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Dadanautik sent Add/Pass as well!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 21, 2018 at 9:48am 0 Comments

Here's lookin' at ya!

Ah, must be the season for Add 'n Pass :-)

...this was added and returned to Lovecraft…

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Add 'n Pass a-many from Aponte, too!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 21, 2018 at 9:48am 0 Comments

David Stanley Aponte is a Master of Add/Pass!

He fills an envelope to bursting!...with BLUE markings and CIRCLES:-),…

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Kayenderes from the Mohawk Reservation Canada/NY sends Add 'n Pass pages/art

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 21, 2018 at 9:47am 1 Comment

The latest mail delivery was full of Add/Pass mail art in a snail mail envelope.

With a BLUE fox...…

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Add & Pass from Debra Mulnick (Idaho, USA) w/RF Cote, Frips, Ed Giecek, Maggie Mize, Gerda Osteneck, Amber Scribble + more!

Posted by De Villo Sloan on June 21, 2018 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Mulnick 6.20.2018 - 1

 Add & pass sent by IUOMA member Debra Mulnick (Boise, Idaho, USA)

 

June 20. 2018 - I have referred to the present moment in the Eternal Network as the Platinum Age of the add & pass (a&p) because I have never received so many of these pieces from so many different people at one time in various states of completion (and even decomposition).

I gather others are receiving them too and launching their own. (I also include the…

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No name, no return address...but I spy a Corgi!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 20, 2018 at 12:28pm 1 Comment

Who else would send a MOUSE...

an ORANGE KAT cat....…

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Add and Pass from Jon Foster

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 19, 2018 at 9:36am 0 Comments

In a BLUE envelope from Jon, comes:

And a A4 print out of our meetinng at Delphi, Center of the World:…

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EYE see Green eyes from Ruud

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 19, 2018 at 9:36am 0 Comments

Another stunning painted envelope from Ruud,

and inside, fun items with some intriguing A4 drawings:…

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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 over 4800 members....

 

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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Kayenderes from the Mohawk Reservation Canada/NY sends Add 'n Pass pages/art
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Add & Pass from Debra Mulnick (Idaho, USA) w/RF Cote, Frips, Ed Giecek, Maggie Mize, Gerda Osteneck, Amber Scribble + more!

 Add & pass sent by IUOMA member Debra Mulnick (Boise, Idaho, USA) June 20. 2018 - I have referred to the present moment in the Eternal Network as the Platinum Age of the add & pass (a&p) because I have never received so many of these…See More
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"Thank you for the mail art, Kayenderes! I mailed you something today. Cheers!"
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Start Here at IUOMA

A group with information for newcomers to the IUOMA. Some hints and tips written by VHM and BJ  to help you find your way at the IUOMA platform. For mentor of the Month we are always looking for volunteers.New members are encouraged to join this…See More
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DECOS - Do you miss them?

Do you miss Decos? What’s a DECO? It’s a sort of mail art friendship book, but with a theme. Each book has around 6 to 10 pages inside and a THEME. You do a page according to your art style and following the theme, and you mail it to another DECO…See More
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Bonniediva commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Any topic is fine. Mine have 6 pages. Send to IUOMA artists who are in this group. Keep them moving. Post the full decos when you get them back. "
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Sabela Baña replied to Maria Consuelo Guacuto Blanco's discussion Your City in the group Mail-Art Projects List
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Iscriviti al gruppo Facebook cartoline d'artista al seguente linkhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/235407073638094/?ref=group_headerContinue

Need help to find words

Started by san gayer in PROBLEMS. Last reply by jimmyconnors yesterday. 3 Replies

Dear artists,I need your suggestion. My friend Bianca Severijns https://biancaseverijns.com/ was invited by the La Biennale di Venezia 2019 as an emerging paper artist. She needs to write a letter to plead…Continue

LAST CALL for THE POST Project - Greece!!!

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Janys oliveira on Tuesday. 1 Reply

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INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT / “SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 21. 0 Replies

INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy). "Add and Return" project entitled:“SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY” Curated by Giovanni Bonanno and in collaboration with the Ophen Virtual…Continue

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Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Heide Monster May 12. 25 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

MARCELLO DIOTALLEVI / IN FORMA DI VIAGGIO, FRANCOBOLLI E LETTERE DA CITERA.

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SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY MARCELLO   …Continue

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Criptalia Apr 2. 501 Replies

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

Call for Artistamps for Corrigan's Erratic Manifest #4

Started by Bob Corrigan in Mail-Art Projects Mar 27. 0 Replies

Dear IUOMA friends,The next issue of whatever this thing I do is will feature an interview with Sally Wassink (http://www.sallyw.com), and each copy will include one of her artistamps for the readers to enjoy and…Continue

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Deb Wilson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

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