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From Charlotte Geister

Posted by Carolyn Cline on July 19, 2018 at 4:31am 0 Comments

You should see this in person. The colors just glow! It’s beautiful. My apologies for the glare on the photo.…

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New Asemic Writing by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 19, 2018 at 3:47am 0 Comments

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Mail art by IUOMA member Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

 

July 18, 2018 - Yayoi S.W. is creating wonderful art and sharing it via the Eternal Network. She is receiving rave responses. Because her work is often image-text and/or asemic, she has captured the interest of the vispo and asemics communities as well.

I’ve already been thrilled to include her work in the Asemic Front mail art call. Her asemics are becoming, in…

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Happy to be Back

Posted by Pam Chatfield on July 19, 2018 at 12:02am 0 Comments

I'm happy to be back on IUOMA! I've been away for about a year, due to some personal issues. (All is good now.) I thought something happened to my account, because I couldn't sign in, so I applied for a new account. Then I found my login information and discovered I was using the wrong email address, so I cancelled my request to join, and updated this account.

I don't think I owe anyone anything, but if I do please let me know. I was using the name PJ Matilda.  I've had a…

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Flowers from Antonia in Spain

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 18, 2018 at 10:31am 0 Comments

An original painted card,

arrived with other special items, too.…

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From Lorella in Italy

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 18, 2018 at 10:22am 0 Comments

Altered architecture...with a touch of BLUE!

and on the envelope, too.…

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BonnieDiva sends a Circle

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 18, 2018 at 10:21am 0 Comments

and with map fragment...

'Love searching for the location when i see a map piece :-) It is…

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Meet ya at the diner 1950's

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 18, 2018 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Kathy Barnett sent a FAB retro!...the red vinyl booths and waitresses...

with stickers and images of those…

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Received Today: Mail Art from Ficus S and Ed Giecek .

Posted by Norma Soulet on July 17, 2018 at 10:19pm 0 Comments

From Ficus S -  3 lovely photos of his art and a lovely letter.

From Ed Giecek- 3 Add N' Pass and some extra goodies.Ed has made another fun stamp that looks like ME! 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 over 4800 members....

 

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Azzaro commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group Painting+Drawing=Mail Art
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From Charlotte Geister

You should see this in person. The colors just glow! It’s beautiful. My apologies for the glare on the photo.…See More
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Azzaro commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
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Azzaro replied to The Fishmonger's discussion How do you use an artistamp on mail? in the group ArtiStamps Creators
". I tend to mix them up on the right with the real stamps - no problems so far. Sometimes I receive covers and the real stamps are on the bottom left. (see lower image)."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Received great new asemics and vispo by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA). Thx!"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Received great new asemics and vispo by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA). Thx!"
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New Asemic Writing by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA) July 18, 2018 - Yayoi S.W. is creating wonderful art and sharing it via the Eternal Network. She is receiving rave responses. Because her work is often image-text and/or asemic, she has…See More
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Bonniediva commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"I haven’t received any decos yet. Please feel free to sent some to me. Hugs, Bonnie"
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Amber Scribble commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"So weird.. I have gotten 1 deco book from this group...besides the one Bonnie sent me...well im active and here and I've sent out 5 deco books..."
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Azzaro updated their profile
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Pam Chatfield posted a blog post

Happy to be Back

I'm happy to be back on IUOMA! I've been away for about a year, due to some personal issues. (All is good now.) I thought something happened to my account, because I couldn't sign in, so I applied for a new account. Then I found my login information…See More
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Eduardo Cardoso replied to Eduardo Cardoso's discussion Music and the process of creation in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"I listen to a lot of things. I'm very eclectic. Lately I've been into Dark Ambient/Ritual Music, free improvisation and experimental. It's like listening to an abstract work of art."
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Melissa Wand commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"I received 3 DECO Books in the last couple of days!!!! Hooray!!! PLUS, I started my own: FOUND POETRY. If you happen to get mine in the mail you can interpret the subject any way you want. No Rules....Just have fun!"
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carl baker left a comment for Sait Toprak
"sir, what is mail-art project for KAFKA? no information, where is it? no address, please give us some help, what is this about?????"
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Linda Rogers joined MISS NOMA's group
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Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Projects Jun 27. 0 Replies

Je remercie  les artistes de L'UOMA qui m'envoie des MAIL ART.J'adore!!!N'hésitez pas sur le thème que vous souhaitez , je serais toujours aussi heureuse de vous découvrir dans ma boite aux lettres et vous répondre bien sur.J'ai quelques questions: …Continue

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Jun 27. 6 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

Vuoi far parte del guppo cartoline d'artista?

Started by antonella gentile in Mail-Art Information Jun 20. 0 Replies

Iscriviti al gruppo Facebook cartoline d'artista al seguente linkhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/235407073638094/?ref=group_headerContinue

Need help to find words

Started by san gayer in PROBLEMS. Last reply by jimmyconnors Jun 19. 3 Replies

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

LAST CALL for THE POST Project - Greece!!!

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Janys oliveira Jun 19. 1 Reply

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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

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