31 December 2010

mailart with your poemics

Let me invite you to send me mailart with your poemics!

Poemics is the art between poetry and comics, it can also be defined as
the art of putting together elements of poetry and comics.

Please create your poemics and send them to:

Piotr Szreniawski
Chrobrego 7/8
20-611 Lublin
Poland

before January 15th, 2012.

technique/form: free

The works will be posted on the blog
http://poemicsandmailart.blogspot.com and published in an anthology (the
printed version will be sent to several libraries, and the pdf version will be available for free on the net, so that everyone can see it and even print it out).

all the best to you and please take part in the project!

pszren

IUOMA Poll-10




29 December 2010

Goddess Mail art/ATC

In April 2011, EtStudio celebrates the 4 year anniversary of starting the Goddess Mail Art call of fabulouso Creative Exchange. We have had submissions from 25 countries and one magnificent art show - and we will have the FIFTH ANNIVERSARY show of Goddess art and artist trading cards this SPRING!
WOOHOO
All art will be posted and shown on the blog -- see below, and artist trading cards will be exchanged.
1. Please send us your Goddess mail art, AND/OR six original (6) ATCs— a set of 6, or 6 versions of your work.
All cards submitted will be displayed in the SPRING show, (venue to be decided.)
2. Please include with your 6 card ATC submission: a pre-stamped return envelope (SASE), your contact information, including e-mail (if possible) and 1 page maximum about you and the way you made your work-- tell us a little about yourself & discuss your techniques and tools, and your image content.
3. Do you live outside the USA?
Don’t worry about return postage, send us something fun-- ephemera from your country, or even an extra ATC. We’ll pay the return postage. it’s easier that way.

Display Closing: Mid-August 2011, after which you will receive 6 trades mailed back!
For More Information, please contact Emily Townsend/11750 Carmel Drive/Lakewood, Colorado, 80215, USA.

http://goddessy-art.livejournal.com/

May we Honor the Goddess in all HER forms!

15 December 2010

Burnt Books - Update with deadline

Burnt Books

Nextbook Press is proud to announce a call for Mail Art to celebrate the publication of Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka, by Rodger Kamenetz.

Burnt Books is an evocative theme conjuring all kinds of imagery of loss and ephemera, memory, and the sharing of stories at a time when we are on the eve of dramatic changes in how words themselves are passed on and stories told. Conflicting perceptions on the meaning of ”death of print,” losses within the publishing industry and yet a rise of interest in small press publishing and new digital, interactive storytelling forms. The book may be burning (literally made of light not paper, online, eBooks etc.. ) yet it is not consumed by the flame; it is transformed, reincarnated, rejuvenated. Kamenetz addresses the transformative and healing power of storytelling and books in whatever form. We look forward to seeing your interpretations of this theme.

Details

Format: Mail Art, all media
Size: Standard post card, A4
NOTE:
Deadline: 1 January 2011


Exhibition & Documentation: Works will be scanned and published on this site. No fee, no jury, no return, online documentation.

Online exhibition will be promoted on the Nextbook Press and Tablet Magazine websites, Facebook, and Twitter. There will be an exhibition of works in New York City at a location to be announced.

To participate in the exhibition, mail art submissions should be sent by postal mail to:

Nextbook Press
ATTN: Margarita Korol
295 Lafayette Street, Suite 501
New York, New York 10012

MAIL ART 2010 OPENS IN PARIS 16 DECEMBER



PLEASE FOLLOW LINK: MAIL ART 2010.

7 December 2010

NODE PAJOMO - news

For the first time in two years, NODE PAJOMO runs late!! I'm not blaming Mother Nature but rather Hewlett- Packard for not building their printers to with stand intense cold!

However, finally, the Fall/Winter issue of Node Pajomo has launched and is afloat.

Twenty four (24!) pages of High Contrast eye strain!

Mail art projects from all over the globe!

Tape traders and mail artists that wish to fill your box with goodies!

Pocket sized! Makes a Great Stocking Stuffer for the mail artist on your list!

$1 USA, $2 everywhere else. Unused US Stamps are as good as cash and 'foreign' currency accepted at current exchange rates.

Libraries and infoshops: If Node Pajomo sounds like something your readers would read and funds are short, get in touch.

Subscribers: Your issues are stamped and off to the Post Office tomorrow morning!

--
POB 2632 Bellingham Washington 98227.2632 USA Earth

6 December 2010

collecting

Dear artist

This is an invitation to take part in my Mail Art project.

Theme: collecting

Thousands of people have special collections which vary from stamps, coins, wrappers of cigars to meaningful words and fond memories. Why do we collect? And how? Many contemporary artists use ‘the collecting’ to visualise their artistic concept. They also have the ability to put the principles of collecting into one postcard.

Size: 10 x 15 cm, postcard, maximum 2 postcards per artist.
Technique: free
No return, no fee, no selection by jury (pornographic images, violent, racist or insulting works will not be included in the show).
All works must be send by post

All participants will receive a message, please provide your name, surname, address and nationality

Exhibition: 20-02-2011 tot 11-03-2011 in the library of the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (NL). And all works will be posted on blog:

http://libraryblog.vanabbe.nl

A modest catalogue will be published in limited edition

All documentation will be kept in the collection of the library of the Van Abbemuseum.

Info: mircard@hotmail.com
Deadline to be received: 31-01-2011

Send to
Miranda Vissers
Verzamelen
Jo Goudkuillaan 2
NL-5626 GC Eindhoven
The Netherlands

5 December 2010

Industrie et Culture

THEME : Industrie et Culture.
Date limite : 20 mai 2012.
Format et techniques libres. Pas de jury, pas de retours.
Les oeuvres doivent être expédiées par la poste.
Exposition en 2012 à Charleroi.
Catalogue on line.
Envoyer à : Thierry Tillier
8 , rue du gouvernement
6000 Charleroi
Belgique.

http://charleroi1911-2011.blogspot.com/

2 December 2010

Lucky Rabbit ATC Call

In April 2011, Regina Artist Trading Cards celebrates 8 years of Creative Exchange.8 is a lucky number; 2011 is the year of the rabbit. Please join us in an Auspicious ATC Celebration Display and Exchange:Double Lucky Rabbit ATC Swap! Does your Rabbit have 8 legs? Do you wish it could fly? Do you like getting mail? What are pieces of 8 exactly? Have you ever made a super 8 film? On your travels, what have you ‘ate’ L8-ly? Do you think spiders are cool? Have you ever asked the Magic 8-Ball a question? Have you ever actually given someone a bronze anniversary present? Did you ever tip the number 8 and find infinity? (You don't need to fit your work into a theme)Just send us your ATC Art!Don’t be late! Celebrate 8!Send us your Art! by February 28, 2011 to: Lucky Rabbit c/o Regina ATC Celebrates 8, MacKenzie Art Gallery, 3475 Albert St., Regina, SK S4S 6X6. 1. Please send us six original (6) ATCs— a set of 6, or 6 versions of your work. All cards submitted will be displayed in the Learning Centre at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. (Please indicate if you do not want your work on posted on the web.) 2. Please include with your 6 card ATC submission: a pre-stamped return envelope (SASE), your contact information, including e-mail (if possible) and 1 page maximum about you and the way you made your work-- tell us a little about yourself & discuss your techniques and tools, and your image content. Do you live outside Canada? Don’t worry about return postage, send us something fun-- ephemera from your country, or even an extra ATC. We’ll pay the return postage. it’s easier that way.3. The party! Opening reception: Mackenzie Art Gallery, 2pm Sat April 2, 2011. There will be cake! And carrots!Display Closing: Mid-August 2011, after which you will receive 6 trades mailed back!For More Information, please contact the Regina ATC at artisttradingcards@hotmail.com or Phone: Risa at 306.584.4291

Quad Cities - Video Project

Canadian Mail Art Memory Box

Canadian Mail Art Memory Box with contributions from Dale Roberts, Lorraine Kwan, Marie-Claude Leclerc and Dewi. Contributions welcome, on the theme of Canadian Memories. Deadline January 1st. Canadian Mail Art Memory Box c/o MOoP 457 Craven Rd, Toronto ON Canada M4L 2Z5

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1 December 2010

Theme: I love Brazilian Culture

Call for artists/ International Exhibition of Mail Art
Theme: I love Brazilian Culture


Theme: I love Brazilian Culture

As part of the 3rd Biennale des Arts Brésiliens of Brussels, we are conducting a mail art project on the theme: I love Brazilian Culture.

