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Posted by Alicia Starr on October 23, 2014 at 3:16am 0 Comments



Carina sends a TIMEly card :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 22, 2014 at 5:10pm 1 Comment

This card from SUOMI arrived in Greece !

..with fun Teddy postage stamp.

But some wonderful details painted on…


Utopian Worlds Mail-Art Call by Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 21, 2014 at 9:56pm 0 Comments

Joey - 10.21.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

October 21, 2014 - I have not been an aggressive promoter of Joey’s chilled California meta-irony and unblinking aesthetic eye – that’s…


Listen to the music...from France

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 5:07pm 4 Comments

A vinyl 45 rpm arrived in Greece today...naked in the mail?

Well, ya can't have a 45 rpm and not have it stolen in…


Also from Germany, came the Haptic Werewolf and...

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 4:44pm 6 Comments

The Little Prince :-) 

also comics , Dick Tracy, and a smiling Erni, too.…


Arrived today, sent to GREECE, naturally :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 21, 2014 at 4:36pm 0 Comments

Yes, another card from the exhibit of stamps for Malerwinkelhaus.

it is continued, it seems ...(Designs for stamps…


Washington, DC Gutai Trashpo by WA Rodgers (Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on October 21, 2014 at 3:07pm 6 Comments

Wendy - 10.21.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member WA Rodgers (Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)

October 21, 2014 - IUOMA friends will surely remember when WA Rodgers rocked the Eternal Network with her amazing Trashpo-Gutai synthesis. I do not recall any…


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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........


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Mail Art Collage Recycled Sharks

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Mail Art Drawing by Roberto Bergamo October 2014

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MAILART CALL: Angels & Demons at Atelier 5B

October 1, 2013 at 6pm to October 1, 2014 at 7pm
There are no restrictions - send any medium that deal with any technique. no fee - no jury - no return. online documentation + exhibition in our gallery. further information on 5Blanks.com OUR MAILING ADDRESS: 5B Mailart Angels & Demons Im Grund 21 82237 Wörthsee…See More
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"I sent a postcard out today for your Angels & Demons Mail Art Call. I will get something out to you personally soon. :)"
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Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Other. Last reply by Prairie Kittin 15 hours ago. 14 Replies

The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue

Do you receive a lot of phony messages?

Started by Stacey Hopkins in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Terry Owenby 15 hours ago. 5 Replies

Since joining IUOMA, I've gotten an alarming number of messages that are obvious hacks (the message will appear in an e-mail as if posted to my IUOMA inbox, but are not actually there when I click through).Crap like:"Hello my good friend, How are…Continue

Tags: emails, fake, spam

Friendship/letter/art journal swap

Started by Kelly C in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by PATRICIA LANDON on Sunday. 18 Replies

Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Ali Price on Sunday. 381 Replies

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

Organizing incoming MailArt

Started by Ti Ar Raden in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 3 Replies

How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby on Saturday. 4 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue




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