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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 1

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 22, 2014 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

As I know that many of you are excited to finally see number 1, well here it is:

Now number one doesn't mean that it is number one.  It simply means that it is the one after "before one" which arrived yesterday.  Hold your hand up if you are still following.…

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Erni Bar: Normal Empo & Aprikosen Keks Y Hoo

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 22, 2014 at 10:30am 5 Comments

The Day of German Unity is not until the 3rd of October, but Erni seems to have started to celebrate already with apricot biscuits.  Personally I like to cut apricots in half and put them together again.  I know this might sound strange, but it's just one of those little joys in life.  Try it yourself next time you eat an…

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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Before number 1

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 22, 2014 at 10:26am 4 Comments

I understand that a full Katerina Nikoltsou Series is heading my way.  I just received the first one which is actually numbered; "Before number 1"

I'm not sure why "Barcodes are human ... Time"  is before number one. …

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Nadine and Susan

Posted by David Stafford on July 22, 2014 at 5:57am 0 Comments

New Arrivals. Nadine Wendell-Mojica sent me this PeeWee goes Headless pc which I have duly appropriated. Also in the envelope was this:…

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Holism by Chrissy Core aka DaDa Witch (Courtenay, British Columbia, CanaDaDa)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 21, 2014 at 6:39pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by Chrissy Core aka DaDa Witch (Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada)

July 21, 2014 - This postcard-size piece from Chrissy Core reveals her DaDa roots. I will even venture to pronounce this a fine example of…

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ERNI BÄR FAN CLUB DAY CASTS A LONG SHADOW FROM THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS

Posted by Erni Bär on July 21, 2014 at 12:01pm 11 Comments

Is this the EBFC Day aftermath? Not exactly. The package that cost the sender 35,25 $ US went to Main Customs Office of Saarbrücken, close to the French border. How long did the inspection take those guys nobody knows but at least a couple of days. Having been posted on July 1st it should have made it in time to Hamburg - well, the vicissitudes of life! Who doesn't know about them?…

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new mail

Posted by Jack Oudyn on July 21, 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Thank you Adrienne, for the great envelope and beautiful contents. Your collages are superb! Love the bears bum! Unfortunately we only have cuddly koalas here.…

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Amy, Moan Lisa and Katerina

Posted by David Stafford on July 20, 2014 at 10:55pm 4 Comments

Amy Irwen sent me this CD with a duality all its own. On one side dire straits: time bombs and menacing shadowy figures, on the other the Fear No Art mandala, emerging from the center of a Frank Zappa vortex, all hand-made, which means many hours dipping into the gigantic vat of Mod Podge Amy keeps by…

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Larry Marotta, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on July 20, 2014 at 3:37am 0 Comments

I received this out of the blue.  The blue in this piece is blue velvet.  I would call this NeoTrashpo.  Latex Free!

Thank you…

Miracle Mind Mender from Not Hi Ng (San Pablo, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 19, 2014 at 9:13pm 7 Comments

Not - 7.19.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Not Hi Ng (San Pablo, California, USA)

July 19, 2014 - In my ongoing archival efforts, I came across a box of mail-art received in early 2013 that was never blogged or documented. Some real treasures…

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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) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 1
"Officially, this #1 begins the "last-of-Greek-envelopes" series... They were made last week, a few from an in-flight magazine, obviously... and were posted July 16...a day before airplane images filled our TV news. "
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ERGY DRINK (2014)

Gefundene, platt gefahrene Getränkedosen auf Holzplatte genagelt. Ein Stück gefundenes, rostiges Flacheisen hinzugefügt (Found crushed cans nailed on wooden plate. one found piece of rusty flat iron added).
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This group aims to Locate, Gather and Connect all the Mail Artists using Painting and Drawing techniques as prevalent in his works, not excluding of course others, but not so relevant in his creationsSee More
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"This is tremendous. Needs to get posted where it gets seen, but I'm not sure where that is....."
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Erni Bär replied to Heleen de Vaan's discussion Edmund arrived in Amstelland, too! in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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Amy Irwen commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blog #1000 !!! It's a BLOG JAM! Yay! SIX (6) in the mailbox, postbox, letterbox
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan 7 hours ago. 5 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

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

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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