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Crack! Crack! Crack!

Posted by FinnBadger on February 22, 2017 at 7:04pm 1 Comment

Great piece on cardboard, from William.

Karnival of Trash Mail Art Call: Asemic Trashpo (Trashemics) by Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 22, 2017 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

February 22, 2017 - Chris Wells has earned a solid place in the latest wave or “Neueste Wache” of visual poets, many of whom are inclined to explore asemics. At the…

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Received from Stan Askew - USA

Posted by arttower on February 22, 2017 at 12:33pm 0 Comments

Thank you Stan…

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Anna Banana Going Bananas!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 21, 2017 at 9:54pm 0 Comments

On Banana Day!

...arrived a fine art envelope filled with goodies:…

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Arrived on Banana Day, Feb.21,2017

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 21, 2017 at 9:53pm 3 Comments

From Finnbadger, yes, we have no banana?

Well, this fun guy always is going bananas...

and look at the…

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Postcard to a stranger from Biro Ildiko, Toni Hanner,Tofu.

Posted by Dorina Harangus on February 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

   Thank you my friends for your contributions to this mail art project, together with other 34 artists who sent me postcards till today.

Please check the blog for other entrances and send me your contribution: Postcard to a Stranger…

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Banana Day from Intransferível

Posted by Ana Kawajiri on February 21, 2017 at 4:44pm 12 Comments

This Banana Day celebration from Intransferível came with an art assignment amongst other things.…

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The First 9 x 9 Woodblock is Done / On To the Second. Wanna Help?

Posted by jon foster on February 21, 2017 at 4:08pm 3 Comments

The first 9x9 add and return project is done. Thanks goes to Laura Hortal (NC), Brooke Cooks (WA), Patricia…

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Year of the Rooster 2017

Posted by Mail Art Martha on February 21, 2017 at 12:05pm 2 Comments

This came to me from across the pond.

Action: Send a postcard to the US White House on March…

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Outbound to Jon Foster

Posted by Li Araki on February 20, 2017 at 11:55pm 1 Comment

info IUOMA

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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Inauguration "The Happiness". Almoradí Cultural Center (Alicante) Spain at Cultura Center of Almoradí (Alicante) Spain

February 3, 2017 at 3pm to February 28, 2017 at 7pm
On Friday, February 3, the inauguration of the postcard art exhibition "La felicidad" was held. The exhibition will remain open until February 28.The event began with a talk by Antonio González Lucas about postal art, happiness and the artistic aspects of the works exposed. We had the presence of the mayor of Almoradí who closed the act with a few words, as well as some members of the town hall and postal artists. The act was recorded by local television.Thanks to all the mail artists for their…See More
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ordered some new stamps recently - and this is the first collage i've done incorporating one of them into the design.
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Crack! Crack! Crack!

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Mail art exchange

Started by Brittany Ellis in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Robyn Banks 20 hours ago. 14 Replies

I'm looking for more people to begin exchanging mail art with. Does anyone wasn't to become my new mail art friend?

Is there a group of collage artists?

Started by Margarete Miller in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Robyn Banks 21 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi All,I've recently joined and am looking for other collage artist who would like to swap collage-based correspondence art. I've attached a few photos for you to see if this is something you'd be interested to participate in with me.I looked…Continue

Tags: correspondence, mail, art, collage

Need Help Please!

Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Robyn Banks 21 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone, I need a collection of mail art to present for school to talk about as examples, does anyone have any they could send me?Thanks so much!I'll send some back as a thank you!my address is Caleigh Clements124 Maria St.Toronto, ON, CanadaM6P…Continue

Best adhesive for collage

Started by David Stafford in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by John Gayer yesterday. 71 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by jimmyconnors on Monday. 480 Replies

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

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Caleigh Feb 15. 3 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

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Juan Carlos Vargas Feb 13. 41 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

Good Art Pens?

Started by Nancy Bell Scott in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Azzaro Feb 11. 84 Replies

What are your favorite pens to use in mail art?  I have a few good (sort of) ones for my regular-size collage work -- for applying lines, not for actually writing -- but they aren't turning out to be great for mail-art scale.  New ones for writing,…Continue

Tags: pen

I'm NEW and would love to send you mail art!

Started by Bonniediva in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jourdan Lewanda Feb 9. 5 Replies

Hello Artists,I'm a long time mail artist, but new to this group. Please let me know if you would like to exchange art with me! xxoo BonniedivaBonniediva1726 Lind LaneGurnee, IL 60031USAContinue

Egg project 2017

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 6th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 01st February – 31st March 2017Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: easter, egg

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