Sunday, April 25, 2010


Rock, Paper, Scissors
Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine, CA)
Deadline: April 26, 2010
Click here for details

Book Power!
June 3-26, 2010
23 Sandy Gallery
Deadline: May 14, 2010
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Pop-Up Now!
September 2-25, 2010
23 Sandy Gallery
Deadline: July 20, 2010
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Book Art: An International Juried Competition for Artists
October 23-November 28, 2010
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
Deadline: August 31, 2010
Click here for details

5th Annual Trenton Avenue Arts Festival

East Kensington Neighbors Association will host the Fifth Annual Trenton Avenue Arts Festival (TAAF) on Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 12–5pm.

The TAAF celebrates the local artists, musicians, and restaurants of East Kensington and surrounding neighborhoods. They raise funds for community art projects, cleaning initiatives, and other programs that promote neighborhood revitalization.

The 2010 TAAF is accepting applications for vendors through May 1st. All art forms and media are welcome: two-dimensional fine arts, sculpture, installation, handcrafted items, metalwork, jewelry, antiques, furnishings, and more. Creative businesses and local non-profits are welcome. Visit to find out how to register.

TAAF will be held on Trenton Avenue (between Norris St and Arizona St), a historic Belgian Block street that has been part of Kensington’s rich creative history for over a hundred years.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Philadelphia Center for the Book is seeking member artists to participate in an exhibition of artist's books and prints entitled Space and Sequence at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street. Space and Sequence will take place September 14 through October 31, 2010, in an area adjacent to the main lobby of the Library. The exhibit will consist of two rows of 11 cases each, for a total of 22 cases to be filled with the book art and print work of PCB members.

Guest juror, Jae Rossman, special collections librarian at the Arts Library of Yale University, will select the proposals from among those submitted, and each participating artist will be assigned one entire case to fill.

For details please click here.

Proposals must be received by: June 4, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Paul Johnson Talk

Friday, May 7 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Mr. Johnson will bring a suitcase of pop-up books to show us. Some of the books are his own and some were made by others, including children. He will discuss the endless power of the book as an aesthetic, architectural form and its special fascination for people of all ages.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Rosner or call Jennifer at: 215-546-3181

UArts MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibitions

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Candidates in the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program
The University of the Arts
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Anderson Hall
333 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Chapter I:
April 19-30, 2010
Reception Friday April 23

Chapter II:
May 3-14, 2010
Reception Friday May 7

The University of the Arts 2010 MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibitions will be held at The University of the Arts' Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in two installments. Opening receptions will be in the gallery from 5:30-8:30 PM on Friday, April 23rd for Chapter I and Friday, May 7th for Chapter II.

From traditional to innovative concepts and structures, the exhibitions are the culmination of the artists' work in the two-year MFA program. Traditional, alternative, and experimental bookbinding, printmaking, video, multi-media installations, mixed media, and sculpture form the exhibitions. Within each body of work, the artist challenges the idea of a book and explores narrative concepts.

Exhibiting artists in Chapter I, April 19th-30th, are Mandy Dunn, Sally Faulkner, Katy Matich, Emily Pfahl, and Patrick Stump. Artists in Chapter II, May 3rd-14th, are Amber Chiozza, Donna Globus, Lara Henderson, Jessica Hoffman, and Asa Yoshie.

The University of the Arts' graduate program in Book Arts/Printmaking offers a course of study in which students explore the book as an art form that incorporates two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional structures. It embraces both the rich history of the book and the new processes and forms created by digital technology. Its concept of book arts includes fine-press printing and illustrated texts, visual and verbal narratives, and works that push the idea of a book beyond conventional expectations.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Print Aweigh, Take Away!

Join in for a weekend of hands-on science, history and art activities and walking tour that will all make a great impression! The APS Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, and the Printing Office and Bindery at Franklin Court (part of Independence National Historical Park) have joined forces to celebrate an age-old technique for communication – printing words on paper.

APRIL 10 & 11

APS Museum
104 S. Fifth Street
10am – 5pm
• Go treasure hunting for fossils, pigeons and much more in the Dialogues with Darwin exhibition
• Have fun creating prints with stencils and stamps with artist Martin Campos
• Make your very own book with renowned book artist Rosae Reader
• Grab a free copy of our quirky Walking Tour Map

APS Museum Walking Tour
Guided tours leave from the APS Museum
Noon and 2pm
(or follow our map on your own; you choose the time)
• Experience the most off-beat sites in historic Old City including Cappelini Jr. Stamps and Hobbies (313 Market Street) for out-of-this-world model trains, planes and space vehicles, Victor Gordon (31 N. 3rd) for African masks and Pierre’s (211 N. 3rd Street) Philadelphia’s premiere costume store.
• Wend your way to artist Lisa Anne Auerbach’s Tract House which offers an evolutionary twist on the classic religious publications called tracts

The Tract House: A Darwin Addition
231 N. 3rd Street
10am – 5pm
• Browse and take home some colorful free tracts inspired by Darwin and evolution
• Create your own tracts – we’ll post them at the Tract House!

Printing Office and Bindery at Franklin Court (part of Independence National Historical Park)
320 Market Street (enter through courtyard)
11am – 5pm
• See a working model of the printing press used by Ben Franklin and learn how he would have used it
• Watch demonstrations of the art of pamphlet sewing

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd. Penn’s Landing
Children $7
Adults $12
Seniors $10
10am – 5pm

APRIL 10 Only

Independence Seaport Museum
211 S. Columbus Blvd. Penn’s Landing
1 – 3pm:
• Anchors Aweigh! Climb aboard the historic War Cruiser Olympia to check out the exhibit The Bounding Billow: Sailors Printing on the High Seas.
• Watch Cannonball Press artists crank out shipboard leaflets using an 1895 letterpress – free copies for all.

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Print Aweigh, Take Away! is part of the public programming in conjunction with Philagrafika 2010: Out of Print.