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Ray from the Crackerjack Kid, and meow

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2020 at 10:52am 0 Comments

All in black came this envelope from Chuck Welch,

full of great artistamps! Wow! BLUE inside and out :-)…

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Maciunas and the Classics from Lithuania

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2020 at 10:52am 0 Comments

He is the Fluxus hero,

and on a stamp from Mindaugas, along with other postage from Vilnius,

plus Mindaugas sent a few CLASSICAL heroes:…

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Encore: Richard Canard Does Fluxus

Posted by De Villo Sloan on January 23, 2020 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Mail art by Richard Canard (aka Richard C) (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)
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From: Tammy Riggins (0013-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 23, 2020 at 2:58am 0 Comments

The Lyons' Den recently received mail art from Tammy Riggins (Clarksville, TN), a new correspondent and fellow IUOMA member.

A handmade envelope, made from a map, greeted me at the post office. Tammy enclosed an interesting original painting in pastel colors (above). I also got some goodies to enjoy. I especially…

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Why I Love Add/Passes!

Posted by Bonniediva on January 22, 2020 at 6:19pm 2 Comments

For Veteran Mail Artists and Newbies... here is why I love the Add/Passes:

1. I love the fact that they are COLLABORATIVE.

2. I'm a collage artist: I look at the add/pass and see what needs to be glued and where. I usually use something humorous or whatever scraps are lying around on my desk.

3. Cool to see what other people do to it.

4. I'm happy to send them on. I have a lot of stuff piling up in my studio, so it's nice to mail them away.

5. It's fun to…

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Greek Aerograms

Posted by Tofu on January 21, 2020 at 7:58pm 0 Comments

Last fall I received some aerogram-themed mail art from R.F. Côté  in Canada.   After seeing my post, Katerina Nikoltsou was inspired to make some aerogram-inspired mail art herself.  She started with color copies of original aerograms.  Ones she had mailed to an aunt in Chicago years…

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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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"D'yellow Selown Block A, spelt? Think that is a grain. References on this Fauxma are over a decade old."
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DianeKeys commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"D'yellow Selown Block A, spelt? Think that is a grain. References on this Fauxma are over a decade old."
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Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace on Monday. 6 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Petrolpetal Jan 14. 534 Replies

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

mail art

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Many mail artists, perhaps, will not agree, but since 2020, I hear theneed to change, even the way to do mail art, not more advance,for the moment.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.poetamailartfluxusMolti mailartisti, forse, non saranno…Continue

Progetto “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2019. 0 Replies

PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE  DI  ARTE  CONTEMPORANEA SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy).  Progetto “Add e Return”70 Years  Ruggero  Maggi…Continue

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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva Dec 9, 2019. 14 Replies

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

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 8, 2019. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2, 2019. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30, 2019. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21, 2019. 25 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

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