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Posted by Thomas Brown on June 19, 2021 at 7:18pm 0 Comments

From the State of illusion: richard canard

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 19, 2021 at 12:29pm 1 Comment

A postcard of a Frank lloyd Wright's "UFO",

It is the Greek Orthodox Church in Wisconsin, (been there, seen that).

And it is a postcard I recently sent to Val in Sigean, France, for his "Boring…

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Crackerjack Kid sends a postcard

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 19, 2021 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

And USPS is working hard these days, finally...

sent June 2 and arrived June 18,(not delayed like mail art from Tennessee ;-)

that is "fast" ,relatively speaking,

we are back to normal…

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Not so fast, Picasso?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 19, 2021 at 12:26pm 0 Comments

Oh, my, this is postmarked February 17, arrived June 18!

From Picasso Gaglione in Tennessee,

USPS must have tossed it in Covid storage/quarantine for a few months?

Enclosed is a super…

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had some fun painting some envelopes before sending them out.. DSCN2706.JPGDSCN2709.JPG

Posted by dustincecil on June 19, 2021 at 11:47am 0 Comments

had some fun painting some envelopes before sending them out..

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Peggy Huff the splendor of revelation.

Posted by Luís Filipe Gomes on June 19, 2021 at 6:46am 0 Comments

Thank you Peggy and also for the postcards.…

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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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Fleur Helsingor commented on Fleur Helsingor's group Seasonal Mail Art
"In Friday's mail: more mail from Katerina, with two greeting cards in the envelope. Thanks again! I always love handmade Valentines ... on any day of the year!"
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The Mail Art Experiment

I just unearthed a stack of fantastic pages of handwritten experiments.  Inspired by my love of ledger art and the many talented artist who participated in the Philpott Lake Project (…See More
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William M commented on William M's blog post Incoming: Braincell 1117 and Maozifan
"i'm glad you finally got one after so long katerina! i'm always happy to find a braincell in the mail."
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"HOW TO MAKE A BORING POSTCARD A BIT MORE INTERESTING, PART 1 Here is a Boring Postcard of a sort of barn (a grange) at a monastery in Rochefort, France: Not a lot is happening there, but if you turn it on it's side it looks a bit more…"
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"finally one of your braincells arrived!"
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Mailart 365

A group for anyone embarking on a mailart 365 - Can you make a piece of mailart every day for a year?See More
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Mail-Art Cafe

The Place where there is no specific theme. A real social group for you......See More
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Raphael Nadolny commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group MANHOLE COVER LOVERS
"Two examples form Warsaw, one big and one mysterious extra small."
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Title for boring postcard: "This is NOT Greece"  THIS: is Greece (obviously :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"am i real????"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"HOT Hot Hot and hazy in Hamburg:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
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Deanna Joy Hallmark replied to Talking Bird's discussion What do [men and] women want? in the group Mail-Art Cafe
"Some men have the silly notion that what we women want is a good man. The truth is that we want to be able to eat anything we want and still not get fat!"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"FRENCH HUNTERS (methinks they should be shot) HIDING IN A BIRD HIDE The guy at the top seems to be peering out of a tank whoch, seems, even by French hunting 'standards', to be an unfair piece of armanent to shoot birds. These hunters,…"
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VOCES: En Medio de la Pandemia

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Luís Filipe Gomes Jun 9. 2 Replies

10 PAISES YA ESTAN PARTICIPANDO EN "VOCES EN MEDIO DE LA PANDEMIA"Nos place informar que ya hemos recibido la participación de artistas provenientes de 10 países entre estos están: Alemania, Bélgica, Canadá, Estados Unidos, México, Austria, Francia,…Continue

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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin May 30. 27 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

Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carien van Hest May 29. 12 Replies

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

CONVOCATORIA: VOCES En Medio de la Pandemia

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Projects May 26. 0 Replies

SE SIGUEN SUMANDO NACIONES EN "VOCES: EN MEDIO DE LA PANDEMIA"... HOY YA 15 PAÍSES DICEN PRESENTES... ARTISTA SE PARTE DE ESTE HISTÓRICO EVENTO.Se siguen sumando diferentes nacionalidades. Deseamos dar las gracias a cada uno de los artistas que ya…Continue

RUGGERO MAGGI / L'AMAZZONIA DEVE VIVERE | MUSEO DIOTTI Casalmaggiore (CR) - Italy

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 24. 0 Replies

RUGGERO  MAGGI /  L'AMAZZONIA DEVE VIVERE | MUSEO DIOTTI Casalmaggiore (CR) RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE DI ARTE POSTALE A CURA DI RUGGERO MAGGIPer ricordare i 40 anni dalla fondazione nel 1979 dell'Archivio AMAZON Archive of artistic works and projects…Continue

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Mail Exchange

Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Richard BAUDET May 17. 3 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?

but will I ever hear my mail art?

Started by JCW Maine in Mail-Art Discussions May 8. 0 Replies

Hello any/every/one, I'm a tryin' to cross on over here. Wish me well. We set up our first table today to work on things. I just need my first idea. One of our cats loves it and is walking around all the beds and crayons and tags and who knows what…Continue

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