Call for Papers, Entries, and Artists Opportunities
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CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
12TH ANNUAL STUDENT BOOK ARTS COMPETITION

The UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives invites Florida undergraduate and graduate students to submit their artist books for the 12th Annual Book Arts Competition. All accepted entries will be included in the Book Arts exhibit featuring past winners at the John C. Hitt Library.

All entries must be original work completed by any current undergraduate and graduate Florida student during the Spring 2017, Summer 2017, or Fall 2017 terms. Entrants are asked to submit artist books created in edition or one-of-a-kind. Books drawn, painted, printed with letterpress, printmaking, screenprint, and/or digital techniques will be considered. Construction of the book must be handmade. No limit of entries.

We invite you to submit your entry by December 15, 2017

For further information please go to http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/book-arts-competition/


CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:
FOR THE LOVE OF LETTERPRESS, SECOND EDITION
GLOBAL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Announcing the second edition of For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors & Students.

The revised and expanded book, written by Cathie Ruggie Saunders and Martha Chiplis, and published by Bloomsbury LLC (London), is expected in late 2018. In response to comments and suggestions from the letterpress community, the co-authors are planning to include a selection of hands-on letterpress assignments given by instructors across the globe.

The intent is to make the second edition even more useful for letterpress practitioners, stimulate inspiration within the letterpress media, and provide a window into the spectrum of teaching/learning approaches occurring within studios internationally.

We invite you to submit your letterpress project briefs and student solutions for possible inclusion by September 10.

If you are not familiar with For the Love of Letterpress, please check out–http://www.letterpressluminaries.com/

You can submit your letterpress assignments here–http://www.letterpressluminaries.com/second-edition/call/

Please share this call with anyone you think may be interested.

If you have questions, email info@letterpressluminaries.com.

CALL FOR ARTISTS OPPORTUNITY:

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: http://mbsatoz.wordpress.com



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.


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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