On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Mail art by IUOMA member Richard Canard…Continue
just received artwork with the following address written on it.
I know that call it asemic writing is a joke but i just can't seem to understand it. People just need to start having cursive lessons at school...…Continue
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 over 4100 members....
I'm curious as to what the smallest piece of mail art that someone has sent is? I have a couple of smaller pieces that I would like to send but am worried that they may get lost in the mail, I'm thinking that they would be better off sent in an…Continue
What are your favorite pens to use in mail art? I have a few good (sort of) ones for my regular-size collage work -- for applying lines, not for actually writing -- but they aren't turning out to be great for mail-art scale. New ones for writing,…Continue
How come...?When I add a blog post I put the photo at the top, but when it features on my page and on the lest hand side of the main iuoma page, only the title shows and not the photo, until you click on the link? Can anyone explain please?Many…Continue
Would it be rude to ask for mail art sent to me, i collect it?sville georgiaThanks April Hite134 leake streetapt 4cartersville, georgia 30120 Have a nice day everyoneContinue
I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue
Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue