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CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
Coffey Residency Call for Entries

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 31, 2017

INTERVIEWS: 
April 10–14, 2017 for selected artists. 
Regrets notifications will also be relayed.

AWARD NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 28, 2017

RESIDENCY DATES: Aug. 21–Dec. 6, 2017

The Coffey Residency is an opportunity for a selected artist to access materials from the Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) at University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries as the impetus for the creation of a letterpress printed, editioned artists’ book. During the semester-long residency, the artist will interact with librarians, curators, faculty, and students across the university. Production of the project will involve conference, consultation, and technical assistance from Ellen Knudson, Associate in Book Arts. The project will be produced using the letterpress and book arts facilities and equipment in the University of Florida School of Art & Art History. The residency will take place from August 21 – December 6, 2017.

The Coffey Residency is supported by the Marjorie S. Coffey Library Endowment. This endowment supports the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida with special attention to the donor’s interest in miniature books and livres d’artiste.

Residency Info

  • Artist will receive a $8,000 stipend paid in multiple installments.
  • Artist will be responsible for finding their own housing in Gainesville, FL for the extent of the residency.
  • Materials will be purchased by SASC, not to exceed $2,000 (includes paper, inks, binders board, photopolymer plates, etc.)
  • The artist will receive a 10% portion of the finished edition. [The edition size is determined by complexity.]
  • One copy of the book will become part of the Artists’ Book collection at SASC. The remainder of the edition will be used as keepsakes, donor gifts, and sold/distributed by UF Libraries.
  • Equipment available in SA+AH: Vandercook SP-15 Proofing Press, 150+ cases of metal types, Assorted wood type, 12x18 photopolymer printing base, 1071 Kutrimmer, two nipping presses. There is also access to the "Fab Lab" which houses a laser cutter, CNC Router, and various 3D scanners and printers.

Residency Project Schedule
[Estimated work schedule for the project]

Week 1–3: The SASC research period. In order to facilitate and expedite the research process, materials will be pulled in advance by the collection curator for the artist researcher. Other materials may be accessed as requested.

Week 4–6: The design will be planned and a mock up produced. Material purchases will occur as needed.

Weeks 7–15: Printing and production of the artist’s book.


Artist Eligibility
Artist applicant should exhibit excellent book-making and design skills. An understanding of content and form must be evident in the work. An MFA in Book Arts or similar discipline is not required, however high quality book work and craftsmanship is expected.

Media
Applicants are asked to submit images of handmade, artists’ books printed in edition or one-of-a-kind. Books printed with letterpress, intaglio, inkjet, and/or screenprint techniques will be considered. We are looking for high quality, original work with demonstrated craft skills.

Procedure for Application
Complete the application form, save as a PDF. PDF files should be named with applicant's first initial, last name_entry (like this: asmith_entry.pdf).

Image Requirements
Each artist may submit digital images for up to three objects. Two images may be submitted for each submission for a total of no more than six images. Files should be saved as 72dpi JPEG sized 1000 ppi in the longest direction. Files should be named with entrant’s first initial, last name and number of entry. For example: asmith_1a.jpg; asmith_1b.jpg; asmith_2a.jpg, etc...

Judging Criteria
The residency artist will be selected by Ellen Knudson (Associate in Book Arts), Haven Hawley (Chair of Special and Area Studies Collections), and Ann Lindell (University Librarian, Architecture and Fine Arts Library). Work will be judged on quality of concept, skill of design, craft, and typography as well as originality. Finalists will be selected and interviewed (via phone or Skype). The residency award will be announced by April 28, 2017.

Link: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/news/index.aspx#20170213



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
Handy Books

A call for artist responses to selected books that engage not just the eye, but also the hands—through folds, flaps, tabs, slices, pop-ups, embossing, decay, wear, mutiliation, feel—mind and hand linked by the book.

Deadline for Intent to Enter: March 10, 2017

Exhibit Dates

August 20–September 15, University of Iowa Center for the Book Merker Gallery

September 15 –November 1, University of Iowa Special Collections, Main Library

Curators

Julia Leonard, University of Iowa Center for the Book
Elizabeth Yale, University of Iowa Department of History

For full prospectus, go to https://book.grad.uiowa.edu/call-for-entry/handybooks or
write uicb-events@uiowa.edu

Co-sponsored by the Rare Book School Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
Washington Antiquarian Book Fair (WABF)
April 28 and 29

WABF invites book artists to apply for a table (tables can be shared with one other artist)
at the historic Sphinx Club, right in the heart of Washington, D.C. 

