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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 8

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 28, 2014 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

Believe it or not, but this is the 100th mail art that Katerina sent to me.  Well maybe a few more because sometimes there are two…

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Another great mail art card from Momkat!

Posted by Rose on July 28, 2014 at 12:13pm 2 Comments

Today I received another mail art card beauty from my dear friend, Momkat. Aren't the stamps terrific! Thanks again, Katerina. I really must get a wriggle on and send you some true-blue Aussie art!…

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Mystery Mail-Art from New York City Stuffed with Ray Johnson Material

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 28, 2014 at 7:32am 0 Comments

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Postcard picture of Ray Johnson

July 28, 2014 - I received an envelope from New York City stuffed with mail-art and Ray Johnson ephemera. (These are postcards and copies of articles; the days of receiving authentic material from Ray…

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Jay Block and Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by David Stafford on July 28, 2014 at 6:36am 2 Comments

Jay Block sent me this deceptively simple photo collage, an elegant blending of imagery that hints at the confused sensuousness trapped beneath the victorian finery. Great color palette. It's like a sachet in your great-grandmother's underwear drawer. I love the range of expressions in the group.…

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"Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore": Collage by Jeanne Kasten (Olathe, Kansas, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 27, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Jeanne Kasten (Olathe, Kansas, USA)

July 27, 2014 -Jeanne Kasten sent me this great mail-art. Some might consider it “vintage.” I am intrigued by her choice of images because the piece is suggestive…

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200 Postcards/Got Mail Art: Summa Summertime Fun

Posted by Carola Von Hoffmannstahl on July 27, 2014 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

Oh yeah, the living is easy. Catfish jumping, cotton high. Pols sweating bullets all over the place. Dodging 'em can be tuff. Load up the car and hit the road jack. Send pals postcards from the Paradise Motel saying “Wish you were here!” Ditch the cell tho. It doesn't do privacy...

 

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1) “Purring Tranquility” in the…

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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 7

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 27, 2014 at 6:00pm 3 Comments

WOW an airplane ahead of time. …

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Stickers from the Sticker Dude!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 27, 2014 at 2:33pm 1 Comment

Joel Cohen, the Sticker Dude, sent a nice packet of mail art goodies.

He prints many types of stickers and…

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The Annual Box Show at Gallery Route One in Point Reyes, CA

Posted by Carla Cryptic on July 27, 2014 at 10:18am 2 Comments

I got lucky in the lottery at GRO and am now on the Annual Box Show list until I ask them to take me off.  Woohoo!  I love Box Shows!  

I finished my first box for the show (opening will be on August 3rd) and will take it over to the gallery tomorrow.  I really like how it has turned out and, if no one else buys it, I certainly will.  The annual Box Show is a fundraiser for the gallery so the boxes are bid on over a 6 week period.

Here's an image of my box - Blue Forest…

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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 Heleen de Vaan's group YAH! Artistamp Heroes!
"There is a big group for artistamp makers, and they exchange ideas and techniques, etc. here: ArtiStamps Creators But this is a nice group, as it gives us a place to show the artistamps that we receive from some very special "heroes" who…"
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Profile IconKaterina Nikoltsou (MomKat) and Ti Ar Raden joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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YAH! Artistamp Heroes!

Group to share the artistamps which you've received from... Your Artistamp Hero(es)! In the past years I've received wonderful artistamps (also known as cinderella stamps). Recently I was surprised by some more beautiful self-created stamps. I will publish the awesome beautiful artistamps by…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 8
" 100th! Wow! So the RED did it :-) "IN ROUGE",Paris! Within a red/white/blue envie... There are two more mailings, just in case I had miscounted...hahaha! Thanks for the blog, In Seine! "
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The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 8

Believe it or not, but this is the 100th mail art that Katerina sent to me.  Well maybe a few more because sometimes there are two in…See More
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Pigeons and sea gulls(?)."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"In the Thessaloniki  city square yesterday: "
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Ficus strangulensis posted a status
"a card mailed from New York City, NY usa with no return address and a 'pissoir' poem. Can anyone identify the sender. I love the artwork!"
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Guido Vermeulen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
" A portrait of America, mail art call"
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Guido Vermeulen commented on MOAN LISA's event A Portrait of America
"A portrait of America: THE DRONE AND THE DRAGON "
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Profile IconGuido Vermeulen, Erica Durante, Dorina Harangus and 4 other members are attending MOAN LISA's event
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A Portrait of America at moanlisa.org

July 27, 2014 from 6pm to 7pm
MAIL ART CALL:A Portrait of AmericaAny size,Any medium,No return, no jury, no selectionDEADLINE: 30 September, 2014Mail to:Moan LisaPO Box 3307Iowa City, IA 52244USASee More
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Guido Vermeulen commented on Guido Vermeulen's album

MAIL ART RECEIVED since April 2014

"From M. Nidham, Oman "
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Guido Vermeulen replied to Guido Vermeulen's discussion 1914 2014 : RESIST 100 YEARS of WARS in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"The origins of war, from Andrea Vicentini, Italy "
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Richard BAUDET posted photos
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Erni Bär commented on Rose's blog post Another great mail art card from Momkat!
"In 1971 I had met two Australians in Kathmandu with whom I then travelled then  in direction of Europe for a while. They had never seen "real" snow in their life."
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Josh Ronsen commented on Josh Ronsen's photo
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Together!

"After 40 years of wanting one, my mom finally bought me a Spyrograph..."
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"We have just 26° here in Hamburg (and a light breeze too): "
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post World's longest running add & pass (?) from Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) via Mail-Art Martha (UK)
"Thanks, Martha. Copies have been mailed to JMB & Carl Baker. Let's watch to see if they ever re-appear. I used to see David Zack in the zines, but had no idea he was a ringleader of the "14 Secret Masters of the World." Mark Bloch…"
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Jay Block commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"Beautiful work An.U."
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman on Thursday. 10 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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