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Vintage postcard from Mim inspires visit to Zonar's cafe in Athens

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 19, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

Visiting in Athens these "summer" sunny April days,

'stopped by this famous cafe in the center of Athens:…

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What is Mailart?

Posted by Linda French on April 19, 2015 at 8:51am 7 Comments

One of the things I like best about mailart is that it isn't just one thing, and the only one who sets the rules is the USPS and ourselves. There's always something new to fiddle with. Or, I can forget about it for a few days and fit in a nap somewhere. Tonight I started to paint some envelopes that I'm recycling for a 'bad poetry' mail-out. After about the third mess, I stopped and just thought about it for a minute. I realized I really didn't want to do it. I wanted to create, but I was…

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Carina Flux

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 18, 2015 at 6:05pm 1 Comment

TAIGA

Posted by allison anne on April 18, 2015 at 4:51pm 0 Comments

a piece i made for a friend in okinawa after i saw one of our favorite singers, nika roza danilova (zola jesus). handmade mailer with paper collage and illustration. see the full post here - http://bit.ly/1aFOK4Q…

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cat stuff...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 18, 2015 at 2:52pm 0 Comments

Here I made for Nikki S. 

She seems to like cats so I save the cat photos from the cat food bag. 

I stamped a cat stamp on Mac Donald paper bag and cut and pasted on postcard.

I also pasted a little origami doll just got recently... …

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Australian event!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on April 18, 2015 at 5:38am 2 Comments

If you live near Nowra NSW, Australia,  check out the event that I'm participating in for MIcro-Galleries. My work will be there, but, sadly, I won't. Check it out HERE.…

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Mail From Keith S. Chambers.

Posted by E Elkan on April 17, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

It's always a real treat receiving mail from Keith.

A fancy envelope full of cool bits and pieces. (Hippo stamp!)

"Feeling minimal for…

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London? Who is coming to "Enjoy London"?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 17, 2015 at 10:28pm 16 Comments

Stripygoose Sue will be there...and a few others?

...a birdie or two with Katerina?

MomKat plans to arrive at…

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"A Fish got Caught with a Plastic" trash art...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 17, 2015 at 2:09pm 4 Comments

I will send this trash art to De Villo.

I picked up the unit code, and medicine capsule on the street.

Fish is from newspaper. 

My teacher liked my fish painting so I cut out as a reference. …

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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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Mail Art Martha commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post London? Who is coming to "Enjoy London"?
"Sorry you cannot come over Heleen it would have been very nice to meet you and also to see you again Dean . It is only an  intimate rendevouz with only us three girls, Katerina, Sue and I. May be Helena, Andy and Verity will join, if Verity…"
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Vintage postcard from Mim inspires visit to Zonar's cafe in Athens

Visiting in Athens these "summer" sunny April days,'stopped by this famous cafe in the center of Athens: Zonar's:That's an altered mail art postcard that Mim had sent some time ago,from friends who have a Greek restaurant in Richmond, Virginia.The cafe in Athens had closed some time back but fortunately has been remodeledand reopened in it's 1940's splendid decor.…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post HeART Mail Art and more from MIM
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post HeART Mail Art and more from MIM
"Had to ad these photos from today's visit with Edmund to the REAL Zonar's cafe in Athens: Thanks again, Mim...that is a rare postcard that you sent!"
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SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

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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

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

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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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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bodil Bjergbaek Apr 4. 399 Replies

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

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

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

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