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Anna Banana: Invite to a show

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 29, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Forty-five years of Anna Banana!   So we'll have to think up something quick. Thanks Anna for putting me on the…

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Correspondence Art by Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 29, 2015 at 3:34pm 6 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

March 29, 2015 - Mail art by Thomas Brown is witty, ironic and – as these pieces indicate – often text centered. He does visual art…

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From Alex Norelli

Posted by Bhomas Trown on March 29, 2015 at 6:02am 0 Comments

These came a few months ago, and they are great!…

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David Stafford: Looks like a number Two to me

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 28, 2015 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

This ain't no crap.  It's far from crap.  This is a Stafford original.  You just can tell by the unique style and flamboyant lines.…

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Diane Keys: DK Bonanza

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 28, 2015 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

When that DK Kult stuff comes knocking on the door, it knocks you out.  Thank you Diane

OH by the way, Dr. Shital Tanna specializes in breast augmentation, while Dr. R. Janssen collects rubber stamp samples.  Try not to mix the two…

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FLIP THE BAVARIAN BLACKSMITH

Posted by Erni Bär on March 28, 2015 at 3:25pm 0 Comments

How to do that you might ask. Well, the answer's easy. You just need two working thumbs and a spool like I have received today by Deutsche Post AG:…

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Trashemics by Diane Keys +! D-Kollabs with Tomoe Nakamura & Egg Tooth (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

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Mail art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

March 28, 2015 - While Diane Keys is best known as the Queen of Trash and DKult’s psychic leader, she is a talented and recognized asemic writer and visual poet as…

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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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4° INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EVENT AT MAC MUSEUM - ARGENTINA at ARGENTINA

March 29, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Los invito a participar en ésta nueva convocatoria: POESÍA VISUAL y todo que ustedes quieran enviar. Son libres de participar con tarjetas postales, libros, zines, artist stamps .... Todo seran bienvenido.  La diversidad es algo maravilloso!Tema y tamaño : libre.  Sin jurado y sin devolución.  PLAZO: 30/07/2015.Crearemos Una Instalación colectiva en el MAC Museo de Arte. Eso será en septiembre de 2015. Documentación a todos los participantes. Exposición permanente en línea. Editamos un libro digital.Enviar a:ROSA GravinoChacabuco 8332500 - Cañada de GómezArgentinaI invite you to participate in this new call: VISUAL POETRY and everything you want to send. They are free to participate with postcards, books, zines, artist stamps .... All will be welcome. Diversity is wonderful! Theme and size: free. No jury and no return. Deadline: 30/07/15We will create a collective Installation at MAC, Art Museum. That will be in September 2015. Documentation to all participants. Permanent…See More
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Friday. 0 Replies

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

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

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