Starting this Friday 29th January 2016 through to 31st, it's Visual AIDS's fantastic Postcards From The Edge show.
Visual AIDS uses all of the proceeds from the sale of small 4" X 6" postcard sized paintings to help prevent HIV from spreading and to help others who have already contracted and are suffering from this terrible disease.
"It's time for NYC's most popular art event of the year - Postcards from the Edge, All artwork is displayed anonymously, and the artist's name are only revealed after purchase. All postcard sized artworks are $85 each and sold first-come, first-served. With more than 1600 works going on display, you're guaranteed to find something you love - all while supporting the programs of Visual AIDS."
The 4" X 6" painting that I am exhibiting this year at PFTE is
I'll Support You!.
"Visual AIDS was founded in 1988 to address the devastation of the AIDS crises on the arts community. Visual AIDS strives to represent a diversity of voices along the HIV spectrum by presenting exhibitions, public events, publications and artist projects to raise AIDS awareness and provoke dialogue... we are poised to contemplate the deep history of art activism, examine current relationships between HIV and art, and position future conversations that are public, inclusive, and accessible"
"Postcards From The Edge is a unique benefit show and sale of original, postcard-size artworks on paper by established and emerging artists. All artwork is exhibited anonymously, and the identity of the artist is revealed only after the work is purchased. This beloved community benefit for Visual AID showcase more than 1500 original, postcard-sized works are donated by renowned and emerging artists. All works are sold for $85 each - the creative twist is all works are displayed anonymously and the artist's name is only revealed after purchase. Whether you walk away with a piece created by a famous artist or discover someone new, everyone finds something they love at Postcards from the Edge, while supporting the important programs of Visual AIDS."
All quotations are taken from http://www.visualaids.org
The Preview Party
Friday January 29th 2015 with a VIP Preview from 5 to 8pm ($50 VIP admission). This is the only opportunity to see the entire exhibition in full and view all exhibited works.
The Postcards from the Edge Benefit Sale
Saturday January 30th January 2015 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday 31st from 12pm to 4pm (each artwork sold for $85 US).
The Benefit Sale is a first-come, first served. Artist's name is revealed only after purchase.
Cash, check or credit card (MC, VISA or AMEX) are all accepted.
This year's exhibition takes place at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, 530 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10011, USA.
This year's Postcards From The Edge show was once again a huge success! In total 1000s of people came to see the 1,504 postcard-sized works created by artists from all around the world. To date, the benefit raised over $113,000, all to support the mission of Visual AIDS: utilizing art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue and supporting HIV+ sufferers.
The painting I exhibited 'I'll Support You!' sold on the opening morning and is now proudly in the collection of Mr A Mozes of New York.
Title: I'll Support You
Size: 4" X 6" (10.2cm X 15.2cm) Canvas Paper
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe
NOW OWNED by Mr A Mozes in New York, U.S.A. Purchasedin support of Visual AIDS
This painting was exhibited at the 2016 Postcards From The Edge exhibition in support of Visual AIDS, which is taking place at the Sikkema Jenkins & Co Gallery in New York, USA.
The Postcards From The Edge show in January of next year covers the weekend beginning Saturday 29th January where all proceeds from the sale of small 4" X 6" postcard sized paintings go towards helping those that are suffering from HIV or AIDS.
What is Visual AIDS?
"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." -visualaids.org
"Postcards From The Edge is an exhibition and benefit sale of over 1400 original, postcard-sized works of art by internationally renowned and emerging artists. It is the most exciting and affordable way to add to your art collection."-visualaids.org
The exhibition takes place at the Sikkema Jenkins & Co Gallery, 530 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 1001, USA on the 29th and 30th January, with a huge preview show on the evening of 28th January between 6-8pm.
Size: 10" X 12" (25.4cm X 30.5cm) Deep Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe
This one's loosely based on quite a successful painting from a few months ago earlier on this year which is titled Them, These or Those, but this time I thought, what if she were drinking? - Hence the title 'Another One For The Road'.
Title: My Little Toe Yo-Yo
Size: 8.2" X 11.6" (21cm X 29.7cm) A4 Canvas Sheet
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe
I've created several paintings where a small little guy is
hanging or dangling from a pair of women's heels, so I
thought that I'd try something different this time and base
this one on being treated like a Yo-Yo.