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From: Judy Staroscik & Joey (0015-0318)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on March 24, 2018 at 3:54am 0 Comments

Judy and Joey sent me mail art from St. Louis. Of course anytime I think of St. Louis, I want to start singing:

"Meet me in St. Louis, Louis, Meet me at the fair, Don't tell me the lights are shining Any place…


From: Mike Parsons (0014-0318)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on March 24, 2018 at 3:00am 0 Comments

My neighbor to the South, Mike Parsons of Iowa, sent me this lovely card! It arrived in the Lyons Family mailbox on March 19. Look at the lettering of my name on front...VERY COOL! He gave me a great block of mint 5 cent stamps "Stop Traffic Accidents." Thanks so much, Mike! I'll be…


Today’s Mailart From Mike Parsons

Posted by Carolyn Cline on March 23, 2018 at 10:50pm 0 Comments

Mr. P kindly sent me a camera washi decorated postcard inside of a changing season themed envelope.…


Mail Art Received This Week

Posted by K Rolina Artist on March 23, 2018 at 7:33pm 3 Comments

Here is all the mail art that arrived in my space shuttle this week:

Firstly, a missive from the Republik Van Patland with a beautiful envelope (which made me smile), an altered guitar pick and a leaflet explaining the interesting stamps he used on this and the previous mailing.  I now have one of each design.  The postcard is also brilliant and I shall indeed be sure to carry lots of rubber stamps!…


Escargot en tissu venant "lentement" d'Italie.....

Posted by Janine Weiss on March 23, 2018 at 7:26am 2 Comments

Thanks you so much …


photo postcards

Posted by Lisa Fraker on March 22, 2018 at 11:37pm 0 Comments

I have always liked walking around flea markets, antique shops and thrift stores. This week I took some pictures of the items from a couple of antique shops. I printed them on postcards and this is the end result. One booth had large collection of Hummel figures, salt shakers and monkey figures. …


Mail art from Melissa Wand, Stan Askew, and K Rolina Gibson

Posted by Lisa Fraker on March 22, 2018 at 11:02pm 2 Comments

I received some great mail art this week. Melissa sent me a book cover as a postcard. I love the pattern on the cover, the polaroid and the use of a bubble gum wrapper. Lots of interesting nostalgic references. K Rolina Gibson sent me an envelope with what looks like some hand carved stamps, a collage piece and a trading card. Love the fish reference here! This is the second time I have received a trading card. I will be making some of those soon. Stan Askew sent me a collaged card with a…


A cup of coffee or tea by Richard

Posted by Elena on March 22, 2018 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

Thank you Richard ! I like calligraphy too !

Vintage butterflies by Barbargirl

Posted by Elena on March 22, 2018 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

Thank you so much Barbargirl, I like very much !!

Beauty and fragility, from Audrey Enough / Canada

Posted by Carina on March 22, 2018 at 9:00am 0 Comments

What a wonderful piece of mail-art / art! Thank you so much Audrey!

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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 4700 members....


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 Envíame como es: Tu  CiudadSend me as is: Your CityTamaño: 10 x 15 cms.Size: 10 x 15 cms.Técnica: LibreTechnique: FreeSoporte: Rígido, cartón, cartulinaSupport: Hard, cardboard, cardboard Fecha Límite: junio 2018 Deadline: junio 2018 Dirección…See More
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Today’s Mailart From Mike Parsons

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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by charles kremenak yesterday. 499 Replies

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

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by Deb Wilson Mar 8. 5 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 14. 13 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

Convocatória Mail Art: II salãoARTEcorreios. Visconde de Mauá ROTA POSTAL

Started by Maurício Rosa in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Convocatória II salãoARTEcorreios - Visconde de Mauá ROTA…Continue

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Chorianopoulou Maria Jan 27. 23 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

Valentine's Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by carl baker Jan 26. 2 Replies

It's that time of year again, I've got a nice stack of valentine's to mail out in a week or so and I'm sure plenty of you have the same thing in mind- so if you want to receive valentine's post here! If you're looking for people to send a little…Continue

Roma, Maestri Internazionali del Libro d'Arte in una grande rassegna evento.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Chiarlone Jan 22. 2 Replies

  POGA POGA (Una metropoli che balla).…Continue



Started by Jeremy Gluck in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by maha Jan 3. 5 Replies

Hello I am seeking collaboration on the theme of "TAOPOLIS", dealing with Tokyo and Japan. If anyone wants to join me in exploring this please let me know. I require audio, video, stills, text, mail art, etc. I'm especially interested in Japanese…Continue

Tags: stills, text, audio, video, Japan

Why? Because Mail Art!

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Dec 31, 2017. 7 Replies

* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue





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