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i received Mail Art from Carien van Hest

Posted by Zack on March 3, 2024 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

maybe a gelli plate print? and an ATC entitled "enigmatic card".

even though there's a lot of her work posted here on IUOMA, it's always nice to see my Dutch friend's creative work in the mailbox. and check out this cavalcade of postage!…

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i received Mail Art from Ana Kawajiri

Posted by Zack on March 3, 2024 at 6:10pm 1 Comment

everything old is new again! from Brazil, an upcycled calendar proves that 2024=1996; go figure

this large piece arrived in an intriguing window envelope featuring a kind of architectural graphic -…

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i received nonMail nonArt from nonlocal variable

Posted by Zack on March 3, 2024 at 5:53pm 2 Comments

blast from the past (Cupertino days)

plus these more recent digital creations --

and a Flux Satchel with some smaller snippets - my favorite:…

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Carien Van Hest 240229

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on March 3, 2024 at 4:22pm 0 Comments

Cascadia Artpost 240229

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on March 3, 2024 at 4:19pm 0 Comments

Paulo Teles 240229

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on March 3, 2024 at 4:17pm 0 Comments

Incoming mail from Rani Goel!

Posted by Nick Tauro Jr on March 2, 2024 at 11:08pm 0 Comments

So much wonderful art!

Junk Mail from Richard Canard!

Posted by Nick Tauro Jr on March 2, 2024 at 11:07pm 1 Comment

not junk!

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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IUOMA Stamp

Does anyone know if the IUOMA stamp is still available for purchase?  I'd like to replace mine which was lost in the fire.Continue

Started by Allegra Burke in Mail-Art Information 5 hours ago.

Who is this mail artist? Does anyone know this artistamp? 2 Replies

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Started by C. Mehrl Bennett in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by General Correspondence on Thursday.

Mail Art ’Black and White’ Egg Project 2024 13 Replies

Mail Art ’Black and White’ Egg Project 2024 Dear Artist Colleague!If You send me a Black & White Mail Art Egg letter, I will send one to You in return! Topic: egg, as a form, shape, pattern.Colour: Black & WhiteProject time: 10th January –…Continue

Tags: &, white, B&W, black, Easter

Started by Éva Mosonyi in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Amber DiGerlando on Thursday.

Wanting Mail Art Friends - I Am from Japan :-) 17 Replies

Hello, greetings from Japan!I hand-carve stamps. I am a new member  in IUOMA and am now wanting mail art friends whom I can exchange mail art with. If you would like to exchange mail art with me, please feel free to send me a friend request and/or…Continue

Started by Kiki in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kiki Feb 22.

Mail Project 1 Reply

Hi everyone!I’m doing an art project for school including mail artists work from all around the world to showcase the variety that can come in! If you are interested in being involved here is my address!Caleigh Clements340 High Park Avenue,…Continue

Started by Caleigh in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Carmela Rizzuto Feb 20.

Mail Artists Addresses? 576 Replies

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

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Joe McCarthy Feb 14.

How to add image in blog text section? 1 Reply

Hello all,I am new here and I was just taking a overview of website and i understood it so I wanted to post my first post here but don't know how to add images on Blog postPlease help meThank you so muchContinue

Started by Hemang in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Matthew Conroy Feb 13.

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Hi everyone I received a creepy "invite"--do I ignore it or is there a way to report it?Thanks in advance for guidance!deedee Continue

Started by DeeDee Maguire in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Hemang Feb 13.

A kindly notion to a new members! 7 Replies

Hello to all new members! I noticed some of you are kind of flooding with your numerous liking each day. However, it is not bad by itself, but think a little: isn't it better to communicate, to send message to active members and to exchange, than…Continue

Started by Predrag Petrovic in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Paulo Alexandre Rocha Teles Feb 13.

Mail Art call "VINE / WINE"

Hello! I invite you to the international Mail Art project dedicated to the theme “VINE / WINE”, organized by the ECHORAMA Association,  expiring on June 14, 2024.The theme was chosen to celebrate and promote the choice of the territories of Alto…Continue

Tags: italy, art, mail

Started by Laura Chiarello in Mail-Art Projects Feb 13.

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