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Peeps pic from Stewart Charlebois

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2015 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

It's a Peep photographing a lovely yellow flower…

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From Annamaria in Italy....purrrfect!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2015 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

A new friend in my mail art world, Annamaria sent…

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From Rosa Gravino...asemic card and her mail art project

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Rosa created this delicately colored card…

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Printerpo by FinnBadger (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 22, 2015 at 4:48am 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member FinnBadger (Columbus, Ohio,…

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Gabriela Mistral y Violeta Parra Mail-Art

Posted by Nat Gaete on May 22, 2015 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Gabriela Mistral y Violeta Parra

 

Revista digital  El Síndrome de Stendhal , Lilith Libros y Espacio Cultural Violeta, invitan a participar en el proyecto de mail-art  basado  en las más famosas y populares…

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mermaid.pink

Posted by MOAN LISA on May 21, 2015 at 9:22pm 8 Comments

I've been sending out some collage starters in the mail asking for people to finish them up and send me the result so I can post the works on http://mermaid.pink, I've gotten a handful of…

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From Guatamala..."Stripped and Re-taped"

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2015 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

Clemens Luhmann of Gutamala sent this A4…

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FluXus Bucks from ExPostoFacto in Texas...going around :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2015 at 4:17pm 0 Comments

ExPostoFacto loves to send out MONEY :-)…

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More or Less Thomas Brown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 21, 2015 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown (Baltimore, Maryland,…

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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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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Birthe Petersen on Sunday. 9 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Visual Mom on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information May 14. 0 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

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PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 2015 56 Biennale di Venezia

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 201556 Biennale di Venezia…Continue

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES May 1. 2 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

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dov Alfon Apr 30. 405 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

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Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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