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Mail art from Shellie Lewis

Posted by Nina Hermus on August 29, 2014 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Again I received wonderful art from Shellie. A cute envelop and beautiful pastel drawings. Love it all! Thank you Shellie.

DKULTNY Trashpo Fanzine / Summer 2014, De Villo Sloan

Posted by Carina on August 29, 2014 at 10:01am 1 Comment

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Words Starting with H, Alicia Starr

Posted by Carina on August 29, 2014 at 9:40am 0 Comments

Thank you Alicia!

RayBunny packet from Samuel Montalvetti in Argentina

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 29, 2014 at 8:30am 2 Comments

Samuel always sends many fun goodies on-and-in his envelope:

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Mail from Tiffany Bahan

Posted by Brooke Cooks on August 29, 2014 at 7:44am 0 Comments

Thanks Tiffany for the wonderful chameleon postcard!  I love the background.  Mail soon.

An nice article about Ray J

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on August 29, 2014 at 5:19am 1 Comment

I liked this. Someone posted it elsewhere and I decided to share it. But what I really wanted to share was an article about Ray Johnson from the Paris Review.  …

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Garden Plot 1 Amy Morton

Posted by Angie & Snooky on August 29, 2014 at 2:06am 0 Comments

A beautiful little package arrived from Amy with her Garden Plot 1.

Thank you Amy! Summer flowers are always…

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Orange Dream from Lynn Radford

Posted by Angie & Snooky on August 29, 2014 at 1:59am 4 Comments

A beautiful orange dream came today from Lynn. Lovely and tricksy. I had to scan it to enlarge and make sure I could read everything ... again.…

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NO IDEA GOING NOWHERE

Posted by Erni Bär on August 28, 2014 at 4:39pm 8 Comments

A card of 37 cm x 26 cm x 0,3 cm was in my letterbox today. Lots of clipped and ripped paper plus several nice stamps (valid & other) been pasted on it:…

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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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"Thanks for your wonderful mail art.Such subtle colors and such fun envie.  I will blog about it with a photo. Thanks again, I love your style."
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Mail art from Shellie Lewis

Again I received wonderful art from Shellie. A cute envelop and beautiful pastel drawings. Love it all! Thank you Shellie.See More
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Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Visual Mom 12 hours ago. 36 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

Tags: Discussion, Mail-Art, Fluxus

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kelly C Aug 22. 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 Aug 22. 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 Aug 18. 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

 
 
 

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