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The beautiful world of Vispo boekies from John M. Bennett

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 5:06pm 0 Comments

Recently arrived in Greece, these four "boekies"/ pamphlets from John Bennett.

They came in a recognizable envelope,…

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John Bennett No2 boekie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

There was an "ad" amongst the boekies from John :-)

The packet contaiined four, and this is the second creation by…

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John Bennett No3 boekie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Warm, hot pink :-) this is vispo fun:" Occasionally The"…

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John Bennett No4 boekie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

This is John's creation...poetically perfect: "Poetripas"

Also did a bit of "caressing" before "reading":…

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Matthew Stolte.USA

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 4:15am 2 Comments

Matthew's environmental stand reminds us that we are destroying the future of life. It brings biological and man made destruction to the forefront in his art...not just the Ocean that is being devastated; eating itself with unknown bacteria...but land is Not Immune!  Matthew has given me an outlet to be a small part of this awareness...I am trying to keep up with Matthew's generous mail art but as you can see I am a tad behind...

rcvd 07.09.14…

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Stripygoose times 2.July and August

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 3:30am 0 Comments

the first amazing packet arrived July 7...more than just a piece of art...#56/365 Palm Tree...Super...front..

back..…

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Meeah Williams.USA.07.07.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 3:23am 0 Comments

A beautiful piece that reminds me of coral...it actually gently moves back and forth on the paper...

thank…

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Claudia McGill.USA.07.05.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 3:08am 0 Comments

As always, Claudia's unique and awesome style is a delight to peruse! It tickles me inside every time I see a piece from her in my mailbox <3...…

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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........

 

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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci yesterday. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

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

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