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There are a lot of basic questions on Mail Art that are often asked and answered. This group might be the first place to look for answers. I will do my best to answer, but hope that other members can help out as well.

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What is the etiquette re altering other people's art pieces?

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Jan 6. 9 Replies

Airmail themed cover exchange

Started by Jeremy Ng. Last reply by Jeremy Ng Nov 9, 2017. 2 Replies

Mail Art Etiquette

Started by Caly DePalma. Last reply by Terri Jones Jun 20, 2017. 12 Replies

What is Fluxus?

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Jan Hodgman Jun 19, 2017. 2 Replies

What do you put in Envelope?

Started by Lynne Larkin. Last reply by Bonniediva Jun 18, 2017. 7 Replies

Collaboration on my Fine Art degree projects?

Started by Jeremy Gluck. Last reply by Ladybelle Fiske Feb 18, 2017. 6 Replies

How to delete a group

Started by Itta. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jan 29, 2017. 8 Replies

Uploading Photos from Flickr

Started by xx Jones. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Nov 6, 2016. 1 Reply

How to exhibit the received mail art?

Started by Heleen de Vaan. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Apr 29, 2016. 2 Replies

uploading videos

Started by stripygoose. Last reply by Ruud Janssen May 3, 2015. 3 Replies

IUOMA Privacy

Started by Blaine Waterman. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Aug 5, 2014. 3 Replies

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou. Last reply by Mim Golub Scalin Jan 16, 2014. 2 Replies

Add photos to postings

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Aug 8, 2013. 4 Replies

What is an ATC?

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Jul 7, 2013. 8 Replies

What happens to Mail Art submitted to Exhibitions?

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Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on December 15, 2017 at 9:59pm

Io, fino a poco tempo fa pensavo che la Mail Art potesse diventare completamente digitale, ma forse mi sbagliavo, noi mailartisti, grazie a siti come IUOMA  o Dodo Dada, possiamo tenerci in contatto e divulgare opere digitali senza abbandonare la carta che spediamo per posta... siamo io ctredo,  dei networker completi. siamo storici ma anche attuali.

I, until recently, I thought that Mail Art could become completely digital, but maybe I was wrong, we mailartists, thanks to sites like IUOMA or Dodo Dada, we can keep in touch and divulge digital works without leaving the paper we send by mail ... we are ctredo, of complete networkers. we are historical but also current

Comment by Ruud Janssen on December 13, 2017 at 7:53am

If a photo doesn't upload complete. Just delete the result and try anew. Must be a glitch in the connection.

Comment by Carolyn Cline on December 12, 2017 at 5:24pm

A photo I uploaded left off a good deal of the picture. Is there a way to fix that?

Thank you for the help; I’m just beginning to use the site.

Comment by Carolyn Cline on December 12, 2017 at 5:15pm

I need to adjust my ignorance: what are badges? 

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on November 17, 2017 at 8:50pm

Dear Friends Mailartisti, I am Italian, and I do not know or speak or write in English. but I have been doing Mail Art since 1980, and I have organized many exhibitions as curator of SACS - Contemporary Art Space Experiment. And I realize that even today in my province, Savona, Mail Art is underestimated. In my opinion, Mail Art does not look into the single artist but as a whole, as if it were a single immense work in progress. I hug you.

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on November 17, 2017 at 8:49pm

Cari Amici Mailartisti, io sono italiano, e non so nè parlare nè scrivere in inglese. ma faccio Mail Art dal 1980, e ho organizzato tante mostre come curatore di SACS - Spazio Arte Contemporanea Sperimentale. E mi accorgo che ancora oggi qui nella mia provincia, Savona, la Mail Art viene sottovalutata. A mio parere la Mail Art non va vista nel singolo artista ma nel suo insieme, quasi fosse un'unica immensa opera in progress.  viabbraccio.

Comment by Kayenderes on October 15, 2017 at 9:51pm

Also I am so far and so slow sending mail to all the beautiful people whom have send to me mail.  I thank you and send big big hugs.  I soon will send some to you.   You don't know how much your mail means to me.  Especially where I live in boonsville Hood.   Reservation life is like Dodge City days.   We have no shops to buy nice papers or not even glue. 

Comment by Kayenderes on October 15, 2017 at 9:48pm

I don't have a delivery to house.  We only have boxes in our village and with me living on the border I have to have 2.  One in USA and one in Canada.  I am like 10feet from border and on reservation we have no border.   We go freely back and forth.  Don't even have to pay tolls.  One good thing about being Mohawk.  

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 15, 2017 at 4:29pm

What's happening at IUOMA.ning? I have no images showing!

Borders are empty...and I cannot upload photos.

Is it ning...or is it me?


Comment by Maria Gallardo on August 5, 2017 at 6:52am

As it seems to pertain to the current discussion. I want to clarify that in my case, I need to use a PoBox or all my inbound mail will be lost. Costa Rica has a very poor directions system (something like ''My home is from the Mango tree, that you find in the left corner of a (not) existing building that everyone knows it was there, 500 long meters counting on the right and a short block counting on the left, home with 2 stories, color white and bricks fence''). I meant, it is too risky, so I prevent any bad situation by having a box at my nearest postal office but my name is my real name and I use my own picture and I am on Facebook, Instagram and everywhere exactly the same :-).

I must say, all this conversation has opened my eyes to things I did not know they existed. So much to learn!!

Thank you!


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