John Gayer
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John Gayer posted a status
"William M discovered that the link to the Flight project catalogue at wasn't working. I have just replaced the previous blog post."
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Jul 20
John Gayer commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"A boring image to be sure... but the article that accompanies it certainly isn't: Answer on Postcard: Footprints in Time and Space"
Jul 14
John Gayer commented on Michael Leigh's blog post It's Coming Home!
"In my mind mail art remains an enigma - especially In its relationship with museums and galleries, which is tenuous and unpredictable. It is a dynamic mode of art (though a lesser form of expression in many people's eyes) and mainly a private…"
Jul 12
John Gayer commented on carl baker's blog post blogger2
"Dancing NFB of Canada logo meets a rotorelief. Really nice! "
Jul 3
carl baker commented on John Gayer's group mini mail art
"mini mail art, dystatic,canada"
Jun 9
John Gayer commented on i'm a superhero's group Horses
"My contribution is in the mail and hopes it finds it way there..."
Jun 7
John Gayer commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Early Mail Art Show 1910
"Curious about the source of this image. When I first noticed the sign on the door that says "Illinois Field," I thought there might be an American connection. A sports field at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, was given…"
May 27
John Gayer joined i'm a superhero's group


a horse is a horse of course of course...See More
May 18
John Gayer commented on Thomas Brown's blog post How to Draw a Horse - Kyrgyzstan Mail Art Initiative
"Saw Horse and Saw Colt"
May 18
Elyena Rollins joined John Gayer's group

mini mail art

one could say this is a group for the small minded or those interested in shrinking the archive...See More
May 12
John Gayer commented on Mel Anie's photo
May 2
John Gayer commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"New project call"
May 1
John Gayer posted a blog post
Apr 20
John Gayer might attend MoriceMarcuse's event


August 30, 2021 to September 30, 2021
Open Call for Artist dedicated toLOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY The Artist Morice Marcuse invites artists to reflect on the theme contextualizing it in their socio-geographical framework. The topics of research and reflection are: LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITYARTISTS CAN SEND MORE THAN ONE ARTWORK TO:Morice MarcuseVia Venezia 2/a 54033 (MS) Carrara ItalyDEADLINE: 15 August 2021- PLEASE SHAREIt’s possible to send, signed and completed with technique and title:Collages, Photographs, Postcards, Objects, and…See More
Apr 18

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2010 (or maybe 1983)
My Website (without http://):
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
incidental, indiscriminate, intermittent, irregular artistry
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)

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At 11:54pm on January 11, 2021, Sniffkittens said…

Thank you. It struck me (while looking it over while I was posting it here) how relevant the cover image was to the Mars thing. One of those strange coincidences I suppose...

Thanks again for looking.

At 11:46pm on June 1, 2019, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Thanks for the info on marker art process.

At 10:16pm on March 1, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

I liked your flooring material. I extracted this material from the postal envelope. Something sprouted on it !!!

At 12:56pm on January 15, 2019, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Arrivata!!!!  bellissima!!!1  ti abbraccio. b  W LA MAIL ART W IUOMA!!!!!1

At 12:13am on December 19, 2018, Norma Soulet said…

Hi John,

Hope you are doing well.

So happy my Fabric Fragment arrived and you like it.

Until next time,


At 7:51pm on November 23, 2018, Ilya Semenenko-Basin said…

Hello John,


I sent you a collage to the specified address.

At 12:12pm on November 1, 2018, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao John ti ho inviato una Mail Art... un abbraccio W LA MAIL ART!!!!

At 4:50pm on July 19, 2018, carl baker said…

thanks john,

theres nothing on the iuoma projects page.

At 10:12pm on February 6, 2018, Gen Harrison said…

Why thank you kind sir...

At 2:08am on February 3, 2018, emily louise said…

Thanks for the greetings.  I'm very new to IUOMA and am just starting to explore the website. greeting back from Eureka, California

John Gayer's Blog

Postcards for Perec

Posted on April 20, 2021 at 10:51am 0 Comments

Mel Anie's Move the Hands Four Times

Posted on January 23, 2021 at 10:34am 2 Comments

Great to receive Mel Anie's Rijksmuseum themed work, which is a response to the Rijksmuseum map piece that I sent to Ilya Semenenko-Basin. The art invites me to re-contextualise her rearrangement of a reproduction of an x-ray image of Rembrandt's portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet, a painting from a Welsh collection once exhibited at the Rijksmuseum. …




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