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Fabulous Stamp Collage

Posted by Jan Hodgman on October 21, 2019 at 1:08am 1 Comment

from Ilya in Moscow:

recent entries for Ray Johnson show

Posted by Mick Boyle on October 20, 2019 at 7:40am 0 Comments

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Roberto Scala…

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Anatomy of a pop up

Posted by Denise Woodward on October 19, 2019 at 5:04pm 1 Comment

As many of my friends know, I love pop ups.  Here is a short post about my process.

I start by creating a mock up with plain white card stock.  Sometimes I scribble some color on it in pencil in order to help me visualize the final piece.

Next, I take careful measurements and make notes.…

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Burned Piano

Posted by Denise Woodward on October 19, 2019 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

One of our local print newspapers published some adverts from the early 1900's.  Some were quite curious and fun to use in collage.  Imagine all of the fun things one could do with a burned piano!

You In Need?

Posted by jon foster on October 18, 2019 at 4:16pm 0 Comments

Add Your Address / Share / DO IT!

Posted by jon foster on October 18, 2019 at 4:09pm 3 Comments

Hola homies!

I've been curating a list of mail-art addresses for the past year, just an easy to use resource for newbies and oldbies alike. Feel free to add your address to the comments section on the blog. If you like the project feel free to share it on social media, with a carrier pigeon, etc.

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Postal Disinformation by Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 18, 2019 at 3:27am 1 Comment

Mail art by IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

 

October 17, 2019 - Is it the Year of the Pig? The Year of the Monkey? Mail artists are always aware of astrology & numerology. But at the MinXus-Lynxus blog the Year of the Mink never arrives. Other critters are for wranglin’ or shootin’ not countin’.

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Mail Art Martha commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
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Mail Art Archives

Some Mail-Artists have been doing Mail-Art for a longer time and have saved all they get in, documented what they sent out, collected books, magazines and documentations, and before they knew it were the owner of a Mail Art Archive. Tell us more...
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Mail-Art and Money

"Mail-Art and Money don't Mix" is what Lon Spiegelman wrote in the 80-ies. Are these views still shared by the current generation of mail-artists?
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Artist Trading Card Exhibit at Innisfil Ontario

October 21, 2019 at 6pm to January 31, 2020 at 7pm
In the new year January through April 2020 I will be holding an exhibition of my Artist Trading Card collection in two libraries, January-February at the Cookstown Library and March-April at the Lakeshore branch library here in Ontario Canada. If…See More
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ArtbyJac left a comment for res nullius aka. "res"
"Thank you for the kind comment about my work. I didn't think anyone liked em, so I quit makin em."
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"Thanks so much for taking the time to read my "blog" post, res!"
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Renee Brandow commented on MoriceMarcuse's event A Island Far Far Away Tristan Da Cunha Project
"I'll be sending in a few days. "
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A Island Far Far Away Tristan Da Cunha Project at Tristan da Chuna South Atlantic Ocean

January 28, 2024 at 6pm to January 26, 2025 at 7pm
Tristan Da Cunha is an Island Far Far Away There is a People and a Post Office the Project is to send some artwork to create a permanent exhibition on the Island for them and for all who will pass by to visit the Island.No Limitation on Themes,…See More
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Artist Trading Card Exhibit at Innisfil Ontario

October 21, 2019 at 6pm to January 31, 2020 at 7pm
In the new year January through April 2020 I will be holding an exhibition of my Artist Trading Card collection in two libraries, January-February at the Cookstown Library and March-April at the Lakeshore branch library here in Ontario Canada. If…See More
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Erin Young commented on Erin Young's group The Gashlycrumb Tinies Theme
"Thank you Helen de Vaan. Sorry for the late reply "
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Erin Young updated an event

The Gashlycrumb Tinies OPEN ART CALL at Canada

March 17, 2019 at 6pm to February 29, 2020 at 7pm
The Gashlycrumb Tinies Open Call for Mail Art.Reviving my old I.U.O.M.A group into an open call. Exhibit to be held next year. Date, time, place to be determined. EDIT. The exhibit will be shown in Portugal first. Than all pieces will make their way…See More
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Jan Hodgman commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"from Cherub, embossed and stamped, so colorfully!"
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Jan Hodgman commented on Jean Jackson's group ENVELOPES ONLY
"from Cherub, embossed and stamped:"
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Fabulous Stamp Collage

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Renee Brandow posted photos
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Mary Anne commented on Sharon Silverman's event 50 MAILART BOOKS
"We are all rooting for you, I am sure."
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Sharon Silverman commented on Sharon Silverman's event 50 MAILART BOOKS
"Many people have been wondering about the 50 MailArt Books Project. My computer crashed and I have been unable to retrieve my artwork and photos. This has been very upsetting to me. I have to save up money to purchase a new computer....so for now,…"
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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" on Thursday. 47 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" on Wednesday. 23 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bill Lowenburg Oct 9. 4 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Adam Roussopoulos Sep 28. 527 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Sep 25. 18 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers Sep 18. 10 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

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