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For Richard C - USA

Posted by Ruud Janssen on March 1, 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Maybe it is just another Illusion,

but it might be heading to that USA today....

First Greek mail art!

Posted by FinnBadger on March 1, 2015 at 1:30am 7 Comments

I know I showed Mail heArt from Katerina in an earlier post, however this arrived before the Valentine.

In response to her triangle upside down airmail mail, Katerina sent me this. Really great stamp.



Sneak preview of the contents through…

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LIGHT IN CALORIES

Posted by Erni Bär on February 28, 2015 at 8:09pm 2 Comments

Second piece of today looks like this:…

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MODERATO FOR ERNI - IS IT HIS LAST CHANCE?

Posted by Erni Bär on February 28, 2015 at 7:21pm 7 Comments

Two pieces were in my letterbox today. The first one came directly out of the       white of Maine snow:…

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Ray Johnson Exhibition Catalog with William S. Wilson Essay from Alicia Starr (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 28, 2015 at 3:30pm 5 Comments

Alicia - 2.28.2015 - 1

February 28, 2015 - Alicia Starr is exceptionally kind, generous and thoughtful. She sent me a copy of the Challenging Rectangles…

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Past mail art from Sherry Ayers

Posted by Tomoe N on February 28, 2015 at 5:11am 0 Comments

trashpo sent to Diane

Posted by Tomoe N on February 28, 2015 at 5:00am 0 Comments

trashpo sent to Diane 

borrowed image from her FB post

Keroyon frong doll, Japanese snack…

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Marion Anderson

Posted by FinnBadger on February 28, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Spontaneously sent, beautifully drawn envelope from Greg Carter.

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Angelica Paez, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

Check out Angelica's collage - she has been doing this a long time, and it shows.  I look forward to more mail exchanges, and maybe I can sharpen my collage habits!…

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Susan McAllister, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

Wonderful drawing on the postcard size and add/return.…

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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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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Serge Segay (1947-2014)
"went through my archive and found the portfolio of Serge's and rea's work they sent me over the years.  Also from the 90-ies when the situation in Russia wasn't that good."
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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Neil Gordon on Monday. 16 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by dystatic Feb 21. 398 Replies

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

Mail Art Project / CARD MUSEO DIOTTI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Feb 19. 0 Replies

INVITO MAIL ART- CARDMuseo Diotti di  Casalmaggiore (CR)…Continue

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Le Petit Prince - Mail Art - The Little Prince

Started by Yana Yaroshevskaya in Mail-Art Projects Feb 18. 0 Replies

2015, announced as a year of literature in Russia, will go under the…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art Feb 18. 0 Replies

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Feb 18. 36 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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