Monday, September 01, 2014

The Guild of Book Workers: Vessel

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

Intent to Enter Form: October 17, 2014
Online Entry Form: March 15, 2015

The Guild of Book Workers

New York, NY
2015 - 2017 Exhibition

The Guild of Book Workers invites all members to participate in its 2015-2017 traveling juried exhibition, Vessel. The book as vessel inspires beautiful metaphor - a craft for traveling, a container, a holder, a receiver, a transporter. Across time and culture, the vessel is at the center of many ceremonies and rites of passage. Native American cultures regarded the vessel as a portal to a sacred realm. The book as craft is our vessel to sail the high seas, to hold our dearest memories, and to indicate the pulse of life. Guild of Book Workers members are invited to interpret “vessel” as broadly or as narrowly as they wish.

All entrants must be members in good standing of the Guild of Book Workers at the time of submission and carry a current membership throughout the entire run of the exhibition. Member registration may accompany entry, along with entry fee. Entrants may submit a total of two works. An Intent to Enter form must be submitted online by October 17, 2014 in order to be notified of exhibitions updates and a link to the online entry form. Works will be juried from digital images.

This exhibition will feature approximately 50 works by Guild members. Opening in the spring of 2015, the Vessel exhibition will travel to between six and nine venues across the U.S., closing in the spring of 2017. Selected works will include fine and edition bindings, artist’s books, broadsides (letterpress printing, calligraphy, and decorative paper-making), and historical binding models. Works will be selected by a jury to ensure that they are of excellent quality.

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Guild of Book Workers
521 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10175