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Keith S Chambers: I place postage stamp here

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 19, 2014 at 6:59pm 2 Comments

Eye think this one is one of the best I received from Keith so far.

Eye keep…


Mail art from Piros in Puerto Rico!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 19, 2014 at 4:15pm 0 Comments

Color, texture, music, spirit of Santa Matilde..and map fragments here too!

Piros adds stunning details to his…


WIPE 83 from Field Study in Australia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 19, 2014 at 4:13pm 1 Comment

This is a nice surprise mailing from Australia to arrive in Greece (nice postage with animals, too)

...the Oz ship…


rocket project update

Posted by jude worters on September 19, 2014 at 11:44am 1 Comment

your mail art will be launched tomorrow saturday 20th september in KYNTON AUSTRALIA…info and pix on website in about a week…thanks so much to all those who sent mail….and fingers crossed for a grand lift off

An. U.

Posted by Carina on September 19, 2014 at 8:57am 0 Comments

Thank you,…


Thom Courcelle

Posted by Carina on September 19, 2014 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Thank you, Thom!

Kunst! Kunst! Kunst!

Posted by Amy Irwen on September 19, 2014 at 12:52am 3 Comments

The Haptic Werewolf Strikes AGAIN!

Some Wise advice for Jeep(ing) Jool....not sure what Erni is trying to warn me about with the threat of a pending injection...…



Posted by Arte Correo CA on September 19, 2014 at 12:30am 0 Comments

Muchas gracias Antonia!!…


info IUOMA

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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'Questing Beast of Minden' 12 Aardistamps, Summer 2014
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"In my opinion nobody could hold a candle to them as a live band at that time. This had happened in March 1981at Essen, a town in Germany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52LAwi9ThhE "
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"Bonjour Liberty ! ...le monde est petit ...content de te retrouver ici ! OUI ce site n'est pas facile à utiliser ,surtout lorsqu'on veut apporter quelques correctifs sur sa page ; puis la langue  anglaise utilisée est…"
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"Add and pass Cavellini".The works received will be bound to be exposed during exhibitions for Gugliemo Achille Cavellini 1914-2014.To receive an "add and pass Cavellini", please for noting your address here.See More
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A group for those who enjoy simple mail art.
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performance and conceptual art

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Share envelopes you really like, special envelopes received or sent.(Photo: mail art from Richard Baudet)See More
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Mail Art Martha commented on Amy Irwen's blog post The Paris Connection 2014
"It was great fun to make. If you ever decide to jump across the pond let us ( Strippygoose or I ) know and we organize a meeting in London. Glad the legs aren't yours Dean, although I cannot claim to have seen them."
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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.See More
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"Thanks Diane now it is much easier to get to the box."
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"Rebecca, i think we should tie him to a lampost in a public place and throw trashpo at him! BG ,true, the bright side of looking down is that I find a lot of trash to poetise."
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Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman on Tuesday. 15 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will come to the artist, etc.I know there are…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by allison anne on Monday. 378 Replies

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


Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 7. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYMOSTRA  RETROSPETTIVAPalazzo Virtuale“GACONCETTUAL POETRY”G.A.CAVELLINI1914 - 2014 Dal 7 settembre 2014  al 27 ottobre 2014Retrospettiva   dedicata  a Guglielmo Achille  Cavellini in occasione del Centenario  della …Continue

Tags: Bonanno, Giovanni, Gallery, Virtual, Sandro

Mail Art Call

Started by Márcia Godinho Leal in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Márcia Godinho Leal Aug 30. 1 Reply

Tema / Theme: "A minha casa" / "My house"Tamanho / Size: livre / freeTécnica / Technique: livre / freeSem júri e sem entradas / No jury and no feesData limite / Deadline: 29/11/2014Exibição /Exhibition: " A minha casa" - Coffee ShopMorada /…Continue

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Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Visual Mom Aug 29. 36 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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