CALL FOR ENTRIES - Corvallis, Oregon

CALL FOR ENTRIES - Corvallis, Oregon

“UN-SPEAK-ABLE”   
A National Juried Exhibition of Artist Books
Exhibition dates: March 4-April 2, 2011
Location: The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon
Deadline for entries: October 1, 2010

Submission deadline for postmarked entries is October 1, 2010.

Description:
The Arts Center will host a national juried exhibit of book arts, to include all book art practices. We seek “books” of all shapes, forms, and media - altered books, bindings, unique pieces, samples of small editions, books with imagery, books with calligraphy and so forth. With the exhibit we will introduce the medium of artist books in its broadest sense to the Corvallis community; it will show the range of what an “artist-book” could be.

The title and theme of the exhibit “Un-speak-able” refers to the fact that a word can have many interpretations, and at times a picture is worth a thousand words. A few definitions for the term are...”communication beyond the spoken word, miscommunication, inadequacy of the spoken word, incapable of being described in words, unbelievable, restricted speech, nonsense, lost languages, appalling.”  How would you define “unspeakable”?
   
Juror: Barbara Tetenbaum, Professor and Book Arts Department Head at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, is the founder of Triangular Press, her artist book imprint. Her books are exhibited and collected in the United States and abroad. In turn she is an avid collector herself. She is the recipient of the 2010 Sally Bishop Faculty Fellowship at the Center for the Book in New York City as well as a 2010 RACC Project Grant. Other awards include an Oregon Arts Fellowship, other RACC grants and two Fulbright Fellowships. Tetenbaum earned her MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

Awards: The juror will select cash awards from the actual work, while having selected participants from digital images.

Fee: There is $15 submission fee. Invited artists are asked to pay all shipping expenses. The fee will be used for juror’s fee and cash awards for artists.

For complete Entry Guidelines go to: www.theartscenter.net/exhibitions/call-to-artists/un-speak-able