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Spontaneity from Tiffany

Posted by FinnBadger on August 4, 2015 at 3:47am 0 Comments

It's always fun to receive something unexpected in the mail. Tiffany spontaneously sent this outstanding piece inside an outstanding envelope.…



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..Cherchez Laurence...

Posted by Mariana Serban on August 3, 2015 at 11:31pm 1 Comment

 Thank you so much Res,for the explanations given to Dean ! that was right, in the next photo you can see the surprise !

I apreciate so much the art of Laurence !! goood idea, Res, to remember her works by posting them once more !!!...me…

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NOTICE

Posted by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata on August 3, 2015 at 11:26pm 0 Comments

From the 17th till the 29th of August i'll be far away from my mailbox, so please avoid sending big boxes since my ID would be needed to pick them up at the postal office.

I'm leaving papers at the postal office permitting other people to…

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"Shower" by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto, Portugal)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on August 3, 2015 at 3:17pm 4 Comments

envide - 8.2.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto,…

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56 Biennale Di Venezia / TULKU, LE INCARNAZIONI MISTICHE DEL TIBET - Padiglione Tibet 2015

Posted by Giovanni Bonanno on August 3, 2015 at 12:09pm 0 Comments

EVENTI ARTISTICI
PADIGLIONE TIBET, 6 LUGLIO
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56 Biennale Di Venezia / ALBERTO FORTIS AL PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015

Posted by Giovanni Bonanno on August 3, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

EVENTI ARTISTICI
PADIGLIONE TIBET, 6…
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Wonderful needlework and sketches by Torma Cauli and Richard Canard

Posted by Carina on August 3, 2015 at 10:09am 1 Comment

Torma Cauli, Budapest, Hungary…

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Camp Mail Competition

Posted by Brooke Cooks on August 3, 2015 at 2:30am 2 Comments

My 14 year old daughter Hope is going to camp tomorrow and is having a competition with her best friend to see who can get the most mail while they are away.  If you have time, and you are close enough to get mail to just outside Seattle,…

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The Radiograms of Marie Wintzer

Posted by David Stafford on August 3, 2015 at 1:11am 4 Comments

From the Musee Wakoshi Catalog, The Art of Marie Wintzer:…

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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 almost 4000 members....

 

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Grace Sanford joined Miss Noma's group
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CLUB COLLAGE

Are you addicted?Do you have a problem?Here at the collage club we can help you.A problem shared is a problem halved .A virtual COLLAGIST ANONYMOUS. This is the place to post all your collagescollaborations & cut n paste madness ...Who is your favourite collage artist?What glue do you favour?Have you found you scissors yet?(True collage addicts will understand this last question...)ALL ARE WELCOME JOIN TODAYSee More
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ave gaile peraz commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Hep! hep! Hurray!!! hhihihi, i'm glad you got it. I'm starting to get worried because Cambodia's Post is really sloooooow =D Hope the others will get my cards soon. I will soon put all the cat-mail that i received in my site...hope…"
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res commented on Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's photo
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IN LIEU OF FLOWERS

"i never would have guessed!"
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arttower posted photos
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Rita Chan posted photos
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Grace Sanford posted a photo

Abstract Circlr Composition

5" x 7" postcard made for Linda French in the CIRCLES group. Black pen, Tombow watercolor brush tip markers
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Grace Sanford commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Circles postcard I mailed to Linda French today. "
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Grace Sanford commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"LOL, OK Linda :-) I hope you'll like it as much as I do."
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Miss Noma commented on Miss Noma's group ThE/ CuT-UP/ TecHNiQUE/
"THE WIND/ DRIFTED DOWN/ DIFFICULT TO TAP/ AGAIN/ MUTTERING/ INTERSECT/ MAN/ MY PERFECT/ EYES/ PULSE/ CAUGHT/ OOZE/ OF GREEN NEON/ THE OBVIOUS ONE/ ON THE PANE/ THE DEAD SUN/ HERMETIC/ UNDERSEA/ ASPECTS OF/ GENERALISATIONS/ ANYWHERE…"
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Sue Skene joined Valeria Diniz's group
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CAT LOVERS MAIL ART

This group is for everyone who love cats and make them part of your artwork.See More
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Sue Skene commented on Carmela Rizzuto's photo
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Official Mail Art Book, 2013

"Brilliant! What a fun project. My first time seeing a Mail Art Book."
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Keith S. Chambers commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"btw, Rúben, I cannot read cyrillic, what is the word you've written on William's starters? They turned out übercool. I love William's strange creatures on those cards."
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Keith S. Chambers commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"I received an envelope like that from you [25.07.15, did I not let you know?] but it does not have the "ATC" on the back; envelope back is blank. "
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Linda French commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"Do post it, Grace, so everyone else sees it, too. I will look forward to finding it in the mail. It's coming to me! It's coming to me! Lalalalala, it's coming to me!  lol"
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FinnBadger posted a blog post

Spontaneity from Tiffany

It's always fun to receive something unexpected in the mail. Tiffany spontaneously sent this outstanding piece inside an outstanding envelope. I'm way behind in my responses to mail at the moment, but be assured, I will send you something eventually.See More
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Susan McAllister commented on Mariana Serban's photo
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Diana Hale commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"Apologies, I have lots of updates to make tomorrow.  My 96 year-old grandmother wasn't feeling well and requested a visit, of course I couldn't say no.  I am working on a few art project for all of you and planning my trip to the…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "Shower" by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata (Porto, Portugal)
"Great stuff, Monsenhor enVide. You are a theatre art director - that explains a lot for me. You have probably seen on the IUOMA platform that some of the mail exchanges are viewed primarily as performance art. (Fluxus event scores are performance…"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's photo
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some goodies, fresh from the store

"got them here at a store in Porto, Portugal. looks like they were made in england. need to try and find more about them."
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Erin Young commented on Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's photo
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some goodies, fresh from the store

"Cool collection. Where did you get these?"
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata 10 hours ago. 19 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

Venezia !

Started by Mariana Serban in Mail-Art Projects 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

  Bruno, congratulations for your participation at ''Beienalla di Venezia !!!"Continue

TIBET PAVILION - 56 Biennale di Venezia 2015

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia yesterday. 1 Reply

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015  /  9 maggio  -  28 agosto 2015  VENEZIA     TIBET PAVILIONproject by Ruggero Maggi Santa Marta…Continue

Tags: Je, Italy., Lama, suis, Tibet

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jul 24. 3 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dale Johnson Jul 16. 410 Replies

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

ABOUT EVENT CALLs

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

Well... imagine someone creates an event for a mail art call.And that I have more than one idea and end up creating more than one artwork.Do you think correct to mail one to the "EVENT CALLER" and the rest to some other participant of such event? Or…Continue

Tags: call, art, mail

RECEIVED & SENT ARTWORK

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions Jul 7. 0 Replies

Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue

 
 
 

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