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Mail art from the U.S.A.

Posted by Carien van Hest on September 27, 2020 at 12:25am 0 Comments

From my friend Ingrid Spangler

Incoming mail from MotherBrando

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 26, 2020 at 11:39pm 0 Comments

Another fabulous art mail from MotherBrando

Inside the justice art envelope i recieved another atc jam, that has been added to by myself, Fleur H, and MotherBrando. again a wonderful atc i get to keep.

incoming mail from Ann Golden

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 26, 2020 at 11:32pm 0 Comments

I like the tissue paper envelope. Im surprised it did survive the mailing system as it does have a delicate fragile feel to it, but it must be stronger than it feels. nice colours too.

inside, I recieved my card return from a duo I sent out to her, I like how it turned out once she completed my art on it.

Also included was a trio jam started by…


a great day for mail art! thank you heidi monster!

Posted by marlies wilding on September 26, 2020 at 7:42pm 0 Comments

warm and colorful happy mail!  my postman was smiling too!

a great day for mail art! thank you lynne gurnee!

Posted by marlies wilding on September 26, 2020 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

a fuzzy zebra "skin" on one side, and a wildlife collage on the other side - i dream of…


Envelope Mail Art from France

Posted by Carien van Hest on September 26, 2020 at 5:43pm 0 Comments

Great piece, Richard. Merci bien!

Incoming mail art from Texas, U.S.A.

Posted by Carien van Hest on September 26, 2020 at 5:41pm 1 Comment

Ready for new mail adventures, Heide!


Posted by Flying_Adventures on September 26, 2020 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Sent today for the first time some random art mail. Many thanks to Ryosuke Cohen for short introduction via BRAINB CELL -1090.

Keep up the analogue work everybody!


Aartje de Voseiland 23

1382 MK Weesp

The Netherlands…


Daniel Garcia Gamiz (Cordoba)

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on September 26, 2020 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

I received Mail Art from the Spanish artist Daniel Garcia Gamiz (Cordoba). The subject is marked on the mail package: a woman...

Inside - a whole ensemble of objects, small and large pictures, as well as a whole series of secret envelopes: an envelope within an envelope ... My photos didn't contain all the content. The author accompanied…


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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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Mail art by Atte Ourie (Helsinki, Finland)

"Thanks Carmen, Atte Ourie is an IUOMA member although he has concealed his address for at least a decade, possibly more. He's an IUOMA fave and I think that is a reflection of his really interesting art in addition to his mysterious comings and…"
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Mail art by Atte Ourie (Helsinki, Finland)

"Like the use of multiple pens/pencils in these. I'm a fan of 'scribble' art which I dabble in from time to time. Good to see these versions from Atte...and thanks for the background info about this mail artist."
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World Collage

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"I'm amazed that arrived already!  I mailed it last Monday (21 Sept) right before half the city flooded from Tropical storm Beta.  Seems like it arrived before some others I mailed the same day to other states here."
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Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Sabrina S yesterday. 1 Reply

Is there a problem with the font size again?Continue

How exactly can I get started here without the ability to post photos or to send a message???

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heide Monster yesterday. 5 Replies

I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue

What Is "TrashPo?"

Started by Hilary Konrad in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Hilary Konrad on Friday. 9 Replies

Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue

The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects on Wednesday. 0 Replies

I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue

Font size!

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects Sep 2. 0 Replies

Can the font size please be back to what it first was?Continue

UNITI NELLA MAIL ART di Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín e Chuck Welch, 2020

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 2. 0 Replies

UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue

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Italy - Mostra Collettiva Internazionale “Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero Maggi”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 28. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY“Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero  Maggi”a cura di Sandro BongianiDal 29 agosto al 28…Continue

Tags: Museum, di, salerno, Italy., Art

Send mail or not send?

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Fleur Helsingor Aug 23. 5 Replies

Dear friends, this is not the first time I have learned that my American friends have not received my mail. This was not the case before.I live in Russia. Maybe the US Postal Service has slowed down? Can I send my collages to the US or is it better…Continue

When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace Aug 19. 7 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue





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