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Fake Andy Warhol by liketelevisionsnow (Tamworth, New Hampshire, USA)

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Mail-art by IUOMA member liketelevisionsnow (Tamworth, New Hampshire, USA)

April 17, 2014 - Moan Lisa’s (Des Moines, Iowa, USA) Fake Andy Warhol project in recent months has captured the imaginations of…


Much Needed Happiness

Posted by JessiebyDesign on April 17, 2014 at 5:17pm 0 Comments

I have been trying to post blogs for days now. Hopefully it works this time..

I received a fabulous piece from Dorina Harangus and needed to share JUST how fabulous it is - Starting with the envelope. 

Just look at it! Are you looking??…


Nectar of The Gods

Posted by JessiebyDesign on April 17, 2014 at 5:00pm 1 Comment

The wonderful Laura Elizabeth  sent me some much needed "Coffee".

Oh coffee....the nectar of the Gods. I can smell it Just looking at this.

And if the…


Washi and stuff from Viz in Oz

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 17, 2014 at 3:28pm 0 Comments

'Tis a fine day when mail art arrives from Australia! Cute Critter on the postage too:

Just soooo good to see that…


BLUE Bunny from Lynne Gurnee

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 17, 2014 at 2:43pm 0 Comments

It is Bunny Time for sure this week, and Lynne sent a fun one!

Very nice to know that "Blue Bunny Time" is…


"Once upon a time..." RED from Andrea Vicentini in Italy

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 17, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Beauty-in-Black envelope...Pure Rare DNA! :-)

and this wonderfully minimal RED card!

Thank you so much,…


Bern Porter tribute by Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 17, 2014 at 4:56am 2 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

April 16, 2014 - Susan McAllister in Berkeley sent me this wonderful tribute to Bern Porter. In this piece,…


A Female Perspective ........... new arrival at GOOPMAILART

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see all our wonderful mail art at GOOPMAILART

Tim Erenta

Posted by Petrolpetal on April 16, 2014 at 9:34pm 0 Comments

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........


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New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects yesterday. 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 on Monday. 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

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Latin American Mail Art

Started by Deb Wilson in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by anamerari on Saturday. 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Blaine Waterman Apr 10. 347 Replies

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


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GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI1914 - 2014GACAUTOSTORICIZZAZIONE(Corrispondenza) Luciano Pera By Guglielmo Achille CavelliniUna grande amicizia sempre…Continue

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