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Cristina Blank aka 5 Blanks: The Kings glasses of the 8th to the 19th century

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 1, 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

Always a treat awaits me when I see a 5 blanks envelope in the mailbox.

This one is made on what…

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West Coast School by Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 1, 2014 at 6:46pm 0 Comments

Askew - 9.30.14 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)

October 1, 2014 - This is the first mail-art I have received from Stan Askew in California. I offer many thanks for this fine package of wonderfully crafted…

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Carina Granlund: To Ash to Ash to Dust to Dusk

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 1, 2014 at 6:42pm 0 Comments

Or as the saying goes, if you can't beat them, join them.…

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Very abstract? Very trashpo? Very Haptic!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 1, 2014 at 4:53pm 1 Comment

You see these tantalizing textures?…

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IF YOU SEE THE MONAURAL BUNNY ON THE ROAD SAY HELLO

Posted by Erni Bär on October 1, 2014 at 4:26pm 2 Comments

This fine postcard I found in my letterbox today:…

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Thank you Carina ! I love comics !

Posted by Lorella on September 30, 2014 at 11:40pm 0 Comments

Thank you Mariana Serban!

Posted by Lorella on September 30, 2014 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

Thank you Mariana Serban!

Posted by Lorella on September 30, 2014 at 11:09pm 0 Comments

No Elgin Marbles from Elgin

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 30, 2014 at 5:58pm 0 Comments

Now this arrived with no name, no address, BUT

(no buts about it!) There is "Elgin", there is DK :-)

...Elgin…

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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........

 

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West Coast School by Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Stan Askew (Pasadena, California, USA)October 1, 2014 - This is the first mail-art I have received from Stan Askew in California. I offer many thanks for this fine package of wonderfully crafted work.The piece above – best described as an Artists Trading Card (ATC) – is a postcard size work on thick, durable cardboard. The piece is marvelously clear, brilliantly composed using a studied…See More
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All Things Trashpo

This is a place to explore all things trashpo (Trash Poetry)and found objects.  Trashpo is 1) economical 2) environmentally responsible and 3) challenging. It's a great way to repurpose all the trash that our planet is buried in!
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Bhomas Trown posted a status
"After this roll of postcard stamps runs out I might have to take a break from mail art for a while. Everything is just too expensive anymore"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"YES! Two kilos + 40 grams. It'll take it a few days but waiting will be worthwile the box being filled with goodies! It is in fact the same one my UHU tubes have arrived in a couple of days ago. "
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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Very abstract? Very trashpo? Very Haptic!
"Very good it arrived in one piece and undamaged ( it did, didn't it?). The "texture" had been found on a street's asphalt so to speak. Uncounted car wheels must have flattened it giving it finally that special look. Ransom art. "
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"The Night Watch side is covered or sealed with transparent plastic film that receals a certain  two-dimensional structure: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Two kilos +  for these guys? Sweet! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"That's a lot...BIG box...more than 2 kilos? BIG card arrived today: Very abstract? Very trashpo? Very Haptic! xxx thanks muchly, muchly xxx"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's blog post IF YOU SEE THE MONAURAL BUNNY ON THE ROAD SAY HELLO
"That's a beauty! Liking the red and torn papers...wow! Great "Night Watch"! ...and I see some "tantalizing textures" with some mail art that Edmund got today: Very abstract? Very trashpo? Very Haptic!"
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Very abstract? Very trashpo? Very Haptic!

You see these tantalizing textures?…See More
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Carmela Rizzuto left a comment for JOB [5Blanks]
"JOB--Thank you for being a friend. Just to let you know that I will NOT be participating in mail art exchanges until January 2015. I have some other art projects waiting for my attention. Look forward to seeing photos of those angels and deviels on…"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"2040 grams posted this afternoon: "
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janet rogan left a comment for laurence gillot
"Laurence I love my book thank you very much. I will post you back soon ."
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Roberto Scala on Saturday. 380 Replies

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

IS SIZE IMPORTANT IN CONTEMPORARY ART?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ian C Dengler on Saturday. 17 Replies

It seems to be, ie the bigger the canvas the 'better' it is perceived to be, the more likely it is to be in important (museum) collections, the more money it will get at auctions, the more fame will come to the artist, etc.I know there are…Continue

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Laura Elizabeth on Friday. 16 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

GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI A SALERNO (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 7. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYMOSTRA  RETROSPETTIVAPalazzo Virtuale“GACONCETTUAL POETRY”G.A.CAVELLINI1914 - 2014 Dal 7 settembre 2014  al 27 ottobre 2014Retrospettiva   dedicata  a Guglielmo Achille  Cavellini in occasione del Centenario  della …Continue

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Mail Art Call

Started by Márcia Godinho Leal in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Márcia Godinho Leal Aug 30. 1 Reply

Tema / Theme: "A minha casa" / "My house"Tamanho / Size: livre / freeTécnica / Technique: livre / freeSem júri e sem entradas / No jury and no feesData limite / Deadline: 29/11/2014Exibição /Exhibition: " A minha casa" - Coffee ShopMorada /…Continue

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Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Visual Mom Aug 29. 36 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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