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Ennio Morricone

Posted by Michelangelo Mayo on April 16, 2021 at 10:09am 2 Comments

Morricone forever

Exhibition : Civico 23 No Profit Art Space – Salerno - Italia

My entry for a tribute mail art call, I love doing tribute artistamps specially those of famous people from cinematic genre. "The…

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From California: Horses Horses!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 16, 2021 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Horseman (Alan Grover Daniel) sends his fantastic horses!

and this fine sketch of a "gentleman horse", too.

Several mail art goodies in an inside packet:…

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Incoming mail art from Canada

Posted by Carien van Hest on April 16, 2021 at 9:17am 0 Comments

A full package of presents, from little paintings to stunning envelopes and a poem on top. Thank you, Awyn!

Incoming from Fleur and Zack

Posted by Thomas Brown on April 16, 2021 at 6:06am 1 Comment

Zack in France …

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Zine for trade

Posted by ArtbyJac on April 16, 2021 at 3:57am 0 Comments

Zine from Dustin Cecil

Posted by ArtbyJac on April 16, 2021 at 3:56am 0 Comments

In Loving Memory

Posted by PoRKeNiGMa on April 16, 2021 at 12:27am 2 Comments

Gabriel Nathanael Rossmiller (August 7, 2006 - November 13, 2010) as painted by Guido Vermeulen of IUOMA fame.

My time and credibility for condolences has long since passed, but my drive to bury him within the depths of my psyche remains unchanged.

If art cannot be therapy enough, what…

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Sabela Baña 210413

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on April 15, 2021 at 10:54pm 0 Comments

mail art from sharon hall shipp - thank you!

Posted by marlies wilding on April 15, 2021 at 9:55pm 0 Comments

great mixed media "bruges" art and envelope!   

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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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Michelangelo Mayo commented on Michelangelo Mayo's blog post Ennio Morricone
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Michelangelo Mayo's blog post Ennio Morricone
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Heleen de Vaan commented on PoRKeNiGMa's blog post In Loving Memory
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"I think both digital and analogue ways of making art are two different, unique and great branches of the big tree: creating art. Speaking for myself, I - similar to you, Mail Art Martha - prefer taking a pen, pencil, brush in my one hand and feel…"
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Incoming mail art from Canada

A full package of presents, from little paintings to stunning envelopes and a poem on top. Thank you, Awyn!See More
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Although it does open the door to an interesting conversation: what types of art translate most poorly to the digital realm."
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"My mistake, I should have stated I am a digital collage artist."
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Thomas Brown's blog post Incoming from Fleur and Zack
"I remember exchanging with Fleur when she started using only non-writing for her art to be inclusive of those who do not speak English. She is one of the many bridges I have burned throughout my mail art career."
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Mel Anie commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Martha, you need to put it in the one-size-fits-all aisle.* (*and don't forget all the exclusions)."
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for PoRKeNiGMa
"Wellcome PoRKeNiGMa. I also use digital means to make art among many others but it does not exclude drawing as your comment in the Orange Group seem to imply. I frequently draw on my tablet with the stylus that comes with it. In fact when I bought…"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Thank you Heleen and on a subject very dear to me, I firmly believe that Digital Art does not exclude drawing, as the previous comment implies."
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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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