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From Angie and Snooky...circle it ORANGE

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 29, 2015 at 12:18am 0 Comments

This fantastic card arrived in Greece...nice mapping,…

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"life according to two chickens" an art boekie by Stripygoose

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Stripygoose sent this amazing art boekie:…

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The Artist In Seine in Paris...from the UK with ORANGE!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:44pm 1 Comment

That's the Queen on the Royal Mail,…

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From Kim in Korea...when she was in California!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:27pm 0 Comments

What a nice surprise...California dreamin'…

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From Carrie Lorraine...art boekie in GREEN

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:26pm 0 Comments



Mail Art from Pennsylvania... nice poetic travels in…

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From Roland Halbritter...portrait artistamps!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2015 at 1:22pm 4 Comments

From an exhibit of Bismarck portraits,…

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Asemic Vispo and Mail Art Call by Rosa Gravino (Canada de Gomez, Argentina)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 27, 2015 at 7:41pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Rosa Gravino (Canada de Gomez,…

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From Keith Chambers...then there were THREE!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 27, 2015 at 2:30pm 3 Comments

In today's mail is the above,…

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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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Ti Ar Raden left a comment for Alexis McAdams (Morrissey)
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Orange lovers

When I was preparing this mail to send to two Orange lovers, I found out that there still is no IUOMA-group for Orange lovers.So here it is! If Orange is your favourite colour, and if you want to share Orange mail with the world: join!(by the way, my favourite colour is Turquoise...)See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
" From Angie and Snooky...circle it ORANGE"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
" Angie and Snooky :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Roland Halbritter...portrait artistamps!
"Once upon a time, back in 2009? Grigori Antonin made an artistamp /stamp of Ray Johnson for his mail art: Roland Halbritter noticed the similarity to his Ray Johnson artistamp: A heated "discussion" took place here at IUOMA... and now…"
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Carmela Rizzuto commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
"hi Diana--I'd be pleased to be part of the project. Send to C. Rizzuto 526 West Fremont Ave. Sunnyvale CA 94097-0891"
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The Philpott Lake Project

I came across almost 50 unused postcards of an unfortunate looking lake in Virginia at a junk shop yesterday and I think they have potential.I was hoping that I could send them out to any interested artist, they could alter them as they see fit, send them back to me, and I could publish the responses in any format the group would like.  Maybe I could scan them and create a Tumblr page?No restrictions on the medium or content, first 47 responses, and I will publish as we go.I am open to any and all suggestions.I am also a new member, so please correct and forgive me if I don't understand quite how things work yet.  Participants will be sent a piece of art from me as well.See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From Keith Chambers...then there were THREE!
""sombrero...cornet...fossa" I didn't know it was a "fossa"...or what a fossa was. 'read the fine print on the back, Keith :-) and googled: The fossa is a cat-like, carnivorous mammal related to the mongoose family, it…"
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Birthe Petersen May 17. 9 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Visual Mom May 16. 4 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information May 14. 0 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

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PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 2015 56 Biennale di Venezia

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 201556 Biennale di Venezia…Continue

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES May 1. 2 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

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dov Alfon Apr 30. 405 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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