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BLUE bird and Circles from Heleen

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2015 at 2:19pm 0 Comments

Besides her fun "minions" , Heleen sent this "Bird"..tweet,…

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"Hangin' Out in London" from the Artist in Seine

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2015 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

This was to arrive before I left for London,but still fun to see now…

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Marie Wintzer: Radiogram; Help

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on May 22, 2015 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

Roger that.  Well as long as it is a Sweat Pea then there is nothing to…

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From Cascadia ArtPost...type-it-out mail art :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2015 at 4:12pm 2 Comments

Always a welcome sight to see Cascadia ArtPost in the mail…

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Peeps pic from Stewart Charlebois

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2015 at 1:24pm 3 Comments

It's a Peep photographing a lovely yellow flower…

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From Annamaria in Italy....purrrfect!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2015 at 1:23pm 1 Comment

A new friend in my mail art world, Annamaria sent…

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From Rosa Gravino...asemic card and her mail art project

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Rosa created this delicately colored card…

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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........

Today online on Ning there are almost 4000 members....

 

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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"This is a page of work by JMB that appeared in a zine called "MaLLife" (Seattle, 1988). The light blue piece is a TLP (Tacky Little Pamphlet) that is stapled into the zine; the title is "Snake Girls." On FB I described the work…"
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stripygoose commented on Michael Leigh's group Mail Art UK
"Anyone thinking of going, by any chance? "
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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
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DKULT commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"the CEO has been awfully quiet. This is concerning as she has not made a public statement"
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Andrea Roccioletti commented on Roberto Bergamo's photo
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new12

"Nice one, materic but conceptual... I like it"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on mariano filippetta's group blue roads
"BLUE bird from Heleen in the Netherlands... with Delft BLUE: blog: BLUE bird and Circles from Heleen "
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Andrea Roccioletti commented on PASCAL's photo
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FLEURS

"Very impressive, I like it very much. Not only a sort of explosion, it has something of a faded movement... interesting."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
"This BLUE birdie from Heleen has CIRCLES, too: "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
" Thank you, Heleen! an ORANGE circle from the Nederlands  (on a BLUE bird :-) BLUE bird and Circles from Heleen "
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Andrea Roccioletti commented on Richard BAUDET's photo
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thanks Keith S Chambers

"I like it very much, I had also received one of this series... great"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mary J. Grellner's group ODD SHAPE POSTCARDS
" a BLUE Bird from Heleen...shape of a bird, naturally :-) BLUE bird and Circles from Heleen "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mary J. Grellner's group ODD SHAPE POSTCARDS
" a "hanger" from Artist in Seine , in Paris... (no envelope) see blog: "Hangin' Out in London" from the Artist in Seine "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Peeps pic from Stewart Charlebois
"...and then there are a few who are eager to hit the sands by the Aegean Sea this summer, too: (yes, Mykonos and Crete have nude beaches :-) "
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Birthe Petersen May 17. 9 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Visual Mom May 16. 4 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information May 14. 0 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 2015 56 Biennale di Venezia

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 201556 Biennale di Venezia…Continue

Tags: salerno, ruggero, sandro, tibet, venezia

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES May 1. 2 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dov Alfon Apr 30. 405 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

Tags: Archivio, maggi, ruggero, ophen, Archivio

 
 
 

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