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Who are we?

Since 2006, Printemps des Artistes has been an annual charity event organized by Istanbul Accueil and its partner Le Lycée Sainte Pulchérie in its Od'A art gallery.  

 

As the name suggests, this art sales exhibition takes place in the spring.  

The objective is twofold: to unveil new artists (Turkish and international) to the public and to raise funds for charity . Today, this exhibition has become a cultural meeting place recognized by the French-speaking and international communities, as well as by all art lovers in Istanbul. 

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The organizing team

Aslan, Aylin, Christoph, Elif, Filipa and Sophie are all volunteers and members of Istanbul Accueil. Some Istanbulites have always been and others for only a few months, they have all joined this beautiful project which combines humanism and love of art.

We put all our energy into this cultural and charitable project to make this 17th edition a timeless event bringing together many talents...

What does the 17th edition have in store for you?

This year we are offering you a week of festivities, between the opening, guided tours with the artists and an exhibition by students from the Lycée Sainte Pulchérie.

Come discover the work of 12 artists selected around the theme LALE, the Turkish tulip which symbolizes Turkey so much!

Each artist will take us into their universe with their own style. The origins of the artists are very varied: France, Turkey, but also the United States, or Switzerland. And the techniques used are just as much: painting, illustration, ceramics, ebru, or drawing.

 

Following last year's success, we will organize a new edition of the "Student Spring" of Sainte Pulchérie, in parallel with the Artists' Spring!

 

During the duration of the exhibition, the students will exhibit their collective creations linked to the artists' techniques. The students will also participate in raising funds for the associations through a raffle which will allow guests and art lovers to win their artistic productions.

The total amount raised from the sale of raffle tickets will be donated to charity.

The students of Sainte Pulchérie join their artistic talents in the service of good causes!

 

A true transversality in this new partnership has emerged. Here are some images of the meeting between students and artists during the 2023 edition, a moment of great sharing!

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A charity exhibition

All works of art exhibited at the PDA are for sale. 70% of sales go to the artists and 30% are donated to 3 charities: Gulmek Iyilestirir, Hayatak Renk Ver and Bomonti.

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Gülmek İyileştirir

It aims to provide psychosocial support to children and their families who need to laugh but cannot receive support due to serious illnesses and traumas. He believes in the healing power of laughter.

 

It was founded by Aslı Bastıyalı, mother of Bahar, who started her treatment with a diagnosis of leukemia in 2014 and regained her health in 2016, based on the psychosocial support needs they experienced during their own treatment processes. Hygienic Play Centers located in Istanbul Altunizade, Şişli, Pendik and Samsun Atakum provide special, free play and socialization services to pre-school children whose immunity is under pressure due to cancer treatment and who cannot go to school or participate in social life. The centers also provide free psychologist support to families.

 

It is a member of Açık Açık, a platform of transparent and accountable associations that recognize donor rights.

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Bomonti

The Bomonti retirement home has been managed for more than 125 years by the Little Sisters of the Poor. The sisters welcome around 65 residents, men and women, elderly and destitute. The house is located in the Bomonti district, Osmanbey metro.

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Hataya Renk Ver

Color Life Association; initially diagnosed with chronic and rare diseases; It defends the childhood and education rights of children who stay in hospital for a long time.

After the February 6 Maraş Earthquake, the Güneş Islands Project opened centers to provide support in the field of mental health and included children and parents in the field of post-disaster psychological resilience.

 

Childhood is hope, life continues with hope...

 

Color Life Association, which was established in March 2013, continues to carry out fully voluntary work in the field.

...because children don't just fight diseases!

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Partners and sponsors

A project like the PDA could not take place without the generosity of our sponsors. 

Their support makes it possible to finance a variety of costs associated with curating such an exhibition. 

 

In short, without them, …..the PDA would not exist! 

Once again a big thank you to: 

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