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Postcard: Iman Taha.

June 28–July 28

Wish You Were Here: The Second Best Time Is Now – 2024 Annual Postcard Show

at A.I.R. Gallery

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present Wish You Were Here: The Second Best Time Is Now, the 2024 edition of its annual Postcard Show. Each year, hundreds of artists come together to support A.I.R. by donating a postcard-sized work in any medium. Each original work is sold for $45 and all proceeds go to benefit A.I.R. and its mission to advance the work of women and non-binary artists. This year’s exhibition theme focuses on the climate crisis. The exhibition borrows its title from a Chinese Proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

Climate activists are pursuing transformational change with a clear and urgent message: act now to protect people and save our planet from the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Addressing the environmental crisis requires collaboration, creativity, and positive solutions on the part of citizens working in other fields, including artists.

Artists’ activism has taken many forms, from posters and demonstrations to radical actions and fundraising. Many of the postcards in the exhibition explore the intersection of gender and the environment. As Katherine Wilkinson writes in The New York Times, “Climate change is a collective problem but its burdens—displacement, homelessness, poverty, sexual violence, disease—weigh more heavily on women and girls.”

Participating Artists: Tomoko Abe, Victoria Alexander, Liz Almonte, Micaela Amateau Amato, Julia Arbex, Leslie Atkins, Eric Aubertin, Teresa Barbera, Luisa Basnuevo, Crystal Benitez, Stephanie Bernheim, Taylor Bielecki, Meg Boe Birns, Alison Borrero, Sílvia Soares Boyer, Daniel C. Boyer, Airco Caravan, Sofia Carmi, Amiyah Carrasquillo, Eugenie Cha, Lichuhan Amy Chen, Highbridge Gardens Participating Children, Kayden Cole, Miyah Cole, Yve Collective, Ashley Condina, Cb Cooke, Lisa Cooperman, Mary Crenshaw, Maks Dannecker, Vannesa De Anda, Gwendoline Finaz De Villaine, Christine Defazio, Molly Valentine Dierks, Dini Dixon, Kathleen Dobrowsky, Monika Drożyńska, Kathleen Dunn, Çiğdem Durukan, Patricia Erbelding, Angel Jacinto Escalante, Tara Fannon, Hayley Ferber, Carlo Ferraris, Celeste Fichter, Iuliana Foghis, Cindy Franz, Emiri Fujimoto, Mirta Isabel Garcia, Flora Georgiou, Suzanne Greenberg, Ashton Greene, Frank Gutierrez, Ja’zyah Gwyn, Ken Hales, Hattori Nanako, Jessica Held, Maxine Henryson, Sue Hettmansperger, Miho Hiranouchi, Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, Kaarin Holmberg, Nashera Holness, Alejandro Wu Hou, Andreena Wu Hou, Hugo Houayek, Marivel Altagracia Liriano Inoa, Damian Iordanov, Dilys Mary Jackson, Kinga Jakabffy, Eric Janke, Inka Juslin, Emily Kadish, Tim Kastelijns, Jewel Kawataki, Malia Kelly, Skylar Kelly, Sarah-Jayne Kennelly, Meokyah Kerr, Susanne Kessler, Maxima Maria Kinsky, Christopher Knowles, Aaron Kudi, Carole Kunstadt, Crystal Lamb, Angela M. Lamonte, Judith Larson, Nina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos, Juniper Le Claire, Juliette Liautaud, Ron Longsdorf, Sha Luo, Coco Ma, Samantha Malay, Stefana Mcclure, Sabra Moore, Maureen Murray, James Mutton, Shangari Mwashighadi, Marcia Neblett, Sylvia Netzer, Sally Novak, Jacquie O’brien, Tara O’donavan, Marie Odenstrand, Akané Ogura, Andre Pace, Barbara A Penn, Londyn Perkins, Abby Spangel Perry, Michan Pourazar, Zamier Quattlebdum, Rebeca Segura Rahme, Milagros Ramirez, Rujuta Rao, Zhanna Raw, Ken Reker, Sandye Renz, Maryann Riker, Nancy Rodrigo, Scarlyn Rodriguez, Courtney Alan Rossy, Lola Sáenz, Lyza Sahertian, Bárbara Salzmann, Margaret Schneider, Sabine Schober, Lique Schoot, Francesca Schwartz, Alys Scott-Hawkins, Cheryl Senatore, Penko Shaitanov, Cory Emma Siegler, Smdlc, Karen Anne Smith, Lydia Smith, Claudia Sohrens, Isabel Padilla Soto, Kandi Spindler, Barbara Ann Stanley, Evelin Stermitz, Erica Stoller, Nancy Storrow, Andreas Streicher, Johanna Strobel, Katharina Stumm, Judith Sturm, Ruoxin Sun, Yuanliang Sun, Iman Taha, Rafaelina Tineo, Emily Treasure-Greene, Lara Tremayne, Yota Tsotra, Suki Valentine, Valstyle, Cedric Van Eenoo, Dasha Loza Vasquez, Aisha Vinicio, Gabrielle Vitollo, Mel Watkin, Heather Weathers, Rebecca Weissman, Julia Westerbeke, Tisna Westerhof, Gail M. Willert, Rosemary Wright ,Chia Yun Wu, Plamen Yordanov, Snejana Yordanova, Kachiko Yoshida, Safwan Zakaria

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