Crossing Boundaries Postcard Project

A blog post by DVAA member Eleanor Levie

The U.S. Administration prepares to reissue a harsher immigration ban targeting seven predominantly Muslim countries. A refugee crisis explodes around the world. Energy and resistance mount to defend gender equality, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.

Never before has there been a more powerful moment for Crossing Boundaries: The Philadelphia Postcard Project.

Calling all artists: become part of a diverse, inclusive, exploration of boundaries and get exposure for your work at the same time. Simply choose an image -- could be a detail--from your body of work that speaks to crossing boundaries… whether they be physical, geographical, cultural, personal. Boundaries as positive concepts, as in: good parents set boundaries for their children. Boundaries as negative concepts: a prison to escape, a restriction to lift.

Keep your work! Get just the image printed onto a 4” x 6” postcard. Use the front or the back to add information as desired: Title of work, artist’s name, contact information as would appear on a business card, making this an excellent publicity and PR opportunity.

Alternatively, use the back of the postcard for action and advocacy, formatting for messaging, stamping, and mailing to your legislator’s local office.

It is relatively cheap to have 250 postcards printed and sent. Suggested postcard printers:
www.gotprint.com, or www.vistaprint.com. In addition, a local Philadelphia printer will grant you a 20% discount; use DVAADISCOUNT and this link www.m3printing.com/mike.a  No delivery charges if you email Linda Dubin Garfield: linda@davinciartalliance.org to let her know to arrange pick up.

Postcards will be displayed  at the Da Vinci Art Alliance from May 3-24. Boxes of your postcards with boxes available for the taking and collecting by any visitor to DVAA.

Also on exhibit during this time, will be the work of six immigrant artists from all over the world—a celebration of diversity in the city of Brotherly love.  Art to enjoy as an antidote for high anxiety at this point in time, and as a celebration of the diversity of voices in the art community with the courage to cross boundaries.

 

Important dates:

By April 1, 2017:

Send preview info to

linda@davinciartalliance.org.

Put Postcard Project in subject line.

Attach jpeg of postcard (shortest side

between 500 - 900 pixels). Include your

name as you want it to appear online and

in the exhibition, your contact info, and an

artist statement of no more than 50 words.

 

By April 8, 2017:

Send 250 postcards in box to:

Elke Muller

1008 Dickinson St.

Phila, PA 19147

USA