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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 3:09pm 3 Comments

No... wire... hangers. What's 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 1 Comment

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

My Life…
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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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Eco Mail Art from Carmela Rizzuto

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 23, 2014 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

Brightened a rare "rainy day" in Greece :-) Lovely BLUE envelope

and CIRCLES of colors, both sides! (I, too, have…

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Card from David Aponte

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

Always fun to see Sub-Real Alchemy in the mailbox

Ok, that's a famous electronic game hero. But the "classic" art…

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Thom Courcelle's "All Hallow's Eve"

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 23, 2014 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

An enjoyable card by Thom is arriving airborne...worldwide

This came to Greece, and very interesting Priory stories:…

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LuluBird, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on October 23, 2014 at 7:37pm 1 Comment

Thanks LuluBird!

info IUOMA

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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Diane Keys commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!
"I AM ungrateful...ungrateful for your chilly reception to my wire art. others have been happy to pay insuf postage for it. please send it back and I will reimburse you"
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Diane Keys commented on Diane Keys's blog post Life Suggestion Box Travelling Collaborative Art Project
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!
"Fat? You call me fat you ungrateful.. YOU sent me wire hanger mail-art. What did I tell you? I said NEVER, NEVER send me wire hanger mail-art. YOu are not MY friend."
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No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!

No... wire... hangers. What's 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 much about the beautiful dresses I give her... as she cares about me. What's…See More
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mailart martha and stripygoose hit the gallery@oxo, London's Southbank

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:http://www.aplaceforcreation.com/a-letter-in-mind/See More
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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 yesterday. 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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