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keith chambers poemailart

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:33pm 0 Comments

is he the man is named Keith?…

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Claudia Garcia

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NBA? no NSA? NO NBS? Yes!

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:02pm 0 Comments

Thanks Nancy!

Susan McAllister's trashtapestry arrives even more perfect

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on October 24, 2014 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

Maybe it's a Zen Garden… whatever you want to call 74 1601, as far as I'm concerned it's an aesthetic triumph that beat it's way from California, taking TEN days to arrive as a postcard! Mail…

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No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2014 at 3:00pm 7 Comments

No... wire... hangers. What are wire hangers doing in this mail-art when I told you: no wire hangers in mail-art EVER? I work and work 'till I'm half-dead, and I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A daughter... who cares as…

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mailart martha and stripygoose hit the gallery@oxo, London's Southbank

Posted by stripygoose on October 24, 2014 at 10:53am 0 Comments

mailart martha and stripygoose both exhibited envelopes at a charity exhibition on London's Southbank. The brief was simple yet confusing, the exhibition was wonderful, the charity - National Brain Appeal - raised thousands and we had a friendly meet-up at the gallery.

Take a look at the 276 envelopes that were on display. Here's the link to the on-line gallery:…

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A box-top from Eraser Heed!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 24, 2014 at 8:30am 2 Comments

Now here is an usual mailing...naked box top!

Wonderfully printed with Niklas' rubber stampings:…

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Life Suggestion Box Travelling Collaborative Art Project

Posted by Diane Keys on October 24, 2014 at 12:39am 2 Comments

Your input is greatly desired!  The Life Suggestion Box has currently made 4 stops and I have posted the most recent 'batch' of entries on my blog!!

Travelling Suggestion Box Collaborative Art Process

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Kim taking flight :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 23, 2014 at 9:47pm 0 Comments

Kim Jung Youn from Korea is visiting in Japan,

gets some free "spirits" :-)

and met up with Vizma!…

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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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Kit Gonzales Moore left a comment for Andrea Roccioletti
"Andrea, I'm so glad to meet you! I understand you are moving? How exciting...and tiring. I hope that you like your new place. I have looked at your art and I like it very much. So many of your creations make me think, and that's a good…"
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Thom Courcelle's "All Hallow's Eve"
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Vinyl Art

Mail Art and Rock'n'Roll! This Group is for anyone who wants to create Mail Art out of old Vinyl records.See More
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
"Nope, I'll give this one a pass.  Do you want it Amy? Maybe we should give them points from 1 to 10 and the highest points giver gets it in the end. Also this would give Val an idea of which ones to put in the show and which ones ... what…"
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Diane Keys commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!
"if i call a wire hangar art, it is art  if I call a plastic hangar art, it is art if i call plastic art a hangar, that's just ignorant"
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Susan McAllister's trashtapestry arrives even more perfect

Maybe it's a Zen Garden… whatever you want to call 74 1601, as far as I'm concerned it's an aesthetic triumph that beat it's way from California, taking TEN days to arrive as a postcard! Mail Art!See More
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Stampede of Circles

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"FOUR more from Katerina§ (Plus a Birthday Card, too) THANK YOU Katerina. This one is called "Rosebud": And this one is called "Blue Symphony": The third one doesn't seem to have a title, but here it is: And finally, we…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati yesterday. 382 Replies

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

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin on Wednesday. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Sunday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 4 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

Art on the Address side of Postcards?

Started by Dawn Mudore in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Oct 13. 20 Replies

I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue

 
 
 

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