CBAA Event+Opportunities Calendar

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01 Feb 2020 (UTC-06:00) • Minneapolis, MN
04 Feb 2020 • Room 203 Building 10 Old Main 620 S. Knoles Dr. Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

Upcoming events

    • 01 Feb 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 31 Mar 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Minneapolis, MN

    The international MCBA Prize honors excellence in new work from across the expressive spectrum of book art. This award recognizes one winner with a $2,000 cash prize, as well as four finalists with $500 cash prizes. The 2020 competition coincides with MCBA’s 35th anniversary and will be celebrated with finalist awards and an exhibition of 20–30 selected semi-finalists this summer.

    Visit the MCBA Prize website to learn more about the submission and selection process, overseen this year by juror Betty Bright. Since the prize was established in 2009, book artists from around the world have submitted an exquisite array of entries, each one viewable on our website alongside its artist statement.

    The MCBA Prize application window is open February 1–March 31. Please share this artist opportunity with your networks!


    • 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.

    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 27 Feb 2020


    Between the Fold: National Juried Call


    Entry Deadline:  February 27, 2020

    GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their sixth national juried exhibition.  Entries in the category of book arts will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Lisa Myers Bulmash and Ed Marquand for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, April 2020 in the main gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events may be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $800 in awards will be distributed by the jurors and a slideshow of accepted works posted on our website.

    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 28 Feb 2020

    We are seeking solo project exhibition proposals from artists working within the book arts. Artists are to submit a project concept experimenting within the Book format. The floor plan of the gallery space can be seen here.

    This Exhibition Series is a competitive process and intended to provide artists with the opportunity to display the following type of projects created within the past 5 years:

    • A recent body of work that demonstrates a cohesive artistic approach
    • A recent body of work that demonstrates a cohesive theme, issue, and/or subject matter
    • A site-specific installation
    • A collaborative project that is theme or medium specific

    The selected Featured Artist Projects will be given access to the Center's resources to support the production and curation process of the exhibition. In addition, the artist will be awarded a $1,000 stipend, an honoraria budget for a public programming and a budget for production, including a brochure.

    Application questions should be addressed to

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    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 15 Apr 2020

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    CBAA Rising Together Micro Grants

    Application Deadline: April 15

    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 21 Feb 2020


    Fast Film Fest 2020
    Paper Animation Film Festival & Competition

    THEME: Metamorphosis
    MAX. LENGTH: 5 minutes (there is no minimum length)

    In celebration of the diverse and unique characteristics of paper, the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is sponsoring Fast Film Fest 2020. Paper enthusiast all over the world are invited to create a stop-motion animation using paper as the primary medium for a chance to win prizes. (Participation is Free & Open to the Public)
    Paper Animation Film Fest YouTube Channel 


    DUE: Friday, February 21, 2020

    • 17 Feb 2020
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • Aurora, NY

    The Wells Book Arts Center invites CBAA Student Members to apply for a scholarship for the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute 2020. Our program offers week-long intensive courses on the historic and beautiful campus of Wells College in Aurora, NY. Summer Institute 2020 boasts a wide-range of course offerings including letterpress printing and press maintenance, hand bookbinding and box-making, artists’ book conceptualization and production methods, lettering, large-scale papermaking, and papyrus techniques. This year, we’re pleased to celebrate the expansive definition of Book Arts to incorporate workshops in experimental photographic processes and multiple workshops that promote the collaboration between writers and printers.

    The scholarship offers a current CBAA Student Member free tuition ($1000) and free housing/meals for one week-long workshop ($600). The scholarship does not cover transportation costs. The student member should indicate on the general scholarship application that they are a current CBAA member and select the top three courses that they are interested in participating in. Their preference will be honored based upon availability of space within the course.

    Session 2: Sunday, July 19 to Saturday, July 25, 2020
    Session 1: Sunday, July 12 to Saturday, July 18, 2020

    Information about (the scholarship) may be found here:

    TO APPLY: Fill out this Google Form here:

    Questions may be sent to:

    If you are not currently a member of CBAA, join here:

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2020

    • 18 Jun 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • 23 Aug 2020
    • (UTC-06:00)
    • Minneapolis, MN

    June 18: The MCBA Prize Exhibition opens to the public.
    June 25 from 6:30–9:00 p.m.: Exhibition opening reception and artist/curator talk
    August 23: 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 from June 18–August 23, 2020.

    • 01 Oct 2020
    • 04 Oct 2020
    • Denver, CO

    Registration is now OPEN for the 2020 Moveable Book Society Conference in Denver, CA

    This year's conference highlights:

    Click for more information and to register.

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