Our very own Chauncey has volunteered at this event for the past two years and even submitted a piece of artwork for last year’s benefit sale. The most exciting part about this event is that the people who submit a postcard sized piece of artwork range from seasoned and successful artists all the way to people who have created a piece for the very first time and all the grey between. All the pieces are priced exactly the same and not until a piece is purchased is the buyer able to flip it over and see who created the work. We are on the Visual AIDS mailing list and below is all the information and links needed for you to participate in the next event held in January of 2013.
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2ND
so there really isn’t an excuse to create something because you have lots and lots of time! It really is a wonderful and unique fundraiser that allows for a wide open valley of expression and fearless provocation through art all for a very important cause.
Celebrate Visual AIDS‘ 25th Anniversary
@ the 15th Annual Postcards From the Edge
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
NEW DATES: January 25-27, 2013
For more info click here.
Call for Artists:
Postcards From the Edge
A Benefit for Visual AIDS
DEADLINE for submissions EXTENDED to Wednesday, January 2nd
We invite artists to donate a 4″ x 6″ original work on paper for our Postcards From the Edge exhibition and benefit sale. Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media are all welcome.
Artists must be 18 years or older to participate. Only one entry per artist.
To participate, please carefully follow these steps:
- Download submission form here. Complete both Collector and Visual AIDS record form. (If you prefer to receive submission forms and a blank postcard by mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Visual AIDS)
- Create your original artwork on any 4″ x 6″ heavy weight paper. (Recommended: 140lb watercolor paper.) ONE entry per artist. Click here for more artwork rules and suggestions.
- Sign and Print Name on the BACK ONLY. Indicate the top with an arrow.
- Carefully package artwork. Recommended: wrap artwork in wax paper and place between cardboard. DO NOT wrap wet or sticky artwork. DO NOT send charcoal or pastel drawings that are not fixed or easily smear.
- If you need confirmation that we received your artwork, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard, which will be mailed back to you.
- UNSOLD artwork will NOT be returned unless a 6″ x 9″ SASE is included with submission. Please be sure proper USA postage is included. Visual AIDS is not responsible for artwork lost or damaged in the mail.
- Suggested entry donation. We truly appreciate your generous contribution of artwork. There has never been an entry fee for Postcards From the Edge, but keep overhead cost down, please consider making a donation.Your donation will help Visual AIDS celebrate its 25th Anniversary and continue its important work … because AIDS is NOT OVER.
- Mail the following by Wednesday, January 2, 2013 to Visual AIDS:
- submission forms
- confirmation card (optional)
- 6″x9″ SASE for return of unsold work (optional)
- entry donation (optional)
526 West 26th Street #510
New York, NY 10001
What is Visual AIDS?
Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement. We embrace diversity and difference in our staff, leadership, artists, and audiences.
INTERESTED IN OLUNTEERING THE EVENT, SETUP AND/OR BREAKDOWN?
Postcards From the Edge is produced every year with help from volunteers who process the artwork, install the exhibition, and work during the event. To join in the fun, please contact Visual AIDS at info@visualAIDS.org.
Images courtesy of Steven Rosen Photography
Postcards From the Edge
Hosted by Sikkema Jenkins & Co
BENEFIT SALE – Saturday, January 26th and Sunday, January 27th, $85 EACH
Take a guess: Over 1500 anonymous displayed postcard-size masterpieces. First-come, first-served. $5 suggested admission. Cash, check, credit card (MC/VISA/AMEX) accepted. Proceeds benefit Visual AIDS.
PREVIEW PARTY – Friday night sneak peak, January 25 – the only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. No sales.
VIP Preview - $85 admission (payable at the door) allows you into the gallery one hour before the crowd arrives, so you can get a closer look at all the artwork. Admission includes two raffle tickets – enter for the chance to win prizes, including the FIRST PICK of any postcard that evening!
Artist Preview - Participating artists can attend the preview for free one hour after VIP Preview.
