Saturday, January 26, 2008

Treasure Postcards '08

TREASUREPOSTCARDS'08 | emphasizing the importance of arts in empowering women, creating awareness on vital issues related to girls and women, & celebrating their achievements
We invite FEMALE artists from across the globe to celebrate the 2008 International Women's Day* with us by sharing their visual voices/expressions/perspectives, and donating their postcard-sized artwork.

The postcard sized artworks may highlight issues like:

* Women's rights
* Local and global collaboration to end poverty
* Addressing violence against women
* HIV/AIDS and illiteracy
* Education/skill development and economic empowerment
* Success Stories/Achievements
* Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
* or any other issue you think would fall within the framework of TreasurePostcards'08.

The artwork medium could be photography, painting, mixed-media, collages of various materials, illustrations combined with poetry, anecdotes, caricatures, and others. The postcards (exactly 4.5 x 5.5 inch or 14 x 10.5 cm in size) can be designed in portrait/vertical or landscape/horizontal format.

Postcard Artwork Size: The artwork should be 4.5 x 5.5 inch or 14 x 10.5 cm

Post by Date - Deadline: March 08, 2008 (March 8th is for US post; Participants outside the US please consider the time needed for international mailing. You might want to mail your work 1-2 weeks prior to March 08 so that your work is here on time for the exhibit!).

Please note the following:

I) In your submission please include

a.) Information about yourself/artist:
o Your Name / Last Name:
o Age:
o Country:
o Contact Information (mailing address and email; if you have a website please feel free to share):
o Brief Bio Statement (max 150 words in paragraph format)

b.) Brief Description about the postcard
o Content of the artwork
o Materials used

c.) Submission: (no later than March 08, 2008)

o EMAIL your digital image in jpeg format with high resolution to Maximum three (3) postcard-artwork per artist. Don't forget to include the above requested details (copy Items a & b into your email, fill-out the questions), and email it to us at with a subject line of TreasurePostcard (TPP).


o Please also write your name/last name; country of origin, and title of your work behind the postcard artwork and MAIL the original postcard-artwork to:

Arts for Global Development, Inc.
PO Box 5892
Bethesda, MD 20824

II) Donated select works will be exhibited at the 9th Street Gallery in Washington DC and available for sale during an educational event/exhibit to raise funds for a women's shelter/an NGO helping women and educating underprivileged young girls. Further details about the exhibition, educational event, and funds-beneficiary will be posted on the website. So please come back and check out the details!

III) Arts for Global Development will take all precautions to safeguard your work; nevertheless is not responsible for the theft of, loss, and/or damage to the submitted work throughout the project. By participating in this project you are also giving the permission to publish your work in art'ishake and/or any other related Art4Development.Net educative document/publication, website. Please note that this project is conducted on volunteer basis. When you submit/donate your work for the project, it is assumed that you have understood and agreed with the project content, objectives, and terms.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the TreasurePostcards'08 please contact Art4Development.Net at To learn more about arts and its relation with women's empowerment, check out the fem'arts section of our website.

*International Women's Day (IWD), March 08, has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration around the world. For more information on IWD please visit

Arts for Global Development, Inc. [Art4Development.Net] is an international non-profit voluntary initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural and creative approach in social change, and facilitating creative sector and stakeholders of development together empower socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide, particularly children, youth, and women.

9th Street Gallery in the Historic Shaw District of Washington DC aims to create an artistic and intellectual environment in which to showcase local and international artists.

The upcoming educational event and concert is co-organized together with the American-Turkish Association of Washington DC. We'd like to also thank Dr.Ortman/Girls Gotta Run Foundation and J.Feldman/ActALIVE for their support in communicating the project among network members.
Check out the invite!
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