OPEN Call for Artists!
“ART & BOOK”
An International Juried Competition for Artists
Opening with the GRAND STORYBOOK COSTUME BALL! October 23rd, 8 to midnite
Opening Ceremonies SPECIAL SURPRISE CELEBRITY!
Exhibit is October 23 thru November 28, 2010
Deadline for Entries: AUGUST 31, 2010
Work accepted in the following subject categories:
1) ARTISTS BOOKS: An “artists book” is a work of art, visual or conceptual in nature that refers to books or the idea of the book. It is not illustrations done for books. They are “objects (or sculpture) which have been inspired by, or heavily influenced by ‘the fetish-object known as book’ (to quote Stan Bevington). They are ‘artists books’ even though they don’t conform in all respects to some ten-point checklist of what makes a traditional book.” Richard Miller
To paraphrase an essay by Johnanna Drucker, an artist’s book is a work of art conceived and executed as a book and does not exist in any other form or format. It might use images, texts and any and all means of production – photography, painting, drawing, collage, metalwork, stitching, beading, both handwork and machine driven.
2) FINE ART: PAINTINGS SCULPTURE ETC. THAT INCORPORATES THE CONCEPT OF THE BOOK:
Additionally, although they are not “Artists Books” as defined above:
3) ARTISTS SKETCH BOOKS
Work can be abstract, conceptual, surreal, visionary, any style. Looking for inspirational avant-garde submissions.
ABOUT THE GRAND STORYBOOK COSTUME BALL! Dress up like your favorite storybook character or your favorite book! Live music, great food, A SPECTACULAR PHOTONIC LIGHT SHOW! A celebration to remember the rest of your life! Our last two grand balls set the tempo and defined the term “GRAND.” Ticket prices to be announced later.
See some of the scenes on Youtube, click here:
The Grand Surrealist Costume Ball, 2003, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr2V3XZvvpE
The Grand Paradise Lost Costume Ball, 2008, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMQZNMTBRjI
We also received major press on our last two major juried shows:
BRAVE DESTINY, in Art & Auction Magazine: http://www.kellynewcomer.com/pdf/0603Surrealism_Lindall.pdf
CELEBRATING JOHN MILTON’S 400TH BIRTHDAY, in the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/26/books/26milt.html
BE PART OF SOMETHING GREAT!
Entry Fee: $35 for up to three works ($5 extra for each additional work submitted) , send printouts, photos, CD’s or color Xeroxes. If accepted there is a processing and hanging fee of $15.
Fill out the form below and mail to us. Make check payable to “WAH Center”
Name (with CAPITAL LETTERS CLEARLY)
Address (with CAPITAL LETTERS CLEARLY)
My Media is (circle): Painting Sculpture Photog Video Installation
Other: (please describe)____________________________________________________________
INCLUDE YOUR RESUME along with submission materials AND THE ENTRY FEE, $35 for 3 works, and $5 for each additional submission
ART & BOOK
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Special events during the course of the show:
THEATER NIGHT by Acclaimed Play writer and composer Peter Dizozza
LIVE PERFORMANCE: Photonic Sculptural Movement with Joel Simpson/Yanna Schnitzler
Special weekend event: Dr. Robert Wickenheiser, 19th President of President of Saint Bonaventure University, will lecture on “book & art collecting,” from the point of view of his own personal journey in amassing one of the largest Milton collections in the world with many original illustrations. On display will be Miltoniana from his personal collection.
Also a display of rare illustrated books going back to the 16th century from the Yuko Nii Foundation.
Yuko Nii, Founder & Artistic Director Williamsburg Art & Historical Center 135 BroadwayBrooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 486-6012