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Under a blarchful eye

Posted by FinnBadger on March 7, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Minneapolis Gnome sent me this interesting envelope.

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artie enveie arrived from Nadine.USA.03.05.15

Posted by Amy Irwen on March 6, 2015 at 6:55pm 0 Comments

a wonderful promise of Spring....and a spirit lifting sketch...thank you Nadine..hugs and love..

Tucker Male from Jon Foster.USA.03.04.15

Posted by Amy Irwen on March 6, 2015 at 6:43pm 0 Comments

thank you Jon...nice collage and love the front cover "wanted by…

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No return address but I figured it out!!!

Posted by Amy Irwen on March 6, 2015 at 6:36pm 3 Comments

You had me going...racking my brain...could barely see the postal mark, and then only a few things jumped out...

anyone want to take a guess before i reveal the identity!   thank you...thank you...thank…

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Cheryl Penn of South Africa sends a Painted beauty and a mythological boekie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 6, 2015 at 5:04pm 0 Comments

Known for her "cut-ups" here is an original painted canvass, rich with deep colors,

just a small part of the whole…

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"Unfinished Writing" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 6, 2015 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Ruud - 3.6.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

March 6, 2015 - Celebrated mail artist, archivist, network scholar and IUOMA founder Ruud Janssen has released a new wave of his work into the network. I…

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HeART Mail Art and lots, lots more from Neil Gordon

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 6, 2015 at 4:25pm 2 Comments

Hearts were in the mail from Neil, and lots of hearts being blogged! :-)

and then many other fantastic items in a…

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Heart Mail Art and birthday greetings from Ti Ar Raden

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 6, 2015 at 4:24pm 6 Comments

Black and white, of course, with a touch of RED for Valentine's Day.…

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HeART Mail Art from Bill Porter

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 6, 2015 at 4:09pm 0 Comments

Original watercolor painting on the envelope, surely it is from Olathe, Colorado:…

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HeART Mail Art from Angie and Snooky

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 6, 2015 at 4:08pm 0 Comments

Beautiful BLUE hearts from Angie and Snooky arrived in Greece some time ago.…

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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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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kerri Pullo on Tuesday. 18 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. 397 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

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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"

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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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