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a rubber stamp I carved tonight

Posted by Chris Wells on August 1, 2015 at 5:49am 0 Comments

It's a little rough around the edges (literally) but I like it. Looking forward to, you know, stamping stuff with it.…


DKult Collaborative Narrative by res & Tammy Riggins (Clarksville, Tennessee, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 31, 2015 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

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Mail art by Iuoma members res including stamp by Tammy Riggins…


Beautiful Mail art from Bhomas, Dale Johnson, and Visual Mom

Posted by Tammy Riggins on July 31, 2015 at 12:49am 1 Comment

After a long day at work, my mood was immediately brightened when I opened my mailbox. First, a lovely postcard from Thomas Brown. Stamped in gold, black and red, I see this elegant piece as a gameboard in the home of an exotic and handsome…



Posted by MERAL AĞAR on July 30, 2015 at 11:10pm 0 Comments

    06-27 TEMMUZ / Temmuz 2015





2015 Box Show - where did this past year go!?

Posted by Carla Cryptic on July 30, 2015 at 8:43pm 2 Comments

The 2015 Box Show is up now and will be up through September 13th when there will be a live auction.

Here's my piece for this year - very different from my original plan.  Was sick for 6 weeks and didn't have the stamina for what I…


misfits no more

Posted by Stephanie Dodson on July 30, 2015 at 2:57pm 0 Comments

Attempting to sort through my shoebox of "misfit" projects...mail art pieces that never got mailed for one reason or another.…


mail out

Posted by arttower on July 30, 2015 at 7:41am 0 Comments

Received fr. Samantha Althoff aka. SamaLama - 6x6" Print w/ Env.

Posted by res on July 30, 2015 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Beautiful 6 x 6" print made w/ dye-based ink for a…


"Love is Blind" by the Blessed Father (San Diego, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on July 30, 2015 at 3:30am 0 Comments

BF - 7.29.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member the Blessed Father (San Diego, California,…


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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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Call for all mail artists.Specifications:Theme: Open, but in the colors BLUE & WHITESize: 10 cm x 10 cm (3,93" x 3,93")All works must be sent in the mail as a postcard (no envelopes)No fees, no jury, no return, limit one per artistPlease be sure to label your work ON THE BACKSIDE, with stamps, my adress, your name and address Deadline: All work must be received by September 1, 2015Send your mail art to:Rebekka Koefoed/rkglas.dkKRAPPLAK, Oddervej 93DK-8270 Hoejbjerg / AarhusDenmark/EuropeSee More
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"It wasn't Mod Podge but something similar. And it is quite hot and humid here! :)"
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fish from tammy

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Exquisite Corpses

Started by Phoebe Willison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by SaraMarie Bottaro on Monday. 19 Replies

Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue

Tags: network, drawing, along, pass

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jul 24. 3 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dale Johnson Jul 16. 410 Replies

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


Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 Replies

Well... imagine someone creates an event for a mail art call.And that I have more than one idea and end up creating more than one artwork.Do you think correct to mail one to the "EVENT CALLER" and the rest to some other participant of such event? Or…Continue

Tags: call, art, mail


Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata Jul 14. 2 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


Started by Monsenhor enVide neFelibata in Mail-Art Discussions Jul 7. 0 Replies

Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue

SPACES arte contemporanea partecipa all'evento del SACS

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Jul 5. 0 Replies

inaugurazione  venerd' alle 20,30  - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue

PADIGLIONE TIBET / 80° compleanno di Sua Santità il Dalai Lama

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Jul 3. 0 Replies

PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia   …Continue

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