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Mail art from Out of the Blue from Cuan Miles

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on February 6, 2016 at 10:10pm 1 Comment

For those of you who don't know, I have a blog where I post…

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Anna Banana's Banana news

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on February 6, 2016 at 10:05pm 0 Comments

Great to receive mail art from Anna…
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"South of Market" and "Biochemistry International"

Posted by kay rodriques on February 6, 2016 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Interesting art received in the mail…

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Dorina - your post has landed (in fact a while ago)

Posted by stripygoose on February 6, 2016 at 7:38pm 4 Comments

Magical colours. I really like this. And then to…

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special mailing from misra

Posted by stripygoose on February 6, 2016 at 7:31pm 1 Comment

A beautiful dancing chick in delightful colours -…

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Stellar Mail Art by Alzira Liliana Renata Zelinda (Piracicaba, Brazil)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 6, 2016 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

Alzira - 2.5.2016 - 1

Mail art by Alzira Liliana Renata Zelinda…

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New USPS 10 cent stamp

Posted by Jubula on February 6, 2016 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

The USPS has finally issued a new .10 stamp. It features two red pears. However one must purchase 10,000 of them for $1000. If that is more than you need or can afford and you have a USPS account, please write them a message encouraging them to…

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J. Block

Posted by William M on February 6, 2016 at 10:17am 0 Comments

Thomas Brown, I am adding and returning

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 6, 2016 at 3:04am 2 Comments

Thanks Thomas!…

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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 over 4200 members....

 

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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Bill Wilson (1932-2016)
"William S. Wilson, friend, collector and scholar of Ray Johnson passed away on February 1. He would have been 84 on April 7. I took this photo of him during a September 2015 visit to his NYC lower west side brownstone. The full extent of his legacy…"
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Toni Hanner -- tonipoet replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"I have plenty of scary bugs. Send 'em to me!"
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Toni Hanner -- tonipoet left a comment for James Joslin
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John Held Jr WOrld Bibliography of Mail Art 1989 Cover

"collectors item. He later made a book of the listings and published this again."
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TAM Ruud Jansen A1 to LEVEL USA 1986

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Ray Johnson (1927-1995)

A group for remembering Ray Johnson. RIP-  Ray Johnson October 16, 1927 - January 13, 1995. This group was created precisely 16 years after his death.See More
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res replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"it needs scary bugz, but I don't have any."
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res replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"love your addition! xo, res"
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res replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"supah-yay!"
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Angie & Snooky posted a photo

034365 Papa Visione

Papa Visione is turning 88 and his daughter is trying to get 88 postcards for him. If you'd like to contribute ... send to:PapaVisione via GinaVisione165 1/2 Chattanooga St.San Francisco, CA 94114-3438USA
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"And finally, William and myself ... looking for a 3rd. Anyone?"
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"William, Terry and myself! "
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Angie & Snooky replied to Amy Irwen's discussion ATC Trading Card Jams in the group ATC REBELS
"Talk about taking too long! Oye vey! Beauties from everyone that I'm finally putting my adds on! Great inspiration and here we ... GO! LInda French, Erinn and myself! "
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ashazart yesterday. 434 Replies

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

Birthday Gift Group

Started by Deborah in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Wilko on Friday. 1 Reply

Ok, I want to create a group for sending  mail art gifts to  group members on their birthdays. How do I create a group- and is their any interest in this?Continue

Tags: groups, art, mail, birthday

Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden on Monday. 3 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

Tags: documentation, blogging

RECEIVED & SENT ARTWORK

Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by TIMOTHY JASON REED Jan 31. 12 Replies

I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue

HELLO to everyone

Started by Deborah in Other. Last reply by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet Jan 29. 4 Replies

on this amazing forum! Just joined. Looking forward to lots of fun. Not new to mail art just the site. I collect postcards  from around the world, create journal books and friendship books and atc's.  I'll try anything once. If I see somthing new I…Continue

Tags: swapping, collecting, art, mail

Mail Art Egg Project 2016

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Jan 28. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 5th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 18th January – 20th March 2016Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: mailarts, project, Hungary, mailart, arts

Travel + Mail Art

Started by Alana Schlotter in Other. Last reply by Alana Schlotter Jan 26. 5 Replies

I am planning an extended trip this fall, traveling through Europe and possibly SE Asia.  I have 2 questions for IUOMA members.  First: do members ever meet up in person? The reason I ask is because I think it would be an interesting and fun way to…Continue

Call For Artists 2016

Started by ARTErra Artistic Residence in Mail-Art Projects Jan 20. 0 Replies

Deadline: 15th February 2016Location: Portugual, Lobão da BeiraARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aims of hosting artists by providing them with…Continue

Children's Art

Started by Terry Owenby in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Terry Owenby Jan 20. 26 Replies

Is there an age restriction for participating in IUOMA? My 7-year-old grandson is fascinated by the Add & Passes, collaborative books, etc. that I get and always asks if he can work on them. I thought it might be fun and educational for him to…Continue

Tags: collaborations, art, mail, Children

When the Envelope is the At

Started by Twizzle in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jan 19. 2 Replies

This may have been answered at some point in the past but I myself am new here and the gods know where I might find the post that answers this. It could have been years ago..When the envelope, not what's inside the envelope, is the piece of art,…Continue

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