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Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 17, 2019 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

Joel Cohen has sent...so far, 6 packets of goodies!

and I will be putting stickers EVERYWHERE! (well, on mail art. that is :-)

See ALL six packets, I added to this blog:…

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Mail Jackpot-Thanks Katerina (momkat), Mark Rossmiller, Cherub Ayers, A.Doyle, Mary Grellner

Posted by The Artful Writer on July 17, 2019 at 1:16am 0 Comments

I haven't checked the mail box for a week and found a nice stash waiting for me.  Thanks all.

New mail art from Rose!

Posted by Lani Burshtein on July 17, 2019 at 12:24am 0 Comments

Is the World Going to End Soon?

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 16, 2019 at 2:15am 0 Comments

Dear Fike, much worse things than climate change will come to the inhabitants of the Earth, if they do not repent of their wickedness. I implore you to listen to Mary and, "Pray. Pray. Pray."

From: Werner Noske (0076-0519)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on July 16, 2019 at 2:00am 0 Comments

This wonderful post card arrived from Germany on May 2. It is the first piece of mail from Werner Noske, a professional artist and fellow member of IUOMA.

Woodcut (Holzschnitt) Print by Werner Noske,…

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Tree

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 16, 2019 at 1:59am 0 Comments

I recently read that Saint Padre Pio, like Saint Francis, had a great love and reverence for everything about nature.

A Lonely Voice

Posted by Mark Rossmiller on July 16, 2019 at 1:24am 0 Comments

I was told recently by De Villo Sloan to take my "bullshit," and leave IUOMA.

Similarly, Jayne B. Lyons told me yesterday that my content is inappropriate for this site.

These are not the only incidents I faced where people were against my inclusion of Catholicism in my art and my life happenings.

Well, even before Jayne commented on my post, I came across the apparition of the Virgin of Revelation to the Tram driver in Rome, Bruno Cornacchiola. In her…

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blog the first

Posted by Mary Anne on July 15, 2019 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

Tarraa ta ta tarraaah!  here goes nothing though I should say at first that I am not much in love with computers and only take to them as a last resort.  To me they are like saws or alarm clocks; merely a convenient tool.  Not that cutting something in half - or being on time - is without its pleasures but a blunt tooth or missed appointment will hardly ruin a life.

It has been a sunny morning and I have been multi-tasking (again) which is to say that I have been waiting for the…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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from MARK ROSSMILLER: I'm not sure what this is. It was received on SAT, 13 JUL 2019, but in a private message received on WED, 16 JUL 2019, Mark professed to not being involved in making art, calling for prayers of peace. So this piece (peace?) may…
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Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Vel Crowe Jul 8. 2 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter Jun 25. 10 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jun 24. 0 Replies

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 9. 0 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Enzo Correnti Jun 8. 521 Replies

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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions Jun 8. 0 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects May 20. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Shozo Shimamoto - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Museum                                                          …Continue

Tags: Ryosuke, Cohen, Cavellini, Achille, Shimamoto

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