Friday, August 10, 2012

Infinite Possibilities: Science, Math, Book Arts

Deadline: September 28, 2012 (ONLINE)

Infinite Possibilities: Science, Math, Book Arts
23 Sandy Gallery

Portland, Oregon
November 30 - December 29, 2012

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present Infinite Possibilities, a juried exhibition of book art inspired by the world of math and science, real or imagined.

THEME: By those in the know, meaning those left-brained, analytical types, math and science are often described in artistic terms: the eloquence of an equation, the beauty of a concept. Infinite Possibilities looks at the opposite: how math and science can be used artistically to inspire book artists to think creatively about such topics. We are looking for book art works that incorporate mechanical and theoretical concepts, from serious to humorous exploring subjects ranging from math, science to medicine, space, architecture, engineering, physics, genetics and more.

MEDIA: This exhibit is open to book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, broadsides and sculptural pieces are all encouraged. Any medium, any style, any size.

ENTRIES - A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received online no later than midnight on SEPTEMBER 28, 2012. Artists submitting to this exhibition will be notified via email.

FEES - A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS - Artists residing outside of the United States are welcome to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $25 must be paid in US funds.

JURYING: This show will be juried by Laura Russell, the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery and by our guest co-juror Dina Scheel, a Bay-area book artist and collector.

AWARDS: Three artists will receive Best of Show Awards, which will include a special online portfolio and marketing campaign focusing on their work. All award winners will also be highlighted on the online catalog. Best of Show winners are selected upon installation of the show.

In addition, we will also award the Librarian's Choice Purchase Prize, which will be awarded based on ballots cast by our library and museum customers. The winning work or works will be purchased by the gallery and donated to our randomly selected voting libraries.

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