Saturday, July 25, 2009

B.Y.O.T.Y. Book Fair

Little Berlin's "B.Y.O.T.Y.(*bring your own table yo*) BOOK FAIR"
Saturday, October 17th 2009
noon - 6pm

Twenty-five 7'x4' spaces are available ($25 each), perfect for any table or
no table. Get your own space or share a space. Spaces are available in the gallery, courtyard, and front walk.
(Note: This will be a rain or shine event.)

Part of Little Berlin's incentive to host this event is to start a permanent artist
books collection at the Little Berlin gallery. They ask all who participate to donate one book for their library.

After the B.Y.O.B.Y. BOOK FAIR, submissions can be made year round to be apart of Little Berlin's library.  Artists get a 50% commission at the sale of their book.

Book your table NOW
Deadline is at the sell out
little berlin
119 Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Building by the Book: Book Artists Respond to Architecture and Design--Call for Entry

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, in collaboration with Philadelphia Center for the Book, invite artists to submit proposals for a book that they will create in response to selected works from the Athenaeum's legacy research collection of architecture and design.

View the complete Call for Entries on the PCB website, or view the Call and the books online at the Athenaeum website.

"Show and Bestow"--Call for Entry

“Show and Bestow”
The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artists’ Books

Call to donate artists’ books to a new collection at Oberlin College

Preceded by an exhibition at
the Free Library of Philadelphia,
November 20 – December 30, 2009

Books due by November 13th.
Send to:
Alice Austin
c/o The Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Please include name, email and mailing address.
Also, include a short description of your book.

For more information, email

Cancer affects everyone. Recently Ruth found out
that her life will be cut short by cancer.
You can help to celebrate life by donating an artist’s book in
her honor to a collection that will become a part of the Special
Collections at her alma mater, Oberlin College.
Your art work will be exhibited first in Philadelphia and
then at Oberlin College.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Art in City Hall Call for Artists: Paper Works!

October 1 - January 1, 2010.
2nd and 4th floors, NE corner.
Juror: Winifred A. Lutz
Submissions due: August 14th, 4pm

"PAPER WORKS!" is a celebration of works that utilize paper as a medium, including art books, paper sculpture, papier-mâché sculpture, assemblages, collages, constructions and installations - not simply works on paper.

Submit up to four digital images on CD, no larger than 1MB each, 72dpi resolution. Identify each image with artist name, title, medium and dimensions on a separate piece of paper or on entry form. Make sure numbering matches digital submissions.

Artworks must fit in the exhibition display cases (height 7' x length 8' x width 2').

Submit a brief artist statement (no more than half a page) and current resume.

For complete entry form, email

More information.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Altered Books--Brian Dettmer

(New Books of Knowledge, 2009, Altered Set of Encyclopedias, 16" x 26-1/2" x 10")

A few months ago I came across Dettmer's work and I scrawled his name on a bright yellow piece of paper, then tucked it away. Recently I unearthed that piece of paper and wanted to share with all of you, who are so passionate about books (and whatever forms they take!).

For more about Brian Dettmer and his work visit