reid-cunningham at bostonathenaeum.org
Fri Jan 11 16:28:41 EST 2008
I am posting for the Boston Book Artists, who are very interested in having
Guild members participate in their upcoming exhibition.
A Juried Book Arts Exhibit sponsored by Boston Book Arts
at the Wedeman Gallery
Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College, Newton, MA
April 8-22, 2008
CALL FOR ENTRIES
This exhibit will focus attention on a universal subject and one of
humanitys most basic needs- SHELTER- in all its manifestations: the home,
the psychology of personal space, current issues in the housing market such
as homelessness, the mortgage crisis, loss of historic fabric. It is
expected the theme will be broadly interpreted.
A 30% commission of any sale from the show will benefit a local housing
charity such as Habitat for Humanity, selected by the venue representative.
April 2008 Venue
The Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College is accessible by public transportation
and offers prime exhibit space on two levels. Exhibit format for SHELTER (at
the Lasell location only) will be Reading Room style with chairs and
tables for leisurely white glove study and enjoyment of the book works.
Acceptance in the show includes the artists commitment to host at the
Wedeman Gallery for one 3-4 hour period (or longer if desired) during the
14-day exhibit. (It is understood that artists from beyond the Greater
Boston area may be unable to accommodate this request.)
The exhibit will be juried by Janine Wong, Design Faculty member in the
College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth. Professor Wong is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist
working is artist books, printmaking. architecture and design.
The juror will look for a clearly articulated concept, appropriate
structural design, thoughtful integration of text and image (if both are
present) and imaginative execution.
1. Entries will be judged from digital images submitted on a CD. (No
email submissions). Up to 3 works may be submitted and each may be
represented by three images.
2. File Format: Jpeg Images, 6 on longest side, with a minimum
resolution of 300 dpi. File must include Artists last name, number and
title of work, followed by jpg extension.
Example: Smith1APlayhouse.jpg, Smith1BPlayhouse.jpg.
Label CD with artists name in permanent marker.
3. Work may be in the form of traditional binding, sculpture, suspended
or hung, scrolls, editioned work, altered or unique artist books, but should
not exceed 36 in height or 30 in width or depth. (Keep
shipping/installation constraints in mind when conceiving projects for this
4. Entry fee: $25.00 for up to 3 works to help defray exhibit costs
such as printing (postcards, brochure, labels etc), shipping to other
venues, speakers. Surplus funds, if any, remain with Boston Book Arts for
future shows or activities.
5. Shipped work should be securely packed in a reusable container with
a return label and adequate return postage or a check payable to Boston Book
Arts to cover shipping from Newton MA. If shipped Prepaid FedEx, include a
return Call Tag. Be sure to label all your packing materials to insure that
they return with your work.
Initial Exhibition Calendar
March 3 Entry postmark deadline
March 10-14 Jurying takes place
March 18 Notice of jurors decision mailed
April 5-7 Accepted works due at gallery
April 10 Opening reception
April 22 Exhibit closes
Awards will be given for Best of Show, Viewers Choice and others to be
1 Entry form
2 Images on CD-ROM, labeled with artists name, in protective
3 Nonrefundable check for $25.00 payable to: Boston Book Arts
4 Biography up to 500 words with contact information for sale
5 Artists Statement up to 200 words
6 SASE for juror notification and a second SASE of a size large
enough for return of images. CDs of accepted work will be retained until
the show closes.
Mail all materials to:
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466
Accepted work, if hand-delivered, will be received by Margo Lemieux at the
Wedeman Gallery, Sunday April 6 and Monday April 7, 2008 between the hours
of 10 am and 2 pm.
Shipped work should be received at the College no later than Friday April 4,
NOTE: Plans call for this show to travel to additional locations on the
East Coast. Accepted entries should be free of other commitments for up to
18 months from April 2008, and any sold works must remain on exhibit until
the tour concludes.
We have a commitment from the Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design
for July 9- August 15, 2008. Notice will be given as other venues are
Lasell college does not provide insurance, but all work will be handled with
care and stored in a secure space until installation, after which, the
Wedeman Gallery will be attended during opening hours and locked thereafter.
Insurance conditions for subsequent venues will be provided as available.
For information, contact:
Veronica Morgan, curator: Artspace at 110.net 978/ 281-7585 (Until Jan 15 &
after April 4)
Margo Lemieux, exhibit coordinator, Lasell College: mlemieux at lasell.edu
ENTRY FORM SHELTER Sponsored by Boston Book Arts
I understand and agree that my accepted work, if any, must be available for
exhibiting until approximately October 2009;
That the choice of material exhibited at subsequent venues following the
Lasell show will be solely at the discretion of the coordinator for each
venue and will be based on the size and capacity of display conditions at
the venue, although every effort will be made to include at least one work
from each exhibiting artist;
That CDs of accepted work will be retained for marketing and public
relations purposes until the final exhibit closes;
That I am responsible for insuring my work at the Lasell College location
through April 30, 2008 and will be notified of insurance requirements, if
any, for subsequent venues.
I am available to give an illustrated talk on artists books at a New
England exhibit venue.Y__N__
ARTIST NOTIFICATION FORM SHELTER
Entry #1 Title_____________________________________ Accepted _____
Entry #2 Title_____________________________________ Accepted
Entry #3 Title _____________________________________ Accepted_______
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