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Australian event!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on April 18, 2015 at 5:38am 0 Comments

If you live near Nowra NSW, Australia,  check out the event that I'm participating in for MIcro-Galleries. My work will be there, but, sadly, I won't. Check it out HERE.…

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Mail From Keith S. Chambers.

Posted by E Elkan on April 17, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

It's always a real treat receiving mail from Keith.

A fancy envelope full of cool bits and pieces. (Hippo stamp!)

"Feeling minimal for…

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London? Who is coming to "Enjoy London"?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 17, 2015 at 10:28pm 3 Comments

Stripygoose Sue will be there...and a few others?

...a birdie or two with Katerina?

MomKat plans to arrive at…

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"A Fish got Caught with a Plastic" trash art...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 17, 2015 at 2:09pm 1 Comment

I will send this trash art to De Villo.

I picked up the unit code, and medicine capsule on the street.

Fish is from newspaper. 

My teacher liked my fish painting so I cut out as a reference. …

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Trashpo boekie from Finnbadger

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 16, 2015 at 5:28pm 3 Comments

It's all about recycling small paper baggies and recycling mail art received

and then Finnbadger creates a super…

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stamp art masking, template

Posted by Tomoe N on April 16, 2015 at 2:21pm 0 Comments

#‎CreativeSprint‬ day 14 stamp art masking technique

I learned this technique from my stamp artist friend Darlene

They came out good and I like it myself so I will scan them and keep the originals and sent to somebody. (^_^) …

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New Vispo & Asemics by Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 15, 2015 at 9:31pm 3 Comments

Matt - 4.14.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

April 15, 2015 - Visual poet Matthew Stolte sent me this batch of colorful yet language-centered vispo that includes a fair share of asemics and shows a…

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Addendum

Posted by Linda French on April 14, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Some sources say 75 miles. Take your pick.

Do You Know What Day This Is?

Posted by Linda French on April 14, 2015 at 5:22pm 0 Comments

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Google has a horse-n-rider game up today to celebrate the 155th anniversary of the Pony Express, a unique time and method for mail distribution in the US. Pony Express riders were generally small, light, young, and very brave as they each rode their 50 mile assigned route, changing horses every 10 miles of way.

Here's a link with Google's animated clip.…

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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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Some of my prints Feb and March 2015

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Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

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

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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

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bodil Bjergbaek Apr 4. 399 Replies

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

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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Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Apr 2. 37 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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