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blog the seventh: air mails

Posted by Mary Anne on September 16, 2019 at 2:10am 0 Comments

I have a great liking for artistamps and keep any that come my way in a set of four albums.  Luckily the standard size spring-back album, although a little old fashioned, is just the right size to accommodate full sheets, as well as pages of individual stamps, cards and envelopes,  so the whole thing gets to look better and better with each passing month.

Amongst the pages is this one full, not of artistamps per say, but of imitation air mail labels.  I wish I could find more as they…

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Received Mail from Sam Price

Posted by Jorge Martin on September 14, 2019 at 2:55pm 3 Comments

I've received the most amazing envelope-collage ever, from the awesome Sam Price. Look at all the stuff going on in there!! I absolutely love it.

Incoming: Surreal Alchemy, Jean Jackson, Cracker Jack Kid

Posted by William M on September 14, 2019 at 9:18am 5 Comments

A fun card of revolution from the Subreal Alchemy. I've only seen 3 or 4 from the list of films.…



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Blog the sixth: A cascade from Cascadia

Posted by Mary Anne on September 14, 2019 at 8:22am 0 Comments

I have had a sudden windfall - an embarrassment of riches from the  Postmaster General of Cascadia - enough to warrant a whole blog though I will only post a few images, partly because I am sure most of the stamps and cards will have already been noted and partly because I would rather be away from this infernal machine and busy on more mail.

First, I will post the envelopes because I think most stamp designers (or other mail artists too I dare say) have an interest in seeing how…

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Steve Random collaboration!

Posted by Adam Roussopoulos on September 14, 2019 at 1:45am 0 Comments

  1. I came across a sheet of 4x5 negatives that I had done in college. On the sleeve I had written "Random MCAD 2002". That same day I had recieved a letter from Steve Random, and while piecing together my response i decided to include the sheet of negatives I had come across because I found it amusing that they said "random", i added a old library slip and sent it. This is the outcome. We each had it twice and I am thrilled with the results. The pics are kinda crappy, bit negatives suck…
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The exhibition “Capturing the City”

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on September 14, 2019 at 12:43am 7 Comments

The exhibition “Capturing the City” at the Museum of Moscow has opened (curators Alina Saprykina, Evgenia Kikodze and Alina Fedorovich; address - 2 Zubovsky Boulevard, Moscow). At this exhibition, I am one of eight exhibiting collectors. I show mail art from the USA, Russia, Italy, France, Japan, Brazil and other countries.

I have not been to the exhibition yet, while I am posting photographs of …

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Sharon Silverman's 50 MAILART BOOKS project -- WOW

Posted by Nancy Bell Scott on September 13, 2019 at 7:53pm 1 Comment

Above and beyond "documentation"! This is a jaw-dropping gift. 

Sharon's project is here: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/events/50-mailart-books. She is working on what she calls a "small library" of mailart books, and she pairs each of the 10 pieces you send her with a work of her own.…

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New trend- Book Markers!

Posted by Heide Monster on September 13, 2019 at 7:13pm 0 Comments

Recently several book marks have arrived here at the Monster Atelier.  I can ( and do) mark my place in a book with all sorts of flat items, tho' ATCs get lost.  But these are deluxe, fully designed working book markers, even with tails. Both Norma Soulet and Mail Art Martha clearly marked them with their usage.…

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The Artistamp Review #1

Posted by Heide Monster on September 13, 2019 at 2:43pm 2 Comments

Adam Roussopoulos created a most excellent inaugural issue of his artistamp review, with promises (threats?) for the next in 2020.  I especially liked the bonus pocket in the back.

He also sent a "pop-up" piece of folding art landscape.  Very cool.…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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blog the seventh: air mails

I have a great liking for artistamps and keep any that come my way in a set of four albums.  Luckily the standard size spring-back album, although a little old fashioned, is just the right size to accommodate full sheets, as well as pages of…See More
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Envelopes

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Ilya Semenenko-Bassin commented on Ilya Semenenko-Bassin's blog post The exhibition “Capturing the City”
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John Gayer commented on Ilya Semenenko-Bassin's blog post The exhibition “Capturing the City”
"I meant to write: Thanks for sharing this information at the end of the comment. It's great to see as I am interested in the many ways people present mail art. I also have some knowledge of how museums operate. The exhibition process is a…"
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Visual Poetry

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Ilya Semenenko-Bassin commented on Ilya Semenenko-Bassin's blog post The exhibition “Capturing the City”
"Debra: About display... In Moscow, now many young people are studying design, photography and art. This is fashionable. Display tables for the exhibition were made by young girls studying in Moscow at the British School of Design. "
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Ilya Semenenko-Bassin commented on Ilya Semenenko-Bassin's blog post I thank my art friends! Do you recognize your work in a shop window?
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Ilya Semenenko-Bassin commented on Ilya Semenenko-Bassin's blog post I thank my art friends! Do you recognize your work in a shop window?
"Hi John. Thank you for the comment. By the end of the month, I will send out a participation document to artists whose works are on display. I gave the museum a lot of Mail Art, but the museum staff did the selection, not me."
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AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne on Friday. 11 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Sep 8. 9 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay Sep 4. 3 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Kevin Geronimo Brandtner Sep 3. 524 Replies

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

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk Jul 19. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects May 20. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

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