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Mammoth Mailing from Borderline Grafix (Part II) (Austin, Texas, USA) + Dadanautik (Bremen, Germany)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 20, 2014 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)

October 20,2014 - In an earlier posting, I announced the need for a three-part series to share a mammoth mailing received from Borderline Grafix. The first…

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NEWS FROM THE CANADIAN MESA

Posted by Erni Bär on October 20, 2014 at 12:17pm 2 Comments

At first sight I couldn't tell from where the one I found in my letterbox today really came:…

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And a SPLASH of ORANGE from Keith along with his poetry

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2014 at 6:11pm 7 Comments

Included with Keith's poetry, was this small but super splash-of-color card:

Textured and glowing!

'just had…

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Perfectly Poetic from Keith Chambers

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2014 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

Aha! Amalgamated Confusion has arrived in Greece, too!

...and Cosmos Rocks, definitely :-)

This guy is really…

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Mail Art Calls from Minden,Germany, via three countries!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 19, 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

German mail art calls that came from Russia...postage says so:

was sent to Italy (stamped from Brescia)! ...And they…

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"Prisoner of T.O.X.I.S." by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 19, 2014 at 5:32pm 3 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

October 19, 2014 - In September my uneventful (and much-needed) hiatus from online activity and the network prompted the Queen of Trash to unleash a DKult dragnet, as…

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Lavia Flux Box from Maurizio Follin

Posted by Angie & Snooky on October 19, 2014 at 4:33pm 1 Comment

I've been admiring Maurizio's posts about his flux box project - these gorgeous blue tiles appearing in all sorts of places. Check it out http://laviafluxbox.blogspot.it/…

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Nancy Bell Scott, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on October 18, 2014 at 9:39pm 1 Comment

This one is entitled, "Moving Day".  I bet she is glad that is behind her!  Thanks much, see you in the mail.…

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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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"Andrea--would you send me your regular mail address--you can use the message feature under your name on this page for security if you wish."
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Carmela Rizzuto left a comment for Andrea Roccioletti
"Andrea, mail art headed your way soon! Looking forward to receiving mail from you. PS: Your collages are amazing."
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TIZIANA BARACCHI posted an event

THE CLOCK OF ART at GARAGE N.3 Gallery

October 25, 2014 at 5pm to November 6, 2014 at 8pm
PRESENTANOPTRZIA TICTACTHE CLOCK OF ARTinaugurazione  alle ore 17.30 opening  at 5.30 p.m.25 ottobre 2014               October 25th 2014introduzione critica di Giancarlo DA LIOsei invitato                                    you are inviteddal 25 ottobre al 6 novembre 2014Mailart, Francobolli e Cartoline d’Artista, Scatole in…See More
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"Ha! We like Edmund with the "double-header" and the magic carpet on top!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post And a SPLASH of ORANGE from Keith along with his poetry
"That is a rusty-rusty topping on Edmund's head! Edmund Gr is jealous! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post And a SPLASH of ORANGE from Keith along with his poetry
"Recycle, reuse...ORANGE? Good idea, Keith. Thank you muchly  and I shall perhaps make it into several pieces for use on collage cards!"
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Ritual Mail Art Exhibition at Edinburgh, Scotland

October 18, 2014 at 6pm to December 6, 2014 at 7pm
In Collaboration with The Inkwell (Edinburgh University Lit/Art magazine) there will be a Mail Art Exhibition at the end of November running for a week or more on the theme of Rituals.  work should be sent to Rebecca GuyverNayland Farm, Mill Road, Ringshall, Suffolk, IP142LSto arrive by the 20th of November (so it can be transported to Edinburgh)No returns, no sales, any media, any size, work will be documented online.See More
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Carina left a comment for Jack Oudyn
"I will send something to you tomorrow, Jack. Hope it arrives before Christmas :)"
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Rebecca Guyver commented on Rebecca Guyver's event Ritual Mail Art Exhibition
"Looking forward to your mail art, and many thanks! "
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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"The Bed Show: Mail Art Call Each of us will spend at least a 1/3 of our lives in bed, and it's rare that we even seriously think about this place where we spend so much time. We are born in beds and we die in beds, beds can be places of refuge,…"
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Mammoth Mailing from Borderline Grafix (Part II) (Austin, Texas, USA) + Dadanautik (Bremen, Germany)

Mail-art by IUOMA member Borderline Grafix (Austin, Texas, USA)October 20,2014 - In an earlier posting, I announced the need for a three-part series to share a mammoth mailing received from Borderline Grafix. The first focused on his PhotoAsemic Landscapes, which received rave and fave responses:…See More
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Ruud Janssen replied to Stacey Hopkins's discussion Do you receive a lot of phony messages?
"Sometimes a spammer gets inside IUOMA. Like this David Hurley. Once they start to spam and discovered, they are banned. Also the e-mail address you publish here on IUOMA will be visible to all visitors. Also outsiders who want to Spam, work like…"
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By Mail Art Martha (Beckenham Kent UK)

"Hi everybody, sorry I did not see this before. First; thanks for all your lovely words, and second; the answers. I did carve the bottle on an eraser, I was impressed too, sometimes I surprise myself... Unfortunately only occationally. The birds look…"
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Tracy Anderson left a comment for Liberty
"Merci for your kind comment on my art. :)"
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Do you receive a lot of phony messages?

Started by Stacey Hopkins in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Since joining IUOMA, I've gotten an alarming number of messages that are obvious hacks (the message will appear in an e-mail as if posted to my IUOMA inbox, but are not actually there when I click through).Crap like:"Hello my good friend, How are…Continue

Tags: emails, fake, spam

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON yesterday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ali Price yesterday. 381 Replies

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

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 4 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

Art on the Address side of Postcards?

Started by Dawn Mudore in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Oct 13. 20 Replies

I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue

 
 
 

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