OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD PROJECT EXHIBITION

WKP KENNEDY GALLERY
NORTH BAY, ONTARIO, CANADA

Submission Deadline: Receiving Submissions NOW through August 1st, 2019
Exhibition Dates: September 12th – November 23rd, 2019 in Gallery I
Opening Reception: September 27th, 2019

Mail-Art or Postcard-Art began in the 1950’s and 1960’s when artists sent postcards with drawings, collages, or poems through the mail rather than exhibiting through conventional commercial networks. Marcel Duchamp participated in the beginnings of Postcard-Art. However, in the early 60’s, New York artist Ray Johnson posted small collages, prints of abstract drawings, and poems to fellow artists and members of the art community. This gave rise to what is now known as the New York Correspondence School. Postcard-Art is considered to be the predecessor of Net Art. The WKP Kennedy Gallery proposes we take a step back from the high-speed world of the Internet to engage with tangible mail. We look forward to receiving your Postcard-Art!

We invite artists from all over the world to participate in our upcoming postcard-art exhibition! The theme of the postcard should focus on metaphors of home. Consider the themes of belonging and home whether cultural, social, or creative. We want you to share your home with us. This exhibition will present diverse perspectives, including examinations of the land and the urban, industrialized environment and personal reflections on one’s home environment. This theme can be interpreted in any way you think is appropriate. We will only accept original works, no copies, and no ordinary manufactured postcards unless it is over 80% modified by the artist.

Send as many of your own postcards as you want! All works received by August 1st will be put on display at the WKP Kennedy Gallery, North Bay Ontario from September 12th to November 23rd, 2019. Some will be hung from the ceiling and others will cover the walls.

Mail your postcard creation to the gallery by August 1st, 2019.

Maximum dimensions for postcards are 9.6 x 6.1 inches or 24.5 x 15.6 cm, envelope optional.

WKP Kennedy Gallery
150 Main St E
North Bay, ON, Canada
P1B 1A8

Please clearly indicate your name, home city/town, and your country on the postcard. Please consider travel time before mailing in your submission. Please note that there will be no return of the works, no artist fees, and no jury. This call is open to anyone, regardless of age or skill level.

Help us share your creations on social media, use #KGPostcardProject2019

Photos of Alix Voz’s postcard project: Northern Familliarities. Photo by Alix Voz.

Located within the Capitol Centre in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, the WKP Kennedy Gallery is a fully accessible public art gallery that presents the finest in historical and contemporary Northern, Canadian and International visual artists. In our two gallery spaces, through our public arts activities, through our programming with the Capitol Theatre and in our touring exhibition projects, we showcase art of all forms and media. The WKP Kennedy Gallery is a gathering place for art and art ideas. We offer a forum for artistic dialogue and development to the people of North Bay and Northeastern Ontario.

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