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FAB Art & Post-Industrial Audio in the Network with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 31, 2015 at 12:52am 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

March 30, 2015 - IUOMA friends must surely recall allison anne’s stunning debut upon my humble blog not long ago:…

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A Mail Art call - Bicycles are coming to RVA!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on March 30, 2015 at 9:00pm 3 Comments

From September 19 to 27, 2015, Richmond, Virginia, USA, will host an amazing event for bicyclists. The cyclists will come from all over the world. I'm very excited about this. The prediction is that we'll have 450,000 visitors to our small city during that time.  Read about it HERE.…

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Why I have 2 accounts...

Posted by Neil Gordon on March 30, 2015 at 5:17pm 1 Comment

My computer got totally taken over by hackers, i am using a new"used" one thank god! I cannot get into my old email accounts and IOUMA account etc. I would appreciate all my old friends and new find me!!!!! All the BEST! Neil

Kim from Korea was in Oz with Viz!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:50pm 0 Comments

That's what they say in Aussie Land:

and it is a very funny card!…

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Magic musical mail art from Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

and BLUE, of course :-) from Louise Heroux,

with lovely postage stamps, and a note about the joy of art in-the…

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Banana Art? or not? from Regan in Canada

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Ok, Regan Shrumm may be a new member of the Banana Band

and she is very intelligent in the way of Bananas:…

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Mail Art/ Photo exhibit in Thessaloniki, Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 30, 2015 at 1:35pm 7 Comments

Many IUOMA mail artists are on display at Tettix Gallery in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Georgia…

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Mail Art IN - Italy, Lorella

Posted by Suus in Mokum on March 30, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

... tassels of 'melange coloured' yarn. New blog here…

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Anna Banana: Invite to a show

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 29, 2015 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Forty-five years of Anna Banana!   So we'll have to think up something quick. Thanks Anna for putting me on the…

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Correspondence Art by Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 29, 2015 at 3:34pm 6 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Thomas Brown aka Bhomas Trown (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)

March 29, 2015 - Mail art by Thomas Brown is witty, ironic and – as these pieces indicate – often text centered. He does visual art…

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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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Linda French commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
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De Villo Sloan commented on Neil Gordon's blog post Why I have 2 accounts...
"You needed to do this, Neil. Neil is a good guy. Really."
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"I've just posted a Mail Art call about bicycles! Remember: wheels are circles! ha ha ha This is not a challenge all dear circle people! But check out the call and send something wheel-y."
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Mim Golub Scalin's blog post A Mail Art call - Bicycles are coming to RVA!
"Thanks, Val and Katerina. I'm very excited about this though I haven't ridden my bike in years. I have two, folding German bike circa 1964 (Falter brand) and some other multi-gear one that my neighbor gave me. I loved riding, but in recent…"
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FAB Art & Post-Industrial Audio in the Network with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)March 30, 2015 - IUOMA friends must surely recall allison anne’s stunning debut upon my humble blog not long ago:https://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/minxus-mail-bag-genesis-p-orridge-fan-club-with-allison-anne-raleigh-north-carolina-usa/allison anne is proving to be a dedicated correspondent with exciting news and views. An added bonus is that I keep up with her art and music interests online as well. Her Dear Detective blog is a must-read-regularly:http://www.deardetective.com/allison anne has released some wonderful prints into the network recently, and I am so pleased she thought of me. In terms of…See More
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Dr. Baron Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr. commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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Dr. Baron Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr. commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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Another Jennifer left a comment for Sevda
"Thanks for the beautiful postcard.  I see it's part of a series.  Very cool, I love those colors.  I'll be sending out some mail soon."
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DKULT commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Diane Keys: DK Bonanza
"Ha!that will be hilarious pls post the convo if u do we might get her some business! Hope she isnt a quack"
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liketelevisionsnow commented on liketelevisionsnow's group Plagiarized Invisible Art
" Invisible Art from Unknown Artist: "
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Denise Souray left a comment for Bruno Cassaglia
"Hello from Canada Bruno!! I just wanted you to know that I will sending you something in the mail tomorrow morning. I'm not sure how long it will take to get to you, but be expecting it ;) Love your mail art!! Ciao for now!"
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liketelevisionsnow left a comment for Estonolodigo
"Welcome! You'll find Eduardo here and other great artists who like sending and receiving art through the mail system."
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Another Jennifer commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"Hi.  I got a request for mail art but I don't want to put this woman's address out onto the public internet.  If you would like to send her some mail, please pm me and I'll share it and you are free to share it privately…"
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Friday. 0 Replies

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel Mar 24. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 15. 0 Replies

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

Tags: Archive, EON, Škuc, Gallery, Slovenia

Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 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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