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Received from Rachel Freeman

Posted by LIGMA on February 9, 2016 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Awesome postcard that says "through hardships through the stars" in…

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Received from Justin Marquis

Posted by LIGMA on February 9, 2016 at 6:16am 1 Comment

Beautiful collage and business card from Justin Marquis (AKA Amor Fati & Ampersand.) Love the use of stamps on the envelope, quite stunning. The photo in the collage is gorgeous as well, I'm so curious as to where it was found. …

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Received from Tonipoet!

Posted by LIGMA on February 9, 2016 at 6:00am 0 Comments

I asked Toni to send me something beautiful, and boy did she deliver.…

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Received from Stripygoose

Posted by LIGMA on February 9, 2016 at 6:00am 0 Comments

Lovely bird art in response to my drawings of birds with things too big for their mouths. I really appreciate it being sent to me, since I had seen it online as well! …

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Long-Lost DKult Trashpo Artifact [Art-in-Fact] UNEARTHED!!

Posted by Thom Courcelle on February 9, 2016 at 2:01am 2 Comments

One of the saddest and MOST EMBARRASSING things that happened during my move in 2014 from the west coast US to the east coast US was the loss of a special DKult Trashpo mailing that was sent from MailArt Martha. She had…

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Winter Greetings from Carina!

Posted by Thom Courcelle on February 8, 2016 at 11:58pm 1 Comment

What's black and white and read all over? Mail Art in my postbox from Carina Granlund!…

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Still celebrating...from Mim comes good ol' wishes

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 8, 2016 at 11:03pm 0 Comments

Very happy to see this vintage altered card from…

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Still celebrating...it's Positively Postal!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 8, 2016 at 11:02pm 0 Comments

What a fun card arrived in today's mail !…

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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 over 4200 members....

 

Latest Activity

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INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART BIENNIAL at TÜRKİYE (TURKEY)

November 28, 2015 at 6pm to March 16, 2016 at 7pm
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION The theme is determined as “Tradition”.The participants may attend the event at least with two works of A4 or formats smaller than A4 size as mail art.The works shouldn’t be exhibited previously.The works should contain original stamp or postmark.Exhibition jury will select two first, second, third and honour prizes.An electronical attandance certificate, photographs of the exhibition and an e-catalogue will be given for the participants whose works are…See More
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Sharon Silverman posted photos
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group minimal video art and digital art
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Gregg Shaw left a comment for Patricio - The Celestial Scribe
"Thanks for including my work in the show!"
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Sharon Silverman posted a status
"Thank you to Artist Ben Brierre for sharing his Street Art photos from Williamsburg, Brooklyn (New York)"
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Brian Callahan commented on Brian Callahan's photo
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YellLeaderMessick

"Thanks Thomas, this yell leader is from a small high school in Indiana, USA from perhaps 1920's or so. I had several images of them and their quotations and thought they were striking. Yell Leader Messick, Yell Leader Van Loon and one other. I…"
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group work in progress
"Quiliano febbraio 2016"
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Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's blog post Alan Brignull: A Book with no name
"glue sticks & mirror ball I hope !"
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jon foster commented on Carina's blog post Stitching stories from Amy Irwen
"The images of those cowboys came from a bunch of books I received from my great-aunt. Not sure if they were hers, but it's nice to now how much they've traveled how often they've been seen in a different context. Seeing them land in…"
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William M commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"thanks everyone! terry, usually i do go to pdx on trips back as i have a lot of friends down there. hopefully next time i'm down there we'll be able to meet up. :)"
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group Ritratto - Portrait
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Where's the like button?"
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Neato."
1 hour ago
Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Ha ha ha! I like these!"
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Oh my gosh! These are so adorable!"
1 hour ago
Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Yes, very cool!"
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Very cool set!"
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Sorry, I packaged them up before I saw this thread of comments. They're going to someone else."
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Thanks Terry! One's on it's way back to you and William. I hope William is okay after the earthquake. "
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Thanks. I like this set too."
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Travel + Mail Art

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by Lorinna Denise Hastings yesterday. 6 Replies

I am planning an extended trip this fall, traveling through Europe and possibly SE Asia.  I have 2 questions for IUOMA members.  First: do members ever meet up in person? The reason I ask is because I think it would be an interesting and fun way to…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart on Saturday. 434 Replies

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

Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 1. 3 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

Tags: documentation, blogging

RECEIVED & SENT ARTWORK

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by TIMOTHY JASON REED Jan 31. 12 Replies

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

Mail Art Egg Project 2016

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Jan 28. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 5th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 18th January – 20th March 2016Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: mailarts, project, Hungary, mailart, arts

Call For Artists 2016

Started by ARTErra Artistic Residence in Mail-Art Projects Jan 20. 0 Replies

Deadline: 15th February 2016Location: Portugual, Lobão da BeiraARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aims of hosting artists by providing them with…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Terry Owenby Jan 20. 26 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

When the Envelope is the At

Started by Twizzle in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jan 19. 2 Replies

This may have been answered at some point in the past but I myself am new here and the gods know where I might find the post that answers this. It could have been years ago..When the envelope, not what's inside the envelope, is the piece of art,…Continue

Tags: envelopes

ANSIA DI STATUA - performance art di bruno cassaglia

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jan 18. 0 Replies

Cari Amici, sabato 23 come vedrete dalla foto, presenterò questa mia nuova azione poetica con nuovi testi e un nuovo metodo. La stagione non è favorevole, ma ci tenevo a presentare questa nuova performance nella galleria dove mossi i primi passi in…Continue

Benjamin Franklin

Started by Christopher J. Madden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet Jan 16. 1 Reply

Hi, my name is Chris Madden and I just received my Doctor of Arts in Leadership Studies.  My dissertation was about Benjamin Franklin.  He was the first Postmaster General, an inventor, world traveler and Peace Negotiator among other titles and…Continue

Tags: Franklin, Benjamin

 
 
 

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