceted and include dismissal, illness or death.
Artists of every age are invited to participate at this project. The deadline for the arrival of your works is November 30th 2012 (please use the postal service, do not send per email). The size is limited to the size of postcards (max. 14 x 21 cm / all techniques allowed). Please send beside your postal address also your email address, so that when can inform you immediately about receiving your works and about future exhibitions.
Like the previous Mailart project (exhibited in six different institutions so far), also this Mailart exhibition shall be displayed in several locations in and possibly also outside of Baden-Württemberg. Various institutions already showed interest in this Mailart exhibition and additionally in the development of own follow-up projects. Initial funding is provided by the Johannes-Ziegler-Foundation in Wilhelmsdorf.
The exhibition will be documented in a catalogue. All participants will receive the catalogue at their postal address by the end of 2013. By participation, all artists assign the copyrights (print and internet media) for their works to the “International Artist Initiative SPALTENSTEIN-PROJEKT”. According to Mailart custom the following saying is valid: “no profit, no jury, no return”. As a thank you, you will receive the catalogue.

"Internationale Künstlerinitiative
Matthias Brugger,
Unterer Lettenweg 2
88677 Markdorf
Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 12, 2012 at 9:08am

Mayworks Mail Art Exhibition

Dear Artists and friends

Once again we are hosting a Mayworks Mail Art Exhibition on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canadada.

The theme is "Labor" and/or "Work".
The preferred format is an original postcard 5 inches x 7 inches.
All work will be exhibited.
No fees, no returns.
Printed Catalogue to all participants via snail mail.
Deadline: postmarked by April 1st.
Venues will be Nainaimo Art Gallery and, hopefully, the Courtenay and District Museum.
This will be the sixth Mayworks Mail Art Exhibition so please send us some work.

Ed Varney, curator

4426 Island Highway South,
Courtenay, BC,
V9N 9T1 Canada

You'll be glad you did!
Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 10, 2012 at 4:52pm


Sigean is a small and beautiful village located in the South of France mid-way between Narbonne and Perpignan, and close to the Corbières and Pyrenees. (see

There is a thriving Mail Art community in the village, and les Envelop-Pistes de Sigean will be holding an Exhibition of Envelopes in the local Médiathèque in August 2012.

The theme of the Envelope Exhibition is “Summer in Sigean”/ “L’Etè à Sigean”

You are invited to contribute an Envelope to this Exhibition.

Envelopes must be 16.5 x 16.5 cms /6.5 x 6.5 inches. (Sorry, but that is the standard format for the Exhibition, and only Envelopes of this size will be accepted).

The front of each Envelope should include a painting, drawing, collage, etc on the theme of “Summer in Sigean”/”L’Etè à Sigean”.

On the back of the Envelope please include your name, contact details and any other information that you think might be relevant.

Only the front of the Envelopes will be displayed in the Médiathèque (so there is no need to put anything inside your Envelope).

Please send your Envelopes to:

Médiathèque Municipale,

37 rue du Commerce,

F- 11130 SIGEAN,


before Monday 30 July, 2012.

There will be no jury, no fees, and no return of the Envelopes. A blog will be set up on which the received Envelopes can be seen.

Futher information can be obtained from Val Herman, care of IUOMA, and at

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 5, 2012 at 7:23am


28 JULY-26 AUGUST 2012


1 Topic: Sign and language. (Taal en teken)
2 Process: drawing, printing, collage, photography, etc. 2-D
3 Techniques: watercolour, pencil, oilpainting, pastel, acryl, etc.
4 Format paper: A4 - 210 x 297 mm
5 Number of works: each artsit may present to a maximum of 5 (five) works, preferably
before the 15th of april 2012
6 Works will not be returned
7 Exhibition of the works: in one of the exhibitionrooms of the art route Open Stal during
the period 28 july - 16 of august 2012
8 A catalogue will be edited with the received works and a list of contributing artists. Each
participant will receive a copy of the catalogue.
9 The adress is :

Stichting Open Stal
Molenhoek 31
8421 PL Oldeberkoop
The Nertherlands

Please spread this convocation widely

Open Stal is an artroute in the beautiful village Oldeberkoop in the north of the Netherlands.
The artroute has a tradition of 40 years. Each year about 10.000 people visit the route to see the work of 40 to 50 artist who participate with various work, inspired bij the changing themes. This year the theme is Sign and language. (Taal en teken) You can get an impression of the artroute by visiting the website
Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 4, 2012 at 8:48am


Calls to all creators, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, philosophy and religion, to submit a ORIGINAL work, subject to the following idea:


