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strange card from Jimmy Connors!

Posted by Predrag Petrovic on December 9, 2023 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

Strange card, with a strange hole (in the shape of Martian with antennas?) Arrived on Wednesday, 06.December here. Postmark not visible, seems to be damaged. One case more that shows how it is much better to send card in envelope. Anyway, thank you, Jimmy! P.S: Please do not send me a card with a hole anymore. It is annoying and it came damaged, so please send in ENVELOPE ONLY next time. THANK YOU!…

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Original photo from Lulu Flanagan

Posted by KOZY on December 9, 2023 at 7:58am 0 Comments

Thank you Lulu for this original photo from Mexico:

"Travel widens hearts and art brings us together".

Incoming mail art from the States of America

Posted by Carien van Hest on December 9, 2023 at 7:47am 0 Comments

Olivia Arrow sent me here beautiful autumn haikus:

Give thanks all year long

The sunrise, to be alive

The list is endless

The days are shorter

The shadows are very long

Cozy sweater time!

This mailart for you

Contains pieces of autumn

To use as you…

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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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Call for MailArt - The Wild Flowers Show 6 Replies

CALL FOR MAILART!!! - The Wild Flowers ShowDUE DATE April 10, 2024SHOW May 1st - 31st, 2024POSTCARD SIZE - A6 4inx6inSHOW ADDRESS Louisiana State Exhibit Museum(LSEM), 3015 Greenwood Rd, Shreveport, LA 71109SUBMISSION ADDRESS LSEM c/o Cindy Magee,…Continue

Started by Cindy Magee in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Blanca B Caraballo Dec 4.

Jimmy Connors 7 Replies

I noted the new PO box address from Jimmy Connors, but I lost that note. Can someone help me out? Thank you.Continue

Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Predrag Petrovic Nov 24.

MA went out today!!

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Started by Jimmy Hackney in Mail-Art Projects Nov 23.

Sending ID photos 3 Replies

Hi I took photos in a photo booth to print passport sized photos, but I wasn’t used to taking pictures with the automated machine plus I am a claustrophobic, so I printed in a wrong sizes. I think I can’t use them as a passport photo anymore but…Continue

Started by Tomoe N in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Nick Tauro Jr Nov 22.

Copyright infringent 39 Replies

I noticed in various contributions, that many artists (''artists'' perhaps ?) are using large number of other's people works, taken from newspapers, magazines, books,etc. That could inflict the copyrights. In many cases, nobody will discuss it, and…Continue

Started by Predrag Petrovic in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Predrag Petrovic Nov 13.

IUOMA Rubber Stamp? 7 Replies

Does anyone know where I can get a rubber stamp with IUOMA on it?  Anyone sell them? I don’t want to go to Etsy to have one made.  Thank you in advance.Continue

Started by Penelope Timm in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Penelope Timm Nov 11.

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Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Projects Oct 18.

Open call for non-juried mail art exhibition! — Theme: Embrace the Beauty of Nature 6 Replies

Hi there! I'm Lynn, the founder of Nuts About Arts. I've just opened an all-arts space with a little gallery in Singapore -- and being a long-time lover of mail art, it was only natural that my first exhibition would be one celebrating it. For this…Continue

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Query--Where to post photos of Mail Art received? 4 Replies

Hi everyone!I am behind my time posting photos to this site of the many pieces of art I've received in the post from other members of IUOMA. I've seen them here there + everywhere--I need advice--where is either the best or designated place to post…Continue

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