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Fast exchange going across the Big Pond from/to Brooke Cooks!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 15, 2014 at 4:25pm 1 Comment

I just sent off some mail art to Brooke this morning, and look what arrived :-)

To "B" or not to "B"...a "B" for…

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Mail art omens from Jack Oudyn in Oz

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 15, 2014 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

An envelope with little ants bringing many mail art treasures from Oz (Australia :-)…

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TicTac creates Dali artistamps!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 15, 2014 at 4:10pm 0 Comments

These are an amazing series of "stamps"! and I shall copy and use on mail art surely!

Also a BLUE card was…

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TOFU sends a map art card

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 15, 2014 at 4:09pm 0 Comments

Mail art  arrived from ToFu of SanFran...Bryce Canyon and all!

'Loving all the fragments:…

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outgoing: licca-chan

Posted by allison anne on September 15, 2014 at 12:07pm 0 Comments





'licca-chan'- outgoing envelope for a friend in finland. envelope made from various vintage clippings & japanese paper with an ink/marker illustration of licca-chan, a japanese fashion doll from the 1960s (still being made today). the back of the envelope is semi-transparent and is made from the waxy paper sleeve the us post office sometimes puts stamps in when you buy them.







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outgoing: in the gold dust rush

Posted by allison anne on September 15, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments





'in the gold dust rush' - outgoing postcard made from cardboard, collaged vintage scraps & other papers, a mixed-media illustration (ink, marker, colored pencil) and gold ink details. took pictures before adding the message, obviously, ehehe!







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Mail from Piro

Posted by Brooke Cooks on September 15, 2014 at 1:13am 1 Comment

Piro sent TWO amazing cards enclosed in a fabulous envelope. The envelope (not picturse here - sorry) even had maps of Washington State.  Very personalized.  Love the layers and the colors.  Thanks so very much.…

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Thomas Brown's brown postcard

Posted by Brooke Cooks on September 15, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

Another pen drawing gem from Thomas.  Thanks so much!  More mail soon.

Red postcard from Jan Hodgman

Posted by Brooke Cooks on September 15, 2014 at 1:08am 0 Comments

Thanks Jan for the lovely red card.  I surely need the wishes you so thoughtfully provided.  I'd love to know more about your printing.  …

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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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IS SIZE IMPORTANT IN CONTEMPORARY ART?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by allison anne 1 hour ago. 14 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 13 hours ago. 378 Replies

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

GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI A SALERNO (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 7. 0 Replies

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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

Tema / Theme: "A minha casa" / "My house"Tamanho / Size: livre / freeTécnica / Technique: livre / freeSem júri e sem entradas / No jury and no feesData limite / Deadline: 29/11/2014Exibição /Exhibition: " A minha casa" - Coffee ShopMorada /…Continue

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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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