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Many thanks to Guido !

Posted by Mariana Serban on July 24, 2014 at 11:26pm 0 Comments

The SOLD bookie is in my hands now, Guido, thank you so much , Ilike it a lot...your ink drawings are so nice !!!

Susan McAllister, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on July 24, 2014 at 10:19pm 0 Comments

Hideous things!  Thank you Susan!

Hello Richard

Posted by Jean-François VIGEON on July 24, 2014 at 9:53pm 0 Comments

Bonsoir Richard

AS-tu reçu mes précédents messages? Ah l'informatique!!!!!

A bientôt!

Jean-François Vigeon

I am counting my blessings!

Posted by WA Rodgers on July 24, 2014 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

I received the following holy bits from the Blessed Father:…

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Mail Art IN - USA, Charles Mansfield

Posted by Suus in Mokum on July 24, 2014 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

Click here for new blog @…

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More from Mariana Serban and her students.

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 4:34pm 2 Comments

This icon made by Mariana is entitled Mother Mary Crying and it's one of the most beautiful pieces i have ever received !…

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For the first time from Mary Grellner . Thanks a lot for your mailArt. İ love surprises. :)

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

This is a little card , a bit bigger than an atc.…

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Altered postcard from Stripygoose.

Posted by Dorina Harangus on July 24, 2014 at 4:05pm 0 Comments

Thanks a lot Stripygoose!

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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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Mariana Serban commented on Dorina Harangus's blog post More from Mariana Serban and her students.
" +So happy that you like our pieces of mail art ! My student, Emoke made these doggies especially for you both ! Thank you very much, Suus, nice to hear that !!!!!"
12 minutes ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"And Richard Baudet surprised again with a beautiful collage envelope: With a lot of orange (and music!) in the postage stamp, too, and the beautiful calligraphy on the back. Thank you very much, merci beaucoup, Richard!"
19 minutes ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"More Orange, thanks to Vizma! In an envelope (a blue one, yay!) with promising content: 2 packages, too beautiful to open: WIth orange (and bunnies) on the envelope: And my name in bronze orange, above one of my favourite…"
24 minutes ago
Mariana Serban posted a status
"Ithink every mail artist should participate to this project !!!!!!!!"
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Mariana Serban posted photos
30 minutes ago
Mariana Serban posted a status
"and Guido's new mail art project !!!!"
31 minutes ago
Mariana Serban posted a status
"Read Guido's humanitarian message!!!! ...that one with red letters..."
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group performances
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Mariana Serban posted a status
"nice,nice work !"
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Mariana Serban posted a status
"so nice,this one with blue and green..."
43 minutes ago
Mariana Serban posted a status
"wonderfull work,this one with the brown collage..."
47 minutes ago
Mariana Serban posted a status
"interesting titles to every work of Guido !"
53 minutes ago
David Stafford commented on Dorina Harangus's blog post Suus İn Mokum sent me a wonderful detailed work. Thanks a lot Suus !
"I want her drugs.... "
54 minutes ago
Mariana Serban posted a status
"Ican recognise Guido's style on the envelope !"
56 minutes ago
Mariana Serban posted a blog post

Many thanks to Guido !

The SOLD bookie is in my hands now, Guido, thank you so much , Ilike it a lot...your ink drawings are so nice !!!See More
1 hour ago
Jan Hodgman posted a photo

cyan of returning from almsgathering small

Cyanotype from a negative of a photo at Hosshinji, Obama Japan where I practiced as a monk
1 hour ago
Suus in Mokum commented on Dorina Harangus's blog post More from Mariana Serban and her students.
"The icon is fantastic. So are the doggies, of course."
1 hour ago
Suus in Mokum commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blog #1000 !!! It's a BLOG JAM! Yay! SIX (6) in the mailbox, postbox, letterbox
"Hear hear! Mail Art = winning ;)"
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Borderline Grafix posted a blog post

Susan McAllister, your post has landed

Hideous things!  Thank you Susan!See More
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Dan Landrum's photo
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Monroe-Doctrine

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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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