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A handmade upcycling medicine box...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:51am 0 Comments

The last medicine box was too large, so I made a new one now.

If you want the last one, please let me know I can give out.…

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Dear Erni

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:38am 0 Comments

I always has to wait till the HSV wins a game to post one of your works thats the reason why I´m so late! ;)

bath roman

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:32am 0 Comments

I made a magnet with a bath roman (name of the Japanese bath salts) pull top. Behind it I pasted a sheet of magnet cut-out with the size.…

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xxjones

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

sent me mäander! Thank you!

Keith Chambers the second

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:26am 0 Comments

Some more Dotheads are greating an I `m happy Thank…

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ARTE CORREO RECIBIDO RICHARD BAUDET-FRANCIA

Posted by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES on April 26, 2015 at 7:47am 0 Comments

We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we decided to use them as the theme for the production of Mail Art. These words are the starting point to imagine, create and reactivate the discussion about fashion and projects. At the same time, they allow us to combine fashion and artistic practicum with…
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Ocular Snacks

Posted by Bhomas Trown on April 26, 2015 at 3:01am 0 Comments

Incoming from Jason C. Motsch. Looks at these snacks!

Rebecca Guyver, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on April 26, 2015 at 12:46am 0 Comments

Clear envelope, lots of material, a collaboration and a collage scannerpo.  Thank you!…

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David Stafford, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on April 26, 2015 at 12:43am 0 Comments

Thank you, David!…

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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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Zentangle seems to have taken off here in the States. It's a relaxing and lovely art form. This group is for people who like to do zentangle and zentangle-like doodling.See More
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ARTE CORREO RECIBIDO RICHARD BAUDET-FRANCIA

We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we decided to use them as the theme for the production of Mail Art. These words are the starting point to imagine, create and reactivate the discussion about fashion and projects. At the same time, they allow us to combine fashion and artistic practicum with our social life.How to participate:We are inviting all artist and general public, no matter their age or residenceAbout: Woman FashionTechnique: freeSize: 10x15 and 13x18 cmQuantity: Max. 3 (originals and differents)End of reception: July 15th 2015Please include name of the artist, e-mail and post code at the back of the pieceRequirements: all the pieces should be sent by postal mail to the postal address that appeared at the bottom of this invitation. All the pieces should be signed by the artist and will be published…See More
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Works received will be a component in Anna Banana’s retrospective exhibition 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana Sept. 19/15 to Jan. 3/16, with an opening event Sept. 18/15 from 8-10 pm at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria All works received will be exhibited and in workshops conducted by Banana, OPENED & REPLIES created by gallery visitors who agree to create and mail a response to your work, so . . . . make your envelope APPEALLING! THEME: A CELEBRATION OF MAIL ART; Passing the Flame DEADLINE: July 31, 2015 FORMAT: Max size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches - 14 x 21.5 cm. WORKS RECEIVED will be passed on to those who respond to them, but will remain on display until the end of the exhibit. A CATALOG documenting the Celebration will be sent TO ALL SENDERS The gallery will make scans of some of them for possible use in the catalog. SEND YOUR WORKS TO: A Celebration of Mail Art Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1040 Moss Street Victoria, BC, Canada V8V 4P1 REGIFTING THE BANANAS, another…See More
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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.Please only comments about mail-art projects or announcements. Other comments will be removed.See More
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bodil Bjergbaek 2 hours ago. 401 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?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 Apr 4. 1 Reply

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

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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