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Postcard from Cascadia Artpost

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 19, 2020 at 9:19pm 0 Comments

a mosaic made from all the shreddings of old add n passes. lovely and colourful

ex posto facto

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 19, 2020 at 7:49pm 0 Comments

ex posto facto (a. k. a. Julie Jefferies Paquette), I thank you for your mail! I will work on new tasks.

Jimmy Connors sent me a large printed material

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 19, 2020 at 7:22pm 0 Comments

Jimmy Connors (Berlin, Germany) sent me a large printed material in…

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CLEANING RAG Exhibition

Posted by Jennifer Wallace on September 19, 2020 at 5:22pm 0 Comments

A number of IUOMA members sent things off to the CLEANING RAG mail art call out. 

The catalogue for the exhibition is now online - and I love seeing the variety of ways we responded to the same subject:

https://www.yumpu.com/de/document/view/64259073/putzlappen-ein-internationales-mail-art-projekt…

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Trashpo...

Posted by Yvonne Kettner on September 19, 2020 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Hello fellow mail artists,

I´m so busy finding my way in IUOMA and loving it!

A few days ago I read about trashpo on the site ( there is always something out there to learn!)

Making postcards for so many years now, painting, drawing and collaging,

but I have never ever made postcards out of packing material!

I made books with that material but never postcards. I did not get any further than using advertising…

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Making picture postcards - help?

Posted by Jennifer Wallace on September 19, 2020 at 11:23am 2 Comments

I want to make picture postcards to send out, from collage images. What weight paper / card do I need to be printing on (on an inkjet printer)?

From Ana Kawajiri in Brazil

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 19, 2020 at 10:22am 0 Comments

A rare sighting, mail art from Brazil!

Lovely CIRCLe and BLUE!

Square, too :-)…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Postcard from Cascadia Artpost

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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) commented on vizma bruns's group Show us your Artspace!!!
"i get really envious of you lucky folks that actually have a creative space/room. ive never had one. i was so very close to having one about 14 years ago. id got the small box room all cleared out of my husbands batcholor junk and mess, and was…"
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Incoming mail art from the U.K.
"Im pleased you like them :-) i am enjoying getting back to making atcs, it allows me to have fun with my huge and growing rubber stamp stash"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Making picture postcards - help?
"A- You can use the carton of a cereal packet and of many others. Stick your stuff on the picture side covering it all or even incorporating elements of the picture from the carton if suitable. B- You can design your picture entirely on the computer…"
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Making picture postcards - help?
"Thanks, Martha, but (a) I don't buy cereals, and (b) I want to print multiples - enough to send out to a number of my mail art contacts. I'm heading towards the end of a series of collage images which I'd like to then take on into a…"
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Yvonne Kettner posted a blog post

Trashpo...

Hello fellow mail artists,I´m so busy finding my way in IUOMA and loving it!A few days ago I read about trashpo on the site ( there is always something out there to learn!)Making postcards for so many years now, painting, drawing and collaging,but I…See More
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What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carmela Rizzuto 18 hours ago. 8 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

Can the font size please be back to what it first was?Continue

UNITI NELLA MAIL ART di Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín e Chuck Welch, 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 2. 0 Replies

UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue

Tags: Chuck, e, Welch, 2020, Contemporary

Italy - Mostra Collettiva Internazionale “Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero Maggi”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 28. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY“Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero  Maggi”a cura di Sandro BongianiDal 29 agosto al 28…Continue

Tags: Museum, di, salerno, Italy., Art

Send mail or not send?

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Fleur Helsingor Aug 23. 5 Replies

Dear friends, this is not the first time I have learned that my American friends have not received my mail. This was not the case before.I live in Russia. Maybe the US Postal Service has slowed down? Can I send my collages to the US or is it better…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 19. 7 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Aug 12. 4 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 10. 9 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Aug 2. 2 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

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