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Eduardo Cardoso

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David Stafford, Birthday card +. Clever man that David. 

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David Stanley Aponte.USA

Posted by Amy Irwen on April 24, 2014 at 7:56pm 0 Comments

Wonderful postcard from David....sub#7756

and an envelope filled with artwork sub#7789 and goodies...…


Art via Post - ritewhileucan

Posted by Arte Correo CA on April 24, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Amigos, les comparto la entrevista que le realizaron a Denise Price, una de las organizadoras de la Convocatoria de Mail Art "ART VIA POST" de Cambridge Massachusetts, USA. En dicha nota, se comparte una de mis obras, enviada para dicha convocatoria! Muchas gracias Denise y Barb!…


Behind the Times!

Posted by Lynn Radford on April 24, 2014 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

So far was I behind, I thought I might never catch up! Better late than never, right?

Below are links to my most recent blog posts for both INCOMING and OUTGOING mail art.…


FluxRus Mail-Art from Victoria Barvenko (Taganrog, Russia)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 24, 2014 at 5:25pm 1 Comment

Victoria - 4.24.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Victoria Barvenko (Taganrog, Russia)

April 24, 2014 - While belated, I have for some time wanted to share this wonderful mail-art from FluxRus friend Victoria Barvenko. I follow…


Mail Art in the Clouds, the sequel.

Posted by Mail Art Martha on April 24, 2014 at 8:18am 20 Comments

The previous two blogs are published in the eBook Mail Art Through my Letterbox, above.  Now it is time for a new blog and here it is, lovingly compiled with gratitude to all my artistic friends and friendly artists who have kindly sent me their contributions. …


PetrolPetal.South Africa

Posted by Amy Irwen on April 24, 2014 at 5:40am 0 Comments

PetrolPetal has been very generous with her wonderful Mail Art Works....

Art Envelope received 01.22.14

A beautiful drawing with paper and fiber elements....also some wonderful fibers…



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a New Year greetings received 01.17.14

very nice fiber piece...thank you Ti Ar *!*


Posted by Amy Irwen on April 24, 2014 at 5:01am 0 Comments

I received "Birdmail"...thank you Gunter <3

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........


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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Lynn Radford 2 hours ago. 353 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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