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Alicia Starr: and a touch of BLUE :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 22, 2014 at 7:08pm 0 Comments

Very nice collage/tape art? from Alicia arrived in Greece this week.

Loving these details and layers…

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THOM'S BOOK RETURNS TO SENDER

Posted by Erni Bär on August 22, 2014 at 3:56pm 4 Comments

Not the entire heavy (over three kilograms!) volume but pages 05-06 that Thom had sent to IUOMA member Amy Irwen when preparing to leave Seattle to open a new chapter in his life. I have no idea whether the man succeeded in finding recipients for all of the 48 thick collaged DIN A 4 cardboard pages.

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poetry of a colours dealer

Posted by yves maraux on August 22, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Alicia Starr: Summer 2014

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 22, 2014 at 11:09am 1 Comment

Actually it is Easy Breezy Summer 2014.  But if I wasn't a clone, I would have known that.

Thank you Alicia,…

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Katerina Nikoltsou: Doggie Time & Bike Barcodes

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 22, 2014 at 10:49am 4 Comments

Ops, sorry I got that wrong, it's Bar Code Doggie & No Time But Bike Time.  Hope that didn't drop any jaws.

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Thank you, my dear Valentine Mark Herman of Sigean

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 22, 2014 at 10:30am 4 Comments

A beautiful postcard of Sigean, France! 'Love that town!

There's a lovely church in Sigean.…

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Raphael'L, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on August 22, 2014 at 1:40am 0 Comments

Thank you so much for the mail, including the add/pass X2.

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........

 

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Kelly C commented on Larissa's group Art journal swap experiment
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Art journal swap experiment

I would like to do an art experiment, I will be purchasing a journal and I will start the journal off my addng my own art&collages to the pages, but then what i'd like to do is postit to another person who will add 1-3 pages of their own art work and then post it to the next person. I'm looking for a group of people maybe 5-15 people who would like to be added to my mailing list and who would like to participate in adding to my art journal. At the end of my experiment i would like the…See More
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Richard Canard commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"23.08.14 Dare Ms. Heleen De V., Many thanks for your thoughtful missive concerning W. Reginald Bray. &  Sir Valentine Mark H. is  I think most astute (as ever) in his observation that Mister Bray is an obvious  forerunner &…"
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"Went to University. Stopped Doing Homework"

We hold these truths to be self-evident, #84.THIS IS THE PENULTIMATE ONE!Starting next week...Drum roll...A Brand News Series...Drum roll"MY LIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT, IF ONLY....".
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356/365.2 morning cuppa

"There's no better way to start the day! Please can I have a McVitie's Digestive with my cuppa Darjeeling?"
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LOST MAIL ART

This is a place where you can blog your mail art which went missing.  It will give us an idea of: 1) How many Mail Art pieces go missing 2) Types of Mail Art pieces which go missing 3) Which countries were involved   It will also be a way for the "would be recipient" and the rest of us to see what you sent.  Awards & competitions to be announced at a later date!See More
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Arty Slides International
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Arty Slides International
"Katerina, ma chérie, from the latest exchange I suggest that in a non-active-arty-slider-but-nevertheless-Mother-Superior role, YOU take over the leadership of the Group. I would like to propose this to Ruud: OK? "
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"Indeed Heleen! I wrote something similiar on 1 August: This Group is for Lost Art, ie Mail Art that went missing. Should we move back a stage in the creative and postal processes and form a Group for Mail Art that was thought about but never…"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"Merci Mim. Miaou Bizoo. I've asled Ruud to make the necessary change.good lucj with the Group in the future. Kisses & bisous, Val"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post THOM'S BOOK RETURNS TO SENDER
"But I see the Greek Twins with page 02 also! How can that be? THOM'S BOOK PAGES 02-03"
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carl baker commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post THOM'S BOOK RETURNS TO SENDER
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post TIME FOR THE MASTER OF COMPLICATIONS (AKA UHU THUG?)
"Yes - four pages have returned. I have information from Dean that he got sent one too by Thom."
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Erni Bär left a comment for Mim Golub Scalin
"His Holiness is in Hamburg for this weekend giving talks & teachings.Tickets became very costly. I have seen him three times so far and planted an apple tree with him in 1991 even: "
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carl baker commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group Painting+Drawing=Mail Art
"EXAMPLE, small-time painting, signed: acme."
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Mim Golub Scalin left a comment for Erni Bär
"The Dalai Lhama arrived safely today. I'm thrilled and delighted. I can't wait to show the display to Zinn."
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Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C 8 hours ago. 15 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 Laura Elizabeth 15 hours ago. 377 Replies

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

Mostra Collettiva Internazionale di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini a Salerno (Italy)

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Piero Barducci on Monday. 2 Replies

Il battitore libero raggiunge SalernoSettantatré artisti rendono omaggio a Guglielmo Achille Cavellini nel centenario dalla nascita. L’iniziativa, virtuale, è…Continue

Tags: Virtual, Ophen, Art, Gallery, 2014.

Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

 
 
 

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