TreasurePostcards Project Raises Funds for Women and Girls in USA, Turkey and Sierra Leone
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 10:29 AM

TreasurePostcards by Arts for Global Development, Inc*. is an international project that brings emerging and professional artists from across the globe together to visually express social and economic issues with postcard-sized artworks. It is an educational/informative medium that not only helps artists gain visibility through their individual works and shares their creative ambitions, but primarily creates awareness on social and economic issues, provokes thoughts, inspires, and helps raise funds for charitable causes.

To celebrate the International Women’s Day and to voice girls and women’s issues 87 female artists from around the world donated their artworks for the TreasurePostcards Project that has helped generate thus far micro-funds for two shelters: Calvary Women’s Services located in Washington DC and Mor Çati Women’s Shelter in Istanbul, Turkey that aim to address issues around domestic violence and help women who have become victims of such cruelty. The postcard-sized artworks are in numerous arts styles, and represent varied techniques of prints, textiles, photographs, acrylics, oil paints, graphite, collage, mixed-media, and others. Themes highlighted in the works range from civil rights, to sexual violence, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, importance of literacy, economic empowerment, and more.

The project was recently at the Ninth Street Gallery and then in Artomatic, Washington DC’s month-long multimedia arts event. TreasurePostcards’ second exhibit has been launched at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, which is the headquarters of the historic U.S. National Woman's Party and was the Washington home of its founder and Equal Rights Amendment author Alice Paul. The quest now at the Sewall-Belmont House is to help raise funds for the “Brighter Tomorrow for Africa Foundation” that supports women, girls, and children in Sierra Leone.  The exhibit will be on display until the beginning of September 2008 and artworks are sold via silent auction. To learn more about the project, participating artists, project beneficiaries, and to bid on the artworks please visit:

* Arts for Global Development, Inc. [Art4Development.Net] is an international nonprofit voluntary 501(c)3 initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, multi-sectoral, and creative approach in social change and development.