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Received: William S. Paley postcard

Posted by xDEVOLVEDPOSTx on March 4, 2021 at 3:50am 0 Comments

I received this surprise postcard from William S. Paley today!  I love surprise mail.

Two art mailings from Momkat

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on March 3, 2021 at 7:49pm 0 Comments

Yesterday and today brought 2 collage art postcards from Momkat.

Giant sized postcard from Gunn Nordheim Morstol

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on March 3, 2021 at 7:37pm 0 Comments

I love the moody colours forming an imaginary landscape

Thank you Joel a k a The one and only STICKER DUDE!

Posted by Flying_Adventures on March 3, 2021 at 11:03am 0 Comments

Envelope filled with little surprises!

Finally arrived from MomCat

Posted by Heide Monster on March 3, 2021 at 1:15am 1 Comment

today a lovely holiday greetings from Mom Cat,  slightly tattered and water stained. I think it swam.…

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Postcard received from C. Mehrl Bennett

Posted by Jeff Bagato on March 2, 2021 at 11:13pm 1 Comment

Side A & B of postcard sent by C. Mehrl Bennett, which arrived Monday March 1,…

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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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xDEVOLVEDPOSTx replied to william S. Paley's discussion new postcards
"William, I received your postcard today.  Thank you so much, and I will send you one in return.  It was a nice surprise. -Jim Rice (Devolved Post)."
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Received: William S. Paley postcard

I received this surprise postcard from William S. Paley today!  I love surprise mail.See More
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Bradford joined res nullius's group
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Cherchez Laurence

Cherchez Laurence is a place to document the mail art, sensibility & aesthetic of artist, Laurence Gillot. Please post and/or repost Laurence's art here to help build an online archive.  Thanks to Beth Clarke for the photo.Laurence Gillot's…See More
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Bradford commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"That's one of the most fabulous clocks I've ever seen.  Hard to believe it's from 1885, but Horta was a leader."
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Profile IconElly Dallas and Jennifer Jones (JJalltheway) joined Mim Golub Scalin's group
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Just for SQUARES!

There was a prompt from CreativeSprint to make something just using squares. I'd forgotten how I'd learned to love squares while teaching 2D design with Wucius Wong and Josef Albers Interaction of Color (years ago) I thought, Wow, there must be…See More
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DianeKeys commented on DKeys's group All Things Trashpo
"Good news! Mail art sent feb 15 arrived today! Havent opened it yet but the trashface postage is spectacular"
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Carien van Hest commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Art nouveau... This clock is designed by Victor Horta, around 1885. The irregular but fluent lines remind me of asemic writing. "
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"On behalf of Ali, thank you Katerina! I am glad you got my Foldilope. It has not arrived in USA yet. It is two weeks and a half!"
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Bradford left a comment for Dana Mount
"Is your Pennsylvania address still good or are you back in New Jersey, Birthday Girl?"
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) left a comment for Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)
"HIya Katerina thanks for the awesome art postcards you sent me."
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Mel Anie commented on Mel Anie's group 26 Boxes, an Envelope &
"You're welcome, Carien, and it got to you fast!  At this point, 14 boxes are back, and at least 5 of those have become ongoing correspondances.  It is invigorating fun. Thank you to all who are participating in what, so far, is a…"
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) posted blog posts
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annette kesterson posted photos
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Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) left a comment for Gunn Nordheim Morstøl
"Hello Gunn. Thanks for sending me some of your wonderful art. I really like the giant postcard art. i love the colours :-)"
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Luís Filipe Gomes commented on Luís Filipe Gomes's group aqua, l'eau, water, wasser, Νερό, вода, 水
"Welcome to Water Anja Mattila-Tolvanen- Pilgrim - Romeiro."
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Luís Filipe Gomes left a comment for Anja Mattila-Tolvanen
"Welcome to the Water Anja Mattila-Tolvanen."
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Luís Filipe Gomes commented on Luís Filipe Gomes's group aqua, l'eau, water, wasser, Νερό, вода, 水
"Welcome to the water Yvonne Kettner."
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Luís Filipe Gomes left a comment for Yvonne Kettner
"Welcome to Water."
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Vlada posted a blog post
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Carien van Hest commented on Mel Anie's group 26 Boxes, an Envelope &
"And the herbal dance continues. Thank you for your mail, MelAnie!"
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new postcards

Started by william S. Paley in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by xDEVOLVEDPOSTx 1 hour ago. 2 Replies

just got a bunch of new postcards to go out. Mailed a slew of 'em today..so some of you, be on the look out..and let me know, when you get one..one of my goals in 2021, is to mail out and receive back mail art postcards from all 50 states...Continue

The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Maria Assunta Magni Feb 7. 8 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

New Address!

Started by Kayla Cafarella in Mail-Art Projects Jan 27. 0 Replies

Kayla CafarellaPO Box 2034Philadelphia, PA19103-9997Continue

Help!

Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Amanda Becerra Jan 26. 12 Replies

Hi Everyone, I need to send a mailer piece to 3 people and have them send me one back for a class! If anyone is interested please comment back, my art is very socially conscious and photographic as well as includes text. Thanks so much. Continue

Have I sent Envelope no.3?

Started by Mel Anie in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Mel Anie Jan 17. 5 Replies

I sent an e-mail this morning as a form of artwork delivery. I could just as easily have printed it off my computer and put it in the mail. Except, I couldn't because I didn't have a physical mailing address but the mail would have been my auto…Continue

The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Debra Mulnick Dec 27, 2020. 1 Reply

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

2020 xmas mail art card

Started by william S. Paley in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Dec 25, 2020. 2 Replies

as promised..here's this year's holiday offering....37th year....i've done 'em...some people have been giving me grief....lol......oh well.....Continue

What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Dec 24, 2020. 16 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

Does GENDER really matter? | OPEN CALL FOR MAIL ARTIST esposizione nella galleria Visioni Altre di Venezia

Started by Guenda Mai in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Dec 22, 2020. 1 Reply

Open Call for Artist dedicata alla DIFFERENZA DI GENERELa galleria VISIONI ALTRE di Venezia in collaborazione con il collettivo AE di Roma, invita gli artisti a riflettere sul tema contestualizzandolo nel proprio quadro socio-geografico.I temi della…Continue

Suggest smart methods to rectify Embarqmail email login issue

Started by John Smith in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carien van Hest Nov 21, 2020. 1 Reply

Embarqmail is one of the most admirable simplified and efficient emailing services. It is extensively used by millions of users on a daily basis. This email application is totally different from other email services. It has many amazing and unique…Continue

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