Monday, August 8, 2011

Call for Artists Postcard Show NYC and the world

"Love is a Hormone"
Art Postcard Online Show and a NYC gallery show to be followed by a traveling postcard art show. International deadline Jan 1, 2012. First get YOUR FREE website for your art at

Sponsored by Access Arts, I will post their guidelines here directly from the info I received.

"Access Arts Inc, in collaboration with, announces an open call for artists. "Love is a Hormone': a postcard show exhibited online, followed by a physical exhibition within a New York Gallery* and other venues. There is no entry or any other associated fees.

Can you depict a functional view of 'love"? The theme should explore the 'rational', or "non-romantic" conceptual views of love. From the stand point of evolutionary theory, "love' is simply an evolved mechanism in the higher species to motivate and support the bonding between animals for the purpose of nurturing offspring, and other environmental engagements - all to serve survival and perpetuation of the species (or genes). Thus, beyond all the 'romantic' depictions of love over time, 'love' is simply the expression/experience of an addictive group of chemicals serving a function. Can you depict a non-romantic, strictly functional view of 'love"?

The only firm restriction is that images should not be overtly sexual as this will be a public show available for viewing by all ages.

Ongoing International exposure at no cost.*- Online Exhibition *
Traveling Gallery Exhibitions

Curators Choice Recognition Award
Best of Show via online voting
Best of Show recognition at participating venues

No entry fees for first 35 submissions. No other associated fees.

Open to artists worldwide, 18 years and older. You must have a website on (visit to get one, it's free) with samples of your previous artwork displayed to be eligible .

The Postcard artwork must be "original", fit the United States Post Office's definition of a 'postcard' (No more than 4-1/4 inches high X 6 inches long X 0.016 inch thick), and be sent to the show curator at:

Postcard Show Curator
P.O. Box 4158
Kaneohe, HI 96744

You may send the postcard as is, or within a protective envelope. There is no limit as to the number of cards you may enter, but only one will be selected for exhibition. Please include your name, email address and website address on the back of the postcard."
The show will begin early February 2012. We will contact you when we post your card on the 'Love is a Hormone' Postcard Exhibition website.

Small Print - terms of participation/conditions
By entering this exhibition you agree that your submitted Postcard will not be returned and will become the property of Access Arts Inc., and such may be used for future online and physical exhibitions without restriction (No image modifications will be made other than image size formatting for online exhibition if required. Authorship with contact information will always be associated when displayed in any venue).

* Please note that Curator reserves the right to deny card(s) for exhibition due to poor quality of artwork, damage, and/or inappropriate content (please keep in mind that this is a public show available for viewing by all ages). Also note that we intend to create a traveling show, beginning in New York as mentioned, however we cannot guarantee exhibition venues at this time. Once confirmed we will post details on the 'Love is a Hormone' Exhibition website. Access Arts also reserves the right to cancel this exhibition at anytime due to lack of participation. All conditions still apply.

Since 1994 the Access Arts' Network has been dedicated to the world wide distribution of information for artists and contemporary art institutions. Our publications span subscription based local, national and international newsletters and magazines; internet based art and artist publications for the professional community; art news networks, and other artist advocacy and promotion services.

Founded by a former Executive Director of an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Director of Goodwill Industries, Access Arts' mission also serves to promote accessibility to the arts through support of programs providing free education for economically disadvantage and special need populations. "

good luck :)

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