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Cascadia ArtPost Sent SUCH COOL DOCUMENTATION of Cascadia to me on 1 24 2022

Posted by Minneapolis Gnome on November 26, 2022 at 11:27pm 0 Comments

Cascadia ArtPost sent me the most amazing packet of information about Cascadia in January of 2022!  Due to difficulties I occasionally experience synchronizing and remaining within specific parameters of the space / time continuum, I'm blogging about it 10 months later in your time line.  For this I deeply apologize as I fully recognize…

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Mark Johnson

Posted by greg diaz on November 26, 2022 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

I have this amazing calendar with interesting minor Gods from Mark Johnson. I am very happy thank you Mark Johnson!

Received from Laura Hughes (West Yorkshire, UK)

Posted by awyn on November 26, 2022 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

Wonderful ink and watercolor pieces! Thank you, Laura.

Received from Pascal Coupechoux Chablis, (FRANCE)

Posted by awyn on November 26, 2022 at 4:52pm 0 Comments

Merci Pascal!

Received from Susan Gnaedinger (Illinois, USA)

Posted by awyn on November 26, 2022 at 4:50pm 0 Comments

Thank you, Sue!

Received from Gwendolynium (Massachusetts, USA)

Posted by awyn on November 26, 2022 at 4:49pm 0 Comments

Thank you!

To Jocelyn Glaves

Posted by Luís Filipe Gomes on November 26, 2022 at 2:04pm 0 Comments

A caminho do Chile e da tua mão.…

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Incoming from Juan Perry, Momkat and Richard

Posted by CUTandTEAR on November 26, 2022 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

Thank you for the amazing Dada stamp and the certificate Juan. I will now stamp my dada cow everywhere! I wonder what my students will say. ;-)

And I am obviously not alone, just got a collage with a dada cow from Momkat, thank you so much. :-D 

Thank you for the beautiful envelope and alternated Zine Richard. I had to laught out lout, seeing the clean lines of Bauhaus alternated FLUXUS style. Very cool! Always happy to collaborate!…

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Incoming: Greg Diaz, Cut and Tear, Braincell and Mindaugas

Posted by William M on November 26, 2022 at 11:08am 4 Comments

Some fun work from Greg.



Some cool monster cuttings from Kate.…



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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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William M commented on Zack's blog post i received Mail Art from William M
"glad it arrived and appreciated that tactile aspect. one part i love about collage - that texture."
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Minneapolis Gnome posted a blog post

Cascadia ArtPost Sent SUCH COOL DOCUMENTATION of Cascadia to me on 1 24 2022

Cascadia ArtPost sent me the most amazing packet of information about Cascadia in January of 2022!  Due to difficulties I…See More
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Mark Johnson

I have this amazing calendar with interesting minor Gods from Mark Johnson. I am very happy thank you Mark Johnson!See More
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Mike & Ike meet the Moon Men

Mail Art Collage - 11/18/2022
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Mail Art Martha commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"This is an envelope I sent Michael Leigh, he recycled it and filled it with a page of great vintage stamps of his. I shall send it back with something new.  Let's see how long we can keep it going."
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Mindaugas commented on William M's blog post Incoming: Greg Diaz, Cut and Tear, Braincell and Mindaugas
"An inspiring story. I have seen sales amongst collectors of the mail that was carried. So at least some of it survived. Not sure if original receivers were reached but it definately landed in some albums. Though many fake stamped pieces exist."
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Richard BAUDET posted photos
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PATRICIA LANDON commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Blog Jam: 25 November Mail Art delivery!
"Happy names day!"
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William M commented on William M's blog post Incoming: Greg Diaz, Cut and Tear, Braincell and Mindaugas
"i thought so too kate. good question katerina. maybe the mail survived the crash and was delivered? depending on what happened at the crash. have you ever been to that park? i asked a few of my chicago friends and they hadn't nor had they heard…"
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"A caminho do Chile e da tua mão."
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CUTandTEAR posted a blog post

Incoming from Juan Perry, Momkat and Richard

Thank you for the amazing Dada stamp and the certificate Juan. I will now stamp my dada cow everywhere! I wonder what my students will say. ;-)And I am obviously not alone, just got a collage with a dada cow from Momkat, thank you so much. :-D Thank…See More
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CUTandTEAR commented on Carien van Hest's blog post All the way from Texas, (U)SA
"Very cool work!"
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CUTandTEAR commented on William M's blog post Incoming: Greg Diaz, Cut and Tear, Braincell and Mindaugas
"What an interesting story! Thanks for sharing."
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New members-Mail artists with no mailing address.

Started by Luís Filipe Gomes in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Luís Filipe Gomes on Thursday. 26 Replies

Mail artists with no mailing address. Postal artists are weird. No more than any other peacocks who call themselves artists, that's for sure. Some don't do shit, but use manufactured seals. Others make collages out of any shit that can be caught…Continue

Making Artists and Mail art enthusiasts in VA - call for work

Started by Beth Allums in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on Monday. 5 Replies

My high school art students are making some cool collages and ATCs and are loving the idea of swapping mail art. We'd love to do a semester-long swap and collect mail art to curate a mail art show for our New Kent Celebrate the Arts event May 2nd.…Continue

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by 2nd High school of Messolonghi on Monday. 6 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

Looking for mail friends

Started by Melissa Hanlon in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by WB Oct 24. 9 Replies

Hi! I’m wanting to get back into more fun mail. Looking to exchange mail art and letters and goodies! Let’s be friends and exchange! Let me know if interested Continue

Mostra Personale di Coco Gordon "Arte, natura e sensibilità ecologica"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Fluxus and Mail-Art Oct 10. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN GALLERIA D'ARTE VIRTUALEMostra Personale di Coco Gordon"Arte, natura e sensibilità ecologica" La ricerca tra natura e sensibilità ecologicaa cura di Sandro Bongiani…Continue

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Italy, Ray Johnson & Coco Gordon in "Collaborazioni collaborative

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 30. 0 Replies

 BONGIANI ARTE CONTEMPORANEARay Johnson & Coco Gordon in "Collaborazioni collaborative"Presentazione a cura di Sandro Bongiani  con la collaborazione di Coco Gordon…Continue

Tags: Arte, Contemporanea, Bongiani, Sandro, Johnson

Sandro Bongiani Contemporary Art, RAY JOHNSON / SUSTAINABLE MARGINAL RELATIONS TWO

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Marcia Rosenberger Sep 20. 1 Reply

Comunicato stampa Sandro Bongiani Arte ContemporaneaRAY JOHNSON / RELAZIONI MARGINALI SOSTENIBILI DUEOGGI HO SPEDITO UNA BANANA A RAY JOHNSON PER 59. BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DI VENEZIA 2022.Una Mostra Collettiva Internazionale condivisa in due…Continue

Tags: Arte, Contemporanea, Bongiani, Sandro, Johnson

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Marcia Rosenberger Sep 19. 553 Replies

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

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pam Chatfield Aug 15. 50 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

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