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From Claudia Garcia in Argentina

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 25, 2019 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

More from South America! Goodies from Argentina,

Lovely mail art always from Claudia,…

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From the Celestial Scribe in Brazil

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 25, 2019 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Way back n the beginning of the month, goodies arrived from Brazil,

and it is so nice to have mail from far away South America,…

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Posted by Ti Ar Raden on August 25, 2019 at 2:26pm 1 Comment

I really need to get my act together. This month I recieved such great mail art. i am behind in scanning and posting but I want to acknowledge  and thank you all. Thanks to Yayoi,Bonniediva, Ruth Gil…

Posted by Judith Dagan on August 24, 2019 at 8:32am 2 Comments

I really need to get my act together. This month I recieved such great mail art. i am behind in scanning and posting but I want to acknowledge  and thank you all. Thanks to Yayoi,Bonniediva, Ruth Giles,Steph Dodson, Jack Cascadia Artpost, (my ol bud) Ficus, and    (H.R.H.) Mail Martha. ♡♢♧♤☆♡ Judi

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Hello Ciao! I'm Photosinthewind

Posted by Bruno Manfredi on August 23, 2019 at 11:11pm 1 Comment

Hi!

I'm totally new here, trying to understand how it's work. Any suggestions?

Bruno Manfredi

Ptoosinthewind project

Torino

Italy

Hi! I'm totally new here, trying to understand how it's work. Any suggestions? Bruno Manfredi Ptoosinthewind project Torino Italy

Posted by Bruno Manfredi on August 23, 2019 at 11:10pm 1 Comment

Hi!

I'm totally new here, trying to understand how it's work. Any suggestions?

Bruno Manfredi

Ptoosinthewind project

Torino

Italy

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Fingerprint Postcards

Posted by Tofu on August 23, 2019 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Was down in Long Beach last weekend at the Museum of Latin American Art. The Gráfica América show has some mail art making.

https://molaa.org/grafica-america

New Mail Art Project: Add-a-Head Add-n-Pass

Posted by Thom Courcelle on August 23, 2019 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

Add-a-Head Add-n-Pass (Feel free to download these images and make standard copy-sheet size—8.5 x 11 inches)

 

Add a head…or two…or five…and pass this along to another…

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Blog the second: serendipity perhaps . . .

Posted by Mary Anne on August 23, 2019 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

I've been working hard on a new collage.  I covered a sheet of paper with random pieces of magazine, no real thought, just following the fancy.  I had three copies of the same issue of a supermarket give-away and, for some reason that I will probably never fully understand, a picture of a humble bath-brush caught both my eye and imagination.  I tore them out, halved each in a different way, then added them to the work in hand; and that was as far as it went.  The muse left me and my creation…

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Henry Denander pays homage to a visitor on Hydra Island,Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2019 at 10:16am 1 Comment

Henry Miller visited the Greek island of Hydra,80 years ago,

and Henry visits Hydra often, too.

wonderful commemorative artistamps,

many thanks!…

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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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Mary Anne commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"This is not 'lost' but might have been;  I used an out of date address so if it had made it to the postbox it would have just slipped beneath the waves of the great eternal network ocean . . ."
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LOST MAIL ART

This is a place where you can blog your mail art which went missing.  It will give us an idea of: 1) How many Mail Art pieces go missing 2) Types of Mail Art pieces which go missing 3) Which countries were involved   It will also be a way for the…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"from the Celestial Scribe in Brazil:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) posted blog posts
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Ti Ar Raden's blog post No Title
"It is "truck Month" in Peep Town by Cascadia ArtPost! So much fun! Another card with truck came last week here, too:"
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Judith Dagan posted a status
"Thank you Kat. You are my shining star.☆ love from El ♡i"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Patricia Pevé
"He sido uno de los que participó en tu proyecto desde Curitiba, Brasil.  Vos solo recibís arte correo, no mandás nada?"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Judith Dagan's blog post No Title
"No pressure to post or blog...do it at your own pace, Judi. I am way behind (some received in June, I think), but a few every so often will get the job done, not to worry :-) And a most HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you today!"
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Ti Ar Raden posted a blog post
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Judith Dagan
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a fun day, Judi!xxx"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"a bit better, though dark?"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Thank you, Martha, glad to see "prangende" arrived quickly :-) and here is one for Heleen (that should be bright ORANGE,but looks like it scanned "dull" ):"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"I love spell checkers, they are so creative. And so is Katerina, her new style in abstracts is superb."
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Mail Art Martha commented on Fleur Helsingor's group Seasonal Mail Art
"Thank you for posting Fleur. I am going back to France next week to join the gang and see that Ali starts a diet!"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Judith Dagan's blog post No Title
"Thank you Judi. I am always in retard, do not worry, it happens. Your using my, ahem, Royal Title has remminded me that I should give the United Queendom a little more attention."
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Mail Art Martha posted a photo

David Stanley Aponte

Hand made card. Sprayed stencils. As all David's work a very strong composition.
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Cinzia Farina posted a photo
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Cinzia Farina posted photos
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Mary Anne replied to Bill Lowenburg's discussion DADA, Duchamp, and Schwitters at the BEACH in the group DADA IS EVERYWHERE
"'Studio' is a bit grand; its an old cow shed on the edge of a village.  It has had some renovation but is really too small to be useful and in the wrong place as far as building extensions and suchlike.  It was long ago robbed of…"
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Mary Anne left a comment for Bill Lowenburg
"I've already got you something ready for the post"
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Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Thursday. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Aug 17. 2 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Roberto Scala Aug 12. 524 Replies

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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Linda Rogers Aug 8. 3 Replies

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

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Vel Crowe Jul 8. 2 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter Jun 25. 10 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects May 20. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

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