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Alicia Starr: and a touch of BLUE :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 22, 2014 at 7:08pm 0 Comments

Very nice collage/tape art? from Alicia arrived in Greece this week.

Loving these details and layers…

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THOM'S BOOK RETURNS TO SENDER

Posted by Erni Bär on August 22, 2014 at 3:56pm 1 Comment

Not the entire heavy (over three kilograms!) volume but pages 05-06 that Thom had sent to IUOMA member Amy Irwen when preparing to leave Seattle to open a new chapter in his life. I have no idea whether the man succeeded in finding recipients for all of the 48 thick collaged DIN A 4 cardboard pages.

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poetry of a colours dealer

Posted by yves maraux on August 22, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Alicia Starr: Summer 2014

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 22, 2014 at 11:09am 1 Comment

Actually it is Easy Breezy Summer 2014.  But if I wasn't a clone, I would have known that.

Thank you Alicia,…

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Katerina Nikoltsou: Doggie Time & Bike Barcodes

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 22, 2014 at 10:49am 4 Comments

Ops, sorry I got that wrong, it's Bar Code Doggie & No Time But Bike Time.  Hope that didn't drop any jaws.

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Thank you, my dear Valentine Mark Herman of Sigean

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 22, 2014 at 10:30am 4 Comments

A beautiful postcard of Sigean, France! 'Love that town!

There's a lovely church in Sigean.…

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Raphael'L, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on August 22, 2014 at 1:40am 0 Comments

Thank you so much for the mail, including the add/pass X2.

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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Kelly C replied to Kelly C's discussion Friendship/letter/art journal swap
"I will inbox you my address, better make it a big journal lol"
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Laura Elizabeth replied to Kelly C's discussion Friendship/letter/art journal swap
"Yeah definitely just keep eachother up to date with it all! I'll send it off next Friday :) can't wait"
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Group for Cat-Lovers

A group for people who love Cats -- everyone's invited to join, and their cats, of course. We welcome all Cat lovers and any and all Mail Art that features anything about Cats or Kats. Group formerly known as Katerina Nikoltsou.See More
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Kelly C replied to Kelly C's discussion Friendship/letter/art journal swap
"Excellent, I can't wait now. I don't mind weekly if you want? Say each Friday or something?"
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Laura Elizabeth replied to Kelly C's discussion Friendship/letter/art journal swap
"I think any size and we can keep it in a journalised no matter what I love making big art so just go with anything! No boundaries! I love watercolour paintings and drawing alot so expect alot of arty random stuff haha :) I also do photography and…"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"@ Val: and at least a third category: the "Mail-Art-that-one-would-have-sent-if-it-existed-but-it-didn't". By the way, don't you mean by MA-Plus also W.R.Bray-type specials?"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"But at least it has traveled to the Netherlands - and the same distance in return! With a nice postal addition (are you sure the content of the envelope is the same as you had sent? Sometimes mail artists are so clever to collect these kind of…"
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yves maraux left a comment for Gik Juri
"it seems you are lost ! you have to interact with polyglots quickly !"
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Kelly C replied to Kelly C's discussion Friendship/letter/art journal swap
"Also when she will send first lot?"
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Kelly C replied to Kelly C's discussion Friendship/letter/art journal swap
"Yay I think I get it now. Let's do it. Are we sticking to a particular size or does it not matter . When shall we send first pages? I think this is a great way of storing our letters we send each other instead of just been sat on a envelope on…"
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Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion SHADOW-SCULPTING ON AKADEMIE LEVEL in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Looks like Edmund above your shoulder. The following one is from today. I made it during my urban exploration: "
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Carmela Rizzuto left a comment for Rebecca Guyver
"Hi Rebecca--I picked up my mail art and found your inventive fused plastic postcard. Thank you for remembering me. It has been added to my IUOMA photo stream and will be blogged soon at http://decordisart.blogspot.com/ PS: Love the blue/green…"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post TIME FOR THE MASTER OF COMPLICATIONS (AKA UHU THUG?)
"How could I have overlooked that these are the altered pages of the collage book I had sent Thom Courcelle in January 2013? Unbelievable!"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post TIME FOR THE MASTER OF COMPLICATIONS (AKA UHU THUG?)
"These are the original pages 47 & 48 from THOM'S BOOK: THOM'S BOOK PAGE 47 THOM'S BOOK PAGE 48"
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Angie & Snooky commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Arty Slides International
"Excellent!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Brain Cell 893 had Tizianna's Orion Soup! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) replied to Erni Bär's discussion SHADOW-SCULPTING ON AKADEMIE LEVEL in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"See the sun going down... with Edmund, too! "
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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C 26 minutes ago. 15 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Laura Elizabeth 7 hours ago. 377 Replies

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

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci on Monday. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 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

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

 
 
 

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