31 December 2007

Poem-Makers invited.....

Mail Art Show looking for Poem-Makers +++++
Call for Work

Call for Work - Calling all Artists

The making of mail as art, “mail art” has a history stretching back at least to the 1950s. Mail art has in the past rooted in a rejection of the commerce and exclusivity of the gallery show. The making of mail art, “mail-art” continues to be a common practice in an age dominated by electronic communication. This exhibition will continue to break down the division between the mailbox and the gallery. To that end, Niagara County Community College Art Gallery is seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibition, aiming to display the myriad manifestations of mail art. Artists working in all media are encouraged to participate. The topic and content of each piece is solely the choice of the artist. Artists are asked to produce one piece of mail art and send it to guest curator Becky Moda. Your work will be displayed in a cataloged group exhibition in the Spring. After the exhibition closes, each participating artist will receive via mail the work of another artist. “Senders receive,” as mail artists say.

The mail art movement is uniquely populist and non-commercial, involving non-traditional distribution methods and the potential for global reach. Let's breathe new life into this fascinating movement, which predated and in some ways predicted the artist networking boom enabled by the internet.

It is asked that the artists adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Please send one piece of mail art to: Mail Art, NCCC Gallery, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, New York 14132-9460 by February 14, 2008.

2. The mail art can take any shape, in two or three dimensions. Pieces can expand when opened, but must be easily re-mailed for less than five dollars.

Email any questions to beckymoda@gmail.com

24 December 2007

CALLS 2008

The mailbox from all that it comes for this way. El Taller de Zenon tries to classify it, but not always it coincides with the author. The border between the different artistic fields every day is mas diffuse and the theoretical ones do not put in agreement in the limits of every field. After years of study to discover the differences, we have decided that only the author is authorized to decide where to fit his work.


///////////////// CALLS 2008

/////MAILART ////// / VISUAL POETRY

Chooses a call (or both) and send us your works.
Answer and exchange to all. Exhibition in our web-galleries.
Open theme. No deadline. To indicate the call.

Miguel Jimenez
El Taller de Zenón
C/ Santa María de Guía nº 1 - 4º C
ES - 41008 Sevilla España


______________________________

El Taller de Zenón - www.eltallerdezenon.com

23 December 2007

Architecture

Modesto Art MuseumE-mail: mam@modestoartmuseum.org

URL: http://modestoartmuseum.org

What is Mail Art?
List of participating artists

Tema: Architecture Mail Art Call

Direccion postal: Inside and Out Mail Art, Modesto Art Museum, 404 Patrick Lane, Modesto, CA 95350 USAFecha limite: 13 February 2008

Convocatoria: Architecture Mail Art Call : Inside and Out: Architecture and Interior Design Mail Art Event and DialogueThis is a mail art exhibit and dialogue. Visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to make mail art in response to the mail art they see on the walls and send it to the participating artists. The event is sponsored by the Modesto Art Museum, modestoartmuseum.org.Theme: architecture, world, future, fantasy, dynamic, traditional, and symbolic architecture, city planning, architects, landscape architecture, gothic, ancient, googie, art deco, mid-century modern, post-modern, interior design, fabric, furniture, lighting, designers, etc.Format: Envelopes, post cards, stamps, collage, drawings, paintings, models, computer generations, photographs, mixed media, etc. We recommend use of the outside of your medium, incorporating the postage stamp and address into your art.Deadline for all entries: 13 February 2008Exhibit: The exhibition will be in Modesto, California, March 15-29, 2008, at Picasso\'s Deli and Gallery.Mail Art Dialogue:

All participants over 18 years old will receive one or more pieces of mail art from gallery visitors responding to your mail art.

Return: none, unless accompanied by a self addressed envelope with sufficient postage for return mail. International participants must include multiple postal coupons for return.Size: no limitsDocumentation: All artists listed on the web site. See also Mail Art Dialogue above.Note: Please include your mailing address and email address on/in your entry for acknowledgement and mail art dialogue.

Send Entries to:
Inside and Out Mail Art,
Modesto Art Museum,
404 Patrick Lane,
Modesto, CA 95350
USA

Questions: mam@modestoartmuseum.org

22 December 2007

ABC BOOK BY MISTER ROSE

Mister Rose's ABC : A Little Book For Little People has just been published by Lalande Digital Art Press Paris. The 3-page, full-color book features original gouache paintings and poetic tongue-twisters that follow the alphabet from Arnold the annoying Airplane to (tough and dumb) Luck to Nero the Nail (he lives in a wall in Mister Rose's house) to the yackety Ying-Yangs and finally, Zoe the zaftig Zebra. Saddle-stitched and impeccably printed by digital master, Robert Ruscoe at Lalande, Mister Rose's ABC is really a book for kids of all ages, a perfect cadeau de Noël or New Year's gift.

"Parents will have an enjoyable time reading this to their toddlers and trying to figure out why Ditzy, the deaf-as-a-door knob dog, is always digging and dancing," says Ruscoe who has two little boys. "My favorite is Nero the Nail, or maybe Romney's Rain – "Hey! Don't Complain!"

The play of words and images is typical of the artist's imagination, which is pleasantly skewed towards the impossible and the poetic. "W" is Wally Water, he writes. "Wally is originally from Wabash." Nero the nail "lives in my house," he explains. Karl, his kitten, "computes with a flute." Parents will have quite a time explaining where Wabash is and how you compute with musical instruments.

"It's the kind of kid's book," says the author's father, Irving, "that will probably drive parents crazy attempting to explain the strange words and weird and funny situations. And hey, I know! He's my son!"

Matthew Rose is an American artist and writer based in Paris, France. He exhibits his collages, text works, paintings and objects throughout the US and Europe. This is his first published children's book. To see more of his work, click Collage By Matthew Rose.

The ABC, published in English, is specially-priced for web sales at only 10 € each (plus 2 euros postage for France and Europe; 4 € postage for the US). Ordering is easy: Checks (in Euros) or PayPal accepted. Bulk orders (10 - 25) are 7,50 €; orders of 50 or more 5 € each. If you like, the author will sign and dedicate the books if you are giving them as a Christmas or New Year's gift to someone little or even someone big.

For more information on this book, or to find how how to produce your own books, or heck, maybe you just want to order one or two or three books now, contact MISTER ROSE'S ABC. [If mail link is not working, e mail : mistahrose at yahoo dot com]. And yes, this book (well, its original gouache works) were mailed. The cover is actually the mailed work – the top of the box – sent to Mayor Tom, 3 years old, a resident of New York.

18 December 2007

Unfinished Adventures

Unfinished Adventures

For this project, please send postcards about your unfinished adventures. All works will be documented on http://unfinishedadventures.wordpress.com. A small exhibition is in plan in June 2008.

For my project please send me only postcards that deal with any technique.

Deadline: none

Chun Kaiqun /
Blk 403 Bukit
Batok West Ave 7 #12-18
/ 650403 / Singapore /

chunkaiqun@gmail.com

14 December 2007

Doors and Passages

MAIL ART CALL

Exhibition in the city and on the internet website of the city.

Subject : Doors and passages
Size : envelops, postcards, maximum A4
Technics : drawings, paintings, collages, photos.

Deadline : 2008, January, the 15 th

Send to : Office du tourisme du Pays de Vernoux
Le Cheminou – 32 rue Simon Vialet – F-07240 Vernoux en Vivarais – France.
Documentation and thanks to all participants !

13 December 2007

BRULESQUE

Burlesque Mail Art Call by Kat van Trollebol *Netherlands*

What is burlesque?

a literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of grotesque exaggeration of comic imitation a mockery usually by caricature theatrical entertainment of a broadly humorous often earthy character consisting of short turns, comic skits and sometimes striptease acts
Burlesque is a direct descendant of the Commedia dell'arte where principal characters would carry a "burle" - a stick with a padded end - with which they would slap the other players for comic effect *the origin of "slapstick" comedy. Burlesque performers often create elaborate sets with lush, colorful costumers, mood appropriate music and dramatic lighting. Burlesque is a style of entertainment that encompasses pastiche, parody and wit. Send me some Burlesque mail art!

Deadline: July 2008

Kat van Trollebol
Tafelbergstraat 18
5025 HM Tilburg
Nederland

All entries will be shown and archived at : http://www.goddelijkegladiolen.com/

Answer and interchange to everybody. No fees. No returns.

