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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 0 Comments

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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What you have all been waiting for from Diane Keys - Grapes of Laugh

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 1, 2015 at 2:51pm 34 Comments

Free at last, Free at last!  She tried it and she dunit.  Here we are ladies & gentlemen, 3D Mail Art from the USA without an envelope.  Yes I am proud of you Diane!!!   Get ready everyone, now that Diane has been biten by the 3D bug, who…

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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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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Carmen Alves
"Recebi hoje sua contribuição para a convocatoria da qual sou curador.  Valeu!!!!"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Erica Durante
"I received your mail art.  Thank you. Are you familiar with the Transpersonal Mail Art Call I´m involved with? Your piece will be exhibited there. "
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Allegrae left a comment for Keith S. Chambers
"Hi, Keith: Happy to participate! Can PM my address once you accept friend request. Best, Allegrae"
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Allegrae left a comment for Judy Staroscik
"Sorry for the delay in response! Recently moved from Los Angeles to New York, and I've been waist-deep in cartons. Decided to bite the bullet and get the unpacking over with. Sendings address to those who requested it via PM."
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De Villo Sloan commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"Walmarth is incredible. Why is The Committee taking so long to announce a prize? All Dk needs is duct tape - from Walmarth."
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André Assis commented on Erin Young's event Mail Art Call - 60's Pin Up
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Mail Art Call - 60's Pin Up at Canada

June 30, 2015 at 6pm to March 31, 2016 at 7pm
Everyone loves the beauty of the 60's Pin Up models. Your mission if you choose to accept it, is make a card any size and put your take on any of the iconic Bombshells of the 60s...Marilyn Monroe,  Sharon Tate,Jane Mansfield, Carole Lombard,Veronica Lake, Brigitte Bardot,ect. And we can't forget those Hunky Male Pin up's Robert RedfordPaul Newman James DeanMarlon BrandoectJust have fun with it!! No Rules, No Judge, No Jury, No Limit, No Returns.Somewhere on your card, please state that it is…See More
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Cascadia Artpost commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"I meant to say, took an aerial plane photo. Or just a plain aerial shot. You probably can just make out blurs from the photo at the moment. The blue dot is the punch barrel. Just take my word for it and get that magnifying glass."
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Cascadia Artpost commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"While the Queen of DKult was having her duct rehabbed, Walmarth Cascadia  opened at 9 a.m. this morning, the start of Grand Opening Month. An "advertising supplement" has been mailed this afternoon to the most frequent followers of…"
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mimi torchia boothby commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"I've gotten mail (see photos other people posted below) from Lois, Angie, and all the way from Greece from Katerina"
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Nina Hermus left a comment for Erin Young
"Hi Erin, Because I have been away from home for more then a week, I can react only now. I have received your beautiful little something! :-) I agree: the sky is the limit. You make beautiful things. I am a bit busy right now, but I will send you…"
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Nina Hermus posted a blog post

A Constellation card from Erin Young!

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 travels around the world is mind blowing.Thank you Erin.See More
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Dean aka Artist in Seine posted blog posts
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post What you have all been waiting for from Diane Keys - Grapes of Laugh
"Oops, I think I just hijacked InSeine's blog...hee,hee,hee (remember when we used to do that?...great fun those ol' days)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post What you have all been waiting for from Diane Keys - Grapes of Laugh
"So that is where everyone went, eh? to FB??? tsk, tsk, tsk. Glad the trashpo boekie arrived DK :-) "
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DKULT commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post What you have all been waiting for from Diane Keys - Grapes of Laugh
"Ajax? Comet? all those cleaners make me think of Wacky Packages.  I have joined the traitors at Facebook NOT because I like it better but because double posting is exhausting and impossible.  If Kat is reading this--thanks for not giving…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Maria Teresa Cazzaro 22 hours ago. 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

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Lutz Wohlrab Jun 15. 8 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by RES Jun 13. 19 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

 
 
 

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