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TWO too Fantastic from Finnbadger

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 3, 2020 at 9:27am 0 Comments

Even though mail to and from the USA is delayed, slow,

still Finnbadger sends with the hope that one day all will arrive in my mail box.

and two more "Women of Science" have arrived!…

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Selvages Town from Patricia Landon

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 3, 2020 at 9:26am 0 Comments

Fabulous, with selvages,

and MOON postage:

Thank you, Patricia!…

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How do I find Vic Jonez?

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 3, 2020 at 2:00am 0 Comments

How do I find Vic Jonez?
This piece was sent by Vic Jonez. His mailing address has changed since then... Help me find Vic. I can complete this part and return it to the initiator.

My heartfelt thanks to Thea Hollister

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 3, 2020 at 12:41am 0 Comments

May 2020 post from USA.

My heartfelt thanks to Thea Hollister (Seattle, Washington, USA) for the Mail Art. The back streets of a big city seem to flow into space, and a cosmic sense of space reigns in the night…

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Mail Art Omens from Jokie Wilson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 2, 2020 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Stickers and things for mail art,

little Greek images, and artistamps:…

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Mail Art Goodies from Jane Lyons

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 2, 2020 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

ORANGE cow on the Add/Pass

and another COW, too :-)

Jayne enclose two Add/Pass pages, going out in the network soon:…

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Other HOuston Artist

Posted by Heide Monster on June 2, 2020 at 2:47pm 0 Comments

Very cool textured card and photo from Brittany Ellis.  The photo of the bayou is so lushious…

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Flyer of the postal art project -Landscape 2019-

Posted by Artgallery MCL on June 1, 2020 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

 Flyer of the postal art project -Landscape 2019-
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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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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Jokie X Wilson
"Thanks for all the goodies! xxx Mail Art Omens from Jokie Wilson"
11 minutes ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for FinnBadger
"Thanks for always sending these Women of Science during the Covid Era! see: TWO too Fantastic from Finnbadger Always a joy to see you in the mail :-) xxx"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Johannes Groß's event Unicorn Mail Art
"Unicorns here in the wildness of the Queendom of Retaillia are very wild and I am having trouble catching one so in the meantime I am admiring the very friendly not at all nasty Greek troupe. It seems that the Unicorn of the legend has heeling…"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Sabela Baña's blog post I received mail art : Artistamp project realized By C. Mehrl Bennett , I´m among , and book of Barbara Lubliner from USA
"20/20 VISION!"
16 minutes ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) posted blog posts
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Sabela Baña
"No mail art from Spain has arrived, and my postoffice does not allow me to send to Spain yet. One day, when the planes can fly to and from Greece, then maybe mail art will come.  A Greek CAT for you here online:"
28 minutes ago
Michael Leigh commented on Mick Boyle's group Digital Mailart
"Thanks Mick.  I don't do much digital art but happy to join in.  I just used the "paint" app on my Windows 10 PC.  What other apps are out there I wonder?"
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Ilya Semenenko-Basin posted blog posts
7 hours ago
Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) left a comment for Maggie Mize
"Hi, Ive just revisted my old mail art. I have several ATC's and ATC jams, from you and also some of my old decos that did make it home to me, had a page from you in them. :-)"
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Bruno Cassaglia posted albums
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Mick Boyle's group Digital Mailart
"interferenze multiple"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Cow group
"ORANGE COW from Jane Lyons, too...moooo :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Cow group
"BLUE COW from Jane Lyons"
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When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Alan Brignull yesterday. 5 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

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace on Sunday. 5 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed in PROBLEMS on Friday. 0 Replies

I would like to start a surrealist group. How would I go about this?Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) May 27. 10 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 22. 547 Replies

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

Back Back Back again after a long break!

Started by Lindsay Stewart in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 18. 4 Replies

HI FOLX! I took a long break off of mail art (5-7 years) but I’m back with a reignited passion for  sending and receiving weird shit in the mail. I haven’t stopped making in the past years and I have a couple “ADD N’ PASS” projects that I’d love to…Continue

HOMAGE TO MAIL ART

Started by STEFAN BALOG in Other. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace May 8. 1 Reply

HOMAGE TO MAIL- ART   Collages on canvas, 100x200 cm, 2020      Created by:  Stefan Balog       790 stamps from 77 countries – 6 continents ( Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,…Continue

Abbreviations

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott May 4. 12 Replies

Is there a list of abbreviations concerning mail art?A&PATCMAand so on. Please help me out.Continue

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Apr 22. 4 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

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