All artists, residents in Brazil and the world, Brazilian or not, are invited to send mail art on any aspect of the Brazilian culture for the exhibition at the Maison des Cultures de Saint Gilles in Brussels, Belgium. Partners: of the Biennial:, Culture of St Gilles, Brazilian Embassy, Brazilian Ministery of Forein Office, COCOF_ French Community Commision, Smart Asbl,

Send your work about all aspects of Brazilian culture : dance, cults, music, football, martial arts, food, tourism, native and afro brazilian culture, nature, popular art, cinema, people diversity, language, music, cities, forests, animals, carnival, landscapes, literature, cinema, danses like Maracatu, frevo, maculelê,capoeira,caboclinhos, jongo, coco de zambê, carnival, samba, bumba-meu-boi, tambor de crioula, tambor de mina, dance of the Kongo, Moçambique, candomblé, macumba, cacuriá, lundu, carimbó, frevo, coco de roda,ciranda,frevo, samba, , cachaça, legends, stories, myths, personages, heroes, quilombos, musical instruments, popular toys, ceramics, antropofágic movement, at last everything that can be illustrated and to represent our diversity and creativity. (see: google.br)
Size: Postcards 10 x 15 cm - maximum 3 postcards per artist
NO RETURN – NO SELECTION – NO JURY (erotic images, violent, racist or insulting works will not be included in the show)

Technique: collage, draw, painting…

Exhibition: at the Maison des Cultures de Saint Gilles, in Brussels, 29 Septembre to 23 octoer 2011, as part of the 3rd Biennial des Arts Brésiliens de Bruxelles. I also plan on having a mail art show around Brazil in 2014 (world cup of football) and 2106 (Olympics) - Date 29 septembre to 23 ocotbre 2011

Documentation: All works will be posted on the blog: blog:http://ilovebrazilianculture.blogspot.com
Site: www.bienalbrasileiradebruxelas.be/
all works must be sent by post

Please provide your name, surname, nationality and e-mail address.
Info: inezolude@yahoo.com.br

Deadline to be received for the 3th Biennial: September 15, 2011
Sponsors of the Biennial:, Culture of St Gilles, Brazilian Embassy, Brazilian Ministery of Forein Office, COCOF_ French Community Commision, Smart Asbl,

Adress to send works

Inêz da Silva
Rue Saint Bernard, 17- bte 54
1060 Brussels
Belgium

24 November 2010

"Eerie Sight"

Call for Mail Art - "Eerie Sight"

Theme: You are invited to contribute one piece of original artwork, depicting or describing something you find to be an eerie sight. It should not be meant to be taken ironically or humorously.

Deadline: Nov. 10th, 2011

Format: Any format that will fit into an envelope.

Technique: Open. 2D only though.

Exhibition: Will be announced on website www.schibrowski.com and via email.


Please note: The contributed works of art will not be returned. They won`t be sold either. Please do provide your email adress.


Mail to:

Atelier Kostja Schibrowski
Postfach 46 02 12
04167 Leipzig
Germany

23 November 2010

December 2nd 2010

Bonjour Boys and Girls, Ladies and Gentlemen, Madammes et Monsieurs, Damen en Heren, etc.

I will be away from home between 24 xi 2010 and 06 xii 2010, will not have easy access to a computer, and so I will not be replying to IUOMA messages on a regular basis.
I am leaving the relative warmth of the South of France and going to to Darlington in the North East of England.

Darlington is famous (well, fame is relative -- think Warohl and 15 minutes) for i) being the birthplace of the railways in 1825, ii) having the worst professional football (soccer) team in the English leagues last season (although we did beat Chelsea 4-1 in a 3rd Round FA Cup replay in 1956 -- these memories are so precious that we cherish them over 50 years later!), iii) being the birthplace of me. And that's about it, folks.

If you would like to send me a piece of Mail Art to arrive on or before Thursday 2 December (the first day of the Jewish holiday of Hannukah) I will send you something back -- probably a postcard, possibly an envelope.

My address for the next couple of weeks is:

VM Herman,
18 Mayfields,
Uplands Rd,
GB - Darlington DL3 7TU,
England.

Thank you.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible;
Regards, Val

My everyday object

Great mail art project

The exhibition will take place in Milan, on the occasion of Salone Internazionale del Mobile from April 12, 2011 through April 17, 2011. Further details about the exhibition will follow. Mail Art Call - My everyday object
one object, one postcard

No returns
No participation fee
No selection/No jury
Free Technique

Postcard size only (A6 / 10,5 x 15 cm / 4.25" x 6")

All works must be sent by snail mail

Each participant can send one or more postcards for each object chosen: one object, one postcard.

DeadLine: 31st of March 2011
Documentation online at www.polifemo.org (please include your email address for notification of documentation)

Send to:

Polifemo
La Fabbrica del Vapore
Via Procaccini 4
20154 Milano
Italia

Exhibition: from April 12, 2011 through April 17, 2011 at Polifemo, La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy. La Fabbrica del Vapore, a center especially devoted to the youth's cultural production and belonging to the Milan City Council, is house to several associations promoting many activities aimed at young people. The 50° Salone Internazionale del Mobile involves the city of Milan, providing an opportunity to continue a reflection on design, on creativity and on culture. Polifemo, a cultural association working inside La Fabbrica del Vapore, wants to reflect on the usage of everyday objects by creating a great international mail-art-exhibition held inside its space on the occasion of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. Join us!
Feel free to forward this Mail Art Call! Thank you.

22 November 2010

Open doors

Within the framework of 4th edition of
PUERTAS ABIERTAS
EL BAJO - CALLS
---- MAIL ART ----

Subject: Open doors
Measures: 10x15cm. - Postal
Libre technique
Date Limit: 30-Sep-2011
Without Jury Without Selection. The works will not be given back Happening to comprise of the file of art mail of “EL BAJO”.

The received works will be exposed in 5th Edition of Open Doors November of 2011 And in http://grafismosdelbajo.blogspot.com

Sends your work by postal mail a

Primera Junta 902 – 2º
B1642DZF - San Isidro –
Prov. Bs. As. Argentina

EL BAJO: Sol Pedrosa/Samuel Montalvetti

20 November 2010

collecting

Theme: collecting

Thousands of people have special collections which vary from stamps, coins, wrappers of cigars to meaningful words and fond memories. Why do we collect? And how? Many contemporary artists use ‘the collecting’ to visualise their artistic concept. They also have the ability to put the principles of collecting into one postcard.

