Dreams - Full Prospectus
On view August 20 — November 17, 2023
Deadline for submissions: June 9, 2023
Entry Fee: $25
Dreams allow us to experience worlds beyond borders, barriers, and binaries. They are narratives that grow out of our waking experiences into the fantastical, unexpected, and strange. Sometimes vivid, other times elusive, dreams can immerse us in hope and beauty. Their meaning and mechanics are a mystery. In dreams, we can encounter the impossible. This call for entries invites artists to submit book and paper art about the cognitive, sensory, and emotional nature of dreams, your personal dreams, or dreams you hold for others.
This exhibition is open to handmade book and paper arts and related works created as either an edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.
Dreams will be juried by Jane Carlin, Library Director at the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Sha Towers, Librarian and Associate Dean for Research & Engagement at the Baylor University Libraries, and Erin Mickelson, owner and director of 23 Sandy.
23 Sandy will fund $500 for a Purchase Prize Award plus will present three Best of Show Awards. The $500 purchase prize is a $250 credit issued to the Collins Memorial Library and a $250 credit issued to Baylor University Libraries to be used to purchase works from the show with full proceeds to the artist(s). Winners are selected by the close of the show.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 9, 2023 at 11:59 MDT.
DATES TO REMEMBER
JUNE 9, 2023 at 11:59 (MDT) - deadline for submissions
JULY 1, 2023 - announcement of jury results sent via email
AUGUST 4, 2023 - artwork due at Collins Memorial Library
AUGUST 20, 2023 - exhibition opens
NOVEMBER 17, 2023 - exhibition closes
23 Sandy will publish a complete online catalog for this exhibition. Entering this exhibition constitutes agreement that images may be used for publicity purposes.
DISPLAY OF BOOKS
Books will be displayed behind glass, but may be handled by request. If your book is delicate and you would prefer it not be handled, please let us know and we will be happy to put a "do not touch" sign on it. If your book is an edition, you are welcome to send a display copy.
All works are limited to 22 inches in any direction when displayed. One exception to this rule is accordion books, which may extend out longer. Accordions allow us to shorten up the display width without losing the impact of the book.
A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received online no later than the date listed above. All artists submitting to this exhibition will be notified via email. The Organizers reserve the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry. All submissions will be made online.
A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission. Just to clarify, the entry fee covers one, two or all three works, it is not a per work fee.
All work submitted must be for sale. The artist receives 60% of the sale price. Sales sometimes happen after the exhibition. If a request to purchase artwork comes directly to 23 Sandy after the artwork is returned to the artist, 23 Sandy works with the artist and collector to facilitate the sale. The terms of the consignment agreement herein are extended to govern such a situation.
Your work will be listed for sale at the price you enter on your submission form. Prices cannot be changed after you have submitted your work.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR WORK
You may submit up to ten photographs for each piece you are entering in this show. Remember, your photographs will be used not only for curating the show. They will also be used in a catalog and for marketing purposes, so make sure they are high quality photographs.
PREPARING YOUR IMAGES FOR ENTRY
You may upload up to ten views of each of your works submitted. Some key points to remember:
- Name your files as yourlastname-titlekeyword-1.jpg, yourlastname-titlekeyword-2.jpg etc. Your last name is followed by a hyphen and a book title keyword or two followed by a hyphen and then the view number. No spaces, please.
- All JPGs must be 300 ppi, sized to 7 inches (or 2100 pixels) wide or tall in the longest direction. Images should be print quality RGB files.
- Composite images are not acceptable. One view per image submitted only.
- Black backgrounds in your photographs are not acceptable. Please shoot your photos on a neutral gray or white background. This allows us to present a cohesive catalog. (Black backgrounds are also bad because books lose shadow, dimension and scale on black backgrounds. The same happens when shooting white pages against a white background. We recommend gray for best results.)
All artwork accepted into this show will ship to the Collins Memorial Library. All shipping and shipping insurance costs to and from the library are the responsibility of the artist, and complete instructions will be provided upon acceptance into the show.
Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $25 must be paid in US funds via the submission form. If prepaid return shipping labels are not available for international artists, we will bill all international artists for return shipping fees upon completion of the show.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE
Artists will enter into a loan agreement with the Collins Memorial Library, which can be viewed here.
CONTACT ERIN AT 23 SANDY WITH ANY QUESTIONS
Thank you for your interest in this exhibition. We look forward to seeing your work.
We recommend that you print this page for future reference. The language on this form, combined with the language on the entry form constitute a binding, legal consignment agreement covering the terms and conditions of this exhibition and the relationship between artist and the organizers.