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Mail from Lynn Radford - USA

Posted by Ruud Janssen on July 2, 2015 at 7:16am 0 Comments

2015-07-01 16.08.13

Lynn Radford (USA) sent me this postcard. Here IUOMA rubberstamp at first was a mirror view, and the second one is a mirror-view…

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ARTE CORREO RECIBIDO - MAIL ART IN

Posted by Arte Correo CA on July 2, 2015 at 4:02am 0 Comments

Muchas Gracias Richard Baudet!!! Un placer recibir nuevamente una de sus hermosas obras!!…

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ARTE CORREO RECIBIDO - MAIL ART IN

Posted by Arte Correo CA on July 2, 2015 at 3:50am 0 Comments

Qué gran sorpresa! Recibir este mail art de Imma Padrés Brugué, de Banyoles (Girona) ESPAÑA, porque hace un año atrás visitó Francia y vió una de mis Obras expuestas en Marseille, en la muestra de Arte Correo "Mermaids in the port, Queens…

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A Constellation card from Erin Young!

Posted by Nina Hermus on July 2, 2015 at 12:37am 1 Comment

After being away from home for a while I found this lovely mail art from Erin Young on my doormat. The colors on the black background work so well. The sayings are so appropriate. It is a work of art, mail art! And yes the distances that the art…

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Mail Art IN - USA, Prairi Kittin

Posted by Suus in Mokum on July 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Banjo playing octopus...…

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Mail from Richard C.

Posted by Ruud Janssen on July 1, 2015 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

Richard C. sent me a lovely postcard. Won't comment on it…

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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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Erin Young commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Angie, I sent you Williams trio today.  William, I sent you some starters today as well. "
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Marie Wintzer: Spare Rib Cage Reduction
"No Kats, I sent Marie a real rib, (yes, without an envelope).  She must have photocopied it or something.  Do you think one can photocopy a rib?  She's amazing!"
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De Villo Sloan commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
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Erin Young posted a status
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Erin Young left a comment for Nina Hermus
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Erin Young commented on Nina Hermus's blog post A Constellation card from Erin Young!
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"Thank Katerina Nikoltsou recevied for echange Thumbnail image "Dear MailArt Friends The Work Title " fragment of life" you want a piece of this work ? Send My Your mailart Adress Virginia Milici via G. Verdi 18/A 31038 Paese ( TV)…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Janet Faught
"Janet: I would like to invite you to attend a Mail Art Call in Brazil by sending a bit of your creativity southbound.  In order to send the invitation I need your @-mail address.  Best from Brazil ""
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DIFFUSA - 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITà DEL SACS (SPAZIO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SPERIMENTALE)

 CON QUESTO EVENTO IL  SCAS FESTEGGIA I 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITA' …See More
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Graeme Anthony
"Anthony I would like to invite you to attend a Mail Art Call in Brazil by sending a bit of your creativity southbound.  In order to send the invitation I may need your @-mail address.  Best from Brazil "
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Gina Ulgen commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Stripygoose Sue: The Bird and the Match Box
"I've been a bit busy lately ...but want to thank you Stripy for my super fab mail art of late. Will post on my page officially soon. x"
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BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION

The Embassy of Utopia and "E" need your help … We would like to reconstitute the totality of sheets "brain cell" since N°1. For the archives of the embassy, thank you for sending to us "brain cell" of Ryosuke Cohen. See More
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DIFFUSA - 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITà DEL SACS (SPAZIO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SPERIMENTALE)

Started by SACS Arte in Mail-Art Projects 3 hours ago. 0 Replies

 CON QUESTO EVENTO IL  SCAS FESTEGGIA I 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITA' …Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Maria Teresa Cazzaro yesterday. 407 Replies

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

Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Andrea Jenkins on Monday. 16 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

Print Making and letter-writing

Started by Vega Brennan in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vega Brennan on Saturday. 3 Replies

HiI've been a member of IUOMA since 2014 and I've received some pretty amazing artwork from around the world. And I've sent some of my own work too. I love the playfulness of MailArt, and its serious intent.I was wondering if you could help me. As…Continue

MBblues

Started by Dawn Redwood in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Saturday. 1 Reply

Experiences using mobile 'dongle' broadband, please?Continue

resist mail art

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Information Jun 24. 0 Replies

over 20000 people passed by "resistance festival 2015"and "resist" mail art exhibition...I really thank all the participants, the "free hags actor group" that chose our stand for their happening and all the people that stayed with us dancing till…Continue

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 Jun 19. 4 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

Good Art Pens?

Started by Nancy Bell Scott in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott Jun 18. 54 Replies

What are your favorite pens to use in mail art?  I have a few good (sort of) ones for my regular-size collage work -- for applying lines, not for actually writing -- but they aren't turning out to be great for mail-art scale.  New ones for writing,…Continue

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Best adhesive for collage

Started by David Stafford in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Opp Jun 18. 34 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

 
 
 

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