Saturday, January 26, 2013

VisualAIDS, Postcards From the Edge

Last night, my dear friend Susanne and I took a bus trip to New York in the middle of the snowy tundra to attend the Artist Preview of the 15th Annual Postcards From the Edge exhibition and auction.
It was a really amazing experience, seeing the incredible turnout on such a cold night and knowing that over 1300 artists donated their time and talent to help the cause!

It is a really great concept, artists donate anonymously and you can purchase any of the cards for $85. This gives everyone a reasonable price to donate to VisualAIDS and also gives you the opportunity to end up with a card from one of the amazing, big name artists that donated work including Dana Schutz. Kikki Smith, Ed Rusha, Katherine Bernhardt, Catherine Opie, Jim Hodges, Jeff Koons, Bill Viola and John Waters. I am really proud to have had the opportunity to be among all of these amazing people.

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.

It was lovely seeing all of the great responses from everyone that submitted, I am glad we had the opportunity to go before they were all sold and see all of the cards together, and it was great looking around for cards that must be made by our friends. An amazing evening, followed by a visit to Billy's Bakery down the street.

And VisualAIDS was amazing enough to send us these great email blasts with our name in the same paragraph as the big deals! :)

Jeff Koons, Kara Walker, Ed Ruscha and you

...all at Postcards From The Edge - A Benefit for Visual AIDS  
January 25-27, 2013 @ Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

The 15th Annual
is coming soon!

Featuring artworks by Daria SouvorovaAnn Hamilton, Donald Baechler, Kara Walker, Dana Schutz, Bjarne Melgaard, Marilyn Minter, Burt Barr, Kiki Smith, Ed Rusha, John Baldessari, Louise Fishman, Arturo Herrera, Ida Applebroog, Ross Bleckner, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Katherine Bernhardt, Nayland Blake, L.J. Roberts, Marcel Dzama, Catherine Opie, Tony Feher, Mary Heilmann, Jim Hodges, Julie Mehretu, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, Moyra Davey, Bill Viola, Jane Hammond, Lawrence Weiner, Kay Rosen, Jack Pierson, Louise Lawler, John Waters and over 1300 others...!!!


Tell your friends - and be sure to join us at the Preview Party and Benefit Sale!

All events hosted at 
530 W 22nd Street, NYC

The only opportunity to see the entire exhibition. 
Silent Auction & Raffle Prizes. (No postcard sales.)

* Artist Preview from 6pm-8pm
Participating artists can attend the Preview for free, starting at 6pm, one hour after VIP Preview. Additional guests $85 each. 

* VIP Preview begins at 5pm
Don't like crowds?  An $85 admission (payable at the door or online here) allows guests into the gallery one hour before the general doors open.  Beat the crowd and get an extra close look at all the amazing artwork. 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 from 10 AM - 6 PM (Buy 4 get one more)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 from 12 PM - 4 PM (Buy 2 get one more)
All postcard artwork only $85 each.  Artworks displayed anonymously.  Artist's name revealed after purchase.  First-come, first-served.  $5 suggested admission.  Walk away with some art you'll love - while supporting the programs of Visual AIDS. 

See you there!

For 25 years, Visual AIDS has utilized art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
Your support makes change possible

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