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Fall 2003

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postcards from the edge Postcards From the Edge
Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge

The 6th Annual Postcards From The Edge benefit was another huge success. Hosted this year by Galerie Lelong in Chelsea, there were lines around the block. Visual AIDS displayed over 1,200 postcards. We are still processing all of the artwork and sales, but so far we raised over $27,000. We will contact all of the participating artists by mail in four to six weeks regarding the purchase or return of artwork. Archive Members -- please let us know if you would like Visual AIDS to keep any extra postcard artwork in your file for future use and/or display.

Visual AIDS Postcards From the Edge
Visual AIDS

Thanks to all of the Visual AIDS archive members who volunteered: David Abbott, Bradford Branch, Bil Donovan, Frank Holliday, Ricardo Morin, John Morrison, Eric Rhein, Clifford Smith, Wilmer Velez and Frederick Weston. We also would like to thank all of the other people who came out to volunteer -- there are too many to name, but you know who you are and we appreciate all that you have done. Of course, we want to thank Galerie Lelong, Canson-Talens,, and all the participating artists!

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share your vision Share Your Vision
Share Your Vision
Visual AIDS Share Your Vision

The Share Your Vision art competition launched in 2003 by Visual AIDS with funding from Roche continues to grow as an exhibition, catalogue, web gallery and calendar. The twenty-three prize-winning works of Share Your Vision were exhibited at Artists Space in New York from October 23 - November 1, 2003 and included in an accompanying catalogue. The exhibition is also on display at the Visual AIDS web gallery and for World AIDS Day, Visual AIDS is honored to present the Share Your Vision calendar that will be distributed to museums, galleries, AIDS organizations, schools and individuals. We hope that this will allow an even greater audience to view the work and help raise awareness of the impact of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis on the lives of people with HIV.

Visual AIDS Share Your Vision
Visual AIDS

Share Your Vision includes works from Elliot Linwood, Michael Golden, Barton Lidice Benes, Steed Taylor, horea, Luna Luis Ortiz, William Donovan, Eric Rhein, David Knudsvig (1947-1993), Max Greenberg, Larry JaBell, Yves Moralex, Amos Beaida, Tim Lonergan, Carlos Visintine, Austin Prentiss, Robert O'Donnell, David Faulk, Kurt Weston, Thomas Somerville, and Becky Trotter.

Visual AIDS Share Your Vision
Visual AIDS

Share Your Vision has received press coverage in The New York Blade, New York Press, Bay Area Reporter, NPR in Houston, El Diario and Mountain Home News. It will also be featured in the January issue of A&U and is pending coverage in several other publications.

Visual AIDS Share Your Vision
Visual AIDS

The competition was open to HIV-positive artists nationwide. Artists' estates were eligible to submit works by HIV-positive artists who had passed away. Over 200 individual artists submitted artworks. Share Your Vision presents work by 21 artists; and when seen together, the exhibition examines the relationship between artistic vision and physical sight. The Share Your Vision jury was: Yona Backer, Program Officer, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Ellen Birenbaum M.D., Medical Director of The Robert Mapplethorpe Residential Treatment Facility at Beth Israel Medical Center; Moukhtar Kocache, Director of Visual & Media Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; Ernesto Pujol, Artist and Debra Singer, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art.

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world aids day 2003 World AIDS Day 2003
Visual AIDS World AIDS Day 2003

This year for World AIDS Day, Visual AIDS will distribute the Share Your Vision calendar to thousands of arts and AIDS service organizations. All Archive Members will receive a free copy in the mail. If you would like extra copies to give to friends, family or pass out at schools, clubs, churches, holiday functions, etc. -- please stop by the Visual AIDS office and pick some up.

Archive Members Presenting for World AIDS Day:

Derek Jackson will be speaking at the Neuberger Museum of Art on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 4:30 PM. The Neuberger Museum of Art is at Purchase College, State University of New York, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York. Admission is Free. Call 914-251-6112 for further information.

Kenneth Mitchell will be presenting his work to a group of La Guardia High School students at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City.

Gregory Maskwa will be the keynote speaker at St. Francis Xavier presented by the Gonzaga Group and the Gay and Lesbian Ministry on November 30, 2003 from 1:00-4:00pm. All are welcome.

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archive project Frank Moore Archive Project

The Archive Project has been renamed the Frank Moore Archive Project, in honor of beloved artist, activist and board member Frank Moore (1953-2002). As one of the founding members of the Visual AIDS Artist Caucus, he co-founded the Archive Project in 1994.

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materials grant Visual AIDS Artist Materials Grant

Artist Materials Grants are awarded to low-income artists who are in need of financial assistance to obtain materials for their artwork. Artist Materials Grants are available to Visual AIDS Archive Members only. To be eligible you must have an active file in the Archive Project, including release forms, contact information and slide or photo documentation. Grants are issued as gift certificates or store credit for up to $300. Priority in Artist Materials Grants will be given to those who have not received one before. Archive Members are eligible for ONLY one grant per year. The number of Artist Materials Grants issued by Visual AIDS is subject to available funds. Grantees must use their award within 6 months. Receipts of purchase must be returned to the Visual AIDS office. Members are not eligible for Artist Materials Grants if receipts from past grants are not returned, or if has the artist has not shown proof of work created with grant materials. Any misuse of grant monies is cause for ineligibility. Grants are distributed biannually. The next round of grant applications are due December 31, 2003. Artist Materials Grants will be distributed by the end of January 2004. Applications can be downloaded on-line. Click on Artists Materials Grant under The Archive Project at: Or contact Visual AIDS for an application:; 212.627.9855.

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intelligentsia night Intelligentsia Night
Visual AIDS Benefit for Visual AIDS

Intelligentsia at View Bar, 220 8th Ave, 212 929-2253 Poets, artists, painters, filmmakers, musicians will gather on 8th Avenue for a night of intelligence Chelsea hasn't seen since ... well, ever! Fly Life Music and Next Magazine sponsor this event which aims to generate intelligent and artistic fun at View Bar. Swing on in to meet other artists and hear the sweet sounds of rock musicians Ben Arthur, Jennifer Marks and enjoy visuals thanks to artist Joseph Radoccia at this benefit for Visual AIDS. Free. December 3, 2003, 10pm.

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a twisted XXXmas a twisted XXXmas
Visual AIDS A Twisted XXXmas

Will Clark USA presents A Twisted XXXmas -- a benefit for Visual AIDS. At the View (232 8th Ave at 22nd in New York). Featuring DJ Randy Bettis, Matt Zarley, Michael Lucas, Rob Ramos, Tony Serrano, Sal Bruno, Greg Walloch, John Tansey and Yolanda. December 14, 2003, 10pm-1am.

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Visual AIDS News from Inside 510

It has been a very busy time for Visual AIDS over the past 6 months, with the Share Your Vision contest, exhibition, catalogue and calendar; Postcards From the Edge benefit; World AIDS Day events; Archive Membership and other projects. We apologize for this overdue newsletter. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

As most of you know, we are a small office (with big goals) and it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the day-to-day requests, but we want you to remember that this organization is for you! Keep us updated with what you are up to by sending us current resumes and announcements. Please let us know if you need Slide Documentation, Materials Grants, Computer Access, Letters of Recommendation, etc. Due to our current schedule, visiting office hours will be by appointment only -- please call or e-mail us: 212.627.9855;

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