Thursday, August 23, 2007


Deadline: October 15, 2007

Altered Books at Minneapolis Central Library

January-March 2008
Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Public Library announces a national call for U.S. artists to submit digital images of altered books for a juried exhibition January-March 2008 at Minneapolis Central Library's Cargill Hall exhibition gallery.

Juror: Betty Bright, Ph.D., former curator at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

The exhibition will be part of a city-wide series of workshops, exhibitions and programs capped by the annual convention of the Public Library Association, in Minneapolis, March 25-29, 2008.

A webpage and gallery guide will document the works. Media releases, electronic and printed materials will direct visitors to all exhibition venues.

Altered Books Definition: According to the International Society of Book Artists, an altered book is any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. An altered book can be rebound, painted, cut, burned, folded, added to, collaged in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped, drilled or otherwise adorned.

Submission Fee: $20 for up to 5 images on CD.

Note that this exhibition is open to working artists only. Students, for other exhibition opportunities related to the Altered Book Project contact Melinda Ludwiczak at

Exhibition works will be installed by professional art handlers and works will be insured by Minneapolis Public Library when they are received. Please direct questions to: Melinda Ludwiczak at or 612-630-6246.

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