BUILT: Book art as a context to explore architecture, design , the built world, the built book.

On View in the Gallery: April 7 – May 27, 2017
Submission deadline extended to January 10, 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to service interruptions on the BUILT entry form we have extended the submission deadline to Tuesday, January 10 at midnight, PST. Our apologies for any troubles.

23 Sandy Gallery invites artists to participate in BUILT, a juried exhibition of book and paper art.

THEME – This international juried exhibition of book and paper art aims to examine the relationship between contemporary book art practices and architecture, engineering, landscape and construction as form, function and structure. Let's re-image the ways we as designers, of either books or buildings can inhabit and shape the world around us. Our disciplines have a natural synergy. After all, books and buildings are both kinetic, sequential, structural and time based. Taken a step further, book art can provide a framework for topics like urbanism, town planning, buildings and space. Let's examine the relationship between the built and the book.

MEDIA – This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS - Artists have the option to submit a link to a video of your work in action. Videos can be up to one minute long, and must be posted on YouTube, Vimeo or any other video hosting site. These videos will also be linked on our online exhibition catalog. The entry form will ask for the URL link.

JURORS – This exhibition will be juried by Laura Russell, owner and director of 23 Sandy Gallery.

PRIZES/AWARDS – 23 Sandy Gallery will award $500 in Purchases Prize Awards as selected by our library customers.The winning work(s) will be purchased by 23 Sandy and then donated to one of our voting libraries. In addition, three artists will receive Best of Show Awards. Winners are selected after installation of the show.

JANUARY 7, 2017 at Midnight (PST)- Deadline for Submissions
JANUARY 27, 2107 - Announcement of Jury Results Sent Via Email
MARCH 31, 2017 - Artwork Due at Gallery
APRIL 7, 2017 - Exhibition Opens at 23 Sandy Gallery
APRIL 8, 2017, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. - Artists Reception at 23 Sandy Gallery
MAY 29, 2017 - Exhibition Closes at 23 Sandy
MAY 30 - JUNE 2, 2017 - Unsold Artwork Returned to Artists

ONLINE AND PRINT CATALOGS - 23 Sandy Gallery will publish a complete online catalog plus a full-color print catalog illustrating this exhibition. Entering this exhibition constitutes agreement that images may be used for publicity purposes.

DISPLAY OF BOOKS - Here at 23 Sandy Gallery we feel very strongly that artist books need to be handled to be fully appreciated. Handi-Wipes are provided for gallery customers along with a friendly word about proper book handling. However, if your book is delicate and you would prefer it not be handled, please let us know and we will be happy to put a "do not touch" sign on it or display it behind glass. If your book is an edition you are welcome to send a display copy.

SIZE LIMITATIONS - All works are limited to 24 inches in any direction when displayed. One exception to this rule is long accordion books, which may extend out longer. Accordions allow us to shorten up the display width without losing the impact of the book.

ENTRIES - A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Work must be no more that five years old. Entries must be received online no later than the date listed above. All artists submitting to this exhibition will be notified via email. The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry. All submissions will be made online.

FEES - A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission. Just to clarify, the entry fee covers one, two or all three works, it is not a per work fee. When entering online you will pay via Paypal or any major credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card.

SALES - All work submitted must be for sale. We are a commercial gallery, and we firmly desire to support artists with more than just a line on their résumé. The artist receives 60% of the sale price. Sales sometimes happen after the exhibition. If a request to purchase artwork comes directly to the gallery after the artwork is returned to the artist, the gallery works with the artist and client to facilitate the sale. The terms of the consignment agreement herein are extended to govern such a situation.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR WORK - You may submit up to four photographs for each piece you are entering in this show. Remember, your photographs will be used not only for curating the show. They will also be used in a high-quality, printed catalog, so make sure they are high quality photographs. Most of our customers are university and museum libraries. Put your best photo forward as you never know who might notice your artwork. The 23 Sandy Blog features several articles about photographing your work. You can read them here.

PREPARING YOUR IMAGES FOR ENTRY – You may upload up to four views each of your three works submitted. Some key points to remember:

  • Name your files as yourlastname-1-a.jpg, yourlastname-1-b.jpg, yourlastname-1-c.jpg, yourlastname-2-a.jpg, etc. Your last name is followed by a HYPHEN and then the artwork number, which corresponds with the entry number on the online entry form. Another HYPHEN and then the a, b, or c letter are the additional views of that work. Like this: yourlastname-1-a.jpg
  • All JPGs must be 300 ppi, sized to 7 inches (or 2100 pixels) wide or tall in the longest direction. Images should be print quality RGB files.
  • Composite images are not acceptable. One view per image submitted only.
  • Black backgrounds on your photographs are not acceptable. Please shoot your photos on a neutral gray or white background. This allows us to present a cohesive printed catalog. (Black backgrounds are also bad because books lose shadow, dimension and scale on black backgrounds. Same happens when shooting white pages against a white background. We recommend gray for best results.)
  • Photos shot with a cell phone do not have enough resolution or quality for hi-resolution printing, which is important for our print catalogs. Please shoot with a real digital camera that has at least 8 megapixels.

SHIPPING – All artwork accepted into this show will ship to 23 Sandy Gallery. All shipping and shipping insurance costs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist and complete instructions will be provided upon acceptance into the show.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS - Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $25 must be paid in US funds via Paypal. Since return shipping labels are not available for international artists, we will bill all international artists for return shippin fees upon completion of the show.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE – The Gallery is insured and shall be responsible for the safekeeping of all consigned artwork while in the Gallery’s possession. The Gallery shall be strictly liable to the artist for loss or damage (except for loss due to earthquake, flood or damage resulting from flaws inherent in the artwork), to the full value artist would have received from the Gallery if the artwork had been sold.

ONLINE ENTRY FORM - Click here to access our online entry form for BUILT.

Phone: 503-927-4409

Thank you for your interest in this show. We look forward to seeing your work.

We recommend that you print this page for future reference. The language on this form, combined with the language on the entry form constitute a binding, legal consignment agreement covering the terms and conditions of this exhibition and the relationship between artist and gallery.