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I am counting my blessings!

Posted by WA Rodgers on July 24, 2014 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

I received the following holy bits from the Blessed Father:…

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Mail Art IN - USA, Charles Mansfield

Posted by Suus in Mokum on July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

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More from Mariana Serban and her students.

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 4:34pm 0 Comments

This icon made by Mariana is entitled Mother Mary Crying and it's one of the most beautiful pieces i have ever received !…

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For the first time from Mary Grellner . Thanks a lot for your mailArt. İ love surprises. :)

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

This is a little card , a bit bigger than an atc.…

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Altered postcard from Stripygoose.

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 4:05pm 0 Comments

Thanks a lot Stripygoose!

İ came back from Romania and i've got some surprises in my mailbox !

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 3:55pm 1 Comment

a simple and beautiful sunset colage from Katerina. A Greek  Summer Mail Art ! Thanks a lot !…

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Nice postcards from Japan were sent to us by Kim !

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

fro me and for Sabina Mısra too. :) Thanks a lot Kim !…

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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........

 

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I am counting my blessings!

I received the following holy bits from the Blessed Father:Imagine my delight to find not one, but layer upon layer of fabulosity.Holy tits, two bits in one trip to the mailbox!But inside was even better - scaled to handle, with every inch well-crafted and delightful....…See More
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by lady von halbach 22 hours ago. 8 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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