Book Artist in Residence

Book Artist in Residence

This Deadline Expired: Friday, May 24, 2019

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Book-Artist-in-Residence at Common Press in collaboration with Common Press

Philadelphia Center for the Book (www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org) and Common Press (www.library.upenn.edu/commonpress) invite applications for a book arts residency, supporting the creation of a new artist book edition inspired by the collections of Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Applications are due May 24.

The selected artist will be asked to create an edition of 10 or more bound artist books that incorporate letterpress printing, with five copies remaining with the sponsoring organizations. These five copies will become part of the archives and collections of Philadelphia Center for the Book, Common Press, Fisher Fine Arts Library, Kislak Center for Special Collections at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and the Print and Picture Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia. An honorarium of $1000 will go to the artist towards covering expenses.

To apply: To be eligible, artists should have experience with letterpress printing and book binding. Letterpress printing should be completed at Common Press, and the artist will be required to have or create some weekday availability to complete the project (collections research and letterpress printing components).

The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present. Fisher’s collections include rare historical books to contemporary art books, as well as a Materials Library and printed matter from the Common Press archives.

Additional project support may be available in the form of access to other printmaking resources outside of letterpress or student assistance, pending availability and timing.

For more information and to apply visit this link: http://www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org/book-artist-in-residence-at-common-press/

Howard Silberthau

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes…

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.…

Howard Silberthau, an abstract artist who strives to capture both the universal nature of things and the pedestrian, oftentimes by utilizing the grid, the repetitive nature of letters, and the stripe.…

Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Claire Owen

Claire Owen's work explores cautionary tales once told to children, fairy tales that have settled into our collective imagination.…

Claire Owen's work explores cautionary tales once told to children, fairy tales that have settled into our collective imagination.…

Claire Owen's work explores cautionary tales once told to children, fairy tales that have settled into our collective imagination.…

Gerry Tuten

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable…

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