Each artist will receive a number of exciting benefits, including 

(1) mentions on the WABF website

(2) a place in the Fair catalog

(3) promotion through WABF's advertising and social media outreach

(4) hot, fresh donuts on Saturday morning. 

Please note there is a nominal fee of $200 for a full table/$100 for a half table to help cover the costs of running the event. 

If you have any questions, or need further information, please call Beth Campbell at (202-363-4999)
or email (bcampbell@wabf.com).

To submit an application please visit: http://www.wabf.com/exhibitors


CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:


http://www3.libraryweb.org/ArtOfTheBook.aspx?id=473684&terms=Art%20of%20the%20Book



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
Amplify & Multiply: Recent Printed Activist Ephemera

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Sign-up Deadline: February 24, 2017
Arrival Deadline: March 16, 2017
Exhibition Dates: March 27 – April 17, 2017
Reception: Thursday, March 30, 2017 @ 5:00pm 
Return Shipment: April 25, 2017 

AMPLIFY & MULTIPLY will be an exhibition of activist/social/political printed posters, protest signs, objects, fundraiser publications, and other ephemera, made in (roughly) the last 6 months, advocating for social and environmental justice, equality, and the rights of oppressed people. This is a show that will stand in opposition to fascism, racism, white supremacy, misogyny, and every other horrible tool that power uses to maintain its killing grip. We are looking for work that has been deployed in the real world, as opposed to being made just for this show. This show is not limited to professional artists. It is open to anyone who has felt compelled by recent events to produce and share a message in the print medium.

The show will be held in Colorado Springs, at Colorado College’s Coburn Gallery, from March 27 to April 17, 2017.

IMPORTANT: As this is a show of ephemera, we are not planning on returning the pieces. If you want your pieces returned, you must notify us in advance and use reusable packaging that includes a return shipping label. All of the work that we keep at Colorado College will be housed in a permanent archive in Tutt Library’s Special Collections, accessible to students and the general public.

GUIDELINES:

Please email Aaron Cohick at aaron.cohick@coloradocollege.edu if you are going to participate, and please also note if you can donate your pieces or if you would like them returned. The deadline for sign-ups is February 24, 2017.

  • All work must be printed (letterpress, screenprint, offset, digital, Riso, etc.). We will not exhibit
    hand-lettered signs.
  • Send as many pieces as you like. Multiple copies are great and will all be displayed if there is space.
  • Work should have been made since August of 2016, but that is flexible. Definitely nothing before 2016.
  • No fee. No jury. No sales. No trolls.
  • Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from Colorado College. See “Shipping” below
    for more info.
  • Unframed works/objects only
  • The exhibition will be hung salon-style, using binder clips hung on push pins.
  • Objects that are not posters (like tote bags, buttons, etc.) are definitely encouraged.
  • Artwork will not be insured by Colorado College during transit or while on site.


SHIPPING:

Send work to

Aaron Cohick
The Press at Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Please write “Amplify Show” on the labels or packages.

REMINDER: If you want your pieces returned, you must use reusable packaging and include a return shipping label. 

CONTACT: 
Aaron Cohick, Printer of The Press at Colorado College 
aaron.cohickATcoloradocollegeDOTedu



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
"The Illustrated Accordion” Call for Entries

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) announces a call to artists for the non-juried exhibition “The Illustrated Accordion,” which will be held in the KBAC Gallery, May 5, 2017. Open to all emerging and established artists, this 9Th annual exhibition focuses on books created in the accordion form. All media, variations, and interpretations of this style of book will be accepted and included in the exhibition. There is a $15 entry fee to participate.

Artists are limited to one entry for the exhibit. Entries must be received by Monday, April 24 at 5 p.m. Books should be hand delivered or mailed in a padded envelope to the KBAC.

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 103A
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Include another self-addressed envelope of equal size, affixed with adequate postage, for return of work
after the exhibit. Include a check made out to the KBAC for $15 for the entry fee. Please contact us by phone
or email for directions for international submissions. Books without envelopes and sufficient postage may not be returned.

All books must be ready for display on a shelf or sculpture stand that we provide, or hung from the wall (please include hardware and hanging instructions, if necessary.) Although care will be taken in the handling and display of the work, the KBAC is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft of the books during transit and exhibition. The KBAC reserves the right to reproduce images of submitted work for publicity purposes. A 20% commission will be charged for all sales made through the KBAC Gallery.

