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Dan Mouer, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on January 25, 2015 at 7:07pm 0 Comments

Dan's subtle painting is amazing, don't you think?

Dispatch, Jon Foster

Posted by Carina on January 25, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Interesting word, great (tape) art! Thank you,…

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Kathryn Corbett's beautiful postcard

Posted by Carina on January 25, 2015 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Thank you, Kathryn!

Platypus Mail.Heleen.Nederland.10.25.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 25, 2015 at 4:49am 0 Comments

this is an awesome Piece Heleen....and I love your "Snail" mail envelope...thank you so much *!* LOVE IT

TOFU.USA.10.24.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 25, 2015 at 4:37am 0 Comments

TOFU sent me some coupon art to keep and extra tickets to make art and sent out...

and a wonderful Christmas Card with one of TOFU's painting of Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite's Tioga Pass.…

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Dan Mouer.USA.10.24.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 25, 2015 at 4:00am 0 Comments

ooooohhhh! Dan, I don't know what to say...this is exquisite...thank you so much!

it is printed on some kind of fiber paper...I LOVE IT!

and it came in a very original envelope....hugs Dan…

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Mike Dyar.USA.10.23.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 25, 2015 at 3:55am 1 Comment

"Old Blue Eye"...Mike always delights with each mailing...

thank you Mike…

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#091/365-Halloween and Christmas Greeting.L.Radford.USA 2014

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 25, 2015 at 2:32am 0 Comments

A super cool Halloween Card made on the back of a Pumpkin Ale 6-pack holder...love the silver on black…

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Meeah Williams.USA.10.20.14

Posted by Amy Irwen on January 25, 2015 at 2:01am 2 Comments

I am always amazed, inspired and thankful for Meeah's generosity, artistic ability and presents a complete mailing...the envelopes are amazing....

Lets start with the envelope front and back...

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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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a message to you, wherever you are by Mykel Boyd

a message to you, wherever you are by Mykel BoydA mail art project for 2015.No deadline, project is long term.What I need from you: Send me a postcard, size 4”x6” Something you created, a photo, drawing, collage or handwritten message. Please make sure it contains your name and return address.What you get in return: I will mail you an original 4”x6” work of art and information on where to find the audio portion of this project. The audio portion will consist of a 3 minute soundtrack to your art. I will create an original composition based on your art. I plan on making the audio available as a “pay what you like” download, once I have compiled enough tracks for a full length release. I may also curate an art show with your art and my sounds.Legal mumbo jumbo: By sending me your art, you are giving me permission to show your art on my website, facebook group etc. You are also giving me permission to use it for any print material in the future. You will of course be credited.Please send…See More
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This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.See More
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Linda French commented on MOAN LISA's group Bad Poetry
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Amy Irwen commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
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Dan Mouer, your post has landed

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Bologna/ Segno Intimo, Personale di Anna Boschi

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Thursday. 0 Replies

Per la notte bianca di Arte Fiera in cui tutte le gallerie di Bologna saranno aperte dalle ore 18 alle 24, ritorna dopo 20 anni l’artista bolognese Anna Boschi  con una  interessante personale  allo Spazio9 dal titolo “Segno Intimo”. …Continue

Tags: Spazio9, San, Salerno, Terme, Virtual

Egg project 2015

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 4th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 10th January – 15th March 2015Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: mail-art, easter, mailart, art, project

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart Jan 18. 390 Replies

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

message page

Started by Mim Golub Scalin in Mail-Art Projects Jan 4. 0 Replies

Hello any one, everyone - I'm having trouble with the message page. I can't respond to messages and I can't delete any. So what's going on. I can send people messages if I use that function on their page (and they're a friend.)Anyone else having a…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 2. 18 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not played for a long, long time, but nonetheless…Continue

Postal Rates in your Country?

Started by Ruud Janssen in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Dec 30, 2014. 20 Replies

These are the postal rates in the Netherlands starting from januari 2009. Yes, again they raised the rates. Do you have the rates from your country nearby? Could you post them here?Continue

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