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Retro Add & Pass anyone?

Posted by Gina Ulgen on March 27, 2015 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Not sure if this type of fold and seal  letter has a name, but I got a few old ones recently. I've added something to get it started, I'd love to send it to anyone who would like to continue in a retro/vintage…

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ORANGE from Nico Van Hoorn

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2015 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Rare sighting in the mail box, 

and it is recycled pieces from my Greek BLUE envelope!

and on the flip side…

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ORANGE is the color for the Haptic Werewolf!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2015 at 11:50am 0 Comments

From Hamburg comes this "haptic orange" envelope,

very soft and fuzzy texture in ORANGE!...with Kurt:…

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Slow Art and Sprint

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on March 27, 2015 at 2:30am 0 Comments

I'm going to be hosting a Slow Art Day event again this year, on 11 April. Again, I'll be using the Virginia Museum of Fine Art as my venue. I've chosen 5 pieces of art for people to spend an hour looking at. If you haven't heard of this event before, check out the web site. There may be a venue near you. It's…

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Brooke Cooks Bauer: The Swink

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 26, 2015 at 3:43pm 1 Comment

Great collage from Brooke featuring the famous water tower of Swink.  What?  You never heard of the Colorado art capital?  It was here in 1876 that George Washington Swink developed 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 almost 4000 members....

 

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Retro Add & Pass anyone?

Not sure if this type of fold and seal letter has a name, but I got a few old ones recently. I've added something to get it started, I'd love to send it to anyone who would like to continue in a retro/vintage styleSee More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"and ORANGE, too:-) ORANGE is the color for the Haptic Werewolf! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Really...the more marks on a banana, the better it is for you! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Regan sent to Greece, too: "
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Erni Bär commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Willemien Visser: Face Facts
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Mail Art Martha commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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"I use watercoloour as thick as wall  paint, I go through tubes like a house on fire, too expensive but I tried acrylics and I could not get on with them."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Willemien Visser: Face Facts
"ORANGE must be the Color-of-Youth? ORANGE Erni :-)...always young: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Linda French: A little Book to Falter & Alter
"Beautiful "boekie" (as they call little books in South Africa :-) One word for this, Linda: FAB! (Fabulous) Sending you some Greek sunshine to warm up Minnesota xxx"
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Linda French: A little Book to Falter & Alter
"Cheryl Penn from South Africa is the Master of these types of books.  I think thy call them Boekies. She had a big show last October.  Sadly she is no longer part of this website, but I will send her the link so she can see your gem. …"
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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

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

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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

Curiosities

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

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

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I CONVOCATORIA INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE CORREO DE LA GALERIA DE ARTE GETAFE Tema: “MODA MUJER"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 Replies

Participar en la I CONVOCATORIA INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE CORREO DE LA GALERIA DE ARTE GETAFEInvitamos a participar de la I Convocatoria Internacional de Arte Correo de la Galería de arte Getafe.Nos motiva utilizar como tópico para la producción de arte…Continue

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