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stack collage, made from incoming mail

Posted by Thomas Brown on October 6, 2022 at 3:47pm 3 Comments

a stack collage, made from incoming mail art

these are not glued together, so scanning was a little tricky!

Stamps!

Posted by Ida Wikne on October 6, 2022 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

So many of the letters and cards I have received have had so many beautiful stamps on them! So I decided to order some beautiful stamps and today they finally arrived^_^ 

Artist in Seine 221004

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on October 6, 2022 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

Jessica Hoofnagle 221004

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on October 6, 2022 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

Ukranian Collaboration

Posted by Carien van Hest on October 6, 2022 at 9:08am 1 Comment

From Lubomyr Tymkiv and ArtistinSeine aka DEAN came this strong message:

Thank you both!

i received Mail Art from Mike Dyar

Posted by Zack on October 5, 2022 at 10:56pm 0 Comments

lovely trippy MAXI triptych.

baby doll included for scale.

or, to look at it another way --

thank you…

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Cascadia Artpost 221004

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on October 5, 2022 at 10:54pm 0 Comments

Domenico Severino 221004

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Sabrina Schmider 221004

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on October 5, 2022 at 10:51pm 0 Comments

Received from Mark Johnson

Posted by Maxima Strange on October 5, 2022 at 7:16pm 0 Comments

I have received a third sub for Miss Maxima’s Big Book of Samhain from Mark Johnson. Thanks so, Mark! The deadline is October 12. …

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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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Carien van Hest commented on Thomas Brown's blog post stack collage, made from incoming mail
"Lots of stories in this book!"
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Thomas Brown commented on Thomas Brown's blog post stack collage, made from incoming mail
"i guess I could have needled them together"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Thomas Brown's blog post stack collage, made from incoming mail
"Hey! Hey! A hay stack!"
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Valentine Mark Herman commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"'LA SAUTEUSE' ('The Jumper') BY SYLVIE BLOCHER This work can be seen at the Musée des Arts Contemporains au Grand-Hornu in Belgium. Sylvie has nearly finished her training with the 4th Division of the  Belgian Air…"
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stack collage, made from incoming mail

a stack collage, made from incoming mail artthese are not glued together, so scanning was a little tricky!See More
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"MOST BATHROOMS ARE GREEN,  BUT VIVIANE JOAKIM'S IS GREEN"
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Stamps!

So many of the letters and cards I have received have had so many beautiful stamps on them! So I decided to order some beautiful stamps and today they finally arrived^_^…See More
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Jean-Philippe Gilliot commented on Jean-Philippe Gilliot's blog post Paper Art from Debra Mulnick
"Yes Sabrina, Very cool to experiment like that"
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Jean-Philippe Gilliot commented on Jean-Philippe Gilliot's blog post Flood Mail art Project from Broc
"Hi Katerina, Maybe I add a "glue problem" in the enveloppe"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Ukranian Collaboration
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group minimal/conceptual
"Altro libro oggetto con all'interno appunti occultati: Terra e sabbia di taccuino "
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Ukranian Collaboration

From Lubomyr Tymkiv and ArtistinSeine aka DEAN came this strong message:Thank you both!See More
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"Grey sky, Autumn in Hamburg"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Jean-Philippe Gilliot's blog post Flood Mail art Project from Broc
"arrived in Greece, too, ...but inside got torn flat."
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Looking for mail friends

Started by Melissa Hanlon in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gabija on Saturday. 4 Replies

Hi! I’m wanting to get back into more fun mail. Looking to exchange mail art and letters and goodies! Let’s be friends and exchange! Let me know if interested Continue

Italy, Ray Johnson & Coco Gordon in "Collaborazioni collaborative

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions on Friday. 0 Replies

 BONGIANI ARTE CONTEMPORANEARay Johnson & Coco Gordon in "Collaborazioni collaborative"Presentazione a cura di Sandro Bongiani  con la collaborazione di Coco Gordon…Continue

Tags: Arte, Contemporanea, Bongiani, Sandro, Johnson

Sandro Bongiani Contemporary Art, RAY JOHNSON / SUSTAINABLE MARGINAL RELATIONS TWO

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Marcia Rosenberger Sep 20. 1 Reply

Comunicato stampa Sandro Bongiani Arte ContemporaneaRAY JOHNSON / RELAZIONI MARGINALI SOSTENIBILI DUEOGGI HO SPEDITO UNA BANANA A RAY JOHNSON PER 59. BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DI VENEZIA 2022.Una Mostra Collettiva Internazionale condivisa in due…Continue

Tags: Arte, Contemporanea, Bongiani, Sandro, Johnson

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Marcia Rosenberger Sep 19. 553 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pam Chatfield Aug 15. 50 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Aug 5. 62 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

Literature about mail, post, postman, etc.

Started by Szabó Zelmira in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Jul 24. 4 Replies

This book came to me, with the content written on stamps (Shaun Tan: Takes from Outer Suburbia).Do you know (illustrated) (children) books about: mailpostpostmanstampsetc.?No matter the language is.Thank you!…Continue

Artist Image x change

Started by ArtbyJac in Mail-Art Projects May 19. 0 Replies

#2 headed out Monday! Thanks everyone! Continue

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