" Film, being designated as the 7th Art, translates into the technique and ability to record and reproduce images with sense of movement, the works created called Movies, are produced by recording images of the world around us, with cameras, or using animation techniques and visual effects. Mail Art has no official number that designates it, but are many who adopted it in the past and present, as a manifestation of artistic expression, like in cinema, images, concepts, or other expressions, whether visual, tactile, sound or that explore other senses are developed and shared for a specific audience.
Both Mail Art and Film share a certain longevity, being different in form but not in essence, since both are means of communication and creativity that man has at his disposal. It is this tenuous link that is purported to be explored in this Mail Art Call

PARTICIPATION: open to all Planet Earth creators

TECHNIQUE: all techniques are allowed, provided that the holders are able to be mailed

FORMAT: max size 15x21cm (5.91x8.27in)


- No jury, no selection, no prizes, no returns.
- Each artist can only participate with a one work, and should provide, full name, address, nationality, email and web site if available.

- All participants must agree to the reproduction of his work in brochures or other educational material, such as public exposure of the same by the event organizers.
- All works will be exhibited, excluding racist, xenophobic and religion discriminate works.
- ATTENTION !, reproductions of works that have been sent to other Mail Art Calls or Mail Artists are NOT ACCEPT, all works must be ORIGINAL and unique, duly signed by their authors.

-To facilitate the publication of the received works on the Website/blog, please sent by e-mail a picture of it, including the envelope or shipping package if it has any artistic intervention, to:


EXHIBITION: the works will be exhibited in a space yet to be defined in Lisbon, PORTUGAL, the exhibition date is scheduled for June 2012, which might be altered, and will open to the public for a month.

DOCUMENTATION: will be available on the Website / Blog for all participants and visitors. All works will be published in the following locations:

Take1 - Film and Mail Art ?


DEADLINE: May 25, 2012

All works must be sent by normal post (snail mail) with postage STAMPS to:

Helder Coelho Dias

Rua Felicidade Páscoa, nº 48

2100-519 Fajarda (Coruche)


Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on February 4, 2012 at 7:05am

Flore lives in the street of the enchanted flute, and I live in the street of the old fountain, so I had to send her some mail art: and did. Val

Comment by arao salamat on February 2, 2012 at 7:14am

nice idea..ruud

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 2, 2012 at 7:04am



I'm currently writing an article about the mail art for a small french magazine. 

I was wondering whether you could post a message asking people to send me some mail art exemples as an illustration for my paper. 

(I'd be glad to get some information about the concept of mail art although I already have grasp the general idea.)

The journal's subject for march is war, that might give ideas for volunteers. 


I hope my mail will be understandable for I haven't spoken English for years...


Well, in case somebody is interested : 

Miss Flore Engelvin

1 allée de la flûte enchantée

Appartement 005

28110 LUCE



Thank you for your time.


Flore Engelvin

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 31, 2012 at 7:46am

"Memories of Mark Twain"

The Geneva Lake Art Association, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, in conjunction with The Big Read, the National Endowment for the Arts program.... "designed to restore reading to the center of the American Culture"...are seeking Mail Art entries to our Mail Art Exhibition responding to the title and theme of "Memories of Mark Twain". This family-based theme is open to interpretation excluding images that are erotic, pornographic, violent, racist, xenophobic, violating any religion or offensive.
No Jurying. Artwork will not be returned. This is a “make and release” opportunity.
Please share this exhibition call with artists and students in your community.
All forms of mail art are welcome: postcard art/drawing/ painting/ printmaking/ collage or anything else that will go through the mail in an envelope. All artwork will be displayed on the Big Read blog, and the Geneva Lake Art Association website,, and at The Big Read Kick-Off in Lake Geneva, WI, at Horticultural Hall on March 29, 2012.

Deadline: Submissions should be received by March 17, 2012.

Exhibition Date: March 29, 2012 at Horticultural Hall, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on the
above websites and thereafter at the Geneva Lake Art Association Gallery, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Mail to:

The Geneva Lake Art Association
Memories of Mark Twain Mail Art Submission
North Shore Pavilion
647 West Main St.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership "with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 31, 2012 at 7:21am

Please help me collect enough work to have The Face of Jesus Exhibition travel to well known Museums across the United States. I must collect more work in order for this Show to be accepted. If you have already sent me a piece of mailart for this show, I thank you. Please consider doing a new piece of mailart or create a crucifix from recycled material. The only thing I ask is that you remain respectful in your creations. This Exhibition is seen by all ages. Thank you!

Mail to: Sharon Silverman

The Face of Jesus Exhibition

P.O. Box 1212

Haverhill, MA 01831





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