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Interesting Tea Bag MA from Emily Coles in the UK

Posted by Rochleigh Z. Wholfe on August 1, 2014 at 11:12pm 0 Comments

Hi Emily.

Thanks for another unique piece of original work! Love the Tea bag concept and it is most interesting. Yes I am having a creative and fulfilling Summer and hope you are also. Take care!!!…

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MA received from Katerina Nikoltsou in Greece, July 2014, Thanks Kat!

Posted by Rochleigh Z. Wholfe on August 1, 2014 at 11:05pm 0 Comments

Always Blue, Always You Kat. Thank you for the card and interesting envelope too!!!…

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a digital collab portrait

Posted by MOAN LISA on August 1, 2014 at 5:12pm 1 Comment

An. U.

Diane Keys

De Villo Sloan & Kerri Pullo

E. Coles

Richard Canard

Marguerite E. Keen

Meeah Williams

Moan Lisa…

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Stripygoose Sue: Taking a stroll n° 202/365

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 1, 2014 at 10:52am 1 Comment

The famous goose is taking a stroll, but this time she is in the Canary Islands.

In the small village of Icod de los Vinos, there is the famous dragon tree which they say is 1000 years old, but it is likely to be only a couple hundred years old.  However a walk in that area is wonderful and…

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Katerina Nikoltsou: Number 10

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 1, 2014 at 10:00am 4 Comments

Continuing with the last one in the Katerina Nikoltsou series, here is number 10.  OK OK don't get excited.  I know that…

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From Patricio, the Celestrial Sribe

Posted by Itta on July 31, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Look, what I got!!Isn't it great? Thank's a lot Patricio, I love it!

MAIL ART CALL__LETTER TO YOURSELF

Posted by Diane Keys on July 31, 2014 at 5:51pm 8 Comments

MAIL ART PROJECT--LETTER TO YOURSELF

Please write a letter to YOURSELF. It can be literal or any kind of interpretation, but intended for You and You alone. Send it to me and in one year's time, I will send it back to you--unopened, unchanged. They will be locked up in the DKult temperature controlled Vault. Make sure your address is clearly visible.  I will send all submissions back to their owners in November of 2015. What would you like to tell the future you?

DKult…

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Trashpo All-Stars Trashbook Collab: meeah williams (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2014 at 3:00pm 10 Comments

meeah - 7.30.2014 - 1

Cover of mail-art Trashbook collab by IUOMA members meeah williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

July 31, 2014 - I am knocked out by this stunning…

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Valentine Mark Herman: Tour de France 2014

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 31, 2014 at 1:20pm 3 Comments

These could be Val doodles which he drew while waiting for the Tour de France to pass by on the 12th day.

So can anyone tell me if this is Val's hand writing and did he draw the picture?…

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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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"Anywhere, AnyTime. Everywhere, Everyone. No Thanks!"

"... but if it was mailart then yes please?"
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Gina Ulgen commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Slipping into the Warhol Zone with Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)
"Richard, I will gladly make a copy for you and of another I have and get that off to you. They came from a magazine I've had since '89. There was a third Warhol strip that I enclosed and sent to Moan Lisa in her call 'Two Women'…"
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Erni Bär commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"Not a film with stupid contents but as if you would look through the transparent tape for two or three minutes. That kind of nothing. What would adequate mail art be to that? And how could it get lost on the way to a fictive or real recipient?"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"Thanks Erni -- date corrected in original message: not 1089, but 1989! A film about nothing? Most films I saw seemed to be about nothing...or nothing much. Which is why I haven't seen a film for about 26 years. And I sincerely hope I will never…"
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"Hello Richard, thanks for the comment. Yes, the blue reminds truely to Ives Klein. The leaves and the tiny card were in the small envelope. It's a really wonderful letter, you can turn it up and down and round and look to the back and the front."
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"Erni: From Don Thompson's, "The Supermodel and the Brillo Box": "So what sort if art is created by someone* who has an abundant sense of humour, a history of insecurity and no formal art training? Lacking inspiration for his…"
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"Ahahahah :D Thats True Erni but our local post services very good. I liked it . My mail art is on the way :D "
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Richard Canard commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Slipping into the Warhol Zone with Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)
"01.08.14 Dare Ms. Gina U., I think Warhol's statement has been cut to ten minutes...Could  I please call upon  you to send me a  hard copy  (just a xerox  will do) of your "Arty Party" cartoon for my…"
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Willemien Visser commented on Lutz Wohlrab's group Post boxes
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Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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