Saturday, June 27, 2015

Blood Quantum, a juried exhibition of book art

Deadline: August 22, 2015 {ONLINE}

Call for Artists
Blood Quantum, a juried exhibition of book art

23 Sandy Gallery
Portland, Oregon
November 6 - December 19, 2015

23 Sandy Gallery invites artists to participate in Blood Quantum, a juried exhibition of book art about our identity, ancestry, history and personal cultural narrative.

THEME – Blood Quantum is a concept that refers to the degree of ancestry for an individual of a specific racial or ethnic group such as Native Americans. This concept got us thinking about ancestry, identity, heritage, family history and our personal cultural narrative. We are seeking book and paper arts exploring these topics, real or fictional.

MEDIA –This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.

JUROR – Robert Gore, the Visual Arts Librarian and curator of the artists’ book collection in the UCLA Arts Library.

AWARDS – Three artists will receive Best of Show Awards. Winners are selected upon installation of the show. In addition, we will also award the Library Purchase Prize. The winning work or works will be purchased by the gallery and donated to the artists' book collection at the UCLA Arts Library.

ENTRIES - A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Work must be no more that five years old.

SIZE LIMITATIONS - All works are limited to 24 inches in any direction when displayed. One exception to this rule is long accordion books, which may extend out longer. Accordions allow us to shorten up the display width without losing the impact of the book.

FRAMING - Wall-hung work can either be hung framed or unframed attached with magnets and must include proper hanging hardware. If you are shipping framed work we recommend you ship the work with acrylic instead of glass.

FEES - A $25 non-refundable entry fee covers up to three works and is payable upon submission. Just to clarify, the entry fee covers one, two or all three works, it is not a per work fee.

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.

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