I’m in This Twitter Art Exhibit in NYC

I’m in This Twitter Art Exhibit in NYC

Twitter Art Exhibit 2016

I’m in this Twitter Art Exhibit that is showing for the next three weeks in a gallery at 317 East 52nd Street in New York City. Nine hundred artists from around the world have donated postcard size artwork to be sold for charity– this year supporting FosterPride, an organization helping foster kids through programs in the arts. Each small piece of artwork is sold for $35, and all of the proceeds go to FosterPride. The opening night raised $7000 alone.

I have done the Twitter Art Exhibits since the first one in Moss, Norway in 2010 (click here to see my blog about my submission for that), when it was held to support the purchase of children’s books for the library there.

That came about because I have followed the originator of these exhibits, David Sandum, on Twitter for all these years, and it was my distinct pleasure to finally meet him in person last Thursday evening during the opening for this show! You can see him first below.

I just love how this idea has grown and gotten momentum over the years. It is a positive example of both the power and the good that social media can wield in the world.

So in this rather long post of photographs, you can see some of the artwork in this awesome and diverse show. And even though there is a lot shown here, this is just the tip of the iceberg of what is to be seen in the show. If you are local, stop by and purchase some artwork; if you are an artist, consider participating next year!

I follow these artists and many more on Twitter and enjoy them as part of my community. It was a delight for me to see their work first hand and now to share it with you.

My submission is shown above, which sold (yay!), and the details of finding the show are in the last photo at the bottom. Enjoy!

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I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.

16 Comments

  1. Dave Horn 2 years ago

    Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Big Apple. Such a wide variety of original art on a small scale! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mary-Anne Harding 2 years ago

    Hi Polly thanks so much for featuring my artwork “Good Boy” in your Blog, which I loved by the way. http://Www.twitter.com/mahardingsart thanks again Mary -Anne????

  3. Debanjana 2 years ago

    Nice meeting you in person Polly:) So glad to see my postcard in your blog and also a friend’s . A well written article. Many thanks.

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 years ago

      It was great to meet you too! I hope you and your son enjoyed the rest of your visit to NYC!

  4. Sandra Gea 2 years ago

    Thank you for taking such amazing pictures and showing the variety of styles and artists being part of the exhibition.
    I found my card among one of the pictures you took, it made my day!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 years ago

      I’m so glad!

  5. Anne Henvey 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing this Polly, how wonderful that you’ve participated right from the start. This is my first submission to this great event, I plan to continue.

  6. Einar 2 years ago

    Thank you, I found my card on the 4. foto 2. row 1.
    Einar

  7. Heidi 2 years ago

    Really cool concept and for a great cause! I would love to spend a good deal of time pouring over all the diverse artwork and selecting one (or a few) to purchase! What fun! :)

  8. Jo Atherton 2 years ago

    Such a great blog post for those of us who couldn’t make it to New York. I’m a British artist and actually managed to spot my card in your photos, so thank you! When the show comes to the UK next year, perhaps I can return the favour? :)

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 years ago

      Yes! That would be great!

      • Author
        Polly Castor 2 years ago

        So glad!

  9. Beautiful post. I was there at the opening and my work is in the exhibit, in one of your photos of the gallery walls. Congrats on selling your piece; love your work!

    • Author
      Polly Castor 2 years ago

      It is good to hear you like my work! Did I meet you at the event?

  10. great blog. was very proud and humbled to be part of this years event for the first time. quite an overwhelming array of artistic talent… looking forward to attending in 2017 and buying myself an artwork

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