Call for Entries

Call for Entries - UNSEEN
August 11 — November 20, 2021

Deadline for submissions: June 3, 2021

Entry Fee: $25

23 Sandy and form & concept are partnering to present an international juried exhibition of book arts to be shown in the form & concept gallery shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About form & concept
form & concept challenges the perceived distinctions between art, craft, and design. The gallery’s programming acts as a conversation between many converging disciplines, harnessing the power of contemporary creative practice to shatter entrenched narratives. form & concept is located in the Railyard Arts District in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About 23 Sandy
23 Sandy was founded by book artist & photographer Laura Russell in 2007 in Portland, Oregon. For 10 years, it was a brick-and-mortar gallery space exhibiting unique & edition artist books and paper art. In 2017, 23 Sandy became an online gallery, and in 2020, artist and long-time gallery assistant Erin Mickelson took over operations from her home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

THEME
When imperceptible phenomena burst into view, revolutionary change may follow. We learned this in 2020, as an invisible but deadly virus spread across the world, an urgent racial justice movement illuminated dark societal realities, and humanity’s long-simmering crimes against the environment unleashed fires and floods. Unseen forces can shape our lives and surface in unexpected ways, often altering our behaviors and worldviews if and when we are made aware of them. This call for entries invites artists to submit work exploring the idea of the “unseen”—physically, psychologically, philosophically—and encourages artists to consider the theme through concept, structure, and material.

MEDIA
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.

JURORS
UNSEEN will be juried by Barb Tetenbaum - artist & professor of book arts, Jordan Eddy - director of form & concept, and Erin Mickelson - owner & director of 23 Sandy.

AWARDS
Librarian’s Choice & Audience Choice awards

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 3, 2021 at midnight MST.

View the full prospectus.

Submit your work.