Sunday, September 18, 2011

Richmond Art Gallery: Mail Art Exhibition

Deadline: October 1, 2011 (RECEIVE)

International Mail Art Exhibition & Swap
Richmond Art Gallery

Richmond, BC
November 17, 2011 – January 8, 2012

Artists from all over the world are invited to contribute their work for the Richmond Art Gallery’s Mail Art Exhibition and Swap. This exhibition is intended to be a cultural exchange, where artists exhibit their works and receive new works as part of a swap. This shared enterprise is free from the rules of the art market, and yet we ask artists to respond to the theme of “economy” in all its forms.

Mail Art (aka Postal Art) is an art form where artists exchange artworks and correspondence through the mail to one another. The historical roots of Mail Art can be traced back to the Fluxus art movement of the 1960s, where several artists associated with the Fluxus movement began to work with Mail Art as the non-commercial exchange of creative ideas, correspondence and images in mailable formats that existed outside of the gallery system. In the 1970s Mail Art grew as an international art movement, and continues on nowadays with the help of the internet.

Theme: Economy
Technique: OPEN
Size: 5” x 5” (120 mmx 120 mm) – only works of this size will be accepted
Include: Full name, Address, Country, Title of work, Medium, Year, E-mail address
$3 CDN (or equivalent) for return postage, or SASE from Canada

Download entry form:

Visit website for information:

Richmond Art Gallery
7700 Minoru Gate
Richmond, BC V6Y.1R9