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MailArt from Cernjul Viviana :)

Posted by Mizael Contreras on September 3, 2015 at 5:54pm 0 Comments

I received a beautiful and creative postcard from Cernjul Viviana María and I like it!

Thank you Viviana..!…

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From Melissa of Wisconsin: HOT sauce

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 3, 2015 at 3:42pm 2 Comments

This "hot" mail art arrived in Greece last week!…

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Dump Trump...and new hair :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 3, 2015 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

This is a fun project by Angelica Paez,…

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Vic Jonez sends an Add 'n Pass for Ray Johnson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 3, 2015 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

Ray Johnson Estate has several add 'n pass papers…

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Post-Pop Art by Mars Tokyo + Monkey A&P w/Vic Jonez (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on September 2, 2015 at 4:25pm 8 Comments

Mars - 9.2.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Mars Tokyo (Baltimore, Maryland,…

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Crystal Chandelier from Artist in Seine and Suus in Mokum: meet up no2

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2015 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Also a chandelier, also from a mail artists'…

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Crystal Chandelier from Stripygoose and Positively Postal: meet-up no.1

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 2, 2015 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

It is a collab card from a mail artists ' meet-up in Kent,…

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Mail Art OUT - Joint Mail Art making by Artist in Seine and Suus in Mokum

Posted by Suus in Mokum on September 2, 2015 at 8:00am 6 Comments

Glue (that kept falling off the…

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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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DKULTX Research Issue Zine by Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)

minkrancherCover of DKULTX Research Issue (August 2015) by IUOMA member Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)September 3, 2015 - Trashpo has circulated regularly in the Eternal Network since 2010. Various DKult chapters soon emerged after that date, and some have been responsible for fanzines and fanzine-style items that chronicle aspects of what Diane…See More
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sherri ayers envelope and greeting card may 2010

"if Gauguin reincarnated as a mail artist..."
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De Villo Sloan commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"Hi Richard, yes, it's a Statue of Liberty scene still from the original "Planet of the Apes" (1968?). In my version, DK's image is emblazoned upon a collapsing drive-in movie screen, and it's hard to make it out. It's a…"
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res commented on Juana's blog post august mail art from sherri rice, kim jung youn, kathryn corbett
"could that be a Sherri Ayers piece?"
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res commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"okay, thank you!"
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Amy Irwen commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"res...I would say "no"...go for it!!!"
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Juana commented on Juana's blog post august mail art from sherri rice, kim jung youn, kathryn corbett
"One more point about kim's package, she included some fun postcards ( Tanabata postcard and an advert postcard) which brought back some warm memories of my years in Japan.  I loved collecting the advert postcards when I was…"
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undelivered Schoko Casana Rosso

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Juana commented on Juana's blog post august mail art from sherri rice, kim jung youn, kathryn corbett
"I'll add a comment ... trying to do the blog post with pics is cumbersome on my mac.   The art postcard from Angelica is a treat for the eyes.  It seems there are two layers hand-sewn?  One side has black thread and the other has…"
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res commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"are Ringling Circus elephants too private domain (and species-ist) to send?"
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Richard Canard commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"03.09.15 Dare DeVillo S., ...Very funny ( or is it ????... I do habitually watch the nightly news)... I believe this was indeed the  ironic & powerful statement  & scene from the late great Charleston, (S. C.) Heston in the film…"
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""Damn you all to Hell!" "
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Giuliana de Fiori.BRASIL.

"This is absolutely beautiful!"
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Amy Irwen commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Thank you Erin Young....yes...monkey on a trike!"
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"That's supposed to be a smiley face... The address is on my page"
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Started by Roberto Bergamo in Mail-Art Projects on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Send me something by the end of September so I can expose your art in The Space in Lecce in early October :)…Continue

PALAZZO DUCALE / In arrivo a Genova i festeggiamenti per l’80°compleanno di S.S. Tenzin Gyatso.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Dal 1° al 6 settembre 2015Palazzo Ducale (Sala del…Continue

Tags: Dalai, Ducale, Palazzo, Lama, Ruggero

call!

Started by Roberto Bergamo in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dawn Mudore on Saturday. 413 Replies

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

LA MAIL ART e la WEB ART

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lia Franzia Aug 25. 4 Replies

Cari Amici...la mail art  si rinnova diventanto web art?Dear Friends ... mail art is renewed diventanto web art?Continue

Composition Notebook Exchange

Started by Sue Skene in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ali Price Aug 18. 1 Reply

Three years ago I was in an international art journal exchange which proved to be a fascinating experience. Unfortunately though, my journal during the last leg of its journey, was lost en route to India. For at least six months I never gave up the…Continue

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Aug 16. 4 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Ryosuke Cohen / Meeting Fractal Portrait Project 2015

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

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015 Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany. from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto…Continue

Tags: Maggi, Sandro, Ruggero, Shimizu, Noriko

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Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Aug 15. 0 Replies

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany.from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto al 25 agosto incluso).I will go on a trip with Noriko Shimizu (my pertner) for portrait project.   At each place I…Continue

Tags: Maggi, Sandro, Ruggero, Shimizu, Noriko

My mail art going to bicycle call

Started by Tomoe N in Mail-Art Projects Aug 12. 0 Replies

mim bicycle mail art callI have done a couple of postcards that will send to Bicycle mail art call. I printed my own photos that took in San Francisco on the…Continue

 
 
 

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