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Thanks Cascadia Artpost!

Posted by Hannah Harvey on February 22, 2019 at 2:21pm 0 Comments

Cascadia Artpost Artistamps

Posted by William M on February 22, 2019 at 2:02pm 1 Comment

At Last, Mail Art From Finley Union

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 22, 2019 at 1:59am 1 Comment

In spite of the fact that I raised him from a pup, Finley Union hardly EVER sends any mail art! Sigh, what's a mother to do?! 

Thanks Finley…

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Rani Goel's Unique Valentine

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 22, 2019 at 1:55am 0 Comments

Rani's work is so original, I love it! This little packet includes a multi-layered…

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And speaking of Richard Canard,

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on February 22, 2019 at 1:49am 0 Comments

Wonderful punning poem from Richard! I love this!!!!! Thanks, Mr. C.

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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.

 

Latest Activity

Keith S. Chambers commented on jon foster's blog post 10 Years of Mail Art Newletter, Want One?
"Sure, I'll give it a read . . ."
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carl baker left a comment for Debra Mulnick
"debra, thanks for the envelope arriving today, a nice recycled pce, cut and paste. &certified mail stamp. cheerio!"
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jimmyconnors commented on jon foster's blog post 10 Years of Mail Art Newletter, Want One?
"ah, yes"
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Jan Hodgman updated their profile
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Carolyn Cline commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Fantastique"
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BoozyBarb posted photos
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BoozyBarb left a comment for Norma Soulet
"Hi Norma, Thank you for the lovely envelope. I love the cute Valentine and of course the ATC is fabulous! I will work on the Deco books and Add n Passes right away !"
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Jan Hodgman commented on jon foster's blog post 10 Years of Mail Art Newletter, Want One?
"Sure, I'll send postage...."
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BoozyBarb commented on Ruud Janssen's group Funny Postcards
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BoozyBarb commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"Fun A and P’s"
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BoozyBarb commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
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BoozyBarb commented on Bonniediva's group DECOS - Do you miss them?
"Lovely Deco’s arrived from Norma Soulet, great envelope! Thank you, I’ll work in them and send them back out into the world."
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jon foster commented on jon foster's blog post 10 Years of Mail Art Newletter, Want One?
"@ - FinnBadger - I will get one out to you. @- Katerina - I already sent you one, look for it next week. @ - Carolyn - Why of course."
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David Stafford commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post David Stafford's Generous Gift
"I'm awash in this stuff, Ramona. I'll send you a box next week."
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Carolyn Cline commented on jon foster's blog post 10 Years of Mail Art Newletter, Want One?
"Yes, yes, YES!"
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Carolyn Cline posted a video

"Antonio Roseno de Lima" by Erika Manoni

Erika Manoni's entry into the 2019 Raw Vision short film competition. Antonio Roseno de Lima, known as ARL (1926–1998), was born in Alexandria, a small city ...
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on William M's blog post Cascadia Artpost Artistamps
"Great collection of "ticket" stamps!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post David Stafford's Generous Gift
"Super fantastic!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on jon foster's blog post 10 Years of Mail Art Newletter, Want One?
"Oh, yes, Jon... (as it is 10 years that i am here at IUOMA :-)"
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Ramona Adams commented on Toni Hanner -- tonipoet's blog post David Stafford's Generous Gift
"Oh David, If you have more of this offering, I would LOVE to have a box.  I would be more than willing to pay you."
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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Tri Maliny yesterday. 44 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Portuguesse

Started by Tri Maliny in Mail-Art Discussions yesterday. 0 Replies

Bom dia, falas portugues?Hello, I'd like to praktice more my portuguesse. I am beginner and I'd like to improove in it. I can offer czech or english in exchange. If you want to write artsy letters with me, send me your adress via email:)…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Raj Verdi on Sunday. 510 Replies

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

2019 VALENTINES EXCHANGE

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bonniediva Feb 15. 3 Replies

THIS IS THE PLACE, MY FRIENDS FROM FAR AND WIDE. Valentine's! Who wants some? Who sends them? I want them, I send them!Post here to receive a deluge of love this February.Send more Valentine's this year. Send more love this year.Continue

Tags: day, valentine's, valentines, valentine

A History of Love Stamps

Started by josh berger in Mail-Art Projects Feb 15. 0 Replies

Infographic poster by Chief Perforation Officer Niko Courtelis. Read more and download a high resolution version of the…Continue

Tags: stamp, history, PortlandStampCo, infographic, stamps

Gyotaku anyone?

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Discussions Feb 12. 0 Replies

I wonder if there might be enough interest in Gyotaku, Japanese fish printing, to have a group or maybe a sub-group of Ruud Janssen's Rubber Stamping group?Y'r ol' Bud, FikeContinue

Tags: japanese, gyotaku, fish, stamping

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Keri Alley Feb 11. 19 Replies

Who wants some? Who has some to send out? I have a decent sized stack I'd like to mail out this week, and not to the same ten folks I tend to send to. I'm sure there are others around here who would like to give out little valentines too! Come on…Continue

Tags: holiday, exchange, valentines

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Feb 6. 8 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 art exhibition in Brazil

Started by Gisela Pizzatto in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Jan 14. 3 Replies

Hello, I'll be heading an postcard exhibition in Brazil, and I would like to know if here's is any way you can spread the word for me!!! Thank you all

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Amber Scribble Jan 13. 4 Replies

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

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