Sunday, November 21, 2010

Call for Papers: The Art of the Book


The Art of the Book

A one-day symposium sponsored by the Grace Slack McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College and the Office of Academic Programs at Historic Deerfield

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011

Location: Historic Deerfield, Deerfield, Massachusetts

In an age of Kindles, iBooks and internet services such as Google Books, electronic media challenges the very notion of the printed book. As useful as they are, electronic resources can neither replace the sensory engagement that comes with opening a book and viewing, reading, and turning its pages nor replicate the artistry and technical skill evident in a book's design, materials, printing, and binding. This one-day symposium aims to explore, and to celebrate, the materials, methods, and settings of books and the bookmakers' art.

They invite papers that will explore the workshops and presses, the bookbinders and booksellers, the readers, bibliophiles, and librarians who have made, traded in, and treasured books in New England and beyond. How have workshops and small presses contributed to the genre of the livre d'artiste established after WWII? What do homemade books such as scrapbooks, drawing books, and journals say about the experiences and aspirations of their makers and readers? How are illustrated books such as architectural and fashion design manuals, scientific and natural history books, children's books, comic books, and graphic novels designed to convey non-textual information? What was the physical experience of producing and distributing books? In short, how can we understand the material world of books from the perspective of their makers and users?

They invite papers that explore bookmaking from a variety of perspectives, considering the products not only of professional artists and trained artisans but also of students and hobbyists, worked in a variety of media.

Topics that focus on New England are particularly welcome.

Please submit 250-word proposals and a two-page c.v. via electronic mail to Josh Lane and Martha McNamara Proposals should be theoretical or analytical in nature rather than descriptive and should include the title of the paper and the presenter's name.

For further information, please contact Josh Lane( or Martha McNamara(

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2011.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

UArts Senior Printmaking W.I.P Show

Wednesday, November 17 · 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Hamilton Hall
320 S. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

Seniors showcased in front lobby of Hamilton Hall:

Cerise Kacensky
Jiyeong Yoon
Jackie Barry
Courtney Brown
Jennifer Bernardin
Tommy Mancusi
Olivia Thornton
Geovanny Reynolds
Adam Brunell

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Form & Verse: Inge Bruggeman and Barbara Mauriello

Form & Verse: Inge Bruggeman and Barbara Mauriello
November 12 – 19, 2010

Printmaking Gallery, University of the Arts
University of the Arts
The Printmaking Gallery, Anderson Hall, Sixth Floor
333 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Hours: Weekdays, 9:00-5:00

Artists’ Reception: November 16, 5:30-7:30

The MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Program at the University of the Arts is pleased to present “Form & Verse: Inge Bruggeman and Barbara Mauriello.” Bruggeman and Mauriello are this year's visiting artists to the Book Arts/Printmaking Program, and the show in the Printmaking Gallery features a range of their recent works.

Inge Bruggeman is a book artist and fine press printer working out of Portland, Oregon. She is the proprietor of Ink-A! Press, Textura Book Arts Studio, and is on the Book Arts Faculty of the Oregon College of Art and Craft. Her prints and books are widely noted for their exhaustive attention to craft and detail. Bruggeman's work explores the compelling connotations of the book as an object and investigates the relationships between text and image.

Barbara Mauriello is a book artist and conservator from Hoboken, New Jersey. She is on the faculty of The New York Center for the Book and the School of Visual Arts in New York, and has collaborated with artists such as Max Gimblett and William Kentridge. Her work is deeply engaged with materials, landscape, and pattern. She is particularly noted for her fine boxes, to which she often adds architectural elements to create new spaces.

Monday, November 1, 2010

85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking

The Print Center
Call for Entries: 85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking

Deadline: December 15, 2010
Jurors: Emi Eu, Director, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore Sarah Suzuki, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr., Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Awards + Prizes
Up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes, a solo exhibition at The Print Center, a two-year contract from The Print Center Gallery Store and a purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


The competition is open to all artists. All forms of art are acceptable as long as print is a critical component of the work. Work submitted must have been completed in the last two years. Submitted works cannot have been exhibited within 50 miles of Philadelphia or in any prior exhibition at The Print Center. Up to four images may be submitted and only one entry per person.

Entry Information
Entries are accepted online only. For guidelines and the application, go to:

Non-Members $45 ($60 outside US)
Current Members $5 processing fee
Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards are accepted.

If you are not already a member, your entry fee to the competition entitles you
to a one-year membership to The Print Center.

About the Competition
The Print Center's Annual International Competition is one of the most prestigious and oldest juried exhibitions in the United States. Alternating yearly between printmaking and photography, it provides a unique opportunity for local, national and international artists to compete in a forum which emphasizes individual talent and expressiveness rather than a specific exhibition topic.

Book Paper Scissors 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street

Don't miss Philadelphia Center for the Book's most successful annual event!

Book Paper Scissors is an artists' book fair, free and open to the public. This festive event features prints, artists' books, handmade paper, zines, origami, blank books, paper sculpture, and jewelry.

Registration is currently open. Click here to download the application.

Deadline: November 19, 2010.