Spring 2016 Opportunities for Artists & Writers at The Center for Book Arts

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite artists and writers to submit applications for three exciting annual programs at The Center. 

LETTERPRESS PRINTING & FINE PRESS PUBLISHING SEMINAR 

The Spring 2016 Letterpress Printing & Fine Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers will take place Wednesday-Sunday, June 1-5, 10am-4pm. The seminar is tuition-free for participants and includes the cost of materials. 

Participants will learn the basics of letterpress printing, both traditional typesetting and options with new technology, by collaboratively printing a small edition of broadsides or other projects. This workshop is most suitable for those with little to no previous letterpress experience. Participants will also hear lectures from various professionals in the field, including printers, fine press publishers, book artists, and dealers, and receive a practical overview of letterpress printing and small press publishing. Past speakers have included Maddy Rosenberg of Central Booking; Robbin Silverberg of Dobbin Mill Books; Kyle Schlesinger of Cuneiform Press, and Roni Gross of Z'roah Press, among others. 

Each seminar will be offered to a maximum of eight students. Writers from culturally diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Workshops and programs at The Center are open to applicants 18 years or older. Applications cannot be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (September 2015-May 2016.)

For more information and to apply visit:

http://centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/for-writers/#fine-press.

Application Postmark Deadline is May 1, 2016.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2016 ARTIST MEMBERS EXHIBITION 

The 2016 Artist Members exhibition titled Senses[LESS]: Perceptual Explorations, organized by Alexander Camlpos, Executive Director & Curator, The Center for Book Arts and Peter Schell, artist and naturalist, is open to current artist members. The deadline for receipt of entry forms and images is May 13, 2016. 

This exhibition, which will run from July 13 to September 24. 2016, will present artists' books and related works that employ one or more of the senses: hearing, smell, sight, taste, and touch. Focusing on artists' books and works that relate to the concept of book arts, the curators are equally interested in work that uses new media referring to the concept of books. Examples being included from the Center's Collection are Sophie Calle's Blind (braille book), Josely Carvalho's SHARDS (a box set of emotional fragrances), John Risseeuw's A Suite of Typographic Edibles (edible paper), Paolo Salvagione's One for Each (features 5 drawers, each having a sensory activity). 

Artist members of The Center for Book Arts are encouraged to submit works to be selected by the show's curator, and the selections will be augmented by works by non-member artists to enhance the scope of the exhibition. The Center encourages artists to submit more than one work to be reviewed. For information on artist membership at the Center, visit http://centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/for-artists/#membership.

To apply to the exhibition call for entries, visit: 

http://centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/for-artists/#members-exhibition.

Application deadline deadline is May 13, 2016.

2016-17 SCOLARSHIP FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN BOOK ARTS 

The Center for Book Arts is pleased to invite artists to apply for its 2016-17 Scholarship for Advanced Studies in Book Arts. The Center will award two to three year-long residencies to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to the artistic endeavors in the book arts. Residencies run from September 2016-May 2017. The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to recent graduates of degree programs in the book arts, who are committed to developing careers in the book arts field, and to further the growth of this artistic profession. 

The award includes a cash stipend between $500 and $1500, plus a materials budget between $500-$750, depending on funding, and 24 hour access to the Center's printing and binding facilities for a full year. Artists also receive a tuition waiver for courses throughout the year, planned in conjunction with the staff. Experienced printers and bookbinders will be available to advise the artists on issues of materials and techniques as they arise. Scholars will be required to complete an artist project by the end of the scholarship period, with an exhibition in the Center's gallery space and public presentation the following autumn. No travel or lodging reimbursements are available. Workshops and programs at The Center are open to applicants 18 years or older. Applications cannot be accepted from students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs during the program year (September 2016-May 2017.) 

For information and to apply, visit: 

http://centerforbookarts.org/opportunities/for-artists/#scholars.

The deadline for receipt of entry forms and images is May 16, 2016

Please visit the Center for Book Arts website for up-to-date details: 

www.centerforbookarts.org/opportunities

 

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