Postcards from the Edge

Visual AIDS

Entry Deadline: Dec. 4

526 West 26th Street, Unit 510
New York, NY 10001
PHONE 212-627-9855

Postcards from the Edge 2018 – Call for Submissions

Host Gallery & Dates to be Announced Soon!

Postmark Deadline for Artwork: December 4, 2017

2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of Visual AIDS’ benefit art sale and we hope that you will participate.

The 2018 venue and dates will be announced soon, along with exciting special events and partnerships for the 20th anniversary. To ensure that artists have enough time to create original work, we are sharing the guidelines for submission now so that you can get started.


1. Create or attach an original artwork on the enclosed postcard or any 4×6” heavy weight paper. Drawings, photographs, paintings, printmaking, and mixed media are welcome. ONE ENTRY per artist.

2. Sign and Print Name on BACK ONLY. Also, indicate the top with an arrow.

3. Complete Submission Forms for Collector and Visual AIDS.

4. Carefully package artwork. Recommended: wrap artwork in wax paper and place between cardboard. Do not submit charcoal or pastel pieces without fixing them. Do not wrap wet or sticky artwork.

5. If you need confirmation that we received your artwork, include a self-addressed, stamped postcard.

6. If you would like your unsold work returned, please include a 6×9” self-addressed, stamped envelope with proper postage. Unsold artwork will NOT be returned unless an SASE is enclosed. Visual AIDS is not responsible for artwork lost or damaged in the mail.

7. Mail your artwork and forms by POSTMARK DEADLINE Monday, December 4, 2017 to: Visual AIDS, 526 West 26th Street, #510, New York, NY 10001

PFTE is one of our most important fundraisers of the year, and its success will allow us to produce important art activism projects in 2018. By participating, artists support our mission, enabling us to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many of whom are unable to continue producing work without such support.

THANK YOU – The support of artists makes this event a success each year. We couldn’t do it without you!

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