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Posted by Carien van Hest on February 24, 2021 at 5:32pm 0 Comments

Smoke signals from Kimberly Carpenter.

Thank you, Jack @ Cascadia

Posted by Mel Anie on February 24, 2021 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

In this envelope, there lies treasure. Lots and lots of treasure. It's all about three cats and blind mice who went down to London to visit the clock .....I tell little fibs but the treasure bit is true.

This came  very, very fast by Tramp steamer from Cascadia Artpost, USA. Jack was not concerned that only a few weeks ago I kept calling hime…

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Stamp Zine #37, copy #12

Posted by Jeff Bagato on February 23, 2021 at 11:15pm 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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Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Amanda Becerra Jan 26. 12 Replies

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Have I sent Envelope no.3?

Started by Mel Anie in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Mel Anie Jan 17. 5 Replies

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Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Debra Mulnick Dec 27, 2020. 1 Reply

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