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This n' that

Posted by Mail Art Martha on July 6, 2015 at 8:46pm 18 Comments

On the second of July Stripygoose and I went to Cafe Adagio for a session of artmaking. I am unable to go to Central London in the pollen season, the pollution makes my…


The real Front Door Gallery, where Mail Art gets really seen

Posted by Mail Art Martha on July 6, 2015 at 8:22pm 47 Comments

Hi dear friends;

Now the Front DoorGallery is showing work…


Received from Roland Halbritter Germany

Posted by arttower on July 6, 2015 at 9:49am 0 Comments

Thank you Roland…



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Thank you Katerina…


In Seine has landed in Greece, too...BLUE

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 5, 2015 at 4:40pm 2 Comments

It comes from the BLUE Grotto...…


Artist in Seine, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on July 5, 2015 at 4:25pm 1 Comment

An official collage.  Thank you so…


June 2015

Posted by Jane Noakes on July 5, 2015 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Time for some colour after all these…


Erin Young: Changes 7 of 8

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 4, 2015 at 6:01pm 4 Comments

Straight from an art project Erin did called "Changes".  OK I…


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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 almost 4000 members....


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Erin Young commented on Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's photo

2nd test / with texture

"As unsettling as this image is, it makes you feel and that's real art! well done! I'm frightened to see your comic books and illustration, yet very intrigued. "
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carl baker commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ask Anything
"?  ?    ?   ??question, i have found the free art page, there is free art at iuoma, is anyone doing free art? can art make u free? tell me about yr free art, soon, free art will be a crime. free art is available…"
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata commented on Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's photo

2nd test / with texture

"Thanks a lot Erin Young!!! Nothing new but I quite enjoy doing this little pieces... remembers me of the days I used to try and create some comic books or even illustrate some books."
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Erin Young commented on Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's photo

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"Oh my goodness, this is scary and upsetting... and i like it. "
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Monsenhor enVide neFelibata left a comment for R. Prost
"Hi!!! welcome... hope to trade with you pretty soon"
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carl baker commented on Dimitra Papatheodorou's group Envelopes
"ENVELOPE of stetser>"
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"welcome to this community... hope to trade something with you soon"
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Rubber Stamps

Rubber stamping, also called stamping is a technique very often used in Mail-Art. Share your works, techniques and thoughts here. Also sometimes news from the largest Rubberstamp Archive that started in 1983.
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Angelica Paez commented on Angelica Paez's photo

Trump Envelopes

"Erin and Monsenhor, I will get one out to you.  Thanks!"
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Mizael Contreras left a comment for Bruno Serra
"Welcome Bruno..!"
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received from 2yo Lucas

watercolour on paper
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"Welcome Pippa, I like your site a lot. If you are interested in a swap, please drop me a message... Mizael C."
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carl baker commented on Gin's group Victorian DaDa
"but is it DADA?"
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SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects yesterday. 0 Replies

inaugurazione  venerd' alle 20,30  - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue

PADIGLIONE TIBET / 80° compleanno di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Friday. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia   …Continue

Tags: BONGIANI, SANDRO, I, Padiglione, Tibet

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by virginia milici (virgy) on Thursday. 408 Replies

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


Started by SACS Arte in Mail-Art Projects on Thursday. 0 Replies


Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Andrea Jenkins Jun 29. 16 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

Print Making and letter-writing

Started by Vega Brennan in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Vega Brennan Jun 27. 3 Replies

HiI've been a member of IUOMA since 2014 and I've received some pretty amazing artwork from around the world. And I've sent some of my own work too. I love the playfulness of MailArt, and its serious intent.I was wondering if you could help me. As…Continue


Started by Dawn Redwood in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jun 27. 1 Reply

Experiences using mobile 'dongle' broadband, please?Continue

resist mail art

Started by Chorianopoulou Maria in Mail-Art Information Jun 24. 0 Replies

over 20000 people passed by "resistance festival 2015"and "resist" mail art exhibition...I really thank all the participants, the "free hags actor group" that chose our stand for their happening and all the people that stayed with us dancing till…Continue




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