We offer opportunities to artists and writers through a variety of programs throughout the year. Current opportunities are listed below.
Artists are invited to submit applications by June 15, 2017. There is no fee to apply.
Participants will hear lectures from various professionals in the field – printers, fine press publishers, book artists, and dealers, to get a practical overview of letterpress printing and small press publishing. They will learn the basics of letterpress printing, both traditional typesetting and options with new technology, by collaboratively printing a small edition of broadsides. This workshop is most suitable for those with little to no previous letterpress experience. Each seminar will be offered to a maximum of eight students. Writers from culturally diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Applications will not be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (September 2016-May 2017.)
Application Deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017
The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite Artist Members to submit artworks produced after 2010 to be considered for the 2017 Artist Members Exhibition tentatively titled: Protest ≠ Profest. The exhibition will be organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator of the Center for Book Arts and Rich O’Russa, artist, letterpress instructor, and literary collaborator.
This exhibition will consider artworks that deal with activism or passionate convictions. The goal of the exhibition is to bring together artworks that demonstrate strong voices dealing with current societal concerns, issues, desires and/or trends. Focusing on artists’ books and works that relate to the concept of book arts, the curators are equally interested in work that uses new media referring to the concept of books.
Approximately twenty to thirty works will be chosen for display in the Center for Book Art’s auxiliary gallery space. Artist members of the Center for Book Arts are encouraged to submit works to be selected by the show’s curator, and the selections will be augmented by works by non-member artists to enhance the scope of the exhibition.
We encourage artists to submit more than one work to be reviewed and may submit up to 6 images in total. All images must be properly labeled and accompanied by an image list with name, title, year created, dimensions, medium/materials, and credited properly (authors, collector, etc.)
Deadline for receipt of entry forms and images: Friday, May 22, 2017
Notification of accepted entries: Friday, May 26, 2017
Accepted art due at The Center for Book Arts: Monday, June 26, 2017
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Exhibition closes: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Work returned: Friday September 29, 2017