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Issue 17
Winter 2002


World AIDS Day 2001
Postcards from the Edge Benefit
Craft Emergency Relief Fund Grant
Thank You
Archive Member News
Grants and Opportunities
Current and Upcoming Archive Member Shows
Recent Archive Member Shows
Visual AIDS Resource Library
Web Gallery

World AIDS Day 2001

Visual AIDS partnered with the House of Frame By Frame Fierce on a new and important project for Day Without Art/World AIDS Day 2001. Shawn Atkins and Luna Luis Ortiz (a member of the Visual AIDS Archive Project) founded the House of Frame By Frame Fierce in response to the troubling trends in HIV infection among youth. Every hour two Americans under the age of 25 are infected. Atkins and Ortiz worked with a diverse group of young people to create four animated public services service announcements targeted at youth most at-risk of infection. Visual AIDS distributed the Frame By Frame Fierce video to cultural institutions and AIDS education organizations around the country to be shown on December 1, 2001.

Visual AIDS and its artists were also represented in two exhibits that coincided with World AIDS Day. "20 Years: It's Closer Than You Think" on display at the GMHC 4th Floor Gallery (119 West 24th Street, New York City) until January 12. The Visual AIDS Lightbox exhibit is on display throughout GMHC as well. "Recovering the Positive: Originals" is on display at the Arnold & Shelia Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design (66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York City) until January 11.

Venues and organizations that displayed Frame By Frame Fierce included: Allegheny College Art Galleries; American Folk Art Museum; The Bronx Museum of Arts; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; College of New Rochelle; Colorado State University; Cooper Union School of Art; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College; Dartmouth College; Dia Center for the Arts; Gay Men of African Descent; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Horace Mann School; Illinois State University; L.A. Eyeworks; Legion Arts and Rapids AIDS Project: Lehman College Art Gallery; McHenry County College; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Museum of the City of New York; Nancy Hoffman Gallery; Parsons School of Design; Photography in New York; Polari Medical Group; Polytechnic Preparatory Country Day School; San Luis Valley Area Health Education; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Texas Tech University, School of Art; University of Michigan; Wessel + O'Connor and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Frame by Frame Fierce video

Still from Frame by Frame Fierce

Postcards from the Edge Benefit

Postcards from the Edge Benefit

This year's "Postcards from the Edge" benefit was the biggest and best yet! 575 artists contributed work, and we had 639 postcard-sized works in the show. The event raised over $20,000, far surpassing last year's record and our expectations. This demonstrates the spirit and generosity of the arts community.

We would like to thank Sara Meltzer for her hospitality in allowing us to take over her terrific gallery space for the day; Canson-Talens, Inc. for their generous donation of 1,000 blank postcards that were distributed to artists; and the many volunteers who gave their time to make the event possible.

A special thank you to all the artists who contributed their time and talent to the event -- we were overwhelmed not just by the quantity of art submitted but more so by the quality of the work. Finally, thank you to everyone who showed up, stood in line (sometimes for hours), and bought art! The Visual AIDS board, staff and member artists truly appreciate the wonderful show of support.

Postcards from the Edge Benefit

Craft Emergency Relief Fund Grant

Visual AIDS is pleased to announce that for the second year, we have received a generous grant from the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), a non-profit organization which provides immediate support to crafts people suffering career threatening emergencies. (For more information on CERF and its services, visit:

The CERF grant will be used to support Visual AIDS ongoing Artists Material Grant program. Specifically, the funds will be used for grant applications in craft media, including: basketry, ceramics, enamel, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, paper, textiles, and wood. Grant requests for these materials are strongly encouraged.

To apply, simply contact Visual AIDS to request a form and then complete the application indicating which of these materials you will purchase with your grant. The same criteria apply as for any Visual AIDS Materials Grant: you must be a member of the Archive Project and demonstrate financial need; you may receive no more than two Material Grants in one year; and priority is given to first time applicants. Visual AIDS also has information and materials for member artists who may be eligible to apply directly to CERF for assistance.

Thank You

As the new year begins, the Visual AIDS Board of Directors and staff would like to recognize our major donors for their support and leadership. Thank you: Abbott Laboratories; Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS; The City of New York, Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Challenge Program; Craft Emergency Relief Fund; The Debs Foundation; The Arthur F. & Arnold M. Frankel Foundation; The David Geffen Foundation; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Gramercy Park Foundation; Mary J. Hutchins Foundation; Elton John AIDS Foundation; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; New York Gay Pool League; Ortho Biotech Products, L.P.; Pfizer, Incorporated; and Wessel + O'Connor. We cannot over emphasize how important you are to us, and we can never thank you enough.

