Call for Entries for 7th annual Anything Goes, Everything Shows mail art show

Submissions are being accepted now through Saturday, Sept. 1 for the seventh annual Anything Goes—Everything Shows exhibition, to be on display at The Courtyard Gallery (109 Roberts St. in the River Arts District), Sept. 15 through Oct. 27. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m.

Artists are “encouraged to demonstrate or explore imagery of any kind” in their submissions. All work received by the deadline will be included in the exhibition. According to a press release, “‘Anything Goes—Everything Shows’ is just that, an uncensored free style mail art show. Mail art is art that uses the postal system as a medium. Mail artists typically exchange ephemera in the form of illustrated letters; zines; rubberstamped, decorated, or illustrated envelopes; artist trading cards; postcards; artistamps; faux postage; mail-interviews; naked mail; friendship books, decos and three-dimensional objects.

“All media will be accepted and exhibited, including mixed media, Collage, Montage, Sculpture Digital art, Painting, Printmaking, and Photography. Collage and/or the use of imagery are encouraged. Don’t be afraid to experiment with 3-dimensional art. We have exhibited painted shoes, records, fish, sticks, and even hog jowls and coal, to name but a creative oddities. Format is freestyle as well. Submissions of any size or shape will be accepted. If you can get a stamp on it and send it through the mail, it will be accepted and exhibited.”

There is no entry fee, but entries must be postmarked by Sept. 1.


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