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Received from Kathy Barnett - 'Flying Machine'

Posted by Amy Kiessling on July 24, 2021 at 9:35pm 1 Comment

Interactive mail art... Thank you! …





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Posted by carl baker on July 24, 2021 at 3:18am 0 Comments

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Incoming: Amy Candiotti and Cascadia Artpost

Posted by William M on July 23, 2021 at 7:52pm 0 Comments

Some fantastic artistamps from Amy.



A card update from Cascadia…

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Huge fold-out art from Mike Dyar

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 23, 2021 at 11:07am 0 Comments

Recycling my potato mail art in xxxLARGE size (150cm or 60inches long):

since my Christmas washi tape sending...…

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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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Ilya Semenenko-Basin commented on Amy Kiessling's blog post Received from Kathy Barnett - 'Flying Machine'
"Very beautiful work."
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Ilya Semenenko-Basin commented on Mel Anie's group 26 Boxes, an Envelope &
"Hi Mel Anie. I digress a little from the site and the project, and now I see that things are going fast and you have achieved impressive success! If box number 22 comes to me, I will be happy. What's my next step? What should I do?"
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Mel Anie commented on Mel Anie's group 26 Boxes, an Envelope &
"Hi Carmela, It arrived on a Tuesday! Woohoo! Tuesday is Melanie's Ruby day. ;) I look forward to anything you are posting in this next step-phase. Your multi-layered correspondancing has been greatly enjoyed and appreciated by me. Thank you."
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Amy Kiessling posted blog posts
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Carmela Rizzuto commented on Mel Anie's group 26 Boxes, an Envelope &
"Hello Mel Anie, The next step in the correspon--dance arrived on Tuesday. I will post soon--thank you!"
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Like Artbyjac, I'm, also, enjoying seeing these ATCs posted. Sorry I'm so bad about posting. Maybe one day I'll catch up, or not. Best wishes to all."
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RECVD MAILART DSF 11-12-20 AND POSTED

"This is water long gone under the bridge, but I was pranked by these too. They are fake DSF Cult. First, Michael Kelly (aka) DSF is a tremendous correspondent, brilliant artist. None of this should impact DSF as a respected Eternal…"
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RECVD MAILART DSF 11-12-20 AND POSTED

"Shirley, Jack Hanley has no idea who Gergel is."
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Coco Muchmore replied to William M's discussion ATC Jams Participation List in the group ATC REBELS
"Hi--I am new to IUOMA (last week). I would love to trade art cards with you all... I have two series of ATCs.. one is miniature landscape watercolor--rural Kansas. The other is ink on watercolor faces. Sorry I don't know more about how this…"
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William M replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"My half of a finished duo jam with Willemien. Another fun collaboration."
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William M commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"A very cool ATC from Willemien! Thanks, i love it!"
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William M left a comment for Nancy Bell Scott
"yay! glad it arrived and thanks for sending it on to mexico!"
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"a fun ATC from Fleur. Thanks Fleur!"
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Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by william S. Paley yesterday. 14 Replies

Not much activity here.  Not many people doing add & passes.  Is mail art dying out?  Continue

Untitled

Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on Wednesday. 1 Reply

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“TODAY I MAILED A  BANANA TO RAY JOHNSON  FOR  59. BIENNNIAL INTERNATIONAL OF VENICE 2022”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jul 14. 1 Reply

Nuovo Progetto di Arte Contemporanea PERCHE’ UN PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE SULLA BANANA?Ray Johnson diceva: "I've invented Flop Art. It comes after Pop Art."(ho inventato la Flop Art. Viene dopo la Pop Art).Nel 1984 Ray Johnson aveva inviato a Bill de…Continue

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1ra Trienal de Arte-Correo Internacional VOCES: En Medio de la Pandemia

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jul 14. 1 Reply

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DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jul 8. 18 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

VOCES: En Medio de la Pandemia

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jun 21. 4 Replies

10 PAISES YA ESTAN PARTICIPANDO EN "VOCES EN MEDIO DE LA PANDEMIA"Nos place informar que ya hemos recibido la participación de artistas provenientes de 10 países entre estos están: Alemania, Bélgica, Canadá, Estados Unidos, México, Austria, Francia,…Continue

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VOCES: En Medio de la Pandemia

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jun 21. 1 Reply

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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin May 30. 27 Replies

Dear friends, I bought at the auction a pack of old envelopes, with a picture, size 114x161 millimeters (4.5 x 6.3 inches), and I don't know how to use them in Mail Art. Maybe someone wants to receive such an envelope as a gift. In the future, you…Continue

CONVOCATORIA: VOCES En Medio de la Pandemia

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Projects May 26. 0 Replies

SE SIGUEN SUMANDO NACIONES EN "VOCES: EN MEDIO DE LA PANDEMIA"... HOY YA 15 PAÍSES DICEN PRESENTES... ARTISTA SE PARTE DE ESTE HISTÓRICO EVENTO.Se siguen sumando diferentes nacionalidades. Deseamos dar las gracias a cada uno de los artistas que ya…Continue

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