Q: When is Postcards From the Edge?
A: The Preview Party is Friday, January 7, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and the Benefit Sale is Saturday, January 8 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday, January 9 from 12:00 - 4:00 PM.
Q: Where is the Preview Party and Benefit Sale?
A: All events will be held at CRG Gallery, 548 W 22nd St, New York, between 10th and 11th Ave.
Q: How can I see the entire exhibition?
A: The only "guaranteed" way to see all of the artwork is to attend the Preview Party -- admission is $85. The Benefit Sale is first-come, first-served, and artworks will be bought and removed as soon as the doors open.
Q: Can participating artists attend the Preview Party for free?
A: Yes, artists ONLY are admitted for free. Additional guests can buy tickets at the door.
Q: Do I need to RSVP to attend the Preview Party?
A: No, ALL artists' names will be held at the door. You do not need to RSVP.
Q: If I want to bring a guest, can they buy at ticket at the door?
A: Yes, tickets will be available at the door. The Preview Party is $85 and includes one free raffle ticket. The Preview is one night only -- Friday, January 7, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Q: What is the raffle?
A: The raffle will include several prizes: The GRAND PRIZE is first pick of ANY POSTCARD that evening; the second prize is a MUSEUM PACKAGE which includes membership and/or guest passes to the Guggenheim, New Museum, Museum of Art & Design and Museum of Sex; and the third prize is an ARTISTS PACKAGE with a $100 Pearl Paint gift card and $50 Chelsea Frames gift certificate. One raffle ticket is included with the price of admission. Additional tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20. Raffle will be pulled at 7:30 PM. Winner must be present.
Q: How will I know if my work is displayed?
A: All 4" x 6" artwork received on time will be displayed. A checklist of all artists' names will be available at the event. If your name is on the list, then your artwork is on the wall, however there is NO chart determining where the artwork is hung. Part of the fun is looking for it.
Q: Do participating artists have to wait in line at the Benefit Sale?
Q: What time do people start to line up for the benefit sale?
A: Many people start lining up early in the morning and enjoy the mingling. If you don't like lines, plan to come in the late afternoon. There are always great works available.
Q: If I donate an artwork, will my name be on the postcard invitation?
A: Only about 100 names of the over 1500 artists can fit on the printed 5" x 7" invitation, however all artists' names will be listed at the event and on our website after the event.
Q: Can I get extra invitations to mail out for the event?
A: Yes, postcard invites can be picked up 2-3 weeks before the event. Please stop by the office to pick some up while they last, or send a 6" x 9" self-addressed envelope with $1.73 in postage (or $2 check or cash) for 20 postcard invites. If you would like additional invites, please send appropriate postage with your request.
Q: How will I know if my artwork sold?
A: If you checked the "Please contact me" box on the submission form, we notify you with the buyers' information in 4-6 weeks after the benefit.
Q: Will I get my work back if it did not sell?
A: If you would like your unsold work returned, please mark the appropriate box on the submission form and include a 6" x 9" self-addressed, stamped envelope. UNSOLD artwork will NOT be returned unless a SASE is enclosed. Please be sure to include proper postage.
Q: Can I pick up my artwork if it did not sell?
A: Due to the amount of artworks donated, and the time to process all the sales, we prefer to mail back artwork, instead arranging office appointments.
Q: How can I get on the mailing list?
A: Join our email list here.
Q: What is Visual AIDS?
A: Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists and preserving the 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. We embrace diversity and difference in our staff, leadership, artists, and audiences.