Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Book Power!

Deadline: May 14, 2010 (ONLINE)

Book Power!

Artist Books Addressing Our Social, Political or Environmental World
23 Sandy Gallery
Portland, Oregon
June 3-26, 2010

THEME – Book Power is seeking artist books addressing the social, political or environmental issues of our times. Can an artist book be a vehicle to shed light on the problems we face in the world? Can books be a call for change? Can we go beyond just artists who make things to artists who make things happen? War, poverty, decay, politics, conflict, revolution, feminism, environmental, economic and political upheaval are but a few of the issues that concerned book artists can use to engage their readers in an effort to raise consciousness, call for justice or provoke action. Perhaps we really can use our creative powers to solve the problems of the world.

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to hand bound book arts related artworks created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines or broadsides are encouraged. Any medium, any style, any size.

BEST OF SHOW & CURATORS CHOICE AWARDS - One "Best of Show" and two "Curators Choice" certificates will be awarded for Book Power. These awards will be chosen by a special voting ballot that will be mailed with the printed catalog to our targeted institution list. We see this as another way to get librarians and curators excited and engaged with the show.

ONLINE CATALOG - 23 Sandy Gallery will publish a complete online catalog illustrating this exhibition. The online catalog will remain on our web site for at least three years and will include three photos of each work, production specs, an artist statement and artist biography.

PRINT CATALOG - A full-color, 40-50 page, printed catalog showcasing of all the books in this exhibition will also be produced. The print catalog will include one photo of each work, production specs, an artist statement and artist biography.
EXHIBITION DISPLAY - This exhibition will be displayed at 23 Sandy Gallery. We feel very strongly that artist books need to be handled to be fully appreciated. Handi-Wipes are provided for customers along with a friendly word about proper book handling.

ENTRIES - A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist. Entries must be received online no later than MAY 14, 2010. Artists accepted for the exhibition will be notified via email. The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality are other than represented in the electronic entry.

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. Return shipping of all artwork will be handled via the carrier of your choice but you must provide pre-paid, ready-to-ship shipping labels and customs documents.

Phone: 503-927-4409



23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, Oregon