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Posted by CARLOS LANZ on January 14, 2018 at 8:36pm 0 Comments

Goodnight everyone:  First to introduce myself, my name is Carlos and I am the father of two children, boy and girl, twins and I am fond of philately since I was a child, I also like painting a lot and for some years I have decorated my correspondence with drawings of squares, buildings or houses that are close to my environment.  In this sense, if someone is interested in exchanging…

Special mail art sighting: Erica Durante

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 14, 2018 at 11:25am 0 Comments

Always fascinating to see mail art arrive from Erica!

This is a trashpo collage full of tidbits, on a recycled choco…


Who forgot the postman?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 14, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Richard Canard sent it...but is it just a postcard?

Who is to blame for this "idle chatter"? hmmmm:…


Blog Jam #2: Holiday mail art , lots and lots more!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 12, 2018 at 12:30pm 1 Comment

From Heleen: the Minions arrived with BLUE and lots more :-)

BLUE bird and selvages from…


Blog Jam #1: Holiday mail art, lots and lots!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 12, 2018 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Many lovely holidays cards have arrived in the past week, the above is from Mim,

and a card…



Posted by Melissa Wand on January 11, 2018 at 4:48pm 0 Comments

Mail Art by Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on January 11, 2018 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

Yayoi - 1.11.2017 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Yayoi S.W. (Kirkland, Washington, USA)


January 11, 2018 - A HUGE (albeit belated) welcome and thank you to Yayoi S.W. who appears for the first time on the venerable pages of my blog. Of course Yayoi S.W. receives the customary nod, wink and secret handshake extended to all new Tenderfoots.

As far as I know, Yayoi S.W. is a newcomer to the Eternal Network and is sending some FAB work through the postal system…


from Construction Sea 12/24/17

Posted by Matthew Stolte on January 10, 2018 at 11:24pm 2 Comments



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 4700 members....


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Started by Jeremy Gluck in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by maha Jan 3. 5 Replies

Hello I am seeking collaboration on the theme of "TAOPOLIS", dealing with Tokyo and Japan. If anyone wants to join me in exploring this please let me know. I require audio, video, stills, text, mail art, etc. I'm especially interested in Japanese…Continue

Tags: stills, text, audio, video, Japan

Why? Because Mail Art!

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Dec 31, 2017. 7 Replies

* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Kevin Geronimo Brandtner Dec 30, 2017. 497 Replies

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


Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2017. 0 Replies

  SHOZO  SHIMAMOTO  HA TROVATO CASA  A  NAPOLI (Italy).L’ASSOCIAZIONE SHIMAMOTO APRE UNO SPAZIO PERMANENTE A NAPOLIpubblicato giovedì 14 dicembre 2017Shozo Shimamoto  scomparso nel 2013, da oggi, il suo lavoro di ricerca può essere fruito presso  un…Continue

Tags: Gutai, Giappone, Napoli, Art, Virtual

Salerno, DadodueCo, materiali d’archivio 1977-2017

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Information Dec 10, 2017. 0 Replies

From December 15, 2017 to January 30, 2018, the State Archive of Salerno will host the exhibition "DADODU & CO." By Antonio Baglivo and Vito Pinto. The initiative, which is included in the events planned for the celebration of the bicentennial…Continue

Tags: Mibact, Fogli, Ibridi, Ophen, Virtual

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Nov 15, 2017. 2 Replies

Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue

Artposto's "wee books"

Started by Chris Dodge in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Michael Leigh Oct 28, 2017. 4 Replies

Hello, all.I wonder if anyone here knows the whereabouts of the artists' book collection of Artoposto (Dorothy Harris). I understand that she died in 2005. In the eighties I had the pleasure of visiting Dorothy in Atlanta and seeing (and holding and…Continue

Image focus

Started by michael thompson in PROBLEMS. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Sep 29, 2017. 2 Replies

Why are so many images out of focus. I started deleting a few figuring it was an import issue, but realized it was something else, but what?Continue

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Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by MoriceMarcuse Sep 6, 2017. 4 Replies

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid the subject of this discussion its a important matter, special during art exhibits or art call .Many event are very explicit about Political or racist or…Continue

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Swap 10 x 15 cm or 4"x6" Art with Morice Marcuse Address List

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Projects Aug 31, 2017. 0 Replies

Hello,to any one wold like to swap art in Format 10x15 cm or 4"x6" can leave your address here and send me your works  i will send my artworks ASAP for Swap with yours.I waiting your Replay Morice MarcuseC/OMenconi TizianoVia Venezia 2 Scala…Continue

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