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I received new mail art: Angela Caporaso, Mike Parsons

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 24, 2019 at 11:50pm 0 Comments

I received new mail art. Their collages sent Angela Caporaso from Italy, and Mike Parsons from USA. Thanks!

Michael Orr

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on May 24, 2019 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

NEED YOUR HELP

Posted by Mary J. Grellner on May 24, 2019 at 7:33pm 9 Comments

Need some ART donations for a group CROSSROADS ARTS COUNCIL, who is having a fundraiser get a permanent venue. Please be kind enough to mail something?  We hope to sell in August to raise money.  Thank you
Mary J. Grellner
254 Green Summit Dr.
Wentzville, MO 63385  USA

I received mail art of Luciana Capece from Argentina

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 24, 2019 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

I received mail art of Luciana Capece from Argentina: Reproductions of drawings by the artist, collage, postage stamps ...

Thanks to Luciana!

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Mail of Lorella Castagnini from Genova (Italy)

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 23, 2019 at 9:59pm 1 Comment

Mail of Lorella Castagnini from Genova (Italy). Landscape of Genoa made in the technique of applications.

Thanks to Lorella for this mail-art!

I received mail art of Walter Pennacchi

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 23, 2019 at 11:31am 0 Comments

I received mail art of Walter Pennacchi from Italy.

Thanks to Walter!…

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IMAGINE PEACE of Shozo Add/Pass from Moreno

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2019 at 8:53am 3 Comments

Moreno in Italy loves to send huge, thick packets of Add/Passes!

ORANGE! "IMAGINE PEACE"

And many of these are CLASSIC Shozo heads:…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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MailArt Book Volume 5 - Sharon Silverman

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Mark Rossmiller commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"From what I've seen having one foot in the mail art network and the other foot in the fine art / art for commodity system, I think that for art to make any real money you have to be pretty well established as an art-salesman. People buy a brand…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"correction: Have a mail art show to promote your organization. Sure. But don't SELL the stuff. (I would be glad to contribute a brick)"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"First, my apologies to Mary Grellner. This is not personal. I know she's an IUOMA member of longstanding and is good a networker. Erni B. adored her. But... Bradford, I think you are playing language games. She is asking people to contribute…"
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Mark Rossmiller commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
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Mary J. Grellner commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"Dear Bradford: Yes, it is a request for art...we are having an Art Sale to raise money. Thanks for asking."
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Mark Rossmiller commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"Someone give me Ryosuke Cohen's address current one please."
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BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION

The Embassy of Utopia and "E" started this group … We would like to reconstitute the totality of sheets "brain cell" since N°1. For the archives of the embassy, thank you for sending to us "brain cell" of Ryosuke Cohen. In december 2017 the 1000th…See More
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Mark Rossmiller commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"*Art for a fundraiser"
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Bradford commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"Did I miss something here?  I read it as a request for Art, not money."
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Mark Rossmiller commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"I strongly agree with DVS. I did my time as a semi-professional artist, and found that it changed the way I viewed my art in a very negative way. Art for commodity is very different from what mail art offers the community. I am, however, not above…"
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Borderline Grafix commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"I agree with DVS.  Earth Art, Street Art, Urban Art and Conceptual Art all endeavored to release art from the museum walls and traditional protocols.  Mail Art went even further.  Mail Art was the precursor to the internet, in a way,…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"There's a saying in the mail art network: "Mail art and money do not mix." If IUOMA turns into a "Go Fund Me" for people begging for their little causes, it's going to be obnoxious. Personally, I'd rather not see…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jade H yesterday. 518 Replies

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

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Shozo Shimamoto - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Museum                                                          …Continue

Tags: Ryosuke, Cohen, Cavellini, Achille, Shimamoto

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 4. 7 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

Glue recipe

Started by The Artful Writer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Linda Rogers Apr 16. 5 Replies

I know there has been discussions about glues and thought this recipe I got from professional decoupage artists might be useful to someone. It's been very humid in my parts and not much else has worked for me. Mix equal parts of Clag (kid's paste…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Apr 14. 42 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

Mailart offsite exhibitions

Started by Tore Kai Z. in Mail-Art Projects Apr 4. 0 Replies

Hi everyone (:: I'm Tore from Shanghai, currently working & studying between Europe and Australia.  I host a curatorial platform,Underground Flower, which explores new…Continue

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Mar 23. 46 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

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