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Marcela Peral in Argentina sends sun shades :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 30, 2014 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Nice envelope print design:

Lovely art, as always! And Mercela offers her sunglasses? ...as it is winter down…

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Frieder Speck sends original portrait

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 30, 2014 at 2:30pm 6 Comments

A very special envelope (with BLUE washi tapes!) arrived from Frieder Speck.

Inside was this fabulous drawing...very…

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Gina Ulgen: The Circus is coming to town

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 30, 2014 at 10:16am 6 Comments

The Circus has been to Norwich & Gina has the ticket to prove it.  Lots of fun surprises including some of that wacky tape.

And the bottom half is also delightful.  I like how the two go together.…

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Mail Art

Posted by Roberto Scala on July 30, 2014 at 9:44am 0 Comments

The Mail Art it Was very inveterati moviment and gruop international of freiding artist
Mona mona omaggio noma artist exhibition very well
By Roberto Scala Visual Poetry
Gioconda
Mona
Lisa
Sali
Noma
Boma
Voma
Soma
Mona
Moma
Noma
Morma morma
Mano
This is the art this is the problem ciao

Jeanne Kasten.USA.06.09.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 30, 2014 at 3:06am 0 Comments

A wonderful Photo Doc PC that Jeanne made the original for the Library Mail Art Display.

I love the aged feel of this piece...thank you…

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Matthew Stolte.USA.06.07.14 and 06.11.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 30, 2014 at 2:40am 2 Comments

Great Mail Art Pieces from Matthew...the 1st is a postcard related to his foot injury...…

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Bumper Mail Art & Stamps From Otto Sherman!

Posted by Gina Ulgen on July 29, 2014 at 10:25pm 2 Comments

Its probably best to start at the beginning... I received today from New York an envelope from Mr O Sherman. I made contact recently as Guido had slipped in a piece of Otto's work in my last mailing, so I promptly sent him a little collage. In return I got a fab envelope bursting with stamps, doodles, a summary of who he is what he does and a sense of his great humor..…

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Collage by Svenja Wahl +! New Zine Announcement (Call for Mail-Art) (Heidelberg, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 29, 2014 at 8:26pm 2 Comments

Svenja - 7.29.2014 - 2

Mail-art by IUOMA member Svenja Wahl (Heidelberg, German)

July 29, 2014 - I am thrilled to share mail-art received plus exciting news from Svenja Wahl, one of my fave German collage artists. Svenja graces my humble blog…

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A large Digital Piece by Moan Lisa.USA.06.06.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 29, 2014 at 5:53pm 0 Comments

This is just fabulous....love it!

Thank you Moan Lisa *!*

Lynn Radford.USA.06.02.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 29, 2014 at 5:50pm 4 Comments

A beauty from Lynn....collage/lace/tape/paint...

thank you Lynn *!*

info IUOMA

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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Amy Irwen commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"my add and out the door... "
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De Villo Sloan commented on Gina Ulgen's blog post Bumper Mail Art & Stamps From Otto Sherman!
"Guido posted a link to an article about Otto Sherman on FB. Don't know if the link will work, but worth a try: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152633160059740&set=pcb.350857768394625&type=1&theater"
2 hours ago
Mail Art Martha left a comment for Kim JungYoun
"Hi, your beautiful artwork arrived! thanks. It is already up the Front Door Gallery http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/albums/front-door-gallery"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Richard Canard's Yard Sale (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)
"Poor Richard (after Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac) - I fear we tease him mercilessly, but that is truly out of affection. He sent me... well, I'll try to get it blogged this week."
2 hours ago
Mail Art Martha left a comment for Ficus strangulensis
"The fractals look so exciting in your photos, better than printed. You can send your postings by email to me, I love electronic mail art. It is time that eArt should be accepted alongside traditional stuff. By the way there is an eMail art group…"
2 hours ago
Erni Bär replied to Heleen de Vaan's discussion Edmund arrived in Amstelland, too! in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Trier is also more than 2000 years old. Before the Roman conquerors there had been no cities at all in the northern part of Europe. Strange. The strange unindentified object is, of course, a buoy. "
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Ficus strangulensis
"Ficus! thanks for all the mailings. interesting to find out what a ficus strangulensis is and do. It is all on my Front Door Gallery and published in my Photos http://iuoma-network.ning.com/photo/albums/front-door-gallery"
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Mail Art Martha commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Richard Canard's Yard Sale (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)
"I have gone back a little, to where I found the definition of canard. In France it is also a lump of sugar soaked in wine and given to a child. Only one occationally, mind you. I also enjoyed all the historical data, most instructive, shouldn't…"
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Guido Vermeulen commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"Greetings from Lewis and Harris, litho made after a trip in Scotland "
2 hours ago
Guido Vermeulen commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"The jobinterview, litho in 6 images: "
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Guido Vermeulen commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"Greetings from valetta, another lithograph "
2 hours ago
Guido Vermeulen commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"The earth mother, litho technique (so flat etching on stone, image in color and in b/w) "
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Guido Vermeulen commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"In the beginning was the end, etching on zinc plate, sugar technique (you mix ink with sugar and the acid dissolves the sugar and exposes graphic lines, like reversing the mirror images once again) "
2 hours ago
Guido Vermeulen commented on MOAN LISA's event A Portrait of America
"A portrait of America: The real axis of evil "
2 hours ago
Mail Art Martha left a comment for Mim Golub Scalin
"Great card Mim, it is shown in the Front Door Gallery which is now on my front door and on My  Photos slide show. Soon something we made for you at the last London meeting will arrive, the meeting is blogged also on my page. "
2 hours ago
Guido Vermeulen replied to Guido Vermeulen's discussion 1914 2014 : RESIST 100 YEARS of WARS in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"From Angela Behrendt, Germany "
2 hours ago
Carmela Rizzuto commented on mariano filippetta's group blue roads
"By CR for Mariano Fillippetta and 'Blue Roads' group on iuoma. "Blue Roads & Sunny Days": Fragments of Gelli-plate print, plus mixed media. "
2 hours ago
Guido Vermeulen commented on Valeria Diniz's group CAT LOVERS MAIL ART
"Cat on balcony in my neighbourhood "
2 hours ago
Guido Vermeulen commented on Guido Vermeulen's album

MAIL ART RECEIVED since April 2014

"From Otto Sherman, USA "
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Carmela Rizzuto posted a photo

to Mariano

By CR for Mariano Fillippetta and 'Blue Roads' group on iuoma. "Blue Roads & Sunny Days": Fragments of Gelli-plate print, plus mixed media.
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman on Thursday. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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