Size: 10 x 15 cm, postcard, maximum 2 postcards per artist.
Technique: free
No return, no fee, no selection by jury (erotic images, violent, racist or insulting works will not be included in the show).
All works must be send by post
All participants will receive a message, please provide your name, surname, address and nationality

Exhibition: 20-02-2011 tot 11-03-2011 in the library of the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (NL). And all works will be posted on blog: http://libraryblog.vanabbe.nl
A modest catalogue will be published in limited edition
All documentation will be kept in the collection of the library of the Van Abbemuseum.
Info: mircard@hotmail.com

Deadline to be received: 31-01-2011

Miranda Vissers
Verzamelen
Jo Goudkuillaan 2
NL-5626 GC Eindhoven
The Netherlands

19 November 2010

This is (mail) Art


Display, document or interpret your language and culture, and mail in your contribution to This Is (mail) art. Celebrate your community, neighbourhood, city or country through the medium of mail art. Where is the boundary between culture and language? Is it possible for one to exist without the other, or are they inexorably intertwined?

A joint effort between www.thisisart.ca and Culture and Language Connections (CLC), the show will be held in Montreal in May of 2011. All art must be postdated prior to April 15th 2011 to be included in the show. There is no jury, no returns, and all submissions will be exhibited excluding offensive, racist, discriminatory or hateful images. All techniques are welcome however there is a maximum size of 20 cm x 20 cm. Please provide your full name, address and email. All work will be documented on www.thisisart.ca.

Mail all submissions to:

This is (mail) Art
Attn: Kiera Pannell
PO Box 42085
3861 St Laurent
Montreal, QC
H2W 1A0
Canada

Deadline: April 15th, 2010

14 November 2010

13 November 2010

NO OIL IN ABRUZZO!

Would you like to participate on
NO OIL IN ABRUZZO!
Here informations:

http://mauradigiulio.wordpress.com/

deadline July 31,2011 but first you send first it will be shown!

http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/no-al-petrolio-in-abruzzo-no

No return
Technique free
Size maximum A4
All works must be sent by snail mail
Online documentation
If you don’t feel like the Giants of the Oil say your No!
You can find info about the fight against oil and about Abruzzo on :

http://www.lifeinabruzzo.com/the-fight-against-oil-to-protect-abruzzo/

and about the victorious campaign to stop MOG

http://dorsogna.blogspot.com/

Don’t forget your address,e-mail and website

Send to :
Maura Di Giulio
Via Sant’Antonio 22
66020 Pollutri (CH)
Italia

12 November 2010

Tea Time, All Over Again!

Tea Time, all over again!

A terrible thing happened to our little Tea Shop in Carytown. It suffered smoke
damage when the shop next to it had a fire. The wonderful display of mail art, from the last call three years ago, was damaged. Patricia and Mistie can't imagining reopening the shop without a display of mail art related to tea. Please help them out, once again, with some wonderful cards.

 Theme: Tea garden to tea cup. All about tea.
Media: open
Size: 4" X 6" (10.5 cm X 15 cm)
No Jury
No returns
On-line documentation
http://teatimemailart.blogspot.com/

Deadline: 31 Jan. 2011

The work will be exhibited at Carytown Teas in a very large and beautiful gold frame!
The resurrected shop will be as delightful as ever.  In the meantime, they are temporarily house 2 doors down from the shop. The teas have been re-blended. A funny story, the teas smelled smoky after the fire, except for the one tea that was supposed to smell that way. It had NO smell at all. Okay folks, make it happen again for the tea shop. You can see them here.http://www.carytownteas.com
    
Send your work to -
Carytown Teas
c/o Patricia
24 S. Nansemond St.
Richmond, VA 23221
U.S.A.

Include your name, address, and e-mail.

2 November 2010

Time

http://arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com/2010/09/no12-orak-clocks.html

Dear Friends,
it's time! Please, send Your Clocks!
Best, Ervin Zsubori, Hungary

MMA

1 November 2010

MOVIMENTO MULTICULTURAL DE ARTISTAS

APARTIS - MOVIMENTO MULTICULTURAL DE ARTISTAS and the Parish of San Francisco invites you to participate in the 1st Exhibition of Mail Art in San Francisco – Alcochete - Portugal.

The theme is free.

The work should be presented cardboard 10cm x15 cm.

The techniques can be drawing, painting, collage, photography, digital art. (Note: we only accept originals)

Each artist may participate in all classes, sending only one entry per category.

There will be no jury and all works will be exhibited, excluding images erotic / pornographic, violent, racist / xenophobic, violating any religion or offensive.

The work will not be returned.

Deadline for submission of works - April 20, 2011 (date of post)

Exhibition: in May 2011 at the Parish of San Francisco – Alcochete – Portugal (Date to be announced).

All papers will be published on the blog

http://saofranciscomailart.blogs.sapo.pt

Please provide your full name, nationality and email.

Submit your work to sf.mailart@gmail.com to facilitate publication in the blog.

But all entries must be mailed

Mailing Address:

Luís Fernando Graça
Rua Gomes Eanes de Azurara, 54 r/c Dt º
2870-419 Montijo
PORTUGAL

29 October 2010

HANDS ACROSS THE WATER

MAIL ART CALL: HANDS ACROSS THE WATER

Calling all mail artists!
FORMAT: 8.5 x 11 inch paper or 21 x 27 cm
TECHNIQUE: Draw, paint, collage, stamp or digital art
RULES: Make a full size outline of your hand and fill it in using any of the techniques listed above.
Leave the background around your hand print white. Decorate the hand portion.
DEADLINE: January 30, 2011

SEND TO:

Hands Across the Water,
16220 Via Solera Cir #106,
Fort Myers, FL 33908
USA


Documentation will be here on sharonzimmer.com

Faire un aperçu en taille réelle de votre main et le remplir en utilisant l'une des techniques énumérées ci-dessus.
Laissez le fond autour de votre empreinte de la main blanche. Décorez la partie à la main.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Hacer un esquema del mismo tamaño de su mano y lo rellenamos en el uso de cualquiera de las técnicas mencionadas anteriormente.
Deja el fondo alrededor de su impresión de la mano blanca. Decora la porción de la mano.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Erstellen Sie eine vollständige Übersicht über Größe der Hand und füllen Sie es mit einer der oben genannten Techniken.
Lassen Sie den Hintergrund um die Hand drucken weiß. Dekorieren Sie den Handteil.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Fai una sagoma a grandezza della tua mano e compilarlo usando una delle tecniche sopra elencate.
Invia il tuo sfondo intorno stampa bianca mano. Decorare la parte a mano.

23 October 2010

YELLOW TRAIN


Description: What about trains? Fast, slow, old, new, fashionable, classics, lonely stations; all that strange people, their hurry, their stories, their journeys. Always a definite itinerary from A location to B location. Between this two points, remember yourself one special train journey. We will meet in a YELLOW TRAIN. Together will be writing it’s story.

Technique: anything goes

Size: postal card

DEADLINE: AUGUST 2011

EXHIBITION: ON LINE

ADDRESS:
AnaSpînu,
Aleea I Primaverii, No: 51,
Craiova, Dolj,
Romania, 200103
NO RETURNS

PS:http://romailart.wordpress.com

Larger Questionaire on Mail-Art





A online Mail-Art research that will result in a publication next year. Please participate and answer the questions. Thank You!

IUOMA Poll-7






This is the 7th Poll. The results of all the polls will be published in 2011. The polls are published on several platforms. In the new communications times all the results of these Polls are added together and show significant results. Mostly over 150 people react to a poll and that gives some insight for sure.