The opening for the exhibition will be May 5th, from 6:00–9:00 p.m., in conjunction with Art Hop. Works will be returned by mail, or available for pick up, after May 26.

For more information please call the KBAC Gallery at 269-373-4938 or email katie@kalbookarts.org. An entry form is available at www.kalbookarts.org


CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
East Meets West

Juried Art Exhibition for My Medicine Part 4

6.18.2017—9.18.2017          

Deadline for entries April 26, 2017

Eligibility and Media: 
This international exhibition is open to any artist 18 years of age or older.  
East Meets West is a juried art exhibit which looks at the differences and similarities between these two views on healing.   Eastern healing has largely been seen as mystical and natural based on 1000’s of years of tradition and experience that at times has trouble incorporating new ideas.  Western healing is seen as more scientific with strong roots in a body/mind focus that at times excludes any healing that is found “outside” the body.   Galaudet Gallery sees both these systems as integral to 21st Century healing and that neither is restorative without the other.  Globally this has been seen as a merging of these two traditions into a more personalized approach to medicine.

Artworks larger than 5 feet in any direction or weighing more than 100 pounds are ineligible.  Maximum of 3 artworks may be submitted per artist. 

All fine arts media are acceptable including: watercolor, drawing, pastel, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, digital art, etchings, monotype, monoprint, silk screen, lithography, collagraph, fiber art, book arts, etc. Please visithttp://galaudetgallery.wixsite.com/ggllc/call-for-entry-east-meets-west for more information and feel free to contact the gallery at galaudetgallery@gmail.com with any questions.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1-3 images for each entry: at least 1 of entire piece

Brief artist statement (200 or less words)

Brief artist biography (200 or less words)

Entry Fee payable through PayPal to galaudetgallery@gmail.com

Artwork Narrative (200 or less words)

Artwork entry description

Title

Medium

Dimensions (LxW or LxWxH)

Year Created

Retail Price (in dollars)

For Sale in Exhibit? (yes or no)

 

Any questions? Contact us at (715) 513-9994 or galaudetgallery@gmail.com 

Fees/Submission: 
Entry fees for this exhibit are $12 for 3 submissions or $5 for one

All Entries and Fees must be submitted by April 26, 2017. 

Entry fees are payable through Paypal to galaudetgallery@gmail.com

Submission for this exhibition is by email only.  Please send your submissions togalaudetgallery@gmail.com.

Timeline
February 4, 2017                  Open for submissions        

April 26, 2017                       Deadline for entries                       

April 28-30, 2017                 Judging takes place                        

May 3, 2017                           Artists informed of Judges decisions     

June 1, 2017                          All juried art must be at Galaudet Gallery

June 18, 2017                       Art Exhibit East Meets West opens

September 18, 2017             Art Exhibit East Meets West closes

September 19-20, 2017       Artwork from exhibit returned to artists


Delivery or Shipping
In-person delivery must be made by appointment before June 1, 2017.

Shipped art must be received by June 1, and be shipped at the artist’s expense.

Artist pays for return shipping.   Return shipping labels, including insurance and carrier pick-up fees, must be at Galaudet Gallery by September 18 or artwork could be forfeited to gallery.

No Styrofoam “peanuts” please – reusable wrapping materials, carton(s) or crate(s) are accepted.   Further details will be sent if your work is accepted.

Images
Please send gallery quality images without background clutter or text.  DO NOT send composite images or images with embedded text.  If your work is accepted for exhibition, the images you enter as well as the text you provide will be used for print & digital publicity.  Please ensure that the orientation of the images are the orientation of the piece since these images will be consulted when installation of the exhibit commences.  If the images provided are not quality then the artist might be contacted to provide better images.  Each submission may consist of 1 to 3 images. You may submit up to 3 submissions.  

Image File Requirements
A maximum of 3 images per submission will be accepted. Name your file: Artist Name_Title and use the following guidelines for file sizes.  JPEGs should uploaded at 300dpi, file size not to exceed 2MB, with a maximum dimension of 1500 pixels on the longest side PDF pages will be accepted with either a separate PDF per image or one PDF containing all three images with each image on a separate page.

Display cards/Catalog/Publicity

Participating artists will be given a proof sheet of wall cards, publicity and catalog entries which will also constitute the deadline for changing any information including artwork title, price and narrative 

Jurors
Jules Heffe, International Art Dealer and Collector based in Los Angeles

Piers Durand International Art Dealer based in France

Exhibition Theme
This last installment of our My Medicine Art Series ends with an internationally juried art show which brings Eastern Medicinal ideas into our Western perspective. 

