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Introverted Post

Posted by R. Glenn Sandle on September 26, 2018 at 3:26am 0 Comments

Got a fun li'l postcard from the IP in Bath, Ohio. Excited to check out their blog.

Outgoing mail

Posted by Jean-Philippe Gilliot on September 25, 2018 at 8:25pm 0 Comments

Outgoing mail made this week-end…


Collages and Words

Posted by jon foster on September 25, 2018 at 6:07pm 1 Comment

I wrote a few words about some recent work. Feel free to play around with the images any way you'd like.…


My First Mail Art from Introverted Post!

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 23, 2018 at 10:15pm 0 Comments

The metalic surface on this beauty doesn't show up in the photo but it's really beautiful. Comes with a nice invitation to send…


Debra Mulnick, Your BIG Mail Art has Arrived

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on September 23, 2018 at 10:11pm 0 Comments

Kinda like a foot-long hot dog, only much much nicer! Debra's collage is on some stiffish, woveny feeling paper, the lady and one of…


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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 4800 members....


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Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Linda Rogers on Thursday. 6 Replies

I thought it was a little strange that 11 new people joined IUOMA at the exact same time.  Just a heads up (no pun intended) I'm thinking we've got some ghost accounts that just opened and one potential spammer. The verbiage of the message I just…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 19. 0 Replies

Got two letters and photoed the letters for blog document. That's what you do right?? I am planning replies...too.

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mizael Contreras Sep 11. 43 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

création de timbres

Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 1. 0 Replies

bonsoir, qui pourrez m'expliquer la technique pour créer des timbres ? de faux timbres Continue

What is protocol here for weird spam?

Started by Cookiefish in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Aug 25. 7 Replies

I received a weird friend request....if you can call it that? Here's the screen shot...…Continue

Hello from projetM@ MottattoM, Geneva

Started by Uta Richter in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Headguy Aug 15. 1 Reply

https://projetm.blogspot.com/2018/06/exposition-international-de-mail-art.htmlHello!Our International Mail Art Exhibition is up and running, please have a…Continue

A case of mistaken identity.

Started by Headguy in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Headguy Aug 14. 6 Replies

NEWB ALERT.I'm new here to IUOMA.  So, hello :)When I first started The Head Project back in 2002 I didn't know much about "mail art."  If I recall, there were a few mail art…Continue

Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Pam McVay Aug 12. 15 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

Tags: documentation, blogging

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Uta Richter Aug 2. 502 Replies

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

International Exhibition "Active Marginals - 70 Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 1. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY “Marginali Attivi / 70 Ryosuke  Cohen”a cura di Sandro Bongiani …Continue

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