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From: Cascadia Artpost (0015-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 24, 2020 at 3:21am 1 Comment

A recent postcard from Jack Lattemann, a.k.a. Cascadia Artpost. A political piece on current happenings!

The artistamp, "American Values, Global Warfare" ties in nicely with the artist's sentiments.

Always great to receive mail from Cascadia Artpost! Thanks so…

From: Cheryl Penn (0014-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 24, 2020 at 2:30am 0 Comments

So very excited and pleased to receive mail from Cheryl Penn, a phenomenal conceptual artist from South Africa.

​I've been acquainted with Cheryl for a short time, yet I have come to know of her tremendous output of art. You see, mutual mail art friends have shared Cheryl's asemic writing, visual poetry, artists books and much more. …


Ray from the Crackerjack Kid, and meow

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2020 at 10:52am 0 Comments

All in black came this envelope from Chuck Welch,

full of great artistamps! Wow! BLUE inside and out :-)…


Maciunas and the Classics from Lithuania

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 23, 2020 at 10:52am 0 Comments

He is the Fluxus hero,

and on a stamp from Mindaugas, along with other postage from Vilnius,

plus Mindaugas sent a few CLASSICAL heroes:…


Encore: Richard Canard Does Fluxus

Posted by De Villo Sloan on January 23, 2020 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Mail art by Richard Canard (aka Richard C) (Carbondale, Illinois, USA)

From: Tammy Riggins (0013-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 23, 2020 at 2:58am 0 Comments

The Lyons' Den recently received mail art from Tammy Riggins (Clarksville, TN), a new correspondent and fellow IUOMA member.

A handmade envelope, made from a map, greeted me at the post office. Tammy enclosed an interesting original painting in pastel colors (above). I also got some goodies to enjoy. I especially…


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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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Charlotte Geister left a comment for Cascadia Artpost
"Hi Jack, your special card with german words arrived! I am fascinated, that is the first time I get something in german from a non-german! thanks sooo much! Very threatening but very good composition! I will send something soon! Charlotte"
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Are you addicted?Do you have a problem?Here at the collage club we can help you.A problem shared is a problem halved .A virtual COLLAGIST ANONYMOUS. This is the place to post all your collagescollaborations & cut n paste madness ...Who is your…See More
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This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your…See More
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Mail-Art Cow group

There are a lot of Mail-Art cows out there in the network. In this group I try to collect all the images and collect them. Add your own cows and share them with us.See More
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Fleur Helsingor commented on Karen Champlin's group ATC REBELS
"I'm not sure if I have this card. It doesn't look familiar but my collection is quite large now. I'm not as organized as William M is. Most of my ATCs are jumbled together in two large metal boxes. It would take me a long time to…"
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2020 01 22 from Jade Hutchinson (a)

"Jane and I are both in the UK, and much of this winter has been rain, rain and more rain!"
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2020 01 22 from Jimmy Connors (a)

"Mail from Jimmy Connors ... I wonder what the postie thought? I bet it was studied carefully."
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Minneapolis Gnome commented on Maria Morisot's group Zines
"I'd love to swap zines with folks! I publish "Another Crappy Mini-Zine", which is usually a 1 page folded mini-zine, and have issues 1-10 available right now.   If you'd like to trade zines with me, please contact me to…"
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Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace on Monday. 6 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Petrolpetal Jan 14. 534 Replies

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

mail art

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Many mail artists, perhaps, will not agree, but since 2020, I hear theneed to change, even the way to do mail art, not more advance,for the moment.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.poetamailartfluxusMolti mailartisti, forse, non saranno…Continue

Progetto “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2019. 0 Replies

PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE  DI  ARTE  CONTEMPORANEA SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy).  Progetto “Add e Return”70 Years  Ruggero  Maggi…Continue

Tags: Bongiani, Salerno, Sandro, Internazionale, Maggi

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva Dec 9, 2019. 14 Replies

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

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 8, 2019. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2, 2019. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30, 2019. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21, 2019. 25 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue





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