Friday, December 20, 2013

Tenure-track Asst. Professor Position, Printmaking

The University of Wisconsin--Madison has posted a position as Assistant Professor, Printmaking. This is a tenure-track position, starting end of August, 2014. MFA or equivalent required.
Deadline for applications: Feb. 7, 2014.
If you apply for positions like this, please post a comment to the blog to let us know how things worked out. 
Good luck!

Book Arts Adjunct Position

The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ has an opening for an adjunct professor to teach a course in Introduction to Book Arts for the Spring Semester, 2014. MFA and teaching experience required.

Note that the application deadline is coming up very soon.
Here are the posting details:


Book Arts Adjunct Professor


Mo 3:30PM - 4:50PM and 5:30PM - 9:20PM
Adjunct Position in Visual Arts: Book Arts
Job Title: Adjunct Position in Book Arts
Department: Art and Art History
Job Posted On: 
Job Start Date: 01/27/2014
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Status: Temporary- Spring semester
Search Type: Global Search 
Job Post ID: 


The College of New Jersey invites applications for a part-time Spring-semester Visual Arts adjunct position in the Department of Art and Art History. We seek a Visual Artist to teach a Book Art course. Date of appointment: January 2014- May 2014.

The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey is a highly selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the undergraduate residential experience and offers targeted graduate programs. The College's seven schools - The Arts and Communication; Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health and Exercise Science; and Engineering - offer degrees to nearly 7,000 students. With a 13 to 1 student to faculty ratio, TCNJ seeks to enroll approximately 1,375 entering, full-time freshmen each fall, 95 percent of whom live on campus.

Adjunct Position in Visual Arts: Book Arts

An introduction to Artist books designed to bring together students with differing backgrounds who approach this art in their own unique ways.  This is a projects-oriented course that involves students in the discussion, critique, planning, and design of books in a range of book-production media.  The course introduces terms, formats, book genres, design concepts, and production practices.  Examples of projects include wearable books, alternative book structures, Japanese bindings and Japanese design, Coptic binding, tunnel books, and creating books with foldouts.  It also includes the techniques and construction of a portfolio box. In addition, the final project gives each student the opportunity to plan and execute a book design project that reflects his or her particular interests.
Teaching load will be one course: Book Arts 

The College is located in close proximity to Princeton, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, and New York City, NY.

Minimum qualifications:

1) Completed Master’s Degree in Fine Arts by the date of appointment.
2) At least two years of college level teaching experience.
3) CV indication exhibition record with 
4) Record of and/or promise for a scholarly and/or creative program commensurate with a highly competitive liberal arts college, such as regional, national and international exhibitions, book arts work in private collections, residencies and other indicators of your professional involvement in book arts.
The ideal candidate will have experience in all areas of book arts listed in the course description, be active in the discipline and have previous teaching experience relating to book arts.

Contact Information

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 10 images of your work, and contact information for three references electronically in PDF format to with the subject line: Book Arts Adjunct- "Applicant's last name." 
Only complete, electronic submissions will be considered. Although not required, examples of student work, and copies of previous syllabi may also be submitted for review. 
A review of applications will begin March January 6th, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to applications received by January 6, 2014. Please direct further inquiries to: 

Visual Arts Search Committee 
Department of Art and Art History 
The College of New Jersey 
P.O. Box 7718
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mt. Airy Art Garage issues Call for Artists--Assemblage: Paper Works

The Mt. Airy Art Garage is calling for entries for a juried exhibit, Assemblage: Paper Works. They are looking for paper "works of sculpture, collage, book arts, constructions, installations, mobiles, drawing, print making, photography, painting and all experimentation." Open to all artists.
This organization nurtures and provides a venue for local independent artists; it's well worth your consideration and support.

Deadline for submission: 

January 4, 2014

For details and link to entry form:

Thursday, December 12, 2013

This just in from Washington D.C.

This year's White House Christmas card is a pop-up!

Please note, Colette Fu, Carol Barton, and all other moveable book fans!