Women: Secrets & Confidences

17 October 2010

Significant Dream Project

Hello dreamers,

I am inviting you to be a part of a mail art project I am conducting-

Please send me a post card size art work about a significant dream you've had. Create an image using any technique; collage, mixed media, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography... On the back briefly describe the dream or, the most memorable part of the dream, any insights, is it a reoccurring dream, how did you feel when you woke up, approx. when did you have this dream...
Send art work to -

Significant Dream Project
1480 Pickles Rd.
Denman Island B.C.
V0R 1T0 - Canada

Contributions to this mail art project will be included in a group show planned for Summer 2011 in the Comox Valley, B.C.
No returns, documentation to all participants. I will post project entries and, keep you updated about the upcoming show at http://collaborativespirit.blogspot.com/p/significant-dream-project.html

Hope to see you in dreams,
Cathy Stoyko

Art for Healing

Our theme of our Mail Art Exhibition is "Art for Healing" and will draw attention to art as a natural force that promotes health and well-being of the creator as well as viewer by changing a person's outlook and the way they experience the world. Artists and non-artists from around the world are invited to submit.

Size/Technique: postcard-sized (4 inches by 6 inches) piece of original mail art. Postcards submitted must be an original drawing, painting, collage, mixed media piece, poetry, or short story created by you. The artwork on the postcard can be either horizontal or vertical. No jury, no fees and no returns. Please no nudity, overly religious artwork, racist or pornographic art. This show will be viewed by the general public which will include children. Please include your email and mailing addresses printed on the back of the mail art.

Exhibition: Mail Art Exhibit will run in conjunction with the Third Annual "Art Among Friends" Art Exhibit. All received mail art will be viewed by approximately 1,000 visitors during the 2011 Art Among Friends weekend of September 24 & 25, 2011.
Documentation: All mail art submitted will be displayed as they are received on the Art Among Friends website starting in the Spring of 2011. Participants who provide an email address will also receive digital documentation after the event.
For more information- Please email me at info@artamongfriends.ca
Deadline to be received: September 20, 2011

"Art for Healing" Mail Art Exhibit
c/o J. Brann
44 Albert Street
Elliot Lake, Ontario
Canada P5A 2Y8

11 October 2010

Burnt Books

Burnt Books

11 Oct

Nextbook Press is proud to announce a call for Mail Art to celebrate the publication of Burnt Books: Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav and Franz Kafka, by Rodger Kamenetz.

Burnt Books is an evocative theme conjuring all kinds of imagery of loss and ephemera, memory, and the sharing of stories at a time when we are on the eve of dramatic changes in how words themselves are passed on and stories told. Conflicting perceptions on the meaning of ”death of print,” losses within the publishing industry and yet a rise of interest in small press publishing and new digital, interactive storytelling forms. The book may be burning (literally made of light not paper, online, eBooks etc.. ) yet it is not consumed by the flame; it is transformed, reincarnated, rejuvenated. Rodger Kamenetz’s book parallels the lives of two great storytellers: Rabbi Nachman the 18th century mystic and Franz Kafka, the modern era surrealist. Through this comparison, Kamenetz addresses the transformative and healing power of storytelling and books in whatever form. We look forward to seeing your interpretations of this theme.

Details

Format: Mail Art, all media

Size: Standard post card, A4

Deadline: Rolling. First come, first exhibited.

Exhibition & Documentation: Works will be scanned and published on this site. No fee, no jury, no return, online documentation.

Online exhibition will be promoted on the Nextbook Press and Tablet Magazine websites, Facebook, and Twitter. Physical exhibition of works in New York, TBA.

To participate in the exhibition, mail art submissions should be sent by postal mail to:

Nextbook Press

ATTN: Margarita Korol

295 Lafayette Street, Suite 501

New York, New York 10012

9 October 2010

4 Senses

Nonprofit institution of disabled people of Samara region "The Center of Social Initiatives" invites you to participate in mail-art project.

The topic is "4 Senses".

Usually one have 5 base sensations: visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory and sense of smell. visual sensation is critical because it gives majority of infor+mation about environment.

There are colourful ads, shop windows, coloured walls, vivid buses and trams around us. There is a lot of visual information so we often pay a little attention to it. But the people with no visual sensation usually have only four base sensations. How does one lives without critical sensaton?

One who wish to participate are proposed to reflect his own vision of blind's world.

Size is not restricted.

Tecnique: not restricted to particular tecnique.

The works should be sent via post not in an envelope. No copies, no E-mail contribution please.

The works received will not be rated or returned to sender.

The end date of work's registration: 1st March 2011.

Exhibition: we are planning to make a mobile exhibition in organizations andpublic places of Togliatti city. Also we will make a negotiations about making an exhibition in other Russian cities.

Documents: if the project will be successful then the catalogue printing is planned. Everyone who participated will get a printed catalogue in 2011.
All works received will be published in project's blog:
http://forsenses.blogspot.com/

Works should be sent to:

4 Senses
445040, Togliatti, Samara obl.,
P.O. box 5154,
Russia

8 October 2010

UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA

UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA

Please create a mini flux box. I would like to see your utopia and/or dystopia in a box or tin. It can be like a diorama or a flux-kit--however you like to work... or find your own style and way to express an idea. Nothing bigger than a cigar box please.

Show will be summer of 2011.

Send to :

UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA
c/o Jennifer Kosharek
665 Jasmine Way South
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
USA

All work will be included in the show. Work deadline is June 1, 2011.

A BOOK ABOUT DEATH THE EXHIBITION ARCHIVE: Fluxmuseum ABAD Opens in Texas [113]

A BOOK ABOUT DEATH THE EXHIBITION ARCHIVE: Fluxmuseum ABAD Opens in Texas [113]: "The Fluxmuseum opened up in Texas today with a massive exhibition devoted to games and gew gaws as well as the A Book About Death archive se..."

6 October 2010

St. Francis Mail Art Project

The St. Francis Mail Art Project is a on-going internet gallery of mail art that is received that positively depicts St. Francis, his life, his writing, and how individuals are living a life that is inspired by St. Francis.

The project is open to any type of print media of any size (no video or audio, please), and each artist's interpretation. Postcards, photographs, textiles, sculpture, mail art, artistamps, calligraphy...so many options.

Artists may send their work to:

The St. Francis Mail Art Project
14363 Oren Road North
Scandia, MN 55073
USA

Items will be scanned and/or photographed and uploaded to this website. Artists will receive written acknowledgment on the website. No financial compensation is offered for being showcased on the website. Artwork will not be returned.

4 October 2010

Human Colours, Music - Mail Art exhibition in Greece

8 days left to participate in the project:

Human Colours, Music

International MAIL ART Exhibition in Thessaloniki

November 2010
8 μέρες έμειναν για να ταχυδρομήσετε το έργο σας

2 October 2010

Land Art on Mail Art

Mail art call/ Javier F. Granda

International Mail Art - Call for Submissions

“Land Art on Mail Art”

Make a Land Art project on Mail Art.

Please send your work to:

Javier F. Granda
Ctra. Gral. N-634 #7
33868 SALAS – Asturias –
Spain

Size and Technique: Free.

Closing date: December 31, 2010.

All works will be published at http://landartonmailart.blogspot.com/

Handed in work will not be returned.

A digital catalogue will be made at the end of the project, including accompanying texts, all received works and artist details.

All submissions must include postal and email address

1 October 2010

Join in and Communicate!



Found on facebook (Rain Rien published it there). A lovely advertising for the new media in the old style).

