Tuesday, April 14, 2009

10th Annual "Artists' Books" Exhibition

Deadline: Unspecified

10th Annual "Artists' Books" Exhibition

Cuesta College Art Gallery
San Luis Obispo, CA
June 15 - July 16, 2009

Just a short introduction to the call for entries for "Artists' Books 2009", my name is David Prochaska; I am an instructor of fine art at Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, California. Since 1999 I have organized an annual book arts exhibition, to expose our local community to the community of artists making books. These exhibitions have grown each year, both in the number of books exhibited, as well as the number of enthusiastic visitors to these installations. If you are looking to expose your artist books to a new and enthusiastic audience, then this is the exhibition for you.

In these times of fiscal restraints, we are all aware of the limited funding accessible to the arts. At the same time we must, as artists, be aware of the need to build greater exposure to all art forms. For this reason we must continue to ask the artists contributing to these exhibitions to assist in the transportation of their books. (Mailing fees generally cost between $10 to $20 dollars.) With no entry fee or other charges this is a small price to pay to get your books out to the people. If you feel this is an exhibition worthy of your support and participation, we would love to have the opportunity to exhibit and explore your investigation of the book form.

This is a "hands on" exhibition! We want to encourage the visitors to interact with these book forms, so please send books you want people to interact with. We will provide gloves to the visitors to protect the books from any soiling. But again, we really do hope to build a willingness to interact with the books exhibited.

The exhibition will display between 80-100 books, so your work will be in good company.

To participate in "Artists' Books 2009", please write, call, or e-mail:

David Prochaska
Cuesta College
Fine Arts Department
P.O. Box 8106
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-8106
Phone- (805)-546-3100ext.2756
Email - dprochas@cuesta.edu

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