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Mike Dyar sends a HUGE Sitting Bull

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 1, 2014 at 9:12am 0 Comments

Now WHAT MIGHT BE in this a larger-than-A4 envelope,…

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ORANGE WOOLY MAGGI (NOT BULLY!)

Posted by Erni Bär on November 1, 2014 at 7:36am 3 Comments

This small envelope (9,5 cm x 15 cm) was in my letterbox yesterday:…

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Another Stop by the Mail Train from Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 31, 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)

October 31, 2014 - I tend to put emphasis upon and celebrate mail-art received for the first time from a new contact, and justifiably so. Yet…

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new mail from South Africa

Posted by Jack Oudyn on October 31, 2014 at 12:37pm 0 Comments

Thank you Petropetal for your beautiful hand made cards.…

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It is THAT TIME :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 31, 2014 at 12:00pm 1 Comment

Happy Halloween to those across the Big Pond!

(from Vizma in Oz...)…

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It's That (almost) Time!!!!!!

Posted by Diane Keys on October 31, 2014 at 11:56am 4 Comments

The Barfa…
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Stan Askew arrives down under

Posted by Jack Oudyn on October 31, 2014 at 3:10am 0 Comments

Thank you Stan for the surprise card and mail art. It is always great to be surprised when visiting the letterbox. I'll be very sorry when the postie is a thing of the past but fear that that's where we are headed very quickly.

So make the most of snail mail while we can!!!…

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Susan McAllister: To Be or Not to Be

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on October 31, 2014 at 1:00am 1 Comment

To Be or Not to Be Susan is really the question.  If I could, I would.  I'm always fascinated with Susan's bold style and imagination. …

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Carina, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on October 30, 2014 at 10:39pm 0 Comments

I guess snow is around the corner in Find Finland.  Thank you!…

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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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ORANGE WOOLY MAGGI (NOT BULLY!)

This small envelope (9,5 cm x 15 cm) was in my letterbox yesterday:For that weight (up to 20 grams) I'd have paid just 0,75 €, but my envelopes are always heavier.…See More
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Art journal swap experiment

I would like to do an art experiment, I will be purchasing a journal and I will start the journal off my addng my own art&collages to the pages, but then what i'd like to do is postit to another person who will add 1-3 pages of their own art work and then post it to the next person. I'm looking for a group of people maybe 5-15 people who would like to be added to my mailing list and who would like to participate in adding to my art journal. At the end of my experiment i would like the…See More
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"Edmund and the strange interesting objects in Amersfoort It has been a long time since Edmund and I posted pictures here (and anywhere). Meanwhile Edmund had many adventures and I made many photos. Alas, while living 'in real life', the…"
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Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by jon foster on Tuesday. 6 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Pelati Oct 23. 382 Replies

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

AN INSANE FRENCH ARTIST?

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin Oct 22. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON Oct 19. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Oct 18. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Art on the Address side of Postcards?

Started by Dawn Mudore in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Oct 13. 20 Replies

I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right.  I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue

 
 
 

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