12 December 2007

STARS

CALLING ALL STARS

SEND YOUR STARS TO ME
For my project please send me any medium that deal with any technique.

Deadline: none

M.A.C.
20 W.2ND ST. APT. 4
DULUTH, MN 55802
USA

11 December 2007

REMEMBER! DON'T FORGET THIS!!!


Mail-art call from Hungary!!!

Theme: In memoriam of Lacko

Lacko Szilagyi was an expressive "art-brut" PUNK-painter who commited suicide in february this year.

He was my husband....

For more information about him and the pictures please visit: http://artinthemailbox2.blogspot.com/
Media: Collages, paintings, photographs ,computer art,drawings, stamps, whatever you like!
Size: no larger than A4

Deadline: 3 Feb 2008
Send to: Zoe Szilagyi
Kokeny u.7
8200 Veszprem
Hungary

A Flock Takes Flight

'A Flock Takes Flight' -

Draw a bird in flight and we will transform it into a soft sculpture which will form an installation at Christ Church Staincliffe.

Deadline = 1st July 2008. No returns. Documentation to all participants.

Send to,

'A Flock Takes Flight' Mail Art,
Gary Cromack,
34 Millbrook Gardens,
Staincliffe,
Dewsbury WF13 4SF,
UK.

Recycling

RECYCLING

Theme: You have two possibilities:

In the first, your mail art may be on the topic of recycling.
Secondly, your mail art may be on the topic of your choice but created only with materials which have been reused, in order to create a "recycled" work.

Format et technique: free.
Documentation: catalog to all participants and online with weekly updates at:

http://projetartpostalrecyclage2008.blogspot.com/

9 December 2007

SACI DAYS

THEME: SACI DAYS

SACI DAY PROJECT theme "Saci"., deadline: october 31, 2008 ( SACI DAY) ,

send works to:
SACI DAY Project,
DÉBORA KIKUTI,
Rua Braulio Guedes, 56 apto 45 -
Gopouva, Guarulhos - SP, CEP 07092-090.
BRAZIL

More: http://projetosaci.blogspot.com/

For my project please send me any medium that deal with any technique.

Deadline: 31.10.2008

DÉBORA / R BRÁULIO GUEDES,56 APTO45 / 07092 090 / BRAZIL /

deborakikuti@gmail.com

7 December 2007

SHOES! A mail art call by Sharon Zimmer

Shoes: mail art call
For this mail art call, send in anything shoe related that will be suitable for going through the postal service. Photos, drawings, collage, postcards. Deadline: February 14, 2008. One submission per person please. Mark your name and country/city if you want to be credited properly on my blog. All submissions will be documented there and there are no returns or jury. Please do not send anything by registered mail!

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Pour cet appel d'art de courrier, introduisez n'importe quoi la chaussure reliée qui conviendra à passer par le service postal. Photos, schémas, collage, cartes postales. Date-limite : 14 février 2008. Une soumission satisfont par personne. Marquez votre nom et pays/ville si vous voulez être crédité correctement sur mon blog. Toutes les soumissions seront documentées ici et il n'y a aucun retour ou jury. Veuillez n'envoyer rien par courrier recommandé !

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Para esta llamada del arte del correo, envíe en cualquier cosa el zapato relacionado que será conveniente para pasar con el servicio postal. Fotos, dibujos, collage, postales. Plazo: 14 de febrero de 2008. Una sumisión satisface por persona. Marque su nombre y país/ciudad si usted desea ser acreditado correctamente en mi blog. Todas las sumisiones serán documentadas aquí y no hay vueltas o jurado. ¡No envíe por favor cualquier cosa por el correo registrado!

Send to:
Shoes!
15747 Caloosa Creek Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33908
USA

Documentation online at: http://www.sharonzimmer.com/

USA mail artists: NEW

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/USAmailartists/

About this group: USA Mail Artists is a group for people 18 and over who like to create and exchange mail art. Any mail artist who is willing to post their mailing address in our database for exchange of mail art with other US mail artists is welcome to join. There is no off topic posting, it must be about mail art. Also, please no cross posting of mail art calls from outside the USA. This group is to focus on US mail art. You may post mail art calls in the database, but you are responsible to maintain your listing. You can add a link to your blog or site in the Links section.

Pass the word on to other US mail artists that you know already. Sending mail art on this group is strictly the responsibility of each member and is not endorsed, monitored or controlled by the group moderator. Do not always expect returns, that is the nature of mail art. Be patient, sometimes people are very busy with life and get out their returns infrequently. You can post photos of your mail art in the Photos section. Limit your photos to 20 so each member has space. Please email the moderator with your real name/pen name, mailing address and email to join the group.

Sharon Zimmer, Moderator
http://www.sharonzimmer.com My blog with mail art documentation & mail art calls/projects

Expo of Joseph W. Huber's work



6 December 2007

PEEP

PEEP! QUARTERLYA new publication of art and writing. Open submission. No poetry. Each issue will be black and white, colour cover, free inserts/gifts. We have no funding, this is all self-published.

www.milktwosugars.org

For my publication please send me any medium that deal with any technique.

Deadline: 01.01.2010

bob milner / 6 savile drive / horbury wf4 6jp / england /

e-mail: bob.milner@yahoo.co.uk

5 December 2007

"je lis, tu lis, nous lisons:

"je lis, tu lis, nous lisons:
-mon personnage favori
-mon livre de chevet..."

Commentaire: Je propose un projet sur le thème:"je lis, tu lis, nous lisons:
-mon personnage favori
-mon livre de chevet...."
Documentation à tous
Expo des envois sur un blog spécial et au cours d'un café lecture à la médiathèque , pour lire en fête (octobre 2008)
le blog créé pour ce projet
http://lirenfete08.blogspot.com/
http://melimailart.blogspot.com/

Date limite: 28 août 2008

ADRESSE: Miss Yves
Médiathèque , place du champ de mars
B.P.330
50010 Saint-Lô cedex France

From Judith Hoffberg - USA

Dear Artist:

We invite you to exhibit in "Your Documents Please" a traveling show we are sponsoring that will open April 4, 2008 in Japan at the Museum of Arts and Crafts­Itami.

We are seeking work that functions visually or conceptually as if it were an identification document. and is about the size of a conventional passport (and flat enough to transport easily). This could mean that the work addresses pre-existing forms of ID (such as Passports or drivers' licenses) and their political connotations (such as bureaucracy, profiling, the image a country projects to outsiders, the nature of identity, etc.) or it could mean any small scale art work (abstract, figure, text, etc.) since any personal expression can be thought of as a form of identification.

There will be artists from many countries participating, especially including Japan, Hungary and Slovakia where we already have venues to exhibit as well as the US where we also expect it will travel. Having the broadest range of interpretations of a Passport size ID document in an international context with many artists will maximize the interest for viewers of the exhibition. Instead of labels for the works, we plan to generate standardized ID documents from supporting materials submitted by email which will be displayed below each artist's work.

The ID artwork must be in Brooklyn or Japan by March 20, 2008 in order for it to be in the April 4 opening. We wish to get preliminary confirmation of participation before December 15.

Please visit our website:
http://www.maruda.info/
which has further information and will be updated regularly. Also, our contact in Slovakia is working on funding for an exhibition catalogue.

Please reply as soon as possible and feel free to ask us or the curators if you have further questions. Also let us know how to contact others who you think we should invite to participate.

Yours,
András Böröcz and Robbin Silverberg

Curators: Daniel Georges and Rumi Tsuda
ibid@maruda.us
225 South 1st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718 388-0525

4 December 2007

"de A à Z"

Thème : "de A à Z"
envoyez-nous une lettre de l'alphabet, dessinée, illustrée, collée, découpée, peinte, calligraphiée...
Format : A4 maximum
Technique libre.
Lettre, adresse et timbre sur la même face.
Votre adresse snail, e-mail, site ou blog, au dos ou dans l'enveloppe.
Une documentation sera envoyée à chaque participant.
Images pouvant être vues par des enfants.
Pas de retour.
Date limite : 15 mai 2008.
Exposition sur le blog www.azmailart.over-blog.com et en juin 2008 à Gradignan (33).

