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Postcards from the Edge 2022 (VIRTUAL)


Visual AIDS invites you to participate in our 24th Annual Postcards from the Edge benefit, a unique benefit show and sale of original, postcard-size artworks by established and emerging artists. All artwork is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. It is not only a highlight of the art world each year for artists and collectors, but also provides essential funding to help us carry out our mission and programming.

This year’s event is dedicated to Louise Fishman (1939-2021), a brilliant artist and a great friend and supporter of Visual AIDS who will be deeply missed.

Due to the uncertainties of the Delta and Omicron Variants and in consideration of the health of our community, we will hold Postcards from the Edge as a VIRTUAL event once again from January 8-14, 2022. We anticipate that we will return to an in-person event in January 2023.

Last year for our first virtual event, we received 1,069 artworks submitted from 25 countries. From here in the U.S., we received submissions from 38 states and the District of Columbia. Our online sale last year made it possible for art collectors throughout the US to purchase artworks for the first time, and it was a resounding success. We sold over 700 artworks in the first two hours of the sale, and sold out over the course of the weekend! This year, we are thrilled to be opening the sale to NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ART COLLECTORS, the largest pool of art collectors EVER for Postcards from the Edge.

HOW WILL AN ONLINE POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE WORK?
Postcards from the Edge 2022 will take place entirely online from January 8-14, 2022. All postcard artworks submitted to Visual AIDS will be scanned and photographed. Images of all artworks will be uploaded to a dedicated virtual viewing space. As always with Postcards from the Edge, all artworks will remain anonymous until purchased. To assist collectors with online viewing, we will include information such as title and medium for each work along with high resolution images. (Because the artworks will need to be scanned and will only be viewable online, you may want to choose the medium and style of your artwork with that in mind. We have some tips and suggestions here.)

Participating artists will have access to this preview viewing period. We are endeavoring to keep many of the features of Postcards from the Edge, including a silent auction and preview event. When the sale begins, purchasers will be able to select and pay for artworks via an e-commerce site. Once an artwork is in a collector’s shopping cart, no one else will be able to buy it. Purchased artworks will be mailed to buyers after the event, and a shipping fee will be included with each purchase. Much like a typical Postcards from the Edge event, purchasers will receive information about the artist who created the artwork purchased, along with the artwork. Artists will also be notified of who purchased their works.

Questions? Email info@visualaids.org.

Thank you in advance for helping to make our virtual Postcards from the Edge a success.

When
January 8 ‐ January 14, 2022
Location
New York, NY
Venue
Virtual
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