Thomas Arthur Schaefer

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Ahi quanto a dir qual era Ë cosa dura esta selva selvaggia e aspra e forte che nel pensier rinova la paura!

— Short Haircut

I’m working on a new piece for a postcard show in NYC later this year in October. The show is the 8th annual ‘Postcards From the Edge’... which has a title strangely close to the show I was in earlier this year ‘Cards From Beyond the Edge’. Hmmmm.... The show has been a yearly event since 1998 and is organized by Visual AIDS. This year the show will be exhibited at the Robert Miller Gallery — 524 W. 26th Street, NYC from October 16th - 18th. It is a benefit event that is a show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. Famous in the art world as the most exciting and affordable way to build a collection of work by internationally renowned artists as well as young and emerging artists, all works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $50. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers have a list of participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased. A collector might end up with a work by a famous artist or someone they don't know yet. Either way, they walk away with a great piece of art while supporting the important work of Visual AIDS.
Visual AIDS strives to increase public awareness of AIDS through the visual arts, creating programs of exhibitions, events and publications, and working in partnership with artists, galleries, museums and AIDS organizations. By mobilizing the visual arts communities, Visual AIDS raises money to provide direct services to artists living with HIV/AIDS.

— Grandfathers' Girl

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