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bird arrivals

Posted by stripygoose on June 25, 2016 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

On the last count I have had messages that 121 of the 365 birds have arrived safely. Check them out here:  bird arrivals blog

A new 365 has started on this…

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Adrienne Mason sent "slug" mail :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 25, 2016 at 10:00am 3 Comments

Beautifully painted mail art card:…

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David Stanley Aponte, your post landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on June 25, 2016 at 3:23am 0 Comments

Thanks David!  Very surreal.…

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Incoming from Toni

Posted by Brooke Cooks on June 25, 2016 at 12:39am 3 Comments

Incoming from Martha

Posted by Brooke Cooks on June 25, 2016 at 12:14am 0 Comments

Lovely postcard from Mail art Martha. Thanks so much. I think…

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Mail in from Carina

Posted by Brooke Cooks on June 25, 2016 at 12:08am 1 Comment

Great art from Carina.  Here is the back of the card and back of the…

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Some Canards from Lucky Pierre

Posted by Mizael Contreras on June 24, 2016 at 5:35pm 0 Comments

I've just received some Canards from Lucky…

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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 over 4300 members....

 

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Aaron M. left a comment for Patricio - The Celestial Scribe
"Thanks for the welcome! I'll definitely be sure to send something your way once I get it all done up. :) Although you may want to keep your standards kinda low, it's nowhere near "celestial" levels, but it'll be a nice…"
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Carmela Rizzuto commented on Hope Schneider's photo
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MAIL ART 4

"Thank you for documenting this exhibition and for all the work that went into such a thoughtful installation--I received the card a few weeks ago."
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andytgeezer commented on andytgeezer's group Mailart 365
"New site up at www.mailart365.com"
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andytgeezer posted a status
"New&improved mailart 365 site now up and running at www.mailart365.com. If you think you can do 365 pieces of mailart (in a year?) join us!"
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Rosa Gravino commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ray Johnson Bunny Show
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Miss Noma 2 joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Ray Johnson Bunny Show

Download the basic paper or any variation already in the group. Alter it (digitally, hardcopy, or what you like). Place the new image back in this group.  All visuals will be collected and will be added to a video that will be the final result of this project.So go through the group and find a starter for you where you add your version of the Bunny and publish it here again.See More
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DADA IS EVERYWHERE

DADAWHEREISDADA ?DADAISEVERYWHERE !WHEREISDADA ?DADAISLURKING HERETHERE& ...WHEREISDADA ?DADAISHIDING BETWEEN YOUREARSWHEREISDADA ?DADAISLYINGINWAITWAITING ...WAITING ...DADAISPATIENTFOROVERONEHUNDRED YEARS DADAHASSTOODWHEREISDADA ?JUSTLOOKAROUNDYOU ...IFYOULOOKFORDADADADAWILLLOOKFORYOU ...SHARE YOURDADAHERE !POSTDADA"ART"SHALLALSOBEMADEWELCOMEDADADADADADA...See More
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ANTI-DADA IS EVERYWHERE

ANTI-DADAWHERE IS ANTI-DADA ?ANTI-DADA IS EVERYWHERE ! WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? ANTI-DADA IS LURKING HERE THERE & ... WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? ANTI-DADA IS HIDING BETWEEN YOUR EARS WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? ANTI-DADA IS LYING IN WAIT WAITING ...WAITING ...ANTI-DADA ISPATIENT FOR OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS ANTI-DADA HAS STOOD WHERE IS ANTI-DADA ? JUST LOOK AROUND YOU IF YOU LOOK FOR ANTI-DADA ANTI-DADA WILL LOOK FOR YOU SHARE YOUR ANTI-DADA HEREPOSTANTI-DADA "ART" SHALL ALSO BE MADE WELCOME ANTI-DADA…See More
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Nancy Bell Scott commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post Richard C and the 2nd Amendment
"A t-shirt bought in Vermont read "Can 339,000 cows be wrong?" Circa 1983, and a favorite. Cows are very rarely wrong, but unfortunately some people are every day. "
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Rosa Gravino commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ray Johnson Bunny Show
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Maria José Silva - Mizé commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ray Johnson Bunny Show
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Alana Schlotter commented on Alana Schlotter's group Flower Mail Art
"Welcome to the group Helle Susanne Pollas! "
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe commented on Tammy Riggins's group Informal Art Exchange
"In Republik van Patland where I´m from, mail art is like here: "no calls, no deadlines, no themes, just a place to share art in an informal way"  Whoever wishes to trade that way, celestial mail art may be the answer.…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe joined Tammy Riggins's group
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Informal Art Exchange

No calls, no deadlines, no themes, just a place to share your art in an informal way. By joining this group you indicate you are willing to exchange art by mail with the other members. The only expectation is to use common courtesy. Let's have fun!See More
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Aaron M.
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Paola Fabbri
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Carolina Desy Mulyanto
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Pandu Purwadi
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van…"
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Marcello Diotallevi. Autoritratti formato tessera

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

Galleria Arianna Sartori, MantovaSi è conclusa la personale “Autoritratti formato tessera” dell’artista Marcello Diotallevi, alla Galleria Arianna Sartori di Mantova. Artista di fama internazionale, ritorna per la terza volta ad esporre per il…Continue

Tags: MARCELLO, MANTOVA, DIOTALLEVI, SALERNO, BONGIANI

Barudaks! International Mail Art, Theme : Children

Started by Pandu Purwadi in Mail-Art Projects on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Cultures in around the world are different each other, but we can make them unique when mixing them together. Also, Indonesia has diversity in every aspect such as culture and art. This is not big problem, but it's great change for empowerment…Continue

Tags: children, art, mail

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers on Monday. 455 Replies

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

II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme: "My vision for my country"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES Jun 17. 2 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “My vision for my…Continue

ningDaDa

Started by Terry Reid in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Terry Reid Jun 16. 1 Reply

If you have not seen this DavidA on Sunday work on the MISS NOMA Anti-Dada is Anti-Everywhere site, click on this:  …Continue

Good Art Pens?

Started by Nancy Bell Scott in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Frank Smith Jun 11. 81 Replies

What are your favorite pens to use in mail art?  I have a few good (sort of) ones for my regular-size collage work -- for applying lines, not for actually writing -- but they aren't turning out to be great for mail-art scale.  New ones for writing,…Continue

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Mail art exchange

Started by Brittany Ellis in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Richard BAUDET Jun 8. 7 Replies

I'm looking for more people to begin exchanging mail art with. Does anyone wasn't to become my new mail art friend?

RIP Frank Osowski, Mail Artist

Started by Jokie X Wilson in Mail-Art Projects Jun 2. 0 Replies

I just found out that one of my longtime correspondents, Frank Osowski, died May 7th. He lived in Australia with his partner, Leonie. She sent me word of the news, which I got upon my return from Chicago. Frank and his partner went by "F 'n' L…Continue

Art and Mail Art

Started by Jade H in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden May 28. 1 Reply

Do you see a difference?Continue

Mail Art Call - REFUGE: Shelter. Safety. Sanctuary.

Started by Mira Dessy in Mail-Art Projects May 25. 0 Replies

The Avant Garden Gallery at Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church in The Woodlands, TX is sponsoring a Mail Art Project. Theme:REFUGE: Shelter. Safety. Sanctuary. Mail Art may be any size US or International standard envelope.No fees, no limit,…Continue

 
 
 

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