CBAA Event+Opportunities Calendar

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    • 06 Oct 2020
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    • 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.

    • 28 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • 03 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)

    Call for Entries - UNSEEN

    August 11 — November 20, 2021 

    Deadline for submissions: June 3, 2021

    For more information:

    Entry Fee: $25

    23 Sandy and form & concept are partnering to present an international juried exhibition of book arts to be shown in the form & concept gallery shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    About form & concept
    form & concept challenges the perceived distinctions between art, craft, and design. The gallery’s programming acts as a conversation between many converging disciplines, harnessing the power of contemporary creative practice to shatter entrenched narratives. form & concept is located in the Railyard Arts District in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    About 23 Sandy
    23 Sandy was founded by book artist & photographer Laura Russell in 2007 in Portland, Oregon. For 10 years, it was a brick-and-mortar gallery space exhibiting unique & edition artist books and paper art. In 2017, 23 Sandy became an online gallery, and in 2020, artist and long-time gallery assistant Erin Mickelson took over operations from her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    When imperceptible phenomena burst into view, revolutionary change may follow. We learned this in 2020, as an invisible but deadly virus spread across the world, an urgent racial justice movement illuminated dark societal realities, and humanity’s long-simmering crimes against the environment unleashed fires and floods. Unseen forces can shape our lives and surface in unexpected ways, often altering our behaviors and world views if and when we are made aware of them. This call for entries invites artists to submit work exploring the idea of the “unseen”—physically, psychologically, philosophically—and encourages artists to consider the theme through concept, structure, and material.

    • 06 Feb 2021
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    • 09 May 2021
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    Rising Together is hosted by San Francisco Center for the Book from Friday, February 12 - May 9, 2021. 

    Virtual Opening Reception on Wednesday February 17th 
    5-6 PST (register via Event Brite)

    "Rising Together: an Exhibition of Zines, Artists’ Books and Prints with a Social Conscience is a juried, traveling book arts exhibition organized by the College Book Art Association and hosted from 2018–2021 in conjunction with the Art Center College of Design, Center for Book Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Center for the Book, University of Iowa, University of Puget Sound and University of Utah.

    The work in Rising Together demonstrates how artist books give activism a visual voice, and can serve as powerful agents in effecting positive social change on issues encompassing social justice, power, politics, the environment and more. Rising Together showcases the potential of the book arts to engage—through messaging, through critique, through action—and to speak truth to power in an era when such truth is direly needed."

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