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Matthew Stolte.USA

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 4:15am 2 Comments

Matthew's environmental stand reminds us that we are destroying the future of life. It brings biological and man made destruction to the forefront in his art...not just the Ocean that is being devastated; eating itself with unknown bacteria...but land is Not Immune!  Matthew has given me an outlet to be a small part of this awareness...I am trying to keep up with Matthew's generous mail art but as you can see I am a tad behind...

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Stripygoose times 2.July and August

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 3:30am 0 Comments

the first amazing packet arrived July 7...more than just a piece of art...#56/365 Palm Tree...Super...front..

back..…

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Meeah Williams.USA.07.07.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 3:23am 0 Comments

A beautiful piece that reminds me of coral...it actually gently moves back and forth on the paper...

thank…

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Claudia McGill.USA.07.05.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 3:08am 0 Comments

As always, Claudia's unique and awesome style is a delight to peruse! It tickles me inside every time I see a piece from her in my mailbox <3...…

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Judy Staroscik.USA.07.05.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on August 20, 2014 at 2:56am 0 Comments

Thank you so much for the doggie mail art....yes Love dogs!!!

My passion!!! hugs Judy <3

Appreciation to a Critic

Posted by Stephen Mead on August 20, 2014 at 1:16am 0 Comments

Dear Tyler:

Thank you for taking the time to listen/view my submissions. Although you weren't exactly bowled over with the work (ahem!), it's still cool BDC Wire invited participants and gave honest responses.

God, I guess I should blog this, since it is going to be out there for posterity!

Best to you with your writing, radio, and aspiring film career,

Stephen

Subject: Two Bad Reviews in the Space of 5 Minutes on the Same Day!

My cup runneth…

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A one day to RSVP mail art call - You have until 6.57am EDT 20th August 2014

Posted by Gina Ulgen on August 20, 2014 at 1:01am 4 Comments

From Don Mabie on Facebook....

MAIL ART CALL to commemorate the Postman Cheval! To take part you need to RSVP today. The call is a From David Horvitz, for the exhibition 'It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information'. It will trace the imprint of the call across social networks over 24 hours. RSVP BEFORE 6:57am EDT on August 20, 2014

This is being sent at 6:57am EDT in Brooklyn, New York.

It is the morning.

I have been…

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Mail Art Presentation

Posted by jon foster on August 20, 2014 at 12:38am 4 Comments

At work I’ve been scheduled to present about mail-art to a group of students. Who knows if anyone will show up, but I’m going to say something in front of some for an hour. I’m rather excited…

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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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Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art

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Gina Ulgen commented on Gina Ulgen's blog post A one day to RSVP mail art call - You have until 6.57am EDT 20th August 2014
"Of course, I should have realised that!"
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Gina Ulgen commented on jon foster's blog post Mail Art Presentation
"I'm happy to be on a list, pointing them to here would be good too. Not sure how active member Sarah Churchill is but she may be up for a Skype http://iuoma-network.ning.com/video/what-is-mail-art"
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jon foster commented on jon foster's blog post Mail Art Presentation
"Thanks guys for the kind words. Yeah, I hope everything works out pretty well. I may enlist a few people (if you're interested) to have your names and address included in the package. You know...a first round of nice and reliable people to send…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's blog post COMING SOON! A NEW SERIES OF 6 WORDS OF WISDOM (or less) FROM THE ONE AND ONLY VALENTINE MARK HERMAN, Esq
"Miaou! (Don't start Bianca and Trouble off, for goodness sake, about how their lives could have been different...if only...)"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Gina Ulgen's blog post A one day to RSVP mail art call - You have until 6.57am EDT 20th August 2014
"Thanks. But now I've missed the time-line so won't bother. Punneking instead"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post HOW MANY % FRENCH LYRICS AT GARCON LA NOTE?
"Charlie could easily buy Notre Dame and turn it into whatever he likes to. "
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Erni Bär's blog post HOW MANY % FRENCH LYRICS AT GARCON LA NOTE?
"I think he'll be giving it all to the church. Warning: I only have one more photo. "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post HOW MANY % FRENCH LYRICS AT GARCON LA NOTE?
"Charlie Watts could help out fellow drummer Ginger Baker with a handful of millions."
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Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"  But not very often."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Erni Bär's blog post HOW MANY % FRENCH LYRICS AT GARCON LA NOTE?
"Well believe it or not.  But I also got him to mail your card for me.  A nice guy after all.  But he did ask, "What's this Erniness Erni crap?"  Although I think it inspired him for the name of his next book. By…"
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Gina Ulgen replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Haha I do! I loved the Moomins when I was growing up, I think they're still going strong. Its great that you and Edmund have the same noggin size so you can share head gear!"
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Wish You Were Here - Mini Postcard Collage

"It always feels nice when someone likes what you're doing, like you're on the right track. I generally do what I want but get more a kick out of making someone else happy. I like to save where things are going as a surprise too and it can…"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post HOW MANY % FRENCH LYRICS AT GARCON LA NOTE?
"I don't know whether I can believe that but shall try. Aline Kominsky-Crumb is famous for the "Dirty Laundry Comics" she created with Crumb years ago."
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Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Yes, and I have noticed it immediately. Reminded me of Moomin in rage - you know that Norwegian comic strip, don't you? The mask had been sent to me by mail art legend Grigori Antonin in May 2013: "
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Erni Bär's blog post HOW MANY % FRENCH LYRICS AT GARCON LA NOTE?
"Him & his wife Aline at the brasserier des Beaux-Arts in Dijon.  You can't see them very well, but they are there on the right. "
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Wish You Were Here - Mini Postcard Collage

"I've gone crazy and favourited lots of them now!!! (I don't mean I'm expecting them all in the post of course) In fact if favouriting always = arrival in postbox it sort of takes out the lovely surprise.  Anyway, really…"
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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C yesterday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci yesterday. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 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

 
 
 

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