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Subscription Opus by Jude Weirmeir (San Diego, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 2, 2015 at 11:45pm 0 Comments

Jude - 7.1.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Jude Weirmeir (San Diego, California,…

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International mail art at Pompeii

Posted by Severino Domenico on July 2, 2015 at 11:37pm 0 Comments

International project of mail art City of Pompeii "First Edition"

 "The Archaeology and Vesuvius"

 

Art Director

Domenico Severino

 

Artists from around the world are invited to participate in the first…

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Give Donald New Hair

Posted by Angelica Paez on July 2, 2015 at 8:48pm 0 Comments

Deadline 12/31/15 - New mail art project…

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Mail from Lynn Radford - USA

Posted by Ruud Janssen on July 2, 2015 at 7:16am 0 Comments

2015-07-01 16.08.13

Lynn Radford (USA) sent me this postcard. Here IUOMA rubberstamp at first was a mirror view, and the second one is a mirror-view…

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ARTE CORREO RECIBIDO - MAIL ART IN

Posted by Arte Correo CA on July 2, 2015 at 4:02am 0 Comments

Muchas Gracias Richard Baudet!!! Un placer recibir nuevamente una de sus hermosas obras!!…

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ARTE CORREO RECIBIDO - MAIL ART IN

Posted by Arte Correo CA on July 2, 2015 at 3:50am 0 Comments

Qué gran sorpresa! Recibir este mail art de Imma Padrés Brugué, de Banyoles (Girona) ESPAÑA, porque hace un año atrás visitó Francia y vió una de mis Obras expuestas en Marseille, en la muestra de Arte Correo "Mermaids in the port, Queens…

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A Constellation card from Erin Young!

Posted by Nina Hermus on July 2, 2015 at 12:37am 2 Comments

After being away from home for a while I found this lovely mail art from Erin Young on my doormat. The colors on the black background work so well. The sayings are so appropriate. It is a work of art, mail art! And yes the distances that the art…

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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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Profile IconTi Ar Raden, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat), Beth Clarke and another member are attending Erin Young's event
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Mail Art Call - 60's Pin Up at Canada

June 30, 2015 at 6pm to March 31, 2016 at 7pm
Everyone loves the beauty of the 60's Pin Up models. Your mission if you choose to accept it, is make a card any size and put your take on any of the iconic Bombshells of the 60s...Marilyn Monroe,  Sharon Tate,Jane Mansfield, Carole Lombard,Veronica Lake, Brigitte Bardot,ect. And we can't forget those Hunky Male Pin up's Robert RedfordPaul Newman James DeanMarlon BrandoectJust have fun with it!! No Rules, No Judge, No Jury, No Limit to how many you want to make, No Returns.Somewhere on your…See More
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Profile IconAwen, Luisa Goglio and Water Paganuzzi joined International Union of Mail-Artists
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Carmela Rizzuto joined MOAN LISA's group
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DKULT commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post What you have all been waiting for from Diane Keys - Grapes of Laugh
"I can see that, but two shoes is so mainstream anyway"
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DKULT commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"I can see why everyone is scrambling to dive into those dumpsters. They know the best stuff goes in there because it is too good to use in trashpo. If it isn't dented, dinged, bumped, bruised--it's unusable!  i really think you should…"
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Erin Young commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"Of course, I will send you a msg Wednesday letting you know if it came in the mail. :)"
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Juana posted photos
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Diana Hale commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"Thanks, Erin.  That sounds like an excellent plan.  I don't expect that we will have 10+ people signing up in the next week, but that being said, I will make sure to save one for you.  Please just let me know if it shows."
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Erin Young commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"Hrmm. well lets wait a few days. the post office was closed yesterday for Canada Day, so maybe it just got held up.. i'd say if I don't get it by the middle of next week maybe please send another one if that is ok :)"
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james e thomas updated their profile
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Diana Hale commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"Erin, I sent it 6/12, please let me know if you think we should wait a few days or if I should go ahead and send another.  I know shipping to Canada can be a little unpredictable.  I am sorry that it hasn't arrived yet."
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Erin Young commented on Erin Young's event Mail Art Call - 60's Pin Up
"Yes Audrey Hepburn. Breakfast at Tiffany's. How could I forget her!"
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Juana commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"and more cat mail to make a very happy day! "
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Erin Young commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"Hi Diana, Just wondering what day you sent the postcard to me? I haven't received yet :("
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Diana Hale commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"Thanks, Juana.  Such beautiful work!  I will post several more tomorrow.  Apologies for the delay.  I was thinking I might start putting together a little pin map as well, it might be interesting to see where everyone is."
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virginia milici (virgy) replied to Litsa Spathi / NOBODY's discussion Mail Artists Addresses?
"Virginia Milici ( VirgyM) via G.Verdi18/A 31038 Paese ( TV) Italy"
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Juana commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"cat mail!  "
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De Villo Sloan posted a blog post

Subscription Opus by Jude Weirmeir (San Diego, California, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Jude Weirmeir (San Diego, California, USA)July 2, 2015 - I have received some absolutely marvelous pieces by Jude Weirmeir, including the FAB issue #49 of his Subscription Opus zine. Understandably, this amazing issue has attracted attention and garnered praise elesewhere. So I will share the covers and not attempt a full scale, digital reproduction of the contents. The issue is a…See More
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Severino Domenico posted a blog post

International mail art at Pompeii

International project of mail art City of Pompeii "First Edition" "The Archaeology and Vesuvius" Art DirectorDomenico Severino Artists from around the world are invited to participate in the first edition of the Mail Art organized by the City of Pompeii, at the first international prize of Archaeology entitled to Amedeo Maiuri: famous Italian archaeologist and Superintendent of many years of archaeological excavations.The theme is to be developed and submitted "The Archaeology and Vesuvius."…See More
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by virginia milici (virgy) 8 hours ago. 408 Replies

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

DIFFUSA - 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITà DEL SACS (SPAZIO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SPERIMENTALE)

Started by SACS Arte in Mail-Art Projects 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

 CON QUESTO EVENTO IL  SCAS FESTEGGIA I 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITA' …Continue

Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Andrea Jenkins on Monday. 16 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

Print Making and letter-writing

Started by Vega Brennan in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vega Brennan on Saturday. 3 Replies

HiI've been a member of IUOMA since 2014 and I've received some pretty amazing artwork from around the world. And I've sent some of my own work too. I love the playfulness of MailArt, and its serious intent.I was wondering if you could help me. As…Continue

MBblues

Started by Dawn Redwood in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Saturday. 1 Reply

Experiences using mobile 'dongle' broadband, please?Continue

resist mail art

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Information Jun 24. 0 Replies

over 20000 people passed by "resistance festival 2015"and "resist" mail art exhibition...I really thank all the participants, the "free hags actor group" that chose our stand for their happening and all the people that stayed with us dancing till…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 Jun 19. 4 Replies

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

Good Art Pens?

Started by Nancy Bell Scott in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott Jun 18. 54 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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Best adhesive for collage

Started by David Stafford in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Opp Jun 18. 34 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

 
 
 

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