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TAE23 to Benefit Urban Native Youth in Vancouver BC


"Through Art we can change the world" - David Sandum


Twitter Art Exhibit 2023, curated by Kelly Kitson, will be our 13th event! TAE23 is popping up in the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC, Canada.


We're almost there!


You've done it again, artists! You've stepped up and responded to our call. As a result, we have hundreds upon hundreds of beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade art cards ready to grace the exhibition walls next weekend at the Pipe Shop venue in North Vancouver, BC.


Finding enough hours in the day to finish the job as the newly appointed executive director of Twitter Art Exhibit after the lovely Cat Salter stepped down was rewarding yet challenging. It's been an honor to serve our artists, support our growing team, and work quietly behind the scenes to assist with our efforts of creating the most successful event so that our benefactor this year, Urban Native Youth Association, receives much-needed financial support.


It's been an honor working with our talented and detail-oriented data wizard, Kelly Kitson, our curator, and Lucas Riedl, Director of Youth Engagement at Urban Native Youth Association. I'm looking forward to finally meeting everyone in person after eight months of Zoom calls and texting! Kelly and I have connected and formed a friendship through our almost daily contact over all of these months.


It's also been an honor to work alongside our artist outreach and event coordinator, Susan Greig, of Braid St Studios, and Sarah Pooley, who has assisted greatly with our image processing and graphic design needs. Having Sarah's support has been invaluable. To help keep our overhead costs down, Sarah will be our shipping coordinator for our UK and foreign customers purchasing catalogs this year. This also makes shipping costs more affordable for our UK artists and supporters. And once we have sold out of our pre-orders for our lovely TAE23 catalog for the UK, we'll be offering print-on-demand services shipping out of the UK, and shipping worldwide. We're delighted to provide this feature at the same affordable price.


Thank you to Lesley Linley for the cover art for this year's catalog.

Twitter Art Exhibit 2023 Catalog

 

Our TAE23 catalog is currently in print and will be distributed to our headquarters in Cambridge, UK, Abbotsford, Canada, and Petaluma, USA, as soon as next week. Order fulfillment will be happening in the first weeks of July. If you've ordered a catalog, we'll contact you before shipping to discuss shipping costs and order options. We apologize for the long-anticipated wait. We promise it's worth it!


To purchase unsold copies of our TAE23 "pre-order"catalog, please head to our shop page and select which country you wish to receive your order from, the UK, Canada, or the USA. We only have a few copies left for distribution from our UK headquarters, but soon we'll offer our print-on-demand-service. So watch for that if you miss out.


Please help us be able to keep providing our catalog each year. When you receive your catalog in July, please share images and videos on social media so others can get a look. We need all the support we can get, so hashtag #tae23 and show us some #taelove.


 

On the 24th thru the 25th of June, at the Pipe Shop Venue in North Vancouver, we present our TAE23 Gala and Sale to you. Opening hours on the 24th, 1-8 pm and on the 25th, 11-6 pm.


 

TAE23 Art for a Cause Event poster
TAE23 Poster - Large Format 21 x 28 in (53 x 71 cm)

Pre-Order your Poster and Pick it up in Person!


For attendees to our opening weekend at the Pipe Shop Venue in North Vancouver, June 24-25, you can now pre-order one of our high-quality, glossy TAE23 event posters for pick up. Please place your order by midnight on June 20th to receive it during the opening weekend. Sizes available are small, medium, and large and are viewable in our shop.


For those of you who aren't attending or aren't local and wish to purchase a poster, please send us an email so we can discuss print-on-demand costs with shipping to your destination.


 

The Pipe Shop pipeshopvenue.com is conveniently located near the waterfront in the vibrant Lower Lonsdale area, adjacent to the Pinnacle Hotel, Pier 7 restaurant, and Tap & Barrel. The Venue is a 5-minute walk from the SeaBus terminal and bus loop.


When we open the doors, we will gather for our ribbon-cutting ceremony. You can hear our opening speeches from anywhere worldwide, including our location announcement and charity for our next Twitter Art Exhibit. Join us in celebrating the event by watching via our live channel on our website here twitterartexhibit.org/live at 1 pm-3 pm PDT (BC time).


If you plan to attend in person, RSVP here so that we know to expect you. There's no fee to attend. In addition, there'll be live painting and traditional dance, and just outside the doors will be the best of the North Vancouver craft beverage scene in one epic, live taphouse experience. A fun weekend on Vancouver's North Shore! Please refer to our RSVP page for an outline of our full schedule.


 

YOU CAN WATCH OUR SALES LIVE!

Watch our shop page on our website to see our LIVE sales by filtering your view to see the "AVAILABLE | SOLD" art cards. You'll be able to see if your card is among the ones that sold.


Online sales of the remaining TAE23 art cards will be available Monday the 26th at 11 am PDT. Don't forget to log in and "favorite" your favorite cards so that you can find them easily when the sale opens. We'll have all the cards viewable in the shop for you to peruse by the 24th.


Thank you, TAE artists, for your continued support, generosity, and love. It's inspiring to sit in the seat I'm sitting in and be so closely involved with each artist's work. By coming together, we are making a tremendous impact not only by providing support to Urban Native Youth Association but by giving away your time, and your skillfully crafted artwork impacts the world in a positive light. It demonstrates that we each have the power to make a meaningful difference in this world through giving, and what better way to give than through art?


For General Questions:


Carole Gray-Weihman, TAE23 Executive Director admin@twitterartexhibit.org



For Exhibition & On-Site Questions:


Kelly Kitson, TAE23 curator kellykitson@icloud.com


Head here for other contact info.

 

TAE would like to acknowledge the 2023 event venue is located on the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are honored and grateful to be able to hold this event on this land.


 



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