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                                                                   By Caleb Morris of Atlanta, GA

Beginning at 10:30pm Central Standard Time, the much-anticipated Postcards from the Gulf online pre-sale will begin. All those paintings (on vintage postcards!) produced by artists from around the world, celebrating the natural beauty of the Gulf of Mexico in response to the recent oil spill, will suddenly be available for purchase — with all proceeds going to support oil release work by Alabama Coastal Foundation. Postcards will continue to be available at $50 apiece through Nov. 12. A public gallery reception will be held on that date, with the entire collection on display for one night, and then these lovely pieces will be shipped to their new owners. Get the whole story, and find out where to attend the one-night exhibition, here.  Browse the postcards here.  And just to whet your appetite:

Original artwork by Kim Taylor of Theodore, AL