Chakra art, Ayuredic art, Alternative Medicine art, Nature-as-healer art and other types of art that has inspiration in healing modalities and ways of health are sought for Galaudet Gallery’s East Meets West Art Exhibit.

East Meets West looks at the differences and similarities between these two views on healing.   Eastern healing has largely been seen as mystical and natural based on 1000’s of years of tradition and experience that at times has trouble incorporating new ideas.  Western healing is seen as more scientific with strong roots in a body/mind focus that at times excludes any healing that is found “outside” the body.   Galaudet Gallery sees both these systems as integral to 21st Century healing and that neither is restorative without the other.  Globally this has been seen as a merging of these two traditions into a more personalized approach to medicine.

This call seeks artwork that looks at both Eastern and Western ways of health and healing.  An introduction to the Ontological Chakras will be a part of this exhibit and the seven ontologicals will be presented as well as the seven consciousness chakras that most people know.  So chakra art is strongly encouraged. 

Sales
It is expected that all work exhibited be for sale. Sales will be encouraged. Galaudet Gallery retains 40% on all sales. The prices you submit during the entry process are the retail prices the gallery will adhere to throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Art Exhibit Catalog
There will be a print and online color catalog in conjunction with the exhibition. Print catalogs will be for sale. The online catalog will remain online during and after the exhibition. Visit https://issuu.com/galaudetgalleryllc to see previous catalogs from Galaudet Gallery. 

Accepted Entries
Works must be delivered ready for installation/display. Gallery reserves the right not to exhibit any work not accurately represented by the digital entry, arrives damaged,

is not prepared for exhibition or any other conditions that may impair quality display.  Once accepted for the exhibition, Galaudet Gallery welcomes any written instructions on ideal display, but the gallery cannot guarantee any particular placement or exposure. 

Conditions
Roundtrip shipping and insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Galaudet Gallery retains a 40% commission on works sold through the gallery.

http://galaudetgallery.wixsite.com/ggllc/call-for-entry-east-meets-west



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY: 

International juried altered book exhibition 

Sponsored by the University Libraries, the University of South Dakota

Exhibition dates: August 21, 2017 – January 3, 2018

All work must be original, executed within the last three years, and not previously displayed in a Bound and Unbound exhibition.

Juror: Eli Show is an artist, musician, and performer from the Midwest, living and working in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He holds a BFA from the University of South Dakota and an MFA from Syracuse University. He has recently exhibited at Hou Yee Chan Gallery, LA; Rogue Space Gallery, NYC; and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY. www.elishow.com

For more information and prospectus: http://libguides.usd.edu/altered-entry

(expires 3/4/17)



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY: 

ABBE 2017  (artists book brisbane event - academic conference)

6th - 8th of July 2017

Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia.

The 6th ab & mf 2017 (artists' books + multiples fair) 

call for papers | call for exhibitors

The Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research (GCCAR) calls for academic papers and presentations for abbe 2017 that respond to the fold and folding as fundamental properties of the book.

GCCAR and grahame galleries + editions also calls for exhibitors for the 6th artists' books + multiples fair 2017, encouraging expressions of interest from any artist, poet, writer, designer or publisher creatively engaging the materiality of a book.

For details please visit the abbe 2017 web site:

http://www.gccar.com.au/griffith-centre-for-creative-arts-research/current/conferences-calendar/abbe-2017-1

(expires 5/26/17)



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:

DO YOU TEACH IN AN UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM WITH PRINT AND BOOK ARTS?

IF SO, SPREAD THE WORD!

The University of Nevada Reno Art Department seeks applications for students interested in pursuing an MFA degree emphasizing in printmaking and book and publication arts. We have some scholarship funds available particularly starting with the 2017-18 academic year for a student specializing in this area. 

Please go to www.unr.edu/art for more information or contact Inge Bruggeman at ibruggeman@unr.edu.



CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:

Women's Studio Workshop—Call for Interns

Every six months, WSW hosts two studio interns who work directly with the Studio Manager. You’ll work on projects including printmaking, letterpress, papermaking, and book arts, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. Studio interns are crucial participants in WSW’s creative community. You’ll be asked to work hard, and in return will be encouraged, supported, and challenged in your artistic lives.

