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From Matthew Stolte: it's BLUE

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 22, 2017 at 9:30am 3 Comments

It's poetic, it's BLUE, it's from Matthew!

It's a fantastic "boekie" :…


Electric Collage

Posted by Robyn Banks on May 22, 2017 at 8:15am 0 Comments

Got this nicely designed collage about electricity from Sabela Bana

Asemic Art by Sabela Bana (A Coruna, Spain)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 21, 2017 at 5:00pm 3 Comments

Mail art by IUOMA member Sabela Bana (A Coruna, Spain)




In from Thom

Posted by FinnBadger on May 21, 2017 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

Great protest…

Mim sends circles and other goodies!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2017 at 12:30pm 2 Comments

An envelope full of mail art omens, Trumpy sticker, …


CatMail from Lynn Gurnee

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2017 at 12:29pm 1 Comment

Meow! Nicely done painting of a furry cat,

on a very simple yet elegant postcard.…


Tweet, tweet, Tweety Trumpy!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2017 at 12:28pm 2 Comments

From Carina in Finland comes our favorite birdie!(Sad guy)

The whole world is commenting about this guy, yes? FluXus…


brain cell - 891

Posted by Beuys hat on May 21, 2017 at 9:33am 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........

Today online on Ning there are over 4500 members....


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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Beuys hat on Wednesday. 486 Replies

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

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by PJ Matilda on Wednesday. 41 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Mail Art Project suggestions

Started by Susan Currier in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 16. 3 Replies

Our small gallery located in our small library that is part of our small college in our fairly small state is looking for a big display.  The goal of the library gallery space is to introduce a variety of art displays to students majoring in…Continue

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Moan Lisa May 12. 18 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by xx Jones May 12. 4 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue


Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions May 11. 0 Replies

   SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY 1887 - Kurt Schwitters &  Marcel Duchamp “UNIVERSI  POSSIBILI / Verso La Globalità Intelligente”  a cura di  Giovanni Bonanno. Dal 6 maggio 2017 al 26 novembre 2017– Due proposte  internazionali presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Italia, Salerno, Ophen, Virtual

Call for Submissions (new lit rag)

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications May 6. 0 Replies

Please submit to Angry Old Man, a brand new rag. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, mail art, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, etc. Angry Old Man Magazine is dedicated…Continue

Tags: fluxus, poetry, submissions, magazine


Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions May 5. 0 Replies

SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYPAVILION LAUTANIA VIRTUAL VALLEY / 1887 - Kurt Schwitters and Marcel Duchamp "UNIVERSI POSSIBLE / Towards Intelligent Globality" by Giovanni Bonanno. Since May 6, 2017 to November 26, 2017- Two international proposals…Continue

Tags: Salerno, Bongiani, Collezione, Gallery, Italia

Addresses- to cover or not?

Started by Karalie in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pam VanderWiel May 4. 11 Replies

Question for the masses....It seems that most everyone keeps a public profile here. What are everyone's thoughts on "blanking out" an address before posting photos of received mail art? Continue





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