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Opportunity Knocking in Charlottesville



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The following announcement is posted for the Charlottesville Arts of the=20
Book Center, Charlottesville, VA:

OPPORTUNITY: Letterpress Printer / Book Artist / Artist-in-Residence

We offer a special opportunity for a printer or book artist to take over a=
=20
letterpress shop with potential to grow into a book art center. A=20
well-appointed, functional letterpress shop with Vandercook, Washington=20
hand press,  type, and all necessary appurtenances, is currently in need of=
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a printer with energy and vision to create programs  and activity.
The shop is located in a lively, city-sponsored art center in=20
Charlottesville, Virginia, and is under the care of the Virginia Foundation=
=20
for the Humanities. No stipend or salary accompanies this position, but the=
=20
shop could support income-generating classes in all aspects of the book=20
arts. The position requires keeping the shop open and occupied 17 =BD hours=
 a=20
week, during business hours. Ownership of the shop will remain with its=20
current sponsors, but the artist would have 24-hour access to the studio.=20
The press is available immediately, and we are eager to have someone in=20
place soon.
Charlottesville is a prosperous university town, home to the University of=
=20
Virginia and Thomas Jefferson=92s Monticello, in the foothills of the Blue=
=20
Ridge, about ten miles from the Shenandoah National Park. It is two hours=20
and ten minutes from downtown Washington DC by car. Charlottesville has a=20
thriving arts community (music, drama, performance, film, poetry), and=20
thousands of visitors come each spring to a Festival of the Book (also a=20
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities sponsored event) featuring writers=20
of local and international reputation. Opportunities for employment in=20
printing and publishing are readily available in the Charlottesville area.
Interested?  Send your resume and a cover letter giving an idea of your=20
vision of your work as an artist or printer, and some idea of the classes=20
or public programs you would be willing to offer to: Attention: ABC=20
Committee, Johanna Drucker, c/o Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 145=
=20
Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903.  The position will remain open=20
until filled, but applications  will be evaluated starting March 1, 2001.


Terry Belanger : University Professor : University of Virginia
Rare Book School : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA  22903
Telephone 804/924-8851   fax 804/924-8824   email belanger@virginia.edu
URL  <http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/>

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The following announcement is posted for the Charlottesville Arts of the
Book Center, Charlottesville, VA:<br>
<br>
OPPORTUNITY: Letterpress Printer / Book Artist /=20
Artist-in-Residence<br>
<br>
We offer a special opportunity for a printer or book artist to take over
a letterpress shop with potential to grow into a book art center. A
well-appointed, functional letterpress shop with Vandercook, Washington
hand press,&nbsp; type, and all necessary appurtenances, is currently in
need of a printer with energy and vision to create programs&nbsp; and
activity. <br>
The shop is located in a lively, city-sponsored art center in
Charlottesville, Virginia, and is under the care of the Virginia
Foundation for the Humanities. No stipend or salary accompanies this
position, but the shop could support income-generating classes in all
aspects of the book arts. The position requires keeping the shop open and
occupied 17 =BD hours a week, during business hours. Ownership of the shop
will remain with its current sponsors, but the artist would have 24-hour
access to the studio. The press is available immediately, and we are
eager to have someone in place soon.<br>
Charlottesville is a prosperous university town, home to the University
of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson=92s Monticello, in the foothills of the
Blue Ridge, about ten miles from the Shenandoah National Park. It is two
hours and ten minutes from downtown Washington DC by car. Charlottesville
has a thriving arts community (music, drama, performance, film, poetry),
and thousands of visitors come each spring to a Festival of the Book
(also a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities sponsored event) featuring
writers of local and international reputation. Opportunities for
employment in printing and publishing are readily available in the
Charlottesville area.&nbsp; <br>
Interested?&nbsp; Send your resume and a cover letter giving an idea of
your vision of your work as an artist or printer, and some idea of the
classes or public programs you would be willing to offer to: Attention:
ABC Committee, Johanna Drucker, c/o Virginia Foundation for the
Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903.&nbsp; The
position will remain open until filled, but applications&nbsp; will be
evaluated starting March 1, 2001. <br>
<br>
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<font size=3D3>Terry Belanger : University Professor : University of
Virginia<br>
Rare Book School : 114 Alderman Library : Charlottesville, VA&nbsp;
22903<br>
<i>Telephone</i> 804/924-8851&nbsp;&nbsp; <i>fax</i>
804/924-8824&nbsp;&nbsp; <i>email</i> belanger@virginia.edu<br>
<i>URL</i>&nbsp; &lt;<a href=3D"http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/"=
 eudora=3D"autourl">http://www.virginia.edu/oldbooks/</a>&gt; <br>
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