On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Just a heads up for those sending me mail - we're moving into a new apartment. Please use the address on my IUOMA profile(it's already been updated) for future mail. Thanks!
A fun collage card from Jimmy Connors. I seem to be getting a lot of Jimmy mail lately and I ain't complaining. …
Much welcomed mail art arrived in Thessaloniki!
Hellenic Post is working, well, one day every week or so :-)
From Mikel in Spain, came three..note "25 May 2020" postmark sent! Wow:…Continue
Mail incoming from Jenn. Several add n passes, which I'll have fun adding to and a cool ATC. I love the quirky atc its fun, thanks. keep a watch out for some mail. I dont know when it will be, as im not very organised and I'm overseas from you. lol.…Continue
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.
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
All submission will be archived in the University's Special Collections and Archives and will be a wonderful complement to the collection of late Professor Tom Trusky.…Continue
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 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
In the right column of the IUOMA homepage one can see whose birthday it is today, and tomorrow. Is there a possibility to see whose birthday it is next week from today (or maybe two weeks is better?), so that people can prepare a real birthday mail?…Continue
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
Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue
COCO GORDON “Timeless, Senzatempo”La natura tra performance e Exploding Booksdi Sandro Bongiani "I empower myself to make…Continue