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Karen Wood

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Incredibly complex collage by Charlotte Geister

Posted by Debra Mulnick on July 22, 2019 at 7:33pm 0 Comments

This amazing collage has so many wonderful details.  First, the blue and yellow flower print (upper right corner) was made by Charlotte.  She juxtaposed the wonderful NY street scene, which has compelling iconic images/billboards with great colors.  The crown on top of the building is a very unique bit of multicolored fabric which Charlotte attached with some…

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And this is MAIL ART from the Sticker Dude

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 22, 2019 at 11:00am 2 Comments

Packet #8 and wonders inside indeed!

Many, many, many stickers and cards...

wise words all:…

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This is MAIL ART from the Sticker Dude

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 22, 2019 at 10:36am 0 Comments

Always fun stickers and stamps, this is packet #7!

Papers and cards, wonderful "mail art omens"!

Special postage on the envelope, too:…

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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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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for Mail Art Martha
"Noi siamo artisti e poeti... e anche un poco filosofi We are artists and poets ... and even a little philosophers"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Sticker Dude also sent  "orange"...so it will be in the mail to you, too, Heleen :-)"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"That seems to be true words... Food for thought at least!"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on E's group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"On youtube there is a great documentary, an interview with Ryosuke Cohen. The interview is in Japanese, voice-over and subtitles in Spanish (so I guess some of you quickly shave to learn one of these languages). But even when you face a language…"
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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay yesterday. 1 Reply

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

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 on Friday. 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 on Friday. 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.

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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