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Every day is Banana Day from TicTac

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 26, 2018 at 9:51am 0 Comments

Package, all mellow yellow awaited me on my return home...

with banana artistamps!

TicTac sent a fun Banana…

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Ma Pop from Hamburg

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 26, 2018 at 9:44am 1 Comment

Erni of Off-Scene Akademei Hamburg sent Kurt a-whistlin,

with Mary Pop Ins and her umbrella,…

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HEART from Art Tower

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 26, 2018 at 9:40am 0 Comments

Always a joy to see ArtTower in the mail!

'Love the Heart Guy,

and nice collage card and selvages on the flip…

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Received from Lorella Castagnini - Italy

Posted by arttower on April 26, 2018 at 9:19am 1 Comment

Thank you Lorella

Received from Heide Monster - USA

Posted by arttower on April 26, 2018 at 9:18am 0 Comments

Thank you Heide

Umbrella from Alicia Starr

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 25, 2018 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Oh, yes, we need umbrellas!

virtually ...and really

Punched holism..."rain" on this card, and beautifully…

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CIRCLES from Mercedes

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 25, 2018 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

See? Good to see Mercedes in the mail,

Lovely card with punched circles and brilliant color!

Thank you,…

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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 over 4700 members....

 

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Ptrzia (TICTAC) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
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"He receibido tu arte correo. Me encanta. Hoy te envio el mio. Espero que te guste. Sabela  Baña"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Fun Banana artistamps from TicTac, too:"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"Happy Banana Hair Day? Fun gift from TicTac! Danke, Danke!"
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"and Erni's philosophy of mail art:"
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"fabric art!"
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"Brain Cell #1013 my stamp was stamped over? but the Minions from Heleen survived on top :-)"
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The Post Industrial War (mailart call) at Germany

April 25, 2018 at 6pm to May 31, 2018 at 7pm
Mailart call with new May 31 (2018) deadline: This is an Oldschool Mail Art invitation from Stefan Brandstifter about/against the plagues of 21 century like Censorship, Dictatorhip, Digitalisation, Fascism, Gentrification, Globalisation,…See More
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LIGMA posted photos
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RAK's (Random acts of Kindness)

I noticed there was no group for this, and I thought that there should be because it is nice to wake up to an envelope of goodies without knowing it was coming. You can also post wishes on this page - things you would like to receive to give people…See More
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Lisa Fraker left a comment for David Mott
"Hello fellow GA mail artist! Would you like to exchange mail art?"
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MARCELLO DIOTALLEVI / IN FORMA DI VIAGGIO, FRANCOBOLLI E LETTERE DA CITERA.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 12. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY MARCELLO   …Continue

Tags: Ophen, Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Virtual

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Criptalia Apr 2. 501 Replies

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

Call for Artistamps for Corrigan's Erratic Manifest #4

Started by Bob Corrigan in Mail-Art Projects Mar 27. 0 Replies

Dear IUOMA friends,The next issue of whatever this thing I do is will feature an interview with Sally Wassink (http://www.sallyw.com), and each copy will include one of her artistamps for the readers to enjoy and…Continue

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Deb Wilson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 14. 13 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

Tags: holiday, exchange, valentines

Convocatória Mail Art: II salãoARTEcorreios. Visconde de Mauá ROTA POSTAL

Started by Maurício Rosa in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Convocatória II salãoARTEcorreios - Visconde de Mauá ROTA…Continue

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Chorianopoulou Maria Jan 27. 23 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

Valentine's Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by carl baker Jan 26. 2 Replies

It's that time of year again, I've got a nice stack of valentine's to mail out in a week or so and I'm sure plenty of you have the same thing in mind- so if you want to receive valentine's post here! If you're looking for people to send a little…Continue

Roma, Maestri Internazionali del Libro d'Arte in una grande rassegna evento.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Chiarlone Jan 22. 2 Replies

  POGA POGA (Una metropoli che balla).…Continue

Tags: MAGGI, RYOSUKE, RUGGERO, ROMA, POGA

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