I came across this call for book arts. Get your scissors out and sculpt those old books!
CALL FOR ART: ALTERED BOOKS AT MINNEAPOLIS CENTRAL LIBRARY
Minneapolis Public Library announces a national call for U.S. artists to submit digital images of altered books for a juried exhibition January-March 2008 at Minneapolis Central Library’s Cargill Hall exhibition gallery. The exhibition will be juried by Betty Bright, Ph.D., former curator at Minnesota Center for Book Arts and author of No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America, 1960 to 1980, (Granary Books, 2005). The exhibition will be part of a city-wide series of workshops, exhibitions and programs capped by the annual convention of the Public Library Association, in Minneapolis, March 25-29, 2008. According to the International Society of Book Artists, an altered book is any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.
Submission Fee: $20 (make checks payable to Minneapolis Public Library) for up to 5 images on CD. Images should be saved in JPG format, 72 dpi, no more than seven inches (or 504 pixels) along the image’s longest dimension.Works must be original in concept and execution and have been created since January 1, 2003. Note that this exhibition is open to working artists only.
Application deadline: October 15, 2007. Final selection is November 1.
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Please direct questions to: Melinda Ludwiczak at 612-630-6246.