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Incoming: Lubomyr Tymkiv and Cascadia Artpost

Posted by William M on September 23, 2019 at 8:00am 0 Comments

A fun card from Lubomyr. Seems a bit vispo to me(which i dig). I love that evil whale(shark?) stamp in particular. There's something special about getting a card or envelope that is so covered with postage stamps that there's…

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I thank the artists who sent me their work

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on September 22, 2019 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

I thank the artists who sent me their work last summer. Envelopes came from Japan, Portugal, USA, Italy, Basque Country, Turkey. Thank you,

 

Nichola Orlick

Eduardo Cardoso

Kathy Barnett

Attilio Fortini

Keiichi Nakamura

Mikel Untzilla

Nancy Gene Armstrong

Julie Jefferies Paquette - ex posto facto

Müberra Bülbül

Walter Pennacchi

 

Hurrah.…

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From: Cascadia Artpost (0180-0929)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on September 22, 2019 at 4:30am 3 Comments

Mail Art from September 16, 2019:

While out for a morning coffee or at your…
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Last Reflooration Cut-Ups + More! By Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on September 22, 2019 at 4:00am 4 Comments

 

Mail art by IUOMA member Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)

 

September 21, 2019 - I always look forward to receiving mail from ol’ bud the great Ficus strangulensis aka Panjandrum of Blorchistan, Fluxus Maximus, etc., etc. In response to a copy of Xerolage…

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Number nine, number 9 number 9 . . .

Posted by Mary Anne on September 21, 2019 at 11:12am 0 Comments

The postie has just brought me the first half of the documentation I am doing for my on-going 'Stamps for Yoko' project (yes it has a fancy name now) and it is slowly turning into a thing of small and modest beauty; you could say, rather like the lady herself!

I can hardly wait to finish it off and send it all out but patience is a virtue (I am repeatedly told) and there is still space for a couple more designs to be included.  Any takers?

Blog number eight: Strike or not

Posted by Mary Anne on September 20, 2019 at 8:51am 3 Comments

I really ought to have put some thought into this posting but it is a spur of the moment thing and maybe it will be the better for it.

Hard to miss the Global (whatever that means) strike being called for today to draw attention to the vast problems facing the world's equilibrium. 

I imagine that most people involved in the Eternal Network are to some extent sympathetic to the causes and have an awareness of the difficulties involved in 'climate change'. yet I can't help…

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Summer from Marles Wilding .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on September 19, 2019 at 10:22pm 0 Comments

Adding more work to the Sketchbook Project

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on September 19, 2019 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

work by the Crackerjack Kid and Adam

Summer from Marles Wilding .Thank you !

Posted by Lorella on September 19, 2019 at 10:07pm 0 Comments

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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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Jorge Martin joined Pam Chatfield's group
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Journal Pages 2019

Due Date:December 31, 2019What to Do:1. Create any size art in any medium, then send it to me at Pam Chatfield / PO Box 2023 / Lowell, MA 01851 / USA.  So it doesn't get confused with my other mail art, please let me know it's for the Journal Pages…See More
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Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann posted a photo

Art Journal Page 04-18-17

Collage, stenciling, marker and pencil
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Ficus strangulensis commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"Hi, Jayne. I used to purchase from them and have naught but wonderful results to recall, HOWEVER, that was probably 30-yr ago."
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Ficus strangulensis commented on Ficus strangulensis's group Thinking about Mail-Art
"OOOOh, Ooh, Ooh! I'm SOOOOO glad you started the 'Grasshopper' discussion. It's one of my most favorite books! Thank you."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Last Reflooration Cut-Ups + More! By Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
"nice find, res. thanks"
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res nullius aka. "res" commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Last Reflooration Cut-Ups + More! By Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
"Story of reptilian invasion & reflooration here: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/i-have-a-blog I swear, I was looking at monster groups and chanced across it in the surfing."
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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Cinzia Farina posted a photo
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William M posted a blog post
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VaultGirl left a comment for Thea Hollister
"Thank you so much for being my very first mail art received! I absolutely love your style.I will let you know as soon as your piece is in the mail."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Last Reflooration Cut-Ups + More! By Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
"Hi Jayne, I haven't heard from you since I advised Julie Van Bortel to send those sheafs (?) sheaves (?) sheeps of add & pass sheets to you and Joey Patrickt. I see you're a Fike Fan. I don't know the story behind the reflooring…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Arantxa Lomas
"No me queda clara tu dirección.  Veo en Google "Carrer de Menorca, 80  // 08020 Barcelona"  Simultaneamente mencionas en tu dirección una casilla de correos "PO BOx" pero no mencionas cual sea. …"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Arantxa Lomas
"Estás condenada a recibir algo mío ahora que publicaste tu dirección.  Desde hace 8 años navego las viciantes aguas del arte postal en IUOMA.  Si te puedo ayudar en algo por aqui, ya sabes donde y a quien acudir."
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Last Reflooration Cut-Ups + More! By Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)
"Reflooration...reptilian invasion! Must be an intriguing story there! I have a silly question, but I'd like to understand what transpired. When reflooring did he find book pages, and then he made vispo / cut-ups out of them?  "
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"*I haven't purchased anything from THEM..."
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"Recently shared this on Facebook - my very first sheet of artistamps. Made with a vintage photo from my personal collection. Printed on ungummed stamp sheets I picked up at a garage sale. The stamp sheets are from 100proofpress.com (they call them…"
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Sister Rags posted photos
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on Jayne Barket Lyons's blog post From: Cascadia Artpost (0180-0929)
"Jack, I originally posted this at my blog, MAIL ART BY JAYNE. I just noticed that I missed one of the paragraphs when I cut and pasted the article to this platform. If you take a moment to read this post again, please see the paragraph starting…"
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Amy Candiotti joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Assembling Zines

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AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker 17 hours ago. 15 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Maggie Mize 21 hours ago. 527 Replies

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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers on Wednesday. 10 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay Sep 4. 3 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk Jul 19. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 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

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