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From Patricio, the Celestrial Sribe

Posted by Itta on July 31, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Look, what I got!!Isn't it great? Thank's a lot Patricio, I love it!

MAIL ART CALL__LETTER TO YOURSELF

Posted by Diane Keys on July 31, 2014 at 5:51pm 7 Comments

MAIL ART PROJECT--LETTER TO YOURSELF

Please write a letter to YOURSELF. It can be literal or any kind of interpretation, but intended for You and You alone. Send it to me and in one year's time, I will send it back to you--unopened, unchanged. They will be locked up in the DKult temperature controlled Vault. Make sure your address is clearly visible.  I will send all submissions back to their owners in November of 2015. What would you like to tell the future you?

DKult…

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Trashpo All-Stars Trashbook Collab: meeah williams (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2014 at 3:00pm 10 Comments

meeah - 7.30.2014 - 1

Cover of mail-art Trashbook collab by IUOMA members meeah williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

July 31, 2014 - I am knocked out by this stunning…

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Valentine Mark Herman: Tour de France 2014

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 31, 2014 at 1:20pm 3 Comments

These could be Val doodles which he drew while waiting for the Tour de France to pass by on the 12th day.

So can anyone tell me if this is Val's hand writing and did he draw the picture?…

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LONDON MEET UP BAMBOOZLES ME BUT I THANK ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS MUCHLY

Posted by Erni Bär on July 31, 2014 at 12:14pm 6 Comments

Received this card today, oh boy

Four mail artists in London, UK

And though their number's rather small

I had to…

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Seasonal paintings from Theo Nelson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 31, 2014 at 10:05am 1 Comment

A half-size A4 envelope arrived with a beautiful booklet inside

Theo Nelson sent 4 images of his paintings for…

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Slipping into the Warhol Zone with Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2014 at 4:00am 4 Comments

Susan - 7.30.2014 - 2

Mail-art by IUOMA member Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

July 30, 2014 - I am always excited to receive mail-art from Susan McAllister who sends perspectives from Berkeley, a place I like a great deal. She has…

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Million thanks to a whole lot of people!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on July 31, 2014 at 2:14am 1 Comment

I just today got around to organizing the two piles of mail that I've received and been collection on my studio work table. I think the fact that we had a low humidity day helped me have more energy. In any case, I'm feeling good about this. And I've started to send out mail to the senders, and started to add to the pass alongs, and got more postage stamps! yay.   Thanks to everyone!…

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Harford, Radford and Tic Tac

Posted by David Stafford on July 31, 2014 at 1:28am 0 Comments

A giganto barrel of work from Tic Tac, our friend in far off Starnberg. With a collection this big you could start a museum which I have done and now I have to write the copy for the exhibition catalogue. Starting in the upper left hand corner three images become a "Vagrant Story" of the viewer's own…

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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........

 

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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Valentine Mark Herman: Tour de France 2014
"Well it's a good thing we have you around Alan.  But remember, rust never sleeps."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Party TIME! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
" anyone see this gal? She has gone missing in Paris...or maybe in Greece. It even had a barcode! Possible that I did not place enough postage as this was a bit heavy cardboard. But should it not be returned-to-sender??? So sad...where is #9?????? "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Erni Bär
"Happy birthday Erni! XRONIA POLLA! "
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Lorella commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"However, I thank the board for anything stupid, thanks  for real. The mail art  Poland were contained inside of the envelopethat I showed and were mailed from a post…"
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Ti Ar Raden left a comment for Erni Bär
"Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!"
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Erni Bär commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"Where would such a group lead to? Anything goes? Who'd like to read about it? A bit "orwellean" I think. Thought-art instead of thought-crime."
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Valentine Mark Herman posted a photo

"Anywhere, AnyTime. Everywhere, Everyone. No Thanks!"

We hold these truths to be self evident #61.
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Erni Bär replied to Rose's discussion Edmund on the Nullarbor in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"IUOMA is --inter alia, but sometimes I wonder -- for sent Mail Art and associated things (and it's the 'associated thing's that usually makes me wonder). This Group is for Lost Art, ie Mail Art that went missing. Should we move back a…"
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Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for Erni Bär
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERNI! We send you our best wishes until your next Birthday......and beyond. French Edmund, Bianca, Trouble Val"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Gin's group Victorian DaDa
" Victorian DaDa collage I sent to Gin."
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's photo
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Dean's Feathers

"Yes, there was Dean. It was about the poultry factory, your dad, and the feathers on the lawn."
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De Villo Sloan commented on Gin's group Victorian DaDa
" Holy crap, Carl, you're creating the whole Victorian DaDa Revival yourself. These pieces are great! I need to get down here more often. Here's a piece Gin sent me not too long ago. Not sure if she ever plans on coming back."
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De Villo Sloan commented on Diane Keys's blog post MAIL ART CALL__LETTER TO YOURSELF
"DK's mail-art call even has an official theme song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxhT8T44bt8"
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Dan Mouer commented on Diane Keys's group All Things Trashpo
"DK, the first piece is just a digital collage. I had to have Vizma surfing down your glittery gold wave! It is printed on some postcard stock coated with inkjet ground And run through my printer. The second began life as a photgraph of a mourning…"
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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