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escape routes by Katerina.Greece.01.27.15

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 31, 2015 at 5:38pm 0 Comments

Katerina's new piece has left allot of "loop holes" to escape from...front and back...



Linda French: A little Book to Falter & Alter

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on January 31, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Well I would never think of altering this little beauty.  I love a the details.

I can't imagine the number of hours it took to complete this wonder.…


January 2015

Posted by Jane Noakes on January 31, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

2 Phoenix (ii) is a series of abstract paintings that explore how curves create shape, space and movement. The subject matter is birds in flight, and the themes intimacy, compassion, love and acceptance are developed through…


Mail Art from Argentina from Claudia Garcia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 31, 2015 at 1:14pm 0 Comments

The slow boat from Argentina has arrived in Greece

This musical envelope was in-the-mail from Claudia…


More Mail Art from ART-gentina...Samuel Montalvetti sends :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 31, 2015 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

Here comes more mail art..nice stamp: ART-gentina

with Moreno and Hannah Hoch stamps, but it is from Samuel…


Alicia Starr: A Road you can depend on

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on January 31, 2015 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

With all the snow storms in American, at least we have Alicia with a road you can depend on.



Picasso... January...

Posted by Tomoe N on January 31, 2015 at 9:27am 0 Comments

Since I visited him last year, he sent me more mail to me...

Many thanks!!

I have more. I am kind of behind recording other people's mail (and returning them mails) but I will post more of him later on... …


Stan Askew, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on January 30, 2015 at 11:11pm 0 Comments

I owe you 2!  Thanks much!


Posted by Linda French on January 30, 2015 at 10:36pm 2 Comments

There has been some wonderful mail-art coming to my mailbox during the past week-and-a-half. Ingenious, even. And while that has been happening, I am having trouble with posting photos again. Erni has given me some good information about one aspect of it, but this particular thing is giving me fits. Not solved yet, but hope to have it worked out today. You will LOVE the fun things artists have been sending. And thank you to all those who are patiently waiting to see if I will come up to…


S. St John aka Tofu: RothKollage 9/15

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on January 30, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

A very pleasant piece from the now famous Tofu.  Antecedents of Op art in terms of graphic and color effects can be traced here.…


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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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escape routes by Katerina.Greece.01.27.15

Katerina's new piece has left allot of "loop holes" to escape from...front and back...and...a wonderful colab boekie from an original colab between Katerina and John M Bennett...will have fun with this one *!*wonderful colors..thank you Kat *!*See More
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Tomoe N 8 hours ago. 391 Replies

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

Bologna/ Segno Intimo, Personale di Anna Boschi

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jan 22. 0 Replies

Per la notte bianca di Arte Fiera in cui tutte le gallerie di Bologna saranno aperte dalle ore 18 alle 24, ritorna dopo 20 anni l’artista bolognese Anna Boschi  con una  interessante personale  allo Spazio9 dal titolo “Segno Intimo”. …Continue

Tags: Spazio9, San, Salerno, Terme, Virtual

Egg project 2015

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Jan 20. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 4th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 10th January – 15th March 2015Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: mail-art, easter, mailart, art, project

message page

Started by Mim Golub Scalin in Mail-Art Projects Jan 4. 0 Replies

Hello any one, everyone - I'm having trouble with the message page. I can't respond to messages and I can't delete any. So what's going on. I can send people messages if I use that function on their page (and they're a friend.)Anyone else having a…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 2. 18 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not played for a long, long time, but nonetheless…Continue

Postal Rates in your Country?

Started by Ruud Janssen in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Dec 30, 2014. 20 Replies

These are the postal rates in the Netherlands starting from januari 2009. Yes, again they raised the rates. Do you have the rates from your country nearby? Could you post them here?Continue

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