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Mail-Art Projects List

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Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 28, 2012 at 7:05am



Send artwork about waterfalls or commercial postcards of waterfalls. 


This show will be on view in the National Park Service Visitor Center in Stehekin, Washington.  You can also view the show on our website: 


We want viewers in the Visitor Center to see at a glance not only your artwork and postcards but also your stamps, cancellation, messages -- the evidence that this was sent thru the mail by a person.  Please go to our website to see suggestions and examples of how to post your mail so viewers can see both your artwork/postcard and your stamps etc. at the same time:   


We aren’t able to return your entries.  There is no Jury.  All entries must be suitable for viewing by families with young children.


Size: Postcard size

Send one or two entries.

Deadline:  Aim for April 1st 2012 but it’s a soft deadline.

Exhibit dates:  April 15th to July 8th


Stehekin Mailart

P.O. Box 301

Stehekin, Washington

98852   USA


Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 23, 2012 at 5:45pm

@Val No, don't know; ask the organizer......

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on February 23, 2012 at 4:54pm

Hi Ruud! Re the John Cale 100th, do you know if there will be an Exhibition, and, if so, where and when?

Thanks and regards, Val

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 23, 2012 at 4:23pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 21, 2012 at 6:09pm

Mailart Call Kalevala


As preparation for an artist residency in Finland I am reading the Kalevala. Finland’s epic. It tells everything from the history of the world to how to make decent homebrew.


Send me your vision on the Kalevala.

Postcards, 10X15 cm only, all techniques. No returns, no fee, answer to all.

Exhibition at Art-café Kolin Ryynànen, Koli, Finland in August 2012.

Deadline June 1st 2012


Send to

Miranda Vissers

Jo Goudkuillaan 2

5626 GC Eindhoven

The Netherlands

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 20, 2012 at 6:55am


At February 29th 2012 (the leap day) the project GLOBALIZATION-CONNECTIONS-TIME takes place.

You are invited to join the 'Snowball' mail-art project by creating a postcard on this day and send it to Kunsthalle Hannover where it will be exhibited in March and on the next leap day Feb 29, 2016.


Subject 'Snowball'

„Snowball“ can be associated with winter, childhood, climate (change), speed, movement, colour, form, ...


On the back of your postcard please write:

-      title of your work

-      date of February 29th 2012

-      your name, city, country

-      and the name of artist duo Topp & Dubio who has invited you


This project is in itself a snowball effect, so please forward this information immediately to artists of your choice with the same request for creating a postcard on that day and to forward the information again to other artists of their choice, etc, etc.


Please send your mail-art to the following address:


Kunsthalle Hannover

Project February 29th 2012

Yasemin Yilmaz / Topp & Dubio

Zur Bettfedernfabrik 3

D-30451 Hannover/Germany


Your mail-art will immediately be part of the current exhibition there with a network installation and will be shown until March 18th 2012.


No fees, no returns.


Thank you for your participation!


Topp & Dubio



Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 13, 2012 at 6:08pm

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




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