Welcome to Post Mail Art Projekt! In 2014, we put out an international call for mail art for an exhibit that has since turned into this project. In addition to accepting mail art submissions on an ongoing basis, we release active calls for mail art that coincide with exhibiting our collection.
Now through the end of the year, we seek submissions for Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art. This is an international call for mail art open to anyone who would like to participate, with residents of the State of Missouri (USA) being particularly encouraged to participate in celebration of the Missouri Bicentennial. How cool would that be if we received 200 pieces of mail art from Missourians in addition to those from across the country and the world?!
Inspired by Missouri’s unofficial slogan – “show me” – the theme for our 2021 call is “Show Me Mail Art.” What’s something about your hometown/state/country/etc. that you would like to show the rest of the world? Show us! Mail art may be addressed to:
Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art
c/o Post Art Library
1901 East 20th Street
Joplin, Missouri 64804
…One of the tenets of mail art is that it’s reciprocal. As such, if you send us mail art (that includes your return address), then we’ll send you a mail art thank you. Be well and in the mail!
Post Mail Art Projekt 2021: Show Me Mail Art is a collaboration among Connect2Culture, Joplin Public Library, and Post Art Library, all 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations located in Joplin, Missouri. #PMAP2021 will be on exhibit inside the library from March 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022. For more information, visit Post Mail Art Projekt or contact Jill Sullivan at 417-623-7953 x1041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: no returns (i.e. mail art pieces will not be returned to senders); documentation (i.e. participants will receive mail art in return if they include their return addresses); not all pieces received will go on exhibit, though they will be added to our mail art collection; and your mail art may be digitized and may appear on our website, social media sites, or in a digital library collection (with attribution to the sender, of course). Please do not send perishable items.