December 3, 2007

Calls For Entries

IT’S NOT TOO SOON to start thinking about the 2009-10 Guild of Bookworkers traveling exhibition, Marking Time. A call for entries will be available online next summer, with digital images due for jury in early 2009. The show will open at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in May 2009, concurrent with the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies symposium. “Time has long captured the imagination of artists, writers, scientists, philosophers and theologians,” writes Karen Hanmer, Exhibitions Chair. “Members are invited to interpret “Marking Time” as broadly or narrowly as they wish. Possibilities might include but are not limited to: a specific incident in or period of history, the future, science fiction, time as a scientific or spiritual concept, the measurement of time, current events or the role of time in one’s own life.”

A few other deadlines for upcoming group shows:

The Cannon Gallery of Art
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
February 2-March 21, 2008

A national juried exhibition open to 2- and 3-dimensional art as well as time-based media. Unbound will explore the boundaries of artist books in contemporary art.

Slides or digital photos and entry form must be postmarked December 28, 2007.
$20 entry fee for up to three submissions. All work submitted must have been completed within the last two years. Juried by Inge Bruggeman of INK-A! Press, Portland. Download submission guidelines and entry form. If you have questions please contact Paula Booth, Gallery Director, at, (503) 838-8607.

Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado
March 1-29, 2008

A national juried show of hand-made artist books and hand-pulled prints that utilize photographic imagery.

Open to handcrafted books created as either edition or one-of-a-kind and traditional prints that utilize photographic imagery. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, photo-litho, -intaglio, -silkscreen, -gravure, cyanotype, Vandyke prints, gum-bichromate, kwik-prints or mixed-media prints are encouraged as long as photographic imagery is a primary element.

Book submissions will be juried by Chicago book artist Karen Hanmer. Print submissions will be juried by Greg Cradick, director of Working With Artists & Flash Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado. (Abecedarian Gallery was recently opened by GBW Treasurer Alicia Bailey.)

Submissions must be received at the gallery by January 20, 2008.
Send an email request to for prospectus or request a printed prospectus and entry form by sending #10SASE to Abecedarian, PO Box 200984, Denver, CO 80220

Secrets and Lies
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Books
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
March 20 – April 26, 2008

A national juried show of hand-made artist books exploring our innermost secrets, lies, hopes, fears and wildest confessions. Real or fiction. Storytelling or confessing. Raw and revealing or coy and concealing. This show is open to a wide interpretation of the theme. Make us laugh, make us cry, maybe even make us squirm a little. Have fun. Play. Truth or fiction. Truth or dare. Come explore the magical world of artist books.

This exhibit is open to book arts related artworks created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, zines or broadsides are encouraged. Any medium, any style. This exhibit will be juried by Gay Walker who is the Special Collections Librarian at Reed College Library in Portland, which houses a significant collection of artists books. A purchase prize will be awarded and donated to the collection at Reed.

Submissions must be received at the gallery by February 21, 2008.

$20 entry fee for up to three artworks; all work must be for sale. Download a PDF prospectus and entry form.

Again, if there's a call for entries out there I've missed, feel free to let me know or post info in a comment.

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