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Jon Foster.USA.01.26.15

Posted by Amy Irwen on February 1, 2015 at 6:00pm 1 Comment

Jon's summer of 2014 land trip Zine entitled "Getting Quietly Hammered" - Sad Jokes #9 just arrived...I am waiting for just the right moment to sit down and enjoy a travel adventure...and today with all the football hooplaa going on is just that day!!!!

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Margitta (Itta) in Germany sent fun FLOWER mail art

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 1, 2015 at 5:11pm 0 Comments

This arrived recently and was much liked by the postman.

"What's your story"...he wanted to know, too  :-)

A…

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Surprise sighting: LauraP in the mailbox!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 1, 2015 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

So good to see mail art from Laura Podob,

Colorful stampings and CIRCLES on her postcard!…

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Rysy

Posted by CIE on February 1, 2015 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Work in Progress

Posted by xx jones on February 1, 2015 at 8:00am 3 Comments

Currently in Goa, India I am working on a new series of Mail Art. I have been on the road for the last couple of months, so please forgive for not responding earlier. I know that there is a pile of lovely mail waiting for me when I come home!…

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Past mail art from France

Posted by Tomoe N on February 1, 2015 at 7:41am 0 Comments

Past mail art from France 

Don't know who?

I am not good at reading hand writing...…

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ast mail art from Jan Theuninck the Orthof UFO Barcelona Spain

Posted by Tomoe N on February 1, 2015 at 7:40am 0 Comments

Past mail art from Jan Theuninck the Orthof UFO Barcelona Spain



my photo is not blurry but his photo work is blurry.. lol…

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Past mail art Moreno Menarin in Italy

Posted by Tomoe N on February 1, 2015 at 7:38am 0 Comments

Past mail art Moreno Menarin in Italy who sent me Shozo peace head lots of stuff in 2 envelopes!!…

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Past mail art from Kim Jung Youn in Korea

Posted by Tomoe N on February 1, 2015 at 7:38am 0 Comments

Past mail art from Kim Jung Youn in Korea I like her masking tape art...

Past mail art from Helen Lagache in France

Posted by Tomoe N on February 1, 2015 at 7:36am 0 Comments

Past mail art from Helen Lagache in France

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 almost 4000 members....

 

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

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Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Jan 20. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 4th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 10th January – 15th March 2015Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

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These are the postal rates in the Netherlands starting from januari 2009. Yes, again they raised the rates. Do you have the rates from your country nearby? Could you post them here?Continue

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