Monday, April 16, 2018

The 2018 Isaac Anolic Memorial Jewish Book Arts Award

What Is The Award?

The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a unique, one-of-kind, or limited edition work of art in the field of Jewish book arts.
Book Arts refers to works of art that originate from a relationship to the book form, ranging from scrolls, accordion-style, illuminated manuscripts, graphic novels or hand-bound printed sheets, as well as hand-made paper, newspapers, comics, ephemera, deconstructed books, photographs, etc.
Jewish Book Arts refers to a work that relates in some way to the greater world of Jewish writings, religion, Jewish thought, history or culture and how words appear in the Jewish tradition. Possible reference points could include: Prayer books, the mezuzah, the ketubbah, Jewish history, sacred texts, the haggadah, etc.

What is not Eligible?

Previously completed projects, commercially published, including small press limited edition books are not eligible for the award.

Who Is Eligible?

All active, professional Jewish artists who have exhibited within the last five years are eligible to apply.

Who Is Not Eligible?

Student artists studying in a degree granting university or school of art.

How Do I Apply?

Applications are to be submitted online and should be sent to:

Application Requirements:

  • Ten examples of current work in JPEG format

Please label each JPEG as follows: Last name_First name _ Image# (example: Doe_Jane_#1)

The size of your JPEG files should be as follows: 1024 pixels on its longest side and no larger than 3MB each.

  • An image list identifying each work with the image#, title, date, medium and dimensions.

You may also include any other relevant information here (ex: Was the work exhibited? Did it win an award? etc.). Please include your name and contact info at the top of the image list.

  • A one-page proposal expressing your vision/intentions for the work that will be supported by the award.

Your proposal should address the following:

The medium and/or format you will use; how your project relates to Judaism; your expected outcome; how the award will help you realize your vision or goal.

  • A professional resume/CV of no more than two pages           
  • Website address if applicable.

What Else Do I Need To Know? 

The project must be completed within a year of receiving the award. At the end of the award year the artist must provide a brief artist’s statement (no more than 500 words) and visual documentation of the project. The family also stipulates that the Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award be credited in any exhibition or publication of the completed project.

Application Deadline: 

Friday, June 16th, 2018.

The award will be announced: September 30th, 2018

Further Questions?

Award Administrator: 

Rita Rosen Poley (215) 901-2656

For more information about the Anolic Family Awards:

This award is administered by Hillel of Greater Philadelphia

Friday, April 13, 2018


The Focus on Book Arts (FOBA) conference is looking for instructors for the fourteenth biennial Conference.  Conference dates are Wednesday through Sunday June 26-30, 2019 with a check-in day of Tuesday, June 25, 2019. This event is held at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon about 30 miles west of Portland, Oregon. We are looking for beginning, intermediate and advanced level workshops but would also like to consider master level workshops that may involve critical problem solving or more advanced hands-on work. The format of the conference is in classes of one, two, or three days. All three-day classes will be on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All two-day classes will be on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a limited number of one day classes each day. Instructors may submit proposals for the length of days they think appropriate for their class. They may submit a combination of workshops that cover the entire five days of the conference. Each day would be six contact hours, 9:00 until 4:30 with a 1½ hour lunch break. In addition to the individual workshops, the Conference will host evening activities and receptions, a trade show, a sales store, and a Faculty/Staff exhibit.  

For complete details and an application form visit our web page
You will find the button for proposals in the bar at the top of the home page or under the Save the Date information on the lower right of the home page.
If you have any questions go to Workshop Proposals on the web page and click on at the bottom of the page.


All proposals must be received by MAY 15, 2018.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bookmaking Workshop: Round Robin Books

Saturday, May 5, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Skylit Atrium, Perelman Building
All levels welcome; materials provided
Instructor: Artist Scott McCarney

$20 ($16 members); includes Perelman Building admission
In sports, a round robin tournament is when each contestant is matched in turn against every other contestant. In this workshop, participants will act as the contestants matched in turn with circulating sheets of paper and will contribute using a variety of mark-making techniques (drawing, collage, frottage, tracing, transfers, stamping, etc.). As the papers circulate, we will fold them into sections to define the pages and create our own itineraries through the book. Participants will also bind their single-section books with a choice of simple cover attachments. Everyone will leave with a personalized, one-of-a-kind copy of the collaborative edition.

This workshop also includes a tour of Keith Smith at Home with the show’s curator, Amanda Bock, the Lynne and Harold Honickman Assistant Curator of Photographs.

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