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2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

Posted by Mail Art Martha on July 21, 2019 at 1:41pm 12 Comments

An envelope made from two postcards joined up with a flock of circles inside. I shall put them to good use soon.

Mim, great idea to join two postcards so they look like one, will do that as it might fool the so called Royal Mail ( notthing Royal about it; it is…

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Saint Bonaventure

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 21, 2019 at 9:11am 0 Comments

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 21, 2019 at 8:57am 0 Comments

Saint Frances Cabrini

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 21, 2019 at 7:55am 1 Comment

Saint Bernadette

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 21, 2019 at 7:48am 0 Comments

John 3:16 Postcard

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 21, 2019 at 7:40am 0 Comments

Martine Latrille

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on July 20, 2019 at 11:24pm 0 Comments

2 beautiful envelopes from Martine!

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

An envelope made from two postcards joined up with a flock of circles inside. I shall put them to good use soon.Mim, great…See More
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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay 11 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin on Friday. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk on Friday. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Vel Crowe Jul 8. 2 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter Jun 25. 10 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Enzo Correnti Jun 8. 521 Replies

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

thanks for your participation

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Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Shozo Shimamoto - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

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