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Mail Art in the Clouds, the sequel.

Posted by Mail Art Martha on April 24, 2014 at 8:18am 18 Comments

The previous two blogs are published in the eBook Mail Art Through my Letterbox, above.  Now it is time for a new blog and here it is, lovingly compiled with gratitude to all my artistic friends and friendly artists who have kindly sent me their contributions. …


PetrolPetal.South Africa

Posted by Amy Irwen on April 24, 2014 at 5:40am 0 Comments

PetrolPetal has been very generous with her wonderful Mail Art Works....

Art Envelope received 01.22.14

A beautiful drawing with paper and fiber elements....also some wonderful fibers…



Posted by Amy Irwen on April 24, 2014 at 5:12am 0 Comments

a New Year greetings received 01.17.14

very nice fiber piece...thank you Ti Ar *!*


Posted by Amy Irwen on April 24, 2014 at 5:01am 0 Comments

I received "Birdmail"...thank you Gunter <3

Many Thanks

Posted by JessiebyDesign on April 24, 2014 at 4:41am 0 Comments

I have a full time job, a part time job and a child under 2. I just want everyone who was kind enough to send me something to know that I WILL send something in return but I may not be as fast as others.

Many Thanks for the warm welcomes here at IUOMA!

Concerning the Mysterious Disappearance of Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 24, 2014 at 3:24am 0 Comments

Richard - 4.23.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

April 23, 2014 - First, Richard Canard has not disappeared from the face of the earth. He continues to circulate his marvelous work throughout the Eternal…



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Muchas gracias Francoise!


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Muchas gracias Samuel!

Eduardo Cardoso

Posted by Petrolpetal on April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

ARTE CORREO CA | Cecilia Audagna

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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........


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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart yesterday. 352 Replies

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

New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects Apr 16. 0 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not played for a long, long time, but nonetheless…Continue

Un artista globale nel rapporto tra arte e vita / G. A. Cavellini 1914-2014

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 14. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105 - Salerno “VIRTUAL UNDERGROUND”G.A.CAVELLINI1914 - 2014 Progetto  dedicato all’anniversario del centenario di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, in collaborazione con l’Archivio Cavellini di Brescia. a…Continue

Tags: Ophen, Archivio, Bongiani, Mail, Art

Latin American Mail Art

Started by Deb Wilson in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by anamerari Apr 12. 5 Replies

Hi. I am a mail artist and a Latin American Historian. I am considering a project on Mail Art in Latin America: the evolution, what makes it unique, and how involved the region is in the art form. I have read what is on the web but I would like a…Continue




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