International Juried Competition for Artists
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
OPEN Call for Artists! “ART & BOOK” An International Juried Competition for Artists. 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.
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. Visit website for complete details and entry form: wahcenter.net
ART & BOOK, WAH CENTER
135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-7372 or (718) 486-6012