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2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

Posted by Mail Art Martha on February 19, 2019 at 6:42am 4 Comments

FEBRUARY 2019…

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VisPo No.1 from Cascadia ArtPost

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 18, 2019 at 6:14pm 0 Comments

Super nice Visual Poetry Dream by Jack Lattemann,

it is a postcard full of "shredded" matter :-)

Perfect poetry!…

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Valentine RED from Patricia Landon in Florida

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 18, 2019 at 6:05pm 0 Comments

Red card: Live..Laugh..Love!

and RED envelope!

Official Seal for "excellence":…

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Spray-Paint Destorying Tables

Posted by jon foster on February 18, 2019 at 5:31pm 2 Comments

I did a little bit of writing about my recent obsession with spray-paint. Maybe you have one of  my spray-painted books in your possession? Share if you enjoyed  reading.…

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Fleur celebrates the Lunar New Year

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 18, 2019 at 8:58am 0 Comments

Beautiful Oriental fans on the envelope, and washi tape, too!

And an ATC: artful garbage/recycle bin in California:…

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Always wonderful MINIMAL from Eduardo

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 18, 2019 at 8:57am 1 Comment

Gentle rubbed art says the most...

from Eduardo Cardoso of Portugal,

it came in a folded lined paper page...…

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Maps and snow from Matthew Stolte

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 18, 2019 at 8:56am 0 Comments

Hope it is not too cold in Madison, Wisconsin!

"tweet, tweet"...a snowman will melt here in sunny Greece this week :-)

Matthew sent this fine packet of mail art goodies, and maps,…

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Mailart From Mike Parsons

Posted by Carolyn Cline on February 17, 2019 at 9:05pm 1 Comment

This was cool! I wondered why he put his post card inside a sleeve, until I pulled it out and it unfolded.

Front, middle, and back…

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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........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Artist's Postcard Exhibition at British Museum, London

There is a fantastic Artist's Postcard show at the British Museum London at the moment which runs until 4 August (details below).  If anyone would like to visit it and meet up at the same time, please message me. …See More
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Raj Verdi joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Mail-Art Cafe

The Place where there is no specific theme. A real social group for you......See More
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Heide Monster left a comment for Jorge Martin
"I plan to post the inside too, just ran out of time yesterday."
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Ian C Dengler posted photos
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MaoMao commented on Debra Mulnick's blog post Colorful Detailed Artiststamps from Crackerjack Kid & Call for Entries
"Holy cow. Amazing."
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Eduardo Cardoso commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Always wonderful MINIMAL from Eduardo
"I was wondering if it would arrive in safety, as I didn't use an envelope. It seems it worked. :D Thank you very much for sharing this."
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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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Borderline Grafix commented on Ruud Janssen's group Guido Vermeulen (1954-2014)
""What are Homeless People Thinking" - back of large envelope"
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Raj Verdi replied to Carolyn Cline's discussion Just Send...Or Ask First? in the group ADD & PASS
"I'm happy for them just to be sent along - its always a lovely surprise. "
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Raj Verdi joined Kitty Rocket's group
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Dream Images

This group is for those who have used art to express the memory of their dreams.
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Raj Verdi commented on Amber Scribble's group Swaps
"I'd be up for swaps.  Postcards of original art/collages/drawings.  Free theme, nothing explicit/offensive obviously.  my address:  3 Rudgwick Court, 7 Woodville Street, London, SE18 5JH London, UK "
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Raj Verdi joined Amber Scribble's group
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Swaps

Would anyone be interested in doing weekly or Bi-weekly swaps...themes or not..atc's index cards nothing bigger... let me know so I can set it up...See More
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Johannes Groß commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"Add&Pass, coming from Uwe Klein. Now going to..... Katerina!"
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jon foster commented on jon foster's blog post Spray-Paint Destorying Tables
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Sabela Baña left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"Katerina thanks Add&Pass  I received from Theo Nelson."
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Sabela Baña commented on Sabela Baña's blog post I received mail art of Theo Nelson from Calgary
"Thanks Katerina Nikoltsou of Add&Pass"
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Sabela Baña posted blog posts
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Mail Art Martha commented on Poison Label Productions's group E Mail-Art
"Carl, of course it is art. I particularly like the last image, and also the last but one and the one before that and and... "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) posted blog posts
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Raj Verdi yesterday. 510 Replies

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

2019 VALENTINES EXCHANGE

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bonniediva on Friday. 3 Replies

THIS IS THE PLACE, MY FRIENDS FROM FAR AND WIDE. Valentine's! Who wants some? Who sends them? I want them, I send them!Post here to receive a deluge of love this February.Send more Valentine's this year. Send more love this year.Continue

Tags: day, valentine's, valentines, valentine

A History of Love Stamps

Started by josh berger in Mail-Art Projects on Friday. 0 Replies

Infographic poster by Chief Perforation Officer Niko Courtelis. Read more and download a high resolution version of the…Continue

Tags: stamp, history, PortlandStampCo, infographic, stamps

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions Feb 12. 0 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Keri Alley Feb 11. 19 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

Tags: holiday, exchange, valentines

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Feb 6. 8 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

Mail art exhibition in Brazil

Started by Gisela Pizzatto in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 14. 3 Replies

Hello, I'll be heading an postcard exhibition in Brazil, and I would like to know if here's is any way you can spread the word for me!!! Thank you all

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Amber Scribble Jan 13. 4 Replies

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by lyttle fish Jan 6. 19 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by K.H.M. Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HEREContinue

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