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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Latest Activity: Jun 18

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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 DKULT on June 27, 2013 at 6:27pm

Jim=--so you are saying that bad art, like twinkies, has an eternal shelf life? I definately tend to think of bad art as more synthetic vs. organic. Maybe that's wrong, but if good art is sprouted whole wheat grain, then bad art is refined and bleached white flour--nothing redeeming about it other than it's tasty and hard to ignore

Comment by DKULT on June 27, 2013 at 3:46pm

LOL Jim--well said. Welcome Andrea!!!!!  For those of you who don't know Andrea--she is one of the funniest people I've ever met. Andrea--portraits are the theme but Rebecca includes any and all bad art.

Comment by Andrea Jay on June 27, 2013 at 4:01am

Thank you for adding me!  I hope to create bad mail art soon!!!

Comment by Jim SantAmour on June 27, 2013 at 1:26am

Bad art knows no deadlines...however, deadlines have been known to contribute to bad art...

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on June 26, 2013 at 3:47am

Oh, the FOUNDATION is anarchy! All righty then. Deadlines are compost and I'm with ya.

Comment by DKULT on June 26, 2013 at 2:23am

me too NBS! that would be a great short film- . Much to Valentine Mark's chagrin, the foundation of MOBMA is anarchy, so don't worry about any deadlines.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on June 25, 2013 at 11:34pm

Now we'll want that film, Rebecca. I know I do.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on June 25, 2013 at 9:12pm

I can imagine a film with MOBMA art and some of the astute comments that might go along with it.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on June 25, 2013 at 9:11pm

NO one ever pays any attention to what you ask for, Diane.  Vizma sent something and it's not a portrait either, but also a contender... so MOBMA members, at least another piece has arrived but it is crazy, mad, busy here until Saturday, so I doubt I will be able to scan etc before then.  SEND ME YOUR STUFF portraits, anything!

I missed a huge opportunity this weekend, showed my trashquilts (I call the overall oeuvre fusepo) at a group show where I also put up the memories are made of this IUOMA 25 years mail art.  Anyway,  there was some amazing MOBMA stuff and some wonderful art shoppers who loved the stuff - only artists liked the trashquilts - I should have my recorder with me because i was in a room with some particularly MOBMA efforts but I didn't think about until it was over...

Comment by DKULT on June 23, 2013 at 3:30pm

I'm glad it arrived Rebecca-not quite a portrait, but it could be


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