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Women Rise at 23 Sandy Gallery!

women-rise-500wThis month we debut our Curated Collection titled WOMEN RISE, featuring artist books at 23 Sandy Gallery that celebrate women and girls, or shed light on important women’s issues. As we start this New Year, women’s issues are first and foremost on a lot of minds.

This online collection of unique and limited-edition artist books is a special way to tell the stories of women, to celebrate our accomplishments, and to frame a dialog about many important topics. Once again we use books to highlight the power of artists to change the world.

Click here to see the WOMEN RISE Curated Collection.

 


Keep the Change by Chandler O'Leary and Jessica Spring

Keep the Change by Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring

Also Featuring:
THE DEAD FEMINISTS

Since beginning their Dead Feminists series of broadsides in 2008, collaborators Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring have featured 24 different women from history, connecting their words and stories to current social and political issues. The newest chapter in the series is the publication of Dead Feminists: Historical Heroines in Living Color published by Sasquatch. This recent exhibition looked into the process of creating both the prints and the book, from original drawings and ephemera to the latest print in the series that was revealed concurrently with the book release.

Click here to see available limited-edition DEAD FEMINISTS broadsides.

 

Women Rise!

Your Last Minute Reminder! BUILT Call for Entries

built-logo-250wCall for Entries: BUILT
On View at 23 Sandy Gallery:
April 7 – May 27, 2017
Submission Deadline: January 7, 2017

23 Sandy Gallery is calling for submissions for BUILT: Book art as a context to explore architecture, design, the built world, the built book.

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.

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.

The gallery will award $500 in purchase prizes, plus three best of show awards.

23 Sandy Gallery is a fine art gallery located in Portland, Oregon. Open since 2007, we present local and national artists working in contemporary book and paper arts.

A full prospectus and call for entries for BUILT can be found here.

Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2017.

Happy creating,

Laura

Congratulations Pop-Up Now Award Winners!

A Different Kind of Carousel by Jihae Kwon

A Different Kind of Carousel by Jihae Kwon

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to announce our POP-UP NOW II award winners. This exciting exhibition is on view in the gallery through December 17th, so stop by soon to see the show if you happen to be in Portland.

Pop-up and movable artist books are always crowd pleasers—if only on structural fun alone. We are thrilled that so many artists were inspired to go beyond the whiz-bang to make pop-up and movable books that tell a bigger story. After all, book artists are very adept at pushing further and rounding out the book with more context. This international exhibition features 49 handmade books by 43 artists including artists from as far away as Spain, the United Kingdom and Canada.

So, without further waiting, here are our POP-UP NOW II award winners:

LIBRARIAN’S CHOICE AWARDS

I dwell in possibility - by Dawn Peterson

I dwell in possibility – by Dawn Peterson

Pop-Up Now II was juried by a team of three jurors. Representing the library world, Jim Carmin has directed the operations of the John Wilson Special Collections at Multnomah County Library since 1998. He is a good friend and supporter of 23 Sandy Gallery and has helped jury a few shows in our first 10 years of operation. He chose these awards:

Librarian’s Choice Award:
A Different Kind of Carousel by Jihae Kwon
Librarian’s Choice Award:
I dwell in possibility – by Dawn Peterson

COLLECTOR’S CHOICE AWARDS

Juxtaposition by Lynn Skordal

Juxtaposition by Lynn Skordal

Larry Seidman, is a board member of the Movable Book Society. He is an avid collector and seller of antique movable books, ephemera, puzzles, and pre-cinema optical toys. He has been a supporter of the 23 Sandy Gallery and was a juror for the first Pop-Up Now in 2010. He has some great choices for awards along with a few notes to pass along:

Collector’s Choice Award:
Manipulation by Lynn Skordal
Larry tells us, “a marvelous manipulated book in the class of “A Humument” by Tom Phillips.”
Collector’s Choice Award:
Juxtaposition by Lynn Skordal
“a wonderful, masterful homage to the early metamorphic slice books, worthy to stand beside Meggendorfer  in artistic achievement”

Lunae Secutor by Bryan Kring

Lunae Secutor by Bryan Kring

Collector’s Choice Award:
Lunae Secutor by Bryan Kring
“a sublime transcendent automaton, a wonderful creation from the mind of this gifted artist.”

GALLERY CHOICE AWARDS

All Sorts by Emily Martin

All Sorts by Emily Martin

And finally, our last juror, Laura Russell (yours truly!), owner of 23 Sandy Gallery:

Gallery Choice Award:
All Sorts by Emily Martin
“As a graphic designer I find this book is not only an example of stellar design and color, but it is a well-researched and well-conceived work where each and every element from the structure, inspired by orange crates, to the double alphabet, counts. It is also flawlessly executed. Top notch quality.”

Uri Mwita Mama by Judy Sgantas

Uri Mwita Mama by Judy Sgantas

Gallery Choice Award:

Uri Mwita Mama by Judy Sgantas
“This book takes Hedi Kyle’s Fishbone fold and adds pop! The vibrant culture of Rwanda comes alive.” 

 

Congratulations to all of our POP-UP NOW II award winners. Selecting these awards was difficult in a show filled with so many very talented artists.

POP-UP NOW will be on view in the gallery through December 17, 2016. Regular gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Stop by soon!

Click here to view the full online catalog for POP-UP NOW II.

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