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Nancy Bell Scott: Rust never sleeps & proof that leaving the house is overrated

Posted by Artist in Seine on April 23, 2014 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

I didn't make up this title, I was on the envelope.  And Nancy is correct about this text.  If she continues to do great work like this, we should all pay to have her locked up in the house for good. …



Posted by Erni Bär on April 23, 2014 at 3:58pm 2 Comments

If it is, where will it lead me to? To the stars maybe? You don't understand? Four question marks including blog's title. Let's get serious now and look at what was in the letterbox today besides that recycled domestic garbage piece from S. A.:…


S. St John aka Tofu: Sprite

Posted by Artist in Seine on April 23, 2014 at 3:45pm 0 Comments

Another little gem from Tofu.  It looks like there is no end in sight for these wonderful pièces.

Thank You very…


Share, Add and Pass from Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by Angie & Snooky on April 23, 2014 at 3:14pm 0 Comments

I love add and pass projects. They're so chaotic and random but often tell such a complex story. They're often difficult to know what to do with. How to add to them. How to keep them (or why). But, in the end, they represent this carefree compilation of many artists random thoughts, sketches, collages -…


Sandpiper from Matthew Stolte

Posted by Angie & Snooky on April 23, 2014 at 3:08pm 1 Comment

Matthew sent this amazing collage with a Sandpiper.

I haven't really read any Aldo Leopold but…


Will Snooky arrive in time? A fable by Lucky Pierre.

Posted by Angie & Snooky on April 23, 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments

Will Snooky arrive in time? A fable by Lucky Pierre.

Great piece from Lucky Pierre - love the envelope too ...…


A Quickie from Steph Dodson

Posted by Angie & Snooky on April 23, 2014 at 2:59pm 0 Comments

Ha! I'll take a quickie from Steph anytime. Isn't this gorgeous? Love Steph's energetic collage and ORANGE…


Beautiful ATC by Judy Staroscik of Missouri

Posted by Angie & Snooky on April 23, 2014 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

I received the above ATC and handmade card from Judy recently. It came in an awesome envelope with Judy's IUOMA stamp. I always love getting your stuff Judy. Love the little extra papers you sent. The ATC is beautiful...…


Egon Weiss Lettering From David Stafford

Posted by Angie & Snooky on April 23, 2014 at 2:46pm 0 Comments

A gorgeous card arrived from David. Digitally created and with a nice painting on the business side.

A very nice card for me the Snooky.…


Asemic ponies from Dorina Harangus of Turkey

Posted by Angie & Snooky on April 23, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

This gorgeous little postcard and envi arrived from Dornina recently. Just a beautiful painting with some asemic writing. Such a mysterious and beautiful piece.…


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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........


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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart 11 hours ago. 352 Replies

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

New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects Apr 16. 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 Apr 14. 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

Tags: Ophen, Archivio, Bongiani, Mail, Art

Latin American Mail Art

Started by Deb Wilson in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by anamerari Apr 12. 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




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