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Incoming: Jimmy Connors, Subreal Alchemy and Cascadia Artpost

Posted by William M on August 6, 2020 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Just a heads up for those sending me mail - we're moving into a new apartment. Please use the address on my IUOMA profile(it's already been updated) for future mail. Thanks!



A fun collage card from Jimmy Connors. I seem to be getting a lot of Jimmy mail lately and I ain't complaining. …



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Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace

Posted by Jennifer Wallace on August 6, 2020 at 1:30pm 7 Comments

Yesterday I received a bundle of five of the tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace from Moreno Menarin.
I now find these more than uninteresting but wonder what other people think.
The original mail art…
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from Germany: DaDaNautik sends a large packet

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 6, 2020 at 11:03am 0 Comments

From Germany a larger than A4 envelope arrived,

with many flowers and "Muppets" postage stamps and a gift of fun "masks" inside:…

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From Henning Mittendorf in Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 6, 2020 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Control that virus!

Always a treat to see mail art from Mr. Mittendorf! This arrived some time ago...

and now for the Covid Era...a collage postcard.…

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BLOG JAM mail art delivery 6 Aug 2020

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 6, 2020 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Much welcomed mail art arrived in Thessaloniki!

Hellenic Post is working, well, one day every week or so :-)

From Mikel in Spain, came three..note "25 May 2020" postmark sent! Wow:…

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Incoming 5/8/20

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on August 5, 2020 at 7:13pm 1 Comment

Mail incoming from Jenn. Several add n passes, which I'll have fun adding to and a cool ATC. I love the quirky atc its fun, thanks. keep a watch out for some mail. I dont know when it will be, as im not very organised and I'm overseas from you. lol.…

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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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"Dear Jennifer, Reading about the points of view of mr. Shimamoto (http://iuoma-network.ning.com/group/shozo-shimamoto-1928-2013), I think some work can be done to appreciate the Menarin bundle: draw glasses and moustaches on the naked women…"
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
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Incoming: Jimmy Connors, Subreal Alchemy and Cascadia Artpost

Just a heads up for those sending me mail - we're moving into a new apartment. Please use the address on my IUOMA profile(it's already been updated) for future mail. Thanks!…See More
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Richard Canard commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"06.08.20 ....over the years, I have received a thousand & one postcards & stuffed envelopes with all manner of contents ( things that I  thought  to be of little value as well as treasures). It sorta all depends upon the original…"
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Heide Monster commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"I must agree with De Villo.  Not all art will speak to everyone.  At the least, if you don't like something pass it on to someone else who will appreciate it.  And consider, someone may not like your art, but you wouldn't…"
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Jenn Miltenberger commented on Heather Wilkie (paganfrog)'s blog post Incoming 5/8/20
"Glad you liked it! :) There is never a rush. While the address listed is my address, it may change (but I doubt soon) and I will keep it updated here. "
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jimmyconnors commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"hmkay, think i never really got the inside and outside thing. probably because i haven't been inside for such a long time as others. if i'm inside at all."
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De Villo Sloan commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"I must reiterate here that I believe this public criticism & mockery of a project & an individual artist is counter to the core of mail art values: Mutual support & acceptance. Will you organize a tribunal to determine what projects…"
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jimmyconnors commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"like the spray paint additions though."
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jimmyconnors commented on Jennifer Wallace's blog post Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace
"cmon, just five, I got seven. someone who participated and I had sent copies of what I got to suggested to send them to (er, forgot, will look it up) to get them shredded. thought this to be a good idea."
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group work in progress
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Jennifer Wallace posted a blog post

Comments - please! Tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace

Yesterday I received a bundle of five of the tribute-to-Shozo-Shimamoto-shaved-head-imagine-peace from Moreno Menarin.I now find these more than uninteresting but wonder what other people think.The original mail art tribute project - which I think…See More
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) left a comment for Adam Roussopoulos
"Jack has recieved your sons art mail and is enjoying reading and admiring the art. he will mail back sometime soonish. thanks :-)"
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El Taller de Zenon commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
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Sabrina S left a comment for Ann Golden
"I assumed you got my Corvidae collage postcard already as I got your beautiful letter yesterday! Thank you for that, it made my day! Will post it on the webside in the next days. I send the postcard to you 3 weeks ago; that's enough time to be…"
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Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger on Sunday. 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

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

The New SCE Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects on Saturday. 0 Replies

It has been a long time coming, and the perfection of the 'Whizbang' has been done. Soon, it is 'Behold! The SCE Whizbang!More communications and pics, soon..Continue

Mail Art Call - Postal Outliers

Started by Fonda L. Portales in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Jul 29. 1 Reply

All submission will be archived in the University's Special Collections and Archives and will be a wonderful complement to the collection of late Professor Tom Trusky.…Continue

Tags: Call, Art, Mail

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Summer Rountree Jul 26. 550 Replies

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

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 Heide Monster Jul 21. 2 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

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger Jul 15. 6 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

Birthday notice

Started by Carien van Hest in Other Jul 7. 0 Replies

In the right column of the IUOMA homepage one can see whose birthday it is today, and tomorrow. Is there a possibility to see whose birthday it is next week from today (or maybe two weeks is better?), so that people can prepare a real birthday mail?…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jayne Barket Lyons Jul 3. 8 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

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Jun 26. 4 Replies

Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue

Tags: thesis, Pedagogics, Children, Master, Teacher

Presentazione della Retrospettiva di Coco Gordon, Italy 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 12. 0 Replies

COCO  GORDON “Timeless, Senzatempo”La natura tra performance e Exploding Booksdi Sandro  Bongiani "I empower myself to make…Continue

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