International Mail Art Exhibition & Fundraiser / Calls & Submissions

August 31, 2023

Organization Name: Richmond Art Gallery

Organization Location: Richmond, Canada

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Organized within the framework of the exhibition Sonja Ahlers: Classification Crisis, this call is open to artists from anywhere in the world (18 years and over) who wish to contribute one original piece of Mail Art in response to the theme of collecting and reassembling. This call is inspired by the work of Sonja Ahlers known for her zines, chapbooks, collages, and mixed media works. Artists are invited to respond to this theme by collecting and reassembling their own stories, images, and ephemera into a postcard-sized artwork, and to mail their artwork to the Richmond Art Gallery.

REQUIRED ARTWORK DIMENSIONS: 13 cm x 17.5 cm (5 in x 7 in)

All artworks received will be documented and included in an online exhibition and fundraising auction. (One entry per artist)

All works received via the postal service before the postmark deadline of August 31, 2023 will go on display in the Richmond Art Gallery’s Art Lounge during Sonja Ahlers’ exhibition, from September 9 to November 5, 2023. (space permitting)

All works will go to online auction after November 5, 2023, and proceeds raised will be used to support the Gallery’s free public programming.

Any 2-D media accepted that is sent through the postal service. Must be original, one-of-a-kind artwork produced by artists over 18 years of age.

Opportunity Website

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