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More Asemics by Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 1, 2015 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Erica - 6.30.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey,…

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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 1 Comment

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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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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More Asemics by Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)July 1, 2015 - Erica Durante continues to perfect her unique brand of asemics. I am thrilled that she is sharing the results with me and admire the color and spontaneity. The work is definitely akin to automatic writing.I also praise Erica Durante for her role…See More
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Ruud Janssen commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Big Brother is watching us
"With Google analytics you can follow all activities on any website you own. So don't think you are anonymous anywhere. When they want to trace your moves they can do so. Anywhere where you are on Internet!"
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Linda J Bean is now a member of International Union of Mail-Artists
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John M. Bennett commented on Eduardo Cardoso's group MINIMAL MAIL ART
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Ti Ar Raden is attending Tulio Peraza's event
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“The Camel” International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2015 at Espacio 2C Art Contemporary Gallery Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

July 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015
“The Camel”  International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2015Artists from all over the world are invited to participate in this International Mail Art Project organized by the Espacio 2C Contemporary Art.Everyone is welcome to participate, all ages and skill levels are welcome.Itinerant exhibitions of the received works will have place in the Espacio 2C Contemporary Art Gallery, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain.All the works will be exhibited online in a special album posted…See More
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B.R. commented on Tulio Peraza's event “The Camel” International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2015
"Gracias Tulio por la invitación. A ver si consigo crear algo digno de este proyecto. Un abrazo."
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B.R. might attend Tulio Peraza's event
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“The Camel” International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2015 at Espacio 2C Art Contemporary Gallery Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

July 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015
“The Camel”  International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2015Artists from all over the world are invited to participate in this International Mail Art Project organized by the Espacio 2C Contemporary Art.Everyone is welcome to participate, all ages and skill levels are welcome.Itinerant exhibitions of the received works will have place in the Espacio 2C Contemporary Art Gallery, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain.All the works will be exhibited online in a special album posted…See More
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stripygoose left a comment for Babs Bird
"Yes indeed - thank you! http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/from-babs-bird?xg_source=activity I'd like to reply but have I got your address? I don't think so..."
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Denise Woodward left a comment for Babs Bird
"If you send me your address, I will put something fun in the mail for you!"
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Denise Woodward left a comment for Babs Bird
"Hi Babs-Looking forward to seeing you in the mail! Denise"
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Jami L. Anderson: philosopher of knitting personalities.
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“The Camel” International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2015 at Espacio 2C Art Contemporary Gallery Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain

July 1, 2015 to October 30, 2015
“The Camel”  International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2015Artists from all over the world are invited to participate in this International Mail Art Project organized by the Espacio 2C Contemporary Art.Everyone is welcome to participate, all ages and skill levels are welcome.Itinerant exhibitions of the received works will have place in the Espacio 2C Contemporary Art Gallery, Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain.All the works will be exhibited online in a special album posted…See More
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Maria Teresa Cazzaro replied to Litsa Spathi / NOBODY's discussion Mail Artists Addresses?
"My address: Maria Teresa Cazzaro via Madonna del Rosario 30 35129 Padova Italy"
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carl baker commented on Eduardo Cardoso's group MINIMAL MAIL ART
"no comment........."
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carl baker commented on Poison Label Productions's group E Mail-Art
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Maria Teresa Cazzaro 7 hours 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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