29 September 2010

Performance Texts

Performance Texts: Graphic Scores: Open Scores: Visual Poems: Event Scores: Open Texts: Eternal Network:

FORMAT: Free

TECHNIQUE: Free

SIZE: Free

PARTICIPATION: Open to all

TERMS: No jury, no returns

EXHIBITION: March 3 - 8, 2011, during the Roanoke Marginal Arts Festival. Also a good hance of some of the scores being performed during the festival. Partial exhibits likely at Collab Fests in the weeks and months following the festival.

DOCUMENTATION: Photographic documentation online, in the textimagepoetry flickr sets and on the blogzine, textimagepoem. Some video also likely.

DEADLINE: February 28, 2011

Send To:
Jim Leftwich
525 10th St. S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24016 USA

an excerpt from: Composition in Retrospect by John Cage

EACH ACTIVITY IS CENTERED IN ITSELF, I.E., COMPOSITION, PERFORMANCE, AND LISTENING ARE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES.

A WORK SHOULD INCLUDE ITS ENVIRONMENT, IS ALWAYS EXPERIMENTAL (UNKNOWN IN ADVANCE).

NO BEGINNING, MIDDLE, OR END (PROCESS, NOT OBJECT).

UNIMPEDEDNESS AND INTERPENETRATION; NO CAUSE AND EFFECT.

ANYTHING CAN FOLLOW ANYTHING ELSE (PROVIDING NOTHING IS TAKEN AS THE BASIS).

INFLUENCE DERIVES FROM ONES OWN WORK (NOT FROM OUTSIDE IT).

ACTIVITY, NOT COMMUNICATION.

THE PRACTICALITY OF CHANGING SOCIETY DERIVES FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGING THE MIND.

The Big Red Post Box

Mail art project by a student in 3rd year of Intercative Arts course at Manchester's Metropolitan University.

More details at Big Red Post Box

28 September 2010

MAIL ART CALL KAUNAS BIENNIAL

A CALL FOR MAIL ART WORKS : TEXTILE 11 / KAUNAS BIENNIAL , LITHUANIA

“ GEORGE MACIUNAS AND BEYOND : FLUXUS NEVER STOPS “

In conjunction with the Kaunas Biennial, I have been asked to curate an exhibition relating to the history and current activities of FLUXUS artists and affiliates. As part of the exhibition, I am putting out a call for work to the mail art community. As the Biennial is Fiber / Textile oriented, keep this in mind when you are creating work to send … The concept for the show is as broad as you can make it. Postcards, Artist stamps, Visual Poetry, Zine Work, Stickers, Anything ……

The show’s title “GEORGE MACIUNAS AND BEYOND : FLUXUS NEVER STOPS” relates in part to an homage of George in his hometown, Kaunas, and a celebration of his “local hero” status, as well as an exposure of continuity in the FLUXUS community . Pease send works no larger than A4 paper size, and include your Name and contact info on back. Documentation to all .

DEADLINE FOR SENDING WORKS IS JUNE 31ST, 2011
SHIP TO :
KAUNAS BIENNIAL / FLUXUS
c/o Keith A. Buchholz / curator
3449 Hartford
St. Louis, Mo. 63118
U.S.A.

27 September 2010

CAT CALL

Call for Mail Art

This is a CAT call ... meeeeeeeee-OW ... for your fabulous cat art ... mail art!

No size limit and presently, no deadline.

Technique free.

Your art will not be returned.

I am a collector of all that is 'cat' and would like to set up an exhibit with our local library ... who knows what from there! But I can't do anything until I have response. So, please contribute to creating a clowder !

Please create your art in good spirit and keep in mind the possibility of childrens' viewing. This may not only promote your art, but will promote the art of ... mail art!

Please send your works to:

Nikki Soppelsa
36 4th Avenue
Berea, OH 44017
U.S.A.

Include "For the Love of Cats" on the envelope.

Your art will be posted here and also on Facebook (when I have enough art to set it up).

So for the love of mail art and for the love of cats (in art) ... have fun!

Thank you!

26 September 2010

International Disability Awareness Day

Mail art call

3rd December 2010 is International Disability Awareness Day

The Museum Street Centre (Papworth Trust: www.papworth.org.uk ) will be celebrating this event. To join us in celebrating and have your image form the basis of an international Mail Art collaborative exhibition, please send your original postcard sized images about disability before December 3rd to:

The Papworth Trust
40-42 Museum Street
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP1 1JQ - UK

Alternatively email your original jpeg images 10x6 inches to Philip.vaughan-williams@papworth.org.uk

All images received will be used by people accessing the Museum Street Centre to form the basis of collaborative works about disability and will be displayed in the centre forming the backdrop to the celebrations.

Many Thanks in advance of receiving your works

Phill (JCSynthetics) :-)

25 September 2010

I love Brazilian Culture

Call for artists/ art mail

Theme: I love Brazilian Culture

As part of the 3rd Biennale des Arts Brésiliens of Brussels, we are conducting a mail art project on the theme: I love Brazilian Culture.

All artists, residents in Brazil and the world, Brazilian or not, are invited to send mail art on any aspect of the Brazilian culture for the exhibition at the Maison des Cultures de Saint Gilles in Brussels, Belgium.

Send your work about all aspects of Brazilian culture : dance, cults, music, football, martial art, food, tourism, native and afro brazilian culture, nature, literature, popular art, cinema, people diversity, language, food, music, cities, forests, animals, carnival, landscapes, literature, cinema, danses like Maracatu, frevo, caboclinhos, jongo, coco de zambê, carnival, samba, bumba-meu-boi, tambor de crioula, tambor de mina, dance of the Kongo, Moçambique, candomblé, macumba, cacuriá, lundu, carimbó, frevo, coco de roda,ciranda,frevo, samba, , cachaça, legends, stories, myths, landscapes, cities, personages, , capoeira, maculelê, history, heroes, quilombos, musical instruments, popular toys, ceramics, antropofágic movement, at last everything that can be illustrated and to represent our diversity and creativity. ( google.br)

Size: Postcards 10 x 15 cm - maximum 3 postcards per artist

NO RETURN – NO SELECTION – NO JURY (erotic images, violent, racist or insulting works will not be included in the show)

Technique: collage, draw, painting…

Exhibition: at the Maison des Cultures de Saint Gilles, in Brussels, Septembre 2011, as part of the 3rd Biennial des Arts Brésiliens de Bruxelles. I also plan on having a mail art show around Brazil in 2014 (world cup of football) and 2016 (Olympics) - Date to be announced.

Documentation: All works will be posted on the blog

http://www.bienalbrasileiradebruxelas.be/

all works must be sent by post

Please provide your name, surname, nationality and e-mail address.

Deadline to be received for the 3th Biennial: September 15, 2011

Inêz da Silva
Rue Saint Bernard, 17- bte 54
1060 Brussels
Belgium

Jeans


Human Colours, Music

Call for pARTicipation – “Donate a chance at life”-
Part two
Here is my open call for a charitable mail art Exhibition. Please help me spread the call as much as possible all over the planet, so spread it as much as you can.

