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DULL AND/OR BORING?

Posted by Valentine Mark Herman on September 22, 2020 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) – which also includes women, and, indeed, claims to have 35,000 + members worldwide. (membership@dullmensclub.com)…

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Jenn Miltenberger

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 21, 2020 at 6:21pm 1 Comment

I received mail art of Jenn Miltenberger from Glen Burnie, MD (USA).

Thank you,…

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Cascadia ArtPost: Wear a Mask

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 21, 2020 at 9:38am 0 Comments

Many types of masks on Jack's mail art card,

sent to Cascadia from Debra ,and on display in Peep Land :-)

where all the Peeps follow scientific guidelines 

and WEAR MASKS, yay!…

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Deep Sea from Finnbadger

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 21, 2020 at 9:37am 2 Comments

Another fantastic out-of-this-world, under-the-sea, lady!

Woman-in-Science card from Finnbadger, ,with the weather report

and what a nice postage stamp...Swiss?…

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From Kayenderes in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 21, 2020 at 9:36am 0 Comments

A packet full of mail art goodies from Kayanderes arrived in Greece,

Happy Mail!

and while I no longer wish to have Add/Pass items,I will send these,

one by Ed Geicek:…

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Toni Hanner

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 20, 2020 at 9:26pm 0 Comments

FOUR HANDS COLLABORATIVE COLLAGE. The collage started by me and completed by American artist Toni Hanner (Eugene, OR).

Chelsea Cantrell (Beaufort, SC), Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA)

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 20, 2020 at 5:08pm 1 Comment

I received the Mail Art. The letters came from two American friends, Chelsea Cantrell (Beaufort, SC) and Ed Giecek (Concrete, WA). Look at the beautiful mail envelopes, elaborately…

Thank You Heide Monster

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 19, 2020 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

Thank You Heide Monster from Houston (Texas, USA) for the art sent in a colorful mail…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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DULL AND/OR BORING?

DULL OR BORING?I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) – which also includes women, and, indeed, claims to…See More
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Valentine Mark Herman posted a blog post

DULL AND/OR BORING?

I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) – which also includes women, and, indeed, claims to have 35,000 +…See More
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) commented on vizma bruns's group Show us your Artspace!!!
"this is my current project in action on my desk. i had accumilated enough stamps to warrent buying some more EZ mount cling foam so i purchased 4 sheets of it. and have just spent about an hour, doing a jigsaw like planning arrangment to fit them on…"
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trashpo Aaah...

"Yes, totally new on trashpo"
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Ilya Semenenko-Basin's blog post Jenn Miltenberger
"I like seeing the different incarnations of Jenn's jars."
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Jennifer Wallace commented on vizma bruns's group Show us your Artspace!!!
"Carien - That is just wonderful!"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Oh, and it's important to add that Cinzia Farina (Italy and an IUOMA member) is also listed in the announcement of the forthcoming women's asemic-vispo anthology. So - along with Kerri Pullo - that's two members of our group!!!"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"That's a beauty, BG! Completed some asemic glitch pieces w/ Kristine Snodgrass (Florida, USA) that are hybrid (glitched hard copy collabs). Kristine is editing an anthology of women's vispo/asemics w/ Kerri Pullo, Nicole Winborn …"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Yvonne Kettner's photo
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trashpo Aaah...

"Trashpo Nuevo?"
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Amy Candiotti joined vizma bruns's group
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Show us your Artspace!!!

Whether you create in a studio, atelier, shed, kitchen or on a coffee table, the artists' workspace has always been an intriguing place of information and interest to people.Please share photos of YOUR mail art creating area. I want to see Artspaces…See More
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Carien van Hest commented on vizma bruns's group Show us your Artspace!!!
"Here is my heaven - an old classroom : And parts of it:"
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John M. Bennett commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"yess indeed, there is always an apple or a peach or a cricket juuuust out of reach.  but there are plenty of worms ti be found when one is on all fours."
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Richard Canard commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"21.09.20 Dare Val M. H.,  ..."Absolutely the BEST postcards are to be found here." So sez John M. Bennett & he oughta know as he's been around a long time & has seen it all & certainly has done his share in producing…"
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Profile IconCarolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann and Patricio - The Celestial Scribe joined Jayne Barket Lyons's group
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A Touch of Vintage

Are you drawn to vintage magazines, photos and ephemera? Do you tend to incorporate vintage and retro elements into your art? Do you find yourself buying vintage inspired materials at your favorite arts and crafts store? If so, this group is for you!See More
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Debra Mulnick posted photos
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Ilya Semenenko-Basin posted blog posts
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on vizma bruns's group Show us your Artspace!!!
"Always fascinating to see art spaces!  My studio apartment was about 33 square meters ( 350 square feet?) and it was my bedroom, living room, kitchen, library...and art space. Vizma came and visited back in 2012. Well it was sold last year,…"
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What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carmela Rizzuto on Saturday. 8 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

Can the font size please be back to what it first was?Continue

UNITI NELLA MAIL ART di Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín e Chuck Welch, 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 2. 0 Replies

UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue

Tags: Chuck, e, Welch, 2020, Contemporary

Italy - Mostra Collettiva Internazionale “Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero Maggi”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 28. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY“Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero  Maggi”a cura di Sandro BongianiDal 29 agosto al 28…Continue

Tags: Museum, di, salerno, Italy., Art

Send mail or not send?

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Fleur Helsingor Aug 23. 5 Replies

Dear friends, this is not the first time I have learned that my American friends have not received my mail. This was not the case before.I live in Russia. Maybe the US Postal Service has slowed down? Can I send my collages to the US or is it better…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 19. 7 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Aug 12. 4 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 10. 9 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Aug 2. 2 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

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