On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.

Members

Blog Posts

From William Mellot in Taiwan via Cascadia Art Post

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 23, 2021 at 7:23am 0 Comments

William sent this fab printed card, during Covid time,

sent to Jack Lattemann in the USA, in January,…

Continue

Cascadia Art Post sends two...or three ?

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 23, 2021 at 7:20am 3 Comments

Two large envelopes arrived 21 April from Cascadia,

one was for April fool's Day, sent 1 April,

so it came within 20 days, wow...speedy!

and filled with fantastic artistamps, too:…

Continue

From Wisconsin: x2 from Matthew Stolte

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 23, 2021 at 7:19am 0 Comments

There was a big mail art haul from the USA recently,

and two mailings from Matthew arrived together,

with 2 amazing collage cards, and other goodies:…

Continue

from: Richard Baudet

Posted by Laura Hughes on April 22, 2021 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

This is the first piece of IOUMA mail art I have received and it's joyful and spontaneous and I'm so grateful to Richard. Thank you!

 

CASCADIA ARTPOST FOREVER

Posted by Ifé Niklaus on April 22, 2021 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

From illinois: in Rockford

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 22, 2021 at 1:06pm 0 Comments

Michael Goetz sends fun comics and mail art goodies!

Put a smile on your face during this Covid Era!…

Continue

From illinois: from Toni Antonetti

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 22, 2021 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Flowers for SPRING!

and a nice doggie, too! From February, arriving in April in Greece!

And my "October" mail art arrived in February...Ah, USPS!

Thanks for the mail art postcard,…

Continue

And from Chicago: Mah Nu sends fun!

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 22, 2021 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Good to see mail art from Chicago!

There are lots of goodies from Mah NU,

and I'll be sending something soon...for the Image exchange,

IF the USPS workers do postal work somewhat…

Continue

Mail Art Received

Posted by David Jaap aka Jadaway on April 22, 2021 at 9:39am 0 Comments

Thanks for the art Steve O Black. Very good. I really enjoyed it.

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

 

Latest Activity

Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Cascadia Art Post sends two...or three ?
"and the flip side of Jack's postcard:"
1 hour ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Cascadia Art Post sends two...or three ?
"Often USPS puts a postal code sticker across Jack's postcards and envelopes:  but I just recycle for collage mail art cards :-) Fun with NIXIE, too!"
1 hour ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Cascadia Art Post sends two...or three ?
"and the THIRD mail art from Cascadia Art Post is this April First postcard: arriving in just 20 days, thank you USPS :-)"
1 hour ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) posted blog posts
2 hours ago
Michael Leigh commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Dream No. 34543
"Hi William - yes, strange isn't it - my first rubber stamp dream as far as I can remember. Plenty of flea markets  and piles of junk to sort through in previous dreams - annoying to not to remember exactly ones finds!  Certainly some…"
2 hours ago
Jenn Miltenberger commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"B/T, I would make a copy and pass it on... either just as a single or copies back to the adders in general. "
4 hours ago
Rome Smith posted a photo

Lab on cedar

My handcarved block, stamped on a piece of cedar shingle.
6 hours ago
B/T Craig added a discussion to the group ADD & PASS
Thumbnail

Accidental pet contributor

What’s the etiquette for an add and pass that has had an unintended alteration such as spills? I wish I was asking out of curiousity, but there’s been a pet related mishap. The two sheets effected seem to have dried ok, and it’s nothing hazardous,…See More
6 hours ago
B/T Craig commented on Ashazart's group ADD & PASS
"What’s the etiquette for an add and pass that has had an unintended alteration such as spills? I wish I was asking out of curiousity, but there’s been a pet related mishap. The two sheets effected seem to have dried ok, and it’s…"
6 hours ago
Bruno Cassaglia posted a photo
10 hours ago
Zack posted photos
10 hours ago
Zack posted a blog post
10 hours ago
Zack posted photos
11 hours ago
Ficus strangulensis posted a photo

J Chester art card

Art card made by James Chester on a rainy evening in Grass Valley, CA
12 hours ago
Tyler Hannigan posted a photo

Alien Landing Pattern #8 To S, Schmider

Unique Hand Colored Linocut Postcard.
13 hours ago
Steph Dodson joined Erica Durante's group
14 hours ago
William M commented on Michael Leigh's blog post Dream No. 34543
"i don't think i've ever dreamt about rubber stamps surprisingly. record stores on the other hand..."
14 hours ago
Ilya Semenenko-Basin posted a photo
14 hours ago
Ana Kawajiri commented on Ana Kawajiri's group Potato Group
"Thanks for the pictures, Angie!  I'm so glad it arrived!"
15 hours ago
Laura Hughes posted a blog post

from: Richard Baudet

This is the first piece of IOUMA mail art I have received and it's joyful and spontaneous and I'm so grateful to Richard. Thank you!…See More
15 hours ago

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Polls and Surveys - A new one each month!

Forum

The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by ArtbyJac on Sunday. 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

Tags: Call, Art, Mail

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

Definition

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

Help!

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

Bewaren

 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-dec-2021. If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

© 2021   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service