2021 Worldwide Call for Mail Art

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2021 Worldwide Call for Mail Art

Time: March 11, 2021 at 6pm to April 15, 2021 at 7pm
Location: Ventura, CA, USA
Event Type: mail, art, call
Latest Activity: Mar 30

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found this in a search for mail art calls; doesn't seem to have been posted previously:

2021 Worldwide Call for Mail Art

Oct 10, 2020 – Los Angeles: Artists for A Better World International is calling upon global artists to send Mail Art to AFABW Int by April 15, 2021 (World Art Day). The theme for this Mail Art project is “Honoring Artists,” in recognition of the role of artists to inspire the world through their work.

Mail Art submissions will be featured on the AFABW Int website as well as on the weekly cable television series, Our Ventura TV, and social media channels.

There’s no cost to participate.

Create and have fun.

Send us your Mail Art!

Mail Art Movement

Mail Art is a global artistic movement centered on sending small-scale artworks through the postal service.

Media commonly used in Mail Art includes postcards, paper, rubber stamps, artist-created stamps (called artistamps), photography and paint, but can also include music, sound art, poetry, or anything that can be put in an envelope and sent via global postal services, such as a collage of recycled images and objects.

Mail art is considered art once it is sent.

Mail Art 2021 Details

THEME: This Mail Art theme is “Honoring Artists.”

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone in the world may participate.

COST: NO COST (other than postage to mail your art).

CELEBRATE: This Mail Art project celebrates World Art Day.

TV LIMITATIONS: All Mail Art that reflects the theme is welcome. However, there are limitations to the quantity and presentation of Mail Art that can be shown on TV. Such limitations include no nudity, no strong language, etc. Think in terms of “family-friendly” for U.S. television.

DEADLINE: Send your Mail Art by April 15, 2021 (World Art Day) to the following address:

AFABW Int Mail Art PO Box 1872 Ventura, CA. 93002 USA

You are encouraged to sign up for the AFABW Int “Art Line” eNewsletter for updates and other art opportunities.

Mail Art Exhibition Details

  • Featured Mail Art will be posted on the AFABW Int website.
  • Featured Mail Art will also be posted to AFABW Int social media channels.
  • Additionally, featured Mail Art will be broadcast on the weekly cable television series, Our Ventura TV, in California.

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Comment by Jeff Bagato on March 30, 2021 at 4:56pm

I did receive a response from George Alger at Our Ventura. He assured me that the address above is valid, and that the program is active and is receiving mail art from around the world.

I'm going to try to resend my big postcard, although I will spell out the name of the organization this time!

Comment by Jeff Bagato on March 29, 2021 at 11:36pm

Not sure what is up with this mail art call, but the large postcard I sent them to the address listed here was returned to me today. There art two stickers on the card: one says "unable to forward" and the other says "unclaimed."

I sent a message to the show's organizers asking for clarification, and I'll post a comment here if I receive a reply.

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