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Slow Art and Sprint

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on March 27, 2015 at 2:30am 0 Comments

I'm going to be hosting a Slow Art Day event again this year, on 11 April. Again, I'll be using the Virginia Museum of Fine Art as my venue. I've chosen 5 pieces of art for people to spend an hour looking at. If you haven't heard of this event before, check out the web site. There may be a venue near you. It's…

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Brooke Cooks Bauer: The Swink

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 26, 2015 at 3:43pm 1 Comment

Great collage from Brooke featuring the famous water tower of Swink.  What?  You never heard of the Colorado art capital?  It was here in 1876 that George Washington Swink developed the …

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Willemien Visser: Face Facts

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 26, 2015 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

Let's face the facts, we are getting older every day. (I didn't make this up, I got this quote from google.)…

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Eggplants Green Peppers

Posted by Tomoe N on March 26, 2015 at 1:20pm 0 Comments

Eggplants Green Peppers, watercolor on paper, 2014

20 by 27cm Frame size 40 by 30 cm…

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WEIRD MAILS OF EUROPE?

Posted by Erni Bär on March 26, 2015 at 12:50pm 4 Comments

Yes, of course - they exist! How I know? because one has just arrived in my letterbox today:…

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Documentation from Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 26, 2015 at 11:00am 2 Comments

It was a project to state a "secret" or a "dream" or a "wish" and return to Eberhard Janus.

Notice the ink drawing on…

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"WATER CYCLE"

Posted by MERAL AĞAR on March 25, 2015 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

MAIL ART – CALL TO ARTISTS

 

“WATER CYCLE”

 

SAPANCA LAKE IS ONE OF THE RARE LAKES BEING A POTABLE WATER RESOURCE.

WATER: BEGINNING OF LIFE!

WATER: SINE QUA NON OF SUSTAINMENT OF LIFE!

THE MOST BASIC ELEMENT OF NATURE!  

IN ORDER TO INQUIRE THE IMPORTANCE OF LIFE OVER THE WATER CONCEPT, LET US ADOPT SAPANCA LAKE AND CONSERVE THE LAKE AND ITS FAUNA AND FLORA THROUGH “WATER CYCLE” MAIL ART…

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Stan Askew, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on March 25, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

And in addition, a lovely deckle-edge photo from the late 40's-early 50's

Thank you,…

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Triple the Erniness!

Posted by FinnBadger on March 25, 2015 at 6:09pm 11 Comments

Erni always sends the most amazing packages.

 

A very sturdy cardboard mailer, replete with stickers and stamps.

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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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Slow Art and Sprint

I'm going to be hosting a Slow Art Day event again this year, on 11 April. Again, I'll be using the Virginia Museum of Fine Art as my venue. I've chosen 5 pieces of art for people to spend an hour looking at. If you haven't heard of this event before, check out the web site. There may be a venue near you. It's quite fun to participate. Look HERE to find venues.Also, I'm participating in SPRINT! and you can, too. Read about it HERE.This will be a fun project, and quite good for those not ready to dive into a 365 project. This is only a month long. Join me and Sprint in spring!…See More
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"Good idea, the postcards as backing. You know, I keep reading your bookies and finding something new everytime. They are superb."
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel on Tuesday. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 15. 0 Replies

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

Tags: Archive, EON, Škuc, Gallery, Slovenia

Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 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

I CONVOCATORIA INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE CORREO DE LA GALERIA DE ARTE GETAFE Tema: “MODA MUJER"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 Replies

Participar en la I CONVOCATORIA INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE CORREO DE LA GALERIA DE ARTE GETAFEInvitamos a participar de la I Convocatoria Internacional de Arte Correo de la Galería de arte Getafe.Nos motiva utilizar como tópico para la producción de arte…Continue

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