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a couple of recent arrivals from tonipoet and nancy bell scott

Posted by William M on May 24, 2018 at 7:10am 0 Comments

a nifty collage from tonipoet.



a wonderful asemic piece from nancy bell…

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Mail from Mike Parsons and Bonniediva!

Posted by Norma Soulet on May 23, 2018 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

From Mike Parsons-More Circles (circles of Life, art and what not), a funky postcard and some cute coloring pages.

From Bonniediva - a lovely collage titled" Vintage Drag in Chinatown".....You are so funny! :)…

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Celestial Mailart From the Terrene Embassy!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on May 23, 2018 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

The Celestial Scribe strikes again! Yesterday was a great mailbox Museum day, with the pictured cool envelope and enclosed card. Check it out!…

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Received From Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)

Posted by Carolyn Cline on May 23, 2018 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

Momkat is rocking the mailbox! She sent me this altered card and circled envelope featuring bot circles and her trademark Greek blue!…

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Received From Richard Baudet

Posted by Carolyn Cline on May 23, 2018 at 4:09pm 1 Comment

This magnificent envelope and note arrived yesterday!…

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Mary Grellner sends a trashpo baggie boekie plus

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2018 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Mail fun items from Mary arrived in Greece! ATC, book marker, card,etc.

And a  very lovely designed trashpo…

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Ohhhh, amongst the crowd from Keye in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2018 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

Keye Climacosa created all these little characters,

on the envelope, and on the card inside:…

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Artists-Artistamps from Cascadia Art Post

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Jack Lattemann is making a great series of artistamps

with portraits of mail artists,

and I am happy to be…

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Martine Latrille's Happy Spring Envie

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on May 22, 2018 at 10:52pm 0 Comments

Martine's envelopes are so much fun! Delightful images on a background of a page of a book that seems to be about Bocaccio's Decameron -- what a leap! Merci beaucoup,…

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Mike Parsons Mail Art has Landed in Oregon

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on May 22, 2018 at 10:48pm 1 Comment

Mike Parsons sends kitties, wonderful postage stamps, spinning suns and a terrific newsy letter! 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 4800 members....

 

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INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT / “SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy). "Add and Return" project entitled:“SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY” Curated by Giovanni Bonanno and in collaboration with the Ophen Virtual…Continue

Tags: Salerno, Gallery, Art, Italia, Collezione

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Heide Monster May 12. 25 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

MARCELLO DIOTALLEVI / IN FORMA DI VIAGGIO, FRANCOBOLLI E LETTERE DA CITERA.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 12. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY MARCELLO   …Continue

Tags: Ophen, Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Virtual

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Criptalia Apr 2. 501 Replies

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

Call for Artistamps for Corrigan's Erratic Manifest #4

Started by Bob Corrigan in Mail-Art Projects Mar 27. 0 Replies

Dear IUOMA friends,The next issue of whatever this thing I do is will feature an interview with Sally Wassink (http://www.sallyw.com), and each copy will include one of her artistamps for the readers to enjoy and…Continue

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Deb Wilson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 14. 13 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

Tags: holiday, exchange, valentines

Convocatória Mail Art: II salãoARTEcorreios. Visconde de Mauá ROTA POSTAL

Started by Maurício Rosa in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Convocatória II salãoARTEcorreios - Visconde de Mauá ROTA…Continue

Valentine's Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by carl baker Jan 26. 2 Replies

It's that time of year again, I've got a nice stack of valentine's to mail out in a week or so and I'm sure plenty of you have the same thing in mind- so if you want to receive valentine's post here! If you're looking for people to send a little…Continue

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