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Re: [BKARTS] LAST CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR BRIGHT HILL 6TH NA JURIED BOOK ARTS EXHIBITION
Dear Book Artists,
Bright Hill Literary Center in Treadwell, NY, announces a call for its
6th North American Juried Book Arts Exhibit. The exhibit will take place
from October 7 - 31 in the Center's Word & Image Gallery.
Books submitted to the 6th Anniversary BHP Book Arts Exhibit should
contain both words & images in a book format. Jurors Karen Hanmer & Bertha
Rogers are looking for a clearly stated concept, thought-provoking text,
engaging visual presentation, the relationship of the words and images to
each other, exceptional technical presentation, an imaginative approach, and
an integrated overall delivery of the message. Two books will be selected
for special recognition, in the form of Best of Show ($200 cash award) and
Second Place ($100 cash award).
Entries, which must be postmarked no later than August 17, 2007, will
be judged by IMAGES ON CDS. Entries will be limited to three artists´ books
(traditionally-bound books, artists´ books, sculptural book works, hanging
books, etc; books must have been created in the period 2003-2007 and must
never have been exhibited at Bright Hill Center in Treadwell, New York).
Each book entered may be represented on the CD by three views. If the books
are accepted and are designed to be hung, artist must provide them ready to
hang; if flat, they will be displayed on pedestals. Entries will be limited
to books created by artists residing in North America.
Karen Hanmer is a Chicago book and installation artist whose intimate,
playful work fragments and layers text and image to mirror the experience of
personal and cultural memory. She exhibits widely, and her work is included
in collections ranging from the New York Public Library and Tate Britain to
UCLA and Graceland. Hanmer holds a degree in Economics from Northwestern
University, and has studied at Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and
Paper Arts and with several notable fine binders. She is Exhibitions Chair
for the Guild of Book Workers, and serves on the editorial board of The
Bonefolder, a peer-reviewed online book arts journal. A complete catalog of
her work is available online at
Bertha Rogers has read, lectured about, and taught writing and fine
and applied arts to children, adults, and teachers for 35 years. Her two-
and three-dimensional art has been shown in more than 200 juried and solo
exhibitions throughout the US and abroad. Her awards include fellowships to
the MacDowell, Millay, Hedgebrook, Caldera, and Hawthornden artists´
colonies, and a Ludwig Vogelstein grant for her interdisciplinary exhibit
and book, "Even the Hemlock: Poems, Reliquaries, & Illuminations.
Her "Bears" book is currently on view at Syracuse University Library and
online at http://library.syr.edu/digital/exhibits/c/cnybookarts/Rogers.htm
Rogers is the founding director of Bright Hill Literary Center, now in its
For complete guidelines and required entry form, or for questions,
please email Bright Hill Literary Center at wordthur@xxxxxxxxxxx
Poet Laureate of Delaware County, NY
2007 Teaching Artist Distinguished Services to the Arts in Education Field Award
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Delhi, NY 13753-3123
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Web Site: http://www.bertharogers.com
The Bonefolder, Vol. 3, No. 2, Spring 2007
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