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Fluxus Space Buck + More! by Cathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Kathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

 

August 22, 2019 - Making and distributing Fluxus Bucks is another long-running activity that is currently experiencing a revival in the international mail art network.

I have especially enjoyed seeing images of Fluxus Space Bucks displayed at IUOMA-Ning. Mail artist Kathy Barnett kindly sent me this wonderful example. This also marks Kathy…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 23, 2019 at 5:06am — 1 Comment

"Folk Heroes" : An Explosive New Trashbook by Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)

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Folk Heroes – a Trashbook by (x-IUOMA member) Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)

 

August 8, 2019 - Lisa Iversen (aka Skybridge Studios, aka Lisa Lisa, aka “The Quiet One”) was an Eternal Network veteran well  before she achieved the status of mail art  “Legend” via Trashpo & DKult. She has also produced notable vispo & asemics of lasting consequence.

Lisa Iversen is more humble & less…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 8, 2019 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

"Pieces of Eight" Concept Mail Art by RCBz (St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA)

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“Pieces of Eight” : Mail art by IUOMA member RCBz (St. Cloud. Minnesota, USA)

 

August 6, 2019 - Any IUOMAn who has wetted her/his feet in the Eternal Network sufficiently (say a year or two) has probably encountered the very talented but elusive RCBz.

After close to a decade, I can’t claim to have learned all that much about RCBz, but I have gained an appreciation of his art. I do know that a number of…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 7, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Joey Patrickt +! More (Oakland, California, USA)

 

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Mail art (a&p sheet) from IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) including contributions by Joey, Mike Dickau (Sacramento, California, USA) (IUOMA); The Sticker Dude (New York City, USA) (IUOMA); “Opal Moiety” (San Francisco, California, USA) & more explained below

 

August 5, 2019 - My investigative mail art series documenting & exploring the current add & pass mania…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 6, 2019 at 5:08am — 1 Comment

FAB (!) Collage by Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

 

August 4, 2019 - We are in a golden age of add & pass, yet – clearly – collage remains the core genre in mail art. A casual gloss of the IUOMA-Ning gallery reveals networkers are producing extraordinary collages of astonishing variety and in large quantities.

Amy Irwen sent this FAB work that captures the spirit of contemporary network…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 5, 2019 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Asemic Art by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)
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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 4, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

"On the Road" Mail Art by Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

 

“who vanished into nowhere Zen New Jersey leaving a trail of ambiguous picture postcards of Atlantic City Hall,” – Allen Ginsberg, Howl

July 31, 2019 - Travel mail art, usually serial, usually issued as postcards from different locations on a journey, is a fascinating & fun…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 1, 2019 at 5:47am — No Comments

Stamp Vispo by William Mellott (Tainan, Taiwan)

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Mail art by IUOMA member William Mellott (Tainan, Taiwan)

 

July 29, 2019 - This wonderful card came from William Mellott’s current headquarters in Taiwan. But I understand he was actually raised in the Seattle (or Portland?) area of the United States West Coast and has participated in mail art for some time.

William Mellott is a vital contributor to the contemporary mail art scene. I have been admiring his…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on July 30, 2019 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

Textile Asemics by Chaya-Malkah Frank (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Textile asemic composition by Chaya-Malkah Frank (Columbus, Ohio, USA)…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on July 25, 2019 at 3:57am — No Comments

Can Trashpo Endure in a Green World? Cor Reijn (Zaandam, Netherlands)

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Mail art by Cor Reijn (Zaandam, Netherlands)

 

July 10, 2019 - I was elated to receive this wonderful card from good mail art friend – Cor Reijn – in the Netherlands. With this elegant and highly conceptual piece, Cor Reijn expresses an issue that I am confident many are pondering at this moment. (Yet no one before has been able to express it so perfectly!) Thank you Cor Reijn.

I believe the question is…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on July 11, 2019 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Sticker Dude, Jon Foster, Ed Giecek, Fleur Helsingor, Debra Mulnick

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Mail art “add & pass book” including IUOMA members The Sticker Dude (Joel Cohen) (New York City, USA); Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA); Ed Giecek (Concrete, Washington, USA): Fleur Helsingor (Oakland, California, USA); Debra Mulnick (Boise, Idaho, USA). Thanks to Debra Mulnick for sending!

 

July 8, 2019 - IUOMA friends might recall I am applying my Investigative Mail Art skills to the current Add & Pass…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on July 9, 2019 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Postal Joy by Cherub Ayers (Oxford, Ohio, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Cherub Ayers (Oxford, Ohio, USA)

 

July 8, 2019 - I am thrilled to welcome a rising star in the mail art constellations to my humble blog. At the MinXus-Lynxus blog I have already extended the customary “Howdy,” wink and secret MinXus handshake to a bright-eyed Tenderfoot who is practically a neighbor over yonder in Ohio: Cherub Ayers.

 

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This wonderful mail…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on July 9, 2019 at 12:54am — No Comments

Collab Book by Patrizia Tic Tac (Germany) & Serse Luigetti (Italy) + Lotsa Solo Tic Tac

Mail art by IUOMA member PC TIC TAC (Starnberg, Germany)
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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 26, 2019 at 8:20pm — 3 Comments

Collaborative Mail Art Book by Matt Taggart (Montana, USA) & Luc Fierens (Weerde, Belgium)

Cover of Trajectory EXTRA POSTFLUXPOST collaborative book by IUOMA member…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 23, 2019 at 4:40am — No Comments

Mini-Book by Jayne B. Lyons (Minnesota, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

               Collab mini-book of concrete poetry (aka vispo) by IUOMA members De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 9, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

"Uproar" Zine First Issue by Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

 

June 7, 2019 - The resurgence and vitality of Add & Pass in the current network is being duly noted many places. Zines are enjoying a revival as well.

Bonniediva’s Bon-Zine is one such new wave publication receiving much-deserved praise along with Jayne B. Lyons' Uproar. In fact, despite only one (triumphant) issue,…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on June 8, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

Chilean Zine + E's Fan Club A&P by Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna

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Mail art by Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna (Provincia de Cautin, Chile)

May 30, 2019 - Mail artist Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna of Chile sent a wonderful envelope with material related to recent blog discussions about the popularity of zines and add & pass sheets. I do not believe he is a member of the IUOMA but he is an active mail artist whose work can be seen many places on the net. First, I think the zine is…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 31, 2019 at 4:31am — No Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

 

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

 

May 27, 2019 - In several previous posts, I have noted an add & pass (A&P) mania that has gripped the Eternal Network. Starry-eyed Tenderfoots alongside those lovable, rancorous old codgers of “back in the day” are scrambling for A&P sheets as if it were a modern Gold Rush.

In my humble…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 28, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

Asemic Readymade by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

Asemics by IUOMA member Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 25, 2019 at 5:21am — 3 Comments

Asemic Readymades by Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Readymade asemic poetry by IUOMA member Richard Canard…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on May 23, 2019 at 4:17am — 9 Comments

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