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A taste of spring... and a book of Erniness

Posted by FinnBadger on March 31, 2015 at 4:10pm 2 Comments

This arrived last friday, a very cold day at the end of March when we had freezing temperatures and snow flurries. Thankfully, Katerina's mail brightened my day with a message of spring.

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My 'Kunst Hunde'? found this today!

Posted by E Elkan on March 31, 2015 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

At first I thought it might be drugs.

Turns out it was something much better.…

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Linda French: My New Clown Suit

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 31, 2015 at 2:20pm 0 Comments

Linda's new clown suit is the best clown suit I have ever seen.   And this isn't no clowning around Mail Art.  The Pink fur is included.…

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FAB Art & Post-Industrial Audio in the Network with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 31, 2015 at 12:52am 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

March 30, 2015 - IUOMA friends must surely recall allison anne’s stunning debut upon my humble blog not long ago:…

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A Mail Art call - Bicycles are coming to RVA!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on March 30, 2015 at 9:00pm 4 Comments

From September 19 to 27, 2015, Richmond, Virginia, USA, will host an amazing event for bicyclists. The cyclists will come from all over the world. I'm very excited about this. The prediction is that we'll have 450,000 visitors to our small city during that time.  Read about it HERE.…

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Why I have 2 accounts...

Posted by Neil Gordon on March 30, 2015 at 5:17pm 1 Comment

My computer got totally taken over by hackers, i am using a new"used" one thank god! I cannot get into my old email accounts and IOUMA account etc. I would appreciate all my old friends and new find me!!!!! All the BEST! Neil

Kim from Korea was in Oz with Viz!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:50pm 1 Comment

That's what they say in Aussie Land:

and it is a very funny card!…

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Magic musical mail art from Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

and BLUE, of course :-) from Louise Heroux,

with lovely postage stamps, and a note about the joy of art in-the…

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Banana Art? or not? from Regan in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Ok, Regan Shrumm may be a new member of the Banana Band

and she is very intelligent in the way of Bananas:…

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Mail Art/ Photo exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:35pm 9 Comments

Many IUOMA mail artists are on display at Tettix Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Georgia…

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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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Exhibition part 1 -A T C .

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Festival d'artpostal ...

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FinnBadger commented on FinnBadger's blog post A taste of spring... and a book of Erniness
"Yes, my first (I think). I haven't been sending mail art for all that long, and most of my work has been envelopes and postcards. Erniness = Holiness"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on FinnBadger's blog post A taste of spring... and a book of Erniness
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A taste of spring... and a book of Erniness

This arrived last friday, a very cold day at the end of March when we had freezing temperatures and snow flurries. Thankfully, Katerina's mail brightened my day with a message of spring.  And inside was a great surprise - some faux stamps of Kat in her favorite blue, and my first mail art book - sent on vintage computer paper based largely on papers sent to Thessaloniki by none other than the Haptic Werewolf himself. Thanks so much - you really brightened my day!See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"So sorry that Neil got hacked into his emails and IUOMA. An ol' friend Wolfgang-in-Dortmund had that happen to him, too, and he never returned to IUOMA :-( Good to see Neil is here! Tea Time!! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art/ Photo exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece
"When you send to a mail art exhibit project...it becomes "public domain" :-) No permission needed, hahaha! And to see a great documentation of this exhibit, check out Georgia's website: post about the…"
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My 'Kunst Hunde'? found this today!

At first I thought it might be drugs.Turns out it was something much better.Chocolate!Big thanks to Erni for sending me this appetising package.See More
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Erni Bär left a comment for Valentine Mark Herman
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Amy Irwen commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
"Yay for 100! Lorella, Tango is marvelous!"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
" Latest one received*: TANGO, by Lorella. Thank you, Lorella! I will dance with you any day you like. * I now have exactly 100 Vinyls for the Exhibition -- 27 IUOMA ones, 73 VMH ones. "
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Envelopes

Share envelopes you really like, special envelopes received or sent.(Photo: mail art from Richard Baudet)See More
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Friday. 0 Replies

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel Mar 24. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 15. 0 Replies

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

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Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

 
 
 

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