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Received from Stan Askew - USA

Posted by arttower on July 7, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

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This n' that

Posted by Mail Art Martha on July 6, 2015 at 8:46pm 18 Comments

On the second of July Stripygoose and I went to Cafe Adagio for a session of artmaking. I am unable to go to Central London in the pollen season, the pollution makes my…

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The real Front Door Gallery, where Mail Art gets really seen

Posted by Mail Art Martha on July 6, 2015 at 8:22pm 47 Comments

Hi dear friends;

Now the Front DoorGallery is showing work…

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Received from Roland Halbritter Germany

Posted by arttower on July 6, 2015 at 9:49am 0 Comments

Thank you Roland…

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rECEIVED FROM kATERINA NIKOLTSOU - gREECE

Posted by arttower on July 6, 2015 at 9:48am 0 Comments

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In Seine has landed in Greece, too...BLUE

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 5, 2015 at 4:40pm 2 Comments

It comes from the BLUE Grotto...…

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Artist in Seine, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on July 5, 2015 at 4:25pm 1 Comment

An official collage.  Thank you so…

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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........

Today online on Ning there are almost 4000 members....

 

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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"PocketART is a project that might interest a few of you »  http://pocketart.yzonk.com/ if ya wish to receive one of these, do email me your snail mail address to info@envidenefelibata.com or in a private message"
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ATC REBELS

A place where ATC lovers trade easy and often.  We stay in contact!  Let's Trade!
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Caroline Krabbe is attending David Sebastian Lopez's event
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A musical Town Mail Art Call at A gallery in Paipa Boyacá Colombia

January 22, 2015 at 6pm to September 1, 2015 at 7pm
MAIL ART CALL "A MUSICAL TOWN"Topic: Every year, symphonic and philharmonic orchestras come together in a small town in the center of Colombia. During 3 days this place dresses up for celebration, and all of its people enjoy the air filled with music.Size: Post card (10x15 centimeters)Technique: Free, only originals, not photocopies.Deadline: 01 of September of 2015Exhibition: Exhibition Hall during the International Competition of Symphonic Bands of Paipa, in Octoberof 2015.Send to: David…See More
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Late night collages serie 02

"Nice one, Andrea!"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Angelica Paez's blog post Give Donald New Hair
"cool GREAT!!!!"
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Angelica Paez commented on Angelica Paez's blog post Give Donald New Hair
"Monsenhor and Lucky, you have been added.  Thanks!"
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Bhomas Trown commented on Grace Sanford's photo
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Grid Stamp

"At some art supply stores, they have a hobby/model section and you can buy metal tubes in different shapes and sizes. I bought some square brass tubes and it cut into the rubber nicely. Made myself a chess board. Thanks for sharing."
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
" that's the reverse of the same envelope ready to be mailed to someone of you"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
" that's a portuguese envelope that contains other smaller 5 envelopes and letter paper"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata posted a photo

regular mailing day

Hi! My database got some errors so probably some of you would receive duplicated artwork on the mail. WHAT A PITY! Share it with a friend
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata posted a status
"Hi! My database got some errors so probably some of you would receive duplicated artwork on the mail. WHAT A PITY! Share it with a friend"
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Jan Hodgman posted a status
"A slew of bounty from Keith Chambers, including ATCs, old postcard, many wonderfulnesses---envelope to follow"
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Jan Hodgman posted a photo
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group performance and conceptual art
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adoration of the mermaid

mail art collage - july 6, 2015
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Richard Canard commented on Mizael Contreras's photo
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Los_Textos_Prometidos

"07.07.15 Dare Mizael C., ....Nice work!!!... Mexican Political Pop???..plus, you put the notion in my head of the hybrid hero "Frank Zappata".  Best to you. Richard C."
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group performance and conceptual art
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Andrea Roccioletti posted photos
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Security ATC X 2 - weaving (2)

"I like it very much... great work!"
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SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects yesterday. 0 Replies

inaugurazione  venerd' alle 20,30  - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue

PADIGLIONE TIBET / 80° compleanno di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Friday. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia   …Continue

Tags: BONGIANI, SANDRO, I, Padiglione, Tibet

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by virginia milici (virgy) on Thursday. 408 Replies

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

DIFFUSA - 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITà DEL SACS (SPAZIO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SPERIMENTALE)

Started by SACS Arte in Mail-Art Projects on Thursday. 0 Replies

 CON QUESTO EVENTO IL  SCAS FESTEGGIA I 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITA' …Continue

Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Andrea Jenkins Jun 29. 16 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

Print Making and letter-writing

Started by Vega Brennan in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vega Brennan Jun 27. 3 Replies

HiI've been a member of IUOMA since 2014 and I've received some pretty amazing artwork from around the world. And I've sent some of my own work too. I love the playfulness of MailArt, and its serious intent.I was wondering if you could help me. As…Continue

MBblues

Started by Dawn Redwood in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jun 27. 1 Reply

Experiences using mobile 'dongle' broadband, please?Continue

resist mail art

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Information Jun 24. 0 Replies

over 20000 people passed by "resistance festival 2015"and "resist" mail art exhibition...I really thank all the participants, the "free hags actor group" that chose our stand for their happening and all the people that stayed with us dancing till…Continue

 
 
 

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