Lettres et Images
5 rue de Mandavit
33170 Gradignan - France

3 December 2007

PORTRAIT MAILART CALL



On September 12 2006 I started a project titled, "A
Face A Day". I've drawn a face inspired by someone,
something, alive, dead, make believe.... each and
every day through to September 12th 2007. These drawings
are created on a small piece of linoleum and then
eventually cut out and printed in a small edition, to date I have 74
images printed up with the remainder of the images
just waiting to be cut out.

As I print these images I usually print a few extra
onto postcard weight pieces, some make it into the
mail, others sit around my studio waiting for a chance
to take a trip through the postal system.

I've been fascinated with mailart my whole life and
thought this would be a great opportunity to exchange
work with other mail artists from around the world.

In keeping with my "A Face A Day" project, I'd like to
exchange postcards with your version of a portrait.
Once again the subject of the portrait is up to your
interpretation of that.

End date is May 22 2008, and your postcards will be posted
on my blog at http://dberube-art.blogspot.com/ as I receive them.

Please include your full address, email address and if
you would like, a link to your site.

I will be sending a postcard of my own to all
participants.

Mail to:
DBerube-Art/David Berube
462 West 52nd St.
Apt. #3N
NY, NY 10019
USA

ROCK STARS - MUSICIANS

ART CALL FOR POSTCARDS OF ROCK STARS, MUSICIANS. OPEN TO ALL HAND-MADE TRADITIONAL MEDIUMS.

* Technique: Open, hand-made.
* Postcard Size: Standard.
* Please hand sign all cards.
* No return.
* I will respond with my art postcards of this theme to each art postcard I receive with a legible address.
* All artwork received will be exhibited at: http://mailart-myndzi-rockstars.blogspot.com/


Send your postcard to:

C G
9353 S. Princeton St
Highlands Ranch, CO, 80130
USA

1 December 2007

Moved my blogs to one place!

Hello to all mail artists out there, I just wanted to update everyone that I have moved these blogs below:
  • mailartnetwork.blogspot.com
  • doorsoftheworld.blogspot.com
  • handcarvedstamps.blogspot.com
  • sharonzimmer.blogspot.com
They are now located at: http://sharonzimmer.typepad.com
So now everything is in one place! I am still uploading the photos for each project page, so in a few hours it will be complete. You can still email me with your mail art calls at:
sharonzimmer at comcast dot net (please put those together) or send me snail mail with your info. Be sure to put "mail art" in the subject line. Please pass on this info to other mail artists you know or cross post on other mail art lists. My mailing address hasn't changed and is located on each page.
Thanks,
Sharon

30 November 2007

29 November 2007

A **Bookmarker** Show

An Open Call To all International Mail Artists:


You are invited to participate in an International Bookmarker Art show.

The Plainsboro Library of Plainsboro, New Jersey, USA, is sponsoring an arts festival called Cultural Crossroads.
We are asking mail artists from around the world to submit a decorated bookmarker (or two!) to help us celebrate the connection and community that mail artists create by sharing their work.

We expect many participants of all ages to come see this show, and to make their own bookmarkers as they are inspired by your amazing creative addition. Lots of children from our very diverse community will both see your work, and create their own at our festival. We are thrilled to be building bridges of connection from all over the world to our corner here in Central New Jersey.

Since this theme of Cultural Crossroads represents diversity, we are especially delighted to have an international representation in this bookmarker show.

Please decorate the enclosed bookmarker in any way you would like – drawing or painting, collage, words, or whatever moves you.
If you like, you can incorporate our theme of Cultural Crossroads.

Please mail back the bookmarks no later than June 15, 2008 to:

Cultural Crossroads Bookmarkers
c/o Emily Townsend
19 Sapphire Dr.
West Windsor, NJ 08550 USA

We must receive the bookmarkers before the end June, 2008, in order to be included in the show.

We will be selling all the bookmarkers to help us raise funds to build a new library.

Thank you so much for your creative participation – and if you cannot help, please feel free to pass this letter and bookmarkers along to someone who might want to!

27 November 2007

PEACE by PIECE

peace by piece

visit www.kiaralinda.com for project details. For my project please send me all postal objects that deal with any technique.

Deadline: 15.12.2007

Kiaralinda / 1206 3rd st. n. / safety harbor fl 34695 / usa /

kiaralinda@earthlink.net

25 November 2007

www.eltallerdezenon.com

MAILART /// VISUAL POETRY . Calls 2007

The mailbox from all that it comes for this way. El Taller de Zenon tries to classify it, but not always it coincides with the author. The border between the different artistic fields every day is mas diffuse and the theoretical ones do not put in agreement in the limits of every field. After years of study to discover the differences, we have decided that only the author is authorized to decide where to fit his work.

CALLS 2007

MAILART - VISUAL POETRY


Chooses a call (or both) and send us your works.
Answer and exchange to all. Exhibition in our web-galleries.
Open theme. No deadline. To indicate the call.

Miguel Jimenez
El Taller de Zenón

C/ Santa María de Guía nº 1 - 4º C
ES - 41008 Sevilla España


El Taller de Zenón - www.eltallerdezenon.com

24 November 2007

Fluxhound

Send me mail art on the theme "fluxhound".
No deadline.
All works will be published on this blog: http://fluxhound.blogspot.com/

Send to:

Haje Holmström
Norrfjärdsvägen 72
FIN-66550 Västerhankmo
Finland

What makes you smile Project




Link to Plexus removed

On my IUOMA-site I removed the link to the oneworld forum that runs on plexus. Moderator of this forum is Honeria. After not being on the forum for a year, I checked yesterday the link and discovered the forum is used to exhange porno-links. I do not want to link to such a site. I informed Honoria about the state of her forum. She confirmed that this is so for months already. She now asked the organisation Plexus to remove the content. I also discovered a lot of older mail-art sites still link to this forum. I advise them to remove the link as well.

20 November 2007

NESTS

Please *draw* a nest on a postcard. The word "nest" is open to interpretation. You will receive a flight of feather in return. For my archive please send me only postcards that deal with drawings.

Deadline: 08.08.2008

Artist:

Erin Fae
po box 350
new york
NY 10013
usa

erinfae@mtholyoke.edu

19 November 2007

Pinocchio


Pinocchio's Adventures - Story of a wooden puppet. Explanation at http://www.pinocchio.artenetwork.net/
For my project please send me only postcards that deal with any technique.

Deadline: 31.12.2010

To:
Andy Vita
via Gaggia 17
Milano 20139
Italy

andy.vita@email.it

"LE RECYCLAGE"

Vous avez deux possibilités:
Premiere possibilité: Votre envoi d'art postal sera sur le thème du recyclage.
Deuxième possibilité: Votre envoi d'art postal sera sur le thème de votre choix mais en utilisant uniquement des matériaux ayant déja été utilisés, afin de créer une oeuvre "recyclée".

Date limite: Le 15 juin 2008.
Format et technique: Libres.
Documentation "papier" aux participants.
Documentation en ligne avec mise à jour hebdomadaire sur PROJET D'ART POSTAL 2007/2008 - LE RECYCLAGE
Adresse: PROJET RECYCLAGE 2007/2008
ECOLE PRIMAIRE MIXTE
02300 CAILLOUEL-CREPIGNY
FRANCE
http://projetartpostalrecyclage2008.blogspot.com/

LES MAINS

elles touchent, frottent, frôlent, caressent, frappent, écrivent, dessinent, modèlent, créent, donnent, reçoivent, parlent..........

Pas de date limite.
Format et technique libres.
Un mail art en retour pour chacun.
Les mailarts reçus seront exposés sur http://lesmains.over-blog.com

Laurence Bucourt
5 rue de Mandavit
33170 Gradignan
France

Sécurité routière et jeunes...

Bonjour,
Nous sommes élèves d'un lycée de moyenne montagne.Nous organisons au printemps prochain (15 jours) dans le cadre de nos PPCP (Projet pluridisciplinaire à caractère professionnel) une campagne pour la sécuritéroutière, la route et les moins de 25 ans.... Afin de rendre cette action plus créatrice, plus vivante ( alors même que nous évoquonsdes drames et des morts violentes, des chagrins désespérés...) Nous avons décidé de recueillir (entre autres actions) un maximum de mail art sur ce sujet.
Je vous remercie d'avoir la gentillesse de bien vouloir diffuser notre appel notre "mail art call"
thème: Sécurité routière et jeunes....
adresse: PPCP sécurité routière
Lycée de la Matheysine
3 rue lesdiguieres
38350 LA MURE
France

18 November 2007

posted for Anna

I am researchng mail art. I direct a mail art exhibition in California annually to benefit the Claremont Forum Prison Library Project, which mails books to priosnoers in the U.S. for free upon request.

