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Surprise! Boo!

Posted by Heide Monster on October 14, 2019 at 2:54am 0 Comments

Norma Soulet is definitely in the Halloween mood.  She sent a delicious assortment of scary art.

 

My devil dog thought so too.  Perhaps I'm delusional, but I think the pumpkin art looks interesting after Daisy's…

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Planets from Tofu .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on October 13, 2019 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

Digging out of the Archive

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 13, 2019 at 1:21am 3 Comments

I need to destash my Mail Art Archive. It has taken over way too much of my house. What do you all think of this idea:

I will gather up a batch of pieces of mail art from different artists and mail them to anyone who asks for a batch. It will be pretty random. I'm going to keep things I love, obviously, but try to part with the…

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Overwhelmed by Vittore Baroni!!!

Posted by Adam Roussopoulos on October 12, 2019 at 11:55pm 1 Comment

What a amazing surprise in the mail today! I …

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Envelopes came from United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Belgium, USA

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on October 12, 2019 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

I thank the artists who sent me their work. Envelopes came from United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Belgium, USA. Thank you,

Mail Art Martha,

Мария…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Judi Dagan

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From Cor Reijn 9-2019

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WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?

"WHO KNEW MICHAEL VOO DOO?" is the question that appeared on the edge of an envelope that I received from Adam Roussopoulos (detail pictured to the left), and after finding out just a handful of facts, I'd like to know more about this enigmatic mail…See More
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Trip / Voyage at Belgium

October 14, 2019 to October 31, 2019
This call-out was posted a bit back on Facebook but there's just been a reminder that there's still time to post something off.It's a call for envelopes-only, and somewhere on it you're asked to include, 'merci facteur' (thank you, postie). I'm…See More
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Cut and Paste | Collage Before Cubism

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Jennifer Wallace replied to katie belknap's discussion what is your favorite glue?
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"Bonnie - I'm new to mail art in general, including ART & PASS. Are you open to me sending you something?"
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"Sarah - I'm new to mail art in general, including ART & PASS. Are you open to me sending you something?"
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
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what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace 3 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bill Lowenburg on Wednesday. 4 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Adam Roussopoulos Sep 28. 527 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Sep 25. 18 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers Sep 18. 10 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk Jul 19. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

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