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Outgoing mail...

Posted by Joe Oliveira on December 7, 2016 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

I'm so bad on posting stuff on line, that those are probably already at the destination... :D…

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Add & Pass

Posted by Joe Oliveira on December 7, 2016 at 2:05pm 0 Comments

Thanks for the beautiful card Patricia, was fun to intereact with..…

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Art mail received...

Posted by Joe Oliveira on December 7, 2016 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

Sorry guys for take ages to post here what i've got lately, but i'm not much of an online person...

Got this lovely piece from Anita, thank you so much, hope…

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#safetypin from Thom Courcelle

Posted by Melissa Wand on December 7, 2016 at 12:38am 0 Comments

I really like this idea. Thanks Thom!…

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Last Banana Rag :-(

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2016 at 8:24pm 0 Comments

Anna Banana sent the last of her publication:the Banana…

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Nice doggie from Wisconsin-sin-sin

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2016 at 8:18pm 1 Comment

Always a stunning collage/painted postcard arrives from Port…

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Friendship books from Betina in Denmark

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2016 at 8:17pm 0 Comments

Very small little boekies arrived from Denmark,…

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Incoming from Valery Shimanovsky

Posted by William M on December 6, 2016 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

We've got you surrounded. Love all the stamps surrounding 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 4400 members....

 

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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.Please only comments about mail-art projects or announcements. Other comments will be removed.See More
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Lidia Pizzo
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Hanne Madsen
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van Patland. I´d…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Karina Thomas
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van Patland. I´d…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Gordon Macitosh
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van Patland. I´d…"
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Patricio - The Celestial Scribe left a comment for Sergio R. Samayoa
"Earthling, this may be the last but certainly it´s not the least welcome message to IUOMA you are going to receive. I’m a celestial mail artist living in a heavenly corner of the faraway universe called Republik van Patland. I´d…"
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Kerri Pullo commented on Moan Lisa's blog post Out of the Loop
"I know this all to well myself... I sincerely wish you well."
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Karalie posted a status
"I feel so out of the loop! It's been a while... I've received some pretty awesome mail & will post pictures and TY's soon. :O)"
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"Merci bras, merci jambes, merci cervelle et tout le reste... Ti"
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already mild neon commented on already mild neon's group Abécédaire planétaire
"Jan, I don't have your S yet, maybe you forgot to post the image? "
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already mild neon commented on already mild neon's group Abécédaire planétaire
"Thanks Suzanne, I will switch mine out - no art will go to waste! "
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"I received the Hal McGee created Level 1 Facsimile Edition-photos of intro material posted just now. For more content see LEVEL on Facebook"
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Toni Hanner -- tonipoet commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post William M.'s Stripey Mail Art
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DKULT commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"Dkult must be united or it just doesn't work--we must not fall apart from the inside!!  I will kiss-and-make-up, but will he??"
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Melissa Wand commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post Ruud Janssen's very official Mail Art
"Technical and Beautiful looking at the same time!"
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Nadia Aroca commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group black and white
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Where buy a jagged outline post stamps machine

Started by OLIVARES DUQUE Azucena in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Corgifeet on Sunday. 4 Replies

Hello every body! I just love jagged outlines post stamps, and I would love to produce some lines, or letters or poststamps with this méthode.But no way, I can't find anywhere (France nor USA) a machine or any explanation to be able to built it in…Continue

Tags: DYV, machine, stamp, jagged

Digital Call: The Art of the Bird

Started by A. Sleep in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by A. Sleep Nov 28. 2 Replies

The Art of the Bird  DIGITAL CALL: I am collecting middle finger selfies, please contribute here.…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Predrag Kovačić Nov 21. 468 Replies

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

Mail art exchange

Started by Brittany Ellis in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Shelly Tracy Nov 11. 12 Replies

I'm looking for more people to begin exchanging mail art with. Does anyone wasn't to become my new mail art friend?

Good Art Pens?

Started by Nancy Bell Scott in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Nov 6. 82 Replies

What are your favorite pens to use in mail art?  I have a few good (sort of) ones for my regular-size collage work -- for applying lines, not for actually writing -- but they aren't turning out to be great for mail-art scale.  New ones for writing,…Continue

Tags: pen

mail art call

Started by Tony M in Mail-Art Projects Nov 3. 0 Replies

MAIL ART CALLThe World Day of the False Artist Stamp committee (JMFTA) had the honor to announce that Denens, wine village and capital of scarecrows near Lausanne in Switzerland, has been chosen to receive this event.So I announce officially that…Continue

Retrospettiva di Anna Boschi 1967 - 2017

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Fluxus and Mail-Art Nov 2. 0 Replies

Retrospettiva di Anna Boschi 1967-2017Pinacoteca della Rocca Sforzesca di Dozza (BOsabato 5 novembre 2016 - domenica 4 dicembre 2016…Continue

Tags: ROCCA, PINACOTECA, S., SFORZESCA, terme

II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme: "My vision for my country"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Annihilating Angel Oct 27. 6 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “II International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “My vision for my…Continue

Barudaks! International Mail Art, Theme : Children

Started by Pandu Purwadi in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Annihilating Angel Oct 27. 1 Reply

Cultures in around the world are different each other, but we can make them unique when mixing them together. Also, Indonesia has diversity in every aspect such as culture and art. This is not big problem, but it's great change for empowerment…Continue

Tags: children, art, mail

mailart project "cats" – deadline extended

Started by Renate Blaes in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Renate Blaes Oct 21. 11 Replies

In spring 2017 will be an exhibition with my mailart projekt "cats". Therefore the deadline is extended to: 28.02.2017You can have a look to the already arrived mailart on my blog:…Continue

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