Sunday, June 09, 2013

EcoEditions at 23 Sandy Gallery

Deadline: September 7, 2013 at Midnight PST (ONLINE)

23 Sandy Gallery

Portland, Oregon
November 15 - December 28, 2013

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present EcoEditions, a juried exhibition open to national and international artists.

THEME – EcoEditions asks the question: can books save the world? Can artist books raise consciousness, create awareness or change thinking? Let’s use our powers as stewards of the earth to report on the state of our environment, ecology, sustainability, pollution, climate, recycling and our planet in general.

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. Despite the confusing title, this show is open to both limited edition and unique or one-of-a-kind works. We are simply using Editions as a synonym for the word book.

SIZE LIMITATIONS - All works are limited to 24 inches in any direction when displayed.

JURYING – This exhibit will be juried by Cara List, the Art and Art History Librarian at the University of Oregon Architecture and Allied 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 University of Oregon Architecture and Allied Arts Library.

DISPLAY OF BOOKS - 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 gallery customers along with a friendly word about proper book handling. The artist can decide if books accepted in the show can be handled or not. Handling information will be requested upon acceptance to the show. If your book is an edition you are welcome to send a display copy.

ONLINE SUBMISSION PERIOD - EcoEditions online entry submission period opens and the online entry form will be posted on website on July 9, 2013. All submissions will be made online.

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. When entering online you will pay via Paypal or any major credit card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay via credit card.

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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CONTACT: Laura at 23 Sandy with Questions
Phone: 503-927-4409

23 Sandy Gallery
623 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, Oregon