Thanks also to the many, many individual donors and volunteers who have given so generously to Visual AIDS. As a small organization, we can truly say that every contribution matters. Your support has made our work possible.

Without all of our donors, supporters and volunteers, there would be no Visual AIDS. We look forward to continuing our partnerships and building our community in the New Year.

Archive Member News

Barton Lidice Benes

had a print edition of "Ossuary" published by The Hand Print Workshop International, VA.

Micheal Harwood's

images will be published in the upcoming issue of the James White Review.

Martin Freeman and Joel Hoyer's

new Web site is up at

Tim Lonergan's

"Fish Out of Water" outdoor sculpture was selected for permanent display in Highlandtown, MD.

Eduardo Miralles

launched his new Web site at

Joe Monroe's

work is featured in Project Angel Food 2002 calendar.

Luna Luis Ortiz's

photographs are now a part of the permanent collection at Kresge Art Museum. He was also selected as OUT magazine's "100 greatest gay success stories" for his work with Frame by Frame Fierce (see "World AIDS Day" above for details).

Peter Urban

photographed Community Servings' "Don't Dessert Us" calendar which is available at

Grants and Opportunities

For more information, please contact individual galleries or programs listed below.

ARTIST IN THE MARKETPLACE, The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The AIM program provides training, encouragement and a venue for exhibition to emerging visual artists from the New York metropolitan area. For an application, contact: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York 10456 / 718.681.6000 or Visual AIDS.
Deadline January 15, 2002.

LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT, artists are invited to submit 10-12 slides of recent work for exhibition consideration. Send slides, proposals, resume, artist's statement and SASE to Gallery Committee, Lake George Arts Project, Courthouse Gallery, 310 Canada St., Lake George, NY 12845.
Deadline January 31, 2002.


"Beyond Words/Photography Now" an exhibit that questions: if the unthinkable, the unknowable happens, what do you -- as a photographer -- do? Juror Debra Singer, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum.
Deadline February 1, 2002.

ALSO "Once Upon a Time," an exhibit that will showcase work by artists whose lives have been abruptly impacted by sudden change (illness, death, abuse, despair, trauma...). Curated by Colleen Kenyon, Executive Director, CPW.
Deadline June 1, 2002.

For more info on either submission, please contact: The Center for Photography at Woodstock, 59 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498 / 845.679.9957 / /

ALJIRA EMERGE, artist development program designed to provide practical and timely career advice for emerging artists. Seminar includes professional preparation, exhibition opportunities, grant writing, financial and legal issues, etc. For an application, contact: Emerge 2002, PO Box 7506, Newark, NJ 07107 / 973.643.9877 / or Visual AIDS.
Deadline February 11, 2002.

IN THE PUBLIC REALM, is an opportunity for emerging New York artists to undertake the challenge of creating work for a public space. For more info contact: Public Art Fund, One East 53rd St. 11th Fl, NYC 10022 or call 212.980.3942.
Deadline February 15, 2002.

LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM, request proposals for art installations examining the garment industry in historical perspective. For info contact Lower East Side Tenement Museum, 66 Allen St 3rd Fl, NYC 10002 or
Deadline February 28, 2002.

NEW ARTS PROGRAM SALON OF SMALL WORKS, over 100 artists -- one current work exhibited per artist. No Fee. For more info contact NAP, 173 W Main St, Kutstown, PA / 610.683.6440 /
Deadline April 1, 2002.

THE LAB, call for submissions for new works by emerging and under-recognized mid-career artists. Of interest is work that crosses boundaries, material, cultural or presentational, and encourages new artistic and social dialogue between artist and audience. For more info, contact The LAB, 2948 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 / 415.864.8855.
Deadline OPEN.

For more artists opportunities visit or subscribe free to FYI Newsletter by calling 212.366.6900.

