Sunday, June 23, 2013

Opening: Conservator and Head of Conservation Services

Opening posted on the Book Arts Listserv:

The Mary R. & Elizabeth K. Raymond Conservator and
Head of Conservation Services
Stanford University Library, 
Stanford, CA

Under the direction of the Head of the Preservation Department, the Head of Conservation Services plans, directs, and executes the daily activities of the unit, supporting the needs for both special and general collections across Stanford University Libraries (SUL). The Conservation Services Unit consists of the conservation laboratory and book repair, with staff of 4 FTE, plus hourly workers and students. The laboratory treats mainly special collection materials, with the book repair unit performing repairs on the general collections as well as providing re-housing services for all material types. The Head of Conservation Services will be responsible for redesigning protocols and workflows and for implementing technical tools to mitigate the operational complexities resulting from the 9/1/2013 move of the Unit seven miles from campus.  The Head of Conservation Services is responsible for managing Conservation Services as it responds to campus teaching and research priorities.

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Central Booking Reopens in NYC

Central Booking, a gallery focusing on artist's books and the intersection of art and science, closed its Brooklyn location last winter. Its new gallery will open fully on September 12 on the Lower Eastside. A "major celebration" will take place then from 6-9 pm. 
In the meantime, the artist's book gallery opened on June 13, and is showing familiar and new work. This has always been a worthwhile stop in Brooklyn for book artists; no doubt the new location will be equally fascinating. 
Watch this blog for updates.

21 Ludlow Street (between Hester and Canal Streets)New York, NY 10002
Hours: Thursday- Sunday, 12-6pm 
Note: As of this writing, the web site has no information about the move and reopening at the new location. 

Call for Entries: Juried Exhibition

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Juried Exhibition

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Sebastopol, CA
September 12 - October 19, 2013

Call for work that explores the use of letters, numbers, symbols, characters, text, books, calligraphy but also images of graffiti, murals and letter envelopes.

Open to all media.

Non-refundable Entry Fees:

SCA Members $15 per entry or 3 entries for $35 (membership is $40 annually)
Non-members $20 per entry or 3 entries for $50
Awards: $200 Best of Show, $50 Coordinator’s Award, Merit Awards 


  • Open to all artists living in the USA.
  • All work must be original (no giclees of drawings, paintings or prints) and not previously shown at SCA.
  • Maximum of 3 entries per artist.
  • Work can be wall hung, free standing, pedestal mounted.
  • Work can be suspended if weight is below 25 lbs.
  • All work must fit through a 6’x6’ doorway (105” on diagonal).
  • Wall-hung work over 60” in any direction, or over 35 lbs. in weight must be submitted by jpeg image on CD for jurying.
  • Free-standing work may not exceed 114’’ in height. However, free-standing work over 36’’ in any direction, or over 50 lbs., must be submitted by jpeg for jurying.
  • Video and film must be submitted as a DVD in loops no longer than 4 minutes and selected artists must supply own equipment for display.
  • Performance artists must submit a DVD up to 4 minutes and need to display the video in loops and participate in an evening of live performance art.


Work for this exhibit will be selected from the actual artwork, or digital images.

Download Prospectus:

Apply Online:

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Call for entries: Juried Exhibit

EcoEditions at 23 Sandy Gallery

Deadline: September 7, 2013 at Midnight PST (ONLINE)

23 Sandy Gallery

Portland, Oregon
November 15 - December 28, 2013

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present EcoEditions, a juried exhibition open to national and international artists.


– EcoEditions asks the question: can books save the world? Can artist books raise consciousness, create awareness or change thinking? Let’s use our powers as stewards of the earth to report on the state of our environment, ecology, sustainability, pollution, climate, recycling and our planet in general. 


 – This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged. Despite the confusing title, this show is open to both limited edition and unique or one-of-a-kind works. We are simply using Editions as a synonym for the word "book."

Size Limitations 

 – All works are limited to 24 inches in any direction when displayed. 


