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Postcards from the Edge will be back in person at Ortuzar Projects in Tribeca - and online - for this beloved event's 25th Anniversary! Mark your calendars, make art, buy art, and help us make the 25th year the best one yet.

Call for Submissions
Postmark Deadline for Artwork: November 21, 2022
Please note that Visual AIDS has a new address -we are now in Suite 309. Do not mail artwork to Suite 510.

2023 Postcards from the Edge FAQs:

Q: What is Postcards from the Edge?

A: Postcards From The Edge is an exhibition and benefit sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All the artwork is exhibited anonymously, and the name of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. All proceeds support the programs of Visual AIDS.

Q: When is Postcards from the Edge 2023?

A: Postcards from the Edge will take place January 5-8, 2023.

Q: Where will Postcards from the Edge 2023 take place?

A: Postcards from the Edge will take place in-person at Ortuzar Projects in New York City and online this year. All submitted artworks will be exhibited at Ortuzar Projects and available for purchase online. Ortuzar Projects will donate its space to us between exhibitions.

Q: How can I submit artwork to Postcards from the Edge?

A: Any and all artists over 18 years old are encouraged to donate a 4" x 6" original work on paper for our Postcards From the Edge exhibition and benefit sale. All submissions must be accompanied by a form.

Q: When is the deadline?

A: The postmark deadline for Postcards from the Edge 2023 submissions is November 21, 2022. This is when you must put the artwork in the mail, not when we need to receive it. You may also hand deliver artwork to the Visual AIDS office M-F 10:30am-6pm.

Q: Where do I submit my artwork?

A: Please send your work to the Visual AIDS office located at: 526 W 26th St. #309, New York, NY 10001. Note that we have moved to a new address - we are now in Suite 309. Do not mail artwork to Suite 510.

Q: What kind of artwork can be submitted?

A: Postcard sized artwork can be in any medium, including drawings, photographs, paintings, printmaking, textile, sculpture and mixed media, as long as it is 4" x 6" inches - horizontal or vertical format are fine. There are no limitations to theme or subject matter, however work should be original. For example, a pre-printed or mass produced postcard or a 4 x 6” print of a larger original work are not eligible to be included.

Q: Is the show juried? How will I know if my work will be displayed?

A: No, the exhibition and sale is not juried. All work that arrives by deadline and meets the submission criteria will be displayed.

Q: Can I sign the front of the artwork?

A: No, please only sign the back.

Q: How do you know whose work is whose?

A: You don't. Part of the fun of Postcard from the Edge, is all the work is displayed anonymously, however the artist's name is revealed to buyers after purchase. All submitting artists’ names are included in an alphabetical list on the Visual AIDS website and in a printed program distributed at the gallery.

Q: Is there an entry fee to submit artwork?

A: No, however, Postcards From the Edge requires months of preparation, processing, and hard work to make it a success. Therefore any donation you can make will help cover overhead. Every dollar helps.

Q: Will the artist learn who bought their artwork?

A: Yes, artists will be contacted via e-mail 4-6 weeks after the event regarding sales and collector information.

Q: What happens to unsold artworks?

A: The artist should indicate on the submission form whether they would like their unsold work returned to them, or donate it to Visual AIDS. Returned work will be sent back by mail 4-6 weeks after the event. If you would like your work returned, please send a self-addressed and stamped envelope when you submit your artwork.

Q: Do you ever need volunteers for the event?

A: Yes, please contact us at

Q: What does Visual AIDS do and how are the proceeds used?

A: All proceeds benefit the programs of Visual AIDS. Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. 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.

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