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Incoming mail art from Richard C

Posted by Mick Boyle on January 25, 2022 at 11:08pm 0 Comments

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Lucia Spagnuolo 220111

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"Art is..." says Picasso Gaglione

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2022 at 7:37pm 0 Comments

It is a very tiny rubber stamp that Picasso sent, 

but a very wise saying :-)

And Picasso sent some DaDa/FluXus, too:…


Zdenek Sima 220110

Posted by Mikel Untzilla on January 25, 2022 at 5:56pm 0 Comments

ZACK in France sends goodies

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2022 at 3:34pm 0 Comments

Many fun Mail Art Omens in the envelope,

and with very Happy Holidays /Winter Season SNOW!…


Solamito in Italy sends BLUE

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 25, 2022 at 3:33pm 0 Comments

Large A4 size pages with BLUE sea,

and his "egghead" on the envelope, too,…


The Rubber Postcard #12

Posted by William M on January 25, 2022 at 2:24pm 6 Comments

Issue 12 of my rubber stamp mail art assembling zine The Rubber Postcard is finished and is in the mail. Submissions are open for issue 13(see below).…


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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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The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Debra Mulnick Jan 9. 49 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

where to post address in profile?

Started by Maree McHugh in Other. Last reply by Maree McHugh Jan 7. 2 Replies

my address is 922 N. BerryWinslow, Arizona 86047 USAContinue

Literature about mail, post, postman, etc.

Started by Szabó Zelmira in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Szabó Zelmira Dec 29, 2021. 2 Replies

This book came to me, with the content written on stamps (Shaun Tan: Takes from Outer Suburbia).Do you know (illustrated) (children) books about: mailpostpostmanstampsetc.?No matter the language is.Thank you!…Continue

Empty chatroom

Started by Carien van Hest in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Carien van Hest Dec 23, 2021. 3 Replies

For several months now the chatrooms are empty, although the header says that there are members online. Are there members with the same problem?Continue

Birthday notice

Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Coco Muchmore Dec 9, 2021. 1 Reply

In the right column of the IUOMA homepage one can see whose birthday it is today, and tomorrow. Is there a possibility to see whose birthday it is next week from today (or maybe two weeks is better?), so that people can prepare a real birthday mail?…Continue


Started by Carien van Hest in Other. Last reply by Gwendolynium Dec 7, 2021. 1 Reply

There are two kinds of people: friends and teachers.Continue

Green Scapular

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by dustincecil Nov 12, 2021. 3 Replies

Unexpectedly I recieved a green scapular today. Did more of IUOMA members got one? I noticed that there is a group concerning the green scapular, but there isn't a founder of this group... Continue

Is mail art dying out?

Started by Margaret J in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Linda Rogers Nov 3, 2021. 18 Replies

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

Any news from the Philippines?

Started by Gerald Jatzek in PROBLEMS. Last reply by William M Oct 28, 2021. 1 Reply

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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