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THE Grigori Antonin Box from Hamburg

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 26, 2014 at 3:59pm 2 Comments

Not too big,(18x10cm) but I still had to go to the post office to pick it up.

The postal gals love the "smiling…

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Heleen de Vaan: The morning after, but with no regrets.

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on November 26, 2014 at 9:30am 4 Comments

Inspired the day after 18 November which was interNational Banana appreciation day, Heleen put her pen to work and did her bit.   She took every…

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Puzzle and Origami by Claudia Garcia (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on November 25, 2014 at 8:39pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Claudia Garcia (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

November 25, 2014  - Time flies (the paper bird I received reminds me) and it has been almost a year since I last received mail-art from Claudia…

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"BONK" from Hamburg :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 7:14pm 6 Comments

Well, what does it mean? A video game sound when hitting?

Does Erni know?…

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Awesome painted envelope from Theo Nelson and Guido Tree poster!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 4:37pm 3 Comments

Splash of vibrant colors in the mailbox!...trees?

And a peek through the "window" of the business…

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Collage envelope from Domi Guillemin in France

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 4:24pm 4 Comments

This deep, rich beauty was brought by the postman this morning.

Nice square format...the postman loves it, me…

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Super package of goodies from Kim JungYoun in Korea

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 25, 2014 at 4:07pm 1 Comment

What a fantastic surprise! Kim sent lots from Japan and Korea.…

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sparks fly & bonus HaPPtic santa

Posted by Alicia Starr on November 25, 2014 at 2:52am 1 Comment

The envelope woudA been plenty Viz-Love it. Thanks.…

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Vizma, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on November 24, 2014 at 10:57pm 1 Comment

This is a brown paper bag that Vizma had her wine in, and decided to purpose it to me as a fantastic boekie.  Thanks, VB!…

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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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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Lorella
"Lorella you found it, good, I went to send you a message and found we weren't friends, how terrible so I sent you a request. Thanks for a super artwork, soon you will have something from me."
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Richard Canard commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"26.11.14 Dare Envelopes & Ms. Annette R., ...Yes, preserving one's privacy is indeed important. That's why I generally send  all my postcards to "PostSecret" & otherwise always sign them anonymously. Sometimes, I…"
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Carmela Rizzuto commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Awesome painted envelope from Theo Nelson and Guido Tree poster!
"Thanks for posting this--beautiful trees and remembrace of Guido."
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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post THE Grigori Antonin Box from Hamburg
"The incense had been made by Tibetans in Nepal, the candle I found in Hamburg's Schanzenviertel, where the Senator lives, the ball is an original used one of Kunsthund Domingo's. He prefers them a little bit smaller now because of his…"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"I didn't count it. Does it make 15,20 €? Think so."
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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"Invitation for Mail Art Projects “FASHION” & “SHOES”   These two projects are open to all artists wishing to participate in Mail Art Exhibitions “Fashion” and “Shoes” both to be exhibited in…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
" Thanks MUCHLY xxx  blogged: THE Grigori Antonin Box from Hamburg"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post THE Grigori Antonin Box from Hamburg
"..money, money, money...and it's all CHOCOLATE :-)  German euro of course! "
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Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion SHADOW-SCULPTING ON AKADEMIE LEVEL in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"And here we are on a chilly (six centigrades) but sunny afternoon (November 26th, 2014): "
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Annette R commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"I have to ask why is it a lot of people don't cover the postal addresses to protect the privacy of the person who sent them some mail art before posting it here on the site  ?   I know if I sent someone some mail art I wouldn't…"
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Katerina Nikoltsou: The case of the missing banana
"K: Finders keepers, and this might be the push I need to visit. E: Yes, the self help group is called (BA) Bananas anonymous.  Hard to say three times fast. "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Heleen de Vaan: The morning after, but with no regrets.
"Banana slices ! Fantastic , Heleen! See, she can "slice" things up so well. These banana slices are happy to see this blog, they feel appreciated: "
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De Villo Sloan commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
" KDJ had her tats removed."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Katerina Nikoltsou: The case of the missing banana
"Thanks for blogging...and please enclose IN AN ENVELOPE those unfranked Greek postage stamps, I could use them! And for tomorrow, In Seine:   'Hoping our postage rates don't go up to 1 euro!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Katerina Nikoltsou: The case of the missing banana
"The banana case (or is it the case-of-the-banana?) is for kiddies to take to school for their snack break and not have a smashed banana in their pocket! Maybe the fork (it should have been a spoon me thinks) could be used to eat  a banana…"
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Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by RF Côté yesterday. 7 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by stripygoose on Sunday. 4 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

TAM Rubberstamp Archive

Started by Ruud Janssen in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Sunday. 12 Replies

The archive is now 26 years old. There were 2 large exhibitions (One in San Francisco, One in Moscow). The collections now has grown quite large. What should be the next step for the archive? I have already planned a next publication, but the…Continue

Tags: Mail-Art, Breda, Netherlands, Janssen, Ruud

Open Call by Mark Bloch

Started by Jennifer Kosharek in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Sunday. 2 Replies

OPEN CALLAnnouncing the Cavellini in New York City Mail Art Show. No fees, no restrictions, open to all, artist and non-artist alike. Any size, any medium. Deadline: November 14, 2014. Send to "The NYC Cavellini 2014 Mail Art Show" c/o PAN, Mark…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Nov 19. 5 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Tulio Restrepo Nov 15. 386 Replies

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

 
 
 

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