Tag: Artist’s Books

Submission Deadline May 31st: Cleveland Museum of Art “DIY: Photographers & Books” Exhibition

Cleveland Mueum of Art
Call for Entries: DIY: Photographers & Books
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2012

“Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, invites submissions for the first museum exhibition to focus on print-on-demand books. DIY: Photographers & Books will be on view August 11th – December 30th, 2012.

A new golden age of the photobook has dawned, thanks to digital printing technology and web-based distribution services that allow rapid, inexpensive production of books in quantities from one copy to thousands. This exhibition is the first museum show to focus on the impact of print-on-demand publishing on contemporary photographic practice. Instead of images on the wall, the room will be dominated by a long table where a visual banquet of more than 75 photobooks will await the visitor. Several examples of historic and unique books will be in cases, but for most of the volumes, touching, reading, and re-reading will be encouraged. The books will be by regional, national, and international artists. Plans include a computer station where visitors can try their own hand at producing a photobook. This exhibition honors the 60th anniversary of Aperture magazine and press.

Submit your print-on-demand photography book to the following address before May 31, 2012:

DIY: Photographers & Books
The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Visit the museum website for complete details.

Further questions: E-mail photography@clevelandart.org.

Please do not send one-of-a-kind or handcrafted books. Not all submissions will be included in the exhibition. Books will not be returned. Following the exhibition, all submissions will be donated to the library of the Cleveland Institute of Art.”

Deadline Extended to May 15th: Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts
Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts
Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

“The Center for Book Arts is pleased to continue the Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. In 2012, the Center will award two to three scholarships to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to emerging artists committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. The award includes a cash stipend plus a materials budget and 24 hour access to the Center’s printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff.  Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in our gallery space and public presentation the following autumn.

Artists are invited to submit applications postmarked by May 15, 2012.”

Click here to download a PDF with details and application.

May 5th, Philadelphia: PPAC 3rd Annual Book Fair

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
3rd Annual Book Fair
Saturday, May 5, 2012, 12:00-6:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“PPAC will be hosting its third annual book fair on May 5th of 2012. A number of local, national and international presses, publishers and artists will be in attendance selling books, prints and other ephemera.

Partial list of participants
Gottlund Verlag
Sun System Press
A-Jump Books
Schematic Quarterly
Chad States
Debutante Hair
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Vox Populi
Bodega Press
Visual Studies Workshop/ Preacher’s Biscuit Books
Spaces Corners
Miniature Garden
Empty Stretch
Conveyor Arts
Indie Photobook Library
Lay Flat
Swill Children
Chad Muthard
Christopher Gianunzio & Jenny Tondera
Light Work

Curated Table
Roma Publications
Little Brown Mushrooms
Paula McCartney
Lex Thompson
Loosestrife Editions
Hamburger Eyes

Book Signings
Ron Jude/ Lick Creek Line (MACK)
Benjamin Lowy/ Iraq | Perspectives (CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography)
Ed Panar/ Salad Days Volumes I &II (Gottlund Verlag)
Animals That Saw Me: Volume 1 (Ice Plant)

For inquiries, please contact us at: Bookfair@philaphotoarts.org.”

1400 N. American Street #103
Philadelphia, PA 19122  [map]
Call: 215-232-5678

April 18th, NYC: Upcoming Exhibition at MoMA “The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook”

Museum of Modern Art
The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook
Exhibition Opens: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography’s role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements—with a special emphasis on the medium’s relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and Post-Conceptual art—and in the development of contemporary artistic practices.

The shaping of what came to be known as “New Vision” photography bore the obvious influence of “lens-based” and “time-based” works. El Lissitzky best summarized its ethos: “The new world will not need little pictures,” he wrote in The Conquest of Art (1922). “If it needs a mirror, it has the photograph and the cinema.”

Bringing together over 250 works from MoMA’s collection, the exhibition features major projects by Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Germaine Krull, Gerhard Rühm, Helen Levitt, Daido Moriyama, Robert Heinecken, Ed Ruscha, Martha Rosler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, and Walid Raad, among others. Photographic history is presented as a multivalent history of distinct “new visions,” rooted in unconventional and innovative exercises that range from photograms and photomontages to experimental films and photobooks.

Organized by Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography.”

Deadline April 1st: Women’s Studio Workshop Studio Residency Grant

Women’s Studio Workshop
Call for Proposals: Studio Residency Grant
Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2012

Women’s Studio Workshop offers a six- to eight-week residency for an artist working in printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts, or ceramics. This residency supports the creation of a new body of work in one of WSW’s studio disciplines.

The grant includes a $2,000 artists’ stipend, up to $500 for materials to be used for the project at WSW, travel stipend, housing and unlimited studio use. The artist will be provided with technical advice and assistance in production. WSW welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. This Request for Proposal is a two-step juried process, working with outside funding sources. WSW selects the artist, then sends their work to appropriate funders for final approval. WSW has a successful track record with funders for this project.

Application must include:

  • The application form
  • A one sentence summary of your project followed by a half page (12 point type or larger please) description of the project you propose to work on at WSW.
  • Resume
  • CD with ten images of recent work and a slide script that includes title, media, dimension and date. Please format and name images as specified on our FAQ sheet (wsworkshop.org/_art_opp/faqs.htm).
  • S.A.S.E. for return of materials

Grant recipients are notified by June 30.