Human Colours, Music

International MAIL ART Exhibition in Thessaloniki

November 2010


On the occasion of the slogan “Donate a chance at life” of the Hellenic Society of Haematology, we are organizing a Mail Art exhibition in Athens, Greece and we are inviting artists from all over the world to participate and donate, with their work, the blood of life for their fellow-man.
Title: Human Colours, Music (part 2)
Technique: free.
Format: painting, drawing, print, collage, Envelopes, Artistamps, (without frame or glass)
(Only original works will be accepted, photocopies or e-mails of works will not be accepted)
Size, only: ex libris, post card (10x15 cm), A4 (19x29,7 cm).
All works must be sending by post with postage stamps.
Works will not be returned, they will all be exhibited.
All proceeds will be donated to the Hellenic Society of Haematology (www.eae.gr/new/index.asp) and will be auctioned by it for its purposes.
The exhibition will be held in Vellideio Cultural Centre in Thessaloniki on November 2010.
Artists who wish to take part in this exhibition as well should send their works until October 10 - 2010.
Catalogue will be sent to everyone by the Hellenic Society of Haematology.
Online catalogue on the website: 
-Main Organisation:
-Hellenic Society of Haematology www.eae.gr/new/index.asp
-Under the auspices of the:
-José Carreras Friends Association of Greece-Fight against Leukemia (www.carreras-gr.blogspot.com  and the
-Gina Bachauer International Music Association (www.bachauer.org)
Art director- initiator - curator of the project:
Thomai Kontou
Special Music Consultant:
Constantine P. Carambelas-Sgourdas

Artistic coordination:
Stavros Galatos
Assistant curator
Ioanna Papachristou
Theoretical curator of music and art.
Despoina Pagoni

Works can be sent to:

Thomai Kontou
Xanthou 9,
40200 Elassona,
Greece


Please do not forget to note your address and e-mail.
Any artist is welcome to paint on music paper if they wish to. Examples of music paper can be found at the following website: www.dolmetsch.com/manuscriptpaper.htm

24 September 2010

LIVE THE MAIL ART!

NEW CALL FOR MAIL ART / MAIL ART

Area, region, stall, area, place of belonging, residence, may be given endless definitions of where one chooses to be, by place of birth, which spends much of life, gestate emotions, situations, feelings, making we like being there.
...It is possible that we move for various reasons, which makes us to stop taking it in another physical space and its place in the World.
Or that our place in the world a small space like a room, house or a landscape.
One and only one set and choose where to belong. Where he expresses his wishes, his family or weapon projects.
So we always have "our place in the World, by choice or fate or whoever that knows things, we were up there. Wherever we say "this is my place in the world"
How, why and what's yours? Compartámoslo.

Theme: "MY PLACE IN THE WORLD"
Technique: Free
Format: Mail Art - Maximum A4

Deadline: October 31, 2010.

Send to:
Claudia Ligorria / Mail Art
Constitution 1742 PB "A"
(CP 1646) San Fernando
Provincia de Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA

Are discussed in this Blog.
Sharing my place in the world with all participants, will be an exhibition of all work in my beloved San Fernando in "plural" - San Fernando.

There will be a 2 nd exhibition of works in a room located in the City of Buenos Aires on a date to be determined.
And which are invited.
Documentation will be sent to all participants.
From already thank you very much for participating, I hope your shipments.
A hug from my place in the world, San Fernando, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.

Claudia Ligorria
www.artecorreo-claudialigorria.blogspot.com

21 September 2010

Bastarded xerox

Theme: Bastarded xerox

Info: Send your works of art, in the making of which a Xerox was used one way or the other. Any themes and formats are acceptable.

Comment: All correspondence will be posted at http://www.bastardedxerox.blogspot.com/

Deadline: no

Artist:
Vitaly Maklakov /
P.O. Box 38 /
Sverdlovsk area /
c.Kamensk-Uralsky /
623430 / Russia /

v.kab9@list.ru


from Russia with love & dada regards
Vitaly

19 September 2010

HANDS ACROSS THE WATER

MAIL ART CALL: HANDS ACROSS THE WATER

FORMAT: 8.5 x 11 in paper
TECHNIQUES: Draw, paint, collage, stamp or digital art
RULES: Make a full size outline of your hand and fill it in using any of the techniques above & leave the background white.

DEADLINE: JANUARY 30, 2011

MAIL TO:
Sharon Zimmer
16220 Via Solera Cir. #106,
Fort Myers,
FL 33908 USA

DOCUMENTATION: Online at www.sharonzimmer.com

15 September 2010

55 project


Mail-Art call:
THEME: Born in 1955 and now I’m 55 years old. Surprise me with anything related to the number 55

TECHNIQUE: Free. Drawing, painting, collage, calligraphy, photography, rubberstamps .... it’s up to you!
SIZE: Free.
Formats and materials in compliance with current postal regulations.
PARTICIPATION: Open to all
TERMS: No jury, no prizes, no returns
DOCUMENTATION: all works will be published at this blog.
DEADLINE to be received: July 8, 2011
Thanks!!!!
Adress : See Photo!

http://amuldo-project55.blogspot.com/2010/09/mail-art-call.html

6 September 2010

EVO MORALES, LA PACHAMAMA, LA SPERANZA BOLIVIANA

THEME : "EVO MORALES, LA PACHAMAMA, L'ESPOIR BOLIVIEN".
Date limite : 25 mai 2012.
Format et techniques libres. Pas de jury, pas de retours.
Les oeuvres doivent être expédiées par la poste.
Exposition en 2012 à La Paz, Bolivia.
Envoyer à : Philippe Pissier,
5 rue Clemenceau,
46170 Castelnau-Montratier,
France.

TEMA : "EVO MORALES, LA PACHAMAMA, LA ESPERANZA BOLIVIANA"
Limite de fecha : 25 de mayo 2012.
Formato y técnica libres. Sin jurado ni reenvio.
Exposición en 2012, La Paz, Bolivia.
Envios a : Philippe Pissier,
5 rue Clemenceau,
46170 Castelnau-Montratier,
Francia.

THEME : "EVO MORALES, THE PACHAMAMA, THE BOLIVIAN HOPE".
Deadline : May 25th, 2012.
Free technique and size. No fees. No jury.
No return.Exhibition in 2012 in La Paz, Bolivia.
All works must be sent by post.
Send to : Philippe Pissier,
5 rue Clemenceau,
46170 Castelnau-Montratier,
France.

TEMA : "EVO MORALES, LA PACHAMAMA, LA SPERANZA BOLIVIANA"
Data limite : 25 maggio 2012.
Formato e tecniche libere. Senza giuria,senza rinvio.
Mostre per 2012, La Paz, Bolivia.
Spedire a: Philippe Pissier,
5 rue Clemenceau,
46170 Castelnau-Montratier,
France.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=158232524187477&v=app_2344061033&ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=158232524187477

5 September 2010

NO COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL

Sarei lieto della tua partecipazione.
I would be happy to receive your contribution.


INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT

NO COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL

Il produrre arte che risponda esclusivamente alle proprie esigenze creative senza scendere a compromessi per renderla bene di consumo
The production of an art that fits exclusively one’s own creative needs without stooping to compromises to make it a consumer good

Formato: libero / Format: free

Tecnica libera : opere in 2 & 3 dimensioni; ma anche musica,video, performance, poesia e brevi racconti (su supporto digitale)
Technique free: works in 2 & 3 dimension; , as well as music, video, performance, poetry and small stories(on digital support)

Scadenza 10 dicembre 2010/ deadline: 2010, December 10th

nessuna restituzione, nessuna tassa, nessuna selezione,nessuna giuria / no return, no fee, no selection, no jury
(No pornography please)

I lavori vanno spediti al seguente indirizzo: / Works should be sent at the following address:

Maurizio Follin, Via M.te Cervino, 27
30173 Favaro V.to - Venezia - Italy

indicando nome, cognome, nazionalità ed indirizzo dell'artista + indirizzo e-mail (per l’invio della documentazione finale) ed eventuale sito web
please insert name, surname, country, address + e-mail address (for notification of final documentation) and web site if exist.

