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Fake Ray Johnson Motico

Posted by Mick Boyle on September 24, 2021 at 7:39pm 0 Comments

Incoming: Braincell 1125, Debra Mulnick, Toni Hanner and Fluke zine

Posted by William M on September 24, 2021 at 3:23pm 0 Comments

Always nice to find a new braincell in my postbox. So many fun images in this one.

A rubber stamped card from Debra featuring a lot of the Sticker Dude's stamps. Very fun.…


Jan Hodgman - Thank you.

Posted by Luís Filipe Gomes on September 24, 2021 at 5:29am 0 Comments

art mail recieved.......

Posted by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) on September 23, 2021 at 8:50pm 6 Comments

Ive had a very nice week full of mail art. from IOUMA folks Ive recieved a beautiful postcard with roses adorning it from MomKat/Katerina. thankyou for creating a lovely postcard for me. I think the postcard i created for you might have crossed paths with yours on their journeys. lol. i hope it arrives with you soon.



Received from Theo Nelson (Calgary, Canada)

Posted by awyn on September 23, 2021 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

A wonderful little "Book of Stuff" -- Thank you, Theo!

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.


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Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin 21 hours ago. 28 Replies

Dear friends, I bought at the auction a pack of old envelopes, with a picture, size 114x161 millimeters (4.5 x 6.3 inches), and I don't know how to use them in Mail Art. Maybe someone wants to receive such an envelope as a gift. In the future, you…Continue

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Bonjour à toutes et à tous.J'ai modifié le lien de mon blog, à la place de celui consacré uniquement à l'art postal (il fait maintenant double emploi avec IUOMA) figure mon blog ou je publie toutes mes productions artistiques…Continue

Artist Image Xchange #1 Update

Started by ArtbyJac in Mail-Art Projects Aug 24. 0 Replies

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! #1 should be sent in October. I already have submissions for vol 2.Continue

Progetto Mail Art: Panchine Rosse

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Is mail art dying out?

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