Deadline March 31st: European Publishers Award for Photography 2012

European Publishers Award for Photography 2012
Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Fee: €50 | £40

The European Publishers Award for Photography was established in 1994 and celebrates its 19th year in 2012. Previous winners have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Jeff Mermelstein, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ambroise Tézenas, Klavdij Sluban, Christophe Agou and David Monteleone.

Founded in 1994, the European Publishers Award for Photography is a major initiative to encourage the publication of contemporary photography.  Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a unique collaboration between six European Publishers – Actes Sud (France), Blume (Spain), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Kehrer Verlag (Germany) Peliti Associati (Italy) and Blume (Spain).  The 2012 Jury will be held in the UK and Dewi lewis Publishing will be Project Leader.

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers in their own country resulting in one of the most extensive cultural collaborations currently existing in Europe.”

If one of the listed publishers is in your country of residence, you should submit your materials to them.  If you do not reside in one of those countries, your materials must be submitted:

Dewi Lewis Publishing
8, Broomfield Road
Heaton Moor
Stockport SK4 4ND

For the competition rules and guidelines, please visit Dewi Lewis’s website here.

AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers of 2010 Exhibition

50 Books/50 Covers of 2010
On view December 8, 2011 to February 23, 2012

If you’re in NYC, go see this show!

“Since 1923, AIGA’s “50 Books/50 Covers” competition has recognized excellence in book design and production. This exhibition showcases the best-designed books and book covers published in 2010, selected in the 2011 competition by a distinguished jury chaired by Chip Kidd (designer, author and associate art director, Knopf, New York), which included Arthur Cherry (designer, Design by AAD, Kansas City), Barbara Glauber (principal, Heavy Meta, New York), Kimberly Glyder (designer, Kimberly Glyder Design, Philadelphia) and Joseph Sullivan (founder, The Book Design Review blog, Chicago).

AIGA is committed to using selections from its annual competitions to demonstrate the process of design, the role of the designer, and the value of design to business, culture and society at large. This exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center features all of the year’s “50 Books/50 Covers” competition selections, and is free and open to the public.

You can also participate online! Each day for the duration of the exhibition, a new definition of the term “book” will be featured on the gallery wall of the AIGA National Design Center, selected from responses to questions on whatthebook.org, a site created by Barbara DeWilde and her team in conjunction with AIGA, sustaining an ongoing conversation about the evolution of the book.

In addition, all selections are available online in the AIGA Design Archives, which includes a variety of images, full credits, project statements and jurors’ comments. They are also preserved in the AIGA Design Archives at the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University.”  -aiga.org

AIGA National Design Center
164 Fifth Avenue (between 21st and 22nd Streets)
New York, New York  [map]

November 4th, Newark: New Jersey Book Arts Symposium

New Jersey Book Arts Symposium
Money: Currency, Value and Exchange
Friday, November 4, 2011, 8:30 to 5:00

Admission: $45 (includes lunch at Stonsby Commons) | $15 for Rutgers faculty | Free for preregistered students 732 932 7006 ext. 360

“In keeping with the temper of the times, the 2011 New Jersey Book Arts Symposium will take a hard look at money. Money: Currency, Value and Exchange, will feature six New Jersey book artists / artists who work with books, talking about recent and ongoing work and how it confronts cultural norms, structures and practices, expressed or shaped by money. Featured artists are Siona Benjamin, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Eileen Foti, Barbara Madsen, Amanda Thackray and Chloe Tompkins. There will be an accompanying exhibition curated by Anonda Bell, the Director/Curator of the Robeson Galleries and Karen Guancione, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Book Arts Symposium.”

Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark
350 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Newark, New Jersey  [map]
Phone: 732 932 7006 ext 373

October 1st: Los Angeles Printers Fair

Los Angeles Printers Fair
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $5 pre-purchase tickets here.

“The Los Angeles Printers Fair supports the non-profit International Printing Museum and its educational mission. The fair is suitable for all ages. Students, Educators, families, enthusiasts, collectors, typophiles, bibliophiles, graphic designers, artists and professionals will enjoy the varied demonstrations and array of vendors. Children are welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Even if you’ve been to the Museum before, you’ll see new vendors and materials at the Fair.”

To see what events are planned for the fair, click here.

International Printing Museum
315 W Torrance Blvd
Carson, California 90745  [map]

September 30th-October 2nd, NYC: NY Art Book Fair | Preview September 29th

Printed Matter, Inc. presents NY Art Book Fair
Preview: September 29, 2011, 6:00-9:00 pm
September 30 – October 2, 2011, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

Free and open to the public.

“Printed Matter, Inc. presents the sixth annual NY Art Book Fair. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 29th. Free and open to the public, and featuring more than 200 exhibitors, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, contemporary art catalogs and monographs, art periodicals, and artists’ zines. Exhibitors include international presses, booksellers, antiquarian dealers, artists and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.”

Follow these links to see the schedule of events and the exhibitor list.

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


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