Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Directions for The Philadelphia Postcard Project- Crossing Boundaries

Directions for The Philadelphia Postcard Project- May 2017
Da Vinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Welcome to our blog. We are creating a Postcard Project similar to the one Michael Rose created in New York City- A Book About Death- in 2009 which has been duplicated in many other cities. 

May 2017- Crossing Boundaries: Artists contribute 250 postcards each to create an unbound book about the topic Crossing Boundaries. Exhibition at Da Vinci Art Alliance Opening May 3, 6- 8 pm. the cards will be available until they dwindle down to zero. Exhibit ends May 24.

May 3- 24, 2017 an exhibit entitled Crossing Boundaries which will feature the artwork of 5 members/artists from our community who were not born in the USA but have immigrated here as well as all the entries for the Postcard Project.

Artists are asked to create a postcard on the theme Crossing Boundaries. Be they physical geographical, personal, sexual.... the artist will create an image and make 250 4 x 6 cards which will be sent to us (address to come soon). The public is invited to come into the gallery and select cards to make their own unbound book about Crossing Boundaries. Artist will send a jpeg to which will be published on this site as well as on Da Vinci Art Alliance's social media outlets. We will also use social media to share the images.

We recommend you include your name and website somewhere on the postcard.

Several complete sets will be collated and sent to art institutions interested in book art.

Send postcard image by April 1 to

Include: jpeg of postcard, artist statement (50 words or less), contact info, name as you want it to appear online and in exhibition.

Send 250 postcards in box by April 8 to:
Elke Muller
1008 Dickinson St
Phila, PA 19147


Suggested postcard printers:

We have also arranged with a local Philadelphia printer to get a 20% discount use DVAADISCOUNT and this link  There will be no delivery cost since we will arrange pick up. Let me know if you use m3 Printing.

People who send cards but cannot come, can get packets of cards sent to them:
10 + own= $20
20 + own= $30
30 + own= $50
Email to let us know how many you want and to organize payment.

This is a public art project so it is free but, if you can help defray our costs, please make a donation 
here  (suggested donation $10, no donation is too large or too small)

Please share this information with all the artists who may be interested in this collaborative and exciting program.

This project is organized by smART business consulting.

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