Current & Upcoming Archive Member Shows

Bruce Wesley Boyce @ "faces/phases"
Municipal Building Gallery, 1 Centre St South, 19th Fl, NYC Dec 10 - Jan 16, 2002 Bruce Wesley Boyce @ "faces/phases"
Patrick Webb @ "Fire Fighters I"
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 W 13th, 3rd Fl, NYC

Norman Shapiro @ "Book Artist's Show"
Norman Shapiro @ "Book Artist's Show" Leslie-Lohman, 127B Price St, NYC May 21 - June 29, 2002
Albert Winn @ Offit Gallery Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave, NYC Nov 18 - March 17, 2002
Barton Lidice Benes @ "Souvenirs"
Stefan Andersson Gallery, Umea, Sweden March 2002
Bob Corti & Nancer LeMoins @ Transit Kiosks exhibit
on Market St, San Francisco & Addison St, Berekely Feb 28, 2002 Bob Corti and Nancer LeMoins @ Transit Kiosks exhibit
Tony Feher & Felix Gonzalez-Torres @ "Five Sculptors"
D'Amelio Terras, 525 West 22nd St, NYC Jan 5 - Feb 9, 2002

Recent Archive Member Shows
Barton Lidice Benes @ Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Joe Brainard @ P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center
Jason Deneault @ The Artist's Foundation
William Donovan @ Extreme Drawing
Tony Feher @ D'Amelio Terras
Frank Holliday @ Debs & Co
Michael Harwood @ Leslie Lohman Gallery
Michael Patrick Moore @ The Ninth Life Gallery
Paul Thek @ White Box
TRET @ Carnegie Museum of Art, Koppers Gallery, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Silver Eye Center for Photograph & Foreland Street Studios
Patrick Webb @ DAM, New Gallery at Yale School of Art & Schafler Gallery at Pratt Institute
Frederick Weston @ Neuberger Museum of Art
Luis Carle &
Abnel Rodriguez
@ Cuchifritos Art Gallery
Dominick Avellino
Max Greenberg &
Mike Boroskey
@ Leslie Lohman Gallery
art by Mike Boroskey     Mike Boroskey
Raynes Birkbeck
Mark Carter
Al Santiago &
Richard Treitner
@ Art at the YWCA
Bradford Branch
Joyce McDonald
Ron Singleton & Clifford Smith
@ Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Memorial Community Center
Preston McGovern
Jolanta Rakouska Clifford Smith &
David Spiher
@ Chelsea Eye
Max Greenberg
David Krueger
Luna Luis Ortiz
Nelson Rodriguez
JD Talasek
Alberto Velasco
Jorge Veras &
Nora Wallower
@ GMHC 4th Floor Gallery
art by Max Greenberg     Max Greenberg
Dominick Avellino
Scott Burton
Alan Cheung
Jose Luis Cortes
John Dugdale
Keith Haring
Frank Moore
Luna Luis Ortiz
Tara Popick
Hunter Reynolds Michael Slocum
David Wojnarowicz
@ Arnold & Shelia Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design

Visual AIDS Resource Library

Visual AIDS is creating a resource library containing information on: Grants, Exhibition Opportunities, Galleries & Non-Profit Spaces, Residencies, Slide Registries, Career Development Programs, Resume & Artist Statement Guidelines, etc. All archive members are welcome to use these resources at any time. Please contact us for further information.

Web Gallery

January's Web Gallery features the work of artists: Stephen Andrews, Jimmy DeSana, Max Greenberg, Sunil Gupta, Michael Harwood, Nelson Rodriguez, Ferenc Suto, Richard Treitner, and Albert Winn. The show is curated by George Kimmerling.

December's Web Gallery was curated by Peter Cramer and Jack Waters. It featured artist members Copy Berg, Bern Boyle, Brian Buczak, Valerie Caris, Jimmy DeSana, Arnold Fern, Max Greenberg, Donna Haggerty, John Lesnick, Luna Luis Ortiz, Sam Orwen, Mike Parker, James Reich, Juan Sanchez, Hugh Steers, Ferenc Suto, JD Talasek, Becky Trotter, Tseng Kwong Chi, Bruce Wm Witsiepe and Yolanda.

November's Web Gallery was curated by Carlos Molina of SIDAahora and featured artist members Robert Blanchon, Freddy B. Borges, Scott Burton, Mark Carter, Martin Freeman, Rubin Gonzalez, Daniel Gray, Jonathan Leiter, Michael Ransom, J. Robert Reed, Kurt Reynolds, Eric Rhein, Geoff Schmit, Clifford Smith, Richard Treitner and Jerome Walker.

Web shows are featured for one month and then are available for viewing in the past exhibition archive. To view past exhibits, click here.

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Visual AIDS: 526 W. 26 Street, Room 510, New York, NY 10001
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Executive Director: Christopher J. Hogan
Assistant Director: Nelson Santos