Mail-Art Projects List


Mail-Art Projects List

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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Started by Mick Boyle. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Oct 31. 28 Replies


Started by Sequoia Postal Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Oct 30. 1 Reply


Started by Hikmet Şahin. Last reply by Sharon Silverman Apr 1. 1 Reply

New mail art project

Started by Martyn Brown Mar 10. 0 Replies


Started by Sequoia Postal Art. Last reply by Janys oliveira Nov 21, 2018. 1 Reply

email only mail art call

Started by Mick Boyle. Last reply by Roberto Scala Nov 14, 2018. 3 Replies

New mail art call : Science Fiction

Started by Eric Bruth. Last reply by Linda Rogers Sep 9, 2018. 6 Replies

Your City

Started by Maria Consuelo Guacuto Blanco. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Aug 13, 2018. 5 Replies

Origami Open - call-out for folded paper!

Started by Dominic Mason. Last reply by Maria José Silva - Mizé May 28, 2018. 2 Replies

5IVE letter WORDS - Mail Art Show

Started by Mick Boyle. Last reply by Mick Boyle May 28, 2018. 1 Reply

Call for Mail Art - Theme: Escape

Started by Allison Ruby. Last reply by Allison Ruby May 27, 2018. 2 Replies

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Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on March 31, 2012 at 11:42pm

Here's the skull link or as we like to say - skully link.

Comment by John M. Bennett on March 31, 2012 at 10:10pm

Where's the skull ink??  skull link  skull link skull link

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 31, 2012 at 6:52pm

Fluxus /Anti-Art

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 Belgium.
Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on March 30, 2012 at 3:07pm

Don't forget about Skull Appreciation Day! We've all got skulls and can appreciate them. Click on the link for details.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 30, 2012 at 1:47pm

Hi PJM! If you are artisticaly underemployed at the moment, and looking for a project, then why not look at mine? Send me an empty envelope of any size, to my "Summer" project, and it will be displayed at the Mediatheque (library) in Sigean, France, this Spring (next week!) and again in the summer (August). Mail it to me at 1 Rue de la Vieille Fontaine, F-11130 Sigean, France, and, if possible, write 'Sigean' somewhere on the front of it.

Thank you! And now you have something to do, too.

Regards, Val

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on March 30, 2012 at 7:06am

What happened to all the Mail Art projects in March? They seem to have stopped! Any ideas why??


Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 14, 2012 at 8:38pm

<Mail Art Project> “The Future” at Atelier Kirigiris

We were attacked by a Inexperience earthquake disaster, tsunami and radioactive contamination in 2011. And it is still alive under the influence. However, we and our children have "The Future". Please show your “The Future” for us.

So, We decide theme of new mail art is “The Future”.

Although size and technique are free, please send them by snail mail with your name, address, e-mail address, small photo and simplified personal history(CV).

Exhibition will be held at Atelier Kirigiris in June 2012.

An on-line catalog in blog form or album exhibition by facebook is carried out.

A work you sent to us is not returned.

Moreover, if you can cooperate, can you donate sheets of stamp for sale?

I hope to be made to a part of exhibition expense in a gallery.

If the price in the case of selling was decided, please let me know.

Please think that a theme is a curator’s recommend theme. So, you can send works by free theme. For example, “Mail Art is pleasant for me” etc. Enjoy freely.



DEADLINE:15th May 2012

SEND TO: Atelier Kirigiris

536-2 Fujisawa, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa #251-0052 JAPAN

Co-planner: Keiichi Nakamura

1-18-7-402 Kamiochiai, Shinjuku-ku, #161-0034 JAPAN

Comment by Susanna Lakner on March 14, 2012 at 11:16am

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 13, 2012 at 8:00am

Emmanuel Richon

Curator, Blue Penny Museum


26 February 2012


Dear fellow Mauritians, at home and abroad, and all lovers of art


The Blue Penny Museum is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. To mark the occasion the Museum will be organizing a wide-ranging exhibition of folk art that will revolve around our world-famous philatelic heritage, the Mauritius ‘Post Office’, Blue and Red Vermilion, stamps


These two philatelic jewels are admired by collectors from around the world, and so afford incredible visibility to our country without us realizing it. A square centimetre apiece, they represent three centuries of European engraving and are an unparalleled symbol of postal history in colonial times.


You may be surprised to learn that philately is in fact far more popular in the world than football. According to the famous philatelic firm, Stanley & Gibbons, China alone has over 60 million philatelists! The postage stamp is a worldwide product whose use is part and parcel of our daily lives. So, we can easily say that our two stamps are in fact the pinnacle of a vastly popular art form. Their aesthetic value is almost iconic.


The Blue Penny Museum is the only place in the world where the two jewels can be seen by the public on a daily basis. It is thus duty-bound to bring these stamps closer to the local population, and, in so doing, celebrate our chance of possessing the most sought-after philatelic objects in the world. Showing these stamps as part and parcel of our national heritage is a challenge that will enable the museum to serve as a link between a supposedly elitist art culture and contemporary artists. The solution to this challenge can be resumed in a single idea: MAIL-ART.