Tutti i lavori devono essere spediti per posta con affrancatura postale / All works must be send by post with postage stamps.

Catalogo on-line su sito: / On line catalogue on the website: http://itsonlymailartnocommercial.blogspot.com/

Catalogo in pdf scaricabile a cura di / pdf catalog by : Claudio Romeo

Esposizioni (in data da definire) presso / Exibition:
Galleria Terre Rare - Bologna
Garage N.3 Gallery - Venezia Mestre
Spazio espositivo "Barrique" - Scriò di Dolegna del Collio GO

Evento organizzato in collaborazione con:
DodoDada Arte Postale - http://dododada.ning.com/
Terre Rare - http://www.terrerare.net/
Ambasciata di Venezia : http://www.artistampnews.com/dated_calls/html/italian_calls.html
Reantà Non Ordinaria - http://realtano.it/

Testi critici : Giancarlo Da Lio


CON PREGHIERA DI DIFFUSIONE, GRAZIE IN ANTICIPO
PLEASE, DIFFUSE TO YOUR CONTACTS, THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

Maurizio

mi scuso se avete già ricevuto questo invito e/o avete già partecipato
I apologize if you have received this invitation or you have been involved

IT’S ONLY MAIL ART
http://itsonlymailart.blogspot.com/
http://www.realtano.it/

3 September 2010

Visiting Walenstadt in Switzerland - Exhibition H.R. Fricker.



This video gives a first impression of the exhibition in Walenstadt with an overview of H.R. Fricker's impressive work in Switzerland. Litsa Spathi and Ruud Janssen visited the exhibition on August 30th 2010.

2 September 2010

Mini[e]MailArt No11

Dear Friend,

the project of Arnolfini Archives called Mini[e]MailArt No11. (Tickets) has closed with 55 participants. And now, we ask You to participate in the No12. autumn series: Clocks.

Details here:

http://arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com/2010/09/no12-orak-clocks.html

We are waiting for Your work!

Have a creative Autumn,
best, Ervin Zsubori, Hungary

http://arnolfini-mma.blogspot.com

25 August 2010

Steal this blog now

Like it says, steal this blog. A sort of dumb tribute to Abbie Hoffman I guess. Post anything you want. Crash it, destroy it. Change the template. Do what you like. I don't care. (Log in: stealthisblognow@gmail.com Password: everybody) Try it. I'm not lying.

http://stealthisblognow.blogspot.com/

Ow, this is a Mail-Art project that only works digitally. We will see how this develops. I will make an advertising on the blog now....

24 August 2010

A JOURNEY TO THE EAST

OPEN CALL :

2nd MAIL ART EXHIBITION , " A JOURNEY TO THE EAST "

an International Mail Art Project 2011 dedicated for Peace to the world, west java, Bandung, Indonesia.

Peace for everyone, who ever you are, where ever you are, what ever you are
lets imagine PEACE to encircle the world. inspiring and spreading more !
Thank you for giving PEACE a chance...


Love and Peace ! Evie Satijadi & Toni Antonius

THEME : A JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Deadline : 30 May 2011.
Free technique and size. No fees. No jury.
No return.Anything that can be sent
Exhibitions in 2011, SOS Sanggar Olah Seni ( www.savesos.blogspot.com )

information : seniman_s@yahoo.com.sg

Send to :

A JOURNEY TO THE EAST MAILART
Evie.S & Toni
Kotakpos 6622
BDCO 40116A
Bandung - West Java
Indonesia

23 August 2010

Ray Johnson


1962-2012 - 50 years of mail art in homage to Ray Johnson from the New York School of CorresponDance

Theme: Please send a sign of renewed adherence, love and gratitude to this "School", to celebrate this important anniversary together.medium/technique: free
No return - No jury - no selection.Exhibition.Documentation to... participants.

Info:
anna.boschi@teletu.it
Deadline: March 31, 2012
Mailartmeeting Archives
Via G. Tanari 1445/B
40024 Castel San Pietro Terme-BO
ITALY

22 August 2010

Take care of your planet daily!

I invite you to participate in my project: "How do I take care of my planet daily?"
Free style with the inclusion of the text: "Everyday Ecology"
Size 10 x 15cm or 15 x 15cm
Works will be showed starting November 19th, 2010 at MAC (Canadenses Artists Museum) until November 21, celebrating the International Day of Pure Air.
The Mail Art will be retained as part of the permanent collection of the MAC. This is the first mail art project in the city of Canada de Gomez, Argentina.
Deadline: November 5th, 2010
Send to:
Rosa Gravino
Chacabuco 833
2500 Canada de Gómez
ARGENTINA

PLEASE, DIFFUSE TO YOUR CONTACTS, THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

e invito a participar de mi proyecto “Cómo cuido mi planeta diariamente?”.
Técnica Libre con la inclusión del texto "Ecología Cotidiana"
Medidas 10x15 cm / 15x15 cm
Exhibición desde el 19 hasta el 21 de noviembre en celebración del Día Internacional del Aire Puro.
Todas las obras recibidas formaran parte de la colección permanente del MAC (Museo de Artistas Cañadenses). Es el primer proyecto de Arte Correo en la ciudad de Cañada de Gómez
Plazo hasta el 5 de noviembre de 2010
Enviar a:
Rosa Gravino
Chacabuco 833
2500 Canada de Gómez
ARGENTINA

Ti invito a partecipare al mio progetto "Come prendersi cura del pianeta quotidianamente?"
Tecnica libera ma includi Ecologia di ognigiorno.
Misure: 10 x 15 cm / 15 x15 cm
Mostra dal 19 al 21 novembre per celebrare la giornata internazionale dell’aria pura.
Tutte le opere faranno parte della collezione del Museo degli Artisti Canadiesi. E’ il primo progetto di mail art nella città di Cañada de Gómez.SCADENZA 5 novembre 2010
Enviare a:
Rosa Gravino
Chacabuco 833
2500 Canada de Gómez
ARGENTINA

13 August 2010

Spaltenstein Project - Germany

Mail art campaign and exhibitions
"(C)OLD DEAR INJURED PERSON"

This is the title of the mail art project of the Gotthilf-Vöhringer School (Department of nursing) in Friedrichshafen and the "International Artist Initiative SPALTENSTEIN-PROJEKT”, which is issued worldwide.
Negative headlines often shape the reports on older/old people in the media. The staff at the elderly and disabled homes often suffer from this image, although they do highly professional work in their institutions. It is therefore the objective of this Mail art campaign and exhibitions, to provide the public with a different picture of the often strange world of elderly people in an artisanal way. The main focus of the campaign will therefore be the participants’ point of view on all facets of age/aging.

What is mail art?

Mail art implies that anyone who is interested in participating sends his/her self-created works of art to the initiator by mail (for free). It is important to know that the work of art remains with the initiator and will not be returned. The initiator is obliged to publish these works and can not obtain a personal profit from it. In addition, the initiator is committed to document the exhibition of the work and accord each participant a brochure/ catalog for free. In opposition to widespread customs in art competitions this campaign/exhibition takes place without evaluation or rating of individual work by others. Therefore all participants are treated equally, from amateur to professional artists. By employing this concept the Gotthilf-Vöhringer-School (Department of nursing) and the "Spaltenstein Projekt" follow the tradition of Ray Johnson (founder of the New York Correspondence School in 1962, died 1995), who first embarked on this path with the idea of international Mail Art.

