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Gina Ulgen: The Circus is coming to town

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 30, 2014 at 10:16am 0 Comments

The Circus has been to Norwich & Gina has the ticket to prove it.  Lots of fun surprises including some of that wacky tape.

And the bottom half is also delightful.  I like how the two go together.…

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Mail Art

Posted by Roberto Scala on July 30, 2014 at 9:44am 0 Comments

The Mail Art it Was very inveterati moviment and gruop international of freiding artist
Mona mona omaggio noma artist exhibition very well
By Roberto Scala Visual Poetry
Gioconda
Mona
Lisa
Sali
Noma
Boma
Voma
Soma
Mona
Moma
Noma
Morma morma
Mano
This is the art this is the problem ciao

Jeanne Kasten.USA.06.09.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 30, 2014 at 3:06am 0 Comments

A wonderful Photo Doc PC that Jeanne made the original for the Library Mail Art Display.

I love the aged feel of this piece...thank you…

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Matthew Stolte.USA.06.07.14 and 06.11.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 30, 2014 at 2:40am 0 Comments

Great Mail Art Pieces from Matthew...the 1st is a postcard related to his foot injury...…

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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 2 Comments

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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info IUOMA

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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Mail Art Martha commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post World's longest running add & pass (?) from Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) via Mail-Art Martha (UK)
"I have about half a dozen identities ( some secret) and it is difficult enough to keep them all happy, I cannot imagine what would I do with eighteen."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on WA Rodgers's blog post I am counting my blessings!
"Wonderful.  I'll be laughing all day.  I bet your post person washed their hands after delivering it!"
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Mim Golub Scalin's photo
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Dean's Feathers

"I still like this one, and came back to see it."
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Gina Ulgen: The Circus is coming to town

The Circus has been to Norwich & Gina has the ticket to prove it.  Lots of fun surprises including some of that wacky tape.And the bottom half is also delightful.  I like how the two go together.…See More
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Mail Art

The Mail Art it Was very inveterati moviment and gruop international of freiding artistMona mona omaggio noma artist exhibition very wellBy Roberto Scala Visual PoetryGiocondaMonaLisaSaliNomaBomaVomaSomaMonaMomaNomaMorma mormaManoThis is the art this is the problem ciaoSee More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) replied to Heleen de Vaan's discussion Edmund arrived in Amstelland, too! in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Aw...EdmundND did not meet up with Suus and Val...but look at the adventure he is having! EdmundGR did not meet up with Eva, either...but had a nice stroll through "Ano Poli"...the Old Town of Thessaloniki on a very HOT Sunday :-) Saw…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 6
"I'll make it into a stamp :-) Or In Seine will!!! Here's another Wackystuff: "
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Richard BAUDET commented on Richard BAUDET's photo
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envoi Amy Yingling

"I sent  my passion to Amy... and she returns  me  a kiss !  Lovely ! Thanks !"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on stripygoose's photo
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332/365.2 crowd admires shoe choice

"I think the Drifters were in the crowd, and were inspired to write and sing this: Under the birdwalk) out of the sun (Under the birdwalk) we'll be havin' some fun (Under the birdwalk) people walking above (Under the birdwalk) we'll be…"
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Fleur Helsingor left a comment for Sheri Rice
"Thanks for the postcard, Sheri! I recently started a new group here on IUOMA, Seasonal Mail Art, and posted a scan there. Love those warm colors!"
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Fleur Helsingor's group Seasonal Mail Art
"In my mailbox today, summer greetings from Sheri Rice: "
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Erni Bär replied to Heleen de Vaan's discussion Edmund arrived in Amstelland, too! in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Very good and interesting! Thank you. Danke schön!"
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Erni Bär commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post The Katerina Nikoltsou Series: Number 6
"No. It's one of my urban exploration selfies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtHbxsdExlE"
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Amy Irwen commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
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Amy Irwen left a comment for Antonio Conte Artista Popolare
"Welcome Antonio....I received your Mail Art Postcard! I will be working on something for you soon...Thank you*!*"
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Amy Irwen posted blog posts
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Collage by Svenja Wahl +! New Zine Announcement (Call for Mail-Art) (Heidelberg, Germany)
"Gina, I hope you consider Svenja's zine. Your work seems a natural for that format; you have some affinity with Svenja's style as well. 22 pages is daunting for some but effortless for others. I know I gained a lot from contributing to…"
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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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