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Posted by arttower on February 21, 2018 at 8:50am 0 Comments

Received from Amy Candiotti

Posted by arttower on February 21, 2018 at 8:49am 0 Comments

Mo Tabesh, Toni Antonette, and Norma Soulet Sent Mailart to the Home for the Bewildered!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on February 21, 2018 at 6:05am 0 Comments

Life is good here at the Cline Home for the Bewildered! We’re receiving choice pieces of mailart at regular intervals and the Mass Uprising of 2017 appears to be a fading memory. Champagne stains have been painted over, the badger is back in his den upstairs, and the tiki torches that started the fire have been dispatched to a more secure site. 

Newest displays include Mo Tabesh’s opthamological color test, Toni’s stitched postcard, and Norma’s painted and collaged card.…


Mim makes circles around the moon!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2018 at 2:37pm 2 Comments

Very MIMinal

and wonderful design for the eclipse of a moon,

just beautiful CIRCLES!

Many thanks, Mim!…


SaMue has it all mapped out

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2018 at 2:36pm 0 Comments

I loooove maps,

and this envelope it fantastic!

Also fantastic is the print inside:…


EYE see mail art from jimmy connors

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2018 at 2:20pm 0 Comments

The EYEs have it!

Great collage postcard from Berlin,

and the flip side too:…


Tea Time Tags from Neil Gordon

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2018 at 2:19pm 2 Comments

Lots of tea...

Very Victorian :-)…


Jokie Wilson making RED

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2018 at 2:18pm 0 Comments

A large RED card in the mailbox,

Is Jokie Wilson "making trouble"?

Naw, he's making some mail art!…


Stickers from the Sticker Dude: No fear!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 20, 2018 at 2:17pm 0 Comments

Lots of stickers and stampings on the envelope,

lots of stickers inside , too:…


Found Asemics by Richard Canard (Illinois, USA) (Thanks to Nancy Bell Scott)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 20, 2018 at 2:00am 1 Comment

Richard - 2.19.2018 - 11 “Asemic Trashpo” by IUOMA member Richard Canard (Carbondale, Illinois, USA). Image courtesy of Nancy Bell Scott


February 19, 2018 - An original member of Ray Johnson’s New York Correspondance School (NYCS), Richard Canard is one of the most recognized and important mail artists working today. I doubt anyone in the network would dispute my contention.

Like most NYCS members, Richard Canard has roots in the avant garde associated with Neo-DaDa,…


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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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Submit to Angry Old Man Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications Feb 14. 0 Replies

Submit your work for AOM's third issue.SubmitContinue

Valentines Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ti Ar Raden Feb 14. 13 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

Convocatória Mail Art: II salãoARTEcorreios. Visconde de Mauá ROTA POSTAL

Started by Maurício Rosa in Mail-Art Projects Feb 8. 0 Replies

Convocatória II salãoARTEcorreios - Visconde de Mauá ROTA…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by werner noske Feb 6. 498 Replies

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

Does anyone want used postcards?

Started by Julie (O-kami) in Other. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Jan 27. 4 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

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Chorianopoulou Maria Jan 27. 23 Replies

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

Valentine's Exchange

Started by Discoflux in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by carl baker Jan 26. 2 Replies

It's that time of year again, I've got a nice stack of valentine's to mail out in a week or so and I'm sure plenty of you have the same thing in mind- so if you want to receive valentine's post here! If you're looking for people to send a little…Continue

Roma, Maestri Internazionali del Libro d'Arte in una grande rassegna evento.

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Chiarlone Jan 22. 2 Replies

  POGA POGA (Una metropoli che balla).…Continue



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





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