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Portuguese Cowpokes & Other Possible Directions by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on August 23, 2014 at 8:35pm 0 Comments

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

August 23, 2014 - Fave correspondent Carina Granlund had a busy summer, including a trip to Portugal. She perused book markets in search of comics and other…

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Cascadia ArtPost sends special artistamp notice

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2014 at 4:55pm 0 Comments

Very important card for the originator of the term "artistamp":  Michael Bidner.

Nice artistamps!…

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CAT MAIL? from that guy in Anaheim

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2014 at 2:11pm 3 Comments

California, USA...from Keith Chambers:-) Meow...or agraaaaaa!

thank you, Keith.…

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Claudia Garcia in Argentina sends little origami creatures plus more!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2014 at 2:02pm 2 Comments

Very nice "musical", blue and white, envelope arrived from Claudia

and these cute little creatures fell…

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Heleen de Vaan: Fish in Seine

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 23, 2014 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Another wonderful illustration from Heleen.  The master of the ink pen, and goddess of the water colour.…

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Snail Mail here from Josh Ronsen

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2014 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

This guy is looking for some production funds!

Might be a super new invention!!!…

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DADANAUTIK IS NO FAKE

Posted by Erni Bär on August 23, 2014 at 7:10am 3 Comments

He's real, very real! So real that I found this large envelope in the letterbox yesterday but didn't get myself together enough to blog the contents of it:…

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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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Portuguese Cowpokes & Other Possible Directions by Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)August 23, 2014 - Fave correspondent Carina Granlund had a busy summer, including a trip to Portugal. She perused book markets in search of comics and other ephemera. In an absolutely stuffed mail-art package I received from her, she included this altered, pulp cowboy book she found that connects wonderfully with MinXus-Lynxus themes and symbols. I…See More
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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C 21 hours ago. 15 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Laura Elizabeth yesterday. 377 Replies

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

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci on Monday. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 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

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

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