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Slipping into the Warhol Zone with Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2014 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Susan - 7.30.2014 - 2

Mail-art by IUOMA member Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

July 30, 2014 - I am always excited to receive mail-art from Susan McAllister who sends perspectives from Berkeley, a place I like a great deal. She has…

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Million thanks to a whole lot of people!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on July 31, 2014 at 2:14am 0 Comments

I just today got around to organizing the two piles of mail that I've received and been collection on my studio work table. I think the fact that we had a low humidity day helped me have more energy. In any case, I'm feeling good about this. And I've started to send out mail to the senders, and started to add to the pass alongs, and got more postage stamps! yay.   Thanks to everyone!…

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Harford, Radford and Tic Tac

Posted by David Stafford on July 31, 2014 at 1:28am 0 Comments

A giganto barrel of work from Tic Tac, our friend in far off Starnberg. With a collection this big you could start a museum which I have done and now I have to write the copy for the exhibition catalogue. Starting in the upper left hand corner three images become a "Vagrant Story" of the viewer's own…

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Mail art from Marni Webber

Posted by Nina Hermus on July 30, 2014 at 11:35pm 0 Comments

A Wolf dream zine, the house of Superman and lovely stamps! That is a very nice thing  to find in your mail, when you return home after a vacation :-). Thank you Marni. I love it all.…

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Mail art from Suus in Mokum

Posted by Nina Hermus on July 30, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

Mandela's, cross eyed cats and Zentangle! That was the lovely surprise I found in my mail after my vacation. Thank you so much! I love it all.  …

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Marcela Peral in Argentina sends sun shades :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 30, 2014 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Nice envelope print design:

Lovely art, as always! And Mercela offers her sunglasses? ...as it is winter down…

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Frieder Speck sends original portrait

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 30, 2014 at 2:30pm 6 Comments

A very special envelope (with BLUE washi tapes!) arrived from Frieder Speck.

Inside was this fabulous drawing...very…

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Gina Ulgen: The Circus is coming to town

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 30, 2014 at 10:16am 12 Comments

The Circus has been to Norwich & Gina has the ticket to prove it.  Lots of fun surprises including some of that wacky tape.

And the bottom half is also delightful.  I like how the two go together.…

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Mail Art

Posted by Roberto Scala on July 30, 2014 at 9:44am 0 Comments

The Mail Art it Was very inveterati moviment and gruop international of freiding artist
Mona mona omaggio noma artist exhibition very well
By Roberto Scala Visual Poetry
Gioconda
Mona
Lisa
Sali
Noma
Boma
Voma
Soma
Mona
Moma
Noma
Morma morma
Mano
This is the art this is the problem ciao

Jeanne Kasten.USA.06.09.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on July 30, 2014 at 3:06am 0 Comments

A wonderful Photo Doc PC that Jeanne made the original for the Library Mail Art Display.

I love the aged feel of this piece...thank you…

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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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Edmund on the Nullarbor

A part of Edmund's recent trip to Western Australia entailed crossing the wide, open plains of the Nullarbor: the treeless plain that stretches across South and West Australia, alongside the Great Australian Bight. Luckily, it was a warm, sunny day and we all had an opportunity to stop for a 'roadside' lunch and to take in the scenery.Edmund enjoyed this 3-day part of the journey so much that he wants to do it again next year - in one of the many huge trucks that roared past us all day!…See More
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Mim Golub Scalin's photo
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Dean's Feathers

"Wasn't there a funny story on the back?  I'll have to look if I kept a copy."
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Gina Ulgen: The Circus is coming to town
"Don't go there Erni.   Real Men don't use Washi tape.  Only electrical and duck tape. "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
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carl baker commented on Poison Label Productions's group E Mail-Art
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carl baker commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
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333/365.2 bird tries to be sociable

""I told you I didn't want a twig with a lake view. You never listen to me, do you? Why couldn't you book us  a twig with a nice view of a garden in Wimbledon? You know that's my favourite place. You know that's where…"
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"New Life When 'Valentine' became 'Mark'

"The story is: I was named 'Valentine Mark'. 'Valentine' was the maiden name of my mother -- 'Elizabeth Joyce Valentine'. I passed the name on to my children 'Susannah Valentine' and 'David…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Collage by Svenja Wahl +! New Zine Announcement (Call for Mail-Art) (Heidelberg, Germany)
"Contacting Svenja is a good idea, Gina. I'm going to do that myself, as I'm going to try to give this one a shot too. I wrote to her once but need some further clarification. With some of Cheryl's books & zines, I would create…"
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lady von halbach left a comment for The Sticker Dude
"Thanks so much for the mail art and the great stickers! I can't decide which one is my favorite, which is a good problem to have. I'd love to keep them all for myself, but I shall share... "
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Erni Bär commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Gina Ulgen: The Circus is coming to town
"I once used very normal packing tape( for parcel and other puposes): "Mystic Moods For Meditation" (1996)"
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lady von halbach left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"Many thanks, Richard, for the latest you sent me--it's wonderful! I hope to make some scans soon so I can start putting photos on my page. Good day... "
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Slipping into the Warhol Zone with Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)July 30, 2014 - I am always excited to receive mail-art from Susan McAllister who sends perspectives from Berkeley, a place I like a great deal. She has even been known in the past to send me Trashpo from the streets and telephone poles. While remaining faithful to her red & black, abstract art explorations, this time Susan McAllister…See More
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De Villo Sloan left a comment for The Blessed Father
"Glad it arrived, BF. You can see I'm no stamp artist, so I'm trying to earn that BF stamp. Take care, DVS"
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Carina's blog post Blogjammed - Great mailings from everybody!
"Oh, my, this is such a fabulous way to show us your received mail. Me, I've just finished putting two piles into a plastic box and haven't scanned or photos graphed them. I'm going to follow your example next time around."
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo
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Mim Golub Scalin posted a blog post

Million thanks to a whole lot of people!

I just today got around to organizing the two piles of mail that I've received and been collection on my studio work table. I think the fact that we had a low humidity day helped me have more energy. In any case, I'm feeling good about this. And I've started to send out mail to the senders, and started to add to the pass alongs, and got more postage stamps! yay.   Thanks to everyone!…See More
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Mim Golub Scalin posted a status
"I received so much mail and I finally got around to organizing it, see photo just posted, and am beginning to respond to the senders."
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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