Tag: Artist’s Books

INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks – Selected Photobooks

Earlier this month, coauthors Mary Virginia Swanson and Darius Himes met at the Phoenix Art Museum to participate in the jurying process for the INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks.  The jurying was then completed by:

Mary Virginia Swanson, Darius Himes and Becky Senf at the Phoenix Art Museum.

Abigail Nersesian, Librarian, Phoenix Art Museum
Jennifer Barnella, Retail Sales Manager, Phoenix Art Museum
Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator, Center for Creative Photography
Becky Senf, Norton Family Curator, Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum
Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.

“The jury reviewed 271 submissions from 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The exhibition represents the 151 books they chose, as examples of the wide range of photobooks being produced today.”

The exhibition will be on view, August 23 to September 28, 2014 at:

Phoenix Art Museum
Doris and John Norton Gallery for the Center for Creative Photography
NE corner of McDowell Road & Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Or, if you can’t make it to Phoenix to pore over the books in person, you can view them online by following the links in the list of accepted books at infocus-phxart.org/photobooks.

Save the Date: NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014 Dates Announced & Exhibitor Applications Now Open

NY Art Book Fair 2014
Presented by Printed Matter, Inc
September 26-28, 2014
Opening Thursday, September 25

“Applications are now open for the NY ART BOOK FAIR 2014! For the ninth edition of Printed Matter’s NY ART BOOK FAIR, we will return to MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens, from September 26th through 28th, 2014.

To apply as an exhibitor, please visit nyartbookfair.com and click the application link at the top of the page. Applications will close on June 30th, 2014. We will start to allocate booths as early as June 15, so please don’t delay!”

January 31st – February 2nd, Los Angeles: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc. 
2nd Annual LA Art Book Fair
January 31 – February 2, 2014
Free and open to the public.

“The 2nd annual LA Art Book Fair will take place January 30 – February 2, 2014, once again at the wonderful Geffen Contemporary Building at MOCA. Last year’s inaugural fair was attended by 15,000 visitors and featured 220 exhibitors presses, independent publishers and antiquarians. Printed Matter is very excited to be returning to LA to showcase some of the dynamic activity taking place in the local artists’ book community and globally. The 2014 LA Art Book Fair will also feature an expanded range of programs and discussions to further dialogue around the field of artists’ publications.

The LA ART BOOK FAIR is the companion fair to the NY ART BOOK FAIR, held every fall in New York. 27,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY ART BOOK FAIR in 2013.”

For the list of scheduled events and exhibitors (national and international) visit: laartbookfair.net.

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
152 North Central Avenue
Los Angeles, California  [map]

Sept 17th – Nov 16th, Flagstaff: “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book”

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© 2013 Susan kae Grant

Northern Arizona University Art Museum
Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book
On view September 17 – November 16, 2013

“The Northern Arizona University Art Museum presents “Tangibles: Beauty and Purpose in the Art of the Book.” This exhibition is created in the belief that the physical artifact of a book can offer sensory experiences and imaginative encounters that the realm of digital facsimiles and “virtual” art cannot.

The exhibition includes works that go beyond self-expression to engage with political and cultural issues in the contemporary world. The visual arts remain a compelling arena in which to effect criticism, reflection and change in a time of war, economic inequality and environmental destruction, to name only a few of the themes represented in the show. Pieces chosen for the exhibition will employ traditional media of paint, ink, paper, woodcuts, and engravings, but we are equally interested in works that fall outside expected definitions of what a book might look like or how one might experience a book – creatively defined – as an aesthetic object.”

This exhibition was co-juried by David Williams, Professor of Fine Art in Printmaking, School of Art, Northern Arizona University and Susan kae Grant, Professor of Art, Department of Visual Art, Texas Woman’s University.

NAU Art Museum
321 McMullen Circle
Building #10 Room #M205
Flagstaff, Arizona

September 20-22, NYC: New York Art Book Fair

Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair
September 20-22, 2013
Free Opening Preview: Thursday, September 19th, 6:00-9:00 pm

Printed Matter presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 20 to 22, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.

Join us for our opening night preview featuring a live set from MASKS on the steps of MoMA PS1. Comprised of New York City-based duo Alexis Georgopoulos and Max Ravitz, the group incorporates elements of underground dance music through analog synthesizers and drum machines. Supporting MASKS, one of the most enigmatic artists on the L.I.E.S. roster, Terekke (aka Matt Gardner) makes subliminal, dub–influenced, tape hiss–fueled basement house.”

