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Why I have 2 accounts...

Posted by Neil Gordon on March 30, 2015 at 5:17pm 0 Comments

My computer got totally taken over by hackers, i am using a new"used" one thank god! I cannot get into my old email accounts and IOUMA account etc. I would appreciate all my old friends and new find me!!!!! All the BEST! Neil

Kim from Korea was in Oz with Viz!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:50pm 0 Comments

That's what they say in Aussie Land:

and it is a very funny card!…

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Magic musical mail art from Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

and BLUE, of course :-) from Louise Heroux,

with lovely postage stamps, and a note about the joy of art in-the…

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Banana Art? or not? from Regan in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Ok, Regan Shrumm may be a new member of the Banana Band

and she is very intelligent in the way of Bananas:…

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Mail Art/ Photo exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:35pm 5 Comments

Many IUOMA mail artists are on display at Tettix Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Georgia…

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Mail Art IN - Italy, Lorella

Posted by Suus in Mokum on March 30, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

... tassels of 'melange coloured' yarn. New blog here…

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Anna Banana: Invite to a show

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 29, 2015 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Forty-five years of Anna Banana!   So we'll have to think up something quick. Thanks Anna for putting me on the…

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Correspondence Art by Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 29, 2015 at 3:34pm 6 Comments

Thomas - 3.28.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

March 29, 2015 - Mail art by Thomas Brown is witty, ironic and – as these pieces indicate – often text centered. He does visual art…

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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........

Today online on Ning there are almost 4000 members....

 

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Why I have 2 accounts...

My computer got totally taken over by hackers, i am using a new"used" one thank god! I cannot get into my old email accounts and IOUMA account etc. I would appreciate all my old friends and new find me!!!!! All the BEST! NeilSee More
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Domingos Martins International Mail Art Exhibition at Brazil

March 30, 2015 at 6pm to October 1, 2015 at 7pm
Subject: Good Emotions  Send us an artwork with a word that means a good emotion written in your native language. For example: love, happiness, sympathy... Open call to artists from all nationalities.The entries are free. Format: 10 x 15 cm (4"x6") Modalities: painting, drawing, photography, assemblage, printmaking.  The exhibition will be opened in November 2015, at Centro Cultural de Domingos Martins' Art Gallery, in Domingos Martins, Brazil. No return. All the artworks will be exhibited online too.http://mailartdm.blogspot.com.br/ Please, write on the back of the paper your name, e-mail, city and country.  Deadline: October 1st, 2015   Send the mail art to: Gislane Casotti Rua Arthur Bernardes, 300,  Praia da Costa  Vila Velha-ES  CEP 29101-180 BRAZILSee More
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

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Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel on Tuesday. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 15. 0 Replies

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Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

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Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

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I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

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