Each year hundreds of artists come together in support of A.I.R. Gallery by donating a small work for the annual postcard show. Past exhibitions have included work by notable artists, including Mary Beth Edelson, Dottie Attie, Mary Grigoriadis, Barbara Zucker and many many more.
This year our postcard show will be dedicated to immigrant rights and reproductive justice advocate, Alejandra Pablos, who was detained on March 7th for protesting against the Department of Homeland Security at a rally in Virginia early this year. She was released on April 19th on an $8,000 bond, but now must continue to fight against her deportation case.
Pablos has dedicated her life to supporting and protecting the rights of Latinx immigrant communities. She works as a Field Coordinator for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she organizes to raise the voices of Latinas in Virginia for policy change at all levels of government on issues that impact their lives, women’s health care, and other social justice issues. Alejandra has been a staunch advocate for immigration reform and against mass incarceration. She is a member of Mijente, a national political Latinx organization, and has worked with many immigrant rights and prison abolition organizers throughout the country.
We invite all artists to participate by donating a postcard-size work (6x4 inches) in any medium relating to the theme of immigrant rights and advocacy. Each original work is sold for $45 and proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. Gallery programs and Alejandra Pablos' legal fees. Unsold postcards will be donated to Mijente and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
ENTRY IS FREE & ALL WORKS ARE ACCEPTED!
ALL WORK SHOULD BE SUBMITTED ONLINE AND SHIPPED OR DROPPED OFF AT A.I.R. GALLERY BY MAY 20, 2018.
Opening Night Party & Sale: May 24th 6-8 PM
Final Sale: June 24th 6 PM
Location: A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
The online submission can be accessed by clicking below: