IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)


IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)

I frequent thrift stores looking for frames and canvases that I can re-use. I find something sad and intriguing about the handmade art that finds its' way into the donation piles.  As an offshoot of the amazing Museum of Bad Art  (MOBA) http://www.museumofbadart.org/

I am hoping we can assemble a unique collection of the ugliest reject art out there. This can be one you find, something you have made, bad industrial art for the masses, or mail art flunks.  There is beauty in imperfection.

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Found in NYC

Started by Jim SantAmour. Last reply by Linda Pelati Nov 26, 2013. 14 Replies

Not so much the hair as it is those clowns that is disturbing.

First Annual Bad Art Super Competitive Competition

Started by DKULT. Last reply by Susan McAllister Dec 13, 2012. 9 Replies

An esteemed panel of judge and art critic, have decided that a bad art competition would be in order.  Please send me, via snail or email, your intentionally created bad art, mail or otherwise. (My…Continue

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Comment by Rebecca Guyver on Monday

Finally getting down to Carina's INTERESTING theme.  Had to visit the page to remember all the detail… Pther people better enter!  I can't possibly EVER judge again.

Comment by DKULT on October 14, 2014 at 3:48pm

itz almost that time! the season of totally tacky  that means a plethora of bad art that lasts all year long  the Barfa Spewart Tacky Puke Gift Exchange will soon be in full swing so keep it in mind if you want to participate-more details provided closer to chrismyassmass

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 12, 2014 at 5:16pm


As unaccustomed as I am to public statements, I want to thank MOBMA for bestowing the Bad Romance Award upon me. This is really special, since I didn't actually submit anything. This confirms MOBMA's astute assessment that when it comes to Mail-Art and Bad Romance, you cannot beat my record.

I want to thank the people behind the scenes who made it possible for me to receive the Bad Romance Award. First, there's DK. She founded MOBMA, barely avoiding a serious copyright dispute. More important are those who spit at the thought of me. In fact, the "model" in the ridiculous outfit who graces the entrance to the MOBMA is one such individual. She alone could provide enough (groundless) hatred & vitriol to enable me to receive the Bad Romance Award.

I do believe it is true that Bad Mail-Art and Bad Romance go, as they say, hand in hand. That is why MOBMA is so important as an institution. So your continued support of DKULT and Trashpo are essential, that is if you dream that someday YOU could be HERE in front of the silver microphone receiving a Bad Romance Award.

Finally, many thanks to Rebecca for the Bad Romance concept.

Carry on, comrades.

Comment by DKULT on October 11, 2014 at 12:03am

murals in downtown elgin   everyone DOESN"T love a parade and faceless people r just creepy

Comment by DKULT on October 4, 2014 at 11:17pm

and i'm including this because we have yet to touch on BAD advertising and signage couldn't believe my eyes when i saw this. I'm thinking maybe the co is owned by immigrants who don't quite understand the wording?

Comment by DKULT on October 4, 2014 at 11:14pm

some bad home decor hopefully these pics show it in all its' hideous glory

apparently at this house, it is Easter all year long

Comment by DKULT on October 4, 2014 at 5:58pm

nahhhh--the contests need to at least last a season will be brainstorming on these keywords-great idea Carina!

Comment by DKULT on October 4, 2014 at 5:57pm

that was my thought--contest over--spot and Thom's bad life choice win!!!

Comment by Dan Mouer on October 4, 2014 at 3:24pm
I had a solo show in 2008 of my works made in cafes. I would submit one or two of those, but if they should win a prize, and word gets out that my art is orize-winningly BAD, then some of my customers who buy stuff from me might want their money back.
And besides, Thom has set the bar way higher than I can aspire. :-)
Comment by Rebecca Guyver on October 4, 2014 at 3:17pm

Oh I'm so glad that Carina is judge!


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