In 2009, I became an active mail artist. In some cases, I send artwork in response to a call for entries to organizations that display the received mail art in a gallery, school library, or a similar place, or I exchange pieces with individual mail artists.
Collaborative Mail Art Books
During the summer of 2012, I sent out six blank books that I made while learning how to do a simple form of Japanese stab binding. As these small books are completed and returned to me, I'll document them here on Fleur's Place.
Book 2 (2012), featuring drawings by Mike Goetz and my photography
Book 4 (2012-13), featuring work by Adamandia Kapsalis, Judy Staroscik, Mim, Nadine, Christine Coppa, Amy Irwen, Claudia McGill, and my photography
Open Mail Art Calls
For some mail art calls, the entries are posted on the web. Here's a selected list of websites and blogs that feature current online mail art exhibitions. These calls are open to all mail artists.
Parental Advisory: some of this mail art features adult-oriented content. I recommend that you preview each gallery before allowing your children to visit.
A corazón abierto / Open heart (deadline: November 30, 2013)
"Another chance for love."
The Arnolfini Archives' international e-mail art project
The curator provides a simple image to use as a base, which you can download and modify to submit for the current themed exhibition.
Bamboo (deadline: June 15, 2013)
For an exhibition at Bambutopia in Germany.
Blue moon (deadline: October 2013)
Make a unique postcard, celebrate an unforgettable moment.
Bottles - mailart
Submit two pieces featuring bottles. One will be sent to another mail artist, and the second will be exhibited at the Museo de Arte Cañadense in Argentina.
The bull, the man, and the myth (deadline: June 4, 2013)
For the Salvaterra de Magos Festivities to be held in Portugal.
El circulo / The circle
Send two works on paper or cardboard. Draw a circle (radius: 7 cm) and put anything inside: a collage, a drawing, a mandala, etc.
CorresponDANCE of artful exchanges
Send Dame Mailarta a message.
Culture / Cultura (deadline: June 30, 2013)
For an exhibition at the Zona 598 gallery in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Dame's portrait gallery
Send a signed self portrait or whatever your artistic impression of yourself might be. The size, format, and nature of the work is up to you.
Size and medium are free, so let's enjoy a game!
eN mi ViDa las FloReS / Flowers in my life
(No actual flowers, just the mail art kind!)
ESSeRCi SeNZa eSSeRCi 2013 (deadline: September 22, 2013)
For an exhibition in Pontedera, Italy.
The experimental tourist resort (deadline: June 30, 2013)
For an exhibition in Dunkirk, France.
In 2013, Bibi will be 15 years old. This mail art project is a gift for her.
Send in your vision of what this historical city would look like in 10, 20 or 100 years’ time.
I love street art
For a traveling art show: Paris, Loriet, Brest ....
Let's free mail art! (deadline: May 5, 2013)
For an exhibition at the Creativa underground and pop art festival in Italy.
Mailmania 5 (deadline: September 4, 2014)
The Mailmania series continues!
La mujer en el arte (deadline: July 31, 2013)
A call for postcards depicting women in art.
Tiny art exchange
Very small artworks, including tiny books. Contact Josh Ronsen if you would like to participate.
Vache folle / Crazy cow
A crazy cow gallery, suitable for young children.
Visions of Bosch
A project of the Museum of Instant Images in The Netherlands, featuring mail art inspired by the work of Hieronymus Bosch.
Weird existing animals
Which animal do you think is odd or strange?
Mail art links
Mail art projects
All kinds of mail art projects, with calls for entries.
IUOMA: the International Union of Mail Artists
A gathering place for mail artists, with information on getting started, interviews, and online archives of mail art.
Mail Artist and Gallery Sites
Arte correo de mis amigos: Samuel Montalvetti
Arte correo para el mundo: Viviana Cernjul
Handmade artists' books, artistamps, and more mail art.
Found Art: Andrea McNeill
Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum
Collected and curated by Ginny Lloyd.
Mail art in the fourth dimension!
Insomnies et art postal: "E", the Ambassador of Utopia
mim 4art: Mim Golub Scalin
The Ontological Museum serves the community of contemporary and avant garde artists and art groups, including collage and mail artists.
Paper and postage: Lorraine Kwan
Play Nina Meledandri's mail art game!
Rat mail: an incoming and outgoing record of mail art by Mail Rat, a bionic printmaker in British Columbia.
SPL 884: Pierpaolo Limongelli
Synaptic-patina: Adamandia Kapsalis
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