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Cool Vintage Photos from Cascadia Artpost!

Posted by Bonniediva on May 25, 2019 at 3:15pm 1 Comment

Thanks, Jack! So wonderful! Bonniediva loves her some vintage!

From "Belgistan"?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 25, 2019 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

Well, an unusual stamp from Belgium!

But a very nice collage fold-out inside,…

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Stunning MINIMAL from Eduardo in Portugal

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 25, 2019 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

Just simply amazing!

and minimal art, not tragic at all.,

on the envelope , too, is art:…

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Enchanting David Stafford sends more!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 25, 2019 at 2:30pm 3 Comments

Here comes L'Occitane or..high octane?

Nice collage on the flip side of one card :-)

Hmmmm...…

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Asemic Readymade by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 25, 2019 at 5:21am 2 Comments

Asemics by IUOMA member Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

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Sabela Baña

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on May 25, 2019 at 12:45am 0 Comments

I received new mail art: Angela Caporaso, Mike Parsons

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 24, 2019 at 11:50pm 0 Comments

I received new mail art. Their collages sent Angela Caporaso from Italy, and Mike Parsons from USA. Thanks!

Michael Orr

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on May 24, 2019 at 11:09pm 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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Mail art by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

"don't get me started remember when Marie Wintzer was sending bags of sand she gathered from (so she claimed) the beach where the nuke reactor happened in Japan? That was whacked/"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's photo
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Mail art by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

"I'm keeping it in plastic except for special occasions. This is nothing. The Trashpo stuff people have sent amounts to a toxic spill. The rotten food dk sent almost got me evicted. The least of my worries inhaling asbestos - did that half my…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's group Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists
"Asemic readymade aka Found Asemics from Nancy Bell Scott (Maine, USA). http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profiles/blogs/asemic-readymade-by-nancy-bell-scott-south-portland-maine-usa"
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Bradford commented on De Villo Sloan's photo
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Mail art by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

"Back then, they did asbestos they could."
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Asemic Readymade by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)
"Thanks, Jayne. Your comments are appreciated. NBS will likely be Queen of Eco-Asemics when that book comes out. To be fair, these readymade and found asemics are not the reason so many people admire her work. Here are some more representative pieces…"
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Amy Irwen replied to Amber Scribble's discussion Pre Summer Circles in the group CIRCLES
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Ruud Janssen left a comment for MaoMao
"Received this sad news: Hi Ruud, Recently, I sent some mail art to MaoMao aka Nat from Australia (http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/ScarletLetterbox). I've had a letter back from her husband letting me know that she has passed away quite…"
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Tabatha
"Hi Tabatha !   please send me  your mailart .....be sure you will receive  something from me  ,, by return ... my ad. is on my page ....Thank you ! "
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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's event "SEA-FIRE-HUMAN" Project 2019 - GREECE
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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's event "SEA-FIRE-HUMAN" Project 2019 - GREECE
"162. EMINA HANDRIC - BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - SUBSISTENCE - - EXISTENCE - "
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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's event "SEA-FIRE-HUMAN" Project 2019 - GREECE
"161. ADRIANA LUCACIU - ROMANIA"
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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's event "SEA-FIRE-HUMAN" Project 2019 - GREECE
"160. MUSEUMOFMAILART - UKREIN"
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De Villo Sloan commented on Mary J. Grellner's blog post NEED YOUR HELP
"Mark Rossmiller, I think we have some obligation to try to be accurate. I do not believe Ray Johnson ever sold his mail art. I would be glad to see some proof that he did and I will concede the point. Ray Johnson was a successful artist during his…"
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Carolyn Cline left a comment for Bonniediva
"Received the coveted Bonzine. I will be passing it around to friends and family, but I might have to hurt somebody if the don’t give it right back! You akay with that?  I should have your add and pass sailing around the world very soon!…"
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Carolyn Cline commented on Bonniediva's blog post Cool Vintage Photos from Cascadia Artpost!
"Those are fantastically cool!"
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Carolyn Cline left a comment for Eva Avenue
"Welcome to IUOMA, Eva! "
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jade H on Thursday. 518 Replies

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

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 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

Mailart offsite exhibitions

Started by Tore Kai Z. in Mail-Art Projects Apr 4. 0 Replies

Hi everyone (:: I'm Tore from Shanghai, currently working & studying between Europe and Australia.  I host a curatorial platform,Underground Flower, which explores new…Continue

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Mar 23. 46 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

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