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Listen to the music...from France

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 5:07pm 2 Comments

A vinyl 45 rpm arrived in Greece today...naked in the mail?

Well, ya can't have a 45 rpm and not have it stolen in…

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Also from Germany, came the Haptic Werewolf and...

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 4:44pm 6 Comments

The Little Prince :-) 

also comics , Dick Tracy, and a smiling Erni, too.…

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Arrived today, sent to GREECE, naturally :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

Yes, another card from the exhibit of stamps for Malerwinkelhaus.

it is continued, it seems ...(Designs for stamps…

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Washington, DC Gutai Trashpo by WA Rodgers (Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 21, 2014 at 3:07pm 1 Comment

Wendy - 10.21.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member WA Rodgers (Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)

October 21, 2014 - IUOMA friends will surely remember when WA Rodgers rocked the Eternal Network with her amazing Trashpo-Gutai synthesis. I do not recall any…

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This is NOT a blog of mail art from Val

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 9:21am 6 Comments

No, no, no, this is just the envelopes from Val, which are "Security Protected"!

I noticed the above notice, too…

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Packet of mail art omens from Oz...Jack Oudyn

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 9:19am 1 Comment

This "running" envelope from Jack Oudyn in Australia was packed full of goodies:

...postcard,art card,…

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Mammoth Mailing from Borderline Grafix (Part II) (Austin, Texas, USA) + Dadanautik (Bremen, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 20, 2014 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

BG - 10.20.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)

October 20,2014 - In an earlier posting, I announced the need for a three-part series to share a mammoth mailing received from Borderline Grafix. The first…

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NEWS FROM THE CANADIAN MESA

Posted by Erni Bär on October 20, 2014 at 12:17pm 3 Comments

At first sight I couldn't tell from where the one I found in my letterbox today really came:…

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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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Do you receive a lot of phony messages?

Started by Stacey Hopkins in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen yesterday. 4 Replies

Since joining IUOMA, I've gotten an alarming number of messages that are obvious hacks (the message will appear in an e-mail as if posted to my IUOMA inbox, but are not actually there when I click through).Crap like:"Hello my good friend, How are…Continue

Tags: emails, fake, spam

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Sunday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ali Price on Sunday. 381 Replies

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

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 3 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

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 4 Replies

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

Art on the Address side of Postcards?

Started by Dawn Mudore in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Oct 13. 20 Replies

I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue

 
 
 

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