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Mail of Lorella Castagnini from Genova (Italy)

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 23, 2019 at 9:59pm 0 Comments

Mail of Lorella Castagnini from Genova (Italy). Landscape of Genoa made in the technique of applications.

Thanks to Lorella for this mail-art!

I received mail art of Walter Pennacchi

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 23, 2019 at 11:31am 0 Comments

I received mail art of Walter Pennacchi from Italy.

Thanks to Walter!…

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IMAGINE PEACE of Shozo Add/Pass from Moreno

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2019 at 8:53am 3 Comments

Moreno in Italy loves to send huge, thick packets of Add/Passes!

ORANGE! "IMAGINE PEACE"

And many of these are CLASSIC Shozo heads:…

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Sticker Dude in the mail

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 23, 2019 at 8:40am 1 Comment

...with words of wisdom always,

especially on his Add/Pass page:

"Art washes away from the soul,

the dust of everyday life"...…

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Asemic Readymades by Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 23, 2019 at 4:17am 5 Comments

Readymade asemic poetry by IUOMA member Richard Canard…
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From: Toni Hanner (0023-0219)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on May 23, 2019 at 3:49am 0 Comments

February 2019: An envelope filled with add & pass stuff came from Toni Hanner. 

Envelope with various postage stamps, and an add & pass from Boozy Barb, with adds by Toni Hanner.

One add & pass came in…

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From Guess WHo?

Posted by Jan Hodgman on May 22, 2019 at 8:22pm 1 Comment

5089 Manifesto

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on May 22, 2019 at 6:26pm 0 Comments

We are the unpaid laborers of peace.

Smile. Gut the body of social discord;
spread the vibrant colors of friendship.

Breathe out the calm breeze of understanding.

Place a white flag in the earth.

Smile.

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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to "Errors, Fakes and Oddities" exhibition

After a 3-month odyssey, the very professional US postal system sent back my ("Totally wrong address") contribution to Chuck Welch's (aka The Crackerjack Kid) "Errors, Fakes and Oddities" exhibition!
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CLUB COLLAGE

Are you addicted?Do you have a problem?Here at the collage club we can help you.A problem shared is a problem halved .A virtual COLLAGIST ANONYMOUS. This is the place to post all your collagescollaborations & cut n paste madness ...Who is your…See More
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Asemic Readymades by Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)
"Thanks Nancy, Judith, Jayne, Carmela. I haven't seen Litter Richard lately. I hope he didn't eat some of his own mail art."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
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Nancy Bell Scott commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Asemic Readymades by Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)
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Mark Rossmiller commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"But to humor everyone in the asemic network, I'll go along with the less than random information flow."
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Mark Rossmiller commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"And on a different note, I'm going to make the assertion that the only pure asemic writing is really made in the form of truly random information; the stuff you see here and on Facebook or asemic websites is not free of "semantic…"
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“Beatitudes”Language is powerful;A message of peace.Hand-carved rubber stamps by Mark Rossmiller.Mark Rossmiller4220 87th StreetUrbandale, IA 50322United States+1 (515) 381-8351mark@sowpeace.us…
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jade H 17 hours ago. 518 Replies

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

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Shozo Shimamoto - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Museum                                                          …Continue

Tags: Ryosuke, Cohen, Cavellini, Achille, Shimamoto

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 4. 7 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

Glue recipe

Started by The Artful Writer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Linda Rogers Apr 16. 5 Replies

I know there has been discussions about glues and thought this recipe I got from professional decoupage artists might be useful to someone. It's been very humid in my parts and not much else has worked for me. Mix equal parts of Clag (kid's paste…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Apr 14. 42 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

Mailart offsite exhibitions

Started by Tore Kai Z. in Mail-Art Projects Apr 4. 0 Replies

Hi everyone (:: I'm Tore from Shanghai, currently working & studying between Europe and Australia.  I host a curatorial platform,Underground Flower, which explores new…Continue

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Mar 23. 46 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

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