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John Evans to Mick Boyle 1986

Posted by Mick Boyle on December 6, 2019 at 9:53pm 1 Comment

Avenue B School of…

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Ali Khat and friends for Christmas

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2019 at 1:27pm 4 Comments

Mail Art Martha sent a fun fold-out envelope/mail art.

Pig Year is ending...What surprises inside:…

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Fast delivery from Spain from Mikel

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2019 at 1:08pm 0 Comments

Fun stampings on the envelope is a sure sign it is from Mikel

Several have arrived in the past week

And also a few new Network Add/Pass pages, too.…

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Fast delivery from Spain from Sabela

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2019 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

Holidays are coming,

and Sabela's cats are ready!

A fun card with a doggie, too.

And a small paper band for "Cat Lovers"! Lovely!…

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Incoming: Niniji Chen, Katerina Nikoltsou and Cor Reijn

Posted by William M on December 6, 2019 at 9:23am 2 Comments

An impromptu collaboration with Niniji arrived today. My mail box seems dry so i suspect that the letter carrier got it all wet. My address is completely obliterated. Katerina's mail got wet too, but with minimal…

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Black 'n White in Cascadia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 5, 2019 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

A postcard from Cascadia ArtPost ...very dark? Very Black :-)

and the flip side...very foggy?…

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More stickers from the Dude

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 5, 2019 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Tis so grand to see more stickers from the Sticker Dude,…

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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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There are a lot of Mail-Art cows out there in the network. In this group I try to collect all the images and collect them. Add your own cows and share them with us.See More
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planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Lutz Wohlrab Nov 24. 530 Replies

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

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21. 27 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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 20. 13 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Nov 6. 20 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

Article about Mini Accordion Books

Started by Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Nov 4. 6 Replies

I just published an article about making tiny accordion books out of paper scraps and old collage material. Enjoy!…Continue

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Nov 3. 37 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 17. 47 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

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