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Wondrous watercolor from Bill Porter

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 21, 2014 at 3:15pm 2 Comments

Just as I mailed off a small watercolor painting to Bill, this beauty arrived!

It is fluid and lovely...with…


Mail Art Martha: Sud de France

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 21, 2014 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Somewhere in France among all those vineyards is Mail Art Martha is dragging her shopping through the fields.  Only stopping for the time to make some mail art and move on.…


Brooke Cooks: is number 111111111

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on September 20, 2014 at 9:00pm 5 Comments

New on the block for me is Brooke Cooks.  And what a great introduction. …


Dkult provides!

Posted by Angie & Snooky on September 20, 2014 at 8:19pm 2 Comments

Just when I think I'm running on empty, Dkult comes through for me!

Don't let yourself run out! Join Dkult…


A Portrait of America updates

Posted by MOAN LISA on September 20, 2014 at 4:59pm 0 Comments

This call is coming to a close but we've gotten some really great works in the post so far. I expect there will be pieces incoming until the end of the call at least, since it's been a rather popular call. You can see the entirety of the project at http://moanlisa/america/ but here is a small sample of some recent works that we've received:…


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…


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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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Serge Segay (1947-2014)

Serge Sigei 19.03.1947 - 21.09.2014.Today the sad news of the death of another Visual Poet and writer/artist reached us. Serge Segay died this sundag. News came from Russia (Dmitry Babenko) which published the news on facebook.See More
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Walter Rovere commented on Ruud Janssen's group Serge Segay (1947-2014)
"a very great Cavellini pre-cententary homage artwork that Serge Segay kindly sent me (and it was the first time I had ever sent him something!) as response to my Italy 150 GAC-Subgenius-Berlusconi mash up card from dec 2011."
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CrackerJack Kid commented on Ruud Janssen's group Serge Segay (1947-2014)
"Serge mailed a wonderful cover design for mail art's first internet webzine, "Netshaker". Bemoaning the unreliability of the Soviet Postal System, Serge wrote, "We can send, but we can't receive". In 1989, Serge wrote:…"
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get grey and do nothin

"What a pleasant surprise to find this in my mail! Thank you so much for this stunning artwork Jack and for the other goodies. I really love it."
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"My life would have been different if only... I'D GONE TO ART SCHOOL".

"Hey Val,  I was thinking about this series and it is very much like the pages of a book. Would you like me to compile them into an animated GIF? I could have a new one appear every 2 or 3 seconds, and align it all in Photoshop. I don't…"
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CrackerJack Kid commented on Ruud Janssen's group Serge Segay (1947-2014)
"So very sad to hear of Serge's passing. Within the mail art movement his contributions, publications, and correspondences were legend. I have a diary entry for Serge Segay in The Eternal Network Mail Art Archive, but it exceeds the word limit…"
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John M. Bennett commented on Ruud Janssen's group Serge Segay (1947-2014)
"Serge and Ry controbuted regularly to Lost and Found Times; for example, issue no. 50: https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/handle/1811/45373"
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Maria Grazia Galatà commented on Ruud Janssen's group Serge Segay (1947-2014)
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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 Sep 15. 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

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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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