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Collab by Richard Baudet and me (Yayoi SW)

Posted by Yayoi S.W. on February 19, 2018 at 8:46am 0 Comments

I sent my start to Richard which had the left portion shown on this photo and the torn dictionary piece. Richard added his famous beautiful calligraphy and other elements and sent it back to me. I really like how the piece is finished, with abstract feel with the muted colors. Big…


Today's Happy Mail from Mike P., Ti Ar and Bracha!

Posted by Norma Soulet on February 17, 2018 at 10:58pm 0 Comments

From Mike Parsons _ a lovely Purple Postcard of rubber stamped images of stars and a face!

From Ti Ar Raden-a lovely Valentine's Day card full of hearts!…


Kitchen Lithography with Carina

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on February 17, 2018 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

To see the whole post visit …


Lovely Mail Art received this week!

Posted by Norma Soulet on February 16, 2018 at 6:10pm 1 Comment

From Toni Hanner- a lovely "Lady in a Red Dress and Moon!"

From Mike Parsons- Front of the Postcard is a lovely blue moon and a star and sun!…


Received from Bonniediva :) Thanks!

Posted by John Ellis on February 16, 2018 at 5:58pm 0 Comments

I will send you something soon,…


RayDog Doggie from Snooky! ...and Angie Cope :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2018 at 10:46am 1 Comment

What fun!

Happy New Year of the Dog!…


Ray Dog from Toni Hanner

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2018 at 10:42am 0 Comments

It's a Ray Dog designed by Keith Bates for the New Lunar Year 2018!

Celebrating the Year of the…


From Kim in Korea for Doggie Year!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2018 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Lovely doggies here,Blue and green,

woof woof,…


info IUOMA

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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Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications on Wednesday. 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 on Wednesday. 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by werner noske Feb 6. 498 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 LATRILLE MARTINE Jan 27. 4 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

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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