Responsibilities:

  • Completing studio projects including papermaking, screen printing, letterpress printing, and         graphic design
  • Assisting residents in the studio, as necessary, but especially for artist’s book production
  • Acting as studio assistant for workshops and classes:
  • Summer/fall term: Summer Art Institute and Art-in-Education with high school students
  • Winter/spring term: Art-in-Education with elementary and middle school students
  • Maintaining studio functionality: servicing and troubleshooting equipment, performing organizational and cleaning projects, and turning over resident housing

Required:

  • Experience in at least two of the following areas: silkscreen, letterpress, printmaking, papermaking, book arts, or graphic design
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for working with many different people in a studio environment

Apply at: http://bit.ly/1JhwqJS

The Coffey Residency is a newly established opportunity for a selected artist to access the Special and Area Studies Collections (SASC) at University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries as the impetus for the creation of a letterpress printed, editioned artists’ book. Each year, a topic of interdisciplinary research will be selected by curators of the SASC. For the inaugural year, the theme of the artist’s book will be inspired by the university’s unique and abundant Florida Citrus Label Collection. During the six-week summer residency, the artist will interact with librarians, curators, faculty, and students across the university. Production of the project will involve conference, consultation, and technical assistance from Ellen Knudson, Associate in Book Arts. The project will be produced using the letterpress and book arts facilities and equipment in the University of Florida School of Art & Art History. The residency will take place from June 29 – August 7, 2015. 


Residency Info:

  • Artist will receive a $4,000 stipend paid in two installments.
  • Materials will be purchased by SASC, not to exceed $2,000 (includes paper, inks, binders board, photopolymer plates, etc.)
  • The artist will receive a portion (10%) of the edition. [The edition size is TBD.]
  • One copy of the book will become part of the Artists’ Book collection at SASC. The remainder of the edition will be used as keepsakes and donor gifts to be distributed by UF Libraries.
  • Equipment available in SA+AH: Vandercook SP-15 Proofing Press, 150+ cases of metal types, Assorted wood type, 12x18 photopolymer printing base, 1071 Kutrimmer, two nipping presses.


Residency Project Schedule:

Week 1: The SASC research period. In order to facilitate and expedite the research process, materials will be pulled in advance by the collection curator for the artist researcher. Other materials may be accessed as requested, but the research time period is not to exceed one week.

Week 2/3: The design will be planned and a mock up produced. Material purchases will occur as needed.

Weeks 3–6: Printing and production of the artist’s book. 


Artist Eligibility:

Artist applicant should exhibit excellent book-making and design skills. An MFA in Book Arts or similar discipline is not required, however high quality book work and craftsmanship is expected.


Media

Applicants are asked to submit images of handmade, artists’ books printed in edition or one-of-a-kind. Books printed with letterpress, intaglio, inkjet, and/or screenprint techniques will be considered. We are looking for high quality, original work with demonstrated craft skills.


Procedure for Application

Complete the Application Form (go to http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/ under News and Highlights), save as a PDF. PDF files should be named with applicant's first initial, last name_entry (like this: asmith_entry.pdf). • Upload the application form and your images (see image requirements) at http://saah.submittable.com/submit/38343 [Coffey Residency for Book Arts] • Each applicant will also need to submit ONE letter of recommendation from a selected mentor/advisor to be emailed to Ellen Knudson (eknudson@ufl.edu) from that person.


Image Requirements

Each artist may submit digital images for up to three objects. Two images may be submitted for each submission for a total of no more than six images. Files should be saved as 85dpi JPEG sized 1000 ppi in the longest direction. Files should be named with entrant’s first initial, last name and number of entry. For example: asmith_1a.jpg; asmith_1b.jpg; asmith_2a.jpg, etc...


Judging Criteria

The residency artist will be selected by Ellen Knudson (Associate in Book Arts), Haven Hawley (Chair of Special and Area Studies Collections), and Bob Mueller (Assoc. Prof. & SA+AH Printmaking Area Head). Work will be judged on quality of concept, skill of design, craft, and typography as well as originality. Finalists will be selected and interviewed (via phone or Skype). The residency award will be announced by April 24, 2015.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2015

INTERVIEWS: APRIL 6–10, 2015 (for selected artists. Regrets notifications will also be relayed.)

FINAL NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 24, 2015

RESIDENCY DATES: JUNE 29, 2015 – AUGUST 7, 2015


To get an application, visit the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries website, find The Coffey Residency for Book Arts under News and Highlights: http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/ 

Submit completed application and images at http://saah.submittable.com/submit/38343 [Coffey Residency for Book Arts]

Questions? Contact Ellen Knudson: eknudson@ufl.edu

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