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FAB Collage by R.F. Cote (Sainte-Flavie, Quebec, Canada)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 25, 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member R.F. Cote (Sainte-Flavie, Quebec, Canada)

October 25, 2015 - R.F. Cote sent me a stunning, original collage. This large postcard-size work is very topical as anyone…

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The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2014 at 9:30pm 6 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)

October 24, 2014 - I certainly do not want to take the role of someone's mother, but I finally received mail-art from Carina Granlund. I…

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Postal Strike

Posted by Cuan Miles on October 24, 2014 at 8:03pm 3 Comments

Please understand and feel our frustration.  The South African Post Office workers have been striking for the past ten weeks with no end in sight.…

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keith chambers poemailart

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:33pm 3 Comments

is he the man is named Keith?…

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Claudia Garcia

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:27pm 1 Comment

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NBA? no NSA? NO NBS? Yes!

Posted by Frieder Speck on October 24, 2014 at 7:02pm 1 Comment

Thanks Nancy!

Susan McAllister's trashtapestry arrives even more perfect

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on October 24, 2014 at 6:11pm 3 Comments

Maybe it's a Zen Garden… whatever you want to call 74 1601, as far as I'm concerned it's an aesthetic triumph that beat it's way from California, taking TEN days to arrive as a postcard! Mail…

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No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 24, 2014 at 3:00pm 12 Comments

No... wire... hangers. What are wire hangers doing in this mail-art when I told you: no wire hangers in mail-art EVER? I work and work 'till I'm half-dead, and I hear people saying, "She's getting old." And what do I get? A daughter... who cares as…

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mailart martha and stripygoose hit the gallery@oxo, London's Southbank

Posted by stripygoose on October 24, 2014 at 10:53am 0 Comments

mailart martha and stripygoose both exhibited envelopes at a charity exhibition on London's Southbank. The brief was simple yet confusing, the exhibition was wonderful, the charity - National Brain Appeal - raised thousands and we had a friendly meet-up at the gallery.

Take a look at the 276 envelopes that were on display. Here's the link to the on-line gallery:…

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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........

 

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Eduardo Cardoso commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Loove the circle roller! Yes, brilliant! As far as cats and circles go, my cat totally ignored the nice cardboard circlular enclosure that I made and put on the floor. Walked right by it. Hmm. "
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K.S. Chambers commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Ruud, did you make this circle roller? That's absolutely brilliant."
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joachim left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
"Hi Valentine. I don't know if my former message reached you. But here again. I live in the south of Maastricht, at the Belgian border with Vroenhoven in a quarter that's called Daalhof. I know Cadier; lived there myself in the early…"
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joachim left a comment for Petrolpetal
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Gilat Gur-Arie Greenberg left a comment for Petrolpetal
"thank you, I look forward to your mail!"
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PASCAL left a comment for Petrolpetal
"I will send a ""mail-art " to you , soon......... Amitiés de France"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post No Wire Hangers in Mail-Art! EVER! Do you understand? No Wire Hangers!
"Like Franz Kafka's story: "The Hanger Artist""
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
"Carina, I only did this because I know you are so conscientious I could make you feel guilty. Rebecca or someone did recently receive two handmade books from you, but maybe there is a reason for that. I did send you something, I think in September.…"
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Carina commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post The Village People? A Finnish Clinic? A Film that Should Stay Forgotten?- Cryptic News from Carina Granlund (Petsmo, Finland)
"My hotel looks good! Thanks for a great blog and comments, DVS / everyone! I will send a thicker package next time, but like so many others have experienced I wonder what is actually worth to send. Lol, not that it is seen in my mailings. Susan,…"
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Susan McAllister commented on Rebecca Guyver's blog post Susan McAllister's trashtapestry arrives even more perfect
"Thanks for blogging, Rebecca. I'm pleased you like it. You are right, Diane. I am not usually drawn to earth tones, but something about that background paper drew me in."
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Petrolpetal left a comment for Carla Visser
"Hi! Let me know if you would like to exchange mail art!"
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Petrolpetal left a comment for Bianca Nandzik
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Petrolpetal left a comment for PASCAL
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Petrolpetal left a comment for Yana Fux Galitsky
"Hi! Let me know if you would like to exchange mail art! Your photos look so interesting and textual!"
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Petrolpetal left a comment for Erica Chamlee
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati on Thursday. 382 Replies

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

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin on Wednesday. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON Oct 19. 18 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

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Oct 18. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Oct 18. 4 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

Art on the Address side of Postcards?

Started by Dawn Mudore in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Oct 13. 20 Replies

I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue

 
 
 

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