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Received card from Ruth Giles

Posted by Jan Hodgman on May 29, 2017 at 2:37am 0 Comments

Is this totally cool, or what??! Love it, Ruth.

Jan

Pink Rabbit

Posted by FinnBadger on May 28, 2017 at 10:43pm 0 Comments

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As someone pointed out to…
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Mail Art from Germany by Fluxfest Reporter Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 28, 2017 at 4:05am 0 Comments

Mail art by Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

May 27, 2017 - Would I – your faithful and always reliable gateway to the inner machinations of the Eternal Network – ever stoop to ride the coattails of…

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Le Pain

Posted by FinnBadger on May 27, 2017 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

Eric sent me this great bag - apparently it holds two baguettes :) Great matching stamps, and a wonderful monkey stamp, too.…



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Erinn Young's Buddy Jams

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on May 27, 2017 at 2:32am 1 Comment

Here are three finished buddy jams that Erinn started and I finished. I think they're pretty cool except for some reason they look squashed in this photo. Thanks…

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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 over 4500 members....

 

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Jan Hodgman posted a blog post

Received card from Ruth Giles

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Jan Hodgman left a comment for Robyn Banks
"Hi Robyn, I'm woefully behind in getting people'sart up and thanking. So much energy going out to get a piece l in the mail everyday, but I love it. I also love your snail-ful card, and your carved eraser. Very fun! I couldn't find…"
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for Norma Soulet
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FinnBadger posted a blog post

Pink Rabbit

Fun from MomKat As someone pointed out to me, the rabbit is actually white.But I think that pink rabbits have more fun.See More
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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's photo
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altered book pages DIMITRA 17 4

"You send an artwork named in Greek (and your language too) I will try to create a dictionary (lexicon in Greek) For each word there will be and artwork for translation!  "
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stripygoose posted a blog post
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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Jan Hodgman commented on Ti Ar Raden's group Under the same Sky
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Norma Soulet left a comment for Ti Ar Raden
"Thank you for accepting me into the group!"
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Ti Ar Raden left a comment for Norma Soulet
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Norma Soulet is now a member of International Union of Mail-Artists
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De Villo Sloan posted a blog post

Mail Art from Germany by Fluxfest Reporter Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

Mail art by Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)May 27, 2017 - Would I – your faithful and always reliable gateway to the inner machinations of the Eternal Network – ever stoop to ride the coattails of the sensational celebrity of a mail artist who is currently “the toast of the town”? Would the work of named “toast of the town” inexplicably rise (with a bullet) to the top of my “Fab Faves”…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on stripygoose's blog post 346/365.3 ice-cream chicken with blue tail
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Visual poets on FB seem familiar with Jurga Sarapova. I don't think, unfortunately, that she exchanges mail art. She has many albums of work on FB."
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Babies in the Mail!

Started by Tofu in Other yesterday. 0 Replies

This is an amusing and interesting article -A brief history of kids sent through the…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Thursday. 38 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bruno Andrews on Thursday. 42 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

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Rogers May 22. 19 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Beuys hat May 17. 486 Replies

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

Mail Art Project suggestions

Started by Susan Currier in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 16. 3 Replies

Our small gallery located in our small library that is part of our small college in our fairly small state is looking for a big display.  The goal of the library gallery space is to introduce a variety of art displays to students majoring in…Continue

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by xx Jones May 12. 4 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

PAVILION LAUTANIA VIRTUAL VALLEY

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions May 11. 0 Replies

   SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY 1887 - Kurt Schwitters &  Marcel Duchamp “UNIVERSI  POSSIBILI / Verso La Globalità Intelligente”  a cura di  Giovanni Bonanno. Dal 6 maggio 2017 al 26 novembre 2017– Due proposte  internazionali presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Italia, Salerno, Ophen, Virtual

Call for Submissions (new lit rag)

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications May 6. 0 Replies

Please submit to Angry Old Man, a brand new rag. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, mail art, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, etc. Angry Old Man Magazine is dedicated…Continue

Tags: fluxus, poetry, submissions, magazine

PAVILION LAUTANIA VIRTUAL VALLEY, KURT SCHWITTERS / 1887 - Kurt Merz/Ecology

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions May 5. 0 Replies

SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYPAVILION LAUTANIA VIRTUAL VALLEY / 1887 - Kurt Schwitters and Marcel Duchamp "UNIVERSI POSSIBLE / Towards Intelligent Globality" by Giovanni Bonanno. Since May 6, 2017 to November 26, 2017- Two international proposals…Continue

Tags: Salerno, Bongiani, Collezione, Gallery, Italia

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