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In the Spirit of Fluxus by Virginia Milici (Virgy) (Treviso, Italy)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on January 29, 2015 at 7:36pm 0 Comments

Virgy - 1.28.2015 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Virginia Milici (Virgy) (Treviso, Italy)

January 29, 2015 - I know of Virgy as an active and prolific networker, and I gather from this mailing that she is inspired by Fluxus. In fact, based on work…



Posted by Erni Bär on January 29, 2015 at 4:16pm 4 Comments

What joy! This bulky package from Greece was delivered into my letterbox today:…


ToFu color card

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 29, 2015 at 3:59pm 0 Comments

Really lovely "woven" colors on the postcard from ToFu,

I am liking the touch-of-BLUE , of course…



Posted by Erni Bär on January 29, 2015 at 12:40pm 2 Comments

Wherever that is located. Most probably in Belgium, but, of course, I can't tell you for sure. Yesterday (January 28th, 2015) I obviously haven't checked the letterbox carefully enough because this morning, way before postal service delivered today's mail, I found this one from Belgium:…


FinnBadger: The Triangle Letter

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on January 29, 2015 at 9:07am 4 Comments

I had seen this stamp before on blogs, but I always thought that is was just a myth.…


Dharmadada Erni Bär: Berlin Wall

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on January 29, 2015 at 8:25am 11 Comments

A piece of history and art combined on the book cover of Deutschland Uber Alles Kurt Tucholsky.

Pure genius. The 12.5cm x 5.5cm…


Katerina Nikoltsou: Bubbles in Champagne

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on January 29, 2015 at 7:55am 2 Comments

I have never seen half and three quarters bubbles in champagne, but here is the proof that they really do exist.…


sry for my absence

Posted by Michael Orr on January 28, 2015 at 4:48pm 8 Comments

dear all. i'm ill. i've not been responding to or sending out work for quite some time. i never finished archiving that beautiful zalop show that many of you participated in. that was almost a year ago now. 

i've been wanting to hurt myself for a long time now. friday i will start weekly therapy that i have needed for 20+ years. i have to get back on an ssri to stop the madness going on in my head. unfortunately that wont happen for a few more weeks. 

i just wanted to…


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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 almost 4000 members....


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Spirit of the Forest Mail Art at The Mercury Theatre, Colchester Ipswich

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The 2015 mail art call in collaboration with THE PIMLOTT FOUNDATION will coincide with a performance of the opera HANSEL AND GRETEL http://www.pimlottfoundation.co.uk/hansel-gretel/ by E. Humperdinck at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, England Wednesday 11 February - Saturday 14 February MAIL ART will be exhibited at The Mercury Theatre DEADLINE February 1st 2015 Please send mail art to:Rebecca GuyverNayland FarmMill RoadRingshall SuffolkIP14 2LSUKAll welcome, no returns, no fee, no sales. Mail art will be displayed online at: http://spiritoftheforestmailart.blogspot.co.uk Work will also be shared on facebook. All mail art suitable for a mixed audience will be hung at The Digby Gallery at The Mercury Theatre on February 9th.See More
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Bologna/ Segno Intimo, Personale di Anna Boschi

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jan 22. 0 Replies

Per la notte bianca di Arte Fiera in cui tutte le gallerie di Bologna saranno aperte dalle ore 18 alle 24, ritorna dopo 20 anni l’artista bolognese Anna Boschi  con una  interessante personale  allo Spazio9 dal titolo “Segno Intimo”. …Continue

Tags: Spazio9, San, Salerno, Terme, Virtual

Egg project 2015

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Jan 20. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 4th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 10th January – 15th March 2015Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: mail-art, easter, mailart, art, project

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart Jan 18. 390 Replies

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

message page

Started by Mim Golub Scalin in Mail-Art Projects Jan 4. 0 Replies

Hello any one, everyone - I'm having trouble with the message page. I can't respond to messages and I can't delete any. So what's going on. I can send people messages if I use that function on their page (and they're a friend.)Anyone else having a…Continue

New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jan 2. 18 Replies

Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not played for a long, long time, but nonetheless…Continue

Postal Rates in your Country?

Started by Ruud Janssen in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Dec 30, 2014. 20 Replies

These are the postal rates in the Netherlands starting from januari 2009. Yes, again they raised the rates. Do you have the rates from your country nearby? Could you post them here?Continue

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