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Stained "glass" postcard received from Heide Monster

Posted by Linda Rogers on August 19, 2019 at 2:58pm 0 Comments

Well I'll be darned, a translucent postcard!  This beauty came in the mail last week with a note from Heide.  Many thanks for this creative use of a piece of acrylic sheeting!

Incoming: Steph Dodson and Pedor Bericat

Posted by William M on August 19, 2019 at 9:38am 0 Comments

A really fun multi-layered piece from Steph. It's been quite awhile since I've had mail from Steph - so happy she's back in the swing of things again. …



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Incoming: Tonipoet and Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by William M on August 15, 2019 at 9:20am 2 Comments

A really fun altered postcard from Toni.



A little collage from Katerina. Especially like that blue…

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Received over the last couple of months.

Posted by Amy Candiotti on August 15, 2019 at 7:36am 1 Comment

Book and stamped card from William.

Wonderful zine and artwork from Jill in South Australia.…

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Received from Atte Ourie

Posted by Jeremy Ng on August 15, 2019 at 2:48am 0 Comments

Posted by Jeremy Ng on August 15, 2019 at 2:30am 0 Comments

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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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Sylvianne commented on Jean Jackson's group ENVELOPES ONLY
"  Hello   Our artists' group is organizing an exhibition on postal art in December.   We would like to request your participation for this just send us a calligraphy envelope, illuminated, drawn ... on the theme of travel (sea,…"
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A Touch of Vintage

Are you drawn to vintage magazines, photos and ephemera? Do you tend to incorporate vintage and retro elements into your art? Do you find yourself buying vintage inspired materials at your favorite arts and crafts store? If so, this group is for you!See More
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"What do the captions say in English?"
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Sylvianne commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"Hello   Our artists' group is organizing an exhibition on postal art in December.   We would like to request your participation for this just send us a calligraphy envelope, illuminated, drawn ... on the theme of travel (sea, air,…"
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Mail-Art Projects List

This is group for all general Mail-Art Projects. Includes a link to a blog where 99 authors publish their projects. Want to see all projects: follow the link for Website.Please only comments about mail-art projects or announcements. Other comments…See More
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Group for Cat-Lovers

A group for people who love Cats -- everyone's invited to join, and their cats, of course. We welcome all Cat lovers and any and all Mail Art that features anything about Cats or Kats. Group formerly known as Katerina Nikoltsou.See More
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Envelopes

Share envelopes you really like, special envelopes received or sent.(Photo: mail art from Richard Baudet)See More
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Belgium Ambassade IUOMA

The Belgian Embassy for Mail-Artists. For Belgian Mail-Artists and their friends and neighbours.See More
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ENVELOPES ONLY

Where the envelope is the art and the art is the envelope.  Identify as such with a DO NOT OPEN, CONTENTS NOT ENCLOSED, or other such warning...See More
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Valdor (Spain)

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Stained "glass" postcard received from Heide Monster

Well I'll be darned, a translucent postcard!  This beauty came in the mail last week with a note from Heide.  Many thanks for this creative use of a piece of acrylic sheeting!…See More
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Assembling Zines

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I'm back!

Started by Tammy Riggins in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" on Saturday. 2 Replies

Hello everyone!I'm new but not new. Took a long break from mail art and ready to get started again. If you want to exchange I'll be glad to do so. I'm not so much into themes and addons; I just like to see what surprises show up in my mailbox. Will…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Roberto Scala Aug 12. 524 Replies

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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Linda Rogers Aug 8. 3 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Vel Crowe Jul 8. 2 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Outgoing envelope pics

Started by Samantha Price in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Samantha Price Jul 2. 7 Replies

To all who post their outgoing mail art, specifically addressed envelopes, i invite u 2 be mindful & consider waiting 2 post ur pics until its received buy the recipient. iv’e seen a few pieces 4 me this past week alone & honestly, it really…Continue

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lois Richter Jun 25. 10 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

thanks for your participation

Started by Hikmet Şahin in Mail-Art Projects May 20. 0 Replies

Po-Mo participation period has expired. Thank you for your participation. We can't post all the posts here because we received heavy mail. Please visit for all incoming mail:…Continue

Add antiques and souvenirs in the mail art

Started by Reyes Muñoz in Other. Last reply by Alan Brignull May 12. 7 Replies

Hello¡ To some of you like to share antiques and souvenirs of their countries in the mail art ?Continue

Shozo Shimamoto - Guglielmo Achille Cavellini - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 8. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Museum                                                          …Continue

Tags: Ryosuke, Cohen, Cavellini, Achille, Shimamoto

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