Monday, December 5, 2016
Type of event:
Visual AIDS Event
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Visual AIDS is looking for ARTISTS to participate in POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE.

Postcards from the Edge is our annual benefit sale and exhibition of postcard-size artworks. We are looking for artists to donate a 4"x6" original work of art; painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and mixed media are all welcome. 

The next Postcards from the Edge benefit will be held at Metro Pictures from January 13-15, 2017

Artists must be 18 years or older to participate. Only one entry per artist.

POSTMARK DEADLINE: Monday, December 5, 2016 (artwork and submission forms must be MAILED by this date to guarantee inclusion in the exhibition.)

DO NOT mail or deliver artwork to Metro Pictures.


1. Download submission form below. Complete both Collector and Visual AIDS record form. (If you prefer to receive submission forms and blank postcard by mail, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Visual AIDS.)

2. Create your original artwork on any 4" x 6" heavy weight paper. (Recommended: 140lb watercolor paper or press board.) ONE entry per artist.

3. Sign and Print Name on the BACK only. Indicate the top with an arrow.

4. 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.

5. If you need confirmation that we received your artwork, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard, which will be mailed back to you.*

6. UNSOLD artwork will NOT be returned unless an 6x9 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.**

7. 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, and make this a successful benefit, your additional donation of $1, $5, $10 or more is truly appreciated.***

8. MAIL or DROP OFF the following to: 

Visual AIDS, 526 West 26th Street #510, New York, NY 10001:

___ artwork

___ submission forms

___ confirmation card (optional)*

___ 6”x9” SASE for return of unsold work (optional)**

___ entry donation (optional)***

POSTMARK DEADLINE: Monday, December 5, 2016 (artwork and submission forms must be MAILED by this date to guarantee inclusion in the exhibition.)

DROP OFF DEADLINE: Friday, December 9, 2016 (this is the final date that DROP OFFS by FedEx, Express Mail or Hand Delivery will be accpeted)

DO NOT mail or deliver artwork to Metro Pictures.

All participating artists are invited to attend the ARTISTS PREVIEW PARTY for FREE starting at 6PM on January 13, 2017. 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.


Artists requesting return of unsold postcards and those requesting information about the collector of her/his artwork will receive notice in 4-6 weeks. Thanks in advance for your patience and support.

All proceeds support Visual AIDS and our work to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.