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Asemic Object Poem by Chaya-Malkah Frank (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on January 28, 2020 at 3:30am 0 Comments

                                                                   Asemic object poem by Chaya-Malkah Frank (Columbus, Ohio, USA)…

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From Carmen Kennedy .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on January 27, 2020 at 9:37pm 1 Comment

Carmen Kenneday sends mail art goodies

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 26, 2020 at 4:29pm 1 Comment

Nice envelope of mail art omens arrived in Greece!

An Add/Pass, naturally :-) ...added and on its  way. 

My mail art card happily recycled, "added 'n returned" .

'Makes the…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"BORING POSTCARD WITH TWO MATCHING BORING STAMPS This is a Boring Postcard of the former European Parliament building in Strasbourg, France, where I spent many happy hours and days when I was a lobbyist. The intersting (sic) thing about this is that…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"From Paul Simon's Kodachrome: "When I think backOn all the crap I learned in high schoolIt's a wonderI can think at allAnd though my lack of educationHasn't hurt me noneI can read the writing on the wall" Here are two Boring…"
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John M. Bennett commented on MISS NOMA's group ThE/ CuT-UP/ TecHNiQUE/
"I've just learned that there's a very good chance the visual will be in color, but time will tell for sure"
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Ficus strangulensis commented on MISS NOMA's group ThE/ CuT-UP/ TecHNiQUE/
"John, There's a place to leave the author questions/comments at the link DVS posted."
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Carmen Kennedy replied to Alexander Limarev's discussion Call in the group ArtiStamps Creators
"I am brand new to creating Artistamps and was wondering if you could post a photo of what 2 sheets of A4 on 2 sheets of A4 looks like? I am not sure of the dimensions or layout. Thanks."
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I love surprises and how wonderful to receive this authentic greek mailart with a touch of HH inspiration. Thank you so much, Maria Chorianopoulou!"
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Lorella's blog post From Carmen Kennedy .Thank you !
"Lorella, glad to see it made its way to you safely. See you in the mail."
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Carmen Kenneday sends mail art goodies
"Oh, thanks, Katerina. Glad you like our collaboration. It makes me happy, too! And, thanks for passing on the boring postcard. See you in the mail."
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Jennifer Wallace replied to Michael Leigh's discussion Mini Mail Art Symposium - Manchester in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Do you have to book up for this or can you just turn up?"
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John M. Bennett commented on MISS NOMA's group ThE/ CuT-UP/ TecHNiQUE/
"I wonder if this new ed. of The Third Mind, etc. would include color plates of all the visual material that didn't make it into the original edition? "
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PATRICIA LANDON commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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"bitcoin,shmitcoin….rather have an IUOMA coin!"
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Ficus strangulensis commented on MISS NOMA's group ThE/ CuT-UP/ TecHNiQUE/
"Hey, 'DV' thanks for the heads up! I left them a comment asking if one might subscribe to future comments on the book and letting them know I will wish to purchase a copy. YOB-f"
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Sabela Baña commented on MoriceMarcuse's group Tristan Da Cunha Permanent Exibition Supporting Group
"Gracias Mikel Untzilla voy a enviar."
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Charlotte Geister left a comment for FromMNQ
"Die Schöne mit dem zierlichen Ballonröckchen ist schon seit kurzer Zeit bei mir eingetroffen! Sehr zauberhaft! Ich melde mich bald. liebe Grüße Charlotte"
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Charlotte Geister left a comment for Cascadia Artpost
"Hi Jack, thank you for writing! I live in the middle of Germany, where the best german is spoken! In an old university town, where the brothers Grimm lived and collected the fairy tales in the neighbourhood. But I cannot understand the bavarian…"
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Tristan Da Cunha Permanent Exibition Supporting Group

Helping to Start a Permanent exhibition on the Island most Far and isolated on  the planet TRISTAN DA CUNHA Please send one of your Art Work to : Post Office & Philatelic Bureau Tristan da Cunha, TDCU 1ZZ South Atlantic OceanSee More
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Uwe Klein left a comment for Domenico Ferrara Foria
"Hi Domenico, we got your fantastic works, they are just posted! Thank you very much. Uwe P.S.: my english is also terrible"
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Amy Candiotti commented on Amy Candiotti's group Pacific Northwest Mail Artists
"Possible lunch venues for post-mailart meeting: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya 4.5  (1,088) · $$ · Ramen 319 NE Thornton Pl Casual-chic stop for Tokyo-style noodles Thai Fusion…"
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Amy Candiotti commented on Amy Candiotti's group Pacific Northwest Mail Artists
"Hello Mailartists! We have Mailart Congress on 2/3 (Monday) 10am -12:30pm at Northgate Library. (10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. , Seattle, WA 98125). Here are few thoughts: -If you received awesome or unique mailart, bring to share. -If you have extra…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Summer Rountree on Sunday. 535 Replies

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

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin on Saturday. 20 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Jan 20. 6 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

mail art

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Many mail artists, perhaps, will not agree, but since 2020, I hear theneed to change, even the way to do mail art, not more advance,for the moment.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.poetamailartfluxusMolti mailartisti, forse, non saranno…Continue

Progetto “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2019. 0 Replies

PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE  DI  ARTE  CONTEMPORANEA SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy).  Progetto “Add e Return”70 Years  Ruggero  Maggi…Continue

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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva Dec 9, 2019. 14 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 8, 2019. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2, 2019. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30, 2019. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

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