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FLIP THE BAVARIAN BLACKSMITH

Posted by Erni Bär on March 28, 2015 at 3:25pm 0 Comments

How to do that you might ask. Well, the answer's easy. You just need two working thumbs and a spool like I have received today by Deutsche Post AG:…

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Trashemics by Diane Keys +! D-Kollabs with Tomoe Nakamura & Egg Tooth (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

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Mail art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

March 28, 2015 - While Diane Keys is best known as the Queen of Trash and DKult’s psychic leader, she is a talented and recognized asemic writer and visual poet as…

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Regan Shrumm: Stuffed Banana

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 28, 2015 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

A wonderful piece with a very funny story.…

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Mail Art call from Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 28, 2015 at 8:57am 5 Comments

...but I don't read German :-(

'must be about the theme:"NO HOME"

so...thanks for the invite!…

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Cascadia Artpost and Colin collab card

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 28, 2015 at 8:56am 0 Comments

Blue splashes amongst the other colors and meds on a collab card from Cascadia Artpost:

some flip side…

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"diode dance" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2015 at 3:30am 4 Comments

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Mail art by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Part II

March 27, 2015 - I…

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Katerina Nikoltsou: Leftover Egg Art and Barcodes to boot

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 27, 2015 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Yes, that is an original egg drawn by Katerina.  And as they say; "One egg in the hand is better than two in the hen."…

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SHARP EDGES FROM CB-DALE, ILLUSION

Posted by Erni Bär on March 27, 2015 at 5:27pm 4 Comments

If one can't call THIS a surprise, I don't know how to define the term - at least in my view:…

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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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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post The Artist in Seine on the way to London
"British artist?"
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Daniel de Culla posted a status
"Season's Greetings and Blzessed Be¡"
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES's video
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El Arte Correo

"Great video.  Love it."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post The Artist in Seine on the way to London
"Who is Alice?"
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Suus in Mokum left a comment for Linda French
"Thank you for your Mail Art! My snipsnap tomcats would like to meet the L'Oreal model ;)"
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Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "diode dance" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)
"28.03.15 Dare De Villo S., ...as Ruud J. states: "Good to see you are still so active on line." ... I find that reading your commentary  is usually helpful in me getting some idea of what is really  going on here (i.e. …"
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Mail art by Linda French (Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA)

"Cubism doesn't get any better than this.  Bravo Linda And thanks for the blog DVS"
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Suus in Mokum left a comment for Cernjul Viviana María
"Ola! Thank you for your Mail Art."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine left a comment for Lorella
"Thank you for your comments Lorella.  You are a saint!  OK maybe not yet, but I'll put your name in to Rome."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Willemien Visser: Face Facts
"Can chickens really fly?"
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De Villo Sloan commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"New work by DK plus collabs with Tomoe and Egg Tooth. http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/trashemics-by-diane-keys-d-kollabs-with-tomoe-nakumara-egg-tooth Are folks in the IUOMA group aware DK was detained yesterday by police…"
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Amy Irwen commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
"They need little bells on their collars"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Wildlife in Hamburg: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art call from Germany
"hahaha..."a mountain of cars"! Well, there is a website for " House St. Martin am Autoberg" and it looks like a cultural center in Frankfurt, with art, music, theater, etc. ...so that is where the exhibit will be, I am…"
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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art call from Germany
"VORSICHT KUNST! = WATCH OUT! ART! I checked the link and found that the place is an institution for homeless people in the vicinity of Frankfurt (http://www.haus-stmartin.de/). That's Herr Klaus Störch who sent out the call: It's…"
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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art call from Germany
"I wouldn't trust those translating progams - or can one? Autoberg is a funny word. It means literally "car-mountain". What could that be? A mountain accessable by car? A huge pile of wrecked cars? Ask me something easier! How about…"
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Brian Hardie joined allison anne's group
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Mail Art Directory

Let's build a directory of mail art across the web - please post links to blogs or other places where you show your mail art incomings and outgoings, calls, exhibitions, resources and history!See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art call from Germany
"Thanks, Erni..me being too lazy to write it up on Google Translate, I imagined that it was about the homeless, etc. Thanks muchly xxx"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Regan Shrumm: Stuffed Banana
"Very funny! Regan is a new member of the Banana Band! "
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects 20 hours ago. 0 Replies

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel on Tuesday. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 15. 0 Replies

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

Tags: Archive, EON, Škuc, Gallery, Slovenia

Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

 
 
 

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