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Happy to send out - Digital Card from an A3 Screen Print - Old Glasgow Bus No.9

Posted by Wiktor Klechowicz on July 23, 2016 at 2:00am 5 Comments

Hi, apart from mail art, I'm a printmaker focused on…

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"Morning Commute" by J.A.D

Posted by Aaron M. on July 23, 2016 at 12:54am 0 Comments

A great little piece I received just today, although my…

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Asemic Calligraphy by Mora Chepin (San Francisco, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 22, 2016 at 4:06pm 0 Comments

Chepin - 7.22.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Mora Chepin (San Francisco, California,…

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Jokie X Wilson: 30 Year Old Monotype

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 22, 2016 at 11:48am 2 Comments

     As explained on the back, this is a…

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Icelandic Message from Zipelit (New York City, USA ?)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 22, 2016 at 3:06am 2 Comments

Lipelit - 7.21.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Zipelit (New York City,…

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Untitled for Maria

Posted by Dominic Shore on July 21, 2016 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

I could be blind

And be just fine

So long as you tell me everything I need to see

Tell me everything I need to see

Like how the world has gone to hell

But it's how it needs to be…

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Take a close look from Patricia Landon

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 21, 2016 at 4:17pm 2 Comments

Look at this...carefully and closely...…

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Katerina Nikoltsou and Circulaire 132 Arrival

Posted by William M on July 21, 2016 at 3:48pm 2 Comments

Purple Moon and Banana Stars from Katerina.…



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FluXus Bucks ...plus

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 21, 2016 at 11:17am 1 Comment

An envelope full of fluXus bucks from Ex Post…

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The Whimsy of Theo Nelson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 21, 2016 at 11:16am 1 Comment

Wonderful stamps , full of whimsy...…

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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 over 4300 members....

 

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PATRICIA LANDON commented on Wiktor Klechowicz's blog post Happy to send out - Digital Card from an A3 Screen Print - Old Glasgow Bus No.9
"Q-why is this not a "featured photo"? it's s awesome!"
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Extreme Mail-Art

Explain what your most Extreme Mail-Art piece looked of looks like. can be something you sent out or something you received.
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"I keep getting 500-Errors. The last status update on this problem was it was fixed several days ago."
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Linda M Tashker left a comment for Haruna Gaf
"I have never met anyone from Ghana.  Happy to have you as a friend."
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Linda M Tashker left a comment for Ti Ar Raden
"Thanks for the welcome.  Preparing my first mailing.  A little confused. "
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trump card for a new age

mail art collage - 7/18/2016
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William M commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"glad that one reached you fleur! i really like that illustration."
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"Hey Jay. Thanks for the show catalog! It's such a beauty. XO"
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Nouveau projet Mail Art – New Mail Art project : Les migrants – The migrants at DUNKERQUE (FRANCE)

July 3, 2016 at 6pm to May 31, 2017 at 7pm
Art Nouveau projet Mail - Nouveau projet Mail Art: Les migrants - Isolés - Mineurs en Europe, terre promise?Les migrants - Isolated mineurs - l'Europe, Promised Land?Los emigrantes - aislados Menores - ¿Europa, tierra Prometida?Migranten - Unbegleitete Minderjährige - Europa, terres gelobte?Migranti - Minori soli - Europa, terra promessa?Migrantes - Menores isolados - Europa, terra prometida? Format - Taille: Libre - gratuitTechnique - Medium: Libre - gratuitDate de limite - Date limite: 31 mai…See More
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Ti Ar Raden commented on Margreet Beemsterboer's group windows
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Mora Chepin in San Francisco sent me a great piece. "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) is attending Intransferível's event

OPEN CALL - REFLEXIVE [REFLECTIVE] MAIL at reflexivemail.tumblr.com

March 20, 2016 at 1am to October 31, 2016 at 12pm
 (What is Mail Art? Where is Mail Art? Why to make Mail Art?)Deadline: October 31, 2016Sendo to: Caixa Postal 5331 – Porto Alegre/Brasil – CEP 90410-973ANY MEDIA – ANY SIZE – NO LIMITS – NO FEES – NO JURY – NO RETURNAll entries will be exhibited at reflexivemail.tumblr.com and also in a place not chosen yet. Entries will not be returned.For more information or anything else you might need:…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Wiktor Klechowicz's blog post Happy to send out - Digital Card from an A3 Screen Print - Old Glasgow Bus No.9
"Would love to have one, Wiktor...send to Greece! "
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Wiktor Klechowicz commented on Wiktor Klechowicz's blog post Happy to send out - Digital Card from an A3 Screen Print - Old Glasgow Bus No.9
"Glad you like it :) "
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PATRICIA LANDON commented on Wiktor Klechowicz's blog post Happy to send out - Digital Card from an A3 Screen Print - Old Glasgow Bus No.9
"II imagine WARHOL would have been intrigued....he did a lot of prints,simple,bold colors,still♥"
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Ephemera Organization

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Wednesday. 4 Replies

I am finding that the more ephemera I collect the current system I have for organization is starting to not work as well as when I had less material.  How does everybody keep their bits and pieces organized so it doesn't became a disorganized…Continue

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windows

Started by Margreet Beemsterboer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Margreet Beemsterboer Jul 12. 3 Replies

Where did I read about MA with windows?? I did something with windows but cannot find where to send it to...Thnks!Continue

II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme: "My vision for my country"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES Jul 11. 5 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “My vision for my…Continue

CANADApost

Started by carl baker in Mail-Art Information Jul 8. 0 Replies

attention:there is a strike/lockout coming to the canada postal system.be aware that mail will not be moving when this happens.posted here july7/16    more information later.Continue

PROGETTO MOSTRA MAIL ART / Save the museum of “mothers”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jul 6. 0 Replies

PROGETTO MOSTRA MAIL ART    TITOLO:  SALVIAMO IL MUSEO DELLE MADRI   Save the museum of…Continue

Tags: campano, adotta, Vinciguerra, di, madre

DepARTures International Mail Art Call

Started by Solimini Renata in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

https://www.facebook.com/events/628432513987615/Art as a map to find yourself and the meaning of things. The travel, a timeless theme, more than ever current in this time…Continue

windows

Started by Margreet Beemsterboer in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

Where did I read about MA with windows?? I did something with windows but cannot find where to send it to...Thnks!Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Chepín Jul 2. 456 Replies

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

Marcello Diotallevi. Autoritratti formato tessera

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 24. 0 Replies

Galleria Arianna Sartori, MantovaSi è conclusa la personale “Autoritratti formato tessera” dell’artista Marcello Diotallevi, alla Galleria Arianna Sartori di Mantova. Artista di fama internazionale, ritorna per la terza volta ad esporre per il…Continue

Tags: MARCELLO, MANTOVA, DIOTALLEVI, SALERNO, BONGIANI

Barudaks! International Mail Art, Theme : Children

Started by Pandu Purwadi in Mail-Art Projects Jun 22. 0 Replies

Cultures in around the world are different each other, but we can make them unique when mixing them together. Also, Indonesia has diversity in every aspect such as culture and art. This is not big problem, but it's great change for empowerment…Continue

Tags: children, art, mail

 
 
 

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