Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012
By the painter Afroditi Karamanli

With intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’

On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on the 2nd of Mai by the graphic designer Andrea Foudoulidi (in our current grey times)
We started a collection of artwork since 2011 and continue this year towards the exhibition on
2nd of May 2012
The first exhibition will be set up in the old Printing building (Tipografio) in Xiladika Thessaloniki, adjacent to the Railway Station: posting of artwork (not registered) 1 Aliakmonos str. (54647)Thessaloniki-Greece, in attention of : Andrea Foudoulidi

• Submission of artwork until 12th of April 2012 with a brief biography of the artist, typed with all the contact information, E-mail and telephone numbers
• Dimensions of originals , not photographs: A4 (24 x 21cm) or A5 (10 x 15cm), written on the back: full name, address , postcode, telephone numbers- home number, cell phone number, E-mail, title, materiality, year (artwork will not be returned)
• Please forward to other Artists friends
• Εntry fees (10 Euro) covering the expenses of the exhibition

Wednesday 2 of May 2012 – Opening
10p.m. – 5p.m. Coloring the façade of the exhibition space with perforated decorations and spray, with repeated motifs to create a 3-floor mosaic
Thursday 3rd of May 2012
10p.m. – 5p.m. Create with local residents, using recycling materials, a sculpture for Thessaloniki
Friday 4rth of May 2012
Music, Theater performances and Recitations of Literary Texts from 4 in the evening until 4 in the morning with the traditional bun of Thessaloniki

The exhibition will be transported shortly afterwards in the island of Skopelos with the initiative of the luxurious ‘Anna’s Restaurant’37003 Skopelos : 0030-6977686156 (in August) &
in Patras in September under the supervision of Anastasia Kapiniari, artist – textile weaver: , 0030-6936185282, Athens and Abroad

Confirmed participation:
• ‘Horizons of Events’ ( In charge: Tzimis Euthimiou, artist: 0030-6976689670

• Artists of ART BANK with painted paper notes with the title ‘The Color of Money’
• (attached manifesto)
In charge: Litsa Mousouli, artist: ,0030-6975745264

• Record of 200 artworks from Mail Art artists coming from all continents
• Artists of the Fine Arts Chamber of Greece,School of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki and Athens
• Art Associations and Organizations
Exhibition dates: 2-22 of May 2012
Curator Tanya Saroglou
Opening hours of exhibition space on the first floor, daily: 10p.m. -5p.m.
More Information: Afroditi Karamanli,
Telephone numbers: 2310-844701,6932564047,
0030-6944381864 – only from abroad

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Thank you, Afroditi for a beautiful exhibit in Athens!

some photos here:

"Gallery of Colors"/ Mail Art exhibit in Athens Nov 18-Nov 25.

Gallery of colors in Athens also sponsored an art event at the Tritsis Park,

on Sunday, November 18, 2012

It is a nature center and cultural center in northwestern Athens.

Students and children had a day full-of-color.

and Afroditi was able to do some sketching to in this lovely natural environment.

EGG - Gallery of  Colors Thessaloniki

25 Years of IUOMA Mail Art Exhibit+-
2 May, 2013, International Day of Colors, 2011, 2012, 2013

Theme: FREE with EGG shape
Size: 10 x 15 cm (postcard) until A4 (21 x 29 cm)
Technique: FREE only original art, no digital copies
No Jury - No return - Family Friendly, No offensive material

Deadline: April 23, 2013

Send to:
Afrodite Karamanli
48 Gambetta
54642 Thessaloniki GREECE
"EGG" - Thessaloniki Gallery of Colors
Greek Orthodox Easter will be May 5, 2013, and so the International Day of Color , May 2, 2013.
will be Thursday of Holy Week, the day we dye the eggs red and other colors.
For this mail art call we ask that you incorporate the shape of the EGG within the free theme of your work.
The EGG also is symbolic against the Egg-of-the-Snake of Fascism and Racism which is in the Economic Crisis
of Europe and elsewhere in the world.
Also suggested themes include:
"Internet - Human Relations against Alienation"
"Word and Deed for Change"
On May 2, 2013, Gallery of Colour Event:
Those in Thessaloniki are invited to bring their art supplies and participate in a "painting-the-wall" happening
at The Gallery of Colors, Aliakmonos 1 and Pipsou street in the WoodShops district ( Xiladika) near
the International Railroad Station in Thessaloniki, Greece
There will be cultural events in cooperation with the 2nd District of the City of Thessaloniki
and other community organizations.
August 16 - 26, 2013: Exhibit in honor of the 25 Years of IUOMA Mail Art:
Art work arriving by April 23, 2013 will be exhibited at the Aitoliko - Mesolonggi Gallery"
"ergogallery" of Grigoris. and Michalis Kotsaris
There will be events taking place with cutural organizations of Aitoliko and a Seminar Day
with the writings of Dionisios of Fourna, concerning the colors used by Emmanuel Panselinos
and the icon painting of the Macedonia School of the Byzantine Era.
Also on August 16 there will be an exhibit of the prints of Vaso Katrak at the Museum of V.Katraki.
All the art work of this Triennale will also be exhibited in the Fall, 2013, at the Gallery of Colors in Thessaloniki,
and there will be organized events and guided tours for schools and the general public.


Thank you, Afroditi, I see there is a new mail art call for the Gallery of Colors:


Now to create something with the shape of an EGG...or an EGG frame around it.

Lots of EGGs to you in the mail...and for Easter Time :-)

May I "egg" you on.dear friends,  to make an egg, or two, or three :-)

Posted information for EGG at discussions for Exhibits for 25 Years IUOMA:

Project 6: EGG - Gallery of Colors Thessaloniki and Aitoliko, GREECE

photos can be posted there, too

Make-an-EGG weekend,

and my table is a mess! But having fun :-)

Please see the discussion at 2013 Exhibitions for the recent mailart received for EGG!

Project 6: EGG - Gallery of Colors Thessaloniki and Aitoliko, GREECE

Beautiful BLUE egg and egg warmers from Suus in Mokum arrived in Greece today...

'will be in the EGG exhibit!

Special Happy Birthday to you, Afroditi...First Day of SPRING!


And this from David Stafford...loks like a Golden EGG to me :-)

See blogspot from mail art received:

More EGGs arriving in Thess:

Etegami from Debbie Davidson in Japan, above.

Recycled image of Lancelloto Bellini:

Suus in Mokum's beautiful BLUE:




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