Pop-Up Now II

A Juried Exhibition of Movable Artist Books
November 4 – December 17, 201623 Sandy Gallery Portland, Oregon

Congratulations POP-UP NOW II Award Winners!
23 Sandy Gallery congratulates the POP-UP NOW II award winners.

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 Award: Manipulation by Lynn Skordal
Collector's Choice Award: Juxtaposition by Lynn Skordal
Collector's Choice Award: Lunae Secutor by Bryan Kring

Gallery Choice Award: All Sorts by Emily Martin
Gallery Choice Award: Uri Mwita Mama by Judy Sgantas

Fantastic work, everyone!

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present Pop-Up Now II, a juried exhibition of pop-up and movable artist books. Pop-up books captivate and excite the child in all of us. They come to life as three-dimensional works of art hidden inside the pages of a book. Pop-Up Now II showcases handmade artist books that pop-up, move, slide, twirl, whirl, and even light up. One of the best aspects of book art is the opportunity to push the definition of movable books and tackle deeper subjects. It’s easy to make a whiz-bang pop-up, but book artists are very adept at pushing further and rounding out the book with more context. We are thrilled that so many artists were inspired to make pop-up and movable books that tell a bigger story.

Pop-Up Now II is accompanied by a full-color print catalog.

Pop-Up Now II Catalog Coming Soon!

 Pop-Up Now II features the following artists:
Charlene Asato, Angela Batchelor, Anita Bigelow, Mary Beth Boone, Ruth Bryant, Susan Collard, Jan Dove, Don Drake, Katie Nelson Harper, Patricia Heimerl, Kyra E. Hicks, Ed Hutchins, Diane Jacobs, Paul Johnson, Bryan Kring, Jihae Kwon, Mary Jeanne Linford, Susan Lowdermilk, Amy Lund, Kimberly Maher, Celeste Maia, Mary V. Marsh, Emily Martin, Dorothy McCuistion, Lise Melhorn-Boe, Cathryn Miller, Bettina Pauly, Meryl Perloff, Dawn Peterson, Katie Preston, Camille Riner, Michelle Segal, Judy Sgantas, Krista Sharp, Carolyn Shattuck, Stephen Sidelinger, Lynn Skordal, Marilyn Stablein, Carmen Tostado, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Zoe Waller, Thomas Parker Williams and Dorothy A Yule.

Pop-Up Now II was juried by a team of three jurors:

Jim Carmin has directed the operations of the John Wilson Special Collections at Multnomah County Library since 1998. Prior to that he was an art librarian at the University of Oregon and sold books, rare and otherwise, at Powell’s City of Books in Portland. He has a Bachelor’s in studio art and Masters in Library Science from Ball State University, a Masters in Art History from the University of Oregon, and has attended Rare Books School at the University of Virginia with classes in bindings and typography. Related interests include writing profiles on authors for The Oregonian and reviewing contemporary fiction for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune and the Miami Herald; letterpress printing and bookbinding; and curating exhibitions in literary and book arts.

Larry Seidman, M.D. is an avid collector and seller of antique movable books, ephemera, puzzles, and pre-cinema optical toys. He has an interest in the preservation of these fragile books and works with a restorer to carefully heal these broken books and bring them back into circulation. He has been a member of the Movable Book Society since its inception, and has been a board member for the past 4 years. He has collected artists books for over 20 years with a main emphasis on miniature and movable titles. He enjoys “show and tell” at the MBS convention, bringing those old oddities with interesting mechanisms from upwards of 200 years ago. Currently, he shares the wonder of pop-ups with his pediatric patients and schools. His website is www.larryseidmanart.com.

Laura Russell, is the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery and a book artist herself.