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King Charles III from the UK

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2023 at 7:30am 0 Comments

My first royal postage from Alan Brignull in England,

With an interesting daily news boekie, too!

Plus, Alan sent a flight map from the moment a plane from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Manchester…


From the islands of Japan and Naxos

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 28, 2023 at 7:27am 0 Comments

From the Greek Island of Naxos,

Maria Chorianopoulou sent a wonderful large mail art card and greetings!

From far away Japan, Keiichi Nakamura sent collab zines, three:

one with Meral…


I received mail art from Russia.Thank you Ilya Semenenko-Basin!

Posted by Dragan Jukic on May 27, 2023 at 12:27pm 0 Comments

I received mail art from Russia.Thank you



All the way from Taiwan

Posted by Carien van Hest on May 27, 2023 at 11:16am 1 Comment

Another fine Rubber Stamp Postcard collection:

Thank you, William Mellott

Arriving from Europe last week

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 27, 2023 at 7:10am 0 Comments

Mail Art card from Rod Summers in the Netherlands arrived in Athens,mellow yellow!

along with happy mail art from Julian Danko in Austria,…


Arriving from the USA last week

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 27, 2023 at 7:05am 0 Comments

From California, Carmela Rizzuto sent this lovely "slow drawing" that arrived 17 May,

and Patricia Landon in Florida sent a nice card,

plus news of the Acropolis Museum (just 5 minutes…


Open Call

Posted by Mone Hartman on May 26, 2023 at 5:17pm 2 Comments

Sources of strength - we live in a rather broken world, characterized by environmental destruction and pollution, climatic catastrophes and war conflicts, not to mention the personal and work-related problems that many people have to deal with. We are asking: Where do you get the strength…


Incoming from Usa (Cascadia Artpost)

Posted by Hélène LAGACHE on May 26, 2023 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

Cascadia’s cat admires his work :-)…


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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........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.


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Mail Artists Addresses? 559 Replies

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

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Tomoe N May 20.

Sugar Cube Zine an ongoing mail art call! 10 Replies

    Please submit 1 8x5" work of art signed and dated. this will be photocopied for the zine, the originals archived for a late in life project!    Please mail in an A9 or similar sized envelope and decorate the mailing envelope as this will be used…Continue

Tags: #zine, #zines, #callforentries, #mailartcall, #mailartproject

Started by Stephanie Lentz Morrison in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rebekka Schmidt May 16.

backup the backup - a question to the responsibles for this website 8 Replies

remains of tombstones in an abandoned cemetery in Spain (about 160 years old)hello team,after enjoying the community of…Continue

Tags: independance, workflow, IUOMA, exit-strategy, security

Started by Juan Petry in Other. Last reply by Sarah Roe May 13.

Organization 7 Replies

Hello.I am just wondering how mail artists organize in coming mails?  Do you put them in files? Boxes?  Do you separate returned mails (meaning you send mails back from the one comes)  not-yet returned mails?  I put mails that I have already…Continue

Started by Tomoe N in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Francis Lammé May 8.

Altering national geo pages with citra-solv 7 Replies

citra-solv is the brand name of a cleaning product, from my own experiences I couldn't find it in any uk stores, its an American brand so I bought my bottles from amazon. I learn about the technique only from online mentions and it was stated that…Continue

Started by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Marcia Rosenberger May 4.

Balloon mail (Балонска пошта) 7 Replies

Hear, hear, and read, read:  Hereby, by the help of All-seeing Almighty Postal God,I will need a help from other mail artists interested in participation in special activity known as ''Balloon mail''  I will send letters (envelopes) attached to…Continue


Started by Predrag Petrovic in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Predrag Petrovic Apr 24.

Portrait or landscape? 5 Replies

I noticed that 90% of my works have portrait orientation. I think my choice has to do with the elements, size and technique, but I'm not sure. I just know my works look good that way.What is your favorite surface orientation, and why?Continue

Started by Eduardo Cardoso in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso Apr 21.

Unfilled positions to Mission of Dadaland 3 Replies

Hereby, by the will of Allmighty Postal God, we declare some unfilled positions needed to be filled soon. If you are an optimistic sender, you can perhaps broaden your perspective and apply:   1: Superintendant for air mail envelopes and woolen…Continue

Started by Predrag Petrovic in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Juan Petry Apr 3.

The rules of Mail Art 19 Replies

Dear friends,I would like to ask you about the rules and canons of Mail Art as they developed throughout the sixties, seventies and eighties. Which of the rules and canons are binding? Which ones cannot be neglected?  A Mail Art artist has published…Continue

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Mar 24.

Invitation to participate in the international project “IS CONTEMPORARY ART A PRISON?” Double International Collective Exhibition

OPEN CALLInvitation to participate in the international project“IS CONTEMPORARY ART A PRISON?”Double International…Continue

Tags: Art, Contempory

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 24.




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