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A handmade upcycling medicine box...

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:51am 0 Comments

The last medicine box was too large, so I made a new one now.

If you want the last one, please let me know I can give out.…


Dear Erni

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:38am 0 Comments

I always has to wait till the HSV wins a game to post one of your works thats the reason why I´m so late! ;)

bath roman

Posted by Tomoe N on April 26, 2015 at 8:32am 0 Comments

I made a magnet with a bath roman (name of the Japanese bath salts) pull top. Behind it I pasted a sheet of magnet cut-out with the size.…



Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:30am 0 Comments

sent me mäander! Thank you!

Keith Chambers the second

Posted by Frieder Speck on April 26, 2015 at 8:26am 0 Comments

Some more Dotheads are greating an I `m happy Thank…



Posted by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES on April 26, 2015 at 7:47am 0 Comments

We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we decided to use them as the theme for the production of Mail Art. These words are the starting point to imagine, create and reactivate the discussion about fashion and projects. At the same time, they allow us to combine fashion and artistic practicum with…

Ocular Snacks

Posted by Bhomas Trown on April 26, 2015 at 3:01am 0 Comments

Incoming from Jason C. Motsch. Looks at these snacks!

Rebecca Guyver, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on April 26, 2015 at 12:46am 1 Comment

Clear envelope, lots of material, a collaboration and a collage scannerpo.  Thank you!…


David Stafford, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on April 26, 2015 at 12:43am 1 Comment

Thank you, David!…


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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 almost 4000 members....


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The Postcard is an often used medium in Mail-Art. Here is an overview of funny postcards that have been sent out or received. Please join in and post the postcards you receive or send out.See More
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Mariana Serban commented on Ruud Janssen's group Guido Vermeulen (1954-2014)
"I'm so sorry for you Guido !!!! Iknow is late to say this on 26 apr.2015 !!!! but I couldn't belive my eyes !!! This evening, at about ten o"clock I found out.... it is nothing more to say...just drawing something nice for a generous…"
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March 29, 2015 to July 31, 2015
Los invito a participar en ésta nueva convocatoria: POESÍA VISUAL y todo que ustedes quieran enviar. Son libres de participar con tarjetas postales, libros, zines, artist stamps .... Todo seran bienvenido.  La diversidad es algo maravilloso!Tema y tamaño : libre.  Sin jurado y sin devolución.  PLAZO: 30/07/2015.Crearemos Una Instalación colectiva en el MAC Museo de Arte. Eso será en septiembre de 2015. Documentación a todos los participantes. Exposición permanente en línea. Editamos un libro digital.Enviar a:ROSA GravinoChacabuco 8332500 - Cañada de GómezArgentinaI invite you to participate in this new call: VISUAL POETRY and everything you want to send. They are free to participate with postcards, books, zines, artist stamps .... All will be welcome. Diversity is wonderful! Theme and size: free. No jury and no return. Deadline: 30/07/15We will create a collective Installation at MAC, Art Museum. That will be in September 2015. Documentation to all participants. Permanent…See More
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Guido Vermeulen (1954-2014)

Guido Vermeulen06/03/1954 (Etterbeek)23/09/2014 (Schaarbeek)Woonachtig te SchaarbeekSee More
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"This postcard was sent to me by Lynn Britton Radford, to alter and post here to the group as a part of the 5089 Digi Distortion Project. Here is my addition. On back Lynn wrote: Created April 13, 2015 No. 5/6 294/365 "
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Postal History and Mail Art at PO Box 170681

April 26, 2015 to July 31, 2015
This month I have been mailing out a new mail art series of postcards about the Transcontinental Arrows. These were the concrete arrows placed across the sparsely populated U.S. West in order to help guide early airmail flights.More about the series on my blog. This has made me think about the idea of creating more mail art that also tells some aspect of postal history. Does anyone else create mail art that tells some of his or her country’s postal history?  Or would you want to create a piece? The mail art based on postal history I receive between now and July 31, 2015 will be cataloged and presented online.  It will also be included in one of our “show-n-tells” at an upcoming meeting of the Correspondence Coop in San Francisco.  Please note, this time I am looking for pieces about postal history and not mail art history (that will be another category altogether for a different…See More
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mail art della serie " wabi-sabi art"

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart 7 hours ago. 402 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 18. 0 Replies

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue


Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"


English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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