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Thanks to Jon Foster for the awesome Throw Aways!

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 1:49am 1 Comment

Jon sent an envelope of his "junk" papers.  I consider these to be true treasures and will use them in my forthcoming works of art.  Thanks so much, Jon for the special package!

another special communication from Ed Giecek

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 1:47am 0 Comments

I always smile when getting an envelope from Ed.  He shares my love of Bob Dylan!  Did you know there is a Dylan song called "Ramona".  It's not one of his greatest hits but I feel honored anyhow!   …

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my first mail art from Tom Hilgartner

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 1:38am 0 Comments

I received a fantastic decorated envelope containing unique treasures from Mr. Thomas Hilgartner!  Thanks Tom for a great mail day!  I will pass on the treasures soon.  :-)…

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A&P from Caroline Cline in a great envelope!

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 1:35am 0 Comments

Love the envelope containing a couple of add and passes from Caroline Cline!  Thanks so much.  I will head them out next week.  :-)…

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mail art from Boozy Barb

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 1:31am 0 Comments

I received a wonderful envelope of goodies from sunny Florida!  Thanks Boozy Barb for the lovely art!

mail art from Gerda Osteneck

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 1:30am 0 Comments

What a lovely envelope.  I think the art stamps are amazing and love everything!  Thanks so much for your sweet note.  I will be responding soon.  …

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mail art from Greece (momKat)

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 1:28am 0 Comments


I love the stamp with the dancing men and gold embossing.  So neat.  Thanks for the lovely ATC and sweet note!  

Lots of mail art!

Posted by Ramona Adams on May 26, 2019 at 12:55am 0 Comments

We just returned home from a six week trip and I have LOTS of mail art.  I am in the process of getting them all opened and photos taken, so be patient.  I will respond in coming weeks.  Thanks so much for the wonderful letters!

Mail from Emily Louise

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on May 25, 2019 at 10:14pm 0 Comments

Mail from Emily Louise (California, USA).
Thanks to Emily!…
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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Mail art by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

"don't get me started remember when Marie Wintzer was sending bags of sand she gathered from (so she claimed) the beach where the nuke reactor happened in Japan? That was whacked/"
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Mail art by Nancy Bell Scott (South Portland, Maine, USA)

"I'm keeping it in plastic except for special occasions. This is nothing. The Trashpo stuff people have sent amounts to a toxic spill. The rotten food dk sent almost got me evicted. The least of my worries inhaling asbestos - did that half my…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jade H on Thursday. 518 Replies

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

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

Mailart offsite exhibitions

Started by Tore Kai Z. in Mail-Art Projects Apr 4. 0 Replies

Hi everyone (:: I'm Tore from Shanghai, currently working & studying between Europe and Australia.  I host a curatorial platform,Underground Flower, which explores new…Continue

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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Mar 23. 46 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

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