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2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

Posted by Mail Art Martha on June 19, 2019 at 8:01pm 11 Comments

I had forgotten to post this funny poem by John Ciardi which Bonnidiva sent me

Bonniediva sent me a mini zine, which she rightly calls a bio zine.…

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NO add&pass

Posted by carl baker on June 19, 2019 at 5:36pm 0 Comments

friends,

i am saying again DO-NOT send me add&pass, i am not interested, thanks!

Circulaire 132

Posted by William M on June 19, 2019 at 5:28pm 0 Comments

Selections from a new issue of the assembling zine Circulaire 132 which arrived in my mailbox today.…



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Beautiful Butterflies from Greece

Posted by Linda Rogers on June 19, 2019 at 4:43pm 2 Comments

Thank you so much Katerina.   I LOVE Butterflys!

In other news, I am trying to turn over a new leaf today and catch up with my lagging documentation!  I could try blaming my husband who keeps moving my piles but then 'tis I leaving things in piles ;-)…

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Mail art of Mirta Caccaro

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 19, 2019 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Mail art of Mirta Caccaro from Vicenza (Italia).

Thanks to Mirta!…

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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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DECOS - Do you miss them?

Do you miss Decos? What’s a DECO? It’s a sort of mail art friendship book, but with a theme. Each book has around 6 to 10 pages inside and a THEME. You do a page according to your art style and following the theme, and you mail it to another DECO…See More
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NO add&pass

friends,i am saying again DO-NOT send me add&pass, i am not interested, thanks!See More
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"AGAIN!!!!! stop sending me add&pass"
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Circulaire 132

Selections from a new issue of the assembling zine Circulaire 132 which arrived in my mailbox today.…See More
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Julia Jacques commented on Tammy Riggins's group Informal Art Exchange
"I receive a lot of art mail and want to be sure to return some. I hope when people send they write IUOMA on the envelope or postcard <3"
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Julia Jacques commented on Tammy Riggins's group Informal Art Exchange
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Beautiful Butterflies from Greece

Thank you so much Katerina.   I LOVE Butterflys!In other news, I am trying to turn over a new leaf today and catch up with my lagging documentation!  I could try blaming my husband who keeps moving my piles but then 'tis I leaving things in piles…See More
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Kayenderes commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Summer Greetings To All,  Does anyone have decos to send to me?  Also does anyone want add and pass books?  Just let me know.  thank you.  Have a good one"
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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

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by RUTH GILES Jun 3. 1 Reply

 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

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

Getting Hammered by Email Notifications

Started by Nat in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 4. 7 Replies

I'm not sure what has gone wrong, but I keep getting sent email after email from the platform asking me to approve a friend request.  I approved the friend request days ago but was still getting notifications, and today I finally disabled…Continue

Glue recipe

Started by The Artful Writer in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Linda Rogers Apr 16. 5 Replies

I know there has been discussions about glues and thought this recipe I got from professional decoupage artists might be useful to someone. It's been very humid in my parts and not much else has worked for me. Mix equal parts of Clag (kid's paste…Continue

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012

Started by Afroditi Karamanli in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Apr 14. 42 Replies

Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue

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