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i received Mail Art from Ruth Giles

Posted by Zack on September 26, 2021 at 12:07pm 0 Comments

cola cake recipe included; thank you! 

i will be sure to let you know how it turns out

from Nancy Bell Scott 230921

Posted by Laura Hughes on September 25, 2021 at 5:59pm 0 Comments

Thank you Nancy for this heart-thrilling art!

The piece on the left is wrapped neatly and tightly around its middle by moss green paper, like an obi belt around a kimono and equally as beautiful.

To Dr. Zack

Posted by Luís Filipe Gomes on September 25, 2021 at 3:42pm 0 Comments

To EDUARDO CARDOSO

Posted by Luís Filipe Gomes on September 25, 2021 at 3:19pm 0 Comments

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.

 

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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on Thursday. 28 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

projet artistique - 52 semaines pour 2021

Started by Patric-Jonas in Mail-Art Projects Sep 16. 0 Replies

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Artist Image Xchange #1 Update

Started by ArtbyJac in Mail-Art Projects Aug 24. 0 Replies

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Progetto Mail Art: Panchine Rosse

Started by Piero Barducci in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Aug 22. 2 Replies

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Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by william S. Paley Jul 23. 14 Replies

Not much activity here.  Not many people doing add & passes.  Is mail art dying out?  Continue

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Started by Paul Toscano in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Jul 21. 1 Reply

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