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new mail from South Africa

Posted by Jack Oudyn on October 31, 2014 at 12:37pm 0 Comments

Thank you Petropetal for your beautiful hand made cards.…

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It is THAT TIME :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 31, 2014 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Happy Halloween to those across the Big Pond!

(from Vizma in Oz...)…

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It's That (almost) Time!!!!!!

Posted by Diane Keys on October 31, 2014 at 11:56am 2 Comments

The Barfa…
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Stan Askew arrives down under

Posted by Jack Oudyn on October 31, 2014 at 3:10am 0 Comments

Thank you Stan for the surprise card and mail art. It is always great to be surprised when visiting the letterbox. I'll be very sorry when the postie is a thing of the past but fear that that's where we are headed very quickly.

So make the most of snail mail while we can!!!…

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Susan McAllister: To Be or Not to Be

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 31, 2014 at 1:00am 1 Comment

To Be or Not to Be Susan is really the question.  If I could, I would.  I'm always fascinated with Susan's bold style and imagination. …

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Carina, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on October 30, 2014 at 10:39pm 0 Comments

I guess snow is around the corner in Find Finland.  Thank you!…

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BAVARIAN FISH RISING

Posted by Erni Bär on October 30, 2014 at 9:25pm 4 Comments

Today the postman rang only once and delivered among other normal sendings this bulky package:…

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Last Guido mail.

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on October 30, 2014 at 8:57pm 1 Comment

It's time to catch up on sending out Mail Art to people who've so generously sent me mail. I have a container on my studio table where I put that mail. Today, going through it, I came across my last mail from Guido. It arrived in August. I hadn't opened it. Why, I can't remember. Opening it today was bitter sweet -…

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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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"This is such a cool idea! I have been hoarding some leaves and dried flowers trying to discover a cool way of incorporating them in my work. I think this is a wonderful solution! Thank you for posting! ^_^"
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De Villo Sloan left a comment for De Villo Sloan
"Thanks BUT that's Dark wall's old account before he was driven out of IUOMA by the Elderkunst (one extremely nasty old bastard in particular). It is Dark wall's birthday, bui not mine. Dark wall is gone."
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Rebecca Guyver left a comment for De Villo Sloan
"I noticed this one!  Happy Birthday. It's Indian summer here.  People in short sleeved shirts  in pubs. Hope similar over there."
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Lynn Radford commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
":D So glad, Jan! Love the Jack 'o Oranges, Katerina! Glad you liked the video, Angie! 70's Saturday Morning shows were the best! :D "
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Mail Art Martha commented on Diane Keys's group All Things Trashpo
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"Beautiful idea, Jeanne!"
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Front Door Gallery OCT 14

"I am sorry Carina, now that the light is fading it is not easy to get an even picture, the reflections on the glass  make it difficult, but it is really there and the back can be seen from the inside."
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Borderline Grafix commented on Diane Keys's group All Things Trashpo
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Frieder Speck left a comment for De Villo Sloan
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
"Three more starting with: "Les Compagnons", a collage of wood-cuts by Roger Grillon, from the novel "Les Compagnons de la Houte", by Maurice Constantin-Weber Next is "Dingley", a collage of wood-cuts by Ch. J. Hallo,…"
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Jan Hodgman commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Here's the back of an envelope from Richard Baudet---alpha-asemic-bet?? Quite splendid, thank you, Richard: : "
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Jan Hodgman commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Yes, My Citrus Square Dance Do-si-doed into my mailbox, too! Thanks, Lynn---I love this! "
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Mim Golub Scalin
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Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by jon foster on Tuesday. 6 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati Oct 23. 382 Replies

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

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON Oct 19. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Oct 18. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Art on the Address side of Postcards?

Started by Dawn Mudore in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Oct 13. 20 Replies

I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue

 
 
 

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