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Lisa Fraker's Mail Art Chosen for New MinXus Sticker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on June 19, 2018 at 4:12am 0 Comments

Fraker 6.18.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member Lisa Fraker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)

 

June 18, 2018 - Not long ago, Lisa Fraker’s debut on my MinXus-Lynxus blog created a sensation. Here’s a link:

https://minkranch.wordpress.com/2018/05/06/minxus-mail-bag-rabbit-print-by-lisa-fraker-blue-ridge-georgia-usa/

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From Heide

Posted by Elena on June 18, 2018 at 9:56am 0 Comments

Thank you Heide !!

Mail art call

Posted by irene ronchetti on June 18, 2018 at 12:37am 0 Comments

Call. Theme: monsters, witches, zombies, mummies, vampires, mythological creatures, sirens, mermaids, etc.

Octopuses, all kind. Ufo, X files, all are welcome.

Size: postcard. Vertical if possible.

On going, without deadline.

Documentation only by email.

Participants outside Argentina, send by email to: zpostal@gmail.com resolution no less than 200 dpi

or by snail mail to:

Irene Ronchetti - Fraga 1060

c.p. 1427 -…

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Rare Card by DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on June 17, 2018 at 5:15am 0 Comments

DSF - 6.16.2018 - 1 Mail art by IUOMA member DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) aka Michael Kelly (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)

 

June 16, 2018 - DSF is a widely known artist/persona in the Eternal Network and beyond. I am thrilled to share a new piece I consider “rare” in the sense that it falls outside the parameters of classic DSF images.

DSF’s mail art – usually using the postcard format – is widely recognizable. Some of the images I might even dare call iconic.…

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Dadanautik sends artistamps plus

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 15, 2018 at 7:03pm 0 Comments

From Germany, Dadanautik sent an envelope full of colorful stamps,

RED...…

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WIPE 110 from Australia has arrived

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 15, 2018 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

A collection of toilet tissues:

with fine prints and textures...…

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CAT in the envelope from Sabela Bana

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 15, 2018 at 6:40pm 0 Comments

and me thinks its a ...

BLUE Cat!

Sabela has a nice little cat-stamp, too:…

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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 over 4800 members....

 

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Chris Wells commented on Chris Wells's event VISPOSTAL
"I received some work a bit after the deadline from the following contributors, but I was able to include it in the exhibition after the opening: Katerina Nikoltsou (Greece)Claire Dinsmore (USA)David Chirot (USA) Thanks!"
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VISPOSTAL at Upstairs Arts Space

June 3, 2018 at 2pm to August 1, 2018 at 12am
Please send visual poetry, however you define and practice it, for inclusion in VISPOSTAL, an exhibition to celebrate visual poetry in mail art. All forms of visual poetry are welcome, including but not limited to concrete poetry, typewriter art,…See More
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Lisa Fraker's Mail Art Chosen for New MinXus Sticker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Lisa Fraker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA) June 18, 2018 - Not long ago, Lisa Fraker’s debut on my MinXus-Lynxus blog created a sensation. Here’s a link:…See More
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Extreme Mail-Art

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"Hey Debra, l got your postcard today! Thank you! The original address was correct. Who knows why it was returned. It’s a wonder any mail reaches any of us. Thank you again! More coming to you, Bonniediva"
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Need help to find words

Dear artists,I need your suggestion. My friend Bianca Severijns https://biancaseverijns.com/ was invited by the La Biennale di Venezia 2019 as an emerging paper artist. She needs to write a letter to plead…See More
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Need help to find words

Started by san gayer in PROBLEMS. Last reply by jimmyconnors 7 hours ago. 1 Reply

Dear artists,I need your suggestion. My friend Bianca Severijns https://biancaseverijns.com/ was invited by the La Biennale di Venezia 2019 as an emerging paper artist. She needs to write a letter to plead…Continue

INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT / “SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 21. 0 Replies

INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy). "Add and Return" project entitled:“SELFIE SEARCHING  FOR  IDENTITY” Curated by Giovanni Bonanno and in collaboration with the Ophen Virtual…Continue

Tags: Salerno, Gallery, Art, Italia, Collezione

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Heide Monster May 12. 25 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

MARCELLO DIOTALLEVI / IN FORMA DI VIAGGIO, FRANCOBOLLI E LETTERE DA CITERA.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 12. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY MARCELLO   …Continue

Tags: Ophen, Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Virtual

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Criptalia Apr 2. 501 Replies

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

Call for Artistamps for Corrigan's Erratic Manifest #4

Started by Bob Corrigan in Mail-Art Projects Mar 27. 0 Replies

Dear IUOMA friends,The next issue of whatever this thing I do is will feature an interview with Sally Wassink (http://www.sallyw.com), and each copy will include one of her artistamps for the readers to enjoy and…Continue

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Deb Wilson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 14. 13 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

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