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Posted by Michael Leigh on April 18, 2021 at 5:26pm 0 Comments

More from my Covid Sketchbook of daily doodles -…

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From Out West: New Mexico, a lino print

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 18, 2021 at 9:38am 4 Comments

Tyler Hannigan sends fabulous Native art, lino print,

Beaks of mother and child,

thank you, Tyler!…

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From Out West: Texas sends some FluXus Bucks!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 18, 2021 at 9:37am 0 Comments

Ex Posto Facto sent this packet some time ago,

envelope has a fine print by Ed Geicek ,coming from Texas via truck snail mail!

And now added and sending to the Eternal Network :-)…

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From Out West: Idaho, a return

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 18, 2021 at 9:36am 0 Comments

Somehow USPS does not want to deliver my mail art,

maybe too much rubber stamping for the postal machines to sort out?

Sent originally in October, returned last week, in April...…

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Incoming mail art from Russia

Posted by Carien van Hest on April 17, 2021 at 9:55am 2 Comments

From our good friend Ilya came these great envelopes and a text I unfortunately cannot read. What does it say, Ilya?

Sabrina Schmider 210412

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on April 16, 2021 at 10:29pm 0 Comments

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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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Just for SQUARES!

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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by ArtbyJac 14 hours ago. 14 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

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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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