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Posted by Laura Hughes on May 7, 2021 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

Wonderful, small art and a very inspiring envelope with hidden writing underneath the paint. Thank you, awyn!

Mail art recieved from Richard Baudet

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on May 7, 2021 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

I love the art of calligraphy

From Texas: Jeff Bagato sends pony PINK

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2021 at 10:16am 0 Comments

Mail art arrived from Texas last week,

something inside was PINK, too!…

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From Texas: Josh Ronsen sends mellow yellow

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2021 at 10:15am 0 Comments

A Josh special mini boekie.....

reuse, remake, recycle...save the planet?…

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From Arizona: perhaps Add/Pass

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 7, 2021 at 10:14am 1 Comment

Guido Bondioli sent out Add/Pass, or just A4 art pages?

perhaps not knowing that I no longer want any Add/Pass?

Ok, let's add and send out to the Network,

and maybe keep a few large A4…

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From: Ilya Semenenko-Basin

Posted by Laura Hughes on May 6, 2021 at 5:19pm 2 Comments

The power of art...this piece has encouraged me to find out more about Russian history. I particularly like the combination of blue and orange and isn't a foreign language of symbols intriguing? 

April Fools in May?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 6, 2021 at 10:37am 0 Comments

This is no Joker...

or is it ? :-) 'came with other goodies from Rod Summers.…

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A Dot, a Line and more from SHMUEL

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 6, 2021 at 10:36am 0 Comments

More accordion art from Shmuel, here is the DOT!

and this , too.

There was a super PINK boekie enclosed:…

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My latest ATC creations

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on May 5, 2021 at 7:20pm 5 Comments

I recently set myself a fun challenge to make an alphabetical set of ATCs. So here they all are......…

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Incoming mail art from France

Posted by Carien van Hest on May 5, 2021 at 12:46pm 0 Comments

Merci bien, Zack!

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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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Margaret J yesterday. 19 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

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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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