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Surprise! Boo!

Posted by Heide Monster on October 14, 2019 at 2:54am 0 Comments

Norma Soulet is definitely in the Halloween mood.  She sent a delicious assortment of scary art.

 

My devil dog thought so too.  Perhaps I'm delusional, but I think the pumpkin art looks interesting after Daisy's…

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Planets from Tofu .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on October 13, 2019 at 5:44pm 0 Comments

Digging out of the Archive

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on October 13, 2019 at 1:21am 3 Comments

I need to destash my Mail Art Archive. It has taken over way too much of my house. What do you all think of this idea:

I will gather up a batch of pieces of mail art from different artists and mail them to anyone who asks for a batch. It will be pretty random. I'm going to keep things I love, obviously, but try to part with the…

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Overwhelmed by Vittore Baroni!!!

Posted by Adam Roussopoulos on October 12, 2019 at 11:55pm 1 Comment

What a amazing surprise in the mail today! I …

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Envelopes came from United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Belgium, USA

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on October 12, 2019 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

I thank the artists who sent me their work. Envelopes came from United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Belgium, USA. Thank you,

Mail Art Martha,

Мария…

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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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Sequoia Postal Art added a discussion to the group Mail-Art Projects List
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Mail Art Call: MONOCHROMATIC

Hello fellow artists! The Sequoia Postal Art Club has a call for all and any art that fits our call:MONOCHROMATICThe art can be depicting any subject or idea (although we ask that it is school appropriate) and can be made from any medium as well as…See More
21 minutes ago
Domenico Ferrara Foria posted photos
41 minutes ago
res nullius aka. "res" commented on Sharon Silverman's status
"So sorry for your loss. Mercury bring you a new one, quickly."
43 minutes ago
Sharon Silverman posted a status
"My computer recently died which upset me a lot. The 50 Mailart Book Project has to be put on hold until I. can afford a new computer"
2 hours ago
Jokie X Wilson posted a status
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Naked Soles: An Artist's Book by Gerda Osteneck (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
"And I can't conclude a mail art body art discussion with out showing two prize pieces. (1) Diane Keys' footprint! I have two and I covet them. (2) I also have a substantial piece of the famed Elgin Shroud, which was a blouse (?) worn by DK…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Naked Soles: An Artist's Book by Gerda Osteneck (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)
"Thank you, Carmela. Monsieur En Feeble is actually - imho - a good mail artist. Personally, I did not appreciate the penis although I get the avant shock trope etc. I understand he is no longer an IUOMA-Ning member, but I believe he still sends out…"
4 hours ago
Mary Anne commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"I think it will not be long before we will be using plain old 'England'. I have artistamps from the 'Disunited States of America' so maybe we could follow suit . . . or should we be banging the drum and emphasise the…"
7 hours ago
Jennifer Wallace commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"I now find it really difficult to write 'United Kingdom' in my address! I have the urge to routinely now write 'United (?) Kingdom'. Now I say that, I wonder why I don't just do it. "
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Jennifer Wallace joined Michael Leigh's group
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Mail Art UK

I'm just interested to see how many mail artists in the UK right now. Are you one?See More
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Bradford commented on Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann's photo
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Collage Inspired by Faux Postage

"In fact, I'm one of 2% of the population in that I have green eyes."
8 hours ago
Bradford commented on Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann's photo
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Collage Inspired by Faux Postage

"Green is my favorite color.  I was thrilled to learn that it was my Dad's favorite as well."
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Bradford commented on Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann's photo
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Lime Green News

"Near Village Square, but that's off of Lindbergh Blvd.  The general directions would be, from I-270, you take the Brown Rd exit / McDonnell-Douglas Blvd and head northwest, then at the 2nd light make another left onto Dunn Rd, then an…"
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Jennifer Wallace posted an album
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Jennifer Wallace posted photos
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Ilya Semenenko-Bassin left a comment for Toni Hanner -- tonipoet
"Hi Toni Museum managers can ask two questions:1) how many kilograms does your collection weigh?2) how much does it cost to transfer from you to Moscow? Toni, what should I answer them?"
9 hours ago
Ilya Semenenko-Bassin left a comment for Toni Hanner -- tonipoet
"Hi Toni. Thank you for your letter. I will turn to the leadership of the Museum of Moscow and ask them this question. Now everything will depend on them. Toni, I will contact you as soon as I receive any answer."
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FromMNQ commented on Anne's photo
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outgoing Oct 2019

"Oh, I have to try this too! Great idea."
9 hours ago
Michael Leigh left a comment for A1 Scrap Metal (Hazel Jones)
"Welcome!   and a hearty hand shape!   may mail pour forth in copious ammounts!"
11 hours ago
Bibiana Padilla Maltos replied to Heleen de Vaan's discussion Hannah Höch in books in the group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"another PDF document  THE ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF HANNAH HÖCH (click that hyperlink to see the whole document) "
11 hours ago

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what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace 15 hours ago. 18 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bill Lowenburg on Wednesday. 4 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Adam Roussopoulos Sep 28. 527 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Sep 25. 18 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers Sep 18. 10 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

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

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk Jul 19. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

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