All participating artists are invited to attend the ARTISTS PREVIEW PARTY for FREE starting at 6PM. No need to RSVP. ALL names will be held at the door. Free admission is for participating artist ONLY — additional guests can buy tickets at the door.
AFTER THE EVENT
Artists requesting return of unsold postcards and those requesting information about the collector of her/his artwork will receive notice in 4-6 weeks.
here is a portion of the list of previous Postcards From The Edge artists
Past Postcards From the Edge artists include: Vito Acconci, Dennis Adams, Ricci Albenda, Meredith Allen, Jose Alvarez, Emma Amos, Carl Andre, PollyApfelbaum, Ida Applebroog, David Armstrong, Dotty Attie, Alice Aycock,Aziz + Cucher, Donald Baechler, John Baldessari, Burt Barr, Lynda Barry, Barton Lidice Benes, Lyndia Benglis, Peter Berlin, Katherine Bernhardt, Nayland Blake, Ross Bleckner, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Nancy Brooks Brody, AA Bronson, Robert Buck, Matthew Buckingham, NancyBurson, Paul Chan, Patty Chang, Aaron Cobbett, Greg Colson, Renee Cox, Kim Dingle, John Dugdale, Angela Dufresne, Marcel Dzama, Frank Egloff, Nicole Eisenman, Joy Episalla, Mitch Epstein, John Evans, Neil Farber, TonyFeher, Angelo Filomeno, Karen Finley, Louise Fishman, Flechemuller, Robert Flynt, Tom Friedman, Adam Fuss, Joy Garnett, Jeff Gauntt, LuisGispert, Judy Glantzman, Milton Glaser, Robert Gober, Anthony Goicolea, Nan Goldin, Leon Golub, Maria Elena Gonzalez, Joanne Greenbaum, HansHaacke, Ann Hamilton, Jane Hammond, Erik Hanson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Mary Heilmann, Geoffrey Hendricks, Arturo Herrera, Matthias Herrmann, Jim Hodges, Elizabeth Huey, Scott Hug, David Humphrey, James Hyde, Alfredo Jaar, Emily Jacir, Bill Jacobson, Xylor Jane, Bill Jensen, ChrisJohanson, Joan Jonas, Michael Joo, Miranda July, Nina Katchadourian, JohnKelly, Brian Kenny, Terence Koh, Jeff Koons, Barbara Kruger, JulianLaVerdiere, Louise Lawler, Cary Leibowitz, Charles LeDray, Zoe Leonard, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Whitfield Lovell,Lovett/Codagnone, Vera Lutter, Giles Lyon, McDermott & McGough, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee, Julie Mehretu, Robert Melee, Marilyn Minter, Mary Miss, Donald Moffett, Slava Mogutin, Frank Moore, Carrie Moyer, MattMullican, Vik Muniz, Elizabeth Murray, James Nares, Yoko Ono, CatherineOpie, Dennis Oppenheim, Tom Otterness, Tony Oursler, HermesPayrhuber, Ed Paschke, Sheila Pepe, Paul Pfeiffer, Jack Pierson, WilliamPope L., Richard Prince, Ernesto Pujol, Paul Henry Ramirez, Jessica Rankin, Erwin Redl, Richard Renaldi, Eric Rhein, Dorothea Rockburne, Tim Rollins + KOS, Kay Rosen, Sterling Ruby, Edward Ruscha, Betye Saar, Tom Sachs, Carolee Schneemann, Gary Schneider, Collier Schorr, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Joel Shapiro, Jim Shaw, Mark Sheinkman, Kate Shepherd, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Tom Slaughter, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Annie Sprinkle, Stuart Sandford, Pat Steir, Billy Sullivan, Sarah Sze, Philip Taaffe, BarbaraTakenaga, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Scott Treleaven, Spencer Tunick, RichardTuttle, Penelope Umbrico, Bill Viola, Kara Walker, John Waters, Carrie MaeWeens, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Matthew Weinstein, TomWesselman, Fred Wilson, Millie Wilson, Rob Wynne, Lynne Yamamoto, Carrie Yamaoka, John Zaso and many, many others …
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