On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
A postcard of a Frank lloyd Wright's "UFO",
It is the Greek Orthodox Church in Wisconsin, (been there, seen that).
And it is a postcard I recently sent to Val in Sigean, France, for his "Boring…Continue
And USPS is working hard these days, finally...
sent June 2 and arrived June 18,(not delayed like mail art from Tennessee ;-)
that is "fast" ,relatively speaking,
we are back to normal…Continue
Oh, my, this is postmarked February 17, arrived June 18!
From Picasso Gaglione in Tennessee,
USPS must have tossed it in Covid storage/quarantine for a few months?
Enclosed is a super…Continue
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.
10 PAISES YA ESTAN PARTICIPANDO EN "VOCES EN MEDIO DE LA PANDEMIA"Nos place informar que ya hemos recibido la participación de artistas provenientes de 10 países entre estos están: Alemania, Bélgica, Canadá, Estados Unidos, México, Austria, Francia,…Continue
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
SE SIGUEN SUMANDO NACIONES EN "VOCES: EN MEDIO DE LA PANDEMIA"... HOY YA 15 PAÍSES DICEN PRESENTES... ARTISTA SE PARTE DE ESTE HISTÓRICO EVENTO.Se siguen sumando diferentes nacionalidades. Deseamos dar las gracias a cada uno de los artistas que ya…Continue
RUGGERO MAGGI / L'AMAZZONIA DEVE VIVERE | MUSEO DIOTTI Casalmaggiore (CR) RASSEGNA INTERNAZIONALE DI ARTE POSTALE A CURA DI RUGGERO MAGGIPer ricordare i 40 anni dalla fondazione nel 1979 dell'Archivio AMAZON Archive of artistic works and projects…Continue
Hello any/every/one, I'm a tryin' to cross on over here. Wish me well. We set up our first table today to work on things. I just need my first idea. One of our cats loves it and is walking around all the beds and crayons and tags and who knows what…Continue