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Stampzine No. 25

Posted by Michael Orr on February 28, 2020 at 8:01pm 0 Comments

Here is Stampzine No. 25 - I'm very behind on outgoing mail. I apologize. 

Art from Nancy Bell Scott

Posted by Carien van Hest on February 28, 2020 at 2:11pm 1 Comment

Thank you so much, Nancy!

CAT Carnivale time from Spain

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 28, 2020 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Carnivale this weekend in Greece, and this arrives from Sabela in Spain.

Fun time,(for cats and dogs) even though all the parades and parties for Carnivale

have been cancelled in Greece due to the…

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Mail Art Postcard from Florida

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 28, 2020 at 9:58am 0 Comments

A surprise card from Boozy Barb! meow...CatMail!

So good to see Barb back in-the-mail,…

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Mail Art Postcard from Toni in Illinois

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 28, 2020 at 9:57am 0 Comments

Toni Antonetti sends this beautiful watercolor Palm tree postcard,

collage with watercolor painting, lovely!

Thank you, Toni!…

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Landscape beauty from Jennifer Wallace

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 28, 2020 at 9:56am 0 Comments

Very British scene, lovely soft colors,

I'm a lover of TREES!…

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Mail Art Postcard from Spain

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 27, 2020 at 7:27pm 2 Comments

The Serial Asemicst ...

sends, but no return address,

no way to reply :-(

Greetings to Spain!…

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Mail Art Postcard from jimmy connors in Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 27, 2020 at 7:26pm 0 Comments

From Germany comes this fine lady...

O no, no, no? nein?

Yes, very clever postcard by jimmy connors:…

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Mail Art Postcard from Uwe Klein in Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 27, 2020 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

OWLS!

lovely owls..."don't send owls to Athens"

say the Germans, but you may send many owls to Thessaloniki :-)…

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Mail Art Postcard from David Stafford

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 27, 2020 at 7:24pm 1 Comment

For the Lunar New Year of the RAT!

and some fine Greek "classical" Rat Art on the flip side, too :-)

Thank you, David,

I am enchanted!…

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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........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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International Mail Art Exhibition at Greece Thessaloniki

March 23, 2020 from 12:30pm to 9pm
International Mail Art Exhibition. Theme: FLUXUS, in the frame of 1st International Meeting of greek FLUXUSDEADLINE: 9 MAY 2020PARTICIPATION INFORMATIONTheme: FLUXUSTechnical: FreeSize: A6 (10x15cm) - A4 (29.7x 21cm)Participation: It is open to all…See More
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Stampzine No. 25

Here is Stampzine No. 25 - I'm very behind on outgoing mail. I apologize. See More
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Erin Young commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
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Ficus strangulensis commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"I don't imagine it will help -- but -- before I discovered HP 4x5" glossy photopaper [which they make for refilling their photobooth printers] I used to print cards on 4x6", unlined index cards. both inkjet and laser printed."
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Art from Nancy Bell Scott

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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Jennifer Wallace
"Thank you for the beautiful trees, landscape! see: Landscape beauty from Jennifer Wallace"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Toni Antonetti
"Beautiful art in the mail, thank you, Toni: see: Mail Art Postcard from Toni in Illinois"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Sabela Baña
"Gracias,Sabela! We have Carnivale Weekend in Greece now, happy to celebrate! see: CAT Carnivale time from Spain"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for BoozyBarb
"'Love the Cat...many thanks xxx see: Mail Art Postcard from Florida"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art Postcard from Spain
"While "asemic" writing is "meant"to be "meaningless", still there is a story here it seems: lightening strikes, writing falls from the sky, only to be collected...and written again! :-)"
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Mike Parsons commented on Ficus strangulensis's group tsundoku
"Frank Ching 1975 book - "de rigueur when (Heide) was in school." - a bit of a sacred texts for design students.  Has anyone else copied an image onto cardstock (instead of cannibalizing the original) ?"
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Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bradford 1 hour ago. 23 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

Fundraising Campaign for the Carrara Anarchist Printing Press

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Other yesterday. 0 Replies

Dear all,It is to let you know that a fundraising campaign has been launched by the Cooperativa Tipolitografica, the anarchist printing workshop in Carrara (Italy), for urgent refurbishing works which are needed in its building.Those who wish to…Continue

Tags: carrara, art, help, press, printing

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Beth Allums on Tuesday. 539 Replies

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

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue

Tags: thesis, Pedagogics, Children, Master, Teacher

Making Artists and Mail art enthusiasts in VA - call for work

Started by Beth Allums in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Beth Allums on Tuesday. 2 Replies

My high school art students are making some cool collages and ATCs and are loving the idea of swapping mail art. We'd love to do a semester-long swap and collect mail art to curate a mail art show for our New Kent Celebrate the Arts event May 2nd.…Continue

Mail Art Calls?

Started by kiyotei in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Feb 16. 3 Replies

Haven't been here in a while. Where is it appropriate to post MA Calls?ThanksContinue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Thomas Brown Feb 13. 15 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Talk by John Held

Started by Michael Leigh in Mail-Art Information Feb 11. 0 Replies

Just a reminder in case any of you missed it. As part of the CURIOUS THINGS exhibition now on at Special Collections, MMU in Manchester. John Held is parachuting in as he returns to  USA via his flight from Budapest to do a talk about mail art and…Continue

Tags: manchester, mailart, meeting, talk, symposium

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Jan 20. 6 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

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