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Incoming: Tonipoet and Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by William M on August 15, 2019 at 9:20am 0 Comments

A really fun altered postcard from Toni.



A little collage from Katerina. Especially like that blue…

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Received over the last couple of months.

Posted by Amy Candiotti on August 15, 2019 at 7:36am 1 Comment

Book and stamped card from William.

Wonderful zine and artwork from Jill in South Australia.…

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Received from Atte Ourie

Posted by Jeremy Ng on August 15, 2019 at 2:48am 0 Comments

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"ISLAND" MAIL ART EXHIBITION

Posted by MERAL AĞAR on August 13, 2019 at 6:46pm 1 Comment

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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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Samantha Price commented on Jean Jackson's group ENVELOPES ONLY
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Samantha Price commented on Jean Jackson's group ENVELOPES ONLY
"ah!!!! a super fantabulous aerated envie from amy candiotii. swiss cheese? or multiple portals 2 other realms in the multiverse. u decide...."
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Samantha Price commented on Jean Jackson's group ENVELOPES ONLY
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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.Please only comments about mail-art projects or announcements. Other comments…See More
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expo Mail art 2019 december

"Participate and share many for our first Exposition Mail artMerciiiiii"
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affiche -invitation participation Expo Mail Art

HelloOur artists' group is organizing an exhibition on postal art in December.We would like to request your participation for this just send usa calligraphy envelope, illuminated, drawn ...on the theme of travel (sea, air, earth, fantastic or…
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Samantha Price left a comment for Bill Lowenburg
"sleek looking camera...gr8 design. very futuristic indeed!"
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"Whttp://mottattom.org/exposition-international-mail-art/hat Mail-Art did you receive today?"
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res nullius aka. "res" left a comment for Eduardo Cardoso
"It would be very interesting indeed to hear your rendition of Cheryl Penn's Zalop Concerto."
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"Welcome back to IUOMA! You carve the best bunneh stamps ever!"
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Mail-Art History

In this group I ask members to place links to sources (new and historic ones) for people who like to do research on the subject of mail-art.I will moderate this group, so postings not related to the subject will be edited or deleted. There are…See More
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"Thank you for friending! May I be included amongst the ATC Rebel jammers, if you can find a second? Would it be okay to send a buddy jam starter? No pressure! xo"
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"Thank you for friending, and for the add and pass history you contributed in your comments to the Add&Pass group discussion "Just Send...Or Ask First?" I just read them with fascination!  <3"
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Fluxus Bucks Creators

'Fluxus Buck' is an artistic project from Julie Jefferies aka. ex posto facto (U.S.A.) which she started in 1994. A 'Fluxus Buck' is an artists' banknote which she distributed into the Mail-Art network. Others created Fluxus Bucks as well
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Ask Anything

There are a lot of basic questions on Mail Art that are often asked and answered. This group might be the first place to look for answers. I will do my best to answer, but hope that other members can help out as well.
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I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" 7 hours ago. 2 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 Roberto Scala on Monday. 524 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. Last reply by Linda Rogers Aug 8. 3 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

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

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Vel Crowe Jul 8. 2 Replies

 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

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter Jun 25. 10 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…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

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