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Received from Otto Sherman - USA

Posted by arttower on July 1, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Thank you Otto…

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Great ATC buddy jams arriving ...

Posted by Angie & Snooky on July 1, 2015 at 1:30am 1 Comment

First from Keith a wonderful envelope full of great stuff. The top two are ATC buddy jams - Keith started, I'll finish - keep one and return one to Keith. The bottom two are two great ATCs Keith just sent me just cuz! Thanks so much Keith! I love…

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from babs bird

Posted by stripygoose on June 30, 2015 at 9:15pm 0 Comments

a suitably birdy card from babs bird to stripygoose.…

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From Virginia Milici in Italy...BLUE No.1

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 30, 2015 at 4:36pm 1 Comment

This little boekie was created by Jon Foster…

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From Massimo Medola in Bologna,Italy...add 'n pass fun

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 30, 2015 at 4:35pm 0 Comments

Some fun things to add 'n pass along , …

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From Jon Foster ..and r.c....Tucker time :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 30, 2015 at 4:34pm 1 Comment

A "hot" envelope arrived from Jon, with high standards…

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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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Maria Teresa Cazzaro replied to Litsa Spathi / NOBODY's discussion Mail Artists Addresses?
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Angie & Snooky left a comment for Andrea Jenkins
"Hi Andrea! I saw your comment over at the ATC Rebel group. All the people actively commenting at that group would be happy to exchange ATCs with you - myself included. Right now, a bunch of people at the ATC Rebels group are doing a bunch of buddy…"
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"I think if I add that little car with googly eyes to each one, I'll be done. LOL!  I love that little car. "
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Angie & Snooky commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"I took all my starters into my art area tonight to play. At first I thought I'd experiment by adding the same thing, one at a time, to each ATC. That didn't work. It's hard working on all of them at once. I think I'll switch…"
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Angie & Snooky commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
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Angie & Snooky commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Also some finished ones from Judy. The tan one was a trio and the left one was just between Judy and I. I love the little car on Mars. Awesome!"
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Angie & Snooky commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"I had more to post but couldn't get logged in ... here is a finished set from Fleur and a new starter set ... "
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Keith S. Chambers commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Just an fyi, I've mailed starters to everyone on the list below [posted earlier today] [minus Allegrae who does not easily share gps], so if you're planning on sending starters to me [not required] you may want to wait until mine get to…"
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Keith S. Chambers commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Just an fyi, I've mailed starters to everyone on the list below [posted earlier today] [minus Allegrae who does not easily share gps], so if you're planning on sending starters to me [not required] you may want to wait until mine get to…"
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Erin Young commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Wow! I don't know what to say! What great creative starters Keith, Judy and Amy! awesome! cool goodies too :) I can't wait to receive starters. I love the Frankenstein and his bride Super cool!  The trains and buttons so…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Maria Teresa Cazzaro 1 hour ago. 407 Replies

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

Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Andrea Jenkins yesterday. 16 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

Print Making and letter-writing

Started by Vega Brennan in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vega Brennan on Saturday. 3 Replies

HiI've been a member of IUOMA since 2014 and I've received some pretty amazing artwork from around the world. And I've sent some of my own work too. I love the playfulness of MailArt, and its serious intent.I was wondering if you could help me. As…Continue

MBblues

Started by Dawn Redwood in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen on Saturday. 1 Reply

Experiences using mobile 'dongle' broadband, please?Continue

resist mail art

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Information Jun 24. 0 Replies

over 20000 people passed by "resistance festival 2015"and "resist" mail art exhibition...I really thank all the participants, the "free hags actor group" that chose our stand for their happening and all the people that stayed with us dancing till…Continue

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 Jun 19. 4 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

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

Good Art Pens?

Started by Nancy Bell Scott in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott Jun 18. 54 Replies

What are your favorite pens to use in mail art?  I have a few good (sort of) ones for my regular-size collage work -- for applying lines, not for actually writing -- but they aren't turning out to be great for mail-art scale.  New ones for writing,…Continue

Tags: pen

Best adhesive for collage

Started by David Stafford in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Opp Jun 18. 34 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Lutz Wohlrab Jun 15. 8 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

Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by RES Jun 13. 19 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

 
 
 

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