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From Eduardo Cardoso

Posted by liketelevisionsnow on April 27, 2015 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

Collage from friend Eduardo accompanied by other items, including an Add & Return.…

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A handmade upcycling medicine box...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:51am 0 Comments

The last medicine box was too large, so I made a new one now.

If you want the last one, please let me know I can give out.…

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Dear Erni

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:38am 1 Comment

I always has to wait till the HSV wins a game to post one of your works thats the reason why I´m so late! ;)

bath roman

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:32am 0 Comments

I made a magnet with a bath roman (name of the Japanese bath salts) pull top. Behind it I pasted a sheet of magnet cut-out with the size.…

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xxjones

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

sent me mäander! Thank you!

Keith Chambers the second

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:26am 1 Comment

Some more Dotheads are greating an I `m happy Thank…

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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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A Celebration of Mail-Art/ Passing the Flame

Works received will be a component in Anna Banana’s retrospective exhibition 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana Sept. 19/15 to Jan. 3/16, with an opening event Sept. 18/15 from 8-10 pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria All works received will be exhibited and in workshops conducted by Banana, OPENED & REPLIES created by gallery visitors who agree to create and mail a response to your work, so . . . . make your envelope APPEALLING! THEME: A CELEBRATION OF MAIL ART; Passing the Flame DEADLINE: July 31, 2015 FORMAT: Max size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches - 14 x 21.5 cm. WORKS RECEIVED will be passed on to those who respond to them, but will remain on display until the end of the exhibit. A CATALOG documenting the Celebration will be sent TO ALL SENDERS The gallery will make scans of some of them for possible use in the catalog. SEND YOUR WORKS TO: A Celebration of Mail Art Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 4P1 REGIFTING THE BANANAS, another…See More
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"The photo she holds looks like a still from "12 Angry Men."  This is a very thought-provoking piece. I like it."
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"That is a boatload of postage. Congratulations on completing your project. One envelope for each week of the year?"
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paga (friendly crocodile pond)

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Long Trail

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Linda French commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Pam, this is so beautiful."
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Bill Porter commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Received from my neighbor to the east, Pam Ash, today. Excellent ink and wash... Thanks, Pam! "
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart yesterday. 402 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES Apr 4. 1 Reply

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

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TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

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

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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