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Disconnecting the Unsocial Network

Posted by Tofu on September 23, 2014 at 2:01am 0 Comments

Years ago I was reluctant to join Facebook.  But I have to admit, it did help me reconnect with a few people who I had lost touch with.  And, at times, it’s helped me connect with more people about my art and widen my circle a bit.  But in recent years, Facebook has become more and more about algorithms that essentially are designed to make you look at advertising rather than what your friends might have posted.  I don’t know how many times I have heard someone say, “Did you see…….on…

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Don't miss classic after summer read from Mailart Martha!

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on September 22, 2014 at 9:27pm 1 Comment

Martha has been to France.  Did she see Dean?  Did she eat croissants? To find out, read the whole of mailart Martha's boekie ont my blog!  …

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Wondrous watercolor from Bill Porter

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 21, 2014 at 3:15pm 2 Comments

Just as I mailed off a small watercolor painting to Bill, this beauty arrived!

It is fluid and lovely...with…

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Mail Art Martha: Sud de France

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 21, 2014 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Somewhere in France among all those vineyards is Mail Art Martha is dragging her shopping through the fields.  Only stopping for the time to make some mail art and move on.…

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Brooke Cooks: is number 111111111

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 20, 2014 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

New on the block for me is Brooke Cooks.  And what a great introduction. …

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Dkult provides!

Posted by Angie & Snooky on September 20, 2014 at 8:19pm 2 Comments

Just when I think I'm running on empty, Dkult comes through for me!

Don't let yourself run out! Join Dkult…

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A Portrait of America updates

Posted by MOAN LISA on September 20, 2014 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

This call is coming to a close but we've gotten some really great works in the post so far. I expect there will be pieces incoming until the end of the call at least, since it's been a rather popular call. You can see the entirety of the project at http://moanlisa/america/ but here is a small sample of some recent works that we've received:…

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

 

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CALL FOR MAIL ART | Correspondence Exhibition at Q Gallery, Franklin Arts Center

September 22, 2014 at 6pm to November 12, 2014 at 11:45pm
CORRESPONDENCE | An International Mail Art ExhibitionThe Crossing Arts Alliance presents its upcoming exhibition, "CORRESPONDENCE", an international mail art exhibition, and invites artists from all over the world to participate. This exhibition is open to everyone, all ages and skill levels, and has an open theme, allowing artists to express their creativity and ideas to the fullest extent. This exhibition will be on display in the Q Gallery, in the Franklin Arts Center. DEADLINE - November…See More
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Disconnecting the Unsocial Network

Years ago I was reluctant to join Facebook.  But I have to admit, it did help me reconnect with a few people who I had lost touch with.  And, at times, it’s helped me connect with more people about my art and widen my circle a bit.  But in recent years, Facebook has become more and more about algorithms that essentially are designed to make you look at advertising rather than what your friends might have posted.  I don’t know how many times I have heard someone say, “Did you see…….on…See More
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CORRESPONDENCE | An International Mail Art ExhibitionThe Crossing Arts Alliance presents its upcoming exhibition, "CORRESPONDENCE", an international mail art exhibition, and invites artists from all over the world to participate. This exhibition is open to everyone, all ages and skill levels, and has an open theme, allowing artists to express their creativity and ideas to the fullest extent. This exhibition will be on display in the Q Gallery, in the Franklin Arts Center. DEADLINE - November…See More
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IS SIZE IMPORTANT IN CONTEMPORARY ART?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Erica Durante 4 hours ago. 16 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will come to the artist, etc.I know there are…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by allison anne Sep 15. 378 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

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SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYMOSTRA  RETROSPETTIVAPalazzo Virtuale“GACONCETTUAL POETRY”G.A.CAVELLINI1914 - 2014 Dal 7 settembre 2014  al 27 ottobre 2014Retrospettiva   dedicata  a Guglielmo Achille  Cavellini in occasione del Centenario  della …Continue

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Mail Art Call

Started by Márcia Godinho Leal in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Márcia Godinho Leal Aug 30. 1 Reply

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Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Visual Mom Aug 29. 36 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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