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Solstice Book Fair

Solstice Book Fair is a one-day book fair in Iowa City featuring artist's books, fine press, prints, broadsides, and ephemera. Solstice Book Fair will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2017, in downtown Iowa City, IA from10am-7pm. Exhibitors will have access at 9am and will be provided a 6' x 2.5' table, but must bring their own table covering. The fair will be free and open to the public from 10am-7pm. There is no fee to apply as an exhibitor, however, once accepted, a $30 table fee will be required. Visit for details and application form. 

Please email with any questions you may have. 


The Movable Book Society is pleased to announce that the Call for Entries to participate in A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering is now open! Help us celebrate our Silver Anniversary and design a custom pop-up card.  You can find all the details at:


Book Artist in Residence

OCTOBER 1 - 28

MMW+C is pleased to announce the return of its Book Artist in Residence Program for a third year. The residency is open to emerging and practicing book artists, letterpress printers, and photographers combining word and image. It is designed to help the chosen artist complete their proposed project by providing studio space, funding, housing, and the support of a curious, interdisciplinary arts community.  

The Book Artist in Residence has unlimited access to our dedicated book arts studio, which includes two Vandercook presses (a Universal I and a Universal III), a polymer plate maker, and bindery equipment. The studio is also adjacent to our alternative process photography lab, a center of activity for students working with a wide range of historic techniques. The selected artist is an important part of the vibrant community of students and faculty at Maine Media Workshops + College, hosting open studio hours, demonstrations, and presenting one or more lectures about their work.

The residency includes a weekly stipend of $350, materials support of up to $500, a travel stipend, meals on campus, and spectacular accommodations overlooking Rockport harbor.

Selection will be based on the proposed project the artist plans to complete at Maine Media and their past work. Submissions will be juried by a panel of well-known artists and professionals in the field of book arts. We would particularly welcome an artist whose project incorporates digital or analog photography with the printed word in an innovative book form.  The deadline for submission is May 15, 2017.

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Books Undone: The Art of Altered Books

The Gallery at Penn College is accepting submissions for a national juried exhibition of altered books. Books Undone: The art of altered books is open to art objects that are created from existing, printed books or parts of books. Artists residing in the United States are invited to submit unique works of art including but not limited to altered books, book objects, collages, sculptures, and installations. Over $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded!

Entry Deadline: July 15, 2017

Juror of Selection: Jason Thompson

Juror of Awards: Sue O’Donnell

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Call for entries to UNBOUND Vol VII, the 7th  annual juried exhibit of unique works exploring what a book can be… art using ‘the book’  as a material or format.  Presented by ArtisTree Gallery in conjunction with the Bookstock Festival in Woodstock, VT. Open to all 2D, 3D, installation, assemblage, film and video artists who are working in New England or New York. 

Juror: Bill Hanscom. Cash prizes awarded.

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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:

(expires 5/26/17)




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 for more information or contact Inge Bruggeman at

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.


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 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 [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 ( 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.


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

FINAL NOTIFICATION: Friday, April 24, 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: 

Submit completed application and images at [Coffey Residency for Book Arts]

Questions? Contact Ellen Knudson:

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