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Sheri Rice

Posted by JessiebyDesign on August 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

I adored the sewn elements of this card! The sewn in trinkets were a very nice touch!

I am way behind and…

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Erni Bar: A song never sung is like ...

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

... Mail Art never made.…

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ARTHOTÈQUE PUSSY GALORE ...

Posted by Erni Bär on August 21, 2014 at 3:22pm 6 Comments

... or was it "pousse cailloux"? The latter most probably but what does it matter? Look at what was in my letterbox today:…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) ...and the Artist In Seine sends this :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

Well, let's see if some ORANGE Lovers in my mail box became "framed" here?

It is another super fun card from In…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) ...even for the Haptic Werewolf in Hamburg?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 2:43pm 7 Comments

Well, this fun collage card from Hamburg does have a bit of ORANGE,

and it was in my mail box along with the other…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) like Anu Chathampally, oh yes!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

And another ORANGE Lovers mail art card arrived, this time from Anu.

It has these fun characters...all in…

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August is for ORANGE Lovers :-) like Snooky, and Angie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 21, 2014 at 2:27pm 1 Comment

The color ORANGE Lovers group is doing a mail art exchange and this arrived from Angie,

and Snooky :-) That is a…

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"Monty Cantsin" Vandalizes Jeff Koons Show at the Whitney Museum in New York City

Posted by De Villo Sloan on August 21, 2014 at 2:30am 2 Comments

I came across this interesting article about a very recent "performance" at the Jeff Koons show at the Whitney Museum. The vandal splashed red paint (story update now speculates blood) on the walls, and no artwork was damaged. You can see in the article "Monty Cantsin" was written in red paint, and the man identified sure looks a lot like Canadian performance artist Istvan Kantor. Kantor and David Zack, along with Blaster Al and other luminaries, founded Neoism, which swept through the…

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The beautiful world of Vispo boekies from John M. Bennett

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 5:06pm 3 Comments

Recently arrived in Greece, these four "boekies"/ pamphlets from John Bennett.

They came in a recognizable envelope,…

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John Bennett No2 boekie

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 20, 2014 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

There was an "ad" amongst the boekies from John :-)

The packet contaiined four, and this is the second creation by…

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info IUOMA

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........

 

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Sheri Rice

I adored the sewn elements of this card! The sewn in trinkets were a very nice touch!I am way behind and disorganized. This summer has really been a challenge for…See More
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Zentangle and Doodling

Zentangle seems to have taken off here in the States. It's a relaxing and lovely art form. This group is for people who like to do zentangle and zentangle-like doodling.See More
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"Thank you so much for saying hello Susan, I will put you on the list."
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"Hi John, Thanks for getting back to me.  Alas, despite my best intentions, I, too, barely use this site.  I was hoping to generate a few snail-mailing exchanges & I've succeeded slightly with that.  Of course, most of us are…"
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Jan Hodgman commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"received from Angie, tres fun. I am officially in the Orange lovers group though I have to say I don't really have a favorite color---what would the world be like without any one of them??? I do have a friend who really dislikes orange---that…"
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Brighton streetart

Poster with flyers near seafront, Brighton, UK.
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vizma bruns left a comment for Angie & Snooky
"Oh crap! I thought I blogged 'em somewhere! YESSS, I got them both, thank you! I hate it when that happens, sorry!!"
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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C on Monday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci on Monday. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

 
 
 

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