OPEN Call for Artists! “ART & BOOK”


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 Timeshttp://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)

_______________________________________________________________________

City__________________________________State________________Zip___________

Phone: Home__________________Work_____________________Cell_____________

E-mail_______________________________________Web-site___________________

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

Send to:

ART & BOOK

WAH CENTER

135 Broadway

Brooklyn, NY 11211

Special events during the course of the show:

THEATER NIGHT by Acclaimed Play writer and composer Peter Dizozza

FILM NIGHT

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

wahcenter@earthlink.Net

www.wahcenter.net

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