Friday, August 10, 2012

Art of the Book 2013 *UPDATED*

Deadline [Intent to Participate Form ONLY]: August 17, 2012 October 1, 2012(ONLINE)

Art of the Book 2013
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Museum of Contemporary Art

[We've had great response to our "Intention to Participate" in Art of the Book 2013 thus far and have extended the deadline to October 1, 2012.

We're excited to announce that a new grand prize of $1000 will be awarded in addition to the seven previously announced category prizes.] via

Art of the Book 2013, presented by the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG), is the sixth juried travelling exhibition of members' work. This exhibition marks CBBAG's 30th anniversary.

CBBAG held its first Art of the Book exhibition in 1988, and every five years since. The exhibition travels across the country for two years post-opening and it is expected that the originality and artistic merit of these pieces will provide standards and inspiration for the Canadian book arts community.

The categories for the exhibition include: fine binding, calligraphy, fine printing, paper making, paper decorating, box making, and artists' books.

A full colour printed catalogue will be produced and will depict selected works, as well as descriptions of work and biographical statements by each artist. CBBAG may use images of all accepted works for promotional purposes related to CBBAG and the exhibition. All works must be available to travel through 2016.

Entry Guidelines: The entry process has two parts. (truncated)

1. Would-be entrants first fill out an Intention to Participate Form to indicate their intention to submit work for the competition. This form is due August 17, 2012.

The CBBAG Exhibition Committee will respond by sending the Entry Form in the fall of 2012.

2. Participants submit an Entry Form along with photographs of the work and full descriptions for the jury. The deadline for digital submission of work by CD or through the website is January 14, 2013.

♦ Up to three works may be submitted. The entry fee for one to three works will be $30, and $90 for non-members, which includes a one-year CBBAG membership. Work must have been completed after January 1, 2010, and not previously exhibited.

Once the digital jurying is complete, works for the physical jury will be shipped to Calgary, after the physical jury works will be returned or remain for exhibition and travel.

♦ All costs for delivery and return must be borne by the entrant. The work must be submitted in a protective box or case which will be used for shipping. Do not ship any work via UPS, it creates additional customs charges, and packages from UPS will not be accepted. Works must not include materials problematic for shipping, such as liquids.

Jurors: Quebec-based design bookbinder Jonathan Tremblay, private press printer and owner of Greenboathouse Press Jason Dewinetz, and Chicago design binder and book artist Karen Hanmer.

Awards will be offered.

Questions? Contact Lisa Isley, Exhibitions Chair at

Visit website for full details and online entry form: