On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Mail art by IUOMA member Lisa Fraker (Blue Ridge, Georgia, USA)
June 18, 2018 - Not long ago, Lisa Fraker’s debut on my MinXus-Lynxus blog created a sensation. Here’s a link:
The new piece…Continue
Call. Theme: monsters, witches, zombies, mummies, vampires, mythological creatures, sirens, mermaids, etc.
Octopuses, all kind. Ufo, X files, all are welcome.
Size: postcard. Vertical if possible.
On going, without deadline.
Documentation only by email.
Participants outside Argentina, send by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org resolution no less than 200 dpi
or by snail mail to:
Irene Ronchetti - Fraga 1060
c.p. 1427 -…
Mail art by IUOMA member DSF (Dopesick San Francisco) aka Michael Kelly (Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA)
June 16, 2018 - DSF is a widely known artist/persona in the Eternal Network and beyond. I am thrilled to share a new piece I consider “rare” in the sense that it falls outside the parameters of classic DSF images.
DSF’s mail art – usually using the postcard format – is widely recognizable. Some of the images I might even dare call iconic.…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 over 4800 members....
Dear artists,I need your suggestion. My friend Bianca Severijns https://biancaseverijns.com/ was invited by the La Biennale di Venezia 2019 as an emerging paper artist. She needs to write a letter to plead…Continue
INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART PROJECT SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D 84126 Salerno (Italy). "Add and Return" project entitled:“SELFIE SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY” Curated by Giovanni Bonanno and in collaboration with the Ophen Virtual…Continue
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
Dear IUOMA friends,The next issue of whatever this thing I do is will feature an interview with Sally Wassink (http://www.sallyw.com), and each copy will include one of her artistamps for the readers to enjoy and…Continue
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
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