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Rare sighting in the mail: ZACK in France

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 14, 2021 at 9:53am 0 Comments

So good to see a card from ZACK,

with stickers!…

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From SUOMI...Anja in Finland

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 14, 2021 at 9:52am 0 Comments

What nice specially designed postage comes from Suomi/Finland,

on a bake 'n cake envelope, EAT ART fun!

And Anja sent fabulous "feel" mail art,…

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From Russia: Postcard Exchange

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 14, 2021 at 9:51am 0 Comments

Juri Gik sends a postcard:

 the views of Svetlogorsk:

 and I in…

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From Italy: Solamito sends an Egg Head

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 14, 2021 at 9:50am 0 Comments

Always a treat to see mail art from Solamito,

...the famous Egg Head!

Fun selvages and stampings on the envelope:…

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Cargo ship arrived from the USA with mail art

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 13, 2021 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Me thinks the slow boat from America has sailed into Thessaloniki port,

last week's mail delivery brought lots and lots from the USA!

Several sendings from the Bennetts, the Sticker Dude, and…

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x2 from Fleur in California

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 13, 2021 at 12:39pm 0 Comments

Mail Art from the USA arrives in "bundles",…

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x3 from the Bennetts

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 13, 2021 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

All together, 1-2-3- in one bundle, arrived during the past week

Banana Hat, VisPo, TLP, artistamps, all great goodies:…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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April 14, 2021 at 6pm to April 14, 2022 at 7pm
Mail Art Call!How to Draw a Horsec/o AIDA & Markbuilding 58 kb 32shoto rustaveli streetbishkek citykyrgyzstanformat free, documentation on a whim (you are encouraged to document your own before sending, but if the opportunity presents itself I…See More
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"Hi Bradford & thank you. Yes, let's exchange mail art! "
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) replied to Paulo Alexandre Rocha Teles's discussion MailTrainArt in the group Mail-Art Projects List
"'Love trains and traveling on trains!  This is my "Train of Thought", and will be sending a "Train Collage" soon :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Carien van Hest's group Feel Mail
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carl baker commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail Art Archives
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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Monday. 13 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

Mail Art Call - Postal Outliers

Started by Fonda L. Portales in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Mar 20. 3 Replies

All submission will be archived in the University's Special Collections and Archives and will be a wonderful complement to the collection of late Professor Tom Trusky.…Continue

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Project visual arts "Photography and its contaminations"

Started by Artgallery MCL in Mail-Art Projects Mar 17. 0 Replies

Comunicato stampaTitolo evento Photography and its contaminationsMostra d’arte CollettivaDal 15/03/2021Al 15/06/2021Luogo Evento online all’indirizzo…Continue

Definition

Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Paul Toscano Mar 12. 2 Replies

Again, I am new to the union. I believe “mail-art” may be broader than I thought. Initially, I thought that mail-art was creating art on envelopes, postcards, and letters. Please educate me. Thanks.

Mail Exchange

Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Paul Toscano Mar 12. 2 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?

new postcards

Started by william S. Paley in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Mar 5. 3 Replies

just got a bunch of new postcards to go out. Mailed a slew of 'em today..so some of you, be on the look out..and let me know, when you get one..one of my goals in 2021, is to mail out and receive back mail art postcards from all 50 states...Continue

New Address!

Started by Kayla Cafarella in Mail-Art Projects Jan 27. 0 Replies

Kayla CafarellaPO Box 2034Philadelphia, PA19103-9997Continue

Help!

Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Amanda Becerra Jan 26. 12 Replies

Hi Everyone, I need to send a mailer piece to 3 people and have them send me one back for a class! If anyone is interested please comment back, my art is very socially conscious and photographic as well as includes text. Thanks so much. Continue

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