John Gayer
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John Gayer commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"Having drifted in and out of the Washington DC, I recognised The National Museum building. It is now part of the Smithsonian Institution and called the Arts and Industries Building. Regarding Chevy Chase, there are 3 that I know of. One in DC,…"
3 hours ago
John Gayer commented on Eduardo Cardoso's group MINIMAL MAIL ART
"GG            I   K L        N                    Q"
yesterday
John Gayer commented on MoriceMarcuse's group Tristan Da Cunha Permanent Exibition Supporting Group
"Sorry, that link includes an 'http:/' that isn't needed. Try this one: https://www.facebook.com/463229820439821/photos/a.900600553369410/3378608025568638/?type=3&theater"
Sunday
John Gayer commented on MoriceMarcuse's group Tristan Da Cunha Permanent Exibition Supporting Group
"The link to the facebook page added by The Celestial Scribe back in his comment from back in January takes me to a page that says it is no longer available. I found another one that includes a post with a thank you message for the mail art…"
Sunday
John Gayer commented on Carien van Hest's group Return to Sender
"Hi William, Unfortunately not. The envelope was posted in the middle of May in hope of making the project's May 31st deadline. The change of address came out after that. The envelope made it back to me in August.  "
Saturday
John Gayer commented on Carien van Hest's group Return to Sender
"Consider this as a revised version/addendum to my blog post: An Unexpected Sequence of Events, which was a very oblique encounter with one of the consequences arising from the George Floyd incident.  Before: And after:"
Friday
John Gayer joined Carien van Hest's group
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Return to Sender

A place where you can leave information about mail art that was returned to you. Maybe we can help each other out. See More
Oct 18
John Gayer commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art History
"We Live in Real Time: A Window Exhibition of Mail Art Made During the Pandemic https://www.printedmatter.org/mail-art/"
Oct 9
John Gayer joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Mail-Art History

In this group I ask members to place links to sources (new and historic ones) for people who like to do research on the subject of mail-art.I will moderate this group, so postings not related to the subject will be edited or deleted. There are plenty of places in other groups for that.See More
Oct 9
John Gayer commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group BORING POSTCARDS
"I look at that image of the Holy Cross Gate contributed by Jean-Phillipe G. and see some weird giant coffee mug that's also reflected in the canal."
Sep 28
John Gayer commented on Ilya Semenenko-Basin's blog post This is incorrigible
"In reading recent comments I noticed I meant to note that mail art is "not meant to be a yoke around the neck," not net, although I'm sure the gist of the message could be understood. One easily gets lost when using the computer. Time…"
Sep 17
John Gayer commented on Ilya Semenenko-Basin's blog post This is incorrigible
"I find this discussion intriguing. The whole point of mail art, in my view, is that it's about being free to do what you want. It's not meant to be a yoke around the net. Sometimes participation becomes more intense and sometimes you step…"
Sep 15
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"Couldn't agree more. Incredible it is!"
Aug 19
Jennifer Wallace commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"Given the events the postal service was having to cope with, it seems near amazing to me that it made it's way back to you!"
Aug 19
John Gayer commented on Bradford's blog post LOST LOVE LETTERS 2020, a book by Adam Roussopoulos
"visually rich/richly visual"
Aug 19
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's blog post An unexpected sequence of events
"Definitely!"
Aug 19

Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2010 (or maybe 1983)
My Website (without http://):
http://postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com/2020/07/links-to-all...
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Its sense of freedom, humour and all the interestingly strange ways mail artists explore the mundane.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
On hiatus until further notice
4johngayer@gmail.com

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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,

Norma

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

At 3:16pm on February 2, 2018, em scheer said…

thanks for the greetings and all the best to Helsinki!

John Gayer's Blog

A mail art Renaissance?

Posted on May 6, 2020 at 8:17pm 2 Comments

So says The Art Newspaper in the article "A mail art renaissance is growing in the US—just as the postal service struggles to survive" that was posted on the 5th of May 2020. Read all about it here: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/today-in-the-mail-art-made-for-you

‘the ABSURD’ resides within the normal and outside it

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Here are a few of the submissions received for 'the ABSURD'. More of what was received can be viewed on the blog:https://postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com/

Daniel de Cullá

The Wasted Angel…

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