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Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 23, 2021 at 6:46pm 0 Comments







Mail-art from the UK: Laura Hughes sent me a miniature piece the size of a matchbox, with the envelope also decorated with a design. I thank the artist for this… Continue

Thanks Carien van Hest

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 23, 2021 at 5:11pm 0 Comments

Dear friends, I received a lot of new Mail Art in spring and June, but it's been a long time since I posted pictures of what I received. I'll try to catch up during these fiery solstice days. Let's start with the mail-art I received from the Netherlands - Carien van Hest sent me a tiny book in a beautiful handmade envelope containing a poem by William Blake.

Thank you!…

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Mail art from FRANCE

Posted by Sil on June 23, 2021 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

This beautiful work made me very happy when I found it in my mailbox. Thank you Jean-Charles Boilevin!…

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Mail art from the United Kingdom

Posted by Carien van Hest on June 23, 2021 at 11:24am 0 Comments

Among other things this very attractive piece of art from Mail Art Martha. Thank you!

Mail art from the U.S.A.

Posted by Carien van Hest on June 23, 2021 at 11:18am 0 Comments

One fantastic label and one of the unsurpassed Bon-zines!

Thank you, Bonniediva

Mail art from Germany

Posted by Carien van Hest on June 22, 2021 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

A beautiful collage card from Sabrina. Vielen Dank!

Collage postcard from Vladimir Tolstov

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 22, 2021 at 9:44am 0 Comments

From Russia comes this "recycled" beauty.

Many are offended if their mail art is "chopped up",

but i like it very much to see how Vladimir added some stamps, stampings, and stickers,

along…

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Mail Art Postcard from Rod Summers

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 22, 2021 at 9:38am 3 Comments

Always good to see Rod in the mail!

Lovely card, from the Netherlands:…

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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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Mail art from FRANCE

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"Mail art project: "Solar Plexus" open project.no deadline.no returns of artwork. no jury.Format: any mail-art (preferably in an envelope)each participant will receive documentation (two A3 sheets)please send:"Solar Plexus"Lubomyr…"
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VOCES: En Medio de la Pandemia

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Monday. 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) on Monday. 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

Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carien van Hest May 29. 12 Replies

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

RUGGERO MAGGI / L'AMAZZONIA DEVE VIVERE | MUSEO DIOTTI Casalmaggiore (CR) - Italy

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 24. 0 Replies

RUGGERO  MAGGI /  L'AMAZZONIA DEVE VIVERE | MUSEO DIOTTI Casalmaggiore (CR) RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE DI ARTE POSTALE A CURA DI RUGGERO MAGGIPer ricordare i 40 anni dalla fondazione nel 1979 dell'Archivio AMAZON Archive of artistic works and projects…Continue

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Mail Exchange

Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Richard BAUDET May 17. 3 Replies

I am new to the group. Sorry if this is a common question. Is there a way to exchange mail with members to give and receive a piece of mail-art?

but will I ever hear my mail art?

Started by JCW Maine in Mail-Art Discussions May 8. 0 Replies

Hello any/every/one, I'm a tryin' to cross on over here. Wish me well. We set up our first table today to work on things. I just need my first idea. One of our cats loves it and is walking around all the beds and crayons and tags and who knows what…Continue

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