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Vispo Cut-Up by Juan Lopez de Ael (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pas Vasco, Spain)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 29, 2015 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by Juan Lopez de Ael (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pais Vasco,…

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Remember 1984?...add 'n pass from Vic Jonez

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 29, 2015 at 7:46pm 1 Comment

Vic is not a member here at IUOMA, but he sent this…

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Po-card by DharmaDada Keith S. Chambers aka Amalgamated Confusion (Anaheim, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 29, 2015 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Keith S. Chambers aka Amalgamated…

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Mainline and More from MailArtMartha

Posted by FinnBadger on July 29, 2015 at 3:09pm 2 Comments

Martha sent this great minizine featuring her drawings of a pair of horses she met. It is enclosed in one of her trademark newspaper homemade envelopes, and accompanied with a trashpo flyer, and a collage where she reused part of the…

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Gorgeous envelope from Diana Hale

Posted by Mizael Contreras on July 28, 2015 at 8:03pm 0 Comments

I finally received my postcard for The Philpott Lake Project run by Diana Hale, but what I really love is the beautiful linocut envelope she send it in. :)…

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Linda French's Scary Clown Costume

Posted by David Stafford on July 28, 2015 at 3:36am 1 Comment

Linda French of Tiny Two Harbors, MN sent…

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Photos - Incredible Package from Monsenhor

Posted by Tammy Riggins on July 28, 2015 at 12:10am 2 Comments

I received a very generous package crammed with goodies from Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Portugal. Included were vintage papers, envelopes, doilies,…

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Artist in Seine in America

Posted by FinnBadger on July 27, 2015 at 10:14pm 5 Comments

AiS sneakily sent a card from his trip to the US. There is always a lot to look at on his mail art and I almost didn't notice the stamp - it is from one of my favorite sets, EarthScapes.…



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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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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by SaraMarie Bottaro on Monday. 19 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis on Friday. 3 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dale Johnson Jul 16. 410 Replies

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

ABOUT EVENT CALLs

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

Well... imagine someone creates an event for a mail art call.And that I have more than one idea and end up creating more than one artwork.Do you think correct to mail one to the "EVENT CALLER" and the rest to some other participant of such event? Or…Continue

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RECEIVED & SENT ARTWORK

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions Jul 7. 0 Replies

Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue

SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

inaugurazione  venerd' alle 20,30  - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue

PADIGLIONE TIBET / 80° compleanno di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jul 3. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia   …Continue

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