Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Bookmark Project 2010: Amulet

Deadline: October 4, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Bookmark Project 2010: Amulet
Koffler Gallery
Presented with the 34th Annual Toronto Jewish Book Fair
October 23 to 31, 2010

Guest Curator: Anisia Avram

For the ninth consecutive year, the Koffler Gallery presents The Bookmark Project, an intervention of artist-designed bookmarks concurrent with the annual Toronto Jewish Book Fair organized by the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Unique bookmarks and multiples created by practicing artists and visual art students will be inserted clandestinely into the thousands of books for sale at the 34th Annual Book Fair. The bookmarks will also be presented in an online exhibition at

This year's theme, Amulet, considers the role of the bookmark as a talisman throughout the adventure of reading. The book, an intricate construction of text and ideas, is designed to capture and bring the reader into another world – a world through which only the bookmark can provide safe passage.

Anisia Avram is a graduate student at York University, concurrently pursuing a Curatorial Studies in Visual Culture Diploma and an Arts and Media Administration Graduate Diploma. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from York University, with a dual specialization in Print Media and Photography. As the past Director/Curator of the Samuel J. Zacks Gallery, Avram has organized many student exhibitions at York University. She is also a founder and board member of the InPrint Collective in Toronto.

Submission Requirements
Bookmarks should be functional and not damage or scratch the books on display. Artists are requested to submit one original bookmark for the public intervention that will not be returned. Artists whose bookmarks are selected for this project will receive a nominal artist fee, the amount of which is dependent on the number of participating artists. Fees will be issued by mail within 30 days of the close of the project.

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or contact Anisia Avram at bookmark2010@kofflerarts

The Bookmark Project 2010
Koffler Gallery
Koffler Centre of the Arts
4588 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario, M2R 1W6
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