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Vispo by Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 10, 2016 at 2:02pm 0 Comments

Chris Wells - 2.9.2016 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Chris Wells…


Mail ARt Call - 100 anos DADA!

Posted by Alexandre Gomes Vilas Boas on February 10, 2016 at 1:10am 0 Comments

DADA - 100 ANOS - (1916-2016) - CONVOCATÓRIA

Envie-nos até 02 trabalhos em homenagem aos 100…

DADA - 100 ANOS - (1916-2016) - CONVOCATÓRIA

Posted by Alexandre Gomes Vilas Boas on February 10, 2016 at 1:00am 0 Comments

DADA - 100 ANOS - (1916-2016) - CONVOCATÓRIA

Envie-nos até 02 trabalhos em homenagem aos 100 anos do Dadaísmo (1916-2016).

Os trabalhos recebidos passarão a fazer parte do Acervo do Arquivo Anhuma – Guarulhos - Brasil



It's Tofu in SanFran

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2016 at 8:17pm 0 Comments

Very nice vintage " Altered Reality" card from San Francisco…


It's Mail Art Martha ...sending 500s

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2016 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Rumor on the internet says these 500s that Martha sent, will…


It's Thomas Brown...or Thrown Bom :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2016 at 7:51pm 1 Comment

This had the postman wondering "Who..What..Where..When…


It's Nancy Bell Scott in-the-mail! Yay!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 9, 2016 at 7:49pm 0 Comments

Good to see the warm rich brown of "Mail Art…


info IUOMA

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 4200 members....


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"I'm glad you like it. This is an example of what an artist who cannot draw can do with chance and software. First a screenshot was made of the tiles remaining at the end of a KMahjong game. Then it was subjected to the plugin filter…"
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"now these will be available to sell at Walmarth!!  are they cheap to order in bulk? Jack is buying for next Spring now thank you Martha--it had a long and circuitous journey "
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Vispo by Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member Chris Wells (Columbus, Ohio, USA)February 10, 2016 - Chris Wells is currently making a splash in the Eternal Network as well as the visual poetry community with compositions that are receiving high praise. Most notable, at least based on my observation, are works that make innovative use of asemics and erasure, unusual and innovative combinations of avant…See More
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"Hiya Kat, oh yeah, this was a special ahem, birthday packet, not just a New Year one...heh . xx"
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thank you Mailarta's portrait

"love this,want one too"
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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"“The Mailman”        International Mail Art Project Canary Islands, Tenerife, Spain 2016   Artists from all over the world are invited to participate in this International Mail Art Project organized by the…"
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Mail Art Martha commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"Gosh! two years! It seemed yesterday that the sweat shops of Retailia produced the sock strainer. Diane, that clock is amazing, such an addition to Cascadia!"
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Mail Art Martha commented on Amy Irwen's blog post Stripygoose.UK.01.11.16
"This is fun, I had forgotten. I did not make the postcard though. It comes from the collection of some long dead relative of mine from wild Argentina. May he or she be  in Postcard paradise now. Thanks to Stripy for elevating it to great…"
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Richard BAUDET posted photos
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Mail Art Martha commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post It's Mail Art Martha ...sending 500s
"Katerina, that monkey! Nice of you to say it is nice but the poor thing is awful. I have given up on monkeys.  I cannot do anything i really like for the Chinese New Year. Most frustrating."
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Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carmela Rizzuto 13 hours ago. 4 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

Tags: documentation, blogging

Travel + Mail Art

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by Lorinna Denise Hastings on Monday. 6 Replies

I am planning an extended trip this fall, traveling through Europe and possibly SE Asia.  I have 2 questions for IUOMA members.  First: do members ever meet up in person? The reason I ask is because I think it would be an interesting and fun way to…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart on Saturday. 434 Replies

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


Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by TIMOTHY JASON REED Jan 31. 12 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

Mail Art Egg Project 2016

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Jan 28. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 5th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 18th January – 20th March 2016Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: mailarts, project, Hungary, mailart, arts

Call For Artists 2016

Started by ARTErra Artistic Residence in Mail-Art Projects Jan 20. 0 Replies

Deadline: 15th February 2016Location: Portugual, Lobão da BeiraARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aims of hosting artists by providing them with…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Terry Owenby Jan 20. 26 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

When the Envelope is the At

Started by Twizzle in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jan 19. 2 Replies

This may have been answered at some point in the past but I myself am new here and the gods know where I might find the post that answers this. It could have been years ago..When the envelope, not what's inside the envelope, is the piece of art,…Continue

Tags: envelopes

ANSIA DI STATUA - performance art di bruno cassaglia

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jan 18. 0 Replies

Cari Amici, sabato 23 come vedrete dalla foto, presenterò questa mia nuova azione poetica con nuovi testi e un nuovo metodo. La stagione non è favorevole, ma ci tenevo a presentare questa nuova performance nella galleria dove mossi i primi passi in…Continue

Benjamin Franklin

Started by Christopher J. Madden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet Jan 16. 1 Reply

Hi, my name is Chris Madden and I just received my Doctor of Arts in Leadership Studies.  My dissertation was about Benjamin Franklin.  He was the first Postmaster General, an inventor, world traveler and Peace Negotiator among other titles and…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Benjamin




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