25 April 2018

The post Industrial War - Germany

The Post Industrial War (mailart call)
Time: April 25, 2018 at 6pm to May 31, 2018 at 7pm
Location: Germany
Organized By: Stefan Brandstifter
Event Description:
Mailart call with new May 31 (2018) deadline: This is an Oldschool Mail Art invitation from Stefan Brandstifter

about/against the plagues of 21 century like Censorship, Dictatorhip, Digitalisation, Fascism, Gentrification, Globalisation, Neoliberalism, New Poverty, Racism, Refugee Crisis, Terrorism, etc.

All techniques/ only format: Postcard, A6, (10 x 15cm)

Send without envelope to: Brandstifter, Kaiserstrasse 43, 55116 Mainz, Germany

Please write your name, title and email on the back. No „cheap“ b/w fotocopies accepted. All contributions who stick to the theme will be part of our interdisciplinary THE POST INDUSTRIAL WAR festival and exhibited from June 9 till September 2018 at our non profit art space Walpodenakademie in Mainz. Deadline: May 31 2018

No jury, no return!

Online doc on http://walpodenakademie.de/

20 April 2018

Unafarm Mail Art

Name: Unafam Mail Art Contest 2018
Contestants: worldwide
Size: 32 cm in length and width maximum
Theme: « Tales » or « Childhood dreams »
Goal of the contest: raise awareness of World Mental Health Day (10 October 2018)
Technique: Contestants must create an illustrated and decorated envelope
Entry fee: no
Registration, rules and details here: http://www.unafam.org/Unafam-Mail-Art-Contest-2018

15 April 2018



The ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) are, as the name suggests, works of art created with the intention of being traded. They were used for a long time, in the artistic medium as business cards that represented the artist's capacities and were exchanged, in hand, among artists, gallerists and art dealers and others. With this small catalog of artworks, it would thus be possible for anyone interested to learn techniques from other artists, to own a small private collection of art or even to use them as real business cards at the time of commissioning works.
Although there are reports of the use of this type of card in the XVIII century, it was only in the late 90s, by the Swiss artist M. Vänçi Stirnemann, that they gain the current name by which they are known today and come to have their standardized dimensions as 64 x 89 mm (2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches).

Some of ATC's variants are:
ACEO's (Art Cards Editions and Originals) - a version specifically designed for sale.
ATCBJ (Artist Trading Card Buddy Jam) - identical or similar ATC's, the result of collaboration among two or more artists and created in an identical quantity to those involved.
On a Double Buddy Jam, the first artist sends 2 similar ATCs to a second artist. The receiver works on top of those starters, keeps one and returns the second to the sender. A Triple Buddy Jam is rather similar, yet involves 3 artists.

On the ATCs back, the artists may sign and write the date when he received and the date of the art creation among other details.

reception until » 30.09.2018
local » several to be scheduled
curator » Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
theme, style, technic and materials » open
dimensions » 64 x 89 mm (2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches)
max artwork quantity » unlimited
additional optional info » photo, stamp or other from the artist / small artist bio / artwork title
returns » nop
postage » postage must have its value declared as "sem valor comercial / no commercial value"

You may also send as many Buddy Jams as you wish. These Buddy Jams are intended to be finished by collaborator artists or by youngsters during workshops. And yep... they will be returned and I'll be thankful for it.

desAMORes » www.desamores.yzonk.com » CLOSED
QUEIXA_TE » www.queixate.yzonk.com » CLOSED
Scriptum » www.scriptum.yzonk.com » OPEN

7 April 2018

22 Tarot's Triumps - Italy

International Mail Art Project
size: A5 only
technique: free
no jury, no taxes, no return
show & documentation
send to:
Mario Manzoni Sala - via Marconi 42 - 21047 Saronno (VA) Italy
deadline: 30.06.2018
rules of partecipation:
the work must be ispired by one among 22 Tarot's Triumphs
on the top the roman number (IV, VIII, IX etc.)
on the bottom the triumph's name (Emperor, Moon, Fool, etc,)
on the back side the artist's name and address