Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Secrets and Lies

Deadline: February 21, 2008 (RECEIVE)

Secrets and Lies:
A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Artist Books
March 20 – April 26, 2008
23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Click here to download a complete Prospectus and Entry Form.

THEME - A national juried show of hand-made artist books exploring our innermost secrets, lies, hopes, fears and wildest confessions. Real or fiction. Storytelling or confessing. Raw and revealing or coy and concealing. This show is open to a wide interpretation of the theme. Make us laugh, make us cry, maybe even make us squirm a little. Have fun. Play. Truth or fiction. Truth or dare. Come explore the magical world of artist books.

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to book arts related artworks created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines or broadsides are encouraged. Any medium, any style.

JURORS - This exhibit will be juried by Gay Walker who is the Special Collections Librarian at Reed College Library in Portland, which houses a significant collection of artists books. From 1979 through 1990, she was Curator of the Arts of the Book Collection at Yale University, which included creating and mounting over half the exhibits and running the Bibliographical Press in the Library. A terrific book artist herself, Gay learned bookbinding from Jane Greenfield and took classes in printmaking, calligraphy, and graphic design. And by, Laura Russell, the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery.

PURCHASE PRIZE - One artwork chosen by the jurors will be awarded the purchase prize. That work will be purchased and donated to the artist book collection at Reed College.

DEADLINE - Submissions must be received at the gallery by February 21, 2008.

Click here to download a complete PDF Prospectus and Entry Form..

You can also request a printed Prospectus and Entry Form by sending your name and mailing address to

Secrets and Lies
23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-927-4409
Web site:

Feel free to contact Laura if you have any questions.