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Feel mail from Carien

Posted by Ann Golden on September 23, 2020 at 12:28am 0 Comments

A large collage with fabric and feathers attached  and an envelope both featured recycled paper/ cardboard ,…

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Mail art PANDEN POEM

Posted by Sabela Baña on September 22, 2020 at 11:35pm 0 Comments

March madness back again?

Posted by Jennifer Wallace on September 22, 2020 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Thank you - Heather Wilkie - for today's mail. Am I right in thinking this is evidence of some of the recent stamp acquisitions?

But then I wondered if you were psychic ... as we heard officially today (me in England, you in Scotland) about the new round of restrictions / prohibitions, it feels pretty much like a return to the March madness of lockdown, so the image has a particular relevance. Except in England, the penny seems to have dropped that by imposing whacking great fines,…

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DULL AND/OR BORING?

Posted by Valentine Mark Herman on September 22, 2020 at 2:36pm 3 Comments

I am a member of the British-based Dull Men's Club (DMC) – which also includes women, and, indeed, claims to have 35,000 + members worldwide. (membership@dullmensclub.com)…

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Jenn Miltenberger

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 21, 2020 at 6:21pm 5 Comments

I received mail art of Jenn Miltenberger from Glen Burnie, MD (USA).

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........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carmela Rizzuto on Saturday. 8 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

Can the font size please be back to what it first was?Continue

UNITI NELLA MAIL ART di Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín e Chuck Welch, 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 2. 0 Replies

UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue

Tags: Chuck, e, Welch, 2020, Contemporary

Italy - Mostra Collettiva Internazionale “Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero Maggi”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 28. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY“Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero  Maggi”a cura di Sandro BongianiDal 29 agosto al 28…Continue

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Send mail or not send?

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Fleur Helsingor Aug 23. 5 Replies

Dear friends, this is not the first time I have learned that my American friends have not received my mail. This was not the case before.I live in Russia. Maybe the US Postal Service has slowed down? Can I send my collages to the US or is it better…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 19. 7 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Aug 12. 4 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 10. 9 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

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Aug 2. 2 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

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