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This just might be my #1900 blog (or #1902?)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 12, 2016 at 4:43pm 0 Comments

Let's cut-to-the-chase: 1900...turn-of-the-century or #1900…


STILL celebrating...from Carina in Finland

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 12, 2016 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

It has been a very Happy, Happy birthday week in the…


STILL celebrating...from Suus in Mokum

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What a beauty! (and this may be my blog #1900?)*…


STILL celebrating...from Stan Askew

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 12, 2016 at 4:38pm 0 Comments

CELEBRATE! There was even an unusual postal delivery this…


The Eduardo Munez Letter Project

Posted by Bumblebee Cee on February 12, 2016 at 12:54am 2 Comments

I've been corresponding with Ruth, the writer of the Eduardo Munez film project, and they are at 118 letters towards their goal of 200. The deadline has been extended to March 21st so there is plenty of time to send more mailart magic their way…


Order Pear Stamps, Pre-order Moon International Stamps

Posted by Jubula on February 11, 2016 at 7:40pm 3 Comments

Lovely new .10 pear stamps available from the US Post Office.

Call 1-800-782-6724 (1-800STAMP24). Quantities available:500 for $50.00 or 10,000 or $1000. The new international Moon stamp will be issued on February 22. You can pre-order it…


Angela COPE: Monkey Beer

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on February 11, 2016 at 5:30pm 5 Comments

The year of the Monkey and the month of the…


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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 over 4200 members....


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The Eduardo Munez Letter Project

I thought this would be a fun project for people who are into sending mail art or letters. Deadline is March 21, 2016.The money they were looking to raise on Indiegogo has been successful so they are actively looking for mail. There is a possibility of a mail art exhibit after the film has been shown but has not been set in stone.Join in the fun and flood the Royal Mail Box! Make the film a big success! Ruth Tapp has been the go-to person for the film. She wrote the screenplay. For further…See More
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Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carmela Rizzuto on Wednesday. 4 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

Tags: documentation, blogging

Travel + Mail Art

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by Lorinna Denise Hastings on Monday. 6 Replies

I am planning an extended trip this fall, traveling through Europe and possibly SE Asia.  I have 2 questions for IUOMA members.  First: do members ever meet up in person? The reason I ask is because I think it would be an interesting and fun way to…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart Feb 6. 434 Replies

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


Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by TIMOTHY JASON REED Jan 31. 12 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

Mail Art Egg Project 2016

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Jan 28. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 5th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 18th January – 20th March 2016Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: mailarts, project, Hungary, mailart, arts

Call For Artists 2016

Started by ARTErra Artistic Residence in Mail-Art Projects Jan 20. 0 Replies

Deadline: 15th February 2016Location: Portugual, Lobão da BeiraARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aims of hosting artists by providing them with…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Terry Owenby Jan 20. 26 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

When the Envelope is the At

Started by Twizzle in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jan 19. 2 Replies

This may have been answered at some point in the past but I myself am new here and the gods know where I might find the post that answers this. It could have been years ago..When the envelope, not what's inside the envelope, is the piece of art,…Continue

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ANSIA DI STATUA - performance art di bruno cassaglia

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jan 18. 0 Replies

Cari Amici, sabato 23 come vedrete dalla foto, presenterò questa mia nuova azione poetica con nuovi testi e un nuovo metodo. La stagione non è favorevole, ma ci tenevo a presentare questa nuova performance nella galleria dove mossi i primi passi in…Continue

Benjamin Franklin

Started by Christopher J. Madden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet Jan 16. 1 Reply

Hi, my name is Chris Madden and I just received my Doctor of Arts in Leadership Studies.  My dissertation was about Benjamin Franklin.  He was the first Postmaster General, an inventor, world traveler and Peace Negotiator among other titles and…Continue

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