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Envelope painting from Ed Geicek

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2019 at 8:55am 1 Comment

Always stunning painting on the envelope,

and then Add/Pass inside, of course :-)…

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Mail art from Fleur arrived in Greece

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2019 at 8:43am 0 Comments

Artful windows in California!

And an Add/Pass from BonnieDiva inside, too: TWEET!

Plus this very nice card:…

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CatMail from Mike Parsons

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 17, 2019 at 8:39am 0 Comments

Delightful card from Mike,

with many cat stickers , that can be recycled!…

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Honey Crcles, Mike!

Posted by Carolyn Cline on January 17, 2019 at 3:45am 1 Comment

So fine! So fine, yeah! Mike’s mailart’s so doggone fine; makes me smile come rain come shine. Oh, yeah, so fine!  Just lovin’ Mike Parsons’s latest!…

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Kitchen Cleaner of the Gods

Posted by Melissa Wand on January 17, 2019 at 1:46am 0 Comments

Thanks Toni!!!

How'd you know I use Bon Ami?

This is funny because I've considered using the sticker from the top of the can in a collage.

From: Boozy Barb (0073-0818 / 0089-0918)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 16, 2019 at 5:12pm 0 Comments

Mail from August & September 2018

More Add & Passes, this time from Boozy Barb! Thanks,…

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From: Ed Giecek - Egg Head Stamp (0100-1018)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 16, 2019 at 4:50pm 1 Comment

Mail frum October 2018

More mail from the fab Mr. Giecek. Ed’s…

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From: Ed Giecek (0065-0718 / 0078-0818)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 16, 2019 at 4:18pm 1 Comment

Mail from July & August 2018

It’s always a great mail day…

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2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

Posted by Mail Art Martha on January 16, 2019 at 1:29pm 0 Comments

Flick through my Photo Album and see the Mail Art sent to me in the

Year of the Pig…



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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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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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The Artful Writer replied to Litsa Spathi / NOBODY's discussion Mail Artists Addresses?
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Carolyn Cline commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"Ilya, I started an Add&Pass last year and recently had it returned full and complete! I have also sent at least one back to the originator."
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Honey Crcles, Mike!

So fine! So fine, yeah! Mike’s mailart’s so doggone fine; makes me smile come rain come shine. Oh, yeah, so fine!  Just lovin’ Mike Parsons’s latest!…See More
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The Artful Writer commented on Ruud Janssen's group Ask Anything
"Hi all, Just wondering if there are any legal postal regulations about sending mail art and whether any of you have had issues or complaints about what is sent in the mail. Are there things the post won't accept? Do letter with faux stamps for…"
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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by The Artful Writer 6 hours ago. 509 Replies

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

Mail art exhibition in Brazil

Started by Gisela Pizzatto in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Eduardo Cardoso on Monday. 3 Replies

Hello, I'll be heading an postcard exhibition in Brazil, and I would like to know if here's is any way you can spread the word for me!!! Thank you all

MAIL! Postage!

Started by Amber Scribble in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Amber Scribble on Sunday. 4 Replies

I might be new "here" but I am not new to sending art in the mail. I will never understand all the complaining or venting or whatever it is I see constantly on "here" about postage. I have never had to take an envelope to the post office and pay…Continue

Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by lyttle fish Jan 6. 19 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

Submit to Angry Old Magazine

Started by Drew B. David in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by K.H.M. Dec 28, 2018. 1 Reply

Submit all your avant stuff to AOM (for issue #6).SUBMIT HEREContinue

Spammer Alert - Is there such a thing as an IUOMA moderator?

Started by Headguy in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Linda Rogers Oct 26, 2018. 8 Replies

I thought it was a little strange that 11 new people joined IUOMA at the exact same time.  Just a heads up (no pun intended) I'm thinking we've got some ghost accounts that just opened and one potential spammer. The verbiage of the message I just…Continue

New posts with two letters to document

Started by Bill Newbold in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 19, 2018. 0 Replies

Got two letters and photoed the letters for blog document. That's what you do right?? I am planning replies...too.

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mizael Contreras Sep 11, 2018. 43 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

création de timbres

Started by LATRILLE MARTINE in Mail-Art Discussions Sep 1, 2018. 0 Replies

bonsoir, qui pourrez m'expliquer la technique pour créer des timbres ? de faux timbres Continue

What is protocol here for weird spam?

Started by Lady Cookiefish in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Aug 25, 2018. 7 Replies

I received a weird friend request....if you can call it that? Here's the screen shot...…Continue

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