Visual Aids – Postcards From The Edge Benefit

Incline. Acrylic, watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper. © Sheila Delgado 2013

Incline. Acrylic, watercolor, 6 x 4 140 lb. cold press. © Sheila Delgado 2013

I created this  for the 16th Annual Postcards from the Edge benefit for Visual AIDS. The Luhring Augustine Gallery is hosting the event January 25-26, 2014. Each work will be available for $85.00. The gallery will be displaying the artwork anonymously and the identity of the artist is only revealed after it is purchased.

By participating in Postcards From the Edge artists and collectors support the activities of Visual AIDS, enabling the organization to produce AIDS-focused contemporary art programs and provide supplies and assistance to artists living with HIV/AIDS, many who are unable to continue producing work without such support. All proceeds support the programs of Visual Aids.

Visual AIDS – Statement of Values

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.

In the fight against AIDS, we believe:

  • Effective AIDS advocacy seeks to address the underlying and related issues that contribute to and exacerbate the pandemic, such as poverty, homophobia and racism.
  • Our work affirms the visibility, dignity and rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.
  • HIV/AIDS prevention is about harm reduction that is guided by science, not ideology.
  • We draw from the deep history of art activism, as with our Red Ribbon Project and Day With(out) Art.
  • Visual AIDS promotes art that is public, inclusive and accessible.
  • Art that takes risks promotes and encourages reflection, dialogue and action.

Change of Plan

I started this piece by creating the black marks with a length of twig, and acrylic paint. I drew them vertically, intending to create loose, free form trees. When the paint had dried, I rotated the paper, and the hills were visible to me immediately. I resisted the temptation to add details.

Sea Dean’s Art Party – Day 9

Wreath ATC. Watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper. 2.5 x 3.5, © Sheila Delgado 2013

Wreath ATC. Watercolor on 140 lb. cold press paper. 2.5 x 3.5, © Sheila Delgado 2013

I have worked on a series of small images for this art party. I may use them as gift tags, or attach them to card stock for greetings.This wreath is a bit wonky, but I like it. And sometimes in life, Christmas creations come out wonky. But we still hang them on the Christmas tree! What do you think? Should I send this to the island of misfit toys? Maybe if I add a big red bow, the wonkiness will be less noticeable!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



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