About the project


Orange County Fountain Valley Library would like to invite you to participate at their Mail-art challenge. We hope during this difficult time (caused by Covid-19) a little bit of art will help you to distract your worries for a moment. Please read the details of the challenge below:

Timeline: May 1st through July 31st.

Exhibition: This depends on when the library re-opens. You will be notified as soon as there is any exact information.

Theme: Favorite book, literary character, or other book related concept.

General guidelines: Mail art should be no smaller than 4”x 6” (10.16 x 15.24 cm) and no larger than 5”x 7”. (12.70 x 17.78 cm)

3D objects or folded work will be accepted but must fit within the dimension parameters.

Don’t forget to include: Artists are asked to include their name, location, title (if any), and brief description (no more than 50 words).


  • Orange County Fountain Valley Library
  • 17635 Los Alamos St.
  • Fountain Valley, CA
  • 92708
  • United States 

Please note: Mail art sent for the exhibition will not be returned.

If you want your mail-art to be displayed on our website under galleries, please send us a photo of your work to info [at] mailasmile [dot] org.

There are no rules but please read below the Mailasmile.org – Terms of Service!

  • By participating in Mail a smile Projects you accept and agree to be bound by the terms and provision of the TOS.
  • You agree to not use content/pictures on your mailart work that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, harm minors in any way.