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From Spain from Antonia

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

Antonia Mayol Castello sends beautiful inked cards,



From Italy from Walter

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 1:02pm 1 Comment

Walter Pennacchi creates these amazing structures,

of cardboard and folds that open to architectural forms.

This one highlights the "K" in Katerina, KAT:…


From France from Francoise

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

Beautiful leaf from Francoise Soupel...like an Japanese etegami!

This arrived some time ago, also with perfumes!…


From Italy from Giovanni

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

Some very fascinating postcards, art work from Giovanni Donaudi arrived in Greece:

They are really well done and interesting to see, almost Homer Simpson gang?

Fascinating are the vintage postage…


From Italy from Moreno

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 7, 2019 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

More SHOZO heads Add/Pass arrived from Moreno Menarin,

and they are quite special "IMAGINE PEACE" copies,

to which I add on the back side, too :-)…


John Evans to Mick Boyle 1986

Posted by Mick Boyle on December 6, 2019 at 9:53pm 1 Comment

Avenue B School of…


Ali Khat and friends for Christmas

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2019 at 1:27pm 4 Comments

Mail Art Martha sent a fun fold-out envelope/mail art.

Pig Year is ending...What surprises inside:…


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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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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva 8 hours ago. 14 Replies

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

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects yesterday. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Lutz Wohlrab Nov 24. 530 Replies

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

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21. 27 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Nov 6. 20 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

Article about Mini Accordion Books

Started by Carolyn Hasenfratz Winkelmann in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Nov 4. 6 Replies

I just published an article about making tiny accordion books out of paper scraps and old collage material. Enjoy!…Continue

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Nov 3. 37 Replies

Are you working both in Mail-Art and Fluxus? If yes, what is the difference for you when you work in one of the fieldsContinue

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