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Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on February 4, 2023 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

From Germany and Austria

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 4, 2023 at 1:33pm 0 Comments

TicTac sent amazing artistamps for PEACE!

and a lovely green card, too, plus "selvages":…

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i received Mail Art from S. Ky

Posted by Zack on February 4, 2023 at 1:02pm 0 Comments

a postcard from/of MoMA (NY), circa 2004

check out these stamps - Christopher Plummer! who knew?

and now i've learned that Eleanor Collins is the Canadian First Lady of Jazz; cool! just…

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i received Mail Art from Mark Johnson

Posted by Zack on February 4, 2023 at 12:52pm 0 Comments

i really like these numbered-edition collectors' items (including a'Green Pig Head').

i also like the self-contained 'quick sculpture' explication (on the back of the silver Coke bottle) - art that refers to its own origin story always scores high marks in my book. 

so, high marks,…

Selections from Circulaire 132 NO. 345

Posted by William M on February 4, 2023 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

Selections from an issue of Circulaire 123 assembling zine which arrived this week. …



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Incoming from Juan PETRY (Spain)

Posted by Hélène LAGACHE on February 4, 2023 at 11:24am 0 Comments

A letter from Casa del Dragon.

Thanks for the stamps.

Incoming from Marcia Rosenberger

Posted by Hélène LAGACHE on February 4, 2023 at 11:15am 0 Comments

In a blue envelope (I love blue!) all the delicacy of Marcia.

Incoming from Karen Champlin (USA)

Posted by Hélène LAGACHE on February 4, 2023 at 11:10am 2 Comments

Karen and I had already exchanged mails-art in the years 2010. I am very happy to find her.

Incoming from William Mellott(Taiwan)

Posted by Hélène LAGACHE on February 4, 2023 at 11:04am 2 Comments

Two envelopes from William in a few days.

I'm lucky!…

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Incoming from Dr ZACK (France)

Posted by Hélène LAGACHE on February 4, 2023 at 10:59am 0 Comments

Thanks for the stamps!

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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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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Hélène LAGACHE's blog post Incoming from Karen Champlin (USA)
"I’m so happy that Karen is back in action. I too received lovely mail from her. Let’s fill her mail box with joy!"
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Margreet Beemsterboer replied to Margaret Jeddry's discussion Is mail art dying out?
"Add and pass in my humble opinion should go round and hopefully come back some time in the future... so I can see how/what inspired other mailartists to do what they did... Exiting! I like that idea..."
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"as I just wrote to Katerina: Interesting, your use of ?empty postage stamps"-squares! I will perhaps "copy" this way of using these "things" that I often keep, but don't know what to do with them ;) So: thanks you for…"
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Willemien Visser commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
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Willemien Visser commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"...and perhaps we need an ATC Rebels subgroup dedicated to reuse of stamps! with three candidates hereunder ;)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Zack's blog post i received Mail Art from MomKat
"Glad to see this arrive, Zack, but the envelope is a recycled page from a magazine, and it looks like the postal machine "ate" a corner of the EAT ART eggs? ha! Thanks for blogging it."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Hélène LAGACHE's blog post Incoming from Cascadia Artpost (USA)
"Meow, hope Bud comes by this way soon, too, MomKat's kid loooves CatMail :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Hélène LAGACHE's blog post Incoming from William Mellott(Taiwan)
"Yay! Mail Art from Taiwan coming to Europe, back to "normal"!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Hélène LAGACHE's blog post Incoming from Karen Champlin (USA)
"So good to see Karen in the mail once again. Her collage card is stunning!"
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From Germany and Austria

TicTac sent amazing artistamps for PEACE!…See More
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"more BLUE in Hamburg :-)"
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"Hi Greg, Thanks very much the cool art works, I've mailed you something.  Take care "
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Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret Jeddry in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Margreet Beemsterboer 1 hour ago. 21 Replies

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

Incoming mail art from the States of America

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects on Wednesday. 0 Replies

From Steven Kennedy:tyContinue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on Tuesday. 18 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Help needed about uploading photo images

Started by Kiki in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Kiki on Monday. 7 Replies

Hello,I need help regarding uploading images properly. As you see in my avatar photo and other photo images in my profile, they do not show properly, like upside-down and such. I am on another site like Postcrossing and my photo images show properly…Continue

Portuguesse

Started by Tri Maliny in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 25. 1 Reply

Bom dia, falas portugues?Hello, I'd like to praktice more my portuguesse. I am beginner and I'd like to improove in it. I can offer czech or english in exchange. If you want to write artsy letters with me, send me your adress via email:)…Continue

The rules of Mail Art

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 25. 15 Replies

Dear friends,I would like to ask you about the rules and canons of Mail Art as they developed throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. Which of the rules and canons are binding? Which ones cannot be neglected?  A Mail Art artist has published…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 25. 554 Replies

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

Looking for mail friends

Started by Melissa Hanlon in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 25. 13 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

Mail art coincidences:

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 25. 5 Replies

Some days you think: I'm going to send mail art to so-and-so (from whom you sometimes haven't heard anything for a while) and then you get mail from the person in question exactly around that day! Recognizable?Continue

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 25. 51 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

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