Allison's Blog (17)

printed matter mail art call [may 2020]

here are a few pieces made for printed matter's mail art call last year -- …



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Added by allison on January 19, 2021 at 12:23am — No Comments

bts mail art postcard

brady and i have a loose ongoing joke about pivoting our creative output to only making kpop-related collages. when i got a magazine in the mail with a big feature on the south korean pop group BTS, i knew what i had to do. (scans are prior to addressing/adding postage)…

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Added by allison on January 18, 2021 at 11:30pm — No Comments

compartments 1-4

verso/recto views of four mail art postcard experiments, january 2021 -- paper collage, decollage, carbon transfer and pva glue on recycled paperboard. the texture is almost leathery because of all the layers and the dried glue, which i really love. [also on my personal blog…

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Added by allison on January 18, 2021 at 12:23am — 1 Comment

abstract mail art postcards



to keep myself busy during the holidays, i started making a huge batch of mail art postcards using leftover collage bits, paper, ephemera, zine trimmings, stickers, plastic, bubble wrap, tape, various packaging, laminate and other junk in my workspace. some of these are hard to really show because they have…

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Added by allison on January 17, 2021 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

address update

took a bit to get things sorted out after the post office fire, but i have a new mailing address:



post office box 23193


minneapolis mn 55423



just a note: i'm still having difficulty accessing my informed delivery records due to errors on the USPS's website that no one seems to know how to fix. as a result, i have not been able to make an inventory
of what was…

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Added by allison on August 3, 2020 at 10:25pm — 2 Comments

DO NOT SEND MAIL TO P.O. BOX 8174

DO NOT SEND ME MAIL ART AT THIS TIME.

DO NOT SEND SUBMISSIONS FOR THE TWIN CITIES COLLAGE COLLECTIVE OPEN CALL.



the post office where my p.o. box is located in minneapolis is currently burning down as part of the minneapolis uprising. i had not been able to pick up my mail for about two weeks because of…

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Added by allison on May 30, 2020 at 8:07am — 3 Comments

upcycled postcard from patricia landon [delray beach, florida, usa]



super fun upcycled postcard from patricia landon [delray beach, florida, usa]! thanks so much!… Continue

Added by allison on May 3, 2020 at 7:51am — No Comments

outgoing: plastic lunar landscape

lots of junky recycled materials for this one -- and some very old masking tape! i finished a canister of coffee over the weekend and saved the lid for a project.…

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Added by allison on April 30, 2020 at 8:39am — 2 Comments

incoming: cyanotype from trudy s. [minneapolis, minnesota, usa]

really marvelous cyanotype from IRL local pal trudy s.! trudy isn't on IUOMA but has been sending me great mail art on and off for a long time!…

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Added by allison on April 30, 2020 at 8:35am — No Comments

incoming: collage/stamp postcard from adam roussopoulos [chaska, minnesota, usa]

howdy, neighbor! always quite exciting to find a local mail artist — more accurately, in this case, he found me through IUOMA! treasure hunter…

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Added by allison on April 27, 2020 at 12:28am — 2 Comments

incoming: collage postcard from carmen kennedy [austin, texas, usa]

a really fabulous and energetic collage from carmen kennedy…

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Added by allison on April 26, 2020 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

incoming: collage card from cody whitby [richmond, virginia, usa]





incoming collage postcard from…

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Added by allison on April 26, 2020 at 8:45pm — No Comments

incoming: altered postcard from j. hughes [bellingham, washington, usa]

altered postcard from j. hughes [bellingham, washington, usa] received in february -- jeremy is not on IUOMA to my knowledge, but is a collage pal i made through a group on facebook. he sent out a few altered postcards to friends with the instruction to add & return or keep as we saw fit. here's the one i received! i haven't altered it yet, but might do now that i've scanned it's initial form in :)… Continue

Added by allison on April 26, 2020 at 8:34pm — No Comments

incoming: collage card & paper bits from hanna death

a really lovely paper collage card from my friend hanna (@easefuldeath on instagram) plus some scraps to share. she's been making a collage every day during her pandemic-induced isolation, and they're quite wonderful -- check them out on instagram!…



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Added by allison on April 19, 2020 at 8:47am — No Comments

outgoing: mylar envelope + collage poetry book

outgoing mail for a longtime collagist/poet friend in massachusetts - recycled mylar envelope with stitching, collage/blackout poetry booklet with a metal brad binding.…

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Added by allison on April 18, 2020 at 8:00pm — No Comments

STAMPED & POSTED: Communication Art from Around the U.S.A. [umn libraries, september 2019]

STAMPED & POSTED: Communication Art from Around the U.S.A. was an exhibit showcasing the recent acquisition of mimi holmes' mail art archive at the university of minnesota in september 2019. the name is a little misleading as there is certainly mail from around the world featured, including large reproductions of ryosuke cohen's BRAIN CELL hung on the wall!



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from umn libraries…

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Added by allison on February 13, 2020 at 12:46am — 1 Comment

Mail Art Call for Submissions -- Collage Postcards for World Collage Day 2020

Call for collage postcard submissions by Twin Cities Collage Collective -- must be postmarked by April 17th -- get all the details here!…



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Added by allison on February 12, 2020 at 11:28pm — No Comments

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