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In Seine has landed in Greece, too...BLUE

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 5, 2015 at 4:40pm 1 Comment

It comes from the BLUE Grotto...…

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Artist in Seine, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on July 5, 2015 at 4:25pm 0 Comments

An official collage.  Thank you so…

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June 2015

Posted by Jane Noakes on July 5, 2015 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Time for some colour after all these…

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Erin Young: Changes 7 of 8

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 4, 2015 at 6:01pm 3 Comments

Straight from an art project Erin did called "Changes".  OK I…

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Lucky Pierre Swims with the Sharks (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 3, 2015 at 2:18pm 15 Comments

Marla - 7.2.2015 - 3

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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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Profile IconJokie X Wilson, Susan McAllister and John M. Bennett joined MOAN LISA's group
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What Will Jennifer Weigel Do?

WWJWD?What will she do next? Use your imagination to tell us a story of a future event involving Jennifer Weigel.See More
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res commented on Luisa Goglio's photo
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"What a wonderful find!"
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res commented on res's group Cherchez Laurence
"So excited to see this piece. Thank you!"
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De Villo Sloan commented on res's group Cherchez Laurence
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Keith S. Chambers left a comment for res
"I might add that we all learn from our mistakes — I've certainly learned a lot from that lesson plan. Working with mixed media is an ongoing journey. Onward without fear."
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Cherchez Laurence

Cherchez Laurence is a place to document the extraordinary mail art, sensibility & aesthetic of artist, Laurence Gillot. Please post and repost Laurence's art -- past, present, & future -- here.  Thanks to Beth Clarke for the photo.See More
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res commented on res's group Cherchez Laurence
"Thanks so much for posting this Laurence Gillot piece, Beth!"
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John M. Bennett commented on MOAN LISA's group What Will Jennifer Weigel Do?
"I think she'll wear a bucket on a bus"
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What Will Jennifer Weigel Do?

WWJWD?What will she do next? Use your imagination to tell us a story of a future event involving Jennifer Weigel.See More
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ATC REBELS

A place where ATC lovers trade easy and often.  We stay in contact!  Let's Trade!
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Luisa Goglio posted a photo

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While helping my aunt move to a new house I found a lot of blank cards and envelopes. I think they ask to be filled with drawings and writings and sent as mail art! This is why I decided to refresh my old passion for mail art
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SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

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. See More
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"sending out some postcards simple necessary sigh"
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TREES

A group devoted to the art of trees: free medium. Without trees the world would be dead and a place of disaster. With trees the world can tackle global warming. Hug a tree and you hug the earth, you hug yourself and your neighbors. Without trees, no love!Without love, no trees.A sequel to the mail art project SIGNS and STONES and TREES (of 1998).Guido Vermeulen started this group. After his death the IUOMA members keep it alive with posting photos and drawings of TREES in memory of Guido.See More
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MINIMAL MAIL ART

A group for those who enjoy simple mail art.See More
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SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects 2 hours ago. 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 on Friday. 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by virginia milici (virgy) on Thursday. 408 Replies

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

DIFFUSA - 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITà DEL SACS (SPAZIO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SPERIMENTALE)

Started by SACS Arte in Mail-Art Projects on Thursday. 0 Replies

 CON QUESTO EVENTO IL  SCAS FESTEGGIA I 10 ANNI DI ATTIVITA' …Continue

Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Andrea Jenkins Jun 29. 16 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

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Print Making and letter-writing

Started by Vega Brennan in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vega Brennan Jun 27. 3 Replies

HiI've been a member of IUOMA since 2014 and I've received some pretty amazing artwork from around the world. And I've sent some of my own work too. I love the playfulness of MailArt, and its serious intent.I was wondering if you could help me. As…Continue

MBblues

Started by Dawn Redwood in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jun 27. 1 Reply

Experiences using mobile 'dongle' broadband, please?Continue

resist mail art

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Information Jun 24. 0 Replies

over 20000 people passed by "resistance festival 2015"and "resist" mail art exhibition...I really thank all the participants, the "free hags actor group" that chose our stand for their happening and all the people that stayed with us dancing till…Continue

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES Jun 19. 4 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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