– This exhibit will be juried by Cara List, the Art and Art History Librarian at the University of Oregon Architecture and Allied Arts Library.


– Three artists will receive Best of Show Awards, winners are selected upon installation of the show. In addition, we will also award the Library Purchase Prize. The winning work or works will be purchased by the gallery and donated to the Artists' Book Collection at the University of Oregon Architecture and Allied Arts Library.

Display of Books

– This exhibition will be displayed at 23 Sandy Gallery. We feel very strongly that artist books need to be handled to be fully appreciated. Handi-Wipes are provided for gallery customers along with a friendly word about proper book handling. The artist can decide if books accepted in the show can be handled or not. Handling information will be requested upon acceptance to the show. If your book is an edition you are welcome to send a display copy. 

Online Submission Period 

– EcoEditions online entry submission period opens and the online entry form will be posted on website on July 9, 2013. All submissions will be made online. 


– A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission. Just to clarify, the entry fee covers one, two or all three works, it is not a per work fee. When entering online you will pay via Paypal or any major credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card. 

Visit website for complete prospectus:

Contact: Laura at 23 Sandy with Questions
Phone: 503-927-4409

23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, Oregon

Artist in Residence Program, Florida Atlantic University

Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program


Jaffe Center for Book Arts 

Florida Atlantic University
Wimberly Library
Boca Raton, FL
Spring 2014

The Helen M. Salzberg Artist in Residence Program funds two working residencies for artists each academic year at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, in the fall and spring semesters. Artists working in the book arts (and other media, too, as long as the creative project can be thought of as book arts related) are encouraged to apply for this prestigious and competitive award. We accept applications from artists from all over the world.

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts revolves around a core collection of artists' books and its educational mission focuses on all aspects of the book arts, including hand papermaking and paper decoration, letterpress printing and alternative print techniques, and bookbinding in its traditional form as well as contemporary book structures.

Poet and artist Helen M. Salzberg established the Salzberg AIR Program in 2011. Income from this endowed fund enables artists working in the book arts to come to the Jaffe Center on a semester basis to work and teach at the center. While here, the artist will produce a creative project using JCBA studios and also teach a workshop for FAU students and the general public and mentor FAU students as his or her schedule allows. The Salzberg AIR Program gives our students the opportunity to work alongside highly talented and creative book artists.

Two residencies will be awarded each academic year: one in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. The Artist in Residence (AIR) selected each semester will get his or her own office at JCBA and full use of the JCBA studios (papermaking, letterpress and book studios). The artist's residency will last for 12 weeks, though shorter or longer residencies may be accommodated as needed. In the application process, if an artist has a particularly ambitious creative project in mind, the artist may apply for a residency that would encompass two semesters. Should the two-semester residency be awarded in this case, the artist would be expected to teach one workshop in each semester.

At this time, until the endowment for the program is fully funded, the AIR receives a stipend of $3,000 for the semester.


Artists who wish to compete for consideration for this prestigious opportunity must submit their application and support materials for review by a JCBA panel comprised of book artists and book arts enthusiasts. Your application packet must be submitted via post or delivered in person to JCBA and should include the following:

1. Completed application, or suitable cover letter that supplies the same information requested on the pdf.
2. Brief narrative of the creative project you envision.
3. Brief narrative of the workshop you would like to teach.
4. Current resume.
5. Any support materials you care to include: we welcome images of your work, sketches for the creative project, video... be creative and have fun.

Download Application: AIR_Application.pdf

Visit website for full details:

The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Wimberly Library, Room 350/ 3rd floor east
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road 
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Telephone: 561.297.0226

Rust Belt Rising Almanac at FLP Author Events

The Head & The Hand Press is a recent addition to Philadelphia's craft publishing scene. They will present a panel discussion with the editorial team and contributors to their latest project, Rust Belt Rising Almanac, at the Main Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

For details on the event, see:

For more information on The Head & The Hand Press, see: