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NO MORE A & P's FOR ME! I SURRENDER!

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on November 15, 2019 at 1:58am 1 Comment

Please, no more add & passes for me. My mail box has been flooded with them lately and they are just taking more time than I am prepared to give them.

I will pass on without adding if I receive them, but would prefer not to have to do that. Thanks for understanding!

The one exception is ATC Jams -- I still love them!

Received Mail from Thea Hollister

Posted by Jorge Martin on November 14, 2019 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

Thea sends me a card from 2050; metallic, iridescent, plastic... Awesome. The future is in my mail…

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Mike Parsons sends a bus...

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 14, 2019 at 4:16pm 2 Comments

from far, far away...

and it is a fine art postcard from Zimbabwe, wow!

Lots of fun things on the flip side:…

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Peep Land is expanding

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 14, 2019 at 4:15pm 3 Comments

Cascadia ArtPost sent this card, there's another bus, too...

with a view down Main Street of Downton Cascadia ( Peep Land :-)

Absolutely amazing to see this town grow and become a dynamic…

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First Issue from Sticker Dude

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 14, 2019 at 4:14pm 3 Comments

...and "last issue" from Keith Chambers:…

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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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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
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Charlotte Geister commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
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Judith Dagan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"What do you think? Is the figure in the center of this collage Hannah? I found the photo as part of an artical about Leonora Carrington.  In the texts artical Hannah was not mentioned. Given that both delt with gender issues and…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
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Toni Hanner -- tonipoet posted a blog post

NO MORE A & P's FOR ME! I SURRENDER!

Please, no more add & passes for me. My mail box has been flooded with them lately and they are just taking more time than I am prepared to give them.I will pass on without adding if I receive them, but would prefer not to have to do that.…See More
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Carmela Rizzuto commented on Amy Candiotti's group Pacific Northwest Mail Artists
"Thanks for organizing this group. I don't qualify as a member by definition of PNW, but I do visit the area. Who knows? I may stop in to visit with the group. My next visit is to check out the Confluence Project--I'm a big fan of Maya…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Peep Land is expanding
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what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" yesterday. 26 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by MoriceMarcuse on Tuesday. 12 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Nov 6. 20 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Article about Mini Accordion Books

Started by Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Nov 4. 6 Replies

I just published an article about making tiny accordion books out of paper scraps and old collage material. Enjoy!…Continue

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Nov 3. 37 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jenny England Oct 31. 529 Replies

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

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 17. 47 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bill Lowenburg Oct 9. 4 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

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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