Tag: Artist’s Books

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)

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]

October 26th, Cincinnati: Lecture and Book Signing with Alec Soth & Darius Himes

FotoFocus Cincinnati
Lecture and Book Signing with Alec Soth & Darius Himes
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:00-8:30 pm
Free and open to the public; parking $4

“An informal talk about publishing photography books with Alec Soth and Darius Himes, moderated by James Crump, Chief Curator, Cincinnati Art Museum.”

Cincinnati Art Museum, Fath Auditorium
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

September 28-30, NYC: NY Art Book Fair

NY Art Book Fair
September 28-30, 2012
Free and open to the public.

The NY Art Book Fair is a must see if you are in the area and even if you are not!

Printed Matter presents the seventh annual NY Art Book Fair. 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 presented by more than 260 international presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-four countries.

A preview of the Fair will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 27, from 6 to 9 pm, featuring two free musical performances by Sun Foot, and Malcolm Mooney (original vocalist with Can). Sun Foot will release a picture-disc record featuring artwork by Stefan Marx to benefit Printed Matter.

Over 15,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attended the NY Art Book Fair in 2011.”

Click here to see the extensive list of exhibitors participating this year.  Click here for the complete schedule of events.

Hours and Location
Preview: Thursday, September 27, 6–9 pm
Friday, September 28, 12–7 pm
Saturday, September 29, 11 am–9 pm
Sunday, September 30, 11 am–7 pm

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

September 15th, NYC: Artist Talk by Helen Sear

© 2012 Helen Sear

Artist Talk and Book Signing by Helen Sear
Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Klompching Gallery and Ffotogallery present at Aperture a talk and book signing with British artist Helen Sear. Helen Sear’s third solo exhibition, on view September 13–October 26, at the Klompching Gallery, features two new series, Sightlines and Pastoral Monuments, being shown for the first time in the United States.

Helen Sear: Inside The View was published by Ffotogallery in February 2012, and is the first significant publication that charts the key artworks made by Helen Sear, over the course of her thirty years as an active artist.”

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York  [map]

Deadline September 10th: The Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2012

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
PhotoBook Awards 2012
Deadline: Monday, September 10, 2012

Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.

 The Awards will focus on two major categories: First PhotoBook and PhotoBook of the Year. A pre-selected shortlist of thirty titles will be profiled in The PhotoBook Review; will be exhibited at Paris Photo at the Grand Palais and at Aperture Gallery in New York; and will tour to other venues, to be determined. The initial selection will be made by Phillip Block, Deputy Director of Programs and Director of Education at International Center of Photography; Chris Boot, Executive Director of Aperture Foundation; Lesley Martin, Publisher, Aperture Foundation; Julien Frydman, Director of Paris Photo; James Wellford, senior international photo editor at Newsweek magazine.

A final jury in Paris, including Els Barents, Director of the Huis Marseille Museum of Photography; Roxana Marcoci, Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Curator of the Paris Photo 2012 Platform; Edward Robinson, LACMA associate curator of photography; Thomas Seelig, Curator of the Fotomuseum Winterthur, will select the winners for both prizes, which will be revealed at the opening of Paris Photo on November 14, 2012.

First PhotoBook
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist* whose first photobook is deemed by an independent jury to be best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and distributed either for purchase or free of charge.
  • A book which is the first by the given photographer/artist is eligible for entry, whether a first self-published book, a first limited-edition book, a first gallery-published collection, a first book made available by print-on-demand, or a first book published by a publisher for release in the book trade. A first book published by an established publisher is eligible for entry even if the photographer/artist previously released a self-published book or a limited-edition book for distribution outside the trade. However, once a photographer/artist has had a book published by a mainstream publisher in the book trade, a subsequent book (whether self-published or not) is not eligible for entry.
  • May be released by a publisher (in a trade or limited edition) or self-published.
  • First books eligible for entry include those produced via print-on-demand.
  • A book released by a publisher is eligible if it is the first trade book by the given photographer/artist, even if an earlier limited-edition or self published book has previously been made available by that artist/photographer.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible.

PhotoBook of the Year
The PhotoBook of the Year Prize will be awarded to the photographer/artist*, and publisher responsible, whose book is deemed by an independent jury to be the best of the year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, produced in physical form, and published in an edition of no less than one hundred copies.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2011, and September 8, 2012. Books produced before September 8, 2012, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2012, are also eligible for entry.

*Books by or featuring the work of more than one photographer/artist are eligible in both categories.

Entry Fee
First PhotoBook: $30 per book
PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher”

Click here for the submission guidelines.
Click here to apply online.

August 4th, New Orleans: Bookmaking Workshop with Frank Hamrick

New Orleans Photo Alliance
Bookmaking Workshop with Frank Hamrick
Saturday, August 4, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Students in this workshop will learn to construct two different book structures: the hard bound pamphlet binding and the Japanese bound book. Students will learn which structures are best for presenting your work while considering the tools and equipment you possess at home to later make your own books of content. Students will learn to use materials such as various weights of paper, Canapetta book cloth, Davy binders book board, Irish linen thread and PVA glue.

Workshop cost is:
$30.00 for members
$50.00 for non-members
$75.00 for non membes that wish to join NOPA (includes workshop fee and discounted membership)”

For further details and to register for the workshop, click here.

June 28th-30th, Rochester, NY: Last Week to Register for the VSW Photo–Bookworks Symposium

Visual Studies Workshop
Photo-Bookworks Symposium
Thursday – Sunday, June 28-30, 2012

“For the 2012 Photo-Bookworks Symposium, Visual Studies Workshop has invited national and international artists, critics, curators, and publishers to discuss some of the most challenging and innovative photobooks being created in the world today. Learn about the history of the medium, about being published and self-publishing, how artists and bookbinders are expanding the form, and much more.

The symposium is $100 for individuals and $75 for individual students or members of Visual Studies Workshop. Membership information is at vsw.org. Limited seats are available so register now to reserve your place at what promises to be a significant and educational gathering. If you register for the symposium, receive 10% off tuition of any VSW Summer Institute workshop this year.”

Click here for events, schedule, registration and other information.

June 8th-10th, Boston: 250 Books from the iPL Collection at the Flash Forward Festival

Flash Forward Festival | Indie Photobook Library
250 Books from the iPL Collection on View at the Festival
Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10, 2012, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“The Indie Photobook Library is pleased to be part of the Flash Forward Festival again. This time in Boston, Massachusetts. Nate Grann and Larissa Leclair have selected 250 books from the iPL archive for the pop up exhibition. Click here for the list on the iPL website.”

Fairmont Battery Wharf
2 Battery Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02109

Deadline June 1st: Minnesota Center for Book Arts Artist-In-Residence Program

Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Call for Applications: Artist-In-Residency Program
Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2012

“The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is designed to support selected artists by providing financial and community resources, space, and equipment to assist in the creation and promotion of their work. Residencies may be from two weeks to three months in duration. MCBA’s AIR program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Studios and equipment are available to facilitate work in papermaking, printing and bookbinding. Artists-in-Residence also receive generous living and materials stipends, as well as a travel reimbursement up to $500. Participation in the program is based on the artistic merit of proposed projects as well as the degree to which artists further MCBA’s artistic vision: to preserve the traditional crafts of fine printing, bookbinding and papermaking; champion book art as a vital contemporary art form; and demonstrate the critical role artists’ books play in the advancement of cultural and visual literacy.”

For more details about the program and application process, click here.


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