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Matthew Stolte sends a packet full

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 26, 2014 at 9:51am 0 Comments

Stamping on the evelope is...? and inside is this "letter" stamped-collage card...great colors:

Matthew uses found…

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Heleen sends ORANGE for mail art making

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 26, 2014 at 9:46am 0 Comments

Heleen says that there is no mail art inside, 

but the envelope is a work of art…

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Music Teacher from Oshkosh turning 98 send b-day cards

Posted by Angie & Snooky on October 25, 2014 at 11:45pm 1 Comment

Students & friends of Fred Leist ---
Fred is celebrating is 98th birthday on November 25; Sue, his daughter, would like to surprise him with lots of cards!!
Please send the cards to:

Mr. Fred Leist
c/o Sue Wilson 
West 6915 King Row
Poynette, WI 53955

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. LEIST!

FAB Collage by R.F. Cote (Sainte-Flavie, Quebec, Canada)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 25, 2014 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

RF Cote - 10.25.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member R.F. Cote (Sainte-Flavie, Quebec, Canada)

October 25, 2015 - R.F. Cote sent me a stunning, original collage. This large postcard-size work is very topical as anyone…

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The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2014 at 9:30pm 6 Comments

Carina - 10.24.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

October 24, 2014 - I certainly do not want to take the role of someone's mother, but I finally received mail-art from Carina Granlund. I…

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Postal Strike

Posted by Cuan Miles on October 24, 2014 at 8:03pm 3 Comments

Please understand and feel our frustration.  The South African Post Office workers have been striking for the past ten weeks with no end in sight.…

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keith chambers poemailart

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:33pm 6 Comments

is he the man is named Keith?…

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Claudia Garcia

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:27pm 1 Comment

R…

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NBA? no NSA? NO NBS? Yes!

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:02pm 1 Comment

Thanks Nancy!

Susan McAllister's trashtapestry arrives even more perfect

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on October 24, 2014 at 6:11pm 4 Comments

Maybe it's a Zen Garden… whatever you want to call 74 1601, as far as I'm concerned it's an aesthetic triumph that beat it's way from California, taking TEN days to arrive as a postcard! Mail…

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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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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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joachim left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"In 1983 I already lived in Venray (also Limburg), before I moved in 1986 to Amsterdam. Before Cadier I lived in the States btw; first in San Marcos Ca., and after in SD. I came back to the Netherlands in 1981"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Beautiful water and trees on envelope from Heleen de Vaan "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"That's a fantastic "textured" ORANGE 3-D envelope from Ruud, Heleen! And many thanks for all the ORANGE mail art omens you sent xxx see blog: Heleen sends ORANGE for mail art making"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Angie & Snooky's blog post Music Teacher from Oshkosh turning 98 send b-day cards
"Wow! Will definitely send some musical mail art greetings  to young Fred! XRONIA POLLA to Mr. Leist on Nov. 25! Special!!  "
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K.S. Chambers left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"Bonjour Richard, I received your envelope this past week; much fun. I posted the back panel on the envelopes group page. Fantastic. Your lettering is premier. Thank you very much. See you in the mail."
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K.S. Chambers commented on Frieder Speck's blog post keith chambers poemailart
"Yes, dada lives on, but perhaps not in the original political sense. More in the anti-art, anti-establishment sense [gee, kind of like mail art ;]. I do adore art, but loath the pomp that seems to follow it around. In my poem above, the word Ruba…"
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Ti Ar Raden commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"Vaux le Vicomte 25 Oct 2014 - Geese"
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Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for Ricardo G. Silveira
"You obviously have both! Do these take a long time to create?"
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Erni Bär commented on Frieder Speck's blog post keith chambers poemailart
"Well, the word "hurga" is so to speak nothing, it has no meaning, it's just sound - at least in German or Russian). It was introduced by famous German comedian Otto Waalkes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Waalkes) in his second…"
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K.S. Chambers commented on Frieder Speck's blog post keith chambers poemailart
"Ya, K.S. = Keith S. What is Hurga? En Español it means to rummage or "poke" around . . . hurga . . . ¿"
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carl baker commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group Painting+Drawing=Mail Art
"from painting series 2001, watercolor on handmade paper."
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carl baker commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"an altered postcard, please return>"
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K.S. Chambers left a comment for Kit Gonzales Moore
"Received your Jolly Halloween envelope today. Fantastic! Love the drawings, thank you."
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati on Thursday. 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 on Wednesday. 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

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Oct 18. 4 Replies

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