Desirable is now the participation of artists, such as young and old people, patients, relatives, nurses, doctors and therapists: everyone is most welcome to participate. The entry deadline for the works, which can not be sent by e-mail, is the 31st of October 2010, the format is limited to postcard size (maximum 14x21 cm). We ask the participants to provide us with their e-mail address in addition to their postal address so we can confirm the arrival of their entry as soon as possible.

Two-mail art exhibition venues are already fixed: the “Gotthilf-Vöhringer School” and Gallery “PLATFORM 3/3” in Friedrichshafen. Several institutions in Baden-Wuerttemberg have already signalled their cities’ / town’s interest in a cooperation- either providing independent Mail-art exhibitions or subsequent projects.

For the start-up we have been generously provided with some funds by the Johannes-Ziegler-Stiftung Wilhelmsdorf and we hope to be able to secure additional funding as soon as possible to not only create a leaflet on the exhibition but a professional catalog.

By participating, the artists transfer the picture rights of their submitted works for the documentation and the publication of the exhibitions in print and Internet media to the “International Artist Initiative Spaltenstein-Projekt”.

As usual with mail art, the slogan is: "No profit, no jury, no return.", but instead you get the documentation!

Contact and shipping address:
"International Artist Initiative SPALTENSTEIN PROJECT"
Matthias Brugger,
Unterer Lettenweg 2
88677 Markdorf

GERMANY
www.spaltenstein-projekt.eu

12 August 2010

Mail Art Show at BMC by John Held Jr.



Photo: Hazel Larsen Archer, Untitled (Ray in Josef Albers' Class), ca. 1945-1948. Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer and BMC Museum + Arts Center

MC to DiY:
The Continuing Influence of Black Mountain College Artists

(Josef & Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Carolyn Brown, Remy Charlip, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ray Johnson, Karen Karnes, Albert Lanier, M. C. Richards, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Snelson, Norman Solomon [Mr. Postcards], Marie Tavroges Stilkind, David Tudor, Cy Twombly, Peter Voulkos, et al.)

Mail Art Show Curated with Lecture by
John Held, Jr.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College 2
A Conference Co-hosted by
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
October 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Snelson

Send Mail Art to:
BMC to DiY
Black Mountain College Museum
56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
Works to remain in BMC Museum archive.
http://www.blackmountaincollege.org

4 August 2010

Article in Broken Pencil - USA/Canada


The Undying Art of Mail

We used to send mail, and there used to be an underground movement of artists who made mail art. Laura Trethewey tracks down the artists who made the postal system an integral part of their work to find out how mail art is faring in the age of the Internet.

27 July 2010

Collecting - Project Call

Theme: collecting

Thousands of people have special collections which vary from stamps, coins, wrappers of cigars to meaningful words and fond memories. Why do we collect? And how? Many contemporary artists use ‘the collecting’ to visualise their artistic concept. They also have the ability to put the principles of collecting into one postcard.

Size: 10 x 15 cm, postcard, maximum 2 postcards per artist.

Technique: free

No return, no fee, no selection by jury (erotic images, violent, racist or insulting works will not be included in the show).

All works works must be send by post

All participants will receive a message, please provide your name, surname, address and nationality

Exhibition: 20-02-2011 tot 11-03-2011 in the library of the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (NL). And all works will be posted on blog: http://vanabbebibliotheek.blogspot.com

A modest catalogue will be published in limited edition

All documentation will be kept in the collection of the library of the Van Abbemuseum.

Info: mircard@hotmail.com

Deadline to be received: 31-01-2011

Miranda Vissers

Verzamelen

Jo Goudkuillaan 2

5626 GC Eindhoven

The Netherlands

26 July 2010

Space Art Mail

!!! Please, pay attention to:

International Mail Art Project
Space Art Mail

Size: 35x25cm, cardboard
Techniques: painting, collage, drawing
Not in an envelope please, no e-mail contribution, no copies
No return
Dead line: 15.10. 2010

Exhibition: 16.12.2010-15.02.2011
In The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, St.Petersburg, Russia

Forward to:
The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications
7 Pochtamtskaya str.
190000, St. Petersburg
Russia

23 July 2010

Mail art call/centrum Kultury "ZAMEK"

„MAIL US ART” is a classic mail art action in which you can send any example of your artistic work via post or e-mail. Send your work till October 15th, 2010 and choose the technique and topic yourself. All project recived will be published on www.mailusart.blogspot.com and will be presented during the exibition lasting from October 15th till November 30th, 2010 in the Centrum Kultury „Zamek” gallery.

Stick a stamp and mail us your work:
Mail Us Art
Centrum Kultury „Zamek”
pl. Swiętojański 1
54-076 Wroclaw
Poland

If you don’t like going out, send us your work by e-mail:



Thank you.
Barbara Manda
Centrum Kultury "ZAMEK", pl. Świętojański 1
tel (0-71) 349 35 36

21 July 2010

Message in a Bottle....

is the mailart project I am inviting you to.
Bottle your thoughts, visions, messages, images, dreams...
let that inspiration flown freely into an ocean of ideas.

Requisites:

1.Format and techniques: free

2.Only snail post at:

PC(TICTAC)
Postfach 1140
82319 Starnberg
Germany

3.The deadline will be:
February 18.2011.

All mail art received will be kept and posted here. Documentation to each participant. Thank you everyone! Patrizia TICTAC

see: http://messageinabottle-tictac.blogspot.com/

MUTE SOUND - SPAIN



20 July 2010

FASHION PROJECT

FASHION - Send me your visual views on clothing, fads and fashions.

Please make your envelope a fashion statement. Then stuff it with tissue paper, wrapping paper and ribbon that has been printed with any kind of advertising or logos. Old clothing labels would be great too. Samples posted on the blog.

Mailing Size: not important

Technique: on an envelope

Deadline: Dec 31, 2010.

All mail to be posted on http://paperandpostage.blogspot.com

I will be making a dress with everything you send - stamps, envelopes, paper, ribbon and labels. With luck the dress will become part of a fashion show on recycling. Questions? pixelkart@gmail.com

Lorraine Kwan
#202, 3580 West 41st Ave
Vancouver BC
Canada V6N 3E6

A DOODLE FOR HAITI


MAIL ART CALL - A DOODLE FOR HAITI
Artists from around the world are invited to submit a postcard-sized piece of original artwork to us. There will be no jury, no fees and no return of artwork – All the postcards will be published on the blog:
www.accademiadelloscarabocchio.blogspot.com.

All received postcards will be viewed during some exhibition starting from the 24th of Aprile 2010. All postcards will be auctioned off in a silent auction. All the proceeds will be donated to Haiti via Unicef.

The theme is DOODLING - Let Your Imagination Run Wild.


Postcards must be received before April 20, 2010 to be include in the first show and first auction that will take place during the Doodle Day organized by the Cultural Association Genius Loci in Matera (Italy) on the 24th of April 2010. It is possible to send works until the 10 of June. Postcards received after that first date of april 2010 will be included in shows and auctions in different galleries. (Matera, Bari…) from April 2010 to June 2010 Postcards submitted must be an original drawing, painting, collage, mixed media piece, poetry, or short story created by you and must fit on a standard
postcard dimensions. (max cm 13x18) Please no nudity, overly religious artwork, racist, or pornographic art. The shows will be viewed by the general public which will include children.
Please include on the back of your work: - Your name, full mailing address, title of artwork, medium and email address, (website if you have one).

All postcards to be mailed to:

Ass. Genius Loci (Doodle Day)
Via La Martella, 51
75100 Matera
Italy

For more information – please contact: geniuslocimatera@libero.it

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