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Size matters

Posted by Predrag Petrovic on May 13, 2021 at 5:42pm 0 Comments

To all interested: please don't send me pieces smaller than 11 x 16 cm.

Anything less than that is not recommended,

since small pieces of mail are easier to miss in International Postal system.

Thank you.

Cor Reijn 210430

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on May 12, 2021 at 10:52pm 0 Comments

Meow ...fishy Cat Mail from Spain

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 12, 2021 at 12:35pm 1 Comment

Sabela sends something FISHy,

and also this happy Cat Mail card!…

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BLOG JAM: 12 May 2021 mail art delivery

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 12, 2021 at 12:29pm 0 Comments

It doesn't come daily, but when it comes...

it is such a nice stack of goodies!

Thanks to all who sent,

some Banana Mail Art arrived:…

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Received from Luis-Filipe Gomes (Odivelos, PORTUGAL)

Posted by awyn on May 11, 2021 at 4:01pm 0 Comments

Um milhão de agradecimentos, Luís-Filipe, pela sua bela pintura de aguarela!…

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Received from Pascal Coupechoux (Chablis, FRANCE)

Posted by awyn on May 11, 2021 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Merci Pascal C’est simplement superbe. (Les couleurs sont tellement plus vibrantes dans l'original!)

Received another mail art from Richard Baudet (Marseille, France)

Posted by awyn on May 11, 2021 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Merci encore, Richard!

David Bowie Garden

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 11, 2021 at 8:34am 0 Comments

Patricia Landon, in Florida, sent this "garden" postcard.

Mail Art "squares", of course! and PINK!…

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info IUOMA

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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Daniel de Culla left a comment for Elyena Rollins
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Piotr Jakub Borowicz is now a member of International Union of Mail-Artists
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RUTH GILES commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Thanks, Fleur. I haven't received a deco for about a year. I think perhaps postal prices are discouraging transatlantic book exchanges nowadays."
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CIRCLES

Call them circles, call them dots, use a hole punch, use a template, draw them, scribble them, paint them, collage them. This is all about circles and how we make use of them.See More
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twilight travels. 11.2020.

"It's great that it arrived, Mel Anie, since one never knows for sure these days, and thank you for letting me know. I'm very glad you're pleased, and whenever a mail art arrives from you again will be a fine day here too. "
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Mikel Untzilla commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group CIRCLES
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Daniel de Culla commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Field Study (ReSite) with Daniel de Culla"
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Daniel de Culla commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Hello & Blesed Be¡"
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Ilya Semenenko-Basin posted a photo
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Mikel Untzilla commented on Mim Golub Scalin's group Just for SQUARES!
"Serse Luigetti 210429-1"
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Mikel Untzilla commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"Cor Reijn 210430-2"
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Mikel Untzilla commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
"Sabela Baña 210506"
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Mikel Untzilla left a comment for Lucia Spagnuolo
"Grazie Lucia Spagnuolo"
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Mikel Untzilla posted photos
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JCW Maine updated their profile
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JCW Maine replied to Bill Newbold's discussion Personal shorthand jazz writings with words. in the group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"I wonder if asemic writing or asemic musical manuscript is not exactly a meaningful short-hand but maybe sort of a mysteriouso hand? :)"
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Jeanette Geissler commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Asemic Experiments - Variation 1"
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"Asemic Experiments - Variation 2"
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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin yesterday. 23 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

but will I ever hear my mail art?

Started by JCW Maine in Mail-Art Discussions on Saturday. 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

Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Amanda Becerra May 8. 3 Replies

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

Tags: Call, Art, Mail

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

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