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The REAL Edmund Hippo arrives in Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 29, 2015 at 2:21pm 4 Comments

From the Haptic Werewolf in Hamburg came this famous…

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E-MAGAZINE EL SÍNDROME DE STENDHAL.

Posted by Nat Gaete on May 29, 2015 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone.

I´m founder and publisher El Síndrome de Stendhal e-magazine, I want share it whit all you and I invite all mail-artist to participate in…

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Campbell's JP

Posted by Tomoe N on May 29, 2015 at 1:21pm 2 Comments

I was doing this painting last year when Moan Lisa was asking about Fake Andy Warhol. I was painting at some event as a live painting but could not finish. I finally finished these with Marker and Pastel for the cans. I am planning to send this…

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From Angie and Snooky...circle it ORANGE

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 29, 2015 at 12:18am 0 Comments

This fantastic card arrived in Greece...nice mapping,…

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"life according to two chickens" an art boekie by Stripygoose

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Stripygoose sent this amazing art boekie:…

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The Artist In Seine in Paris...from the UK with ORANGE!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:44pm 2 Comments

That's the Queen on the Royal Mail,…

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From Kim in Korea...when she was in California!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:27pm 0 Comments

What a nice surprise...California dreamin'…

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From Carrie Lorraine...art boekie in GREEN

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:26pm 0 Comments



Mail Art from Pennsylvania... nice poetic travels in…

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From Roland Halbritter...portrait artistamps!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:22pm 4 Comments

From an exhibit of Bismarck portraits,…

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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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Richard Canard commented on Tomoe N's blog post Campbell's JP
"29.05.15 Dare Ms. Tomoe N., ...Oh, yes, me tooer!!...Please send a Tomoe  version of Campbell's soup a la Andy Warhol. .... & what might I send your way???? Richard Canard, 409 S. Emerald Lane, Carbondale, Illusion 62901-2140 U.S.A.D.D."
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Guillaume Langou left a comment for Daniel de Culla
"Thanks for your wonderfull card ! "
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Angie & Snooky commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Steph is starting a new, fun ATC exchange I want to let you all know about. Let me see if I can figure out how to share the info ... http://stephdart.tumblr.com/post/119606060645/cpatcswap   Well, that wasn't so hard."
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Neil Gordon commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post The REAL Edmund Hippo arrives in Greece
"I hope Edmund finds a good home! I can't take care of him now.. i am sure he will find a new place in the world, thanks for documenting the life of Edmund!!!!;-}, "
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De Villo Sloan replied to De Villo Sloan's discussion The TrashPo Litzer Prize - Landfill of Fame in the group All Things Trashpo
"(The following message has been approved by KDJ) I am pleased to announce a new nomination for the TrashPo Litzer Prize: Cascadia Artpost - for contributions to the creation of Walmarth Corporation THE COMMITTEE will now begin a thorough…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post "life according to two chickens" an art boekie by Stripygoose
"Thanks Stripygoose xxx I looooove blogging and sharing your beautiful art book! (and also it is an "archive" of the mail art received)"
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stripygoose commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post "life according to two chickens" an art boekie by Stripygoose
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post The REAL Edmund Hippo arrives in Greece
"Ok, the spell chick tells me that the box can be "stripped" of that brown tape, and then it is "STRIPED" BLUE :-) Yes, a striped BLUE box: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post The REAL Edmund Hippo arrives in Greece
"The box is 30x40x25 cm and is a BLUE stripped box, : a bit smaller than its "mother" that arrived years ago and measures: 40x60x25 cm:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post The REAL Edmund Hippo arrives in Greece
"The postal clerk loved this big box, it was light weight, but I am not allowed to open it in the postoffice...forbidden by law... so she could see what was inside. The REAL Edmund will have to make a trip to the postoffice with me one day next…"
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OPEN CALL - GIVING INSPIRAcTION at HOUS@RT

June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015
CALL - GIVING INSPIRAcTIONThis call is dedicated to all the artists willing to stake their art to share inspiration, points of view on the world, techniques and methods.The location where the artworks will be exhibited is the HOUS@RT, a residence project which hosts artists from all over the world, located in Haarlem, Netherlands. The concept of the call is simple: the invitation is open to all the artists who want to actively participate through their mailarts in the creation and sharing of content to be shown at the residency of HOUS@RT; the mailarts become part of the permanent collection of the residency, and will also serve as a inducement to the dialogue on the arts for the artists and for the public in transit.No fee, no jury, no return.The theme is free.All artworks will be published online, in a web page created for the purpose and on social: P-ARS, SMAAKUNST and HOUS@RT.The works must be receivedby June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015.Address:Michela & AndreaHOUS @…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Tomoe N's blog post Campbell's JP
"Oh, yes, Tomoe...Green Froggy and Edmund would love to have a postcard of your Fake Andy Warhol! Send to Greece, please! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post The Artist In Seine in Paris...from the UK with ORANGE!
"Oh, no! It lost its sapphire??? So BLUE  :-( But I shall have nice "Royal" postage stamps, which are quite valuable, too! Many thanks xxx"
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Nat Gaete posted a blog post

E-MAGAZINE EL SÍNDROME DE STENDHAL.

Hello everyone.I´m founder and publisher El Síndrome de Stendhal e-magazine, I want share it whit all you and I invite all mail-artist to participate in e-magazine.  Only send me email tand will talk about participation:           revistaelsindromedestendhal@gmail.comRevista El Síndrome de Stendhal N°1Revista El Síndrome de Stendhal N°2Revista El Síndrome de Stendhal N°3Revista El Síndrome de Stendhal N°4…See More
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Campbell's JP

I was doing this painting last year when Moan Lisa was asking about Fake Andy Warhol. I was painting at some event as a live painting but could not finish. I finally finished these with Marker and Pastel for the cans. I am planning to send this to Moan, but if other people want I can send it too as a postcard. See More
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Birthe Petersen May 17. 9 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Visual Mom May 16. 4 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information May 14. 0 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 2015 56 Biennale di Venezia

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

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 201556 Biennale di Venezia…Continue

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I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES May 1. 2 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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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dov Alfon Apr 30. 405 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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