On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
I love this. Random! Makes me feel all magical and t goes without saying it feels a bit like christmas morning which is definitely a good thing. I love the rubberstamping in the corner and the color is pitch perfect with the reds oranges golds against the turquoise accents (sorry I'm a recovering painter)-I also love the collage of different postage stamps on the back. Thanks so much, I will get to work on a pile for you I just have to find the perfect parts...Sincerely Yours: Hilary…Continue
Just wanted to share the process of creating figuered collage. I first draw the object an white paper, then cut it on the outline. I put it on the paper I want for the collage, outline it and cut it.
Then I cut out the different shapes, piece after piece, but never all at the same time because I use the rest of the drawing as a…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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.
I'm only resorting to posting this concern via this page and mode because I have tried all else. I cannot upload photos to add to my page, not even to shar on a blog posting (when I click add photos I get sent to a blank page of algorithm texts…Continue
Hello! New around here and I received a comment on a blog post I did referring to the mail art "TrashPo" and recycled treasures-all from renowned prolific and definitely 'treasurable' artist Richard Canard of Carbondale...all of which I sincerely DO…Continue
I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue
UNITED in MAIL ARTBy Hans Braumüller, Ruggero Maggi, Clemente Padín, and Chuck Welch, 2020.…Continue
SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY“Fragilità e Distacco / 70 Years Ruggero Maggi”a cura di Sandro BongianiDal 29 agosto al 28…Continue
Dear friends, this is not the first time I have learned that my American friends have not received my mail. This was not the case before.I live in Russia. Maybe the US Postal Service has slowed down? Can I send my collages to the US or is it better…Continue
...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue