Monday, May 18, 2015

Abecedarian Gallery, Content: Artifact

Two Deadlines: {ONLINE}

June 6, 2015 (midnight, MST)
Deadline for early bird submissions

July 23, 2015 (midnight, MST)
Final deadline for submissions

Content: Artifact
International juried exhibition of Book Works
Abecedarian Gallery

Denver, CO
September 17 - October 31, 2015

Content: Artifact is the second of Abecedarian Gallery’s juried exhibitions for 2015. This exhibition will celebrate the artists’ book form as one that goes beyond acting as a container for information, as an object that holds more than text and/or images arranged in a set sequence of pages.

Rather than proposing a strict set of limitations, this exhibit aims to encourage artists working in the book form to use the definition, etymology or other interpretation of the word ‘artifact’ as inspiration for the creation of new works, or as a tool to select existing works for submission to this call:

n. 1 an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
2 something observed in a scientific investigation or experiment that is not naturally present but occurs as a result of the preparative or investigative procedure.

ORIGIN early 19th cent.: from Latin arte ‘by or using art’ + factum ‘something made’ (neuter past participle of facere ‘make’).

Other interpretation:
This example is from Alisa Golden’s Making Handmade Books blog post What We Make: Artifact (Friday, January 30, 2015):

Art - shaping of the world via imagination and invention
I - the personal voice
Fact - connection to daily life, reality, science, or the external world.

• Open to any artist 18 years of age or older.
• If you live outside the United States, please contact gallery for additional submission guidelines.
• Eligible are any artist book works other than SPOD (Self Published On Demand). Books may be editioned or unique, sculptural or more traditionally bound, interactive or passive.
• All entries must be available for sale during the exhibition dates. The prices you submit during the entry process are the retail prices the gallery will adhere to throughout the duration of the exhibition.

• Books that measure more than 18 inches (closed) or 36 inches (open) in any dimension are ineligible.
• Wall works that require use of anchor bolts or other specialty installation hardware are ineligible.
• If your work requires special installation, please contact gallery before submitting your entry.

Katherine Crowe, Curator of Special Collections and Archives, University of Denver Libraries, Denver, Colorado.

Complete details including link to application and guidelines available on website:

Abecedarian Gallery
910 Santa Fe Dr, #101
Denver Colorado USA 80204