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From Keith Chambers...then there were THREE!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 27, 2015 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

In today's mail is the above,…

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From John Held Jr...super fine artistamps!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 27, 2015 at 9:24am 3 Comments

John , also in San Fransico!...sent fascinating artistamps…

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From Tofu...which way?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 27, 2015 at 9:19am 0 Comments

That way....the arrow shows the way from Tofu in San…

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From Mike Dyar...EAT ART with cinema!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments

It is on a large A4 envelope from Mike Dyar , who is also in…

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From Linda French...CatMail and goodies!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 26, 2015 at 6:34pm 0 Comments



Always a joy to see mail art from Linda!…

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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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Heleen de Vaan commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Vinyl Art
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"These were sent by Antonia Mayol, thanks!!!!! they are wonderful  Gracias Antonia!"
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Mail Art UK

I'm just interested to see how many mail artists in the UK right now. Are you one?See More
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Diana Hale commented on Diana Hale's group The Philpott Lake Project
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"Best viewed full size. This is the back of an envelope I received from my friend Neville. I found it to be very creative."
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8 French peasants in red stripey top and berets (heads)

"That looks very good. Both from composition and from colour. Made me smile..... Ruud Janssen"
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John Held, Jr. commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From John Held Jr...super fine artistamps!
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Angie & Snooky left a comment for Jay Block
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From John Held Jr...super fine artistamps!
"I agree, Finnbadger, the "paintings"-on-the Venice walls that John spotted are absolutely the best in abstract art! "
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mail art collage - april 21, 2015
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Jay Block left a comment for Angie & Snooky
"glad it got there, tick tock, jay clock a wind-up man that walks the block... something like that..."
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"All is well, Diana, and I look forward to your letter. BillThe Olathe Poste"
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FinnBadger commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From John Held Jr...super fine artistamps!
"Amazing stamps. Many odd the stamps look like modern art."
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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Birthe Petersen May 17. 9 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

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Visual Mom May 16. 4 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information May 14. 0 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 2015 56 Biennale di Venezia

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBET 2015 / 9 maggio 2 agosto 201556 Biennale di Venezia…Continue

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I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES May 1. 2 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dov Alfon Apr 30. 405 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

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

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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