Saturday, December 01, 2007

Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts

Deadline: February 15, 2008

Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts

The Wells College Book Arts Center
Aurora, New York

The Wells College Book Arts Center is pleased to begin accepting applications for the sixth Victor Hammer Fellowship in the Book Arts. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in hand bookbinding plus one other area of the books arts (letterpress printing, calligraphy, papermaking), as well as a proven commitment to promoting the book arts through education or community involvement.

The essential duties of this two-year fellowship are to teach one introductory hand bookbinding course per semester, to assist with a variety of Book Arts Center projects, and to produce an independent body of work. Benefits include an apprenticeship at the press and letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler in Skaneateles, New York, an annual stipend, a supplies budget and a medical insurance package.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of reference and 8-10 slides or Mac-compatible digital images of recent work by February 15, 2008 to:

The Wells College Book Arts Center
170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026

Please include a S.A.S.E. with adequate postage if you wish to have application materials returned to you. Finalists will be informed of a decision by March 15th and are asked to appear for an in-person interview and portfolio review.

As our website is currently under construction, please direct all questions about the fellowship to the Wells College Book Arts Center at or by calling 315.364.3420 between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 EST.

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