Our site is www.claremontforum.org, and there are photos of our last Mailart exhibition.
I am looking for participants, places to post call for artists, and general exchnage of info with others who are doing mail art. I am directing a workshop and lecture for the next exhibit, which will be in June 2008, so am looking for info I can pass on in that.
Thank you for any infop or leads yo can send to me.
Cheers,
Anne

17 November 2007

Mixed media art group welcoming NEW members...

We do artist trading cards, postcards and other mixed media art projects.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ArtJunction/

Thanks for looking!

MAIL Art Call: SHOES!

Anything shoe related in the mail that will be suitable for going through the postal service. Photos, drawings, collage, postcards, 3D sculpture, whatever. Send to my address shown below. Deadline: February 14, 2008. One submission per person please. Mark your name and country/city if you want to be credited on my blog. All submissions will be documented there and there are no returns or jury.

SHOES!
15747 Caloosa Creek Cir.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
USA


Call for Work - Calling all Artists.

The making of mail as art, “mail art” has a history stretching back at least to the 1950s. Mail art has in the past rooted in a rejection of the commerce and exclusivity of the gallery show. The making of mail art, “mail-art” continues to be a common practice in an age dominated by electronic communication. This exhibition will continue to break down the division between the mailbox and the gallery. To that end, Niagara County Community College Art Gallery is seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibition, aiming to display the myriad manifestations of mail art. Artists working in all media are encouraged to participate. The topic and content of each piece is solely the choice of the artist. Artists are asked to produce one piece of mail art and send it to guest curator Becky Moda. Your work will be displayed in a cataloged group exhibition in the Spring. After the exhibition closes, each participating artist will receive via mail the work of another artist. “Senders receive,” as mail artists say.

The mail art movement is uniquely populist and non-commercial, involving non-traditional distribution methods and the potential for global reach. Let's breathe new life into this fascinating movement, which predated and in some ways predicted the artist networking boom enabled by the internet.

It is asked that the artists adhere to the following guidelines: 

1. Please send one piece of mail art to: Mail Art, NCCC Gallery, Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, New York 14132-9460 by February 14, 2008.

2. The mail art can take any shape, in two or three dimensions. Pieces can expand when opened, but must be easily re-mailed for less than five dollars. 

Email any questions to beckymoda@gmail.com

Anything Goes

THEME: Anything Goes

I run an online art gallery at http://www.theemergenceproject.com so what I would like to do is collect as much mail art as possible and then show it on my website. I will send mail art back to everybody that participates. Thanks!

For my exhibition please send me any medium that deal with any technique.

Deadline: 31.03.2008

Sarah Condon / 1717 Alfred Drive / Luxemburg 54217 / USA / sarah@theemergenceproject.com

PR IUOMA-group



Want to support the IUOMA? Just add this text to your blog or site:


Mail-art call:IN MEMORIAM LACKO



Dear friends!
This is a mail-art call from Hungary!.
Theme:"In memoriam Lacko".
Lacko Szilagyi was an expressive "art-brut" PUNK-painter who commited suicide in february this year.He was my husband....
More facts about him and the pictures, you shold use for this project you can find HERE:
http://artinthemailbox2.blogspot.com
Deadline: well...if there must be a deadline,it should be the 3.-th of february 2008....

16 November 2007

What Makes You Smile?

Psychic TV

PSYCHIC TV MAILART CALL
OK, hands up who remembers the great 80s band Psychic TV ? Founded by the legendary Genesis P-Orridge it's fanclub TOPY (Temple Ov Psychick Youth) became a kind of modern day cult, exploring the boundaries of Chaos Magic and Thelema. The Psychic Cross symbol (trademark wholly owned by Genesis P-Orridge etc etc) intertwined with the synchronistic number 23 cropped up everywhere from album covers to tatoos to the necks of other musicians such as Sleep Chamber.
Ironically Genesis was involved in mailart himself (together with Monte Cazzazza) and suffered at the hands of the British postal service for the items they sent through the mail. Interestingly the primary medium Genesis employed was collage. This later developed further into the Sigils of TOPY which were more aligned to works of collage than the traditional sigils of hermetic and solomonic magic.


Send your art (closing date January 31st 2008) to PTV MAILART, Planet Dada, 11 Menin Road, Allestree, Derby DE22 2NL, UK.


Email submissions can be sent to planetdada@yahoo.co.uk with PTV MAILART in the subject. No jury, No returns, Online Documentation.
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Regards,Sean

All Horizons

Hello
I try to explain my project in english but it will be hard for me !
I work in Espace Senghor. It is a cultural center in Verson (Normandy - France). Espace Senghor organizes in December 2007 an exposure “mail Art” and chose to launch a call to contribution to all on the topic “All horizons” ( Verson was the residence of Léopold Sédar Senghor during more than 20 years. )

The city have an real attachment with most famous of its fellow-citizens : father of the francophonie, cantor of the Civilization of Universal… l'Espace Senghor is a place open on the world and it is this spirit which animates the exposure “Mail Art ”.

This project is opened for all : local, national, international artists of all horizons, without reference of age or origin. There will be no Jury, no price, nor reward, but we hope, thanks to you, to show that the human and artistic solidarity is always alive.

Your sending, that it is an envelope, an illustrated letter or a cutting, to the format which you will have chosen, will be exposed to Espace Senghor.

To take part, it is enough to send your production at

Espace Senghor
Rue of Hambühren
14790 VERSON
FRANCE

Until December 1st, 2007

while specifying with the back or inside your address so that we can give you the blog (documentation will only be on internet)
More information Espace Senghor - i.lamy.senghor@orange.fr

Sorry for my english !!!
And thank you for your participation

SMILE

MAIL ART PROJECT J

Theme: What makes you smile?
Can be interpreted very broadly: ANYTHING which makes you smile!
Technique: Any form of mail-art: including email
Deadline: end of July 2008
Send to: Karen Eliot Box 52 Portland ME 04112 USA or
kareneliot@gwi.net
Exhibition in August 2008
Documentation on: http://neoisms.blogspot.com

Carnival

Hello, hereafter my proposal for a mail art call:

THE CARNIVAL

S. Eraclio is a small village near Foligno, just in the center of Umbria, Italy. Since 47 years now we a Carnival street parade is organized (http://www.ilcarnevale.net ).
You're kindly invited to send me your vision of the Carnival or the transformation of your face into a mask. All the artworks received will be exhibited in S. Eraclio, during the Carnival.
All the participants will receive documentation of the Carnival 2008 Edition Requested Size: Size-free
Deadline: 15th January 2008.
Reference Address: Gianluca Emili, Via Vienna 5, 06037 Foligno (PG) Italy

Many thanks for your attention,

best regards,
Gianluca Emili.

Merry Christmas project



card and artwork received from Honduras today!

14 November 2007

1000 Drawings

http://www.artistsspace.org/programs/benefit_events/benefit_main.html

Night of 1,000 Drawings
A Benefit for ARTISTS SPACE
deadline: Friday, December 7th

11 November 2007

Robots and Souls

Looking for mail art that deals with robots and souls. Or inanimate objects with souls. It would be nice to have a good mixture of digital, photo, drawing and printing, but i can use almost anything for my project. For my project please send me any medium that deal with any technique.

Deadline:
01.02.2008

Sharon Kirby / 1640 E Hayes St. / Pensacola 32503 / United States / srk4@students.uwf.edu

Mirrors

For a mail art exhibition project at Maxime Deyts Middle School in Bailleul, France, please send me your contributions about mirrors.

Exhibition at the School's "Espace rencontre avec l'Oeuvre d'Art" from dec.19th 2007 to feb 29th 2008. For my project please send me all postal objects that deal with any technique.

Deadline:
17.12.2007

Julien Lemaire / 1803 rue de la gare / 59270 Merris / France

10 November 2007

Missing Pet Project

Hello people of the world. Do you have a missing pet,cat or dog? If so,do you have a missing pet poster for said animal?Don't have a pet that isn't missing,....no problem!

NOW YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN MISSING PET POSTER.
IMAGINE ALL THE MISSING PETS OF THE WORLD IN ONE PLACE, AT THE SAME TIME...........WOW!

