Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Minneapolis — Minnesota Center for Book Arts is delighted to announce the 2020 McKnight Book Artist Fellows, Paula McCartney and Lisa Nebenzahl. These inaugural fellows mark the beginning of MCBA’s partnership with the McKnight Foundation’s Artist Fellowship program,

Minneapolis, MN — Leila Abdelrazaq, a Palestinian author and artist, has created an installation featuring hand-drawn images of Palestinians and paper stones to address a story of power imbalance between Palestinian protestors and the Israeli army, a story which is often discarded and frequently forgotten. Entitled

Minneapolis — You can’t judge a book by its cover, unless the cover is 300 years old, worm-devoured, or from a remote archive in the Mediterranean Sea. Then, an archival expert can conclude a lot—not just about the individual book, but about the culture and society that produced it.

The public will have the opportunity to learn about this and more from Hill

Minneapolis, MN — Established in 2009, the biennial MCBA Prize is the first award to recognize excellence in new work from across the eclectic spectrum of book art. The 2020 prize coincides with MCBA’s 35th anniversary—and will draw submissions from across the globe. The submission window is open February 1-March 31, 2020.

This year’s juror is Betty

Minneapolis, MN — The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has named a collaborative group as the winner of the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award for their collective efforts on the new artist’s book, My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. This annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is pleased to announce the recipients of our fifteenth series of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowships:

    •    Austin Nash, printmaking
    •    Shun Jie Yong, photography
    •    Collaborative team Sarah Evenson and Jade Herrick, illustration and printmaking

Three jurors, reflecting diverse perspectives and

Minneapolis, MN — As a hub for artists of all kinds—bookbinders, papermakers, letterpress printers, and more—Minnesota Center for Book Arts has devoted two days solely to the celebration of new book art created within the last year. The event kicks off on Friday, October 18, 7-10pm with a ticketed preview party, followed by a juried public sale on Saturday, October 19, 10am-3pm.

NEW

Minneapolis, MN — For the first time, two fellowships—which include an award of $25,000 each, as well as professional development experiences, opportunities to participate in national conferences, and public discussions with visiting critics and curators—will be available in 2020 to book artists living in the state of Minnesota.

The

Minneapolis -- The Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) presents Mimic: Modern Marbled Objects, an exhibition that examines the history and craft of marbling, from book arts origins to present day sculpture, fine art, and other decorative objects.  This exhibition was co-curated by Torey Erin (Exhibitions and Artist Programs

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) presents Playing With Words, an exhibition in collaboration with the Loft Literary Center’s first annual Wordplay, Minnesota’s largest celebration of readers, writers, and great books. MCBA has commissioned 14 letterpress printers from around the country to create an edition of broadsides featuring selections of text by writers Jericho