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Outbound to Jon Foster

Posted by Li Araki on February 20, 2017 at 11:55pm 0 Comments

Incoming from Valery Shimanovsky

Posted by William M on February 20, 2017 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Valery sends a fire extinguisher with lots of interesting stamps.

message of peace from alicia

Posted by stripygoose on February 20, 2017 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Thank you Alicia for your kind message and for this lovely piece of artwork :>)

New in Syracuse

Posted by Ryusho Jeffus on February 20, 2017 at 4:46pm 0 Comments

For those interested here is my new address in Syracuse.

  • 611 Vine St.
  • Syracuse, NY 13203


Mosaic art from Fleur

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2017 at 2:07pm 1 Comment

Always nice to see Fleur's art envelope in the mailbox.

And her precise creations with the mosaic art:…


David Stone's "Chicago" in the mail

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2017 at 2:06pm 0 Comments

'Remembering  " my kinda town"

as I am also an Ol' Chicagoan,

(though David is from the Northside and me a…



Posted by MERAL AĞAR on February 20, 2017 at 1:29pm 0 Comments





This project is open to all artists wishing to participate in “Masculine Violence – Mail Art Exhibition 2017” to be held at Istanbul / Turkey in July 2017.


1. Participation is free.

2. Each artist may participate in the project with not more than three artworks.




Posted by John Gayer on February 19, 2017 at 8:52pm 0 Comments

"Signing Off" - 1 of 2 postcards sent to Avilés Spain - II Exposicion International de Arte Postal


Posted by Alan Brignull on February 19, 2017 at 2:03pm 1 Comment

This arrived from Ruth Giles, sent the same day as I had sent something to her. Does this often happen to you?

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 4500 members....


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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by jimmyconnors 18 hours ago. 480 Replies

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

Need Help Please!

Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Hi everyone, I need a collection of mail art to present for school to talk about as examples, does anyone have any they could send me?Thanks so much!I'll send some back as a thank you!my address is Caleigh Clements124 Maria St.Toronto, ON, CanadaM6P…Continue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Caleigh on Wednesday. 3 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

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Juan Carlos Vargas Feb 13. 41 Replies

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

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

Good Art Pens?

Started by Nancy Bell Scott in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Azzaro Feb 11. 84 Replies

What are your favorite pens to use in mail art?  I have a few good (sort of) ones for my regular-size collage work -- for applying lines, not for actually writing -- but they aren't turning out to be great for mail-art scale.  New ones for writing,…Continue

Tags: pen

I'm NEW and would love to send you mail art!

Started by Bonniediva in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jourdan Lewanda Feb 9. 5 Replies

Hello Artists,I'm a long time mail artist, but new to this group. Please let me know if you would like to exchange art with me! xxoo BonniedivaBonniediva1726 Lind LaneGurnee, IL 60031USAContinue

Best adhesive for collage

Started by David Stafford in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Ptrzia (TICTAC) Feb 8. 70 Replies

A friend asks: What's the best adhesive for magazine collage that won't wrinkle the paper? I told him Spray Mount...anybody have any other suggestions?Continue

Egg project 2017

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Dear Artist Colleague!This is the 6th time that the Mail Art Egg Project is being announced. Topic: egg, as a form, shape, patternProject time: 01st February – 31st March 2017Address: Éva Mosonyi, 19 Hegyalja Street, Pécs, H-7625, HungaryWebpage:…Continue

Tags: easter, egg

Is there a group of collage artists?

Started by Margarete Miller in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Margarete Miller Feb 8. 2 Replies

Hi All,I've recently joined and am looking for other collage artist who would like to swap collage-based correspondence art. I've attached a few photos for you to see if this is something you'd be interested to participate in with me.I looked…Continue

Tags: correspondence, mail, art, collage

Mail art exchange

Started by Brittany Ellis in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Caleigh Feb 8. 13 Replies

I'm looking for more people to begin exchanging mail art with. Does anyone wasn't to become my new mail art friend?





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