CBAA Event+Opportunities Calendar

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Upcoming events

25 Oct 2019 • San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA
24 Nov 2019 • McNeese State University/Dept. of Visual Arts 4205 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA 70609

Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 19 Jan 2020
    • San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA


    Title: Turning Over An Old Leaf: Contemporary Palm Leaf Work in South and Southeast Asia
    Dates: October 25, 2019 – January 19, 2020
    Location: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA

    For centuries, incising text and images by hand on stacks of dried palm leaves was a dominant way of making books in many parts of South and Southeast Asia. This exhibition looks at new directions in palm leaf work now that printed editions on paper have superseded most of the historical functions of palm leaf manuscripts. Contemporary examples of artworks, manuscripts, and book-like structures from India, Bali, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand will explore current practices of palm leaf work, alongside samples of manuscripts from the historical traditions. The works in the exhibition draw upon multiple research trips by Mary Austin and Betsy Davids.

    Related events:
    Title: Studio In a Suitcase: Conservation With Limited Resources
    Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 6-8 pm

    Program description: Karen Zukor of Zukor Art Conservation specializes in the repair and preservation of art and artifacts on paper - prints, drawings, watercolors, pastels, documents, maps, manuscripts, and rare books. This presentation will focus on the paper conservation and preservation work Karen has undertaken in Haiti and India, as well as some of the challenges of working outside of one’s own studio.

    Bio: Karen Zukor has been a professional paper conservator for 40 years and is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. She has been responsible for many collections - including fine art, archival material, maps, documents, and rare books - held both in private hands and at institutions. In addition, she has trained both pre- and post-program interns for over 25 years, and lectures widely to the general public.


    Title: Palm Leaf Stories
    Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 6-8 pm
    Location: San Francisco Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island Street, SF. CA. 94103

    An evening of storytelling by co-curators Mary Austin and Betsy Davids, drawing upon the time-honored stories told through images in this exhibition's palm leaf work, as well as stories from their travels in search of this work through India, Bali, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), and Thailand.

    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 01 Feb 2020

    The Millsaps College Art Department seeks proposals for solo and group exhibitions for the Hall Gallery to be displayed during the 2020-21 academic year. Any individual, collective, or group of artists located regionally, nationally, or internationally (ages 18+) may apply. All media and themes will be considered for exhibition. We give preference to artists outside Mississippi in order to bring new, varied voices to the greater Jackson area. We're interested in all types of work that address contemporary issues and concerns, use traditional materials in unusual ways, and/or challenge our community’s point of view in addition to connecting to our curriculum as the gallery is used primarily as a teaching space. We also seek artists exploring alternative forms of participation and engagement.

    MillsapsCollege GalleryCall.pdf

    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 14 Feb 2020
    • McNeese State University/Dept. of Visual Arts 4205 Ryan St. Lake Charles, LA 70609

    33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

    Eleanor Heartney, art critic and contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress

    CALENDAR 2020
    February 14 …Deadline for receiving all entry submissions
    February 28....Notification of acceptance
    March 13.......Deadline for receipt of accepted works
    March 26 .......Opening reception (6 to 8 p.m.)
    May 8 .............Exhibition concludes

    $3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the McNeese State University Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

    Work in any medium using paper as a component part is eligible. Artwork, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.

    Open to all artists living in the United States. All artwork should be original and completed in the last two years.

    Accepted artwork must be suitable for formal gallery presentation as well as the rigors of packaged shipping.

    Artists may submit no more than three entries. Entries are submitted using the CaFÉ™ website

    You may prep your materials in advance by following these specifications below:

    • File format - JPEG or JPG
    • File dimension - minimum 1,200 pixels on the longest side
    • File size - under 5 MB

    A non-refundable entry fee of $35 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist to a maximum of three entries. Credit card payments are accepted using the CaFÉ™ website. Entries will be marked complete upon receipt of payment. The prospectus may be copied or downloaded from:

    March 26–May 8, 2020
    Awards will be announced at the opening reception March 26. Accepted artworks required to remain in the Grand Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

    Please ship work to:
    33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
    McNeese State University/Dept. of Visual Arts
    4205 Ryan St.
    Lake Charles, LA 70609

    • Works must be received by March 13. 
    • C.O.D. deliveries will not be accepted. 
    • All accepted works must include prepaid return shipping label. 
    • Late or damaged shipments will be returned collect. 
    • Works must be shipped in reusable packing cartons. 
    • Hand deliveries accepted March 10-13 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

    Return of artwork begins ...May 14
    Hand delivery pick up ..........May 19 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

    All reasonable care will be given to objects in the custody of the Department of Visual Arts. Works are insured while on exhibition in the Grand Gallery. The Department of Visual Arts cannot assume responsibility for the damage or deterioration incurred before or after exhibition, or for possible loss in transit.

    While no commission will be charged on purchase prize awards, a 40 percent commission will be charged on all other artists’s sales by the Grand Gallery. The exhibition committee reserves the right to reproduce accepted entries in press releases, catalog and on the website.

    McNeese State University Department of Visual Arts
    Exhibition Coordinator, Heather Ryan Kelley
    Phone: 337-475-5060 (office), 337-475-5927 (fax)
    Mailing address:
    33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition
    McNeese State University/Dept. of Visual Arts
    4205 Ryan St.
    Lake Charles, LA 70609

    Each entrant will receive a copy of the exhibition catalog. Additional catalogs may be obtained at the cost of $2.50.

    Thursday, March 26, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Juror’s gallery talk and awards presentation, 7 p.m. in Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Annex, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 18 Apr 2020
    • Room 203 Building 10 Old Main 620 S. Knoles Dr. Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

    “May You Live in Interesting Times”
    A Book as Art Juried Exhibition

    The Northern Arizona University Art Museum announces a juried exhibition to be mounted in Spring of 2020. Open from February 4 until April 18, the exhibition, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will present new works conceived within the conceptual category of the Book as Art, including Altered Books. The Museum invites submissions on significant themes derived from the issues we face here and around the world, including, but not limited to, environmental challenges, politics, immigration, race, and nationalism.

    Our 2020 exhibition will embrace widely varying conceptions of the “book” created in an equally diverse range of media. The Museum is producing this event in the firm belief that, in the age of virtual media, there is still a profoundly powerful effect to be drawn from prolonged interaction with a physical artifact in a “screen-free” environment.

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