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This is NOT a blog of mail art from Val

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 9:21am 3 Comments

No, no, no, this is just the envelopes from Val, which are "Security Protected"!

I noticed the above notice, too…

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Packet of mail art omens from Oz...Jack Oudyn

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 9:19am 0 Comments

This "running" envelope from Jack Oudyn in Australia was packed full of goodies:

...postcard,art card,…

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Mammoth Mailing from Borderline Grafix (Part II) (Austin, Texas, USA) + Dadanautik (Bremen, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 20, 2014 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)

October 20,2014 - In an earlier posting, I announced the need for a three-part series to share a mammoth mailing received from Borderline Grafix. The first…

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NEWS FROM THE CANADIAN MESA

Posted by Erni Bär on October 20, 2014 at 12:17pm 3 Comments

At first sight I couldn't tell from where the one I found in my letterbox today really came:…

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And a SPLASH of ORANGE from Keith along with his poetry

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2014 at 6:11pm 7 Comments

Included with Keith's poetry, was this small but super splash-of-color card:

Textured and glowing!

'just had…

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Perfectly Poetic from Keith Chambers

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2014 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

Aha! Amalgamated Confusion has arrived in Greece, too!

...and Cosmos Rocks, definitely :-)

This guy is really…

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Mail Art Calls from Minden,Germany, via three countries!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

German mail art calls that came from Russia...postage says so:

was sent to Italy (stamped from Brescia)! ...And they…

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"Prisoner of T.O.X.I.S." by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 19, 2014 at 5:32pm 3 Comments

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

October 19, 2014 - In September my uneventful (and much-needed) hiatus from online activity and the network prompted the Queen of Trash to unleash a DKult dragnet, as…

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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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"Ciaoooooooo!!!! Domi! è arrivata tua Cartolina!!! GRAZIEEEE!  teniamoci in contatto! e visto che sai scrivere in italiano... vorresti fare un intervento " west east" ? funziona così : ti metti d'accordo con un…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post This is NOT a blog of mail art from Val
"PS I'm going to stop following this from now on, as I can see it turning into a debate, and if I follow it then I'll have less time to make (mail) art. But I sish y'all the very best if you keep it going. In the immortal franglais…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post This is NOT a blog of mail art from Val
"It might not be 'good SPT behaviour' (what is 'SPT?'), but if I mail a series of slightly different but more or less similiar things to several people at the same time, and if they arrive in Thessaloniki or Hamburg before they…"
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"I agree with Val, nice to see the stamps framed. I particularly like the composition on the right."
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"Ha! In fact, Ha! Ha! That is a double positive. You went quiet after my anti-Ikea rant, and I hope I did not offend you. Have you started painting sticks/poles yet? I am now planning an Instalaltion (exhibition) to be called 'Sticks and…"
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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post This is NOT a blog of mail art from Val
"I had received something similar from the man ages ago, I think. Not wanting to blog IT aint good SPT-behaviour, Val!"
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Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"NOPE! Sorry to,disappoint you, Kate, but that beauty is actually a postcard and had been sent to me & Edmund by Laurence from Nancy, France: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/edmund-s-magic-carpet-ride-from-france-to-hamburg "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"That little Edmund riding on the magic carpet is an adorable portrait by Heleen? She loooves Edmund :-) "
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" Kalimera, my dear Valentine :-) No, I did not blog 'em! (that's a double negative? Makes a positive?) This is NOT a blog of mail art from Val "
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Do you receive a lot of phony messages?

Started by Stacey Hopkins in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen 18 hours ago. 4 Replies

Since joining IUOMA, I've gotten an alarming number of messages that are obvious hacks (the message will appear in an e-mail as if posted to my IUOMA inbox, but are not actually there when I click through).Crap like:"Hello my good friend, How are…Continue

Tags: emails, fake, spam

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Sunday. 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ali Price on Sunday. 381 Replies

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

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 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 on Saturday. 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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