Sunday, January 2, 2011

Call for Entries: "Good Eats: An Exhibit About Food"

The Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (KBAC) announces a call to artists for the juried exhibition Good Eats: An Exhibit About Food which will be held in the KBAC Gallery, April 1–29, 2011.

From Dutch still-life paintings to Campbell’s soup cans, our obsession with food is a readymade subject for art! Open to all emerging and established artists, this exhibition will feature two-dimensional works of art—fine prints, paintings, and collages—that incorporate food in their subject. There is no charge to participate.

Artists may submit two entries for consideration in the exhibit. Submissions must be sent as jpeg files via email to by February 25, 2011. Digital files must be limited to 72 dpi jpegs with a maximum pixel dimension of 1200 in either direction. Please submit artist’s name, dimensions, media, email address, and phone number with emailed entry. The maximum dimension for framed work is 36” in either direction. KBAC Director Jeff Abshear and Studio Coordinator Katie Platte will choose the works for the exhibit. Artists will be informed of the decision by March 4, 2011.

This exhibit will share it’s grand opening with the KBAC Sixth Annual Edible Book Festival on April Fools Day, 2011. This is one of their largest events and typically draws up to 500 people guaranteeing an excellent audience for the “Good Eats” opening. Click here for details.

Works selected for the show must arrive at the KBAC via mail or hand delivery by March 25, 2011. Work delivered late will not be included in the exhibit. All work must be framed and ready for hanging. Expenses for shipping and return of work are the responsibility of the artist. All work must be shipped in a reusable carton, and must include stamps or a personal check to cover return postage. Make checks payable to the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. Work without sufficient postage may not be returned.

Although care will be taken in the handling and display of the work, the KBAC is not responsible for loss, damage, or theft during transit and exhibition. The KBAC reserves the right to reproduce images of submitted work for publicity purposes. A 20% commission will be charged for all sales made through the KBAC Gallery.

The opening for the exhibition will be April 1, 2011 from 6:00–9:00 p.m. Work will be returned by mail, or available for pick up, after April 29. Hand delivered work not picked up by May 31 become the property of the KBAC and may be disposed of at our discretion.

For more information please call the KBAC Gallery at 269-373-4938 or email Please include the following form when shipping selected entries for the exhibit.

All entries must be received by Friday, March 25, 2011, at 5 p.m., by mail or hand delivery.

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Ship selected work to:
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center
326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 103A
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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