On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.

Members

Blog Posts

Sabela Mail

Posted by Ann Golden on October 22, 2020 at 12:16am 0 Comments

Love Sabela’s sticker and enjoyed her postcards.…

Continue

Jenn mail

Posted by Ann Golden on October 22, 2020 at 12:10am 0 Comments

Jenn’s mail thanking me for brightening her day, brightened mine.

Mother Brando mail

Posted by Ann Golden on October 22, 2020 at 12:08am 0 Comments

Received a playful envelope , copies of collages,and some ATCs I posted in ATC Rebels.

Another Mother Brando creation.

Posted by Ann Golden on October 22, 2020 at 12:04am 0 Comments

Glad you got my postcard.Fun to use Japanese post card image from Debra and appropriate stamps.Working on another envelope for you .Thought I had posted earlier.

Thea Hollister mail

Posted by Ann Golden on October 22, 2020 at 12:00am 0 Comments

Love Thea’s outstanding postcard. I have an envelope ready to go, but still waiting for address verification, since it as not clear  not clear due to cancellation.

And more MomKat

Posted by Ann Golden on October 21, 2020 at 11:59pm 0 Comments

Mom Kat

Posted by Ann Golden on October 21, 2020 at 11:56pm 1 Comment

Received some belated and overlapping mailings. As far as  can see when Katerina used full zip code it was returne, but shorter version worked. …

Continue

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........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

Latest Activity

Richard Canard left a comment for Bradford
"21.10.20 Dare Sir Bradford,...looking forward to the second coming of the Yves Klein postcard ("Leap into the Void")  -a monumental  event in contemporary art.......& the Doonesbury Cartoon Postage Stamps (via Michael…"
12 minutes ago
Bradford commented on michael thompson's photo
Thumbnail

Yves Klein Commemorative (France)

"I made an Yves Klein stamp and a postcard some years ago, but never shared it or the postcard version.  I need to dig that up and be ready for the next anniversary."
3 hours ago
Cascadia Artpost commented on Jennifer Wallace's photo
Thumbnail

2020 10 20 Jack Cascadia Latteman (a)

"Jennifer - Yes, a controversy "stirred up" by Katerina, with some spice added by Richard C ;-]  Bud is my companion cat and sincelery believes in his cat-ness.  :-]"
4 hours ago
Debra Mulnick posted photos
5 hours ago
Sabela Baña posted blog posts
5 hours ago
Ann Golden posted blog posts
6 hours ago
Jennifer Wallace posted a photo

2020 10 20 Jack Cascadia Latteman (a)

Thanks Jack! Mind you, I had to look up what Holsteins actually look like to see the connection.
6 hours ago
Jennifer Wallace posted a photo
6 hours ago
Ann Golden commented on Ann Golden's blog post Mom Kat
"More MomKat"
6 hours ago
michael thompson commented on michael thompson's photo
6 hours ago
Ann Golden commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Renee sent me 2 ATCs"
6 hours ago
michael thompson left a comment for Bradford
"I mailed my first piece in 1990, but perhaps some of the old envelopes that I've employed have earlier dates on them, but I can't contend that my work pre-dates 1990. My first was a stamp of Bug Bunny taken from a magazine with his ears…"
6 hours ago
Ann Golden commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
6 hours ago
Ann Golden commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Though I has posted this ATC by Jenn  and realize had not. Thank you again."
6 hours ago
Ann Golden replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Renee aka Mother Brando sent back a duo  started with map background and Circular symbol.Will be returning one to her with a trio to work on and ..."
6 hours ago
Ann Golden replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Received a trio started by me with paper and stamping added embellishments by Fleur and a mah jong tile and bubbles by OLena"
7 hours ago
Ficus strangulensis posted photos
7 hours ago
Richard BAUDET commented on Richard BAUDET's photo
Thumbnail

thank you Michael Dillon ( front )

"very good painting ! Thanks ! "
8 hours ago
Richard BAUDET posted photos
8 hours ago
Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"Im pleased it turne dout how it did. I love doing atc jams, everyone has different ideas and tecniques and it makes you have to think on how to mesh everyones addings together to make it become the art."
8 hours ago

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Polls and Surveys - A new one each month!

Forum

Help!

Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by FELIPE LAMADRID 19 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi Everyone, I need to send a mailer piece to 3 people and have them send me one back for a class! If anyone is interested please comment back, my art is very socially conscious and photographic as well as includes text. Thanks so much. Continue

Glück

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on Saturday. 5 Replies

What Do you think of the poetry of Louise Elisabeth Glück?(Unfortunately, it is not in the Mail Art.)Continue

Does GENDER really matter? | OPEN CALL FOR MAIL ARTIST esposizione nella galleria Visioni Altre di Venezia

Started by Guenda Mai in Mail-Art Projects Oct 8. 0 Replies

Open Call for Artist dedicata alla DIFFERENZA DI GENERELa galleria VISIONI ALTRE di Venezia in collaborazione con il collettivo AE di Roma, invita gli artisti a riflettere sul tema contestualizzandolo nel proprio quadro socio-geografico.I temi della…Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Oct 5. 6 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

Convocatoria

Started by Francisco Salcedo García in Mail-Art Projects Oct 4. 0 Replies

Tu visión de El Principito "Le Petit Prince" hasta el 20 de diciembre 2.020. Enviar a: Departamento de Francés, IES Juan Sebastián Elcano, carretera de Tentegorra, s/n30.394 Cartagena Murcia España.A todos los participantes se les enviará respuesta…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Sabrina S Sep 25. 1 Reply

Is there a problem with the font size again?Continue

What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad Sep 25. 9 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects Sep 23. 0 Replies

I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

Can the font size please be back to what it first was?Continue

UNITI NELLA MAIL ART di Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín e Chuck Welch, 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 2. 0 Replies

UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue

Tags: Chuck, e, Welch, 2020, Contemporary

Bewaren

 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-mar-2021.   If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

© 2020   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service