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Boozy Barb's Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 26, 2020 at 12:59am 0 Comments

Beautiful heavily textured piece from Barb Stone! She also send three Decos to play with!…

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Mail Art from p. stellaria

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 26, 2020 at 12:44am 0 Comments

My first piece from this wonderful artist! Double-Marbled Nacre. Very lovely collage. Thanks p stellaria!

Back in the swing in 2020!

Posted by Tiny Whisk on January 25, 2020 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

The last three months of 2019 were absolutely nuts for me, so my mail art output slowed to an absolute snail's crawl. I was but a tiny whisk tasked with an industrial sized mixing bowl!

The good news is that's all past me now and I am BACK BABY!

If you've sent me mail art at any point and still haven't gotten anything back, rest assured you're in my inbox and I am dreaming up all kinds of fun things for 2020. Also, I bought a light box and I have made the…

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From Theo Nelson comes framed beauties

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2020 at 11:59am 4 Comments

Beautiful page of his fine images...

I'm lovin' em!…

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Perfectly Perforated by John Held Jr.

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2020 at 11:30am 1 Comment

These are always so fantastic!

and John sent more, too, from…

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TV Kiss from Henning Mittendorf

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 24, 2020 at 3:10pm 2 Comments

Smack!

and so is this black and white postcard from Germany.

Even some holiday cheer on the flip side, in color :-)…

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Delicate beauty from Nancy Bell Scott

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 24, 2020 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

What a joy to see Nancy in the mail,the top one is "Monumental"!

and the gold strands are FAB!…

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From: Cascadia Artpost (0015-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 24, 2020 at 3:21am 1 Comment

A recent postcard from Jack Lattemann, a.k.a. Cascadia Artpost. A political piece on current happenings!

The artistamp, "American Values, Global Warfare" ties in nicely with the artist's sentiments.

Always great to receive mail from Cascadia Artpost! Thanks so…

From: Cheryl Penn (0014-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 24, 2020 at 2:30am 2 Comments

So very excited and pleased to receive mail from Cheryl Penn, a phenomenal conceptual artist from South Africa.

​I've been acquainted with Cheryl for a short time, yet I have come to know of her tremendous output of art. You see, mutual mail art friends have shared Cheryl's asemic writing, visual poetry, artists books and much more. …

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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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Toni Hanner -- tonipoet replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
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Mim Golub Scalin replied to nonimouse's discussion Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?
"Late to this discussion but our friend Dean, Artist in Seine, in Paris would send all sorts of things through the mail and NEVER, EVER put a return address on them. I once got a postcard cover in fluffy green feathers. Made it to the US just fine.…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Summer Rountree 8 hours ago. 535 Replies

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

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin 12 hours ago. 20 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace on Monday. 6 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

mail art

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Many mail artists, perhaps, will not agree, but since 2020, I hear theneed to change, even the way to do mail art, not more advance,for the moment.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.poetamailartfluxusMolti mailartisti, forse, non saranno…Continue

Progetto “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2019. 0 Replies

PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE  DI  ARTE  CONTEMPORANEA SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy).  Progetto “Add e Return”70 Years  Ruggero  Maggi…Continue

Tags: Bongiani, Salerno, Sandro, Internazionale, Maggi

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva Dec 9, 2019. 14 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 8, 2019. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2, 2019. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30, 2019. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

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