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From: Jokie X. Wilson (0079-0520)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on July 16, 2020 at 12:58am 0 Comments

In late May, mail from Jokie Wilson (California) made its way to the LYONS' DEN post office box. It's the first mail piece from Jokie, and it comes in the form of a photo postcard.…

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New genre mail from MomKat!

Posted by Jennifer Wallace on July 15, 2020 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

The landscape period is gone, and geometric form has taken over! The end of the rule of circles (lemons, apples, clock faces, tabourines) and the new tone of the triangles?

New Artistamps by the Crackerjack Kid

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on July 15, 2020 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

I love the civic minded messages in these Artistamps by the Crackerjack Kid. Thanks, Chuck.…



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Butterfly postcard from Olena Spicer

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 15, 2020 at 2:51pm 1 Comment

Lovely color and textures,

this postcard arrived with the July 14 mail delivery.

Good to see you, Olena, in the mail!

"The Mailbox is a Museum"

thank you so much,

I have just…

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BLUE and Circles from Linda Rogers

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 15, 2020 at 2:50pm 0 Comments

What wonderful blues and circles!

Good to see Linda in the mail!

Thank you, I'm lovin' it!

Nice stamps, too:…

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Minimal treat from Carmela Rizzuto

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 15, 2020 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Just a slice of BLUE watermelon? 'Luv it!

Minimal postcard art inspired by Warhol,

thank you,…

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Why Mail Art? Read On And Find Out...

Posted by Hilary Konrad on July 15, 2020 at 11:04am 0 Comments

Mail Art: Why?



Because reality is as real as it is top shelf. Connectivity blooms out of the most pitiful pit falls and the most meagre of entities the elemental fly by nights the fleshy true grits ever and all aglow moving tidally flush up against the skin of the just now and the never before it’s all this that and more.



Here lies before our imagining minds a grain, an indivisible cellular thing, a flowerless language, a body of matter composed of one or two words only… Continue

Feel good mail from Edamameg

Posted by Olena Spicer on July 15, 2020 at 2:11am 0 Comments

Everything had such positive vibes - really enjoyed reading your beautiful zines, too. Thank you!…

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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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From: Jokie X. Wilson (0079-0520)

In late May, mail from Jokie Wilson (California) made its way to the LYONS' DEN post office box. It's the first mail piece from Jokie, and it comes in the form of a photo postcard.…See More
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Olena Spicer commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Minimal treat from Carmela Rizzuto
"I like how yours was customized to be blue :)"
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Carien van Hest left a comment for luís filipe gomes
"Hi Luís, thank you for your lovely insight on my mail art for you. All what you said is included in my card. "
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Olena Spicer commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Butterfly postcard from Olena Spicer
"Thank you, Katerina. I will look forward to your mail!"
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Olena Spicer commented on Jenn Miltenberger's blog post Additions to one of Jon Foster’s board books
"Very cool!"
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Bradford commented on William M's blog post Incoming: Niniji Chen and Jimmy Connors
"OK, Carl answered back this morning with this reply: I began to wonder if the word "asemic" should've been replaced with "asemiotic." The grass-character Chinese calligraphy often cannot be read by literate Chinese. It takes…"
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stan askew left a comment for James Knudsen
"Happy Birthday, James !!! Cheers ~ Stan"
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Bradford left a comment for dustincecil
"Wow, you've got 31 flickr pages; lots of nice prints and drawings and I haven't even looked at any of the film clips yet."
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) commented on Jenn Miltenberger's blog post Additions to one of Jon Foster’s board books
"I.love.these. that is all. lol"
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New genre mail from MomKat!

The landscape period is gone, and geometric form has taken over! The end of the rule of circles (lemons, apples, clock faces, tabourines) and the new tone of the triangles?…See More
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's blog post MULTIMEDIA ART IUOMA (reflections on time and space)
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Jenn Miltenberger replied to Vel Crowe's discussion When they come back..
"I’ve repurposed it into other mail projects or into my journals. "
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"There is an actual package coming your way! :)  I believe it should be to you around Monday. "
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Thanks for sharing, Bradford! My collabs with Kristine Snodgrass have been published in book form. I'm sending copies to mail art friends, especially the members of our pioneering IUOMA asemic group (but also just swell & cool folks like…"
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When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger 8 hours ago. 6 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

Birthday notice

Started by Carien van Hest in Other Jul 7. 0 Replies

In the right column of the IUOMA homepage one can see whose birthday it is today, and tomorrow. Is there a possibility to see whose birthday it is next week from today (or maybe two weeks is better?), so that people can prepare a real birthday mail?…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jayne Barket Lyons Jul 3. 8 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Jun 26. 4 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by annie Jun 14. 549 Replies

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

Presentazione della Retrospettiva di Coco Gordon, Italy 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 12. 0 Replies

COCO  GORDON “Timeless, Senzatempo”La natura tra performance e Exploding Booksdi Sandro  Bongiani "I empower myself to make…Continue

Mostra Retrospettiva di Coco Gordon

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Information Jun 12. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYMostra Retrospettiva  di Coco Gordon“Timeless, Senzatempo”La natura tra performance e Exploding Books Opere 1958-2020a cura di Sandro  BongianiDal 15 giugno al  28 agosto 2020Inaugurazione:  15 giugno 2020 ore…Continue

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

Started by Beth Allums in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vincent Wang Jun 10. 4 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

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace May 31. 5 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed in PROBLEMS May 29. 0 Replies

I would like to start a surrealist group. How would I go about this?Continue

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