Friday, October 03, 2008

BookEnds: the book as art

Deadline: November 17, 2008 by 5:00 pm (RECEIVE)

BookEnds: the book as art

Torpedo Factory Art Center
Target Gallery
Alexandria, VA
January 22 – February 22, 2009

BookEnds an exhibition that focuses on the book as art and will be open to all artists nationally and internationally. The exhibition will be split between two venues,Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Target Gallery and Pyramid Atlantic: A Center for Print, Paper and Book Arts. The juror for this exhibition is Helen Frederick, Founder and former director of Pyramid Atlantic. Frederick will choose the work that will be on display at both galleries.

All work must be for sale. A commission of 40% will be taken on all works sold as a result of this exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing. Works are insured while in Target Gallery. Artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement and a Terms & Condition Agreement if accepted. The Target Gallery will keep the slides and images of accepted works and reserves the right to reproduce the images for all media and publicity purposes.

Work should be less than 15 feet overall (height + width + length), with no one dimension measuring more than 7 feet. Final measurements must be inclusive of frame, if applicable. Weight may not exceed 150 pounds. All entries must have been conceived and created by the artist submitting the work.

All work selected must be ready for exhibit: 2D work must be framed with secure hanging devices; 3D work must be suitably prepared with instructions for installation. The gallery reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

Fee: $35.00 for up to three works. Additional entry must include $10 for each entry over the initial three. Only one detail per entry image allowed.

Image entry will be PC compatible JPEG digital files and by 35mm slides only. Review will be by digital image only. We strongly suggest digital submission. All 35mm slides will be scanned before jury and require an additional $3 fee per slide.

For more info visit and click on “Target”.

Download the prospectus: BookendsProspectus.pdf

Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-838-4565 ext. 4