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IF YOU SEE THE ONE EARED BUNNY ON THE ROAD SAY HELLO

Posted by Erni Bär on October 1, 2014 at 1:33pm 0 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

Thank you Mariana Serban!

Posted by Lorella on September 30, 2014 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

Thank you Mariana Serban!

Posted by Lorella on September 30, 2014 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

No Elgin Marbles from Elgin

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 30, 2014 at 5:58pm 0 Comments

Now this arrived with no name, no address, BUT

(no buts about it!) There is "Elgin", there is DK :-)

...Elgin…

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Mail Art Martha sends some beauties!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 30, 2014 at 4:42pm 4 Comments

This arrived last week, but first now able to blog, I did open it :-)

Mail Art Martha is back in England, but the…

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Mail Art from Piro in Puerto Rico

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 30, 2014 at 4:40pm 0 Comments

Always a joy to receive something from Piro…

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From Nashville, Tennessee...a nice "thank you" for participating in "Priority Mail"

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 30, 2014 at 4:39pm 1 Comment

Jason Brown sent out this card as a thank you from his mail art project.

Looks like he had a very successful…

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MinX Kit for Sinclair Scripa (Ludlow, Vermont, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on September 30, 2014 at 1:46pm 1 Comment

Sinclair - 9.29.2014 - 1

Mail-art by Sinclair Scripa (Ludlow, Vermont, USA)

September 30, 2014 - My near-neighbor to the east, Sinclair Scripa, is fast becoming a regular correspondent. In the spring she sent me a Fluxus event…

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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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IF YOU SEE THE ONE EARED BUNNY ON THE ROAD SAY HELLO

This fine postcard I found in my letterbox today:What might have happened to that animal's left ear? An terrible accident when riding that trolley or did he wear those oversized (for him) boots and lost his balance injuring himself that way? Will we ever learn?…See More
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Henning Mittendorf left a comment for SACS Arte
"Thank you, dear friends, for your friendly contact. Much creativity and all the best! HeMi"
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Carina's photo
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Artist in Seine I

"Only if I had just one more of these photos.  I really think it needs just one more."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Amy Irwen: Bugger All
"I'm sure that Amy has turned bright red with your explanation Val.  No I don't think they say that either on the other side of the pond.  Anyway, not without out getting their mouth washed out with soap from their Moms."
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Tracy Anderson commented on Lorella's photo
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blue house

"Very nice."
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Eduardo Cardoso commented on liketelevisionsnow's group Plagiarized Invisible Art
"More invisibles. Though these are quite visible. http://minimalissimo.com/2010/03/the-invisibles/"
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Tracy Anderson commented on Lorella's photo
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Street by Lorella

"This is wonderful."
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Tracy Anderson commented on Lorella's photo
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Welcome to Liguria

"This is a fun one."
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Tracy Anderson commented on Lorella's photo
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old town

"This is beautiful!"
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"This is nice. It makes me want to go to the beach."
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Tracy Anderson left a comment for Lorella
"Thank you for all of your nice comments about my art."
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Andrea Roccioletti posted photos
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One Pixel Work

"It depends on the side of observation"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on liketelevisionsnow's group Plagiarized Invisible Art
"There was an Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, in the summer of 2012 entitled, "INVISIBLE: Art About the Unseen, 1957 - 2012". It consisted of white walls, blank canvasses, unused sheets of paper, as well as 50 works that could…"
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De Villo Sloan posted photos
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Andrea Roccioletti's photo
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One Pixel Work

"Is it a male, female or genderneutral pixel?"
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Ian C Dengler posted a photo
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Carina commented on Carina's photo
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Artist in Seine I

"Ha, love your motion studies and title, Dean! "
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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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