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Ruud Janssen.Netherlands.07.07.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 23, 2014 at 3:20pm 0 Comments

Wonderful documentation from Ruud...and a special mail art envie...Love It!

awesome color and flow...love the Nederland 8 cent stamp!…

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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 2

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 23, 2014 at 11:24am 1 Comment

Here is the airplane that got blogged in number 1, but was actually part of number 2.…

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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 1

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 23, 2014 at 11:15am 6 Comments

As I know that many of you are excited to finally see number 1, well here it is:

Now number one doesn't mean that…

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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Before number 1

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 23, 2014 at 11:07am 5 Comments

I understand that a full Katerina Nikoltsou Series is heading my way.  I just received the first one which is actually numbered; "Before number 1"…

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Add & Pass from Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 23, 2014 at 3:32am 3 Comments

Eduardo - 7.22.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

July 22, 2014 - Eduardo sent me an add & pass. The add & pass is a distinctive mail-art form popularized by Ray Johnson. Essentially, the add & pass…

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Mail art from Petropetal

Posted by Robin Ryder on July 22, 2014 at 11:24pm 0 Comments



I found these wonderful pieces in my mail several months ago.  Two pieces from Petropetal, the first one:…

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I've moved!

Posted by Fleur Helsingor on July 22, 2014 at 11:16pm 4 Comments

Andrew and I recently moved to a new place in Downtown Oakland. It seemed like it took forever to find a new place, pack, move, and unpack, but now we're both settled in enough to get back to our regular work.

My new mailing address is on my profile page, and I'll repeat it here:

   Fleur Helsingor

   P.O. Box 30571

   Oakland, California

   94604 U.S.A.

My pile of incoming mail art has grown, so it's about time to make for me to make something new to…

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Erni Bar: Normal Empo & Aprikosen Keks Y Hoo

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 22, 2014 at 10:30am 5 Comments

The Day of German Unity is not until the 3rd of October, but Erni seems to have started to celebrate already with apricot biscuits.  Personally I like to cut apricots in half and put them together again.  I know this might sound strange, but it's just one of those little joys in life.  Try it yourself next time you eat an…

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Nadine and Susan

Posted by David Stafford on July 22, 2014 at 5:57am 1 Comment

New Arrivals. Nadine Wendell-Mojica sent me this PeeWee goes Headless pc which I have duly appropriated. Also in the envelope was this:…

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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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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Dharmadada aethetics on July 23rd, 2014 presents this beautiful RANDOM TEMPORARY SIDEWALK  PAPER FLOOR SCULPTURE: "
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John M. Bennett commented on Eduardo Cardoso's group MINIMAL MAIL ART
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John M. Bennett commented on Eduardo Cardoso's group MINIMAL MAIL ART
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Gina Ulgen commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Add & Pass from Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)
"I came across this the other day which may be of interest if you haven't already seen it http://ficciones-typografika.tumblr.com/submission"
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Ruud Janssen.Netherlands.07.07.14

Wonderful documentation from Ruud...and a special mail art envie...Love It!awesome color and flow...love the Nederland 8 cent stamp!…See More
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Found this view in Hamburg city today: "
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David Stafford commented on Jay Block's blog post Imaginary Beauty Pageant from Santa Fe
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De Villo Sloan commented on Josh Ronsen's photo
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"Richard Canard sent me a postcard that said: "Mail-art, by design, will destroy your life." I have always puzzled over that, as I puzzle over this piece by Josh."
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Roberto Bergamo posted a status
"good summer everyone! thanks for the mail that I received and my mailart are already traveling. I hope you will use them not as a fan ;)"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Today in the city: One gets faily hungry from practising urban exploration. I found some deranged bicycles plus parts of them and quickly arranged a small sidewalk sculpture: "
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Roberto Bergamo left a comment for Susan McAllister
"thank you so much for your lovely mail art :) I will send you as soon as something of mine. greetings from italy. sorry for my english"
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Erni Bär commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 1
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Roberto Bergamo left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"σας ευχαριστώ!!! grazie per la tua splendida mail art :) I will send you soon"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Add & Pass from Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)
"Hi Gina, thanks. Eduardo is an excellent visual poet so it seemed appropriate to add something language-centered. The Add & Pass is certainly alive and well. I think it's important not to impose rules because it's very likely the lack…"
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Erni Bär commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 1
"The woman who never threw anything away."
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Suus in Mokum's photo
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"Ooooooooooooooh: joined up punnekins on the right!"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Diane Keys's group All Things Trashpo
"This is priceless. We now have D-Kanines and U-Kanines. There are D-Kats as well. Yes, Snooky is one of the few recognized trash dogs to date. Martha raises another issue. She has floated her own currency. This is in addition to the already…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 2
"Well, there will be a few more planes..."fly" as that in-flight magazine was super thick and filled with mail art omens, right, In Seine? Thanks for blogging these..let's see how the series ends..hahaha!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 1
"Right...this one was with sticky bar codes that come on the sheets of Greek postage stamps... (I never throw away ANYTHING!) Always have a card or two handy to stick the bar codes on ...as they cannot get on the envelope, the Greek Post machine…"
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan yesterday. 5 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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