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Incoming mail from Florida, U.S.A.

Posted by Carien van Hest on August 11, 2020 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

Thank you so much, Boozy Barb. Your mail art is no. 100 in my 'Arrivals' file!

EYE see mail art from Lorella Castagnini

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 11, 2020 at 11:59am 0 Comments

Original art work on this card by Lorella,

and wear those masks!…

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The Ant Hunter from Keith Chambers

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 11, 2020 at 11:58am 0 Comments

...under the magnifying glass,

Keith sent this "giant" in the city, to hunt up ants!

But what city is it? In Mexico? Spain? Hungary? Ukraine?…

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x2 cards from David Stanley Aponte

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 11, 2020 at 11:57am 0 Comments

Always good to see Aponte in the mail!

Me thinks this is his portrait photo? and now as artistamp, too,

along with the chrysanthemum-pink- virus postage:…

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Petsmo's Carina Granlund Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on August 11, 2020 at 4:19am 1 Comment

and finally, the back of this fabulous piece!

Marvelous! Thank you…

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Lorella Castagnini's "Small Tear"

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on August 11, 2020 at 4:17am 1 Comment

I really like this -- ambiguity of "tear" is perfect for the times. There are lots of textures, including bits of fabric. Paint, collage, marker! Wonderful piece!

From: Allison Anne (0064-0420)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on August 11, 2020 at 4:16am 0 Comments

April 26, 2020: Mail art arrived from my Twin Cities neighbor, Allison Anne - an accomplished collagist and mixed media artist. It is the first ever piece I received from them.

Back of cardboard post card from Allison Anne (Minneapolis,…

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ATC jam

Posted by Ann Golden on August 11, 2020 at 1:01am 0 Comments

This is the trio started by Peg  McCaskey and added to by Heather Wilkie. Peg , do you have a preference ?

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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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How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad 14 minutes ago. 4 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace yesterday. 9 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Aug 2. 2 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

The New SCE Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects Aug 1. 0 Replies

It has been a long time coming, and the perfection of the 'Whizbang' has been done. Soon, it is 'Behold! The SCE Whizbang!More communications and pics, soon..Continue

Mail Art Call - Postal Outliers

Started by Fonda L. Portales in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Jul 29. 1 Reply

All submission will be archived in the University's Special Collections and Archives and will be a wonderful complement to the collection of late Professor Tom Trusky.…Continue

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Summer Rountree Jul 26. 550 Replies

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

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Jul 15. 6 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

Birthday notice

Started by Carien van Hest in Other Jul 7. 0 Replies

In the right column of the IUOMA homepage one can see whose birthday it is today, and tomorrow. Is there a possibility to see whose birthday it is next week from today (or maybe two weeks is better?), so that people can prepare a real birthday mail?…Continue

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Jun 26. 4 Replies

Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue

Tags: thesis, Pedagogics, Children, Master, Teacher

Presentazione della Retrospettiva di Coco Gordon, Italy 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 12. 0 Replies

COCO  GORDON “Timeless, Senzatempo”La natura tra performance e Exploding Booksdi Sandro  Bongiani "I empower myself to make…Continue

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