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Michael Orr, your post landed a long time ago

Posted by Borderline Grafix on January 26, 2015 at 3:36am 0 Comments

Cornpone aka Pone is one of my favorite mail artists and I watch his blog because he just gets better.…

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Artist in Seine.Paris.November 2014

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 26, 2015 at 1:48am 0 Comments

Received two pieces in November of 2014...one was in celebration of "international Banana Appreciation Day"; and the second piece was a surprise, arriving only a week later..."Smile"...here are the fronts and back of both pieces...…

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Artist in Seine.Paris

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 26, 2015 at 1:40am 0 Comments

A wayward piece of art arrived after a long journey. In Seine mailed this piece July 23, 2014 to the USA. Coincidentally another piece coming to the USA got attached somehow and both pieces ended up on the far East Coast....after being rerouted, I now have in my possession "1000 Ribbons and Champagne" which arrived October 27, 2014. The original mailing was shipped "bare", so am amazed that it got to the USA. The rerouted package was carefully wrapped so no further mishaps could delay it…

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Colorful greetings from Petrolpetal

Posted by Nina Hermus on January 26, 2015 at 1:07am 0 Comments

While we have here rain, snow and cold weather, I needed a bit of sunshine and that is what landed in my mailbox! Thank you Petrolpetal for  your beautiful card. I love it. Nice detail was that the stamp was a little loose when it arrived and at my touch fell of. I think totally exhausted from the long journey ;-)…

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NBS.USA.10.27.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 26, 2015 at 1:03am 0 Comments

Whether Nancy sends a postcard, bookie or note card, her work is fabulous! Nancy had to forward a piece of Artist in Seines' artwork that was misdirected with another piece that was headed her way. In that package was this beautiful art note card...

thank you Nancy for…

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SICK DAYS

Posted by allison anne on January 26, 2015 at 12:00am 0 Comments

i've had a terrible cold that's kept me close to the couch/bed since thursday afternoon, but i've been taking the opportunity to do a lot of collage work and make postcard bases while comfortably nestled in, resting... bins of papers and supplies within arm's reach (guess it isn't so bad) :) (also blogged here)…

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Dan Mouer, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on January 25, 2015 at 7:07pm 1 Comment

Dan's subtle painting is amazing, don't you think?

Dispatch, Jon Foster

Posted by Carina on January 25, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Interesting word, great (tape) art! Thank you,…

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Kathryn Corbett's beautiful postcard

Posted by Carina on January 25, 2015 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Thank you, Kathryn!

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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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Bologna/ Segno Intimo, Personale di Anna Boschi

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Thursday. 0 Replies

Per la notte bianca di Arte Fiera in cui tutte le gallerie di Bologna saranno aperte dalle ore 18 alle 24, ritorna dopo 20 anni l’artista bolognese Anna Boschi  con una  interessante personale  allo Spazio9 dal titolo “Segno Intimo”. …Continue

Tags: Spazio9, San, Salerno, Terme, Virtual

Egg project 2015

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 4th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 10th January – 15th March 2015Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart Jan 18. 390 Replies

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

message page

Started by Mim Golub Scalin in Mail-Art Projects Jan 4. 0 Replies

Hello any one, everyone - I'm having trouble with the message page. I can't respond to messages and I can't delete any. So what's going on. I can send people messages if I use that function on their page (and they're a friend.)Anyone else having a…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 2. 18 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not played for a long, long time, but nonetheless…Continue

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Started by Ruud Janssen in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Dec 30, 2014. 20 Replies

These are the postal rates in the Netherlands starting from januari 2009. Yes, again they raised the rates. Do you have the rates from your country nearby? Could you post them here?Continue

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