About the Postcard Collective



Motivated by an intrinsic human desire to share experience, our mission is to build and maintain a network of individuals who seek to share their art with each other in the form of postcards, to open up a direct line of communication between artists, and to promote a sense of camaraderie and connectedness throughout the Collective.



The Postcard Collective operates under a seasonal format, in which a themed postcard exchange occurs once every three months. For each round, we invite outside artists to participate alongside our active members.

A call for entries is posted to our Call to Artists page and announcement list three months before each exchange. All accepted artists will be notified one month before the exchange date. Please see the annual schedule below for entry dates.

  • Winter exchange, February 1st: entries accepted November 1st – December 1st, notification by January 1st.
  • Spring exchange, May 1st: entries accepted February 1st – March 1st, notification by April 1st.
  • Summer exchange, August 1st: entries accepted May 1st – June 1st, notification by July 1st.
  • Fall exchange, November 1st: entries accepted August 1st – September 1st, notification by October 1st.

If you would like to be considered for participation in an upcoming exchange, please use the form at the top of this page to subscribe to the announcement list or watch our blog for the next call.


Becoming an active member

Members of the Postcard Collective are automatically accepted into our seasonal postcard exchanges and a private discussion list intended to facilitate community growth. Active members are also given the opportunity to participate in ancillary collaborative projects whenever possible.

Active membership is reserved for those who commit to participation in at least two of the Collective’s exchanges per year.

To be considered for membership, one must demonstrate a serious commitment to the project. If you're interested in becoming a member, please send a request to info@postcardcollective.org.


More information

If you would like to be kept up-to-date on the Collective’s activities, please feel free to enter your email address at the bottom of this page to subscribe to our announcement list. Once your subscription is confirmed, you will receive announcements for upcoming events and projects, major website updates, and calls for entry for future exchanges.

Please also check our blog for the latest Collective news and member interviews, as well as interesting content that is tangentially related to our activities.

If you have any questions, send us an email: info@postcardcollective.org

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