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Incoming from Norma Soulet!

Posted by DaveA Araki on July 23, 2017 at 7:47pm 0 Comments

Thanks Norma for this cool small painting!

Fifty

Posted by FinnBadger on July 23, 2017 at 7:29pm 0 Comments

Eric sent a very nice thank you, with a personal postage stamp featuring 50 frogs, for contributing to his mail art call last year.…

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Mail Art card in lovely envelope from Sa Mue

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 23, 2017 at 1:58pm 1 Comment

I spy a BLUE cat amongst the nice stampings,

...two kit kats, actually...maybe three?…

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jimmy connors sends a cut-up card

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 23, 2017 at 1:54pm 0 Comments

F. Schneider in Germany uses recycled cardboard,

and this one came with a corner missing...

it arrived safely…

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The envelope is a baggie from Eric Bruth

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 23, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Great creations by Eric in France to recycle paper bags,

and he added an inspiring card inside, too!…

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"Make Them" with Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 23, 2017 at 3:30am 4 Comments

Mail art by IUOMA member Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

July 23, 2017 - Bonniediva became an instant Mink Ranch sweetheart with her first missive on my blog a few months ago. Now I am thrilled to have this second…

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Tofu has a new project and it's colouful and haptic

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on July 22, 2017 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

You can see more here: …

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Fabulous Zine featuring 20 artists , Fractal MORE

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on July 22, 2017 at 9:40pm 0 Comments

I have scanned some of the zine and you can find it here:

http://thepostalleger.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/its-aristide-3108s-fault.html

Thank you Aristide 3108. It's a wonderful read (English and…

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Add and pass started by Karalie Vest, my page

Posted by Tiina Kainulainen on July 21, 2017 at 11:43pm 0 Comments

Add and Pass by Karalie Vest from Amy Irwen #mailart #addandpass #envelopes http://www.tiinafromfinland.com/mail-art/add-and-pass/karalie-vest/…

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WIPE 104 has arrived from Australia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 21, 2017 at 10:26pm 4 Comments

Gotta luv the Field Study toilet tissue zines.

Here are the participants for #104:…

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info IUOMA

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 4500 members....

 

Latest Activity

Erin Young commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Hey folks! Long time so see. I have some jams I've completed. Sorry for the delay, life has a way of getting in the way. I have 3 trios, one of which needs a final jammer and 2 that are mine starters. I also have a couple duos as well. Would…"
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Norma Soulet left a comment for Bonniediva
"HI Bonniediva, So happy my collage arrived and you like it. It was my pleasure sending it to you. :) Until next time,"
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PATRICIA LANDON commented on The Abstract World of Monteleone's photo
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Norma Soulet left a comment for Jan Hodgman
"Happy Birthday , Jan! Hope you are having a lovely one. May you celebrate many more. :) Hugs,"
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Patricia Jackson left a comment for Patricio - The Celestial Scribe
"Since I sent you mail my one and only child passed away(2/17), unexpectedly, today I am using her laptop, today I am doing a lot of things I thought I would not be doing. My daughter and I were very close.  thank you for the email note, I am…"
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From Denise Woodward

Lovely butterfly ATC and matched envelope...thanks Denise!
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Bonniediva left a comment for Norma Soulet
"Hey Norma, thanks a million for the fabulous wild animal collage! I love it! Keep yourself cool down there in FLA. Hugs, Bonniediva"
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Mail art by Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

"Thank you so much, my Dear De Villo! What a smashing review! I'm honored and can't wait to sent you one of my next creations. It will be a surprise! Your biggest fan, bonniediva"
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DaveA Araki posted a blog post

Incoming from Norma Soulet!

Thanks Norma for this cool small painting!See More
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FinnBadger posted a blog post

Fifty

Eric sent a very nice thank you, with a personal postage stamp featuring 50 frogs, for contributing to his mail art call last year.See More
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for A. Sleep
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for A. Sleep
"Grazie Cara Amica!  molto bello il tuo lavoro!!!!  sei tu nella Foto!  Sei bella anche tu!!!  ti abbraccio . pm@f ;-)"
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William M commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post WIPE 104 has arrived from Australia
"ah, that's great katerina! i'll have to make plans to submit something soon."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "Make Them" with Bonniediva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)
"Joey Patrickt points out the legs are supposed to fold out, which seems to be the case but maybe due to the humidity there's a glitch."
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Sa Mue left a comment for Charlotte Geister
"Hallo Charlotte, immer noch in Frankreich? Du hast mir ja die Sonne von dort geschickt, danke sehr. Ist dir gelungen.... Ich fahre im September dorthin.."
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Sa Mue left a comment for Charlotte Geister
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Sa Mue commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art card in lovely envelope from Sa Mue
"Thank you too, Katerina for the blue sailing knots, I love them. Sa Mue"
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Brain Cell - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Ruud Janssen in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jul 13. 205 Replies

What are your thoughts about this project? Would be interesting to know what you think. Do you participate. Since when, How much times. Do you know the concept? Will also try to publish a few samples here (or others can help me with that)

Tags: Mail-Art, Project, Cell, Brain, Cohen

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by José Luis Hernández Galán Jul 2. 488 Replies

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

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by jimmyconnors Jun 23. 21 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

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects Jun 16. 0 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

Call for Submissions (new lit rag)

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Georgia Grigoriadou May 31. 2 Replies

Please submit to Angry Old Man, a brand new rag. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, mail art, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, etc. Angry Old Man Magazine is dedicated…Continue

Tags: fluxus, poetry, submissions, magazine

Babies in the Mail!

Started by Tofu in Other May 27. 0 Replies

This is an amusing and interesting article -A brief history of kids sent through the…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) May 25. 38 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Bruno Andrews May 25. 42 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Mail Art Project suggestions

Started by Susan Currier in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 16. 3 Replies

Our small gallery located in our small library that is part of our small college in our fairly small state is looking for a big display.  The goal of the library gallery space is to introduce a variety of art displays to students majoring in…Continue

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by xx Jones May 12. 4 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

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