Requirements for entry to Mail art exhibition. All entries must contain a colour or black and white image of missing pet, accompanied with PETS personal details. ie Name of animal,age etc. Please send your creations to the above address as an e mail attachment.SUBJECT 'MISSING'
Closing date for entries 1/11/07. ALL entries will recieve documention.
Curator Gearoid Hayes hayesedaze@yahoo.ie

Send instant messages to your online friends http://uk.messenger.yahoo.com

The opening ceremony for the three mail art exhibition in Greece - December 8




The final deadline for the three mail art calls:
-“Refugee Solidarity Chain”
-“The Argonauts”
-"1tst INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART BIENNALE IN GREECE"
is 25 November 2007 (post stamp).
(http://all-three-greek-mailart.blogspot.com/)
We call the artists of the world to take part, sending their works.
We thank a lot the artists, who already sent their works.
The real exhibitions are programmed to be shown in December, 8 2007 in Larissa/Thessaly, in the Museum G. Katsigra – the art gallery of the Municipality.
Electronic documentations are already published in the pages:
http://mailart-greece-argo.blogspot.com/
http://mailart-greece-refugees.blogspot.com/
http://1st-mailart-greek-biennale.blogspot.com/
Thomai Kontou
Painter, mail artist, curator of the projects.


La scadenza dei tre progetti di arte postale:
-Catena di solidarietà per i rifugiati
-Argonauti
-1ma BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DI ARTE POSTALE IN GRECIA
è il 25 novembre 2007 (data del timbro postale)
( http://all-three-greek-mailart.blogspot.com/)
Invitiamo gli artisti di tutto il mondo a partecipare, inviando i loro lavori.
Ringraziamo molto gli artisti che hanno già spedito i loro lavori.
Le mostre concrete sono in programma l’8 dicembre 2007 a Larissa/Thessalia, al Museum G. Katsigra - la galleria d’arte della Municipalità.
La documentazione elettronica è già pubblicata sulle pagine:
http://mailart-greece-argo.blogspot.com/
http://mailart-greece-refugees.blogspot.com/
http://1st-mailart-greek-biennale.blogspot.com/
Thomai Kontou
Pittrice, mailartista, curatrice del progetto


Der letzte Termin für drei mail art – Aufrufe:
„Flüchtlings Solidaritäts-Kette“
„Die Argonauten“
„1. INTERNATIONALE MAIL ART BIENNALE IN GRIECHENLAND“
ist der 25. November 2007 (Poststempel).
(http://all-three-greek-mailart.blogspot.com/)
Wir fordern Künstler aus aller Welt auf, daran teilzunehmen und ihre Werke zu schicken.
Wir danken allen Künstlern, die schon ihre Werke geschickt haben.
Die Material-Ausstellung wird programmatisch ab dem 8. Dezember 2007 in Larissa/Thessalien im Museum G. Katsigra – der städtischen Pinakothek zu sehen sein.
Elektronische Dokumentationen sind schon in folgenden Seiten zu sehen:
http://mailart-greece-argo.blogspot.com/
http://mailart-greece-refugees.blogspot.com/
http://1st-mailart-greek-biennale.blogspot.com/
Thomai Kontou
Malerin, mail art Künstlerin, Kuratorin der Projekte.


La date-limite finale pour les trois appels d'art de courrier :
Chaîne De Solidarité De -"Refugee"
argonautes de
-"The" l'ART INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE de COURRIER de -"1tst en GRÈCE" est 25 novembre 2007 (timbre de poteau). (http://all-three-greek-mailart.blogspot.com/)
nous appelons les artistes du monde pour participer, envoyant leurs travaux. Nous remercions beaucoup les artistes, qui ont déjà envoyé leurs travaux. Les vraies expositions sont programmées pour être montrées en décembre, 8 2007 dans Larissa/Thessaly, dans le musée G. Katsigra - la galerie d'art de la municipalité. Des documentations électroniques sont déjà éditées dans les pages : peintre de
http://mailart-greece-argo.blogspot.com/
http://mailart-greece-refugees.blogspot.com/
http://1st-mailart-greek-biennale.blogspot.com/
Thomai Kontou, artiste de courrier, conservateur des projets.



El plazo final para las tres llamadas del arte del correo:
Cadena De la Solidaridad Del -"Refugee"
argonautas del –
"The" el ARTE INTERNACIONAL BIENNALE del CORREO de -"1tst EN GRECIA"
es el 25 de noviembre 2007 (de estampilla del poste).
(http://all-three-greek-mailart.blogspot.com/) llamamos a artistas del mundo para participar, enviando sus trabajos. Agradecemos mucho a artistas, que enviaron ya sus trabajos. Las exposiciones verdaderas se programan para ser demostradas en diciembre, 8 2007 en Larissa/Thessaly, en el museo G. Katsigra - la galería de arte del municipio. Las documentaciones electrónicas se publican ya en las páginas: pintor de
http://mailart-greece-argo.blogspot.com/
http://mailart-greece-refugees.blogspot.com/
http://1st-mailart-greek-biennale.blogspot.com/
Thomai Kontou, artista del correo, curator de los proyectos.

Come blog with the Neoists!

http://neoism.blogspot.com/ or http://neoisms.blogspot.com/


9 November 2007

Saxophones

current mailart projects
one word poems
anything for SAXOPHONES
especially short melodies (photo-copies)
and ORIGINAL music
documentation
thanks,

Barry Edgar Pilcher
Raven's Cottage
Inishfree Upper,
Burton Port
Nr. Letterkenny,
County Donegal
Ireland

8 November 2007

Mail Art Call Balu Dart Club



Balu d'Art


Looking for Mail Art for the gastronomic entertainment inn. Send something about

Dart - Darts - Targets to:


Balu d'Art

Bahnhofstr. 2


84524 Neuoetting


Germany


..........and be part of the inn's decoration ... the Blue Balu Bears Dart Club will be happy to get some mail art. Thanks !



The Modern Horse

 
theme. the modern horse
(some could think this means the bycycle)
 
size. up to A4
 
deadline. 15 december 2007
 
send to.
the modern horse
p.o.box 1
billinudgel
2483 n.s.w.
australia
 
exhibition through december and january
documentation after the show
 
 
thanks pete spence

4 November 2007

Human Rights

Visual Poetry/Mail Art Call

"For Lebanon, For Palestine"
Human Rights--Peace--Liberty

Size: Max A4 (postal)
Deadline/Fecha Limite: Ongoing/Sins Limite
Documentation: at http://davidbaptistechirot.blogspot.com

all are welcome to send as many pieces as you would like to
and also to send as many times as you want to

Addresses:
davidbchirot@hotmail.com
David-Baptiste Chirot
740 N 29 #108
Milwaukee, WI 53208
USA

My PET Project

Fun and experimental mail art calls and randomness.
I'm looking here for complete randomness and complete surprise and to touch base again with the roots of mail art.

Want to join in?

http://mail.populuxe.ca

Hope to see you there!

Kelly

Pony Express

Please submit mailart of any forum to the mailart zine, Pony Express.
Submissions should be sent to:

Pony Express Zine
PO Box 3482
Philadelphia, PA 19122
U.S.A.

Mailartists will receive a free copy of the zine their art appears in.

If you have questions or are interested in purchasing a copy of the latest issue of PEZ, please post here or send me an email.

Philosophy Day

Philosophy Day - 21st November

1st International A4-A5 Mail Art Thessaloniki

Please send any mediumm any technique.
Size: from A5 to A4.
One work per Artist.

Exhibition will open on November 21, 2007

info: goteetotum@yahoo.gr

Teetotum
Ioanninon 44
Thessaloniki 54639
Greece

Three Themes

THEME: Chairs

4″x6″ postards of chairs, stools or any form of single seating. For display in Paper and Postage, Moat Gallery, Library Square, Vancouver, Apr 16-29, 2008
Include snail mail and/or email address for documentation.

THEME: Stairs

4″x6″ postcards of stairs,steps,ladders or any way to get up or down from here to there. For display in Paper and Postage, Moat Gallery, Library Square, Vancouver, Apr 16-29,2008.
Include snail mail and/or email address for documentation

THEME: Clocks

Clocks,watches,timepieces,anything to mark the passage of time. 4″x6″ postcards for display in Paper and Postage, Moat Gallery,Library Square,Vancouver, Apr 16-29,2008.
For documentation include snail mail and/or email address.

