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I really need to get my act together. This month I recieved such great mail art. i am behind in scanning and posting but I want to acknowledge  and thank you all. Thanks to Yayoi,Bonniediva, Ruth Gil…

Posted by Judith Dagan on August 24, 2019 at 8:32am 0 Comments

I really need to get my act together. This month I recieved such great mail art. i am behind in scanning and posting but I want to acknowledge  and thank you all. Thanks to Yayoi,Bonniediva, Ruth Giles,Steph Dodson, Jack Cascadia Artpost, (my ol bud) Ficus, and    (H.R.H.) Mail Martha. ♡♢♧♤☆♡ Judi

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Hello Ciao! I'm Photosinthewind

Posted by Bruno Manfredi on August 23, 2019 at 11:11pm 1 Comment

Hi!

I'm totally new here, trying to understand how it's work. Any suggestions?

Bruno Manfredi

Ptoosinthewind project

Torino

Italy

Hi! I'm totally new here, trying to understand how it's work. Any suggestions? Bruno Manfredi Ptoosinthewind project Torino Italy

Posted by Bruno Manfredi on August 23, 2019 at 11:10pm 1 Comment

Hi!

I'm totally new here, trying to understand how it's work. Any suggestions?

Bruno Manfredi

Ptoosinthewind project

Torino

Italy

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Fingerprint Postcards

Posted by Tofu on August 23, 2019 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

Was down in Long Beach last weekend at the Museum of Latin American Art. The Gráfica América show has some mail art making.

https://molaa.org/grafica-america

New Mail Art Project: Add-a-Head Add-n-Pass

Posted by Thom Courcelle on August 23, 2019 at 5:55pm 0 Comments

Add-a-Head Add-n-Pass (Feel free to download these images and make standard copy-sheet size—8.5 x 11 inches)

 

Add a head…or two…or five…and pass this along to another…

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Blog the second: serendipity perhaps . . .

Posted by Mary Anne on August 23, 2019 at 2:30pm 1 Comment

I've been working hard on a new collage.  I covered a sheet of paper with random pieces of magazine, no real thought, just following the fancy.  I had three copies of the same issue of a supermarket give-away and, for some reason that I will probably never fully understand, a picture of a humble bath-brush caught both my eye and imagination.  I tore them out, halved each in a different way, then added them to the work in hand; and that was as far as it went.  The muse left me and my creation…

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Henry Denander pays homage to a visitor on Hydra Island,Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2019 at 10:16am 1 Comment

Henry Miller visited the Greek island of Hydra,80 years ago,

and Henry visits Hydra often, too.

wonderful commemorative artistamps,

many thanks!…

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Yuri Gik with Rod Summers

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2019 at 10:05am 0 Comments

From 2015 meeting, Yuri sent this postcard recently,

It was a nice DADA event..

Yuri in Russia has a fun postcard exchange,

sent and ye shall receive:…

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Asemics from SPAIN

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 23, 2019 at 10:04am 0 Comments

Excellent postcard arrived in Greece some time ago,

from a "serial asemicst"

but not sure WHO is the sender?…

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Fluxus Space Buck + More! by Cathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on August 23, 2019 at 5:06am 1 Comment

Barnett 8.22.2019 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Kathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

 

August 22, 2019 - Making and distributing Fluxus Bucks is another long-running activity that is currently experiencing a revival in the international mail art network.

I have especially enjoyed seeing images of Fluxus Space Bucks displayed at IUOMA-Ning. Mail artist Kathy Barnett kindly sent me this wonderful example. This also marks Kathy…

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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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This is a place where you can blog your mail art which went missing.  It will give us an idea of: 1) How many Mail Art pieces go missing 2) Types of Mail Art pieces which go missing 3) Which countries were involved   It will also be a way for the…See More
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A group for US members and US friendly members who are interested in discussing mail art related to US postal things, US mail art calls and anything that has to do with US mail artists. Welcome!See More
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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items.…See More
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 AKA Anna Banana Appreciation Band (ABAB)The theme is Bananas & Anna Banana.  Many of our members are « bananas » themselves, others are »fruity », a few are « nutty », and one is completely « ape ».If you are none of these, don’t worry we can…See More
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Mail Art UK

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

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

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Aug 17. 2 Replies

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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Roberto Scala Aug 12. 524 Replies

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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Linda Rogers Aug 8. 3 Replies

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

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

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

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Vel Crowe Jul 8. 2 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

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter Jun 25. 10 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

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

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

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