Two of my prints of Boulder’s Dushanbe Teahouse are going to be part of the US State departments “Art in Embassies” program, and will be displayed in representative John Pommersheim’s residence in Tajikistan. I just finished making the frames.
From the State Department: Art in Embassies’ exhibitions are assembled with generous loans from artists, museums, galleries, and private collectors. The exhibitions extend for the length of the ambassador’s tenure, which is usually about 2 1/2 -3 years. The works are installed in the representational spaces of the residence, where many of the ambassador’s official functions are held. We insure the works from the time they leave their owners to the time they’re returned. We cover the costs of all shipping, which is carried out by professional art handlers. We also publish a full-color catalog of each exhibition, as well as include text labels for each work in the exhibition. By creating cross cultural connections through visual art, we seek to achieve a kind of visual diplomacy. You can learn more about AIE at https://art.state.gov/