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Coco Muchmore's Mini-Installation- I LOVE IT!

Posted by Bonniediva on May 21, 2022 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

I can't say enough about how much I love this mini OCTOPUS installation sent to me by Coco. I love a theme!

Spring watercolor and BLUE from Heide Monster

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2022 at 10:27am 0 Comments

Lovely watercolor card arrived on May 12th,

and beautiful BLUE card arrived 18 May, 2022!…

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A BLUE BonZine in the mail

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2022 at 10:26am 0 Comments

BonnieDiva sent a fun zine,

Believe it or not :-)

...and there is a tiny "boekie": a one-page-fold-zine, too:…

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Postcard From Moscow

Posted by Oscar Yeats on May 20, 2022 at 7:41pm 2 Comments

Good luck in the mail this month with a postcard arriving from Ilya

The left-hand-edition is going out tomorrow

Posted by CUTandTEAR on May 20, 2022 at 5:23pm 7 Comments

It is quite amazing, what is possible without my right hand. :-D 

Do not judge too harschly please...

PEACE from Mim

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 20, 2022 at 10:40am 0 Comments

And many more mail art goodies from Mim:

'Love the punched circles, they are fab mail art omens :-)

and all in a lovely handmade envelope, too:…

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PEACE from Ed Giecek

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 20, 2022 at 10:38am 0 Comments

It is a large Add/Pass boekie that arrived via Brooklyn, NY,

The Sticker Dude sent it on to Greece, and while I no longer

do Add/Pass...this is an exception.

I luv Ed's block…

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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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CUTandTEAR commented on CUTandTEAR's blog post The left-hand-edition is going out tomorrow
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on CUTandTEAR's blog post The left-hand-edition is going out tomorrow
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Mim Golub Scalin commented on Ficus strangulensis's group Mailart concerning Ukraine
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Artist Image x change

Started by ArtbyJac in Mail-Art Projects yesterday. 0 Replies

#2 headed out Monday! Thanks everyone! Continue

Minimalism show in France

Started by Daniel C. Boyer in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

Does anyone know exactly where and when the "Minimalism" show for which there was a 2018 call in France took place?Continue

Ray Johnson Project, Relazioni marginali sostenibili”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 10. 0 Replies

Shozo Shimamoto, Japan"Ray Johnson Project, Sustainable Marginal Relations"The Bongiani Art Museum Collection is pleased to…Continue

Ruggero Maggi, “Ray Johnson Project, Relazioni marginali sostenibili”, 1987

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 10. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART  GALLERY“Ray Johnson Project, Relazioni marginali sostenibili” Opera di Ray Johnson e di Ruggero…Continue

Poetry for Ukraine

Started by Daniel de Culla in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin May 5. 2 Replies

To read and buy:Continue

trade

Started by carl baker in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Maxima Strange May 5. 3 Replies

i am doing a series of black/white zines,10pages, original work anyone interested to exchange,message here or at my home page, cb.Continue

Sandro Bongiani Arte Contemporanea / Great solo exhibition of Ray Johnson (1927-1995).

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Fluxus and Mail-Art Apr 29. 0 Replies

Great solo exhibition of Ray Johnson (1927-1995).SANDRO BONGIANI CONTEMPORARY ARTSandro Bongiani Contemporary Art is…Continue

Tags: Arte, Contemporanea, Bongiani, Sandro, Johnson

Pigeon Post

Started by Christopher Challen in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Apr 28. 2 Replies

Percy the pigeon has returned to our garden once again. Observing Percy gives me great pleasure and has prompted me to think about the numerous other species trying to survive out there.If humans are fashioned in the image of god then other species…Continue

The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Michelangelo Mayo Apr 5. 3 Replies

I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue

The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Apr 1. 60 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

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