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Martha mails holiday drawings

Posted by Brooke Cooks on October 1, 2014 at 9:57pm 0 Comments

Mail Art Martha sent me two cards and repro cigarette card.  The theme seemed to be horses with one card for the Year of the horse, and a team of horses on the cigarette card. Horse stamp on the envelope too.  Thanks for the sketches of your time on holiday.  …

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Val sends faces

Posted by Brooke Cooks on October 1, 2014 at 9:51pm 0 Comments

Val sent me a lovely drawing, some encouraging words, and a card with finger knitting (my guess anyhow) and a floppy disc clip attached.  How creatively cool!  I love the reverse of the card.  The heading is "Watussi und Zulus".  It reiminds me of the song lyric, "do the Watussi.."  My fave is the smiling red stamped face.  Thanks Val.…

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Thank you card for another mail art project

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2014 at 9:07pm 1 Comment

Another card arrived today with a thanks for participation

Remember the fun "ZOO ART"? It was all about…

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A FACE from Georgia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2014 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

Very nice card arrived today from Thess to Thess :-)

Georgia sent a "thank you" for her donate-to-IUOMA…

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Cristina Blank aka 5 Blanks: The Kings glasses of the 8th to the 19th century

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 1, 2014 at 7:17pm 1 Comment

Always a treat awaits me when I see a 5 blanks envelope in the mailbox.

This one is made on what…

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West Coast School by Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 1, 2014 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

Askew - 9.30.14 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)

October 1, 2014 - This is the first mail-art I have received from Stan Askew in California. I offer many thanks for this fine package of wonderfully crafted…

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Carina Granlund: To Ash to Ash to Dust to Dusk

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 1, 2014 at 6:42pm 2 Comments

Or as the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them.…

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Very abstract? Very trashpo? Very Haptic!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2014 at 4:53pm 1 Comment

You see these tantalizing textures?…

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IF YOU SEE THE MONAURAL BUNNY ON THE ROAD SAY HELLO

Posted by Erni Bär on October 1, 2014 at 4:26pm 2 Comments

This fine postcard I found in my letterbox today:…

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Thank you Carina ! I love comics !

Posted by Lorella on September 30, 2014 at 11:40pm 0 Comments

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........

 

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De Villo Sloan replied to De Villo Sloan's discussion The TrashPo Litzer Prize - Landfill of Fame in the group All Things Trashpo
"(The following message has been approved by KDJ) I am thrilled to announce that, after a thorough review of the voluminous nomination materials, THE COMMITTEE has voted to award the TrashPo Litzer Prize to Richard Canard for the infamous DK Trashpo…"
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Ian C Dengler posted a photo
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Tracy Anderson
"Proud to be your friend, Tracy"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Diane Keys's group All Things Trashpo
"Diane, absolutely marvellous poetry about Stuffies and Trashies, deserves  the Trashpo Litser Prize. For sure!"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Brooke Cooks
"Glad you enjoyed the bookie, yes I also wish for summer here in grey England! That is the purpose of art, perhaps, to make us dream."
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Luigi Starace joined Georgia Grigoriadou's group
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"Exchange faces" donating to IUOMA

This group is made to support IUOMA by donating via PayPal.I "Exchange Faces" of my project, for more than 5euros you donate at IUOMA.Every time you donate money via Paypal, i will post you a postcard.All postcards are unique and numbered from 1 to 350, but i donate only 50 for this purpose.Please, join the group and support IUOMA.ISee More
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Luigi Starace joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Facebook and IUOMA

IUOMA  is also on Facebook, and IUOMA-members are also active on the larger social network of facebook. Here you can leave links and ideas and connections with Facebook. Thoughts on Facebook, and news on Facebook activities.See More
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Luigi Starace joined Rod Summers / VEC's group
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ROD in VENICE II

From the 30th September I am back in Venice for a residency and exhibition at the Emily Harvey Foundation. I will spend a part of each day photographing 'The Colours of Venice' and posting them here, I will also make videos of 'Venice in Transit'.If you haven't had the good fortune to visit the beautiful city then join me here and let me show it to you through the lens of my camera.See More
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Bruno Cassaglia posted photos
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Carina commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Carina Granlund: To Ash to Ash to Dust to Dusk
"Dean, you did get the right translation. "Tuhkaksi" means "to ash(es)". Navigation through comics and maps is easier than the Finnish grammar ;) Thanks, Dean and Katerina! "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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Erni Bär commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo
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"My life would have been different, if only....I COULD TOLERATE OTHER PEOPLES' MESSES"

"If you still like reading good books I recommend the ultimate messi-book of all times - FAN MAN by American writer William Kotzwinkle. One of the funniest episodes in it is the first-person narrator describing the situation of him having…"
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Valentine Mark Herman left a comment for Shellie Lewis
"The tragedy of people posting photos of Basset Hounds running....and the joy that they must have in doing so. (Sometimes I wonder not just why people -- in this case Basset Hound owners -- bother to make and post such photos -- but also why…"
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"My life would have been different, if only....I COULD TOLERATE OTHER PEOPLES' MESSES"

"Sound advice, Erni, but if you ever try and do something like that in my spaces, then it will be YOU who will be swept under the bed."
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Erni Bär commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo
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"My life would have been different, if only....I COULD TOLERATE OTHER PEOPLES' MESSES"

"My advice: JUST DON'T CARE & MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Back in times of Buddhist Glory a friend of mine and me were invited into one of the Belgian's monks's room for a chat with tea and cookies at the Buddhist center of Yeunten…"
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Snappy posted a status
"More than 80 new mail art posts - see them at - http://snappyservice.blogspot.ca/"
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Brooke Cooks commented on Michele K. Henderson's photo
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Mail Art: Rec'd from Douglas Galloway,"Military Issue"

"Doug Galloway 212 NW 24th Street, Battleground Washington 98604"
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Shellie Lewis left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"The joy and tragedy of gravity: Basset Hounds Running"
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Shellie Lewis commented on Michele K. Henderson's photo
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Mail Art: Rec'd from Douglas Galloway,"Military Issue"

"I need to mail back to this artist, do you know his page on IUOMA? He never had a return address on the postcard. ^^' "
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Roberto Scala on Saturday. 380 Replies

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

IS SIZE IMPORTANT IN CONTEMPORARY ART?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ian C Dengler on Saturday. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will come to the artist, etc.I know there are…Continue

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Laura Elizabeth on Friday. 16 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

GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI A SALERNO (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 7. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYMOSTRA  RETROSPETTIVAPalazzo Virtuale“GACONCETTUAL POETRY”G.A.CAVELLINI1914 - 2014 Dal 7 settembre 2014  al 27 ottobre 2014Retrospettiva   dedicata  a Guglielmo Achille  Cavellini in occasione del Centenario  della …Continue

Tags: Bonanno, Giovanni, Gallery, Virtual, Sandro

Mail Art Call

Started by Márcia Godinho Leal in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Márcia Godinho Leal Aug 30. 1 Reply

Tema / Theme: "A minha casa" / "My house"Tamanho / Size: livre / freeTécnica / Technique: livre / freeSem júri e sem entradas / No jury and no feesData limite / Deadline: 29/11/2014Exibição /Exhibition: " A minha casa" - Coffee ShopMorada /…Continue

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Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Visual Mom Aug 29. 36 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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