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

Trashpo All-Stars Trashbook Collab: meeah williams (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2014 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

meeah - 7.30.2014 - 1

Cover of mail-art Trashbook collab by IUOMA members meeah williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)

July 31, 2014 - I am knocked out by this stunning…

Continue

Valentine Mark Herman: Tour de France 2014

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 31, 2014 at 1:20pm 1 Comment

These could be Val doodles which he drew while waiting for the Tour de France to pass by on the 12th day.

So can anyone tell me if this is Val's hand writing and did he draw the picture?…

Continue

LONDON MEET UP BAMBOOZLES ME BUT I THANK ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS MUCHLY

Posted by Erni Bär on July 31, 2014 at 12:14pm 6 Comments

Received this card today, oh boy

Four mail artists in London, UK

And though their number's rather small

I had to…

Continue

Seasonal paintings from Theo Nelson

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 31, 2014 at 10:05am 1 Comment

A half-size A4 envelope arrived with a beautiful booklet inside

Theo Nelson sent 4 images of his paintings for…

Continue

Slipping into the Warhol Zone with Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2014 at 4:00am 2 Comments

Susan - 7.30.2014 - 2

Mail-art by IUOMA member Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)

July 30, 2014 - I am always excited to receive mail-art from Susan McAllister who sends perspectives from Berkeley, a place I like a great deal. She has…

Continue

Million thanks to a whole lot of people!

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on July 31, 2014 at 2:14am 1 Comment

I just today got around to organizing the two piles of mail that I've received and been collection on my studio work table. I think the fact that we had a low humidity day helped me have more energy. In any case, I'm feeling good about this. And I've started to send out mail to the senders, and started to add to the pass alongs, and got more postage stamps! yay.   Thanks to everyone!…

Continue

Harford, Radford and Tic Tac

Posted by David Stafford on July 31, 2014 at 1:28am 0 Comments

A giganto barrel of work from Tic Tac, our friend in far off Starnberg. With a collection this big you could start a museum which I have done and now I have to write the copy for the exhibition catalogue. Starting in the upper left hand corner three images become a "Vagrant Story" of the viewer's own…

Continue

Mail art from Marni Webber

Posted by Nina Hermus on July 30, 2014 at 11:35pm 0 Comments

A Wolf dream zine, the house of Superman and lovely stamps! That is a very nice thing  to find in your mail, when you return home after a vacation :-). Thank you Marni. I love it all.…

Continue

Mail art from Suus in Mokum

Posted by Nina Hermus on July 30, 2014 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Mandela's, cross eyed cats and Zentangle! That was the lovely surprise I found in my mail after my vacation. Thank you so much! I love it all.  …

Continue

Marcela Peral in Argentina sends sun shades :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 30, 2014 at 2:53pm 0 Comments

Nice envelope print design:

Lovely art, as always! And Mercela offers her sunglasses? ...as it is winter down…

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........

 

Latest Activity

Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post BLOGGIE WOOGIE
"Very true!"
2 minutes ago
De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Trashpo All-Stars Trashbook Collab: meeah williams (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
"OK - so, as they, say meeah was the "point person" or coordinator on this. I didn't know if the participants had passed this around through the mail or this was going to be a surprise. The material integrates seamlessly. The center…"
9 minutes ago
Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Now here follows where Edmund and I strolled around in the neighbourhood this afternoon (July 31st, 2014), making some nice shots, watching trains, enjoying the straw "sculptures" in the fields, finding a bird nest, resting on a bench etc: "
10 minutes ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Erni Bär's blog post BLOGGIE WOOGIE
"In Seine's method-to-opening-package-from-Erni is part of the How-To of International Mail Art! Even Edmund has been instructed: "
15 minutes ago
Pier Roberto Bassi posted a photo
17 minutes ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Nice for Edmund to get off to the beautiful fields! EdmundGR likes the Greek beach, naturally :-) "
24 minutes ago
Gina Ulgen commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Trashpo All-Stars Trashbook Collab: meeah williams (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
"I've upcycled part of something you sent me too Diane.. recognise the letter? (of course I wouldn't have done that if it was addressed to me! "
33 minutes ago
Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post BLOGGIE WOOGIE
"By no means! It's one of IUOMA's classics."
35 minutes ago
Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post UNDER THE 1000TH BLOG SPELL
"It has always been on August 1st - since almost 67 years now. "
37 minutes ago
Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Erni Bär's blog post BLOGGIE WOOGIE
"Very funny Erni.  Now loose that photo!"
40 minutes ago
Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Erni Bär's blog post UNDER THE 1000TH BLOG SPELL
"Yes, and did you know that Erni's birthday is tomorrow?"
41 minutes ago
MOAN LISA commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Trashpo All-Stars Trashbook Collab: meeah williams (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
"DUCHAMP IS A JERK!"
44 minutes ago
Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group BANANAS
"That is great Lynn.  I found this in the Saatchi Gallery in London this weekend. Although it was on sale, I had to give it a pass."
49 minutes ago
MOAN LISA posted a photo
54 minutes ago
Dan Mouer commented on Merdoc's group Press and Roll: Printmakers making Mail Art
"Lovin' those lithos, Guido."
55 minutes ago
Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post BLOGGIE WOOGIE
"I know how you look and what you're able of: "
1 hour ago
Valentine Mark Herman commented on Dean aka Artist in Seine's group LOST MAIL ART
"Dean sent me a 'Monopoly Vinyl', and it arrived safely"
1 hour ago
Diane Keys commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Trashpo All-Stars Trashbook Collab: meeah williams (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA) & Moan Lisa (Des Moines, Iowa, USA)
"Wow!!! I had no idea!!!  amazing to see where things go that you send out randomly.  this is fantastic and my back and forth with Meeah is always building on itself and evolving which makes it such a satisfying exchange.   I will…"
1 hour ago
Dean aka Artist in Seine commented on Erni Bär's blog post BLOGGIE WOOGIE
"Well come to think of it, I don't think you ever received one of my self-portraits.  We'll have to do something about that is due time. I think Martha recently received one and blogged it."
1 hour ago
Erni Bär replied to Erni Bär's discussion JAMMING WITH EDMUND 2014 in the group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
""HI" back from Hamburg where Edmund Hippo Bär has just returned from his little summer adventure "Exploring the Neighbourhood": "
1 hour ago

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Polls and Surveys - A new one each month!

Forum

Online Representations of Mail Art

Started by lady von halbach in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 24. 10 Replies

Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue

Mail Art Call

Started by David Stafford in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by David Stafford Jul 14. 2 Replies

I think I'm going to do a Mail Art Call but I'm not sure what the best way to announce it. What is the preferred protocol?Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Jul 13. 376 Replies

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

Lost Mail

Started by Megan Sandover-Sly (triscuitbox) in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by An. U. Jun 27. 25 Replies

How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue

Tags: un-received, mail, lost

Nick Canterucci

Started by Mary J. Grellner in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Jun 22. 2 Replies

Hello Everyone:I'm looking for a member named NICK CANTERUCCI....he sent me two postcards, but no return address; can you help?He also wrote "The Almighty Zontar, and IUOMA Memphis.Would love to return something to him, but don't know how to find…Continue

TODAY IS THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL VINYL ART DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Gina Ulgen Jun 17. 4 Replies

TODAY'S THE DAY!16 June, 2014, is going to  be celebrated by Vinyl Artists…Continue

 
 
 

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: October 2015. IUOMA is a non-profit organisation. If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation.

Pay With Bitcoin

© 2014   Created by Ruud Janssen.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service