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2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

Posted by Mail Art Martha on July 19, 2019 at 9:03pm 12 Comments

Carmen Kennedy sent an atmospheric composition. a collage by her

on a paining by a friend of hers, and a lovely small card of oriental flavour…

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Posted by Francisco sánchez Gil on July 19, 2019 at 11:38am 0 Comments

Incoming: Kathy Barnett and Cherub Ayers

Posted by William M on July 19, 2019 at 10:19am 0 Comments

A chicken wheel of fortune from Kathy Barnett. I'm not sure how to describe these pieces with sort of moveable part. For some reason this makes me think of when FoghornLeghorn started to advertise for KFC...



A nice…

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From: Judith Dagan (0083-0519)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on July 19, 2019 at 1:53am 1 Comment

Mail art from Judith Dagan (Israel), received May 14, 2019...

"End of the Line" Asemic collab between Judith Dagan (Israel) and De Villo Sloan (USA).

So thrilled to receive this piece from Judi Dagan. We are both members of the "Asemic Writing…

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Mail Art Forever by Diana Hale

Posted by Mizael Contreras on July 18, 2019 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Today I received this absolutely breathtaking postcard from Diana Hale.

Medium is papercutting and size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I don't have to tell (you can see it on the image) the cutting is so fine and the figures are so precious and the design is so clever that this is already one of my favorite MailArt ever!

Thank you…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Jayne Barket Lyons joined John Gayer's group
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mini mail art

one could say this is a group for the small minded or those interested in shrinking the archive...See More
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carl baker commented on Litsa Spathi / NOBODY's group [F]luxus Embassy
"mary anne, thats perfect, i love it!"
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Mary Anne commented on Litsa Spathi / NOBODY's group [F]luxus Embassy
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Sharon Silverman posted photos
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Sharon Silverman posted a status
"MailArt Book - Volume 15 - A Collaboration between me and John Held Jr. of San Francisco, CA"
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Terry Owenby commented on John Gayer's group mini mail art
"John Gayer... Nice stuff from Carl Baker! "
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Terry Owenby commented on John Gayer's group mini mail art
"I like your explanation of mail art, Mary Anne...like an old oriental religion. Ha. :-) "
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group PERFORMANCE ART- WEB PERFORMANCE
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Ilya Semenenko-Bassin replied to Giovanni Bonanno's discussion Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"
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Carolyn Cline left a comment for Jeremy Ng
"Welcome to the Add&Pass group! Send to me anytime. I love A&P Hugs, Carolyn"
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marlies wilding commented on Sharon Silverman's event 50 MAILART BOOKS
"i am very interested in this!  do you want all 10 pieces at once?  or anytime between now and january 28 of 2020?  is there a minimum size?  thank you      marlies wilding"
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marlies wilding might attend Sharon Silverman's event

50 MAILART BOOKS at This is an interactive event - All participating Artists receive a book

May 28, 2019 at 6pm to January 28, 2020 at 7pm
I am inviting MailArtists to send me 10 original pieces of work. Any theme. Artwork must be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches. I will scan your artwork and combine it with 10 pieces of my work and create a one of a kind MailArt Book for each of us. I…See More
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Norma Soulet posted a status
"Friends, If you send me mail art, I will make time to send you something back. :) Thanks"
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Norma Soulet commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"Hi Friends, I will not be doing any Add N' Pass for a while. Please make a note of this.  Received 5 from Moreno Menarin and 1 from Bonniediva yesterday. I will finish those and pass them along. Thanks, Norma"
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Norma Soulet commented on SamaLama's group Thee Add & Pass Book Club
"Hi Friends, I am taking a break from doing the Add N' Pass for a while. I have to many projects pending right now. Please make a note of this. Thanks , Norma"
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Natalia Maidana posted a blog post
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Olivia Arrow left a comment for Judy Staroscik
"Thanks for the postcard! I can't tell if there was a collage that fell off en route, but I love the subtle beauty of it regardless. XO"
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Mary Anne left a comment for Sharon Silverman
"I've made a start"
16 hours ago
John Gayer commented on John Gayer's group mini mail art
"Received from Carl Baker: an envelope packed with a handful of small items. Here's a sample, which includes a very nice booklet and an assortment of other things. Thanks very much Carl!  "
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50 MAILART BOOKS at This is an interactive event - All participating Artists receive a book

May 28, 2019 at 6pm to January 28, 2020 at 7pm
I am inviting MailArtists to send me 10 original pieces of work. Any theme. Artwork must be no larger than 8.5 x 11 inches. I will scan your artwork and combine it with 10 pieces of my work and create a one of a kind MailArt Book for each of us. I…See More
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Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin 12 hours ago. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Tiny Whisk 18 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Vel Crowe Jul 8. 2 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter Jun 25. 10 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Enzo Correnti Jun 8. 521 Replies

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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 8. 0 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects May 20. 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

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