On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Many, many, and a few that I may keep :-)…Continue
Mail art by Lady and Lord Fugue of Sky City with Network…Continue
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 almost 4000 members....
Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue
Would it be rude to ask for mail art sent to me, i collect it?sville georgiaThanks April Hite134 leake streetapt 4cartersville, georgia 30120 Have a nice day everyoneContinue
I am finding that the more ephemera I collect the current system I have for organization is starting to not work as well as when I had less material. How does everybody keep their bits and pieces organized so it doesn't became a disorganized…Continue
I was sent these by some artist on a group im inAprilContinue
Newbie and aspiring mail artist :)My name is April. Angie told me about this group. It looks awesome. I cant wait to get involved.Nice to meet everyone HUGS AprilContinue
Dal 1° al 6 settembre 2015Palazzo Ducale (Sala del…Continue