CBAA Event+Opportunities Calendar

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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Dec 2020
    • (PST) 

    Poetry Is Not a Luxury considers how book arts have contributed to the recording of oppositional subjectivities in the U.S. The exhibition is titled after Audre Lorde’s 1977 essay on the intersections of creativity and activism that were not only essential to her own work but to a diverse group of feminist thinkers at the time.

    Since the mid twentieth century, artist books, broadsides, mail art, and zines have been essential to artists seeking to bring greater awareness to ongoing marginalization and oppression (e.g. incarceration, gentrification, immigration, and war), arguably due to the widely recognizable and accessible nature of these art forms.

    Featured artists:

    Aurora De Armendi with Adriana Mendez Rodenas; Zeina Barakeh; Janine Biunno; Ana Paula Cordeiro; Joyce Dallal; Nancy Genn; Gelare Khoshgozaran; Brenda Louie; Nancy Morejon with Ronaldo Estevez Jordan and Marciel Ruiz; Katherine Ng; Miné Okubo; Martha Rosler; Zeinab Saab; Jacqueline Reem Salloum; Patricia Sarrafian Ward; Jana Sim; Sable Elyse Smith; Patricia Tavenner; Christine Wong Yap; and Helen Zughaib.


    • 18 Sep 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 10 Jan 2021
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Minneapolis, MN

    September 18: The MCBA Prize Exhibition opens.
    January 10: Exhibition closes

    The MCBA Prize, presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts, honors excellence in new work from across the expressive spectrum of book art. The 2020 competition coincides with MCBA’s 35th anniversary and will be celebrated with finalist awards and an exhibition of artwork by 20–30 selected semi-finalists.

    • 06 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 05 Mar 2021
    • (PST)

    The University of South Dakota University Libraries is seeking entries for their sixth international biennial altered book exhibition, Bound and Unbound VI: Altered Book Exhibition,” scheduled for display Aug. 23, 2021 – Jan. 3, 2022.

    A full prospectus and entry form for the exhibition can be found at

    Sponsored by the University Libraries Arts and Exhibits committee, “Bound and Unbound VI” features an exhibit of altered books, which are a mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form by altering its state or meaning. Books from any source utilizing any medium are eligible. All work must be original and executed within the last three years.

    Melissa Stern is an artist, professor, and journalist living in NYC.
    She has worked in sculpture, photography, and drawing for over 30 years, exhibiting throughout the U.S., as well as Europe and Asia. Starting in 2012, her multi-media installation exhibition, The Talking Cure, has traveled to museums around the States, and will open at the Fuller Museum of Art in 2021. Her work is featured in a number of prominent corporate and museum collections, including: News Corporation, JP Morgan/Chase, Arkansas Art Center, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Racine Art Museum, International Center for Collage, Bucknell University, Library of Congress: Rare Books and Special Collections, Museum of Art and Design, Arario Gallery, and the Weisman Art Museum.

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