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Linda French's Scary Clown Costume

Posted by David Stafford on July 28, 2015 at 3:36am 0 Comments

Linda French of Tiny Two Harbors, MN sent…

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Photos - Incredible Package from Monsenhor

Posted by Tammy Riggins on July 28, 2015 at 12:10am 1 Comment

I received a very generous package crammed with goodies from Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Portugal. Included were vintage papers, envelopes, doilies,…

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Artist in Seine in America

Posted by FinnBadger on July 27, 2015 at 10:14pm 2 Comments

AiS sneakily sent a card from his trip to the US. There is always a lot to look at on his mail art and I almost didn't notice the stamp - it is from one of my favorite sets, EarthScapes.…



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New from Connie Jean

Posted by Jay Block on July 27, 2015 at 5:50pm 0 Comments

Pure D. Keys-ian

Posted by Jay Block on July 27, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Blogjam - Kim JungYoun, Angelica Paez, Katerina Nikoltsou, Susan McAllister, artlikeart and Svenja Wahl

Posted by Carina on July 27, 2015 at 1:00pm 2 Comments

Kim JungYoun, Seoul, Korea: Angelica Paez, Texas, USA:…

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Mail Art IN - United Kingdom, Gina Ulgen

Posted by Suus in Mokum on July 27, 2015 at 10:16am 4 Comments

Envelop with baroque content.…

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bottle caps from Lucky Pierrl

Posted by Tomoe N on July 26, 2015 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

I first thought that she was a guy, because of the name... lol

Here are the bottle cap she sent me. 

I want to make magnet or something with them. …

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Cookaburra stamp from Sparkle, Vizma

Posted by Tomoe N on July 26, 2015 at 1:29pm 2 Comments

Wonder which they use Cookaburra or Kookaburra? lol

This is in return of an octopus stamp that I sent.

I need some back wood block or sponge to hold it. …

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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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Assembling Zines

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"martha, did u see the other groups, digital art and web2.0? so many concerns about computer art, i say just make it and send it, had to get a portable hard-drive to store all my images. bye....... "
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Linda French's Scary Clown Costume

Linda French of Tiny Two Harbors, MN sent this Clown Suit Pattern today. I've assembled the pieces so the average viewer at home can see what it could look like. Thank you, Linda. I'll send the Red Riding Hood costume pattern you requested shortly. See More
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ConCept Notion

Concept and notions, tidbits and figments, fair to middling and other matters.
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Our aim is to blur the lines between digital and physical mediums through collaborative mail art efforts using elements of both.See More
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A group to discuss the Chaos Theory and the influence on Networking and Art. Also a place to show your work connected to the Chaos Theory.See More
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Copyright Copyleft

Copyright? Copyleft? Left by Rights? Wrong? Right? Write. In this Group, founded for anyone who feels the need to discuss about it. Who does feel honoured when others use his/her art work? (I do, to a certain extent.) Do we have to wait for …See More
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Plagiarized Invisible Art

This group is for people who wish to send their plagiarized invisible art to the "Plagiarized Invisible Art" Mail Art Project. Send your plagiarized invisible art to:Plagiarized Invisible ArtBox 360Tamworth, NH 03886Deadline: January 1, 2016See More
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Mail Art Archives

Some Mail-Artists have been doing Mail-Art for a longer time and have saved all they get in, documented what they sent out, collected books, magazines and documentations, and before they knew it were the owner of a Mail Art Archive. Tell us more...
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Cavellini

Guglielmo Achille CavelliniGuglielmo Achille Cavellini, also known as GAC (1914 - 1990) was an influential Italian art collector and mail artist.See More
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Ray Johnson (1927-1995)

A group for remembering Ray Johnson. RIP-  Ray Johnson October 16, 1927 - January 13, 1995. This group was created precisely 16 years after his death.See More
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"It is a coincidence! She got me into mail art. I'm glad I finally joined IUOMA."
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De Villo Sloan commented on Suzanna Anderson's photo
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"Strange coincidence that today I was going through the archives and found her work! She did tremendous things with letters - true correspondence art. That letter blog of hers was FAB. Just haven't been visiting it much lately. I hope you enjoy…"
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Miss Noma joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Shozo Shimamoto (1928-2013)

Shozo Shimamoto (Japan) died on January 23th 2013. In this group there is room to share memories and Visuals to honor this wonderful man.See More
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Mailart 365

A group for anyone embarking on a mailart 365 - Can you make a piece of mailart every day for a year?See More
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FRIENDS OF SHOZO SHIMAMOTO

SHOZO SHIMAMOTO1928 - January 25, 2013 The shaved head goes around the worldWith my head shaved, in 1987 I was in America and Canada , and then I traveled in 1990 to Europe from London to Leningrad. In 1993 I went to Italy and Finland. During my steps I was greeted by many artists in the mail art who wrote their messages…See More
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by SaraMarie Bottaro 4 hours ago. 19 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis on Friday. 3 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dale Johnson Jul 16. 410 Replies

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

ABOUT EVENT CALLs

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

Well... imagine someone creates an event for a mail art call.And that I have more than one idea and end up creating more than one artwork.Do you think correct to mail one to the "EVENT CALLER" and the rest to some other participant of such event? Or…Continue

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RECEIVED & SENT ARTWORK

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions Jul 7. 0 Replies

Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue

SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

inaugurazione  venerd' alle 20,30  - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue

PADIGLIONE TIBET / 80° compleanno di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jul 3. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia   …Continue

Tags: BONGIANI, SANDRO, I, Padiglione, Tibet

 
 
 

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