Mail Art or Postal Art is a form of art that combines the basic elements of postal correspondence with the major artistic disciplines. The term encompasses artistic creations travelling uncovered through the Post Office, with their address and stamp being cancelled in the normal way. In fact, a proper definition of the term Mail-Art requires quite simply a better understanding of such key words as popular, simple, daily, diverted, free, international.


We are therefore, inviting you to express yourself through a popular art form, which, by the mere fact of its passing through the postal system, receives the seal of official approval. Let us thus express our Mauritian culture in a multitude of forms through a simple artistic envelope defined according to the choice and format of the artist, but with one fundamental constraint, namely:


The compulsory journey through the postal service to reach the museum.


Each artist is free to create as many artworks as they wish. Depending on the number of entries received, we will set up a temporary exhibition at the museum to create a cultural event around the works sent through the postal service.


Apart from one major constraint mentioned above, the choice of subject remains totally free, humour, politics, diversion, cartoons, abstract. All means are good to pool our views on the postal mode, and at the same time, create an extraordinary cultural event.


Each work/envelope will be exposed on the front side. Packages are also most welcome, as they will give a three-dimensional perspective to the exhibition. The only common point is the route through the post office.


Since none of the letters or packages will be opened, given that their content is not important, the sender’s details should appear on the letter or package.


Upon receipt, the Museum reserves the right to select the works to be exposed, not for censorship purposes, but rather to ensure fairness between the exhibitors and also a certain level of quality in the exhibition itself. It is to be noted that the works will not be returned to the artists after the exhibition and the references sent by the artist will be those used during the exhibition.


Should some artists want to ensure the safe receipt of their works, it is recommended that these are sent registered post with acknowledgement of receipt. It goes without saying that an item that has not been received cannot be displayed. The originality of the art work or its format should in no case prevent its safe delivery to the Blue Penny Museum.


Mail Art practiced on a large scale by many Mauritian artists through a major exhibition dedicated to a postal art that is admired all over the world is a cultural challenge that we are sharing with you. Depending on the number of art works received, together with the seriousness of the intent, the Museum will make a point of finding the means to publish a catalogue for this occasion. Every artwork exhibited will appear in the catalogue if the necessary funding is obtained. Entrance to the exhibition will be free. We thus make a special appeal to our Mauritian compatriots residing abroad to use this opportunity to express their commitment to their country.


All entries must be addressed to:

Mail Art Exhibition

Blue Penny Museum

Caudan Waterfront

Port Louis



The deadline for submission is Thursday 31 May 2012.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on March 12, 2012 at 3:38pm

Invitation for participation

Land of olive trees
International Exhibition Mail Art
18 July 2012
Evia Greece
Invitation for participation
Artists and friends of art from all over the world you are invited to send by post a small and original work of art, inspired by the olive, related to the environment, the natural sciences, the mythology, the history, the literature, the folklore etc.
The holy-olive tree of Athens, possesses the first place between the fruitful trees of Greek nature that had every important part in economy, in social development, and also in the adoration, in the glorifies and in customs.
Objectives of this project are:
The multicultural dialogue through art, of every place where olive flourishes as a tree, or as a symbolic value of peace and prosperity of populations
The comprehension of the contribution of olive in social, cultural and economic life and the consciousness of environmental repercussions that is related to culture and the management of its products.
The promotion of the importance of olive products and traditional Mediterranean diet in health.
Subject: Land of olive trees
Participation: Free of charge
Technique: free (photograph, painting, drawing, etching, collage, mixed techniques, etc).
Size: (21 x 21 cm). Sending in envelope.
On the back of the work, we request you to include: title, complete name, country, postal address, e-mail and web site, (your addresses and the documents of contact, will not be published on internet).
The works are not judged, not compete, not sold, will not be returned.
All works will be presented in the International Mail Art Exhibition in Greece, Tunis and Switzerland.
All works will be publicised on the blog
Certification of participation will be sent to all participants, afterwards the exhibition.
Printed catalogue (depends of the sponsors).

Upcoming Exhibitions:
  • 1 to 8 July 2012. Cultural Center of Psachna Euboea, Greece. With the sponsorship of the city of Messapia - Dirfys. The exhibition will have the character of party with music and other events parallel to the knowledge of the typical products of Euboea, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives 2012.
  • 3 to12 Setembre 2012 as part of the 10th International Art Festival of Monastir in Tunisia.
  • 9 to 30 November 2012. ERGO Art Lab, Lugano Switzerland.
Organization: Evian Centre of Arts
Project- Assiduity: Fedra Rachouti
Municipality of Messapia – Dirfys
Cultural Association of Artists and Friends Art Evia
ΑΒΑΜ Association Fine Arts Monastir
ERGO Art Lab, Lugano Switzerland
Deadline of sending the works: 31 May 2012 .
ERGO Art Lab
Via alla Campagna 22
6900, Lugano
For more information:



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