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WARNING TO ALL OF MY MAIL ARTIST FRIENDS: Dennis Gergel Jr using mailart network to harass Ringling Museum

Posted by A. Sleep on October 21, 2017 at 12:51am 0 Comments

WARNING TO ALL OF MY MAIL ART FRIENDS: Florida artist Dennis Gergel, Jr. has been harassing a Mr. Steven High, the director of the Ringling Museum through the mail art network. He is also altering existing add and passes so that they are sent to the Ringling Museum in Florida. People have no idea they are sending work to the museum, because he only uses Steven High's name and the museum address (e.g. "Return to Steven High, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243"). He was banned from facebook…

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ORANGE from Keith Chambers

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 20, 2017 at 10:45pm 3 Comments

It is Autumn, and ORANGE is perfect!…

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more RED artistamps from Jokie Wilson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 20, 2017 at 10:38pm 0 Comments

These are fabulous "camels"...designed by DKA Post (Darlene Altschule)…

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Dkult Industrials

Posted by Jay Block on October 20, 2017 at 6:04pm 1 Comment

Trashponcho & Hurricane D-Kit by Lucky Pierre (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 20, 2017 at 4:29am 0 Comments

Lucky Pierre - 10.18.2017 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Lucky Pierre (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

 

October 18, 2017 - Lucky Pierre is officially recognized as a Legend of Trashpo and is also known as one of the more fervent disciples of Richard Canard. In recent times…

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Large mail art card from RCBz

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2017 at 4:23pm 0 Comments

RCBz from "Saint Clown", Minnesota sent a large A4 envelope,

and that may be his portrait on the front…

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Perforated from John Held Jr.

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2017 at 4:23pm 0 Comments

Fascinating the way John marks his mail art :-)

Stampings on the envelope always fun too:…

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3 X Jimmy Connors (Berlin, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 19, 2017 at 3:33am 0 Comments

Jimmy Conners - 10.18.2017 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Jimmy Connors (Berlin, Germany)

October 18, 2017 - I've learned about Jimmy Connors' art via our venerable IUOMA-Ning site. He has been graciously sending me some very fine pieces, and I am thrilled to be able to showcase three of them for the first time here and at the humble MinXus-Lynxus…

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Over Dew Part 2 - All Me

Posted by Matthew Stolte on October 18, 2017 at 9:18pm 4 Comments

home decor…

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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 over 4700 members....

 

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WARNING TO ALL OF MY MAIL ARTIST FRIENDS: Dennis Gergel Jr using mailart network to harass Ringling Museum

WARNING TO ALL OF MY MAIL ART FRIENDS: Florida artist Dennis Gergel, Jr. has been harassing a Mr. Steven High, the director of the Ringling Museum through the mail art network. He is also altering existing add and passes so that they are sent to the…See More
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Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Julie (O-kami) on Wednesday. 1 Reply

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Mail Art Address Storage Methods??

Started by gin in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by gin Oct 13. 11 Replies

I am wondering about how everyone keeps up with tons of addresses. Do you all use your PCs, actual address books, or what? I'm thinking I would like to get an alphabetical recipe box so I could keep notes with addresses. I don't like to store…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Barbara Wilson Henson Oct 9. 494 Replies

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

Image focus

Started by michael thompson in PROBLEMS. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Sep 29. 2 Replies

Why are so many images out of focus. I started deleting a few figuring it was an import issue, but realized it was something else, but what?Continue

Why? Because Mail Art!

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Sep 25. 4 Replies

* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by MoriceMarcuse Sep 6. 4 Replies

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid the subject of this discussion its a important matter, special during art exhibits or art call .Many event are very explicit about Political or racist or…Continue

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Swap 10 x 15 cm or 4"x6" Art with Morice Marcuse Address List

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Projects Aug 31. 0 Replies

Hello,to any one wold like to swap art in Format 10x15 cm or 4"x6" can leave your address here and send me your works  i will send my artworks ASAP for Swap with yours.I waiting your Replay Morice MarcuseC/OMenconi TizianoVia Venezia 2 Scala…Continue

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SALERNO / MARCEL DUCHAMP 1887 – Area di Confine Porta Duchamp

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Aug 25. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYPAVILION  LAUTANIA  VIRTUAL  VALLEY  / 1887 - Kurt Schwitters & Marcel Duchamp “UNIVERSI  POSSIBILI / Verso La Globalità Intelligente”  a cura di  Giovanni Bonanno. Dal 6 maggio 2017 al 26 novembre 2017– Due…Continue

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Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by maha Aug 23. 11 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

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AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Jul 26. 9 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

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