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Also from Diana Hale

Posted by Thomas Brown on April 20, 2021 at 3:09am 0 Comments

Photo postcard by Diana Hale. I love me some Diana Hale, but I don't agree with her on some things politically. Contrary to the manipulating machinations of the Machiavellian planet enslavers, it's ok to disagree politically. I dealt with 4 years of Trump derangement syndrome from the majority of creative people in my social network online. It wasn't…


Incoming from Nancy Bell Scott

Posted by Thomas Brown on April 20, 2021 at 3:01am 0 Comments

I like the one that says "THE CHARM" on it the best. Overall, they have a nice purply-pink-reddish brown literary intriguingness to them. …


Political Collaborations

Posted by Thomas Brown on April 20, 2021 at 2:57am 1 Comment

Collaboration with Diana Hale (above). Fuck12 is some kind of anti-police code word. I added the two question marks, the speech bubble, and brown text to help balance out the discussion on the topic: "I understand there may be problems with law enforcement agencies, but overall the police are necessary for maintaining order in…


Additions by Max

Posted by Jenn Miltenberger on April 19, 2021 at 2:58pm 0 Comments

Recent one of my add and passes received back with an unattended addition by my nine year old Labrador Retriever Max.

Thanks to those who added: John Bennett, C. Mehrl Bennett, Fleur Helsingor, subwaxinHaddock, Fugue, and Musicmaster... I may be missing a few names ;) …


From Iowa: finally arriving in Greece!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 19, 2021 at 10:09am 0 Comments

Mike Parsons is in the mail again,

such sloooow snail mail, has to be blamed on USPS, yes?( Even with a Greek stamp, ha!)

Sent February 11, arrived last week, sigh!…


From Missouri: Kathy Barnett sends CATS

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 19, 2021 at 10:07am 0 Comments

Musical CATS:

and they MOVE and kick up a good tune,

of course, as Kathy creates these fun cat creatures.

and fun envelope, too:…


From North Carolina: from Tom Collapse

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 19, 2021 at 10:06am 0 Comments

FISHY fun surprise in last week's mail delivery from Tom,

and many goodies in the envelope!

Is that a boring postcard, or very interesting?:…


More Doodles

Posted by Michael Leigh on April 18, 2021 at 5:26pm 2 Comments

More from my Covid Sketchbook of daily doodles -…


From Out West: New Mexico, a lino print

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 18, 2021 at 9:38am 5 Comments

Tyler Hannigan sends fabulous Native art, lino print,

Beaks of mother and child,

thank you, Tyler!…


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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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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by ArtbyJac yesterday. 16 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

Mail Art Call - Postal Outliers

Started by Fonda L. Portales in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Mar 20. 3 Replies

All submission will be archived in the University's Special Collections and Archives and will be a wonderful complement to the collection of late Professor Tom Trusky.…Continue

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Project visual arts "Photography and its contaminations"

Started by Artgallery MCL in Mail-Art Projects Mar 17. 0 Replies

Comunicato stampaTitolo evento Photography and its contaminationsMostra d’arte CollettivaDal 15/03/2021Al 15/06/2021Luogo Evento online all’indirizzo…Continue


Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Paul Toscano Mar 12. 2 Replies

Again, I am new to the union. I believe “mail-art” may be broader than I thought. Initially, I thought that mail-art was creating art on envelopes, postcards, and letters. Please educate me. Thanks.

Mail Exchange

Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Paul Toscano Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am new to the group. Sorry if this is a common question. Is there a way to exchange mail with members to give and receive a piece of mail-art?

new postcards

Started by william S. Paley in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by william S. Paley Mar 5. 3 Replies

just got a bunch of new postcards to go out. Mailed a slew of 'em today..so some of you, be on the look out..and let me know, when you get one..one of my goals in 2021, is to mail out and receive back mail art postcards from all 50 states...Continue

New Address!

Started by Kayla Cafarella in Mail-Art Projects Jan 27. 0 Replies

Kayla CafarellaPO Box 2034Philadelphia, PA19103-9997Continue


Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Amanda Becerra Jan 26. 12 Replies

Hi Everyone, I need to send a mailer piece to 3 people and have them send me one back for a class! If anyone is interested please comment back, my art is very socially conscious and photographic as well as includes text. Thanks so much. Continue





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