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Keith Chambers and the two girls at the library

Posted by Angie & Snooky on October 14, 2015 at 1:46am 0 Comments

Once upon a time there were two girls at…


Carina Granlund, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on October 13, 2015 at 9:51pm 1 Comment

9 x 6.5 cm

Very nice!  Thank you, Happy…


Greek Dada by Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by Ana Kawajiri on October 13, 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

I've recently sent one of my Dada Poems to Katerina Nikoltsou, who added her own touch to the piece and passed it back to me.  This is what it looked like before:…


Hey - I'm a blogger now (a limited returning to the mail-art universe)

Posted by Grace Sanford on October 13, 2015 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

While awaiting my 66th birthday I suddenly got sick with an infected kidney stone, got put in the hospital for 4 days, had my birthday at home, and now, 11 days after coming home I'm still not quite up to par energy and focus wise.

But I…


Dada Poetry by Helle Pollas

Posted by Ana Kawajiri on October 13, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

I've just got a couple of Dada poems from my new Mail-Art friend, Helle Pollas from Denmark.  Two pretty pieces mixing painting and collage.  It is super fun to read!  I particularly enjoy the part that says "Run at... cupcakes".  I mean, sounds…


PO Box issues - resolved (I hope)

Posted by C. Wells on October 13, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

IUOMA friends, those of you, known and unknown, who have sent mail to my PO Box:

Unfortunately I learned today that my name was never actually put on my PO box, so it is due to a couple layers of mistakes that I have been receiving mail in…


Monsenhor x2

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 13, 2015 at 1:11pm 0 Comments

...coming from Portugal,…


From the Squirrel Museum ...Connie Jean sends update

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 13, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Here come the squirrels :-)…


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 4000 members....


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Tofu posted an event

Make some mail art with the Correspondence Coop at Crocker Art Museum

November 12, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
As part of Pink Week and in conjunction with the Pink Mail Art Show, the Correspondence Coop is heading up from San Francisco to Sacramento for a mail art making event at the Crocker Museum.  We’ll bring the supplies and encourage visitors to participate and make their own mail art.See More
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Profile IconMelissa Wand and Cee the Bee joined Tammy Riggins's group

Informal Art Exchange

No calls, no deadlines, no themes, just a place to share your art in an informal way. By joining this group you indicate you are willing to exchange art by mail with the other members. The only expectation is to use common courtesy. Let's have fun!See More
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Cee the Bee commented on Michael Leigh's photo

Designed For You

"Love this."
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Melissa Wand posted photos
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Angie & Snooky commented on Cee the Bee's blog post New on the Scene - My Introduction to Mail Art
"Great story Cee the Bee! I just finished watching the video from the Anna Banana show and I'm so thrilled to see how successful it was!  https://youtu.be/NWbbaJz47sk  You got some good mailart there - from Portugal and Tic Tac in…"
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Melissa Wand posted photos
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Angie & Snooky posted a blog post

Keith Chambers and the two girls at the library

Once upon a time there were two girls at the library. Keith Chambers walked in and ...Well, we'll have to finish that story later.I received this great package from Keith. We've been doing these ATC buddy jams. ONe person starts two (or three) ATCs and then sends them to the next person to finish. They keep one and…See More
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Melissa Wand left a comment for Thomas Brown
"Thanks for this card. It's a good one!"
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Cee the Bee posted a blog post
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Angie & Snooky left a comment for Keith S. Chambers
"Hi Keith! Thank you so much for the recent envelope. It was just the right amount of stuff and I love it all! Anyting more might have overwhelmed me. LOL. I love what you did with the ATCs from me and Stephanie. I like the crow one too and the new…"
2 hours ago
Maria José Silva - Mizé commented on MOAN LISA's event FISH
"What size? Mizé"
3 hours ago
David Stafford posted a blog post

Incoming: Thom Courcelle, Susan McCallister, Carina Granlund, Katerina Nikoltsou, Stan Askew and Meeah W.

In compliance with current Vermont mail art statutes, Thom Courcelle has put a cow on his mail art. Thank God. I didn't want to be the one to turn him in. Looks like Thom is working on his hand-lettering. So am I. I'll send you something soon. Thank you, Thom.…See More
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Richard Canard commented on Grace Sanford's photo

Are You Registered

"13.10.15 Dare Ms. Grace Sanford, ... & so, just to prove you are not the only "nerd" around here, I 'm gonna begin working(...snicker, snicker) very soon on a "especially- made- fake -collage" for you featuring the very…"
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Amy Irwen commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Trio started by Lynnde Cook with my adds...heading out in the next couple of days. "
4 hours ago
The Blessed Father left a comment for William M
"Your crap left San Diego today. Rick"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Borderline Grafix's blog post Carina Granlund, your post has landed
"Holy cow, a masterpiece! Thx for sharing."
5 hours ago
De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Second that. Thanks for sharing here, Grace."
5 hours ago
Ana Kawajiri commented on Ana Kawajiri's group Dada Poetry
"Hi guys!  It's so great to see all the art posted in our group.  Every person seems to give their own twist to the Dada poems, it's fantastic! @Katerina Nikoltsou, I've got your Greek Dada, Thank you! I've blogged about…"
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David Stafford commented on Angelica Paez's photo


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Borderline Grafix posted a blog post

Carina Granlund, your post has landed

9 x 6.5 cmVery nice!  Thank you, Happy Autumn!See More
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Maria Flor Oct 1. 420 Replies

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

how to make a mail art call?

Started by Luzia Castañeda in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Sep 28. 2 Replies

Hi there! How can I make an mail art call?I'd like to suggest a subject to the community, how can I make it?HugLuzContinue


Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Diana Hale Sep 27. 3 Replies

Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue

Would it be rude to ask for mail art sent to me, i collect it

Started by April Elaine Hite in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Diana Hale Sep 26. 1 Reply

Would it be rude to ask for mail art sent to me, i collect it?sville georgiaThanks April Hite134 leake streetapt 4cartersville, georgia 30120 Have a nice day everyoneContinue

Ephemera Organization

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by Alana Schlotter Sep 15. 3 Replies

I am finding that the more ephemera I collect the current system I have for organization is starting to not work as well as when I had less material.  How does everybody keep their bits and pieces organized so it doesn't became a disorganized…Continue

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Started by MISS NOMA in Mail-Art Projects Sep 7. 0 Replies


I was sent these by some artist on a group im in just sharing

Started by April Elaine Hite in Other Sep 6. 0 Replies

I was sent these by some artist on a group im inAprilContinue


Started by Roberto Bergamo in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Roberto Bergamo Sep 5. 2 Replies

Send me something by the end of September so I can expose your art in The Space in Lecce in early October :)…Continue

Newbie and aspireing mail artist :)

Started by April Elaine Hite in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by April Elaine Hite Sep 4. 2 Replies

Newbie and aspiring mail artist :)My name is April. Angie told me about this group. It looks awesome. I cant wait to get involved.Nice to meet everyone   HUGS  AprilContinue

PALAZZO DUCALE / In arrivo a Genova i festeggiamenti per l’80°compleanno di S.S. Tenzin Gyatso.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Sep 1. 1 Reply

Dal 1° al 6 settembre 2015Palazzo Ducale (Sala del…Continue

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