Book Arts Cornucopia III at Abecedarian Gallery in Denver looks to be a terrific show. In fact, I just finished my prototype binding for a new book I plan to enter. Abecedarian Gallery is owned by my good friend Alicia Bailey who taught the very first artist book workshop that I took nearly 15 years ago. Plus, Alicia opened her gallery just a year after I opened 23 Sandy and her first location was in my old studio space in Denver. This year’s Cornucopia is being juried by Tony White who is the Head of the Fine Arts Library at Indiana University Bloomington. Up to $1500 in purchase and exhibition awards will be awarded at gallery director’s discretion. Find out more here.
Also accepting entries is Illahe Studios & Gallery, located in Ashland, Oregon with their third annual artist book exhibit. Two of the jurors for this show are very talented area book artists: Cathy DeForest, owner Gallery DeForest and talented poet, printer and book artist and Sabina Nies, a very talented book artist and fine binder. Ashland is such a charming town. Be sure to make a stop there next time you head west. Find out more about this show here.
Both of these shows are un-themed and open to any concept, structure or book arts medium, which leaves your options wide open.