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SELVAGE PROJECT

Posted by PATRICIA LANDON on October 1, 2016 at 3:26am 0 Comments

First alter and return stamp selvage p.c's are out in the mail as they are returned will be posting here.

Scanner says no

Posted by FinnBadger on October 1, 2016 at 12:00am 2 Comments

...to neon.

In from Jon…



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Allan sends a sheet of Bwrds

Posted by Jay Block on September 30, 2016 at 9:10pm 3 Comments

Mike Dickau Stamps are Trumps

Posted by Jay Block on September 30, 2016 at 9:09pm 0 Comments

J.A.D. Media Bits and Jan Hodgman

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 30, 2016 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

J.A.D.'s 'Istanbul'--mysterious, lovely, seems to belong…

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Peachy Time by Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by Ana Kawajiri on September 30, 2016 at 5:50pm 0 Comments

This peachy summery…

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Photozine from Mike Dyar

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 30, 2016 at 10:11am 1 Comment

An A4 size collection of photos by Mike Dyar,…

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2 small photos by J.A.D.

Posted by Aaron M. on September 30, 2016 at 12:54am 0 Comments

I got these rad two pieces almost 2 full months ago, but am just now…

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Gordian by Cristian Sima

Posted by Ana Kawajiri on September 29, 2016 at 9:26pm 1 Comment

Sent from Romania back in July 2012.  Original…

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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 over 4400 members....

 

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PATRICIA LANDON posted a blog post

SELVAGE PROJECT

First alter and return stamp selvage p.c's are out in the mail as they are returned will be posting here.See More
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Jason C. Motsch posted a status
"The photo and mail art below are from Ficus Strangulensis. Super cool! Thanks, Ficus!!"
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Jason C. Motsch posted photos
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FinnBadger commented on Jay Block's blog post Allan sends a sheet of Bwrds
"Wow. These are incredibly creative, and unusual."
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FinnBadger commented on FinnBadger's blog post Scanner says no
"Possibly something to do with the way a scan is taken, as the scanner doesn't accurately capture metallic colors either."
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Jay Block commented on Susan Barton's blog post Stunning Collage Postcard Sent by Jay Block - What a WONDERFUL Surprise!
"Glad it arrived... best"
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carl baker commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"embossed print, no ink"
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DKULT commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Russian not Greek DKult
"Hey Dean!!  nope, the grapflop came from Elgin, IL-where there is no beach in sight!!  just tackiness. I am just now helping my son send some naked mail to Mars Tokyo. I will make sure the DM School of the bold lives on!!!  we have to…"
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Thom Courcelle commented on FinnBadger's blog post Scanner says no
"Do you know, I have that same problem with neon colors on our home scanner. I wonder why that is...too much stimulation for the scanner receptors to handle? Great piece from Jon!"
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Thom Courcelle commented on Jay Block's blog post Allan sends a sheet of Bwrds
"Aren't those just beautiful! Nice!"
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FinnBadger commented on FinnBadger's event Year of the Monkey Mail Art Call
"Fire from Thom Fire!"
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FinnBadger posted a blog post

Scanner says no

...to neon.In from Jon The scanner did not like the neon on the front   Here's a photo to show the difference.…See More
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Bradford posted photos
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Suzanne Jarvis left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"This is great Richard :-) Will get something out to you shortly. Your collection must be amazing !  "
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Suzanne Jarvis posted a status
"Thank you Mellissa Wand :-) for such a lovely welcome to IUOMA."
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stripygoose commented on Jay Block's blog post Allan sends a sheet of Bwrds
"Fabulous!"
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stripygoose posted photos
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Thomas Brown posted a status
"Don't send me any more mail art. I'm getting out of the business."
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by anamerari on Wednesday. 464 Replies

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

Artposto's "wee books"

Started by Chris Dodge in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Sep 24. 3 Replies

Hello, all.I wonder if anyone here knows the whereabouts of the artists' book collection of Artoposto (Dorothy Harris). I understand that she died in 2005. In the eighties I had the pleasure of visiting Dorothy in Atlanta and seeing (and holding and…Continue

Ephemera Organization

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by Alana Schlotter Sep 20. 13 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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my movies

Started by Neil Leach in Mail-Art Projects Sep 7. 0 Replies

a smallish slice of my viewed film catalog :http://letterboxd.com/mithrenn/films/page where i post CURRENT movie reviews :…Continue

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by xx Jones Sep 3. 40 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

TRASH

Started by MISS NOMA in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bradford Sep 2. 6 Replies

TRASH PO ANTI FRENCH ? SURELY NOT ? PARISIAN DADA ? NOUVEAU REALISME ?

IUOMA en NING

Started by Maria Consuelo Guacuto Blanco in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

It would be a real pity , no other sites like this? if that percentage rise this year and will be next year , look for alternatives. A hug to everyone .Continue

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

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