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Puppy Love from Mary Grellner

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 25, 2016 at 10:25am 0 Comments

Mary likes animals from the shelter, here's one…

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Two from Angie, too

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 25, 2016 at 10:24am 2 Comments

Angie and Snooky are doing a great creative job with…

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Two from Toni Hanner, two too...Cat Mail!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 25, 2016 at 7:47am 2 Comments

Meow to MomKat...here's lookin' at you :-)…

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Beautiful Mail Art from Fleur

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on July 25, 2016 at 7:23am 0 Comments

Fleur makes these beautiful pieces from photos of decorated…

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Aaron Morgan's Raven in a Jar

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on July 25, 2016 at 7:11am 0 Comments

I've been admiring these ravens ever since I first saw them.…

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LIGMA's lovely work

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on July 25, 2016 at 5:33am 0 Comments

LIGMA sent me this glorious lady on a "naked"…

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Amazing Mail Art Boekie from Carina

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on July 25, 2016 at 5:11am 0 Comments

Yesterday, when I got home from 10 days away from my mailbox, I found…

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SandPo and more

Posted by FinnBadger on July 25, 2016 at 3:09am 2 Comments

I love how the torn edges look like snow.…



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2 X DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 24, 2016 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

DSF 7.24.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) aka Michael Kelly…

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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 4300 members....

 

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Ephemera Organization

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Wednesday. 4 Replies

I am finding that the more ephemera I collect the current system I have for organization is starting to not work as well as when I had less material.  How does everybody keep their bits and pieces organized so it doesn't became a disorganized…Continue

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windows

Started by Margreet Beemsterboer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Margreet Beemsterboer Jul 12. 3 Replies

Where did I read about MA with windows?? I did something with windows but cannot find where to send it to...Thnks!Continue

II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme: "My vision for my country"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES Jul 11. 5 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “My vision for my…Continue

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Started by carl baker in Mail-Art Information Jul 8. 0 Replies

attention:there is a strike/lockout coming to the canada postal system.be aware that mail will not be moving when this happens.posted here july7/16    more information later.Continue

PROGETTO MOSTRA MAIL ART / Save the museum of “mothers”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jul 6. 0 Replies

PROGETTO MOSTRA MAIL ART    TITOLO:  SALVIAMO IL MUSEO DELLE MADRI   Save the museum of…Continue

Tags: campano, adotta, Vinciguerra, di, madre

DepARTures International Mail Art Call

Started by Solimini Renata in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

https://www.facebook.com/events/628432513987615/Art as a map to find yourself and the meaning of things. The travel, a timeless theme, more than ever current in this time…Continue

windows

Started by Margreet Beemsterboer in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

Where did I read about MA with windows?? I did something with windows but cannot find where to send it to...Thnks!Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Chepín Jul 2. 456 Replies

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

Marcello Diotallevi. Autoritratti formato tessera

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 24. 0 Replies

Galleria Arianna Sartori, MantovaSi è conclusa la personale “Autoritratti formato tessera” dell’artista Marcello Diotallevi, alla Galleria Arianna Sartori di Mantova. Artista di fama internazionale, ritorna per la terza volta ad esporre per il…Continue

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Barudaks! International Mail Art, Theme : Children

Started by Pandu Purwadi in Mail-Art Projects Jun 22. 0 Replies

Cultures in around the world are different each other, but we can make them unique when mixing them together. Also, Indonesia has diversity in every aspect such as culture and art. This is not big problem, but it's great change for empowerment…Continue

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