All submissions posted on

www.paperandpostage.blogspot.com

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

2 November 2007

Sunday At Jim Haynes Paris




















My mailed homage sent to long-time Paris ex-pat, author, artist, maestro Jim Haynes who has been entertaining at his home/atelier at 83 rue de la Tombe Issoire 75013 Paris for more than 20 years. Every Sunday. An institution that attracts about 100 people from all over the world. Click here for more homework from The Paris Correspondence School.

1 November 2007

Impos(t)ed Memo

go to http://www.impostedart.net/

In the Mirror

The Emergence Project

I have planned an online exhibition of all the Mail Art I receive. I am setting the cutoff date for submissions for December 31st, 2007. I will be responding to every submission by sending back my personal Mail Art. There are no fees to enter and there will be no judging process. I run an art gallery called The Emergence Project.

There is no theme, no rules, no guidelines at all. Everything will be accepted and exhibited. The Mail Art will not be returned.

The artist will be credited for their work and their address will be listed with the show. Viewers will be encouraged to participate. I will post the show on my gallery website at www.theemergenceproject.com in early January 2008. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me at sarah@theemergenceproject.com .

Please send your submissions to:

Sarah Elizabeth Condon
1717 Alfred Drive
Luxemburg,
WI 54217

Nanking

MAIL ART CALL - In memory of the Rape of Nanking

The Rape of Nanking was an infamous war crime committed by the Japanese military in and around the then capital of China, after it fell to the Imperial Japanese Army on December 13, 1937.The extent of the atrocities is debated between China and Japan. A number of Japanese researchers consider 100,000 – 200,000 to be an approximate value. Other nations usually believe the death toll to be between 150,000 – 300,000. The International Military Tribunal for the Far East stated that 20,000 (and perhaps up to 80,000) women were raped.(more informations at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanking_Massacre )

free technique no returns documentation to all

deadline to be received: end of january 2008

geming9@yahoo.de

send to:

Horst Baur
Adelgundenstr.19
80538 Munich
Germany

Clustrmaps


The Programm ClustrMap shows that on this Mail Art Projects Blog the visitors come from everywhere. Thank you all for this support!

30 October 2007

CHARLIE CHAPLIN

THÈME: CHARLIE CHAPLIN

Commentaire: technique, format, libres
timbre et adresse sur l'oeuvre
coordonnées et site web au dos
réponse à chaque participant

technique and size free
stamp and adress on the work
your adress and website on the back
answer to each participant

http://mailartpostal.canalblog.com/

Date limite: 31 décembre 2007

ADRESSE: Servane MOREL
4, Avenue Wellington
1180 Bruxelles
Belgium

Résistance et déportation

Dans le cadre du concours de la Résistance et de la déportation

Les élèves du lycée Saint Marie de Nevers et
L’enseignante documentaliste Brigitte Mazières
Lancent un appel à projet d’art postal sur le thème :
« L’aide aux personnes pourchassées et persécutées pendant la seconde guerre mondiale : Une autre forme de résistance »

FORMAT/ SIZE : MAXI A4
DATE LIMITE/ DEADLINE : 28 FEVRIER 2008
PAS DE JURY – PAS DE RETOUR- DOCUMENTATION A TOUS
NO JURY –NO RETURN-DOC TO ALL

Exposition des œuvres reçues lors des portes ouvertes du lycée

A ENVOYER :

Madame Mazières
Enseignante documentaliste
CDI du Lycée Sainte Marie de Nevers
10 rue du Périgord
31070 TOULOUSE CEDEX
FRANCE
Balu d'Art

Looking for Mail Art for the gastronomic entertainment inn. Send something about Dart - Darts - Targets to: Balu d'Art - Bahnhofstr. 2 - 84524 Neuoetting - Germany and be part of the inn's decoration ... the Blue Balu Bears Dart Club will be happy to get some mail art.

Thanks !

28 October 2007

Project by Pete Spence

Here i have a mail art project with very short deadline theme. Please react quickly and send your works for:

the modern horse

(for some this could mean the bycycle)
size. up to A4
deadline: 15 december 2007

send to:

the modern horse
p.o.box 1
billinudgel2483
n.s.w.australia

exhibition through december and january and documentation after the exhibition thanks
hope you could also pass it on into the network

BZW.(+n) project




Today is the beginning of "bzw. (+n)"Please send me your mail-art to this adress:


27 October 2007

Cameraderie - Keith Bates

Email Cameraderie your self-portrait photo.

Current and former mailartists are invited to send their best photograph for the gallery -

email to Cameraderie

See photo-gallery on: http://www.keithbates.co.uk/cameraderie.html

Tea Time!


Title & 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. 2008

The work will be exhibited at Carytown Teas during March 2008.
This shop is very delightful, with a lovely proprietor, where you can buy specially blended teas, and even have a traditional tea time.



Send your work to -
Carytown Teas
c/0 Patricia
24 S. Nansemond St.
Richmond, VA 23221
U.S.A.

Include your name, address, and e-mail.

25 October 2007

Hommage a Master

Mail Art Project 2007
"Hommage à Master"
Debrecen, 12 August 2007.

Dear Artist,

The Faculty of Economics and the Department of International Relations and World Economics (University of Debrecen, Hungary) invites the artists to participate in the 4nd International Mail Art Exhibition, from 24 November to 20 December, 2007 in Aula Gallery of Faculty.
The theme is "Hommage à Master". The exhibition is sponsored by The Példa Képfõiskola, The SpanishFlu @rt webroom (www.spanyolnatha.hu), the Hungarian Electrographic Society, the Hungarian Pastel Society and the Marcelland International Art Collection.

Curator: Ms. Eszter Láng

The collection of the biennial will be also seen in Nagyvárad and Nagybánya (Romania), in 2008. Please, send your contributions.

Master/Maestro:

„All of us learn from somebody. All of us has (had) a nice, favourite teacher, lecturer, whom we can admire, whose knowledge, values we can respect, from whom we can learn something, which can be learnt that way just from him and who opened the window to the world, let our wings to open, even encouraged us to fly. And whom, even after stepping forward, we always remember thankfully and with appreciation.” (Láng Eszter, 2006) .This exhibition revives the memory of the master. Or better of the MASTER, written like this, all with capital letters.

The exhibition is exclusively held for works of the theme concerned, created for this occasion and sent by conventional post. All the two-dimmensional art works will be displayed independently of its form, material, technique (drawings, graphics, photos, paintings, art stamps, seal prints, or other two-dimmensional works of art connected to the topic stated), if it arrives as a postcard or a letter: posted 'uncovered' and those put into an envelope whether they are. The works non will be returned to their creators, these will get into the Marcelland International Art Collection. Feel free to use the most postal elements or extra services possible (spectacular stamps, registered letter, special delivery) in order to decorate your mail art work.

Works must be received by mail .

Required format: max 20 x 30 cm.

Please include on the back of your work or in document attached
your name, full mailing address, short CV, title of artwork, medium and e-mail address, (website if you have one).

Documentation will be sent to all participants. (Besides this a CD-ROM catalogue is
probably availabe after the occasion and will cost 10 euro or 12 USD.)

Works must be received before November 20, 2007.

All art works to be mailed to:

Faculty of Economics
University of Debrecen
Kassai út 26.
H-4028 Debrecen
Hungary

With best regards,
The Organisation Committee

24 October 2007

Selfportrait - Project

Send your self portrait made in any media u prefer, as long as it is sendable via normal post, and your work will be part of an exhibition of MAIL-ARTISTS SELF PORTRAITS!

Deadline> 31 December, 2008.

A catalogue and exhibition info will be sent to each participant!
No returns.
Send your works to:

Teodor Ajder,
Poland,
02-904,Warsaw,
ul.Bernardynska 21, m.45,

Waiting for your artifacts!

Look at collection: http://postautoportret.blogspot.com/

23 October 2007

Small Art

BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DEL PEQUEÑO FORMATO - VENEZUELA.

