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International Mail Art Contest: WOMAN AND/IS PEACE

Deadline: May 16, 2016
Mirano, Italy

There is a standing invitation to send works to the International Mail Art Contest: WOMAN AND/IS PEACE until May 16, 2016. The event will culminate in the exhibition of accepted works during the City Peace Festival organized by the Sonja Slavik Peace and Legality Centre, which will be held in Mirano on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Piazza Errera. This art contest is held in collaboration with the associations ARCAM, EMERGENCY, and BANDERA FLORIDA.

The theme of this Mail Art Contest is “Woman” versus any violence, perpetrated against herself and against others, throughout all wars. A reflection on recent years of ferocious fighting is mandatory, because we must never repeat tragedies such as the First and Second World War, the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and exoduses and suffering caused by current wars.

RULES

1.Participation is free and open to everyone, regardless of age, sex, nationality or any other qualification.
2.Each artist may submit a maximum of three works/postcards with or without envelopes.
3.If the envelope is present, it must be processed in line with the work itself; all the signs affixed later by the mail offices will become an integral part of the work itself.
4.Size of not more than 14.8 x 21 cm (A5).
5.All techniques are permitted.
6.Each work must contain the date and signature, the postmark and, where possible, the philatelic stamp.
7.Deadline for sending works: 16/05/2016 (date of postmark will be considered as proof).
8.Send to: ARCAM, Via Paganini 2/b, 30035 Mirano-Venice, Italy.
9.The event will culminate with the exhibition of works submitted during the City Peace Festival organised by the Sonja Slavik Peace and Legality Centre, which will be held in Mirano on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Piazza Errera.
10.It will publish a catalogue online available from the Centre site for peace and legality (http://www.centropacemirano.it).
11.The works will not be returned but kept by the Peace Centre or ARCAM.
12.Send the application form (under penalty of exclusion) by mail to: mailart@arcam-mirano.it.
13.For more information contact: mailart@arcam-mirano.it.
14.To learn more about mail art: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_art

>Mail Art Contest Flyer (English)

Rules and registration form: (PDF in English) (Word file in English) (PDF in Italian) (Word file in Italian)

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