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 Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
May 27, 2017 - Would I – your faithful and always reliable gateway to the inner machinations of the Eternal Network – ever stoop to ride the coattails of…Continue
I hope it's okay that I post this lovely pile of mail art ~~ this is all I received from IUOMA members over my past several years at IUOMA (not counting my recent return). . . I know it's a small collection and needs archiving and less disorganization (too late.) I want to thank everyone who has sent me something. Going thru this last night was extremely inspiring. I'd kept it all in a big box in storage for years. And I think I've had about 3 or 4 P.O. Boxes for IUOMA use (?) Thank…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 4500 members....
Organization of the 4rth International & Regional Exhibition in Greece 2-22 of May 2012 By the painter Afroditi KaramanliWith intention of establishing a ‘ Gallery of Colors’On the occasion of the idea to set up an international day of Color on…Continue
Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…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
Our small gallery located in our small library that is part of our small college in our fairly small state is looking for a big display. The goal of the library gallery space is to introduce a variety of art displays to students majoring in…Continue
NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue
SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY 1887 - Kurt Schwitters & Marcel Duchamp “UNIVERSI POSSIBILI / Verso La Globalità Intelligente” a cura di Giovanni Bonanno. Dal 6 maggio 2017 al 26 novembre 2017– Due proposte internazionali presentate in…Continue
Please submit to Angry Old Man, a brand new rag. AOM accepts visual and concrete poetry, mail art, collage, asemic writing, blackout poetry, conceptual writing, flarf, found poetry, spam lit, flash fiction, etc. Angry Old Man Magazine is dedicated…Continue
SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYPAVILION LAUTANIA VIRTUAL VALLEY / 1887 - Kurt Schwitters and Marcel Duchamp "UNIVERSI POSSIBLE / Towards Intelligent Globality" by Giovanni Bonanno. Since May 6, 2017 to November 26, 2017- Two international proposals…Continue