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Neil Gordon, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on December 17, 2014 at 11:29pm 0 Comments

Thank you!

Mizael

Posted by Petrolpetal on December 17, 2014 at 7:00pm 3 Comments

Borderline Grafix

Posted by MOAN LISA on December 17, 2014 at 6:16pm 1 Comment

A CASE OF CARD REFUSAL AND PECAN PIE

Posted by Erni Bär on December 17, 2014 at 6:08pm 1 Comment

Second mail art piece of today is from Wentzville, Missouri:…

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2014 - THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT

Posted by Erni Bär on December 17, 2014 at 4:16pm 2 Comments

I don't know how it's been with you, but I definitely made it. Contact, I mean. With what or whom you may ask. Well, look at this, please. It was in my letterbox today brightening up this dark'n' rainy day in December:…

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T Dignard

Posted by Petrolpetal on December 17, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Christmas Twister from Paris hits Thessaloniki

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 17, 2014 at 1:03pm 3 Comments

It blew in to the city from the Artist in Seine!

..with a "Twist" :-)...(like we did last summer...yay...)…

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Linda French: I was just thinking about something

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on December 17, 2014 at 11:08am 1 Comment

My very first mail art piece from Linda French.  It was well received here in Paris…

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Katerina Nikoltsou: Double Christmas

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on December 17, 2014 at 10:00am 5 Comments

One of these is a real Christmas card, and the other is an original Any Worhaul.

Have you…

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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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De Villo Sloan commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"I noticed TrashPo Litzers were awarded in 2012 and 2013 to Angie & Snooker and Dustin de Wind for Elgin Mansion Xmas tree decorations. Anyone who has seen the pic of this year's tree on FB has got to be pretty depressed when you consider…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"SSP (Shameless Self Promotion) Show and Tell: Michael Jacobson posted new asemic work by me at the New Post-Literate blog. http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/2014/12/1-from-de-villo-sloan.html Thanks Richard, Nancy, Susan M. - Meeah has been…"
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David Stafford left a comment for Petrolpetal
"No, no, thank you for your printwork.....outstanding stuff..."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Erni Bar: Tin Box
"Can't wait to see In Seine's Royal Mail letter box...piggy bank. ...'gotta a metal US Mail post box..vintage bank  here :-) "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Erni Bar: Tin Box
"Oh! In Seine got the bear-bag???  And very nice tin boxes, too? Ok, it's "Paris" and Frenchy :-) But the Edmund Twins are sad: they had "elpida" for that bear-bag :-("
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"Saludos cordiales querida Viviana, gracias por la hermosa imagen que dejaste en mi muro, todavía estoy un poco perdido con el funcionamiento de esta pagina pero pronto voy a agarrar la onda y te envió también una imagen, saludos"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's blog post A CASE OF CARD REFUSAL AND PECAN PIE
"That's an amazing envelope from Mary! (it really needed $4.16 postage? That seems very expensive) But a tremendously fantastic art work inside! Thanks for blogging this, Erni."
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Richard Canard commented on Petrolpetal's blog post Mizael
"!7.12.14 Dare Valentine Marking Man (via Ms. Petropetal), ... If I'm not mistaken, a "Mizael" is one of those rough & tumble American Football Players (Viva ah la Mexico!!!!) with the heart of an artiste. ....Plus, I still…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Petrolpetal's blog post Mizael
" Mizael Contreras...Mail Artist in Mexico. Lover of Circles it seems! Simple...awesome."
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Ti Ar Raden replied to Ti Ar Raden's discussion Organizing incoming MailArt
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Vesica Piscis Stencil

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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden 4 hours ago. 8 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 jon foster yesterday. 17 Replies

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

PADIGLIONE TIBET / BIENNALE DEL FIN DEL MUNDO - Centro Cultural Unzue - Mar del Plata – Argentina

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Dec 11. 0 Replies

BIENNALE DEL FIN DEL MUNDO  IV edizione 2014/2015direttore artistico: Massimo ScaringellaItalia Paese invitato d'onoreProgetto speciale…Continue

Tags: Plata, Padiglione, Ruggero, Tibet, del

"Mise en Boite" - Christine A. Tarantino, 1948-2012

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Giovanni Bonanno Dec 7. 6 Replies

"Mise En Boite" Collettiva…Continue

Tags: Salerno, Ophen, Mail, Sandro, Spazio

Christine A. Tarantino / "MISE EN BOITE / Quasi un’opera collettiva"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 4. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105 – Salerno  "MISE EN BOITE / Quasi un’opera collettiva"MOSTRA  COLLETTIVA INTERNAZIONALE dedicata a  Christine  Tarantinoa cura di  Giovanni  BonannoTesto critico  di  Douglas  Dawson 7 dicembre…Continue

Tags: Bonanno, Archivio, Giovanni, Italia, Art

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale "MISE EN BOITE / Quasi un’opera collettiva" dedicata a Christine Anne Tarantino.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 4. 0 Replies

Biography of Christine Anne Tarantino(1948 - 2012)"My soul is a poem in bloom." Christine Tarantino, 64, of Wendell, Massachusetts, died on December 7, 2012 at Hospice of the Fisher Home in North Amherst, Massachusetts. She leaves her loving…Continue

Tags: Bonanno, Archivio, Giovanni, Italia, Art

 
 
 

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