Tag: book arts

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


© 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

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

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.

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]

Deadline August 13th: ‘Uncommon Threads: Handicrafts in Book Arts’ Artist Book Call for Entries

23 Sandy Gallery
Call for Entries: Uncommon Threads: Handicrafts in Book Arts

Deadline: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fee: $25 for up to 3 works with no more than 3 images per piece of work.
Exhibition dates: September 23 to October 29, 2011

“One of the best aspects of working in the field of book and paper arts is the chance to work with such varied artistic materials and techniques—even traditional handicraft techniques. Think of knitting, embroidery, sewing, beading, felting, needlework, stitching, quilting and any other myriad possibilities. Combine these techniques or materials with a strong concept, meaningful content, a story to tell or a compelling narrative and we have a new era in the book and paper arts.

This exhibit is open to hand crafted book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, broadsides and sculptural pieces are all encouraged. Any medium, any style, any size.”

To read the full prospectus, please visit the 23 Sandy Gallery’s website here.
All submissions will be made online.  For the online entry form and to pay the fee, click here.

Deadline April 1: Artist Residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop
Studio Residency Grant
Deadline:  April 1, 2011
Grant recipients will be notified by June 30th

“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-page description of the project you will be working 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

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