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"diode dance" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2015 at 3:30am 1 Comment

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Mail art by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

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March 27, 2015 - I…

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Katerina Nikoltsou: Leftover Egg Art and Barcodes to boot

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 27, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Yes, that is an original egg drawn by Katerina.  And as they say; "One egg in the hand is better than two in the hen."…

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SHARP EDGES FROM CB-DALE, ILLUSION

Posted by Erni Bär on March 27, 2015 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

If one can't call THIS a surprise, I don't know how to define the term - at least in my view:…

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Fill-the-Ford from Buz Blurr

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2015 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

Latest "news" about "keys" for the Ford-Fully-Folly of Buz!

a few of the contributors:…

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Postcard from Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 27, 2015 at 4:12pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)

March 27, 2015 - I am always pleased to receive mail from Jay Block. Most of his work uses the postcard as a form. I always find him doing something…

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The Artist in Seine on the way to London

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2015 at 2:25pm 4 Comments

Just a hop 'n a skip and a bit of chunneling and there you are!

In London, with the Queen, of course:…

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Retro Add & Pass anyone?

Posted by Gina Ulgen on March 27, 2015 at 12:22pm 2 Comments

Not sure if this type of fold and seal  letter has a name, but I got a few old ones recently. I've added something to get it started, I'd love to send it to anyone who would like to continue in a retro/vintage…

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ORANGE from Nico Van Hoorn

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2015 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Rare sighting in the mail box, 

and it is recycled pieces from my Greek BLUE envelope!

and on the flip side…

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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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Erni Bär left a comment for The Blessed Father
"Of course I wish you luck with those Haptic Werewolf stamps. Go ahead!"
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vintage mailart

I stumbled across this great envelope published on the website of the State Library and Archives of Florida. Circa 1972.
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Borderline Grafix commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "diode dance" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)
"There is a very base common thread between digital and 'boots on the ground' mail art: With digital, it is either a zero or a 1. With postal, it is either you put it in the mailbox, or you don't."
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Susan McAllister commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Linda French: A little Book to Falter & Alter
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"Hi, Jon. I'm the one who sent tucker the cracker of nuts, and tucker Picassod. Sorry if I didn't identify myself well on the reverse."
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A. Sleep replied to Angie & Snooky's discussion Add & Pass projects for printing in the group ADD & PASS - The X Files
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A Celebration of Mail-Art/ Passing the Flame

Works received will be a component in Anna Banana’s retrospective exhibition 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana Sept. 19/15 to Jan. 3/16, with an opening event Sept. 18/15 from 8-10 pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria All works received will be exhibited and in workshops conducted by Banana, OPENED & REPLIES created by gallery visitors who agree to create and mail a response to your work, so . . . . make your envelope APPEALLING! THEME: A CELEBRATION OF MAIL ART; Passing the Flame DEADLINE: July 31, 2015 FORMAT: Max size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches - 14 x 21.5 cm. WORKS RECEIVED will be passed on to those who respond to them, but will remain on display until the end of the exhibit. A CATALOG documenting the Celebration will be sent TO ALL SENDERS The gallery will make scans of some of them for possible use in the catalog. SEND YOUR WORKS TO: A Celebration of Mail Art Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 4P1 REGIFTING THE BANANAS, another…See More
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Angie & Snooky left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"Hi Katerina! Thank you much for the lovely Spring postcard! We had a taste of Spring here but now it's bloody cold again. Sigh. Maybe next week. XOXO"
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Jay Block commented on Jan Hodgman's photo
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"Thanks for posting... glad you got it."
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The Blessed Father left a comment for Erni Bär
"I had your stamps printed today. . . they look great. Now to perf them, wish me luck. Rick"
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money talks

"ha ha ha - this is cool!"
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Jan Hodgman posted a status
"This from Jay Block---very cool. I peeled away the 2 layers thinking there was something in between...no harm.."
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Linda French commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Linda French: A little Book to Falter & Alter
"Sure, Dean. It's yours to do with as you please. Someone gave me a link to see her work, so I looked at it yesterday. Thank you, Katerina. I would LOVE some Greek sunshine!"
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00Una mostra che è, in realtà, due mostre. Da una parte c’è una sezione documentaria curata da Valter Rosa in cui sono esposte circa 300 cartoline di Casalmaggiore dagli inizi del Novecento agli anni Sessanta, provenienti dalle collezioni di Lucia Mainoldi Capelli e di Mario Buglia, oltre che dalle raccolte del Museo stesso. A corredo di questa sezione un video realizzato da due studenti del Liceo Classico di Casalmaggiore pone a confronto alcune di queste immagini con la città…See More
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects 9 hours ago. 0 Replies

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel on Tuesday. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 15. 0 Replies

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

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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 Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 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

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 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

 
 
 

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