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New mail art project

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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

Mail Art Egg Project 2018

Started by Éva Mosonyi. Last reply by Maurício Rosa Feb 13, 2018. 1 Reply

LEONE ROSSO red lion LION ROUGE Roter Löwe

Started by TIZIANA BARACCHI. Last reply by TIZIANA BARACCHI Feb 1, 2018. 4 Replies

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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

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




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