If you’re in the area, this is a must see event!

Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY  [map]

Deadline October 1st: “Unfolding Images”

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
Call for Entries: Unfolding Images
Postmark Deadline: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Entry Fee: $15.30

“The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) presents Unfolding Images: A photobook exhibition juried by Seth Curcio, associate director of Pier 24 Photography. All (18+) are encouraged to apply. Unfolding Images will take place December 2 through December 30, 2013 at the CAC. Organized to celebrate the printed image in book form, through photography and repurposed images, Unfolding Images will be designed as a functioning library and reading room, allowing visitors the opportunity to review the selected books in person at the CAC during PhotoNOLA 2013. All books will be evaluated based on the strength of the individual photographs or images, the editing and sequencing of images, layout and design, and the photobook as a physical object. Both self-published and commercially published books, created after January 1, 2012 are eligible.

All publications selected for the Unfolding Images exhibition will automatically be placed into the CAC’s photobook library. Books not selected for the December exhibition will be considered for placement in the CAC Photobook Library for future exhibition & public viewing opportunities.”

For the full prospectus and to register visit: www.cacno.org/visualarts/exhibition/2013/08/unfolding-images-call-for-entries.

September 19th-22nd, NYC: NY Art Book Fair

Printed Matter, Inc.
The NY Art Book Fair

September 19-22, 2013

“Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.”

Hours and Location
Friday, September 20, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 21, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, New York  [map]

February, 10-13, Richmond, CA: CODEX International Book Fair 2013

CODEX International Book Fair 2013
Sunday – Wednesday, February 10-13, 2013

“The first biennial CODEX International Book Fair took place in February of 2007 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Since that time this biennial book fair has grown into the most significant book event of its kind. This year, over 175 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers will be exhibiting their art and craft.

Admission
Multi-day: $25.
Single-day: $10.
Student(with ID): $10 (multi-day)

About CODEX
The Codex Foundation exists to preserve and promote the hand-made book as a work of art in the broadest possible context and to bring to public recognition the artists, the craftsmanship, and the rich history of the civilization of the book.

Book Fair Location
The Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, California  [map]

January 22nd, Denton, TX: Opening Reception & Lecture for “Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists “

Texas Woman’s University
Seductive Alchemy: Books By Artists
Opening Reception Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:00-6:00 pm
Lecture by the curator Ruth Rogers, 4:00-5:00 pm

“In this exhibition, I have arranged the works in thematic ‘families’ as a way of emphasizing how shared creative inspiration can lead to such enormously varied expression in the finished piece. Like different pitches in a chorus, they enhance each other’s voice by being near one another. I have sought to choose books that are a balanced orchestration of all their elements, communicating on many levels – from nuanced color to unexpected touch to layered or visual text. Take time to let them unfold slowly, and read them not only with your eyes, but with your esprit, and all of your senses.” – Ruth R. Rogers, Curator of Special Collections, Wellesley College

The exhibition will be up, January 21 to February 15, 2013.

East & West Galleries / Department of Visual Arts
Lecture by Ruth Rogers: January 22, 4:00-5:00 pm / TWU Denton Campus, Ann Stuart Science Complex Lecture Hall (ASSC 259) [campus map]

November 16th-18th, Silver Spring, MD: Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair

Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair
Friday-Sunday, November 16-18, 2012

“Pyramid Atlantic Art Center presents the 12th Biennial Book Arts Fair and Conference, the preeminent book arts event on the east coast. Now in its third decade, the fair will showcase a dynamic array of innovative book art, limited edition prints, fine papers, and specialty tools along with a rich program of notable speakers, demonstrations, and special exhibitions. This three day event will connect international artists, scholars, collectors, publishers, and art lovers. Serving to inform and inspire, the Book Arts Fair and Conference is a celebration of the printed form and the book as art.

Conference includes: SpeakersDemonstrations and Exhibition Hall
Book Arts Fair includes: Exhibition Hall (book art and prints)

Admission
2 Day Conference: $55 | Student/Senior/Pyramid Members: $40

1 Day Conference: $30 | Student/Senior/Pyramid Members: $25

1 Day Book Arts Fair: $10 | Pyramid Atlantic Members: Free”

Silver Spring Civic Center
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, Maryland  [map]

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