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Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: The Post-Phallocentric Phallus by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto, Portugal)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on January 19, 2017 at 1:05am 1 Comment

 

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Mail art by IUOMA member Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto, Portugal)

January 18, 2017 - I suppose I should have figured out a way to make an effective “trigger warning” for this new addition…

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Convocatória de Arte Postal / Call For Mail Art

Posted by Lucas Rossi on January 18, 2017 at 11:56pm 0 Comments

TEMA/THEME: O Mundo Como Você Vê / The World as You See

Descrição: Envie-nos uma obra sobre como você vê o mundo.

Description: Send us a piece that describes the world as you see.

Tamanho: As obras devem ser até o tamanho A2 (594 mm x 420 mm).

Size: The works should be up to A2 size (594 mm x 420 mm).

Técnicas: Livre (qualquer técnica e qualquer material que você quiser, só pedimos que…

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Corgifeet, your post landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on January 18, 2017 at 10:07pm 1 Comment

Thanks AC!

Jon Foster, your post landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on January 18, 2017 at 9:40pm 0 Comments

Classic, thank you!

MAIL ART ACTS

Posted by Visual Mom on January 18, 2017 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

Frieder Speck created a beautiful accordian boekie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 18, 2017 at 2:54pm 0 Comments

It is only 5x8cm (3x5 inches?) in size, speckled with BLUE!

but it opens to a long length, and overflows with some…

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From Taiwan, William M. sends outer space do...

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 18, 2017 at 12:03pm 1 Comment

Always beautiful postage :-)

and here a safety pin for solidarity...and a strip of washi, too:…

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From Tofu in SanFran

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 18, 2017 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

Always interesting to see what Tofu sends.

Paint brushes! Makes ya wanna get out the tubes of paint, brushes and…

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Received from Stan Askew - USA

Posted by arttower on January 18, 2017 at 4:36am 0 Comments

Thank you Stan…

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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 4400 members....

 

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Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: The Post-Phallocentric Phallus by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto, Portugal)

 Mail art by IUOMA member Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto, Portugal)January 18, 2017 - I suppose I should have figured out a way to make an effective “trigger warning” for this new addition to the greatest show on earth. On the other hand, I know there are many "Ruben" fans here at the IUOMA, so many of you will not be at all surprised.Monsenhor enVide neFelibata is actually a very talented and friendly member of…See More
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Convocatória de Arte Postal / Call For Mail Art

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Addresses- to cover or not?

Started by Karalie in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan 5 hours ago. 4 Replies

Question for the masses....It seems that most everyone keeps a public profile here. What are everyone's thoughts on "blanking out" an address before posting photos of received mail art? Continue

ARTIST TRADING CARD MAILART CALL

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Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Caleigh on Tuesday. 8 Replies

Hi Everyone, I need to send a mailer piece to 3 people and have them send me one back for a class! If anyone is interested please comment back, my art is very socially conscious and photographic as well as includes text. Thanks so much. Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Wilko Jan 11. 3 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

I'm NEW and would love to send you mail art!

Started by Bonniediva in Mail-Art Projects Jan 7. 0 Replies

Hello Artists,I'm a long time mail artist, but new to this group. Please let me know if you would like to exchange art with me! xxoo BonniedivaBonniediva1726 Lind LaneGurnee, IL 60031USAContinue

GALLARATE / RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE “TERRA|MATERIAPRIMA”

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Mail Artists Addresses?

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