Deadline: 21 October 2023
Call for entries

International Mail Art Exhibition-Open Call

We are delighted to invite you to our special artistic event, “Letters from the 100th Year,” which we will commemorate with great significance on the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey.
This unique event aims to portray a historical narrative that stretches from Turkey’s struggle for independence to the declaration of the Republic, highlighting fundamental rights and freedoms, all through an artistic perspective. We eagerly anticipate every art enthusiast’s contribution to creating letters and artworks that reflect the achievements, values, women’s rights, and equality of the
Republic of Turkey.
As our central theme, we have chosen “Freedom” and intend to integrate this theme with the essence of the Turkish nation’s quest for freedom, the fundamental principles of the Republic, and the National Struggle led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Your artistic expressions will profoundly reflect and carry forward the heroic epic that laid the foundations of our Republic and the meaning
of freedom to future generations.
You can contribute to our event by sending your artistic letters to the provided contact address. The works you send will be exhibited in a dedicated exhibition space for the event and published on our website.

“Letters from the 100th Year,”
our artistic event, requires that you submit your works via (Traditional) mail. Please note that artwork sent via email will not be accepted. The dimensions
of your artwork should be an A4 page at maximum; however, smaller sizes than A4 are also acceptable. Participants will be considered to have accepted the other participation conditions listed on our official website. Artworks submitted for the exhibition will not be returned. All announcements related to the event will be made on our official website and social media platforms. We eagerly await your contributions with your artwork. Please do not hesitate to contact us using our contact information if you have any questions.

When sending your artwork, please consider the following:
Event theme: Freedom
Participation: Open to everyone
Evaluation: An independent evaluation committee will conduct the assessment.
Return and participation fee: Artworks will not be returned, and there is no fee for participation.
Participation rights: Each participant can submit one artwork to our exhibition.
Technique: The technique used in paintings is entirely free.
Size: Artworks should be two-dimensional and not exceed the A4 size (21×29.7 cm). Smallersizes are also acceptable.
Submission: Physical copies of the artworks are accepted via mail. Email or digital offers willnot be considered.
Content: Please avoid harmful content such as racism, fanaticism, sexual content, or belittlement in your artwork.
Documents: Participating artists will receive E-Participation Certificates, E-Catalogs, and similar documents.
Rights: The event organization will manage the submitted artworks’ publication, exhibition, and usage rights.
Commercial use: Artworks submitted by participants will not be used for commercial purpoes.
Retail value: All participating artists are considered to accept that their artworks have no commercial value.
Exhibition date: As the exhibition date approaches, official announcements will be made on our website and social media accounts.

International Mail Art Exhibition

Theme: Freedom
Technique: Free Technique
Dimensions: A4 (297×210 mm)
Deadline: October 21, 2023
Number of Submissions: Maximum of 2 artworks
Submission Period: August 20 – October 21, 2023
Exhibition Date: October 29 – November 29, 2023

Submission Address:
Ali Ertuğrul Küpeli
Gazi Üniversitesi Gazi Eğitim Fakültesi Resim-İş Eğitimi Anabilim Dalı Binası
Emniyet Mahallesi Bandırma Caddesi No: 6/7A Yenimahalle / Ankara / Türkiye

*There is no fee or jury.

To better understand your submitted artwork and to facilitate communication with you,
we kindly request that you include the following information on the back of your works:

Name and Surname:
Title of the Artwork:
Technique Used:
Dimensions and Year:
City/Country of Residence:
Your Address:
Email Address:
Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Website, etc.):
These details will allow us to better communicate with you and those interested in your
artwork during the exhibition.

Please add this information in capital letters and neatly to the back of your work.