On view in the gallery: June 5 – July 25, 2015
Deadline for submissions: March 28, 2015
23 Sandy hosts two juried exhibitions each year. Our first for 2015 will be titled HELLO HEDI. For this exciting exhibition we are seeking book art inspired by the myriad structures invented by Hedi Kyle. A force in our field, Hedi has invented structures such as the flag book, blizzard book, fishbone fold, Wunderkabinets, pivoting panel book and many others. She has had an enormous impact on the book arts since the late 1970s. Long a respected book conservator and teacher, Hedi has inspired book artists around the world with innovative structures and materials explorations. Her willingness to share and her unique vision are unparalleled.
But, keep in mind, this is more than just a structure show. No blank books. We are looking for works that honor Hedi’s paper transformations with smart stories, strong concepts, focused contexts and excellent craftsmanship. We are open to works that adapt her structures, or works that expand her ideas and continue that sense of discovery that has long inspired us all. This international juried exhibition will also feature books by Hedi herself.
P.S. Exciting news! Hedi will be in town for the reception for this show, plus she will teach a workshop in Portland, plus she will give a lecture at the Focus on the Book Arts Conference. Stay tuned for more details and plan a trip to Portland June 23-26, 2015!
P.P.S. Our fall 2015 juried show is Blood Quantum, a juried exhibition of book art about our ancestry, history and personal cultural narrative, real or imagined. 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015. More information here.