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World AIDS Day: Artists Unite

Today is World Aids Day.

Scott Treleaven, Heartworms, 2004. Image: artnet.com

In light of this, there’s an exhibition we want you to know about in New York City, that runs from January 8 – 10, 2010 called Postcards from the Edge.

Neil Farber, Untitled 2004. Image: clementine-gallery.com

Now in it’s 12th year, the annual exhibition is similar in style to Toronto’s OCAD benefit, Whodunnit? where anonymous artists make postcard-sized work that is sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $75 each.  But Postcards isn’t anonymous, and offers over 1,600 postcard-size works of art by internationally renowned and emerging artists including Canadians AA Bronson, Carole Pope, Neil Farber, Joe Calleja, the wonderfully darkScott Treleaven and Gina Stepaniuk.

Gina Stepaniuk, Tree Life, 2007. Image: artslant.com

The proceeds of the sale, which takes place at ZieherSmith Gallery in Manhattan, go to benefit programs of Visual AIDS, an arts organization that uses art to fight AIDS “by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV + artists, and preserving the legacy, because AIDS is not over.”

2 Responses to “World AIDS Day: Artists Unite”

  1. JT says:

    They are always looking for volunteers. Last year, I was given a postcard for volunteering during the sale.

  2. NS says:

    It’s an amazing show and great cause, but actually the works are anonymous – at least until they are purchased, then the artists is revealed, and the works are signed on back. Check it out!

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