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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 1 Comment

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!   

Postcard Received

Posted by Molly The Fishmonger on April 15, 2021 at 9:08pm 4 Comments

Received a postcard from Thomas Brown yesterday. Thanks!

my past few days recieved mail-art

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on April 15, 2021 at 8:15pm 2 Comments

A postcard celebrating april fools day from Cascadia Artpost

A postcard from Dustin Cecil celebrating banana day with his art based from my photo on the artistamps by Catherine Mehrl Bennet

and todays postal…

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My collage came to Vlada

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on April 15, 2021 at 7:12pm 0 Comments

My collage came to Vlada Lapteva in the city of Yekaterinburg (Russia).

From California: from San Fran, Mike Dyar art

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 15, 2021 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

Somewhere, somehow ning deleted all? So we blog again :-)

Well here is a large fold-out from Mike, starts as A4, fab paint!…

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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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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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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Ruud Janssen's group ArtiStamps Creators
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ArtiStamps Creators

A Group for all that love and make artistamps. Stories, concepts, special issues, All there is to knowSee More
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Melanie Reed's group Surrealist Society
"My poetry has been called surrealist. I don't have access to the PDFs anymore since I got locked out of my old Google account, but I sent digital copies to several people via postcards with affixed microSD cards, and some of it is available on…"
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I was turned on to Dali and Max Ernst in my 20s and that was it for me. Ever since, I’ve been a committed Surrealism fan and…See More
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Mick Boyle's group Fluxus
"I like designing rubber stamps in this style but I'm not really a huge fanatic of Fluxus. Or Luxus. Or Uxus or whatever. I do agree with some of the principles however, namely that I like a movement that makes art accessible to the general…"
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Fluxus

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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Tammy Riggins's group Informal Art Exchange
"I'm open to exchange with anyone. My drawings suck so be warned in advance. I'm in school for infosec and graphic design so if you want me to try to design you a rubber stamp or a flyer just ask. I work on donations or for free as long as…"
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Informal Art Exchange

No calls, no deadlines, no themes, just a place to share your art in an informal way. By joining this group you indicate you are willing to exchange art by mail with the other members. The only expectation is to use common courtesy. Let's have fun!See More
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"I've created so many half-finished projects that I am hesitant to post any but my fiancée can only draw horses so I started a call for horse art. I like it because it's a simple call and not mentally taxing, and horses are huge in…"
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This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.Please only comments about mail-art projects or announcements. Other comments…See More
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"I used to make mass copies of add & pass sheets when I still had my printer. I don't really feel like printing stuff anymore but I'd be more than happy to participate. My drawing skills are elementary at best. I don't know if that…"
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ADD & PASS

This group is for members to connect with other members who are willing to send and receive Add & Pass mailart. It is not project specific, but rather simply for finding individuals who are willing to receive and forward miscellaneous items.…See More
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PoRKeNiGMa commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Cafe
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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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