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Letters received in June 2020 from France

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on July 9, 2020 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Letters received in June 2020 from France.

Thanks to Martine…

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Mail from Jolly Good England!

Posted by Carien van Hest on July 9, 2020 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

You made me laugh, Alan Brignull. "Etiquette spéciale de couleur bleue, comportant les mots PAR AVION" :-D

Thank you Melanie Reed

Posted by kozyurt on July 9, 2020 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Recently received wonderful mailart from Melanie Reed, USA. Small collage books, a card, and a haiku in a decorated envelope. Many thanks Melanie.

https://kozymail.blogspot.com/2020/07/mailart-received-from-melanie-reed-usa.html

Many THANKS Melanie

Posted by Ti Ar Raden on July 9, 2020 at 10:49am 0 Comments

Unfortunately I did not manage to fold the sedan chair.

https://tiarraden.blogspot.com/

Mike Parsons sends summer dragonflies

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 9, 2020 at 9:57am 0 Comments

Beautiful "punched" card came from Mike,

BLUE and with dragonflies, 'tis summertime...…

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Cascadia sent the Diorama Diaries No1

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 9, 2020 at 9:55am 0 Comments

So glad to have a copy of this first issue,

celebrating the opening of the Cascadia Post Office.

Others have blogged this edition,…

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Poetry during Covid from David Stone

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 9, 2020 at 9:54am 0 Comments

A large A4 envelope arrived with many pages of poetry,

David wrote during the months of lockdown, 

a whole series of "Citadel" poems,…

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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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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"Good idea, Fleur. I forgot about Josh."
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"You can also send "orphaned" add-and-pass sheets to Josh Ronsen. He's here on IUOMA. He makes wonderful little zines out of these sheets and sends them out as mail art trades. I've got a couple in my collection and they are fun!"
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Carien van Hest commented on Alan Brignull's blog post Anyone else feel like this?
"You will, Jennifer!"
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jimmyconnors commented on William M's blog post Incoming: Jimmy Connors and Charlotte Geister
"i like how all stamps are canceled except the german one on the second card"
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Mail from Jolly Good England!

You made me laugh, Alan Brignull. "Etiquette spéciale de couleur bleue, comportant les mots PAR AVION" :-DSee More
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's blog post MULTIMEDIA ART IUOMA (reflections on time and space)
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Vincent Wang left a comment for Edamameg
"Hi Edamameg, I wonder if any of your students would like to have their pieces of mail art exhibited in Hong Kong. Details: https://www.hksea.org.hk/mail-art"
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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items.…See More
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Bradford commented on Valentine Mark Herman's photo
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WANTED!!

"So, is that an 1851 Colt Navy .44 (replica) you're sportin'?  Where do y'all get black powder handguns in France?"
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Mary Anne commented on Michael Leigh's blog post 100th day of Self Isolation
"It should have arrived today.  Maybe tomorrow but I'm thinking the post office people have decided not to let us play!"
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Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post 100th day of Self Isolation
"Mary Anne -  thanks for trying a second time - fingers crossed!"
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for Domenico Ferrara Foria
"Ciao Domenico! ricevuto!!!  Grazie! io al momento non faccio Mail Art... in futuro...chissaà ... un abbraccio , b"
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for Henning Mittendorf
"Ciao Henning, ricevuto!  Grazie!!! io per il momento non faccio Mail Art... un abbraccio, b"
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for Henning Mittendorf
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Mail Art Martha commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's group Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!
"Received from Ann Golden  with a very up to date comment. Since I am here,  news from my  crows. Yesterday the parents were feeding the youngster on top of a tree and after they encouraged it to fly. Seemed a bit worried and not very…"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Ann Golden
"Ann! Your name and address is illegible as it is written with blue biro on the blue envelope. It took some detective work to find who had sent me all these lovely goodies. The clue was the Crows. And I like the pun very much indeed."
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Birthday notice

Started by Carien van Hest in Other on Tuesday. 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by annie Jun 14. 549 Replies

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

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

Mostra Retrospettiva di Coco Gordon

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

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYMostra Retrospettiva  di Coco Gordon“Timeless, Senzatempo”La natura tra performance e Exploding Books Opere 1958-2020a cura di Sandro  BongianiDal 15 giugno al  28 agosto 2020Inaugurazione:  15 giugno 2020 ore…Continue

Tags: Gordon, Coco

Making Artists and Mail art enthusiasts in VA - call for work

Started by Beth Allums in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vincent Wang Jun 10. 4 Replies

My high school art students are making some cool collages and ATCs and are loving the idea of swapping mail art. We'd love to do a semester-long swap and collect mail art to curate a mail art show for our New Kent Celebrate the Arts event May 2nd.…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Alan Brignull Jun 2. 5 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

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace May 31. 5 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed in PROBLEMS May 29. 0 Replies

I would like to start a surrealist group. How would I go about this?Continue

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