In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this NING platform for IUOMA became the home for members
a duo of socialish images; was that skull drawn for Paulo Teles? the envelope features a signature gato and a stamp that appears to be doing the visual equivalent of eavesdropping (spying?) on Los Kremlins.
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.
July 28, 2023 at 6pm to December 8, 2023 at 8pm – Puente San José - Río Ceballos - Córdoba - Argentina
CALL FOR MAILART!!! - The Wild Flowers ShowDUE DATE April 10, 2024SHOW May 1st - 31st, 2024POSTCARD SIZE - A6 4inx6inSHOW ADDRESS Louisiana State Exhibit Museum(LSEM), 3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109SUBMISSION ADDRESS LSEM c/o Cindy Magee,…Continue
Hi I took photos in a photo booth to print passport sized photos, but I wasn’t used to taking pictures with the automated machine plus I am a claustrophobic, so I printed in a wrong sizes. I think I can’t use them as a passport photo anymore but…Continue
I noticed in various contributions, that many artists (''artists'' perhaps ?) are using large number of other's people works, taken from newspapers, magazines, books,etc. That could inflict the copyrights. In many cases, nobody will discuss it, and…Continue
Reçu suite à mon appel "AGATHA CHRISTIE" la création de Simon WARREN D'ANGLETERRE ainsi que la création de Suzanne SCHUMACHER D'ALLEMAGNE, merci à tous ceux ceux qui participe, je répondrai à tout le monde puis fabriquerais & cahier avec les…Continue
Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Projects Oct 18.
Hi there! I'm Lynn, the founder of Nuts About Arts. I've just opened an all-arts space with a little gallery in Singapore -- and being a long-time lover of mail art, it was only natural that my first exhibition would be one celebrating it. For this…Continue
Hi everyone!I am behind my time posting photos to this site of the many pieces of art I've received in the post from other members of IUOMA. I've seen them here there + everywhere--I need advice--where is either the best or designated place to post…Continue