On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Du 11 au 19 mai j'ouvre un bureau de poste (Postenomade) à St. Geoire en Valdaine (38) dans le cadre "Ouverture Exceptionnelle" une manifestation où les artistes de tout sortes investissent un lieu commercial fermé. La fête durera 10 jours. La Poste locale met (j'espère) à disposition un mur pour montrer ce que c'est l'art postal/mail-art...donc je vous demande d'envoyer une, ou plusieurs œuvres à : La Poste - 697 La Combe - 38620 St. Geoire en Valdaine - France. Merci de…Continue
Large and Confident set of Riso prints from Miss Ellie Wilsden.. on A4 papers I think. I had to look up what a Riso print is: IUOMA artists are an education for me. One is actually marked a ropy print, but couldn't decide if I just read it wrong. The envelope was great too. Thanks!…Continue
Received an official response from the postal service of Russia. A letter from abroad is delivered to the recipient within 12 weeks.
So, the Russian postal service always keeps a reserve for 12 weeks.
IUOMA member Richard Canard Carbondale Fluxus Add & Pass (Photo by Amy Irwen, Minnesota, USA)
April 18, 2019 - I have never seen nor heard of Richard Canard initiating an add & pass sheet let alone one mentioning Fluxus. So I was surprised when I saw these images turn up on FB thanks to Amy Irwen. I just…Continue
Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)
April 18, 2019 - Recently Jayne Lyons celebrated her first year in the Eternal Network. This was, in my estimation, a cause for celebration indeed because Jayne Lyons (along with a group of new artists) is emerging as an engaging “mail art persona” & sharing art that crosses a wide spectrum & appeals to many friends.
The significance of one year in the network…Continue
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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.
I know there has been discussions about glues and thought this recipe I got from professional decoupage artists might be useful to someone. It's been very humid in my parts and not much else has worked for me. Mix equal parts of Clag (kid's paste…Continue
Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue
Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue
I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request. I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue
DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue