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Bumper Mail Art & Stamps From Otto Sherman!

Posted by Gina Ulgen on July 29, 2014 at 10:25pm 0 Comments

Its probably best to start at the beginning... I received today from New York an envelope from Mr O Sherman. I made contact recently as Guido had slipped in a piece of Otto's work in my last mailing, so I promptly sent him a little collage. In return I got a fab envelope bursting with stamps, doodles, a summary of who he is what he does and a sense of his great humor..…

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Collage by Svenja Wahl +! New Zine Announcement (Call for Mail-Art) (Heidelberg, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 29, 2014 at 8:26pm 1 Comment

Svenja - 7.29.2014 - 2

Mail-art by IUOMA member Svenja Wahl (Heidelberg, German)

July 29, 2014 - I am thrilled to share mail-art received plus exciting news from Svenja Wahl, one of my fave German collage artists. Svenja graces my humble blog…

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A large Digital Piece by Moan Lisa.USA.06.06.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 29, 2014 at 5:53pm 0 Comments

This is just fabulous....love it!

Thank you Moan Lisa *!*

Lynn Radford.USA.06.02.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 29, 2014 at 5:50pm 3 Comments

A beauty from Lynn....collage/lace/tape/paint...

thank you Lynn *!*

E.Coles.UK.06.02.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 29, 2014 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

A wonderful Arty envelope

and inside a great collage/fiber/stamped PC...Great Emily!

Thank you so much *!*…

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Thom Courcelle.USA.06.02.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 29, 2014 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

A wonderful bit of Collage Artwork originally from Erni Bar via Thom Corcelle. Thom sent many of these out into the world to be added to and passed along with the end piece making a full circle back to Erni.…

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BLOGGIE WOOGIE

Posted by Erni Bär on July 29, 2014 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

Third piece of today's mail art has nothing to do with Kate's 1000th blog - honestly! This one didn't fit into my letterbox as you can imagine:…

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UNDER THE 1000TH BLOG SPELL

Posted by Erni Bär on July 29, 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

Second piece of today's mail art is from France and also refers to the 1000th blog event though it ain't exactly clear whether this is now a prize or not:…

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WANT TO SEE A WINNER?

Posted by Erni Bär on July 29, 2014 at 2:47pm 5 Comments

Calm down, relax! One of six, of course. Three pieces of fine mail art I received today. Would that already define a winner? I don't know but start blogging now with this one: Remember? Katherina Nikoltsou's 1000th blog. I was one sixth…

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Mail Art in the Clouds, the sequel.

Posted by Mail Art Martha on July 29, 2014 at 11:18am 24 Comments

The previous two blogs are published in the eBook Mail Art Through my Letterbox, above. Now this sequel is also available as a free eBook…

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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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Bumper Mail Art & Stamps From Otto Sherman!

Its probably best to start at the beginning... I received today from New York an envelope from Mr O Sherman. I made contact recently as Guido had slipped in a piece of Otto's work in my last mailing, so I promptly sent him a little collage. In return I got a fab envelope bursting with stamps, doodles, a summary of who he is what he does and a sense of his great humor..…See More
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
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Lynn Palmiter, Jr. commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"When our neighbor's cat, Stewart, comes to visit he likes to explore the workroom shelves... and cabinets... until he finds something interesting... like another kitty. Yikes! Fortunately, Stewart is careful so all the ceramics are still intact."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 8
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"I like the Erni one.  Is it a stamp too?"
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" It is not  my personal experience to speak but to my friends  .Dear Val ,Luckily there are Trouble and Bianca to console!"
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Gina Ulgen commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Collage by Svenja Wahl +! New Zine Announcement (Call for Mail-Art) (Heidelberg, Germany)
"Svenja is one of my favs for collage too! I spied her call for Excavations recently, it might be just the challenge I need!"
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Erni Bär commented on Amy Irwen's blog post Thom Courcelle.USA.06.02.14
"Theoretically it could work but ..."
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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)
"I meant 70s & 80s - Zack & Blaster Al were probably most prolific in the 80s. You might know the legend that Blaster Al sent out mail using 18 different identities."
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Lynn Radford commented on Amy Irwen's blog post Lynn Radford.USA.06.02.14
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Humberto Miguel Jiménez commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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De Villo Sloan posted a blog post

Collage by Svenja Wahl +! New Zine Announcement (Call for Mail-Art) (Heidelberg, Germany)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Svenja Wahl (Heidelberg, German)July 29, 2014 - I am thrilled to share mail-art received plus exciting news from Svenja Wahl, one of my fave German collage artists. Svenja graces my humble blog today with beautiful and thought-provoking, post-card size work. Here is the reverse side of the opening piece:…See More
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Amy Irwen commented on Amy Irwen's blog post Thom Courcelle.USA.06.02.14
"A very cool mail art sending...hope you get them all back with awesome adds *!*"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
"Things are very quiet here, Gang. hope you are all OK. Here's two more from Vinyl Val: "
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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)
"I'm glad if you can find it useful, Martha. Zack is certainly an important figure in the American-Canadian wing of mail-art in the 1970s along with Blaster Al & our own JMB. Stewart Home in Britain jumped in later - these were the Neoist…"
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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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