Call for Entries, Variations of the Artist Book

Call for Entries, Variations of the Artist Book

This Deadline Expired: Friday, August 2, 2019

CALL FOR ENTRIES: VARIATIONS OF THE ARTIST BOOK
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS August 2, 2019
Link to Call for Entries page: http://www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org/variations-of-the-artist-book/

Philadelphia Center for the Book invites member artists to participate in Variations of the Artist Book: Philadelphia Center for the Book Member Exhibition, an exhibition in City Hall, Philadelphia.

This will be a major exhibition experienced by a wide range of viewers. Members are invited to submit works that can be thought of as artist books. The exhibition will focus on variations on the idea of an artist book; each of the five exhibition cases will center on a particular feature. Some possibilities are sculptural books/unusual structures, bindings, text as dominate, wordless books, play of text and image, materials, print and image making processes.

– Applicants are encouraged to submit up to four works. When submitting, please keep in mind the size of the exhibition cases, which are 72″ H x 94″ W x 30″ D.
– Work in the exhibition will not be for sale, but artists can be contacted outside the exhibition by interested buyers.
– While submissions are open only to members of Philadelphia Center for the Book, anyone may become a member via our website before submission. There is no fee to submit.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Submissions must include the following and should be emailed to exhibitions@philadelphiacenterforthebook.org
– Completed application form
– Images of submitted piece, up to 4 entries per member
– Images must be labeled: last name_brief title_image number
(e.g., Jones_Shutters_1)
– Short bio in a Word document

Submission applications that aren’t complete or in the required form will not be accepted for consideration.

IMPORTANT DATES
Submissions due: August 2, 2019
Selection notification via email: August 16, 2019
Work due (delivered or mailed) to the Art Department, Free Library of Philadelphia (Parkway, 1901 Vine St.): by August 26/27, 2019
Dates of loan: August 26 – December 4, 2019
Reception: TBA (information will be sent via email)
Exhibition dates: September 30-November 29, 2019
Questions: Please email exhibitions@philadelphiacenterforthebook.org

Link to Call for Entries page: http://www.philadelphiacenterforthebook.org/variations-of-the-artist-book/

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political, environmental, or mystical. Often inspired from the landscapes from her travels.
Christina Penrose
Christina Penrose

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This…

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political,…

Christina Penrose's work is a result of experimenting with various transfer methods, collage, and paint application. This process stimulates underlying themes that are at times autobiographical, political, environmental,…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the slow movement of rain laden clouds. Areas of sky, water, and land are knit together with brushstrokes to represent their seamless interaction under the common conditions of weather and time. In my acid etched tin pieces, areas of watery marks are left visible to suggest the underlying layers of the landscape. I  do not strive to recreate the particulars of  places that inspire me, but rather the timelessness of the elements of light, weather, and geometries that inform them. My work is not about how the landscape looks as much as about how the landscape makes me feel. I try to create an image that allows the viewer to engage with it in such a way as to invite similar introspection.
Kirby Fredendall
Kirby Fredendall

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the…

Robert Zurer
Robert Zurer
Elissa Glassgold
Elissa Glassgold
Jared C. Balogh
Jared C. Balogh
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