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Beautiful Mail art from Bhomas, Dale Johnson, and Visual Mom

Posted by Tammy Riggins on July 31, 2015 at 12:49am 0 Comments

After a long day at work, my mood was immediately brightened when I opened my mailbox. First, a lovely postcard from Thomas Brown. Stamped in gold, black and red, I see this elegant piece as a gameboard in the home of an exotic and handsome…

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SU DÖNGÜSÜ

Posted by MERAL AĞAR on July 30, 2015 at 11:10pm 0 Comments

    06-27 TEMMUZ / Temmuz 2015

    VİA CAFE'İZ - KIRKPINAR - SAPANCA / TÜRKİYE

 

SU DÖNGÜSÜ - SAPANCA - ULUSLARARASI POSTA…

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2015 Box Show - where did this past year go!?

Posted by Carla Cryptic on July 30, 2015 at 8:43pm 2 Comments

The 2015 Box Show is up now and will be up through September 13th when there will be a live auction.

Here's my piece for this year - very different from my original plan.  Was sick for 6 weeks and didn't have the stamina for what I…

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misfits no more

Posted by Stephanie Dodson on July 30, 2015 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Attempting to sort through my shoebox of "misfit" projects...mail art pieces that never got mailed for one reason or another.…

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mail out

Posted by arttower on July 30, 2015 at 7:41am 0 Comments

Received fr. Samantha Althoff aka. SamaLama - 6x6" Print w/ Env.

Posted by res on July 30, 2015 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Beautiful 6 x 6" print made w/ dye-based ink for a…

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"Love is Blind" by the Blessed Father (San Diego, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 30, 2015 at 3:30am 0 Comments

BF - 7.29.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member the Blessed Father (San Diego, California,…

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Vispo Cut-Up by Juan Lopez de Ael (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pas Vasco, Spain)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 29, 2015 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Juan - 7.29.2015 - 1

Mail art by Juan Lopez de Ael (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pais Vasco,…

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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 almost 4000 members....

 

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Richard Canard commented on Carla Cryptic's blog post 2015 Box Show - where did this past year go!?
"30.07.15 Dare Ms. Carla C., ..."Where did this past year go!?" ...Obviously you were busy making cryptic cornellesque boxes. ...all I've got to show is a cardboard shoe box half-full of postcards.  Since Riley, Richard Canard"
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Rachel Carter left a comment for Richard BAUDET
"Two in the mail for you.  Please message me when they arrive.  "
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ODD SHAPE POSTCARDS

an overview of all kinds of odd shaped postcards you send out or get in.See More
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Susan McAllister commented on Carla Cryptic's blog post 2015 Box Show - where did this past year go!?
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matchbox art

Hello.I am calling mail art for the first time.One idea, I want to make art in/on matchbox or of box of its size.I am not good at making small objects and just want to inspired from other. I would like to gather small sized box art. I have no intension to show in public at the moment, but I will post on my blog. Preferably match box size, but it could be like business card box or soap box, candy box etc... (intension of my project is a match box sized art but for YOU the kind of box is OPEN to…See More
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carl baker commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"these are revised lino prints, i add a watercolor wash and sharpen them in the edit program, i have about 15-16 versions, will post others at my page. "
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Amy Irwen left a comment for Tammy Riggins
"Hi Tammy! Received your ATCs today...Awesome!! And the envelope was a bonus! The pencil was broke and the envelope was torn....what a great idea for the matchbook journal! So nice to hear from you...."
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Rec Visual Mom

"supah interesting!"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"yay Erin... it arrived!... that paper came from MACAU. it's supposed to be burnt and it has some religious value it's Joss Paper"
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Erin Young commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Received from Monsenhor. Love what you did to the starter I sent you!! Love the UFO :) So Awesome! And I love the paper!! Beautiful"
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Fleur Helsingor's event Food and craft beers
"Entry #74: three postcards Artist(s) from the Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño, Gran Canaria, Spain These three postcards were sent "nude" (without envelopes). The brown coloring on the dark "café" postcard was…"
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Beautiful Mail art from Bhomas, Dale Johnson, and Visual Mom

After a long day at work, my mood was immediately brightened when I opened my mailbox. First, a lovely postcard from Thomas Brown. Stamped in gold, black and red, I see this elegant piece as a gameboard in the home of an exotic and handsome prince. Next, to my delight I have an envelope from Dale Johnson. Drawn on the…See More
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res commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Received 7.29.15 these two beautiful, completed, paper, acrylic & ink ATCs  from Tammy Riggins. Thank you so much for these little jewels and the extras, a notepad & pencil, plus a stamped envelope."
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by SaraMarie Bottaro on Monday. 19 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

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jul 24. 3 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dale Johnson Jul 16. 410 Replies

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

ABOUT EVENT CALLs

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

Well... imagine someone creates an event for a mail art call.And that I have more than one idea and end up creating more than one artwork.Do you think correct to mail one to the "EVENT CALLER" and the rest to some other participant of such event? Or…Continue

Tags: call, art, mail

RECEIVED & SENT ARTWORK

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions Jul 7. 0 Replies

Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue

SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

inaugurazione  venerd' alle 20,30  - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue

PADIGLIONE TIBET / 80° compleanno di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

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

PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia   …Continue

Tags: BONGIANI, SANDRO, I, Padiglione, Tibet

 
 
 

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