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Canvas "Postage Stamp" Bag

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on March 20, 2018 at 3:19am 0 Comments

Stopped by the local Walmart this morning. Needed to pick up a few toiletry items. This women's canvas…


February 2018

Posted by Jane Noakes on March 19, 2018 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The same sitter, but this time drawn from the front!

From that other David

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 18, 2018 at 4:42pm 1 Comment

It is a scream! AACK!

with a dynamic RED...car atop the Statue of Liberty's torch!

Ah, always interesting to see David…


David Stanley Aponte sent many art pages

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 18, 2018 at 4:41pm 1 Comment

Many, many,and other goodies, too,

Springtime in D.C.,and tags and things:…


Art Tower sends doggie fun from Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 18, 2018 at 4:40pm 3 Comments

It is the Year of the Dog! Fun collage card!

...with a fun turtle from a map fragment :-)…


Bonniediva's color block poetry

Posted by Lisa Fraker on March 18, 2018 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

I happily received some mail art from Bonniediva. I appreciate your color block imagery and poetry. It is a sweet gesture. Love the stamp as well!…


From: Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) (0013-0318)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on March 17, 2018 at 11:50pm 2 Comments

MomKat surprised me with an envelope of goodies, and a cheerful welcome to IUOMA! Katerina's rubber stamping on the back of the envelope, and some of the images on her collage card are…


Knit Gnome Mail Art from Shellie Lewis!

Posted by Minneapolis Gnome on March 17, 2018 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I got an AMAZING brown box in the mail.  Honestly, it was VERY well constructed.  I've made some boxes in my day for mailing stuff, and this one put mine to shame.

But I digress!  I am not blogging about the box, I'm blogging about the fluffy blue…


A snail in the flower

Posted by Elena on March 17, 2018 at 5:41pm 0 Comments

Thank you Lisa for the snail !!

Measure in love

Posted by Elena on March 17, 2018 at 5:39pm 0 Comments

By Judy and Joey , Thank you !! 

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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 over 4700 members....


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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Kevin Geronimo Brandtner on Friday. 497 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Deb Wilson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 14. 13 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

Tags: holiday, exchange, valentines

Convocatória Mail Art: II salãoARTEcorreios. Visconde de Mauá ROTA POSTAL

Started by Maurício Rosa in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Convocatória II salãoARTEcorreios - Visconde de Mauá ROTA…Continue

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Chorianopoulou Maria Jan 27. 23 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

Valentine's Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by carl baker Jan 26. 2 Replies

It's that time of year again, I've got a nice stack of valentine's to mail out in a week or so and I'm sure plenty of you have the same thing in mind- so if you want to receive valentine's post here! If you're looking for people to send a little…Continue

Roma, Maestri Internazionali del Libro d'Arte in una grande rassegna evento.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Chiarlone Jan 22. 2 Replies

  POGA POGA (Una metropoli che balla).…Continue



Started by Jeremy Gluck in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by maha Jan 3. 5 Replies

Hello I am seeking collaboration on the theme of "TAOPOLIS", dealing with Tokyo and Japan. If anyone wants to join me in exploring this please let me know. I require audio, video, stills, text, mail art, etc. I'm especially interested in Japanese…Continue

Tags: stills, text, audio, video, Japan

Why? Because Mail Art!

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Dec 31, 2017. 7 Replies

* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue





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