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Posted by Laura Hughes on October 20, 2021 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

It's a long, long time since I last saw 'googly-eyes'! They were commonplace in my childhood and Debra's googly-eyed owl transported me back and had me grinning with delight. Thank you, Debra!

Mail art from Canada

Posted by Carien van Hest on October 20, 2021 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

Thank you for your artistry, Awyn

Incoming: David Stafford and Bonniediva

Posted by William M on October 20, 2021 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

David Stafford sends a fashion history lesson. I think the dog may be my favorite part of this.



Bonniediva sends a new minizine, a printed out collage, and some cool artistamps. Especially digging the one of…

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Mail Art Afternoon

Posted by Coco Muchmore on October 19, 2021 at 11:13pm 0 Comments

Arg. It was a difficult day of work--dragging on and on. I finally finished my second of three tasks and made for the post in the early afternoon to drop off several IUOMA envelopes (BEARD GUY--here they come!!) and check the box. Oddly, there was a large, picture shaped cardboard package! It had my art name, Coco, on it, too. The return was Minnesota with a sir name I did not recognize. Wow! What could it be?

Of course, as soon as I returned home I carefully unsealed it to find... a…

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Received from Carien v. Hest

Posted by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on October 19, 2021 at 7:25pm 1 Comment

Thank you very much, Carien for the beautiful correspondAnce ... I received while I was away during pandemia. 

Unfortunately all the travelling bans made it into a slow return.

you will also find my new…

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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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Do you collect free post cards! Do you want to exchange them with one with a face on it? Then, send me as much as you want of any free post card you have or you can find and i will sent you back one with a face on it!See More
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“TODAY I MAILED A  BANANA TO RAY JOHNSON  FOR  59. BIENNNIAL INTERNATIONAL OF VENICE 2022”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on Sunday. 2 Replies

Nuovo Progetto di Arte Contemporanea PERCHE’ UN PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE SULLA BANANA?Ray Johnson diceva: "I've invented Flop Art. It comes after Pop Art."(ho inventato la Flop Art. Viene dopo la Pop Art).Nel 1984 Ray Johnson aveva inviato a Bill de…Continue

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CONVOCATORIA: VOCES

Started by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Asoc. de Artistas Plásticos PR Oct 13. 1 Reply

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Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by infosec theory Oct 11. 17 Replies

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

Artist Image Xchange #1 Update

Started by ArtbyJac in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by M.L. Stephens Oct 6. 3 Replies

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far! #1 should be sent in October. I already have submissions for vol 2.Continue

Any news from the Philippines?

Started by Gerald Jatzek in PROBLEMS Oct 3. 0 Replies

Did anyone ever get a response after submitting to this call?Beautiful Flowersubmission address Magandang Bulaklak | Renoca Lobo Art Gallery | #84 B - Rincon Road | Valenzuela City | Philippinesmaximum dimensions 200 x 300 mm | 7.9 x 11.8 inI can't…Continue

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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Sep 26. 30 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

Bonjour à toutes et à tous.J'ai modifié le lien de mon blog, à la place de celui consacré uniquement à l'art postal (il fait maintenant double emploi avec IUOMA) figure mon blog ou je publie toutes mes productions artistiques…Continue

Progetto Mail Art: Panchine Rosse

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

MAIL ARTTEMA : PANCHINE ROSSEScadenza 15 settembre 2021Simbolo delle violenze sulle donne e monito quotidiano contro i femminicidi affinchè possa realizzarsi quel cambiamento culturale a cui aspiriamo.I lavori devono essere originali, non devono…Continue

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