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[BKARTS] Call for Entries - Matter & Spirit :: The Genesis and Evolution of the Book, Wells College, 1/16/04 Entry Deadline



Matter & Spirit :: The Genesis and Evolution of the Book

Call for Entries

29 April 1 May 2004, Wells Book Arts Center
Wells College, Aurora, New York

The Wells College Book Arts Center invites book artists to participate in
its juried national exhibit, Matter & Spirit: The Genesis and Evolution of
the Book. This exhibit will be on display during the month of April 2004 on
the Wells College campus in Aurora, New York, and will be part of the major
national symposium of the same name, to be held at Wells from 29 April to 1
May 2004.

A few words about the nature of our symposium may assist artists in the
selection of works for submission to the exhibit. Matter & Spirit will
focus on the creative process in the book arts, especially in large
projects and collaborative efforts. It will investigate the motivation for
and germination of ideas that become intentionally or otherwise projects of
grand scale. It will explore the processes and challenges that go along
with collaboration and the aesthetic stamina required to see an idea
through to its embodiment. How does the artist adapt to the unexpected? How
does the creation change its creator? These are a few of the many questions
that may be answered by the symposium and its participants. The focus of
Matter & Spirit makes this symposium a rarity, one that is interested in
process as much as product, and one that tries to address elusive
questions, rather than repeating what is already known.

Artists are asked to submit up to two items for consideration, in one or
two of four categories: fine press work, binding, calligraphy, and artists'
books. Only actual completed works will be accepted for jurying, no
mock-ups please. Also please include brief narrative of the works'
creation, as part of the exhibit's focus on process. Those whose work is
selected will be asked to send a few key sketches, diagrams, or a mock-up
of the project. Participants will receive a full-color catalogue of the
exhibit. The exhibit will also be available online at the Wells College
Book Arts website.

[PLEASE NOTE CLARIFICATION: Actual completed works must be submitted. No
mock-ups please]

The exhibit will be juried by Terrence Chouinard, Director of the Wells
Book Arts Center; Donia Conn, Binder-in-Residence at Wells College and
Assistant Conservator at Syracuse University Library; Sarah Roberts, Victor
Hammer Fellow in the Book Arts at Wells College; and Peter Verheyen,
Conservator at the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse
University Library.

The deadline for submissions is 16 January 2004. The entry fee is $20 for
up to two items, with checks made payable to the Wells College Book Arts
Center. Flat pieces should be framed and ready to display. All work should
be sent insured, in re-usable containers, with return postage included.
Please do not send slides as jurying will be from actual works.

Entry forms can be downloaded from
<http://aurora.wells.edu/%7Ewbac/bookarts/evnt_symp_matterspirit03.html>.
To enter, please fill out form online, print copy to include with
submission, and hit send.

For more information on the exhibit please contact Peter Verheyen at
verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or at 315-443-9937.
_____________________________________

Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator
<verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The Book Arts Web & Book_Arts-L Listserv
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