“The First Biennale International of the Small Art - Venezuela”

Mail artists Annijames Rivero and Luis Valera Escarre invite all interested artists around the globe to participate in their international Mail - art Project:
Exhibition to all.
No jury.
Catalogue to all.
No return.
Size: Maximum postcard size (10 .5 x 15 cm.)
Technique: Free
Deadline: December 31, 2007

Send your Work to:
Luis Valera
Escarre y Annijames Rivero,
“I Bienal del Pequeño, Formato - Venezuela”,
Apartado Postal 54,
Zona Postal 2101 -
A, Maracay -
VENEZUELA.

www.bienalvenezuela.blogspot.com

21 October 2007

Merry Christmas

THEME: “Merry Christmas”

Artist Jorge Restrepo (www.jorgerestrepo.com ) will make an installation in the Spanish Cultural Center , Tegucigalpa , Honduras ( Central America ).

Theme: The mail-artworks will show the reality of the world, the extreme differences in religion, social classes, justice, poverty, income, access to water, languages…of different countries….of the world.

While some people are partying and celebrating, gambling…vacationing…in December, others are suffering. Jorge Restrepo will create an environment of Christmas celebration at the exhibit rooms of the Center…using the mail-artworks. The observer to the exhibit will feel the sensation of Christmas decoration. When the visitors look in detail to the decoration (mail-artworks simulating Christmas cards and messages) the reality of the world will appear…dramatically…in front of their eyes…

Electronic documentation to all. Please send Email address, name and postal address. Format and medium: free . All work will be shown. No returns.

Deadline: November 30, 2007

Curator:
Carlos Lanza,
Send to: Jorge Restrepo,
POBox 93,
Tegucigalpa,
Honduras,
Central America

Darwin

“Postcards from Darwin”

Call for Mail Art submissions to an open exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre. To be held between 5th November and the 21st November 2007. Darwin, as a young man, travelled the world in the Beagle, as a result of which he later wrote the first edition of "On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”This open-call for submissions to a mail-art exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix invites a creative and imaginative interpretation of letters and postcards home from the great evolutionist.

Closing date for posted submissions is:- 29th October 2007.

Please address all submissions to:-
Howard Warnerford
EXETER PHOENIX.
BRADNINCH PLACE
GANDY STREET
EXETER EX4 3LS

www.exeterphoenix.org.uk

Hairstyle

HAIRSTYLE : Send amazing/creative/beautiful photos,paintings or drawings.
A permanent exhibition in a local hair salon isplanned.Online documentation to participants at

http://www.hairstylema.blogspot.com

No Return
Deadline: December 31, 2007
info: sidtome@yahoo.com.br
ADDRESS:
Sidney Tome and Beatriz Tome
R. Pedro de Godoi, 269
Gardenia 123
São Paulo
Brasil0 3138-010

17 October 2007

American Gun Goddess


Here's the latest take on America and guns from mail art badboy Michael Hernandez de Luna. The Chicago, Illinois-based artist collages his works digitally in creating sardonic fake postage stamps that stick a stick in the most sensitive places, and he does it all with style and panache. Once printed, all hell breaks loose. Like Michael Thompson, Michel Hosszù, MHdL is one of the stamp champs. MHdL is also the curator of the extraordinary 2005 stamp art show, Axis of Evil: The Secret History of Sin. (I was happily included!)

Click on the image to enlarge.

Sea

THEME: THE SEA

I invite you to participate in my first and small mail-art projet, which is focused on a theme that I like very much, a theme about which I am, at the same time, keen on and worried about: the sea.A clean sea, a green sea, a blue sea, a sea without overfishing, a sea for its dwellers, a sea for everybody, a sea to enjoy. No pollution. No exploitation. No globalization.
Deadline: End of November, 2007

Technique: FreeSize: DIN A4 (maximum)
No return. Answer and interchange to everybody.

Send your Works to:

Carlos Botana
Avda. Gral. Sanjurjo, 62-2º
15006 A Coruña
Galicia (Spain)

16 October 2007

Object Object

Object:Object Project is looking for submissions!

Object:Object is a project that hopes to examine the process of translating verbal communication to visual communication while connecting all of the participants involved through personal and heartfelt narrative.

Please help!

Write a detailed description of an object that you own or have owned which has particular sentimental value for you. Please describe the objects structure with as much detail as possible - be specific about it's size, shape, colour and other necessary aesthetic elements. If you like, include a short written narrative about how you came to own the object or a short story of why this object is of special value to you. Please do not submit photographs or other visuals of the item.

The written descriptions collected will be remade in sculptural form by an artist participant. Artists will use only the written description, with no visual reference, to recreate these objects. The first showing of completed pieces will be installed in an upcoming collateral event for the Open Engagement Conference in Regina, Saskatchewan this October, 2007.

Submissions are being accepted now. objectobjectproject@gmail.com.
more info: www.objectobject.blogspot.com

RAIN

Mail Art Calls"Rain on the pavement" "Roofs of our cities, our villages""Vegetables and fruits" Dead line 2007, december the 31st. Free technique, any supports, any sizes.

Stamp and adress on the work with your adress and website on the back

These works will be exposed as one goes along on this web site "Art Postal/courrier reçu". Answer to each participant

Adress :
Aliette Couette,
3 rue de Vélizy,
92190 Meudon.
France.

14 October 2007

TAM Rubberstamp Archive


Because of the upcoming 25 years celebration I have just ordered this rubberstamp which you will be seeing soon on my outgoing mail. Just first signals of the special events planned in the next year....
If you want to have some stampsheets to participate, just send an e-mail with your snail-mail address.......
Ruud Janssen - info@iuoma.org

13 October 2007

Book

MAIL ART STIGMA- last call for the book

Hi, video about mail art stigma, the new version and maybe thedefinitive one is on going on some artistic expo in Italy. You can see it on tekenmedia or exibart, italian on line art info journal.

On december it will be stamped the book, and so for this if some of you want to participate please send until the end of this mounth. It will be nice to add some little words about your perception of the mail art and-or your feeling about.

Info abut the call : www.maiart.blogspot.com

Thanks

Luistar, Luigi Starace www.luigistarace.com

12 October 2007

Moving project


Brazilian call


2nd mail art call - Missê Mariá

Theme : Free
Technique : Free
Size : Free
Send Cards without envelope

Exhibition: at Missê Mariá & http://missemariacomidaartepostal.blosgpot.com/

Deadline: 18.Mar.2008

Address: Missê Mariá
rua 13 de Maio, 336 lj.02
Curitiba - PR
Brasil
80020-270

9 October 2007

Project from New Zealand


calls 07

The mailbox from all that it comes for this way.
El Taller de Zenon tries to classify it, but not always it coincides with the author.
The border between the different artistic fields every day is mas diffuse and the theoretical ones do not put in agreement in the limits of every field.
After years of study to discover the differences, we have decided that only the author is authorized to decide where to fit his work.

CALLS 2007
MAILART
VISUAL POETRY
Chooses a call (or both) and send us your works.
Answer and exchange to all. Exhibition in our web-galleries.
Open theme. No deadline.
To indicate the call ( please).

Miguel Jimenez
El Taller de Zenón
C/ Santa María de Guía nº 1 - 4º C
ES - 41008 Sevilla España

http://www.eltallerdezenon.com/

World in an Envelope

THEME: The Whole World in an Envelope

Commentaire: The Russian magazine, "Vvedenskaya Storona", announced the mail-art project called "The Whole World in an Envelope".The deadline is November 20, 2007.All works will be shown in an exhibit in 2008, in the city of Veliki Novgorod, Russia.

Also the works will be published on this blog: http://worldinenvelope.blogspot.com/

Deadline: November 20, 2007

ADRESSE:
Новгородская область (Novgorodskaya oblast)
Г. Старая Русса (Staraya Russa)
Советская Набережная, 18-61 (Sovietskaya Naberezhnaya, 18-61)
"Введенская Сторона" ("Vedenskaya Storona")
175206 Russia

El Taller - Spain

The mailbox from all that it comes for this way. El Taller de Zenon tries to classify it, but not always it coincides with the author. The border between the different artistic fields every day is mas diffuse and the theoretical ones do not put in agreement in the limits of every field. After years of study to discover the differences, we have decided that only the author is authorized to decide where to fit his work.
CALLS 2007 MAILART VISUAL POETRY

Chooses a call (or both) and send us your works. Answer and exchange to all.
Exhibition in our web-galleries. Open theme. No deadline. To indicate the call. Miguel Jimenez
El Taller de Zenón
C/ Santa María de Guía nº 1 - 4º C
ES - 41008 Sevilla España
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:- #)) Saludos de Zenón Visita El Taller de Zenón en :
http://www.eltallerdezenon.com

7 October 2007

Project from Poland - Selfportrait


This postcard comes from Moldavia. It is for a mail-art project in Poland.

