Call for Entries Updated: Uncommon Threads

Call for Entries Updated: Uncommon Threads

Uncommon Threads: The Handicrafts in the Book and Paper Arts


One of the best aspects of working in the field of book and paper arts is the chance to work with such varied artistic materials and techniques—even traditional handicraft techniques. Think of knitting, embroidery, sewing, beading, felting, needlework, stitching, quilting and any other myriad possibilities. Combine these techniques or materials with a strong concept, meaningful content, a story to tell or a compelling narrative and we have a new era in the book and paper arts. 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.


A couple of updates about the show. First off, work for this show does not have to be for sale. We know how hard it sometimes is to part with your masterpiece. 


Also, we have created a new prize for this show: one artist will receive the "Library Choice Award" which will be awarded based on ballots cast by our library and museum customers who will be mailed a print catalog for this show. That artist's work will be purchased by the gallery and donated to one of the voting libraries.


Entries are already rolling in and I must say this is going to be a terrific show. The submissions so far have very strong concepts, are well designed and very well crafted. We hope you can join us by submitting your own work to this show.


Submissions are due by midnight August 13, 2011