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Metasemics by Moan Lisa (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 24, 2015 at 4:03pm 2 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Moan Lisa (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

April 24, 2015 - I have received two missives from Moan Lisa (aka Maria Morisot) referencing asemics. I can tell you Moan Lisa was a member of the Martha Stuart…

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Sinclair Scripa Joins NLB (Ludlow, Vermont, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 23, 2015 at 1:32am 0 Comments

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Mail art by Sinclair Scripa (Ludlow, Vermont, USA)

Note: This is an unedited re-post from MinXus-Lynxus. Sinclair Scripa is not an IUOMA member, but she is a veteran mail artist. She has a number of IUOMA…

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Two Minimalist Pieces by Thomas Brown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 22, 2015 at 3:03pm 3 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

April 22, 2015 - Thomas Brown sometimes aka Bhomas Trown tends to produce language-centered work involving puns, wordplay and jokes. Recently, his mail art has…

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Mail from Linda French.

Posted by E Elkan on April 22, 2015 at 10:15am 0 Comments

Everything came in a well decorated, tightly packed envelope.

It was full of cool collage elements, a great ATC and a nice handwritten letter.…

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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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"Thanks Linda, this encourages me to contribute even more mail-art projects. :-)"
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The Internet and me

"I believe it was. Customized with stickers of course!"
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The Internet and me

"The laptop looks like an early IBM Thinkpad! ^^'"
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Visual Poetry

Esa otra manera de expresarnos......Another way to express yourselfSee More
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ODD SHAPE POSTCARDS

an overview of all kinds of odd shaped postcards you send out or get in.See More
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Monica Monica joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Funny Postcards

The Postcard is an often used medium in Mail-Art. Here is an overview of funny postcards that have been sent out of received.
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Monica Monica joined Arac's group
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All About Birthdays

Birthdays are a wonderful thing.  My birthday has been highlighted this year with all sorts of Birthday wishes from fellow IUOMA members.  I want to be able to send and surprise my friends on their special days too but it is hard with friends all over the world and only one day notice. This will be a group to share yours and find out when others are coming up.  Hopefully I will be able to figure out to put up a calendar that everyone can add to.See More
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Monica Monica joined Prairie Kittin's group
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Zentangle and Doodling

Zentangle seems to have taken off here in the States. It's a relaxing and lovely art form. This group is for people who like to do zentangle and zentangle-like doodling.See More
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Monica Monica joined MOAN LISA's group
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Bad Poetry

Sending bad poetry through the postal system.See More
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TREES

A group devoted to the art of trees: free medium. Without trees the world would be dead and a place of disaster. With trees the world can tackle global warming. Hug a tree and you hug the earth, you hug yourself and your neighbors. Without trees, no love!Without love, no trees.A sequel to the mail art project SIGNS and STONES and TREES (of 1998).See More
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Under the same Sky

Sharon Silverman's call was very interesting. Why not turn it into a Group or is it a Group already?Publish a photo of the sky above you (only the sky and no buildings and/or trees) and mention date, time and location you took the photo.See More
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"So fun to check in here and see what's been added. Here's a recent one from me."
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Monica Monica commented on Ruud Janssen's group Censorism
"This group excites me >:}  Where can I get some of those stickers?!"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Monica Monica 4 hours ago. 400 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

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 Apr 4. 1 Reply

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

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

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

Tags: Archivio, maggi, ruggero, ophen, Archivio

 
 
 

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