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Incoming: Jimmy Connors, CZ Lovecraft and Charlotte Geister

Posted by William M on January 22, 2018 at 10:01am 0 Comments

A stellar Jimmy Connors piece that arrived today.



A rubber stamp collaboration with CZ Lovecraft. I like how the post office…

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Warm ORANGE from Esther Kamkar

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2018 at 8:44am 0 Comments

Wonderful and warm postcard arrived some days ago in Greece,

lovely colors in this original painting!…

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Hot PINK from Art by Jac

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2018 at 8:43am 0 Comments

Beautifully painted envelope from Jacqueline

Inside there were two nice ATCs :…

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PINK from Jon Foster

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 22, 2018 at 8:41am 0 Comments

Happy 2018! and on a hot pink envelope.

Lots of fun stamps and stampings,…

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ORANGE from Theo Nelson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 21, 2018 at 1:10pm 0 Comments

Warm and sunny!

Beautiful watercolor card, and artistamps from the Republic of Whimsy,

and some quizzies,…

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David Stanley Aponte sends RED

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 21, 2018 at 12:56pm 0 Comments

A full page of artistamps for the Sub-Real

Fascinating patterns created!

David also sent some mail 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 over 4700 members....

 

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Roma, Maestri Internazionali del Libro d'Arte in una grande rassegna evento.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Chiarlone 4 hours ago. 2 Replies

  POGA POGA (Una metropoli che balla).…Continue

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CALL FOR COLLABORATION: 'TAOPOLIS'

Started by Jeremy Gluck in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by maha Jan 3. 5 Replies

Hello I am seeking collaboration on the theme of "TAOPOLIS", dealing with Tokyo and Japan. If anyone wants to join me in exploring this please let me know. I require audio, video, stills, text, mail art, etc. I'm especially interested in Japanese…Continue

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Why? Because Mail Art!

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Dec 31, 2017. 7 Replies

* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Kevin Geronimo Brandtner Dec 30, 2017. 497 Replies

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

SHOZO SHIMAMOTO HAS FOUND HOUSE IN NAPLES (Italy).

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2017. 0 Replies

  SHOZO  SHIMAMOTO  HA TROVATO CASA  A  NAPOLI (Italy).L’ASSOCIAZIONE SHIMAMOTO APRE UNO SPAZIO PERMANENTE A NAPOLIpubblicato giovedì 14 dicembre 2017Shozo Shimamoto  scomparso nel 2013, da oggi, il suo lavoro di ricerca può essere fruito presso  un…Continue

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Salerno, DadodueCo, materiali d’archivio 1977-2017

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Information Dec 10, 2017. 0 Replies

From December 15, 2017 to January 30, 2018, the State Archive of Salerno will host the exhibition "DADODU & CO." By Antonio Baglivo and Vito Pinto. The initiative, which is included in the events planned for the celebration of the bicentennial…Continue

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Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Nov 15, 2017. 2 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Artposto's "wee books"

Started by Chris Dodge in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Michael Leigh Oct 28, 2017. 4 Replies

Hello, all.I wonder if anyone here knows the whereabouts of the artists' book collection of Artoposto (Dorothy Harris). I understand that she died in 2005. In the eighties I had the pleasure of visiting Dorothy in Atlanta and seeing (and holding and…Continue

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Started by michael thompson in PROBLEMS. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Sep 29, 2017. 2 Replies

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Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by MoriceMarcuse Sep 6, 2017. 4 Replies

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid the subject of this discussion its a important matter, special during art exhibits or art call .Many event are very explicit about Political or racist or…Continue

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