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Wanna Help the Tucker Fan Club???

Posted by jon foster on September 4, 2015 at 4:15pm 5 Comments

Hey there kids!

It seems that the Tucker Fan Club, which many of you have contributed to, is going to get its own show in Winston Salem North Carolina. The date is November 6th. For the show, I'm going to make up mail-art packets filled…

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And a Stitched Banana!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 4, 2015 at 10:04am 0 Comments

More about BANANA? Yes, from Angela Behrendt in Hannover,…

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Cascadia celebrates Anna Banana event in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 4, 2015 at 9:57am 1 Comment

Cascadia Art Post sent a commemorative card for Anna…

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Is this a DKult creation?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 4, 2015 at 8:25am 4 Comments

There came a map…from whom? (Sears and Co.?)…

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MailArt from Cernjul Viviana :)

Posted by Mizael Contreras on September 3, 2015 at 5:54pm 0 Comments

I received a beautiful and creative postcard from Cernjul Viviana María and I like it!

Thank you Viviana..!…

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From Melissa of Wisconsin: HOT sauce

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 3, 2015 at 3:42pm 4 Comments

This "hot" mail art arrived in Greece last week!…

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Dump Trump...and new hair :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 3, 2015 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

This is a fun project by Angelica Paez,…

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Vic Jonez sends an Add 'n Pass for Ray Johnson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 3, 2015 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

Ray Johnson Estate has several add 'n pass papers…

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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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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on jon foster's blog post Wanna Help the Tucker Fan Club???
"This kid (Edmund Hippo) says: add stamps and stampings to your mail art and envelopes: Take an image and print it out small and in multiples: Use a ruler and a cheap sewing "tracing wheel" to "perforate": and you have…"
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"I cannot make myself cut-up anything "vintage...even some old TIME magazines from David Stafford. However...better might be to photocopy a page or two from that Greek kiddie's book, and cut-n-tear-n-paste for trashpo? That's what I do…"
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Informal Mail Art Exchange

No calls, no deadlines, no themes, just a place to share your art in an informal way. The only expectation is to use common courtesy. Let's have fun!See More
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All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!See More
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Started by Roberto Bergamo in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Reyes Muñoz 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

Send me something by the end of September so I can expose your art in The Space in Lecce in early October :)…Continue

Newbie and aspireing mail artist :)

Started by April Elaine Hite in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by April Elaine Hite 11 hours ago. 2 Replies

Newbie and aspiring mail artist :)My name is April. Angie told me about this group. It looks awesome. I cant wait to get involved.Nice to meet everyone   HUGS  AprilContinue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by April Elaine Hite yesterday. 414 Replies

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

PALAZZO DUCALE / In arrivo a Genova i festeggiamenti per l’80°compleanno di S.S. Tenzin Gyatso.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Dal 1° al 6 settembre 2015Palazzo Ducale (Sala del…Continue

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LA MAIL ART e la WEB ART

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lia Franzia Aug 25. 4 Replies

Cari Amici...la mail art  si rinnova diventanto web art?Dear Friends ... mail art is renewed diventanto web art?Continue

Composition Notebook Exchange

Started by Sue Skene in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ali Price Aug 18. 1 Reply

Three years ago I was in an international art journal exchange which proved to be a fascinating experience. Unfortunately though, my journal during the last leg of its journey, was lost en route to India. For at least six months I never gave up the…Continue

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Aug 16. 4 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Ryosuke Cohen / Meeting Fractal Portrait Project 2015

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 15. 0 Replies

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015 Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany. from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto…Continue

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Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Aug 15. 0 Replies

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany.from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto al 25 agosto incluso).I will go on a trip with Noriko Shimizu (my pertner) for portrait project.   At each place I…Continue

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