"Signed Sealed Delivered" — Open Call For Mail Art

  • July 05, 2023

"Signed Sealed Delivered" — Open Call For Mail Art

Waterfall Arts invites creatives from all over the world to participate in our open call for mail art, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”. 

Mail art is simply art that has been sent through the mail, but generally is made knowing the piece will journey via the post. Painting, drawing, collage, photography, and writing can all easily be mail art. Stamps, how the piece is addressed, and the marks made by the postal service also add to the final art that arrives at its destination.

As a medium, sending art through the post office allows for a new type of physical connection between people, places, and ideas. During the fall and winter of 2023-24, Waterfall Arts will undergo Phase 4 of our construction project and there will be no public access to the Clifford Gallery, but that doesn’t mean we can’t show art! In fact, it feels like the perfect time to create an exhibition of mail art from around the world to be exhibited in our Corridor Gallery. The collection will be on view beginning with the first piece received and will grow as the entries arrive, providing a space for a living breathing connection between any visitor who steps through our doors and the artworks we receive. We’ll host an opening reception on October 20, 2023.

Our goal is to create a community show where everyone can participate, regardless of their art experience. All ages, creative abilities and cultural experiences are not just welcome but celebrated! 

Directions for Participation: 

Please apply postage directly to artwork and send to Waterfall Arts at 256 High Street, Belfast, ME 04915 by October 15, 2023. We will begin hanging mail art as it arrives on a rolling basis and the exhibition will grow! Please do not include a return address if you don’t want your mailing address publicly displayed. All artworks should be original, no photocopies. No racism or violence. Any artwork that undermines the safe and inclusive nature of our community and this exhibit will not be included. No size or medium limitations. *Please note: All works received will become part of the Mail Art collection of Waterfall Arts and will not be returned to the artists. 

Some great examples and inspiration can be found here and here.

For more information visit waterfallarts.org


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Katherine Devereux

BELFAST  ME  04915