6 October 2007

Dracula

THEME: DRÁCULA

Sending a work with subject "DRÁCULA". Will not have to exceed the A4 size.Free technique and in any midia.no jury and works not be returned.
Documentation for all participants Exposition online.
Info: For my project please send me any medium that deal with any technique.
Deadline: 10.10.2008
Artist: CÍNTIA / Rua Fruta de Caiapó, 306 / 08050-100 / BRAZIL / cinadesign@yahooo.com.br
Posted: 07.09.2007

Goddess Mail Call - Ongoing

Renewing the Goddess
After the incredible success of the first wave of the themed mail art show
“Renewing the Goddess” (shown October 14 at the Unitarian Congregation
of Princeton in Central New Jersey, USA)
I will have the second wave of Goddess related art - see more here at the blog:

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

and send your work - any size, any medium
artist trading cards will be traded if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included.

The theme is: RENEWING THE GODDESS

No deadline - work not returned unless envelope with proper postage is included.
Send to:

Emily Townsend
EtStudio
19 Sapphire Drive
West Windsor, NJ 08550
USA

5 October 2007

Brasil


Draw me a sheep


True Red


This was a postcard I made while thinking about hurricane Katrina and seeing "red" at the failure of the American government to help it's own citizens in a time of need. The insensitivity of the White House during the time roiled me, but it was also a nearly predictable response. Over the past few years, I've had the "opportunity" to collect images from some medical procedures I've had. I haven't fully worked these things into as many situation as I can. "The Biggest Pain Wasn't In My Neck" came from the fact that it was my heart that hurt. Another surprising thing in the wake of Katerina were the "hate inspired" emails I saw circulating that continued to bash the plight of the citizens of New Orleans based on the incidentals of race, income, and politically inspired insensitivity.

4 October 2007

My 40th Project

Documentation of art project for the celebration of my 40th birthday. Yes, way back in 1967 I came into the world and I've been talking ever since. Send a .jpeg file of something that represents 40. Forty candles? Forty trees? Forty MPH? Whatever you think of that represents 40 clearly! Send in your submissions to 40things@comcast.net.

http://my40th.blogspot.com/ for documentation

Mail from Vittore Baroni - Italy

Real Correspondence

a mail art bulletin of the ethereal open network

october 2007 – thirtieth anniversary edition

Whew, this is a rather busy “mail art year” for me! I have just finished mailing out three issues of my Arte Postale! magazine (# 90, 93 and 93, while # 91 was delivered at the end of June to coincide with one year after the loss of my friend Piermario Ciani), for a total of over two hundred envelopes. And to round off my thirtieth year in the mail art network, a sixth and final project is in the wings (see ULTIMATUM! invite below). It was indeed a rather extravagant investment of time and money even for my own intense correspondence standards, but I really wanted to test the state of health of the “ethereal” postal network and my own limits within the medium.

The results have been very encouraging, with a large participation and successful public presentations of the “art hats” and Ciao, Paolina! projects, plus the children workshop at the MACHmit! Museum in Berlin was very well received by organizers and audience alike. Mail Art may be an “old horse”, but for me this form of expression still represents an enlightening anticipation of a wider “paradigm shift” in culture, that social commentators are just starting to acknowledge (see for example the essay Convergence Culture by MIT Professor Henry Jenkins, New York University Press, 2006): a collective participation in the production and fruition of “transmedial” works, the merging and sublimation of individual visions in a open networking perspective (giving life to what William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin called a “third mind”). Thanks if you participated in any of the projects, and do keep in touch, much more is yet to happen!

Vittore Baroni @ E.O.N.

ARTE POSTALE! (1979- ...)

The magazine AP! is mailed out free to all contributors and also to selected archives and libraries, trades with similar publications are always welcomed. Few copies of each issue are also made available for sale, to recover at least in part the costs of printing and distribution.

Issues currently available:

AP! 88 - Stickin Glue... , special sticker art, over 50 international stickers, 32 pp. - Euro 25.00 - $ 30.00

AP! 89 - 30th Anniversary edition, 30 international networkers, 40 pp. & inserts - Euro 25.00 - $ 30.00

AP! 90 - Hats off to George Maciunas, BAU/Fluxus mail hat art project catalogue - Euro 12.00 - $ 14.00

AP! 91 - Piermario Ciani, one year later, unpublished works and tributes, with cd-r - Euro 25.00 - $ 30.00

AP! 92 - Ciao, Paolina! - international mail art project dedicated to Paolina Bonaparte, all the works in a cd-r plus colour booklet - Euro 12,00 - $ 14,00

AP! 93 - POSTmit! - documentation of a mail art workshop at the MACHmit! Museum for children in Berlin, part of the HACKmit! exhibition, with the participation of 30 international networkers - Euro 12,00 - $ 14,00

AP! 94 - Ultimatum! will appear in December 2007 or January 2008. Stay tuned for more issues in 2008, with the first installments of the monographic series The League of Serious Mail Artists...

Other mail art related publications also available:

Sentieri Interrotti / Vanished Paths (2000) - 388 pages large size catalogue, sections on mail art, Fluxus, Lettrism, Visual Poetry, etc. - Euro 40.00 - $ 60.00

Phosgenia collection (2004) - all 4 issues of the “Bulletin of Obscure Actions” (OA04) in plastic portfolio + original relics, collected edition of 15 copies only - Euro 60.00 - $ 70.00

Whatever Happened to Luther Blissett? (2005) - collective DVD on the multiple name mystery, limited edition version in 100 copies with 30 pages booklet, stickers set and relics - Euro 25.00 - $ 30.00

HOW TO ORDER

Europe: apply prices in Euro. Outside Europe: apply prices in U.S. dollars. All the prices listed include packing and postage (sent by air mail outside of Europe). Previous lists and prices are no more effective. Send payment as International Postal Money Order or cash hidden in registered envelope (if you send a cheque add Euro 10,00 / $ 10,00 for bank costs) to:

Vittore Baroni

Via C. Battisti 339

55049 Viareggio

Italy

…but wait, my 30th Anniversary in mail art (1977-2007) is not over yet! There is still time for one final project, fittingly titled:

ULTIMATUM!

Wars, terrorism, climate changes, pollution, over-population, epidemics... With the complicity of the mass media, we are kept in a constant state of alarm, living every day of our life under the sword of Damocles of a never-ending series of ultimatums.

What I request is simply the design for a rubberstamp in black and white inspired by the theme “Ultimatum!”. I need an original or good print on paper, any size, no half-tones or grey areas, no computer files only and please stick to the theme. The deadline is Halloween, November 2nd 2007. All the participants will receive a free catalogue (Arte Postale! 94).

Mail to my usual address: Vittore Baroni, Via C. Battisti 339, 55049 Viareggio, Italy

29 September 2007

Torino Football Club Legend

The Torino Football Club Legend
Soccer, Passion and Myth: A Centenary Tale

Address:

Pierpaolo Pracca -
Via Casagrande 47 -
15011 Acqui Terme (AL) -
Italy

We are glad to inform you of the great success of this initiative and we will be able to publish a catalogue with all works received in occasion of Torino Football Club’s Centenary.

Technical informations:

Format: FREE
Technic: FREE
No Jury
No Return
Doc. To All
Deadline 29/01/2008

Send your works to the address below:
Pierpaolo Pracca
Via Casagrande 47
15011 Acqui Terme (AL)
ITALY

With our best regards.
The Organization: Pierpaolo Pracca, Carlo Barberis

WRITE MACHINE

Theme: Write machine
Tema: Macchina da scrivere

free size
qualsiasi dimensione

no return
le opere ricevute non saranno restituite

exhibition in Italy, doc. on line: www.guzzardi.it/arte/machine.html
mostra in Italy, doc. on line: www.guzzardi.it/arte/machine.html

deadline 30/07/2008
scadenza 30/07/2008

all works must be sent by post
tutti i lavori devono essere spediti per posta

dont’ forget your photo, some lines of biography, address and e-mail address
non dimenticarti una tua foto, una breve biografia, indirizzo postale ed e-mail

send to:
spedisci a:

Macchina da scrivere
By Claudio Grandinetti
Via Popilia, 208
87100 Cosenza
ITALIA

28 September 2007

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