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Posted by Heide Monster on April 21, 2019 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Inge Hauser sent this hand colored and lettered card with uplifting thoughts.  What lovely colors and the lettering is so joyous!  Thanks Inge!!

Shiny!

Posted by Heide Monster on April 21, 2019 at 9:13pm 0 Comments

Mike Parsons sent (inside a clear sleeve) a sequin covered card.  Simple, yet eye catching.  Amazing I wasn't attacked by the blue jays who covet all things sparkly.  the scan doesn't do justice to the card's eye popping shimmer.  Thanks Mike!

MAIL ART CALL APPEL A ARTISTE

Posted by Tony M on April 20, 2019 at 9:27pm 0 Comments

Du 11 au 19 mai j'ouvre un bureau de poste (Postenomade) à St. Geoire en Valdaine (38) dans le cadre "Ouverture Exceptionnelle"  une manifestation où les artistes de tout sortes investissent un lieu commercial fermé. La fête durera 10 jours. La Poste locale met (j'espère) à disposition un mur pour montrer ce que c'est l'art postal/mail-art...donc je vous demande d'envoyer une, ou plusieurs œuvres à : La Poste - 697 La Combe - 38620 St. Geoire en Valdaine - France. Merci de…

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Bold Bright

Posted by Heide Monster on April 20, 2019 at 9:17pm 0 Comments

Large and Confident set of Riso prints from Miss Ellie Wilsden.. on A4 papers I think.  I had to look up what a Riso print is: IUOMA artists are an education for me.  One is actually marked a ropy print, but couldn't decide if I just read it wrong.  The envelope was great too.  Thanks!…

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the Russian postal service: 12 weeks

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on April 20, 2019 at 6:17pm 0 Comments

Received an official response from the postal service of Russia. A letter from abroad is delivered to the recipient within 12 weeks.

So, the Russian postal service always keeps a reserve for 12 weeks.

I received mail art of Lars Schumacher from Hannover

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on April 20, 2019 at 1:03pm 0 Comments

Easter is coming. I wish you good Easter holidays with Christ.
I received mail art of Lars Schumacher from Hannover.
Thanks to Lars for this mail-art!…
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Another from Cor Reijn

Posted by Heide Monster on April 19, 2019 at 6:06pm 1 Comment

4x6 postcard on cardboard, meticulously straight and ruled.  I don't know if Reijn checks here, but thanKs!

Richard Canard Add & Pass Scans (I Stole from Amy Irwen)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 19, 2019 at 4:30am 1 Comment

IUOMA member Richard Canard Carbondale Fluxus Add & Pass (Photo by Amy Irwen, Minnesota, USA)

April 18, 2019 - I have never seen nor heard of Richard Canard initiating an add & pass sheet let alone one mentioning Fluxus. So I was surprised when I saw these images turn up on FB thanks to Amy Irwen. I just…

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Retrospective-In-A-Bag by Jayne Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 19, 2019 at 3:43am 4 Comments

Jayne 4.18.2019 - 5

Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

 

April 18, 2019 - Recently Jayne Lyons celebrated her first year in the Eternal Network. This was, in my estimation, a cause for celebration indeed because Jayne Lyons (along with a group of new artists) is emerging as an engaging “mail art persona” & sharing art that crosses a wide spectrum & appeals to many friends.

The significance of one year in the network…

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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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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"“In this moment” An asemic piece by JBL"
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IUOMA membership Cards

When you have received a IUOMA membership Card, what can you do with it? what did you achieve with it? This also goes for older cards. In this groups visuals and also stories on how the cards can be used.Also visions.....
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Ficus strangulensis left a comment for Judith Dagan
"yes I would like to exchange with you. You'll be my first correspondent from Israel! Y'r [new] ol' Bud, Fike"
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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items.…See More
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Here's an ATC that I recently received from William M. I think that it would look good in any orientation."
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Maria Consuelo Guacuto Blanco left a comment for Thea Hollister
"Hi Thea I invite you to participate in the project YOUR CITY  Nuevo%20Provecto%20ARTE%20CORREO.docxI appreciate since already postcard Regards Maria Guacuto"
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Judith Dagan left a comment for Thea Hollister
"Hi Thea. The message I sent you on March 26 was actually meant for mail Martha. We were in the middle of a conversation. I will be sending you something in my next batch of mail. Your photography is facinating. I m guessing that it is digitally…"
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Judith Dagan left a comment for Thea Hollister
"Hi Thea. The message I sent you on March 26 was actually meant for mail Martha. We were in the middle of a conversation. I will be sending you something in my next batch of mail. Your photography is facinating. I m guessing that it is digitally…"
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Fleur Helsingor left a comment for Judith Dagan
"Hello, Judith! I would love to exchange mail art with you, seasonal or otherwise. Thanks for adding me as a friend!"
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Mike Parsons commented on Cinzia Farina's photo
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Cinzia Farina - "La Settima Stanza", per "The Monk", project of Mii Colori

"very, very nice think you may like this image of the high trestle trail bridge in Iowa "
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Fast Eyes left a comment for PATRICIA LANDON
"Thank you, Patricia. I think I sent mail out to you yesterday."
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"I am loving this. So appropriate for the bakers dozen. I hope the collages you recieve will be just as great/fun/interesting as the ones you are entering into the exchange."
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Richard BAUDET posted photos
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Penny Reinecke joined Jenny England's group
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Australia Embassy

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Miguel Zavarof on Tuesday. 515 Replies

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

Glue recipe

Started by The Artful Writer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Linda Rogers on Tuesday. 5 Replies

I know there has been discussions about glues and thought this recipe I got from professional decoupage artists might be useful to someone. It's been very humid in my parts and not much else has worked for me. Mix equal parts of Clag (kid's paste…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Apr 14. 42 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Tore Kai Z. Apr 4. 4 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Mailart offsite exhibitions

Started by Tore Kai Z. in Mail-Art Projects Apr 4. 0 Replies

Hi everyone (:: I'm Tore from Shanghai, currently working & studying between Europe and Australia.  I host a curatorial platform,Underground Flower, which explores new…Continue

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Mar 23. 46 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott Mar 14. 6 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kathy Barnett Mar 14. 16 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

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