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a photo book about the Tenderloin Park SF

Posted by Tomoe N on May 26, 2015 at 8:04am 0 Comments

I made a photo book about the Tenderloin Park SF, designed and printed from a J photo book site.

I am selling on the net but feel free to view pages on my blog. …



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Scanpo by Maria Morisot aka Moan Lisa (Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 26, 2015 at 1:44am 0 Comments

Moan - 5.25.2015 - 1

Mail art by Maria Morisot aka Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa,…

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From Petrolpetal in South Africa...pure white!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 25, 2015 at 4:23pm 0 Comments

White fabric art...minimal, beautiful.…

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From E.Elkan...stunning painted envelope plus...

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 25, 2015 at 4:22pm 0 Comments

such an expressive face on the envelope...…

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From Marie Wintzer in Japan...TWO ...one is the Radiogram :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 25, 2015 at 4:21pm 0 Comments

It's a "www" message...(see under the word:…

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CM Bennett, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on May 24, 2015 at 11:40pm 1 Comment

Thank you so much for the artistamps, ATC (Homage to Pig Dada) and altered photo!…

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Eduardo Cardoso, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on May 24, 2015 at 11:36pm 0 Comments

I have posted the envelope too.  Thank you for the wonderful collage pieces.  The second one is collage and paint on microfoam.…

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Keith S Chambers, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on May 24, 2015 at 11:31pm 1 Comment

Thank you, Keith, for daisy hook leopard!…

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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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a photo book about the Tenderloin Park SF

I made a photo book about the Tenderloin Park SF, designed and printed from a J photo book site.I am selling on the net but feel free to view pages on my blog. http://sanfranciscoessay.blogspot.jp/2015/05/photobook-tenderloin-park-sf.htmlSee More
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"Where is the box? In some parking lot in the mansion city? I search and search, during sleep. Late afternoon is a time to be grateful for immediate history. Like the second before this one."
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Scanpo by Maria Morisot aka Moan Lisa (Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA)

Mail art by Maria Morisot aka Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)May 25, 2015 - FinnBadger’s (Columbus, Ohio, USA) recent scannerpo experiment stimulated some conversations here about text-oriented compositions in relation to printers, scans, etc.; the concept has been “in the air” lately. Simultaneously, Moan Lisa was interested in ways to generate vispo; so I suggested a kind of scannerbed-rooted layering.Moan Lisa – or more accurately Maria Morisot – kindly sent me a result of the exploration in a postcard-size format. Maria Morisot appears to have overlaid poems by Jean Garrigue (a fairly obscure contemporary of Elizabeth Bishop and John Berryman) and a page from Queer, William S. Burroughs’ deeply disappointing sequel (if that is the correct term) to Junky.Maria Morisot’s vispo transcends both Garrigue and Burroughs in this particular instance, IMHO. I did some re-mix work to accentuate the…See More
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Birthe Petersen May 17. 9 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Visual Mom May 16. 4 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information May 14. 0 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 2015 56 Biennale di Venezia

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 201556 Biennale di Venezia…Continue

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES May 1. 2 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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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dov Alfon Apr 30. 405 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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