Call for Entries
Uncommon Threads: The Handicrafts in Book Arts
Exhibition dates: September 23 - October 29, 2011
Deadline for Entries: August 18, 2011
Uncommon Threads seeks artist books and other forms of book and paper art that utilize handicraft techniques, materials or subjects as a way to round out, illustrate or compliment a central concept. Remember, it’s not just about the materials or techniques. Let’s dispel the myth that the handicrafts can’t have any part in meaningful art.
MEDIA - This exhibit is open to hand crafted book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, broadsides and sculptural pieces are all encouraged. Any medium, any style, any size.
AWARDS - Three artists will receive "Best of Show Awards" which will include a certificate and special marketing blitz focusing on their work. One artist will receive a "Library Choice Award" which will be awarded based on ballots cast by our library and museum customers and will also receive a certificate and marketing blitz.
DEADLINE – Submissions are due no later than August 13, 2011
Image credit: Charles & Camilla by Gail Smuda
ADDENDUM - After taking some criticism for our Uncommon Threads show I have edited our call for entries to read as shown above. As my faithful fans have always known, content and concept in artist books have always been very important to me. But, apparently I left that out of the call for entries which greatly offended someone. I see this as a direct challenge to prove that we can find a happy marriage between craft and content. Please help!