Monday, June 29, 2009


Deadline: August 21, 2009 (RECEIVE)


A Cooperative Book Arts Exhibition between
The Book Arts Roundtable & The Printmaking Council of NJ
Branchburg, NJ
October 10 through December 5, 2009

This unique exhibition offers members of both organizations an opportunity to explore the intersection where book arts and the printed surface meet. Consider what structure or form; what materials and content will assist you in understanding and creating work inspired by what lies "below the surface". Artists may create alone or in teams. Entries may reflect the passive nature of what is below a surface, or the active process of scratching the surface of things to reveal hidden layers. Artists may choose to look into the layers of meaning, as they relate to our own personal experiences. How will the layers speak to you? What surface will you choose? In what way will you interpret what lies "below the surface"?

ELIGIBILITY & MEDIA: Original work must relate to the art of the book, the chosen theme, and have a sense of ‘bookness’ about it. Books can be bound using a variety of techniques, including accordion, tunnel, coptic, etc. Work must be recent (completed 2008 to present), and must not have been shown previously at PCNJ. Framed work will not be accepted. All accepted work meets standards of PCNJ and its Exhibition Committee. Each artist may submit 3 pieces of work. Work will be displayed on pedestals, shelving or walls. Space limitations may apply.

ENTRY SPECIFICATIONS: Artists may submit up to 3 entries. Up to 3 images may be sent for each entry. PCNJ accepts slides or digital (JPEG) images. There is no charge for entries (artists must be paid up with membership to BAR or PCNJ).

Those interested in new membership may pay time of entry.

EXHIBITION COMMITTEE: Four distinguished New Jersey artists have planned/conceptualized this collaborative exhibition - Bonnie Berkowitz, R.D. Burton, Elizabeth Mackie, and Barbara Scharf Lehrhoff.

SELECTION COMMITTEEE: Bonnie Berkowitz & Elizabeth Mackie

Download the prospectus: Book_Arts_Prospectus.pdf

Visit the website: for entry