I meant to post this weeks ago, and now suddenly the very first of the deadlines is upon us, and I apologize for losing this in my drafts folder, but I'll include all of the links on the list anyway in case you are a speed demon.
#1 The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap
**You must register for this one TODAY - Wednesday September 25th, and you must have you postcard mailed to your partner by October 16th.** It's free to join!
Description from their website "Join in, make a stitched postcard and receive some gorgeous stitched loveliness in the post from somewhere else in the world! What’s not to love? You can use any materials you like (paper, ink, fabric, ephemera, ribbon etc) , and put it together anyway you like to make a postcard. You can include ‘stitches’ any way you like – with a machine or by hand, and you can either send your postcard as it is, or pop it in an envelope to protect it. For this swap the theme is… CELEBRATE! What is going on in your life that deserves celebrating? What are you grateful for? Or what ideas do you have for using your postcard to inspire someone else to celebrate? We want to see that on your stitched postcard!"
#2 Franklin Arts Center - "Postal" exhibit
"The Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery invites artists from all over the world to participate in our upcoming mail art exhibition titled, “POSTAL”. Everyone is welcome to participate in this exhibition, all ages and skill levels. This particular exhibition has an open theme, allowing artists to express their creativity and ideas to the fullest extent. "
DEADLINE - October 9, 2013 (All Mail Art submissions must arrive to the gallery by this date)
EXHIBITION - October 11 - November 6, 2013
#3 Call for entries for the "Ex Postal Facto" conference in San Francisco. The conference is a weekend long celebration of all things related to mail art (and I'm going!!!!). As part of the celebration, there will be an art exhibit "exploring the intersection between mail art and artists’ books, in whatever way, shape, or form that may take. Mail art, artistamps, artists’ books, and other artworks that can be mailed and relate to the theme of mail/art/books are encouraged."
POSTMARK DEADLINE: October 15th, 2013
FORMAT: Work must be sent directly through the postal service. Please apply postage directly to your work.
TECHNIQUE: All techniques and mediums accepted including mixed media, collage, montage, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, etc.
NON-RETURNABLE. NO ENTRY FEE. ALL WORK WILL BE SHOWN.
Documentation in the form of an address list and art zine will be sent to participating artists. Please include your mailing address. The San Francisco Center for the Book will produce a print catalog of the exhibit, which will be available for sale at the opening reception and throughout the show (February 14-April 30, 2014)Click here to be taken to the "newsroom" page, and scroll down for the link that says "mail/art/book - call for entries" and you'll be able to download a word document with the submission details
#4 Twitter Art Exhibit
Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando is an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting The Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes, it is the fourth installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around the globe.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE February 21, 2014
The last three link aren't swaps of course, but they are fun, free, and non-juried ways to release your art into the world and have it seen by others.
Know of anything other big swaps/events that I should blog about?