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Rec'd from Sue Skene - 8/26/2015

Posted by Chris Wells on August 29, 2015 at 1:51am 1 Comment

This little journal from Sue Skene is made from…

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Mr. John Held from Feb....

Posted by Tomoe N on August 28, 2015 at 3:09pm 2 Comments

Susanna Lakner postcard

Posted by Tomoe N on August 28, 2015 at 3:02pm 1 Comment

Susanna Lakner postcard…

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Lilian Pacheco box

Posted by Tomoe N on August 28, 2015 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

Hello. Posted on FB already but here are the Lilian Pacheco works. 

Thank you.

I like the idea or organic feel and dry flower in the box! …

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From John Held Jr...in Japan

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 28, 2015 at 10:23am 1 Comment

A multi-imaged postcard arrived in Greece from…

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Calligraphic notes on odd card from C.M.Bennett

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 28, 2015 at 10:19am 0 Comments

Visual Mom is sending this odd shaped postcard (from a…

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Radiogram from w.w.w. and Marie in Japan

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 28, 2015 at 10:12am 3 Comments

Ah, yes, this is a very wise one..."appreciate the…

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New York Times Review of a Current Ray Johnson Show in Manhattan

Posted by De Villo Sloan on August 28, 2015 at 1:03am 2 Comments

Runs through the end of September.…

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Arte Correo: convocatoria para contribuciones

Posted by Inêz Oludé on August 27, 2015 at 8:28pm 0 Comments

Arte Correo: convocatoria para contribuciones

 

Proyecto Internacional de arte  correo con el tema de la "década de las personas de ascendencia africana, 2015-2024", para, el Museo-Valija  de la historia de la esclavitud, proyecto…

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Mail art: call for contributions for contemporary art

Posted by Inêz Oludé on August 27, 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments

Mail art: call for contributions for contemporary art

 

Mail Art International Project with the theme of the "Decade for people of African Descent, 2015-2024", for the Suitcase -Museum of the History of Slavery, project partner of…

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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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Collaborative Mail Art Books

A place for mail-artists interested in learning about, discussing, and participating in collaborative book projects. See More
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De Villo Sloan commented on Tomoe N's blog post Susanna Lakner postcard
"Nice work, Tomoe. Susanna Lakner isn't highly visible at IUOMA, but she is an excellent collage artist, networker and zine maker. Her blog is impressive: http://www.planet-susannia.blogspot.com/"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Chris Wells's blog post Rec'd from Sue Skene - 8/26/2015
"Wonderful piece, Chris. Thx for sharing."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post New York Times Review of a Current Ray Johnson Show in Manhattan
"Thank you for pointing that out, Richard. "Mail Art" is even in the title of the review. How often do we see that in the NYTs? The exhibition is at Richard L. Feigen & Co. That name came up recently in an IUOMA discussion. Also there…"
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Samantha Althoff commented on Samantha Althoff's group Thee Althoff Trans-Atlantic Book Club
"Sheri you will be in the next book for sure(:"
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Chris Wells posted a blog post

Rec'd from Sue Skene - 8/26/2015

This little journal from Sue Skene is made from recycled chipboard from the cover of an old bookkeeper's ledger, grocery bags, and pages from a dictionary discarded from a library. It's quite beautiful. I think I'll experiment with grocery bags in the coming weeks.…See More
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Sheri Rice commented on Samantha Althoff's group Thee Althoff Trans-Atlantic Book Club
"Would love to participate!"
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Sheri Rice joined Samantha Althoff's group
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Thee Althoff Trans-Atlantic Book Club

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Terry Owenby commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Please forgive me for not being present here the past week or so. I've been without an internet connection until today. I'll catch up as soon as possible on posting what I've received. Thank you for your patience."
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FinnBadger commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Finnbadger: CerealKiller
"Well, technically it is illegal to resume them. And I am much happier for you to keep them."
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mail art collage
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Gina Ulgen commented on Grethe H. Bjørnhaug's photo
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Woman face

"Pop artabulous!"
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Bruno Cassaglia posted photos
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Claudia Garcia joined Bruno Cassaglia's group
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black and white

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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group work in progress
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Karen Alekyan left a comment for Patricio - The Celestial Scribe
"I understand. I'll try to find out is to ask at the post office. But I think that we can not find them ... sorry :(Excuse me, but I'm sorry that I cannot participate in your project."
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Amy Irwen commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Haha Res...yes...in line with the newsies paper that was on the buddy jam..."
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Tammy Riggins commented on Carmela Rizzuto's photo
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From Tammy Riggins

"Postage due? Oops! I weighed it to make sure it was under 1 oz. Sorry!"
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Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post New York Times Review of a Current Ray Johnson Show in Manhattan
"28.08.15 Dare De Villo S., ... thanks for posting the Ray Johnson gallery exhibition info. It is interesting to note that this particular exhibit seems to  place emphasis  on his mailings  rather than his gallery works.  ...…"
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Stephanie Dodson left a comment for Melissa Wand
"Hello Melissa! Your eagle has landed, haha. ;) Thank you...something will be on its way to you soon."
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LA MAIL ART e la WEB ART

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lia Franzia on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Cari Amici...la mail art  si rinnova diventanto web art?Dear Friends ... mail art is renewed diventanto web art?Continue

Composition Notebook Exchange

Started by Sue Skene in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ali Price Aug 18. 1 Reply

Three years ago I was in an international art journal exchange which proved to be a fascinating experience. Unfortunately though, my journal during the last leg of its journey, was lost en route to India. For at least six months I never gave up the…Continue

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Aug 16. 4 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

Ryosuke Cohen / Meeting Fractal Portrait Project 2015

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 15. 0 Replies

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015 Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany. from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto…Continue

Tags: Maggi, Sandro, Ruggero, Shimizu, Noriko

http://archivioophenvirtualart.blogspot.it/2015/08/ryosuke-cohen-meeting-fractal-portrait.html

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Aug 15. 0 Replies

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany.from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto al 25 agosto incluso).I will go on a trip with Noriko Shimizu (my pertner) for portrait project.   At each place I…Continue

Tags: Maggi, Sandro, Ruggero, Shimizu, Noriko

My mail art going to bicycle call

Started by Tomoe N in Mail-Art Projects Aug 12. 0 Replies

mim bicycle mail art callI have done a couple of postcards that will send to Bicycle mail art call. I printed my own photos that took in San Francisco on the…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mercedes La Marquesa Aug 12. 412 Replies

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

JOIN my event

Started by Rebekka Koefoed/rkglas.dk in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rebekka Koefoed/rkglas.dk Aug 10. 2 Replies

- spreading the word:Call for all mail artists.Specifications:Theme:…Continue

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Wabi Sabi

Started by Mercedes La Marquesa in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mercedes La Marquesa Aug 8. 4 Replies

Who was asking about it? I can't seem to find the thread.

Is there a way to...

Started by Mercedes La Marquesa in Other Aug 5. 0 Replies

I may have asked before, but perhaps I wasn't clear in my question.  Is there a way to move photos from one album to another?  At the very least I'd like to merge two albums.  I mistakenly made two outgoing albums and would like the contents of both…Continue

 
 
 

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