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Two Miniature Paintings by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 12, 2019 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Vispo Trashpo by Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)

Visual poetry mail art by IUOMA member Jim Leftwich (Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 11, 2019 at 5:18am — No Comments

Ebay Does it Again? $8,000 for Mick Boyle, John M. Bennett, John Evans, Ray Johnson (but no Richard C)

Jon Foster posted this on FB. This one even I don't believe. Does anyone know about this?…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on November 8, 2019 at 3:36am — 17 Comments

Postal Disinformation by Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

 

October 17, 2019 - Is it the Year of the Pig? The Year of the Monkey? Mail artists are always aware of astrology & numerology. But at the MinXus-Lynxus blog the Year of the Mink never arrives. Other critters are for wranglin’ or shootin’ not countin’.

Regardless of the layers of…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 18, 2019 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Naked Soles: An Artist's Book by Gerda Osteneck (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Gerda Osteneck (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada)

 

October 9, 2019 - Somewhere along the dusty and circuitous trail a rumor spread in the Eternal Network (I believe mostly thanks to Marie Wintzer) that I had a peculiar interest in obtaining the inked or painted footprints of women via the postal system.

For a time, I received foot art from women (and a few men). But the truth is I have…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 10, 2019 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

Yoko Ono Exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art: An Image-Text Review (1)

 
Image-Text Review by De Villo…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 8, 2019 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Volume #18 in Sharon Silverman's 50 Mail Art Books Project (Massachusetts, USA)

Collab book by IUOMA member Sharon Silverman…
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Added by De Villo Sloan on October 6, 2019 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

The Richard Canard Ebay Auction Controversy

Someone is trying to auction a collection of Richard Canard postcards on Ebay:…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on September 27, 2019 at 7:47pm — 11 Comments

Last Reflooration Cut-Ups + More! By Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)

 

Mail art by IUOMA member Ficus strangulensis (Charleston, West Virginia, USA)

 

September 21, 2019 - I always look forward to receiving mail from ol’ bud the great Ficus strangulensis aka Panjandrum of Blorchistan, Fluxus Maximus, etc., etc. In response to a copy of Xerolage…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on September 22, 2019 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

The Serial Asemicst Strikes Again!

Asemic mail art by The Serial Asemicst (Spain?)
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Added by De Villo Sloan on September 7, 2019 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

FluxFish by Melissa Wand +! A&P by Carmen Kennedy w/adds by Celestial Scribe, Introverted Post

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Mail art by IUOMA member Melissa Wand (Wausau, Wisconsin, USA)

 

August 30, 2019 - In this New Order of mail art, Fluxus is another facet of network history that is enjoying renewed interest. Melissa Wand’s FluxFish project captures the spirit of the “Old Fluxus” and translates it into an activity coherent in the 21st century.

The Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 70s – most commonly associated with visual and…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 30, 2019 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Bonnie Diva & Joey Patrickt (The Bon-Joey Conspiracy)

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Mail art by IUOMA members Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) & Bonnie Diva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)

 

August 28, 2019 - As my investigative mail art series on the current Add & Pass phenom continues, I find that  veteran legend Joey Patrickt’s (DKult Joey, Post-Urbanism) involvement in A&P is far greater than I ever would have suspected. These sheets that have recently crossed my desk and that I now share with…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 29, 2019 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Fluxus Space Buck + More! by Cathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Kathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

 

August 22, 2019 - Making and distributing Fluxus Bucks is another long-running activity that is currently experiencing a revival in the international mail art network.

I have especially enjoyed seeing images of Fluxus Space Bucks displayed at IUOMA-Ning. Mail artist Kathy Barnett kindly sent me this wonderful example. This also marks Kathy…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 23, 2019 at 5:06am — 1 Comment

"Folk Heroes" : An Explosive New Trashbook by Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)

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Folk Heroes – a Trashbook by (x-IUOMA member) Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)

 

August 8, 2019 - Lisa Iversen (aka Skybridge Studios, aka Lisa Lisa, aka “The Quiet One”) was an Eternal Network veteran well  before she achieved the status of mail art  “Legend” via Trashpo & DKult. She has also produced notable vispo & asemics of lasting consequence.

Lisa Iversen is more humble & less…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 8, 2019 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

"Pieces of Eight" Concept Mail Art by RCBz (St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA)

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“Pieces of Eight” : Mail art by IUOMA member RCBz (St. Cloud. Minnesota, USA)

 

August 6, 2019 - Any IUOMAn who has wetted her/his feet in the Eternal Network sufficiently (say a year or two) has probably encountered the very talented but elusive RCBz.

After close to a decade, I can’t claim to have learned all that much about RCBz, but I have gained an appreciation of his art. I do know that a number of…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 7, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Joey Patrickt +! More (Oakland, California, USA)

 

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Mail art (a&p sheet) from IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) including contributions by Joey, Mike Dickau (Sacramento, California, USA) (IUOMA); The Sticker Dude (New York City, USA) (IUOMA); “Opal Moiety” (San Francisco, California, USA) & more explained below

 

August 5, 2019 - My investigative mail art series documenting & exploring the current add & pass mania…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 6, 2019 at 5:08am — 1 Comment

FAB (!) Collage by Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

 

August 4, 2019 - We are in a golden age of add & pass, yet – clearly – collage remains the core genre in mail art. A casual gloss of the IUOMA-Ning gallery reveals networkers are producing extraordinary collages of astonishing variety and in large quantities.

Amy Irwen sent this FAB work that captures the spirit of contemporary network…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 5, 2019 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Asemic Art by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)
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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 4, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

"On the Road" Mail Art by Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

 

“who vanished into nowhere Zen New Jersey leaving a trail of ambiguous picture postcards of Atlantic City Hall,” – Allen Ginsberg, Howl

July 31, 2019 - Travel mail art, usually serial, usually issued as postcards from different locations on a journey, is a fascinating & fun…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on August 1, 2019 at 5:47am — No Comments

Stamp Vispo by William Mellott (Tainan, Taiwan)

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Mail art by IUOMA member William Mellott (Tainan, Taiwan)

 

July 29, 2019 - This wonderful card came from William Mellott’s current headquarters in Taiwan. But I understand he was actually raised in the Seattle (or Portland?) area of the United States West Coast and has participated in mail art for some time.

William Mellott is a vital contributor to the contemporary mail art scene. I have been admiring his…

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Added by De Villo Sloan on July 30, 2019 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

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