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Charlotte Geister's Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on August 10, 2020 at 6:23pm 0 Comments

Such beautiful work from "holidays at the German Northern Sea." Wow that sounds cold! She says the lighthouse is "the famous Westerhever Lighthouse." Such a nice interplay of flower and the lighthouse!

Carmen Kennedy's Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on August 10, 2020 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

Some of the stamps on this are hand-carved -- I think it's a wonderful combination of textures and styles. The background is really great! Thanks, Carmen!

Amalgamated Confusion's Postcard

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on August 10, 2020 at 6:16pm 0 Comments

Pretty much sums up 2020, don't you think?

Judy Dagan's Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on August 10, 2020 at 6:14pm 0 Comments

Judy sent me a cool collage/painted piece and a wonderful Zine. I love the envelope,…

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Incoming: Braincell 1086, Jenn Mittenberger and Amalgamated Confusion

Posted by William M on August 10, 2020 at 5:32pm 0 Comments

Braincell 1086 which arrived some time last week.



Some fun stuff from Jenn. Especially digging the altered baseball card. I guess technically that makes it an ATC. …



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Message from Picasso

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 10, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Picasso Gaglione was preparing a Greek FeMail Art event with these participants:

during this Covid Era, that is postponed :-(…

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Alpha Mail, Male Art

Posted by Francis Lammé on August 10, 2020 at 9:09am 0 Comments

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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Incoming: Braincell 1086, Jenn Mittenberger and Amalgamated Confusion

Braincell 1086 which arrived some time last week.…See More
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Ann Golden replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Have another trio completed,started by Pg and adddcto by Heather. Peg do you have a preference ?"
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Ann Golden replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Fleur,do you have a preference ?"
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Jennifer Wallace replied to Samantha Price's discussion Outgoing envelope pics
"Fair point. After thinking about it, I stopped posting mail I send out to people who use this website."
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group Black and white
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William M commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post Adam Roussopoulos Artistamps
"i'd say we're both lucky! :)"
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"Jimmy - Not shredding A&Ps, but Josh Ronsen has been re-purposing it. Is this what you were thinking of or is this something different? http://ronsen.org/mailart/add/index.html"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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"What a fabulous Front Door Gallery!"
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4.FDG.JUNE JULY

The present show which should stay until the next one in October but with the unBritish heat we are experincing the blue tack dries up and the artwork drops down. Good exercise for me.
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Sarah Malpas
"Ay ay ay caramba! No address for Fleece Mother"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Sarah Malpas
"Welcome Sarah! How come you are a mail artist since 1990 and  I had not met you? Must sort that out. Expect something from me, ready or not! ( I like Fleece Mother as an alias, great.)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Francis Lammé's blog post Received Postcard -collage!- from Mim Golub Scalin
"...and nice to have the postal system place the cancel stamp across the sky!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Francis Lammé's blog post Received Postcard from Anaheim, so I guess Keith S. Chambers
"Yes, this is from Keith Chambers..super nice!"
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"yes please of course i would, and this answer goes to all the ATC jammers. i enjoy taking part and im starting to make some individual cards also to send to folks i mail to."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) posted blog posts
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Francis Lammé posted blog posts
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
"The BLUE sky from Cascadia ArtPost: ...with postal code strip :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mim Golub Scalin's blog post 4 cards today
"Congrats to Mica for her fine ZOOM wedding! And what a fine idea to hold an outdoor exhibit, all the best xxx"
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Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace 2 hours ago. 9 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Richard BAUDET yesterday. 3 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Aug 2. 2 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

The New SCE Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects Aug 1. 0 Replies

It has been a long time coming, and the perfection of the 'Whizbang' has been done. Soon, it is 'Behold! The SCE Whizbang!More communications and pics, soon..Continue

Mail Art Call - Postal Outliers

Started by Fonda L. Portales in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Jul 29. 1 Reply

All submission will be archived in the University's Special Collections and Archives and will be a wonderful complement to the collection of late Professor Tom Trusky.…Continue

Tags: Call, Art, Mail

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Summer Rountree Jul 26. 550 Replies

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

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Jul 15. 6 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

Birthday notice

Started by Carien van Hest in Other Jul 7. 0 Replies

In the right column of the IUOMA homepage one can see whose birthday it is today, and tomorrow. Is there a possibility to see whose birthday it is next week from today (or maybe two weeks is better?), so that people can prepare a real birthday mail?…Continue

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Jun 26. 4 Replies

Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue

Tags: thesis, Pedagogics, Children, Master, Teacher

Presentazione della Retrospettiva di Coco Gordon, Italy 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 12. 0 Replies

COCO  GORDON “Timeless, Senzatempo”La natura tra performance e Exploding Booksdi Sandro  Bongiani "I empower myself to make…Continue

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