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Amy Irwen: Batz Fly at nite

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 3, 2015 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Amy bats a homerun with this one.  Wonderful texture that doesn't show up too well on the scan.  Just take my word for it, this…

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Keith S Chambers:OLL

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 3, 2015 at 9:24am 3 Comments

OK OK, Keith got the LOL wrong, but who are we to say that "Out Loud Laugh" doesn't make sense.  Of course I always thought that LOL meant "Lots Of Love", or in Keith's terms; "Of Love Lots". Anyway the story gets better because clean socks is where it's at.…

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Linverted Jenny

Posted by FinnBadger on March 3, 2015 at 1:30am 0 Comments

This is Linda F's version of upside down Jenny.

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Mim: Tiny Town trading card.

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 3, 2015 at 12:35am 2 Comments

A new series, a new format, and a new theme.  Mim has gone Bananas all the way. Thank you Mim for this…

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Stick Around for Joel Cohen aka The Sticker Dude (NY, NY, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 2, 2015 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Joel - 3.1.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Joel S. Cohen aka The Sticker Dude (New York, New York, USA)

March 2, 2015 - Today I am again thrilled to be able to share with you absolutely FAB work by yet another Eternal Network…

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Mail Art IN - USA, Spopod

Posted by Suus in Mokum on March 2, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Doodle kind of town... New blog here ->

past mail art from Jon Foster USA

Posted by Tomoe N on March 2, 2015 at 7:37am 0 Comments

past mail art from Jon Foster USA…

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mail art JF Chapelle 2012

Posted by Tomoe N on March 2, 2015 at 7:36am 0 Comments

mail art JF Chapelle 2012

One of my mail contents to Moan Lisa...

Posted by Tomoe N on March 2, 2015 at 6:39am 0 Comments

Other side is a print of Marilyn on Banana for his Fake Andy…

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My mail to Kris Naylor

Posted by Tomoe N on March 2, 2015 at 6:37am 0 Comments

info IUOMA

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 almost 4000 members....

 

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Project Smile - Poland (Mail-Art Mafia) at Poland

December 12, 2014 at 6pm to December 12, 2015 at 7pm
MailArt Mafia "HIT"Theme : SmilesSize : unrestrictedG rated......................Mailto:Project Smilec/oMarek Wysoczynskikrzywoustego 22/1480360 gdanskPoland .....................(A recent blurb about Marek)A firm believer in the power of a smile in changing outcomes amid the most unbearable situations, Marek Wysoczynski from Poland, the initiator of the idea of a roaming exhibition, has been collecting smiles for several years now. The exhibition was already on show in different countries like Mexico, Italy, Poland, Sri Lanka. Ambassadors and representatives from different countries were present at the launching of the event . To name but a few: Polish Ambassador,Mr. Piotr Puchta and his spouse, , Austrian Ambassador, Dr. Thomas Nader, Canadian Ambassador Mr. Ferry de Kerckhove, , Mr. European Union Ambassador, and high-ranking diplomatic officials from Angola, Macedonia, and Turkey. Also present were…See More
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Amy Irwen commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Amy Irwen: Batz Fly at nite
"Dean, I think I saw your tucker art on the FB tucker fan page...maybe I can post the link... Thank you for posting..I am having fun with some new work...it is a bit darker..."
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Last Supper

"And THAT reminds me of a _faux pas_ my Father made at table one night concerning a pie my Mom had made. He was a Chemical Engineer and worked for a prominent maker of film and cameras. He said [something like] "At work, we would call this a…"
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Amy Irwen commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Amy Irwen: Batz Fly at nite
"Kat...Moan Lisa made the stamp for me.. "Mermaid.Pink" is a blog spot...I am on it but I don't know how to use it! I love it also!"
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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kerri Pullo 6 hours ago. 18 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by dystatic Feb 21. 397 Replies

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

Mail Art Project / CARD MUSEO DIOTTI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Feb 19. 0 Replies

INVITO MAIL ART- CARDMuseo Diotti di  Casalmaggiore (CR)…Continue

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Le Petit Prince - Mail Art - The Little Prince

Started by Yana Yaroshevskaya in Mail-Art Projects Feb 18. 0 Replies

2015, announced as a year of literature in Russia, will go under the…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art Feb 18. 0 Replies

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Feb 18. 36 Replies

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

 
 
 

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