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art in my mailbox! 04/07/20

Posted by Vel Crowe on April 7, 2020 at 10:07am 0 Comments

tuesday 04/07/20 lots of swell art came my mailbox way the last few days.

**an envelope from my near neighbor Jokie X. Wilson, also of San Francisco, contains many cutouts of machineries and two Radical Pansy buttons.

**A lovely envelope from Fleur Helsingor, of Oakland with some of her excellent work

**some neat stuff from Eugene, Oregon artist Nick Johnson

**A wonderful mailer From John M. Bennett of Ohio, with asemic wrirting and an…

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Incoming: Tonipoet and Kim Gomez

Posted by William M on April 6, 2020 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

A really fun collage arrived from Tonipoet today. Good to see that being in lockdown hasn't slowed down her art making!…



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Thank You Bonniediva!

Posted by Dani Martin on April 6, 2020 at 3:07am 0 Comments

for a BOOK (Italy)

Posted by Ruud Janssen on April 5, 2020 at 4:25pm 1 Comment

Thanks for your entry to Postjacket

Posted by Bruno Andrews on April 5, 2020 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Hey David... thanks for your entry. Since you were the first I recieved I'm sending out a return to you under the same topic. 

Handpainted Envie!

Posted by PAM CHAVEZ on April 5, 2020 at 7:56am 0 Comments

Received a beautiful hand-painted envelope containing a lovely fiber/collage card from Carien Van Hest. I love it so much - thank you!

David Schulze, Your Mail Art Crossed the Oregon Border

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on April 4, 2020 at 10:53pm 1 Comment

Glorious painted/collaged piece from David Schulze. His colors always lift my spirits! Thank you David!

#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon - Art between science, nature and technology

Posted by Giovanni Bonanno on April 3, 2020 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY

 

"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon"

Art between science, nature and technology

 

curated by Sandro Bongiani

with the collaboration of Ruggero Maggi and Giuseppe Denti

 

From Monday 30 March to Saturday 13 June 2020

"Life is nothing more than an incessant and temporary succession of presences and actions pending a…

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From Jon Foster

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 3, 2020 at 10:58am 0 Comments

Fun mail art omens and other goodies,

Memories of his trip…

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Jean-Charles Boilevin sends "four hands" boekies

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 3, 2020 at 10:56am 2 Comments

For Add/Pass...collab...

wonderful pages to add to:…

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info IUOMA

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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When they come back..

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…See More
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art in my mailbox! 04/07/20

tuesday 04/07/20 lots of swell art came my mailbox way the last few days.**an envelope from my near neighbor Jokie X. Wilson, also of San Francisco, contains many cutouts of machineries and two Radical Pansy buttons.**A lovely envelope from Fleur…See More
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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.Please only comments about mail-art projects or announcements. Other comments…See More
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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your…See More
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Art Journal Page 04/04/20

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Adam Roussopoulos commented on Mark Rossmiller's group Hand-Carved Rubber Stamps
"Some recent stamps I have been working on and collages to go with them!"
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When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carien van Hest 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon" - Art between science, nature and technology

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

"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon" - Art between science, nature and technologySPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon"Art between science, nature and technologycurated by Sandro Bongianiwith the collaboration of Ruggero…Continue

Tags: Presto”, Fate, /, #GlobalViralEmergency

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mary J. Grellner on Wednesday. 543 Replies

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

Fundraising Campaign for the Carrara Anarchist Printing Press

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Other. Last reply by maha Mar 26. 1 Reply

Dear all,It is to let you know that a fundraising campaign has been launched by the Cooperativa Tipolitografica, the anarchist printing workshop in Carrara (Italy), for urgent refurbishing works which are needed in its building.Those who wish to…Continue

Tags: carrara, art, help, press, printing

Back Back Back again after a long break!

Started by Lindsay Stewart in Mail-Art Discussions Mar 25. 0 Replies

HI FOLX! I took a long break off of mail art (5-7 years) but I’m back with a reignited passion for  sending and receiving weird shit in the mail. I haven’t stopped making in the past years and I have a couple “ADD N’ PASS” projects that I’d love to…Continue

Abbreviations

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heide Monster Mar 23. 9 Replies

Is there a list of abbreviations concerning mail art?A&PATCMAand so on. Please help me out.Continue

Making Artists and Mail art enthusiasts in VA - call for work

Started by Beth Allums in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Mar 11. 3 Replies

My high school art students are making some cool collages and ATCs and are loving the idea of swapping mail art. We'd love to do a semester-long swap and collect mail art to curate a mail art show for our New Kent Celebrate the Arts event May 2nd.…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jade H Mar 10. 7 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by The Artful Writer Mar 3. 16 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bradford Feb 28. 23 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

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