Tuesday, February 14, 2012

APPLY NOW - Three New Calls for Entry

Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (Minneapolis, MN)

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art to be included in a juried exhibition of contemporary Japanese book and paper arts. The exhibition will be on display in MCBA's Star Tribune Foundation Gallery from May 19 through July 15, 2012. Eligible work may include, but is not limited to: sumi-e, calligraphy, origami, kirie (paper-cutting) moku hanga (Japanese watercolor woodcut prints,) handmade paper, hand bookbinding, or any paper-based work that upholds the traditions of Japanese book and paper arts.

There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. While on view at MCBA's gallery, all work will be fully insured.

Email your submission(s) to MCBA Exhibitions Manager Joanne Price (jprice@mnbookarts.org). Use "Shin Jidai" as the subject line of your email. Artists are welcome to submit multiple works, but each submission must be sent in a separate email. Your email must include:

1. A one-page Word or PDF document containing:
- Name of artist(s)
- Mailing address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Title of work
- Medium/materials
- Dimensions
- Year completed
- Any special installation considerations or other descriptive information you feel is necessary to fully appreciate the work

2. Up to three (3) digital images per work.
Images should be JPG format, 72dpi resolution, with longest dimension at 900 pixels.

Submission deadline: March 4, 2012

Selected artists will be informed by April 2, 2012.
Selected work must be delivered by May 4, 2012.
Work will be returned by August 31, 2012.

For more information: email MCBA Exhibitions Manager Joanne Price.


The jurors are Blaise Tobia, Eli VandenBerg and Susan Viguers. There is a purchase prize for each exhibitor. 

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 6–27, 2012.

 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 
info@kalbookarts.org by February 25, 2012. 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 8, 2012.

This exhibit will share it’s grand opening with our Seventh Annual 
Edible Book Festival. This is one of our largest events and typically 
draws up to 800 people guaranteeing an excellent audience for the 
“Good Eats” opening. You can see details about this event on our 

Works selected for the show must arrive at the KBAC via mail or hand 
delivery by March 30, 2012. 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. Ship selected work to:
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 103A

Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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 6, 2012 from 6:00–9:00 
p.m. Work will be returned by mail, or available for pick up, after 
April 27. 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 info@kalbookarts.org. Please include the attached form when 
shipping selected entries for the exhibit.


All entries must be received by Friday, March 30, 2012, at 5 p.m., by 
mail or hand delivery.






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Kalamazoo Book Arts Center

326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue, Suite 103A

Kalamazoo, MI 49007


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