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Mary mail

Posted by Thomas Brown on October 23, 2021 at 11:52pm 3 Comments

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Jon Foster's amazing envelope of good stuff!

Posted by M.L. Stephens on October 23, 2021 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

Got these creative and amazing things in a package today; thanks so much!!…

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Incoming mail art from the U.K.

Posted by Carien van Hest on October 23, 2021 at 4:29pm 0 Comments

This time a nice collaboration with MailArtMartha. I sent her three cards and together we let our imagination run wild and added drawings to it. Thank you so much, Martha! …
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Incoming mail art from Olympia, U.S.A.

Posted by Carien van Hest on October 23, 2021 at 2:18pm 1 Comment

I am so thankful being part of the unique stamp collections of CascadiaArtPost. Thank you so much!

Incoming mail art from the States

Posted by Carien van Hest on October 23, 2021 at 1:35pm 2 Comments

Beautiful mail art from Nancy Bell Scott!

Mail art from Germany

Posted by Carien van Hest on October 23, 2021 at 9:33am 0 Comments

Thank you, Ptrzia (TicTac)!

From Spain: Sabela sends cats 'n dogs

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 23, 2021 at 9:06am 1 Comment

It is coming close to Halloween, 31 October...

 these fun cats and dogs made me smile,

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Mike O

Posted by Thomas Brown on October 23, 2021 at 3:00am 1 Comment



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To Mim Golub Scalin

Posted by Luís Filipe Gomes on October 23, 2021 at 1:02am 2 Comments

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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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Only Originals

A group dedicated to those who are willing to make and share only original mail art. So, in this case, no copies!See More
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Thomas Brown commented on Thomas Brown's blog post Mary mail
"He's always having problems with accounts on social media. He either changes his mind a lot or gets reported by his political enemies whenever he creates an account. "
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Nancy Bell Scott commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Asemic coffee -- this is great, Carien, whether you noticed it or created it or both."
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Cheryl Roeske posted a photo

Cool Pumpkin

I received mail from Bonniediva. Absolutely LOVE the pumpkin and the interesting zine. Thank you!
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Nancy Bell Scott commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post From France: the Artist in Seine sends Champagne!
"The effects of dear Dean and of champagne have a lot in common, in my book ---  "
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Nancy Bell Scott left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"Your three-fish-scrap piece arrived today (very clever number, xxx, and welcome summer reminder too, xxx) -- it was hand-stamped August 27, believe it or not -- and now the U.S. postal system is predicting itself to become slower. We'll never…"
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Carien van Hest commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Asemic coffee"
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Carien van Hest commented on Carien van Hest's group Only Originals
"And so wonderfully presented, too, Rome."
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Carien van Hest commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Incoming mail art from the States
"Indeed Katerina, and also very characteristic."
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M.L. Stephens left a comment for Luís Filipe Gomes
"I am looking forward to this --- thank you so much! (It's not here yet...)"
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Jon Foster's amazing envelope of good stuff!

Got these creative and amazing things in a package today; thanks so much!!…See More
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M.L. Stephens commented on jon foster's blog post Want A Package of Stuff...Leave Your Address
"AMAZING  envelope of amazing stuff!  So creative; thank you so much!"
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Rome Smith commented on Carien van Hest's group Only Originals
"Received création originale ATC 528 from Richard Baudet. Magnifique! Merci. Art postale on it's way to you in return, Monsieur Baudet."
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Luís Filipe Gomes commented on Luís Filipe Gomes's group aqua, água, l'eau, water, wasser, Νερό, вода, 水
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Incoming mail art from the States
"Nancy's art is always so stunning!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Carien van Hest's blog post Incoming mail art from Olympia, U.S.A.
"Fantastic "ticket" artistamps by Jack!"
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Luís Filipe Gomes commented on Luís Filipe Gomes's group The air you breathe. O ar que respiras.
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“TODAY I MAILED A  BANANA TO RAY JOHNSON  FOR  59. BIENNNIAL INTERNATIONAL OF VENICE 2022”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Oct 17. 2 Replies

Nuovo Progetto di Arte Contemporanea PERCHE’ UN PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE SULLA BANANA?Ray Johnson diceva: "I've invented Flop Art. It comes after Pop Art."(ho inventato la Flop Art. Viene dopo la Pop Art).Nel 1984 Ray Johnson aveva inviato a Bill de…Continue

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CONVOCATORIA: VOCES

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR Oct 13. 1 Reply

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Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by infosec theory Oct 11. 17 Replies

Not much activity here.  Not many people doing add & passes.  Is mail art dying out?  Continue

Artist Image Xchange #1 Update

Started by ArtbyJac in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by M.L. Stephens Oct 6. 3 Replies

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! #1 should be sent in October. I already have submissions for vol 2.Continue

Any news from the Philippines?

Started by Gerald Jatzek in PROBLEMS Oct 3. 0 Replies

Did anyone ever get a response after submitting to this call?Beautiful Flowersubmission address Magandang Bulaklak | Renoca Lobo Art Gallery | #84 B - Rincon Road | Valenzuela City | Philippinesmaximum dimensions 200 x 300 mm | 7.9 x 11.8 inI can't…Continue

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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Sep 26. 30 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

projet artistique - 52 semaines pour 2021

Started by Patric-Jonas in Mail-Art Projects Sep 16. 0 Replies

Bonjour à toutes et à tous.J'ai modifié le lien de mon blog, à la place de celui consacré uniquement à l'art postal (il fait maintenant double emploi avec IUOMA) figure mon blog ou je publie toutes mes productions artistiques…Continue

Progetto Mail Art: Panchine Rosse

Started by Piero Barducci in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Aug 22. 2 Replies

MAIL ARTTEMA : PANCHINE ROSSEScadenza 15 settembre 2021Simbolo delle violenze sulle donne e monito quotidiano contro i femminicidi affinchè possa realizzarsi quel cambiamento culturale a cui aspiriamo.I lavori devono essere originali, non devono…Continue

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Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Jul 21. 1 Reply

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