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FAB Art & Post-Industrial Audio in the Network with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 31, 2015 at 12:52am 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

March 30, 2015 - IUOMA friends must surely recall allison anne’s stunning debut upon my humble blog not long ago:…

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A Mail Art call - Bicycles are coming to RVA!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on March 30, 2015 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

From September 19 to 27, 2015, Richmond, Virginia, USA, will host an amazing event for bicyclists. The cyclists will come from all over the world. I'm very excited about this. The prediction is that we'll have 450,000 visitors to our small city during that time.  Read about it HERE.…

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Why I have 2 accounts...

Posted by Neil Gordon on March 30, 2015 at 5:17pm 1 Comment

My computer got totally taken over by hackers, i am using a new"used" one thank god! I cannot get into my old email accounts and IOUMA account etc. I would appreciate all my old friends and new find me!!!!! All the BEST! Neil

Kim from Korea was in Oz with Viz!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:50pm 0 Comments

That's what they say in Aussie Land:

and it is a very funny card!…

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Magic musical mail art from Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

and BLUE, of course :-) from Louise Heroux,

with lovely postage stamps, and a note about the joy of art in-the…

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Banana Art? or not? from Regan in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Ok, Regan Shrumm may be a new member of the Banana Band

and she is very intelligent in the way of Bananas:…

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Mail Art/ Photo exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:35pm 7 Comments

Many IUOMA mail artists are on display at Tettix Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Georgia…

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Mail Art IN - Italy, Lorella

Posted by Suus in Mokum on March 30, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

... tassels of 'melange coloured' yarn. New blog here…

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Anna Banana: Invite to a show

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 29, 2015 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Forty-five years of Anna Banana!   So we'll have to think up something quick. Thanks Anna for putting me on the…

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Correspondence Art by Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 29, 2015 at 3:34pm 6 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

March 29, 2015 - Mail art by Thomas Brown is witty, ironic and – as these pieces indicate – often text centered. He does visual art…

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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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Erni Bär left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"Look what I found here (address on envelope): http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/mail-art-photo-exhibit-in-thessaloniki?xg_source=activity Will that have legal consequences? "
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"HIPPETY, HOPPETY! I know you like games -- this might amuse you.  I have come across a French childrens' game called 'Hippety, Hoppety'. A playing area of about 10 x 15 meters is marked out by chalk into squares of about 70 cms…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Mim Golub Scalin's blog post A Mail Art call - Bicycles are coming to RVA!
"Hi Mim. I don't know if you've thought much about how you are going to exhibit your bike mail art. If not, let me share an idea with you. Using small clothes-pegs you can pin postcards to bike wheels (which you could possibly hang from a…"
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"Hi Angie! I'm always tickled to meet someone from one platform on another...it just never gets old for me.  I plan to mail you something this week or next. :)"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post FLIP THE BAVARIAN BLACKSMITH
"Das macht nichts, weil der Versuch zählt. Ganz früher gab es mal eine Sendung im deutschen Fernsehen, die hieß "Als die Bilder laufen lernten". Da ging es auch (wie ich mich zu erinnern glaube) um Daumenkino und andere…"
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Linda French commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
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De Villo Sloan commented on Neil Gordon's blog post Why I have 2 accounts...
"You needed to do this, Neil. Neil is a good guy. Really."
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"I've just posted a Mail Art call about bicycles! Remember: wheels are circles! ha ha ha This is not a challenge all dear circle people! But check out the call and send something wheel-y."
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's blog post A Mail Art call - Bicycles are coming to RVA!
"Thanks, Val and Katerina. I'm very excited about this though I haven't ridden my bike in years. I have two, folding German bike circa 1964 (Falter brand) and some other multi-gear one that my neighbor gave me. I loved riding, but in recent…"
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FAB Art & Post-Industrial Audio in the Network with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)March 30, 2015 - IUOMA friends must surely recall allison anne’s stunning debut upon my humble blog not long ago:https://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/minxus-mail-bag-genesis-p-orridge-fan-club-with-allison-anne-raleigh-north-carolina-usa/allison anne is proving to be a dedicated correspondent with exciting news and views. An added bonus is that I keep up with her art and music interests online as well. Her Dear Detective blog is a must-read-regularly:http://www.deardetective.com/allison anne has released some wonderful prints into the network recently, and I am so pleased she thought of me. In terms of…See More
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Dr. Baron Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr. commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

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

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel Mar 24. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

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

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

Tags: Archive, EON, Škuc, Gallery, Slovenia

Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

 
 
 

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