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Marion Anderson

Posted by FinnBadger on February 28, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Spontaneously sent, beautifully drawn envelope from Greg Carter.

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Angelica Paez, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

Check out Angelica's collage - she has been doing this a long time, and it shows.  I look forward to more mail exchanges, and maybe I can sharpen my collage habits!…

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Susan McAllister, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

Wonderful drawing on the postcard size and add/return.…

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Jon Foster, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:14pm 0 Comments

From Tuckerland, thanks!

Fish Neck is the New Fork Lint by C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA) (+ a D-Klassic)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 27, 2015 at 2:36pm 6 Comments

CMB - 2.27.2015 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

February 27, 2015 - Somewhere along the meandering and dusty trail between Infinity and Columbus, John M. Bennett coined the term “fork lint,” which captured the…

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Lynn Radford

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

Andy Warhol Style:

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XX jones

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Sent from India. Thank you, XX jones!

Banana Mail, FinnBadger and Dan Mouer

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 1:27pm 6 Comments

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Dan Mouer:…

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Philipp Franz von Siebold

Posted by FinnBadger on February 27, 2015 at 1:00am 1 Comment

A vintage-looking hand made and decorated envelope from Nina in the Netherlands - my first Duthc mail art!



Interesting stamp, with its origami outlines. It is one of a set of 6 issued in 2014 that celebrates Dutch-Japanese relations, and is part of an ongoing series 'The Netherlands and beyond'. Nice article about this set here.

Philipp was a physician and botanist,…

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still no stamps! but more snow.

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on February 26, 2015 at 11:51pm 2 Comments

We woke up to more of a winter wonderland today. Full stop! We go no where, there's no where to go. Crazy southern city doesn't handle snow well, but I'm

okay with that, as I have a cold.

The fun thing - I received some winter poems from L. Hensley last week, in a tiny envelope, stamp…

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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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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Neil Gordon on Monday. 16 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

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

Mail Art Project / CARD MUSEO DIOTTI

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Le Petit Prince - Mail Art - The Little Prince

Started by Yana Yaroshevskaya in Mail-Art Projects Feb 18. 0 Replies

2015, announced as a year of literature in Russia, will go under the…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art Feb 18. 0 Replies

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Feb 18. 36 Replies

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

 
 
 

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