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Posted by Cherub Ayers on June 20, 2019 at 7:52pm 0 Comments

Thank you for your wonderful mail art!


Posted by Cherub Ayers on June 20, 2019 at 7:51pm 0 Comments

Bonniediva, Thank you for this amazing envelope of happy mail art!  I always look forward to your mail art!

I received mail art from Dmitry Babenko (Russia)

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 20, 2019 at 5:28pm 0 Comments

I received mail art from Dmitry Babenko (Russia).

Thanks to Dmitry.

Card arrived from Jennie Hinchcliff

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 20, 2019 at 1:37pm 0 Comments

It's always a Red Letter Day when Jennie is in the mail box :-)

It is awesome:

if I can manage to show the "fine print" as well:…


Card arrived from the Crackerjack Kid

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 20, 2019 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

From Sir Kid!

Always good to see Chuck Welch and Cascadia collabs in the mail!

Many thanks…


Card arrived from John Held Jr.

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 20, 2019 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

"I left my heart...lalalala...la"

He be wondering what it's all about?

Thank you,…



Posted by Michael Orr on June 20, 2019 at 1:05pm 3 Comments


Posted by Mail Art Martha on June 19, 2019 at 8:01pm 11 Comments

I had forgotten to post this funny poem by John Ciardi which Bonnidiva sent me

Bonniediva sent me a mini zine, which she rightly calls a bio zine.…


NO add&pass

Posted by carl baker on June 19, 2019 at 5:36pm 0 Comments


i am saying again DO-NOT send me add&pass, i am not interested, thanks!

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


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"patience sweetheart - the postmen have to add their little bit as well you know . . . ."
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Toni Hanner -- tonipoet left a comment for Tom Hilgartner
"Hi Tom, I received your A & P's the other day, including the little booklet. Your record-keeping method is quite impressive. I keep track but nothing nearly so complete as what you do!"
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Under the same Sky

Sharon Silverman's call was very interesting. Why not turn it into a Group or is it a Group already?Publish a photo of the sky above you (only the sky and no buildings and/or trees) and mention date, time and location you took the photo.See More
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Are you addicted?Do you have a problem?Here at the collage club we can help you.A problem shared is a problem halved .A virtual COLLAGIST ANONYMOUS. This is the place to post all your collagescollaborations & cut n paste madness ...Who is your…See More
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When you could send a piece of Mail-Art to the Moon. What would you send? When you think of it, why not try to send something to the Moon and report here the results.....
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Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 9. 0 Replies

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

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.

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 8. 0 Replies

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

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

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by RUTH GILES Jun 3. 1 Reply

 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

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects May 20. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

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

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Museum                                                          …Continue

Tags: Ryosuke, Cohen, Cavellini, Achille, Shimamoto

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 4. 7 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

Glue recipe

Started by The Artful Writer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Linda Rogers Apr 16. 5 Replies

I know there has been discussions about glues and thought this recipe I got from professional decoupage artists might be useful to someone. It's been very humid in my parts and not much else has worked for me. Mix equal parts of Clag (kid's paste…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Apr 14. 42 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue





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