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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

 

Visual Aids - Postcards from the Edge 2012

It's nice to help out. It's great to think your art is having some positive affect on the world.
Sometimes donating your art to a good cause…. something you believe in… can have that effect.
And sometimes you just feel used and pointless.

Maybe it's not intentional.
I mean the Postcards from the Edge has grown to 1,475 participating artists.
It's kinda easy to get lost in that sea. It's kinda hard to feel special amongst all that.
It's great that they raised over $83,000 for the cause from our artwork.
And I understood that i would not get anything from it.
and i didn't … not even a photo of my work on the wall.
It's not that i'm asking for a cut. (although some artists say i should.)
But a photo of my work in a NYC gallery would be nice. THAT was one of their selling points when asking for donations... your art would be SEEN.
I'd like to show off and be proud of my involvement. But i can't see my art in any of the photos posted.
Again I'm not expecting the staff to take and post 1475 pictures for the event. But some better wall shots would be nice.
Notice the photos they DO take are almost of the people who attend and the art… all donated.. is the backdrop. and almost impossible to see.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151048877955370.778750.140218485369&type=3

I'm sure many of these artists wanted to help out thinning they'd get some sort of exposure. .. you know like a photo of their work on the wall.
maybe I'm whining. maybe my work just didn't stand out enough. Maybe I should have driven to NYC myself to make sure I took the photo.
Either way, at a 1475 participants; I'll have to re- think if i'm going to do this again.

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