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David Stafford: Your ticket to Rapture

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on November 24, 2014 at 11:08am 2 Comments

Have you ever thought who could ever replace Gary Larson?  Well look no further, because here's the…

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Angela COPE & Snooky: Joséphine Baker & her famous banana costume

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on November 24, 2014 at 10:59am 1 Comment

Who doesn't remember Joséphine Baker?  I go swimming in a pool named after her, and always thought she was French.  But no, she was American.  Born in St. Louis Missouri. 

She performed the Banana Danse sauvage, wearing a costume consisting of a…

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Mim Golub Scalin: Banana

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on November 24, 2014 at 10:39am 1 Comment

I could find no fault with Mim's Banana Mail Art piece.  The name is spelt correctly, correct postage stamps were included, no messy glue traces, there is a banana present, and it's even yellow.  It's perfect.  Bravo Mim…

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AAPA Bundle

Posted by Frederick Moe and NanSea Griggs on November 24, 2014 at 2:15am 0 Comments

Through 12/31/14 I am offering a free American Amateur Press Association bundle of journals, zines & printed ephemera to anyone who wants one anywhere in the world! Please send a postcard with your postal address. Frederick Moe AAPA Mailer 36 West Main Street Warner NH 03278 USA. Email or online replies will not be responded to postal replies will be responded to. I guarantee that all postal inquiries will receive a mailing. Thank you! 

From Katerina: Happy mailart making

Posted by Itta on November 23, 2014 at 6:55pm 2 Comments

I got somthing from the postman: A small but fine letter from Katerina Nikoltsou! Have a look:

Statement

Posted by Ruud Janssen on November 23, 2014 at 6:50pm 3 Comments

our life = not digital?

Inspirational dining with a modern twist

Posted by stripygoose on November 22, 2014 at 11:56am 4 Comments

Dean has nailed it completely with this one that arrived this morning. Paris to London, no packaging - hand-delivered by the postman (who was…

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received: magnetic mail

Posted by FinnBadger on November 21, 2014 at 7:00pm 3 Comments

I received this unusual 'naked' item in the mail from France.

And the back - a travel checkers game! And a great piece of airmail tape.…

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HEIZGUT, READYMADE ARTIST STAMPS AND OTHER ASSORTED MAIL ART

Posted by Erni Bär on November 21, 2014 at 3:59pm 3 Comments

Herr DADANAUTIK from Bremen seems to be in very good shape again, and that's good. This was in my letterbox today:…

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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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Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by stripygoose yesterday. 4 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

TAM Rubberstamp Archive

Started by Ruud Janssen in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen yesterday. 12 Replies

The archive is now 26 years old. There were 2 large exhibitions (One in San Francisco, One in Moscow). The collections now has grown quite large. What should be the next step for the archive? I have already planned a next publication, but the…Continue

Tags: Mail-Art, Breda, Netherlands, Janssen, Ruud

Open Call by Mark Bloch

Started by Jennifer Kosharek in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen yesterday. 2 Replies

OPEN CALLAnnouncing the Cavellini in New York City Mail Art Show. No fees, no restrictions, open to all, artist and non-artist alike. Any size, any medium. Deadline: November 14, 2014. Send to "The NYC Cavellini 2014 Mail Art Show" c/o PAN, Mark…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden on Wednesday. 5 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Tulio Restrepo Nov 15. 386 Replies

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

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by jon foster Oct 28. 6 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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