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The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2014 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

October 24, 2014 - I certainly do not want to take the role of someone's mother, but I finally received mail-art from Carina Granlund. I…

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Postal Strike

Posted by Cuan Miles on October 24, 2014 at 8:03pm 3 Comments

Please understand and feel our frustration.  The South African Post Office workers have been striking for the past ten weeks with no end in sight.…

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keith chambers poemailart

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:33pm 3 Comments

is he the man is named Keith?…

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Claudia Garcia

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:27pm 1 Comment

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NBA? no NSA? NO NBS? Yes!

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:02pm 1 Comment

Thanks Nancy!

Susan McAllister's trashtapestry arrives even more perfect

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on October 24, 2014 at 6:11pm 2 Comments

Maybe it's a Zen Garden… whatever you want to call 74 1601, as far as I'm concerned it's an aesthetic triumph that beat it's way from California, taking TEN days to arrive as a postcard! Mail…

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No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2014 at 3:00pm 11 Comments

No... wire... hangers. What are wire hangers doing in this mail-art when I told you: no wire hangers in mail-art EVER? I work and work 'till I'm half-dead, and I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A daughter... who cares as…

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mailart martha and stripygoose hit the gallery@oxo, London's Southbank

Posted by stripygoose on October 24, 2014 at 10:53am 0 Comments

mailart martha and stripygoose both exhibited envelopes at a charity exhibition on London's Southbank. The brief was simple yet confusing, the exhibition was wonderful, the charity - National Brain Appeal - raised thousands and we had a friendly meet-up at the gallery.

Take a look at the 276 envelopes that were on display. Here's the link to the on-line gallery:…

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A box-top from Eraser Heed!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 24, 2014 at 8:30am 4 Comments

Now here is an usual mailing...naked box top!

Wonderfully printed with Niklas' rubber stampings:…

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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........

 

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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
"Darn if I haven't been very honored. Thanks for that, Susan. Thanks for the collective mind of the network as I wasn't putting that together. I consider Carina a very good friend and this explains what the mailing is about. Wow, a Tom…"
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Susan McAllister commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
"DeVillo, I believe you have been honored to receive mail with the Tom of Finland stamp. Firstly, Tom is very popular in Finland. And this series of stamps has been very well-received by people all over the world who have been trying to purchase…"
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Mick Boyle joined Diane Keys's group
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All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!
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Richard BAUDET commented on Janine Weiss's photo
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Un américain à Paris

"Janine ... Help ! I love this  collage-serie ...What can I do to receive  only ONE ? ................ Would you like to get another M A from me ?"
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yves maraux commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!
"eggs her side ! chicken wires around !"
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Thanks to : Arturo Fallico — USA, Owen Wilson — USA, Nicole Eippers — BELGIUM, Torill Elizabeth Larsen — NORWAY, Luiza Alexandra Lewczuk — BRASIL, Nancy Dornelles — BRASILHitchBOT w/David Harris Smith, Frouke Zeller and Colin Gagich — CANADA, Marta…
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De Villo Sloan posted photos
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Andrea Roccioletti commented on Andrea Roccioletti's photo
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Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for stan askew
"Thanks, Stan. The little things you say and do..."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!
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stan askew left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"as it happens, i am also a big buddy holly fan. i don't have a shrine, but i do have 2 very good friends who are from ropes, texas, which is near to where buddy grew up. a number of years ago, at my request, they brought me back a photo of…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
"Thx DK, since posting I've been informed that Carina has sent me a stamp (w/the leather guy) from Tom of Finland who does homo-erotic art. I need to get out more. I know Tom of Oakland. That's about it. Carina is a very, very fine…"
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Diane Keys commented on Rebecca Guyver's blog post Susan McAllister's trashtapestry arrives even more perfect
"so pretty haven't seen anything like this from Susan before i wonder if the embroidered flower is a found object? either way I like how it looks kind of sad in its' trashy landscape"
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Diane Keys commented on Cuan Miles's blog post Postal Strike
"Cuan!! Petrol!!  I am so sorry! I go nuts when it's a federal holiday. This might force you into email art. I am now fantasizing of breaking into these hoarded mail facilities and rolling in mail"
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Diane Keys commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
"my recent mail art from Carina had some Village People qualities as well. I find this unusual for Carina. What could it mean? I associate Carina with a soft color palette, a gentle hand, a subtle perspective tweak. Is her old style Finnished?"
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Diane Keys commented on Andrea Roccioletti's photo
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Andrea Roccioletti left a comment for Kit Gonzales Moore
"Hi Kit, I'm taking a look at your works, very interesting. Thank you for your compliments! Maybe we can exchange soon some mailart. Cheers!"
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Ian C Dengler commented on Ian C Dengler's photo
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StarCrossed2

"Countdown to Halloween 7. Conor McHugh: philosopher free from taking part in life."
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Ian C Dengler posted photos
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati on Thursday. 382 Replies

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

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin on Wednesday. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON Oct 19. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Oct 18. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Oct 18. 4 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

Art on the Address side of Postcards?

Started by Dawn Mudore in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Oct 13. 20 Replies

I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue

 
 
 

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