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[BKARTS] BookOpolis, accepting entries this week



Hello and Greetings,

This is the week! Be part of the third annual BookOpolis event at Asheville BookWorks. Send up to two works - artists' books, prints and posters to BookWorks in Asheville, NC.

If you are trying to download an entry form, and you have trouble accessing the web site: ashevillebookworks.com - please try bookworksasheville.com. It should be up and running and all the links in place.

If you are still having trouble, please call 828-255-8444 and we will be happy to send one to you directly. In addition you may feel free to e-mail me at lauriecorral@xxxxxxxx



BookWorks in Asheville, N.C. announces a call for The Third Annual ‘BookOpolis’

September 10 – 14th
Open call for Artists’ Books, Broadsides, Original Hand Printed Posters and Prints


Artists working in the book or print form may submit up to two (2) pieces for exhibit. Works may be one-of-a-kind or editioned.

We are especially seeking works that take advantage of the unique aspects of the book form: multiple surfaces, development of ideas across time, integration of image and text, interesting combinations of concept and structure, and works that take advantage of opportunities offered by this form for interactive and installation- like expression. Additionally, we are seeking 2-D Print Media, especially letterpress broadsides and original hand-pulled posters. Commercially reproduced books or prints are not eligible for this exhibition.

This year we are curating a small group of BookOpolis work to remain on display through October. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to be considered for this additional exhibition time. Artists whose work is selected will be notified by e-mail before September 21st.

September 21, Friday 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition Opening and Reception

BookOpolis is free and open to the public; join us to celebrate an explosion of artists’ books and print media and meet many of the artists. Last year’s event was host to over 80 works and over 100 guests.

September 22, Saturday 10 – 3 pm

Open House / Hands-On Activities

Explore the art of the book! Enjoy a variety of bookish activities for all ages. Screen printing, letterpress and bookbinding will be set up for visitors to participate.
BookWorks is a community resource for print and book arts in Asheville and the South East.


Contact: Laurie Corral, Director, BookWorks, 428 1/2 Haywood Road, Asheville, N.C. 28806, 828-255-8444, ashevillebookworks.com


BookOpolis 2007, Entry Form Date:


**Please read and initial each:

______A $10 fee per entry, (2) max. per artist. Fees collected will assist with reception and activity day. $5 entry fee for students, one entry per student.

______2-D works must be ready to hang. BookWorks is not liable for and will not hang works not securely framed or otherwise unprepared for display. Original posters may be unframed, please indicate how

______BookWorks keeps 40% of sale price of works sold. Artists receive 60%. All work is sold on consignment.

______All entries may be used for promotional purposes on-line and in press releases, artists will be credited for their work.

______Work must be picked up the week following BookOpolis, September 24 – 28th,during regular studio open hours (M-F, 1 – 4 pm).

______A small selection of work will be exhibited through December 10th. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for this extended exhibition. Yes / No (please circle one)

______Please indicated if work can / cannot be handled.

______If work is mailed to BookOpolis, please include return postage, a return mailing label and a re-usable package for return of work.

______BookWorks, LLC will make every effort to see that all works on display are safe and handled with care. However, our insurance is only effective in the case of total loss due to fire. Please include an insurance value for your work.

Artists’ Name (please print legibly):

Address:


E-mail address:


Phone #:


Title #1:



Materials/media:



Dimensions: Price: Insurance value:



Title #2:



Materials/media:



Dimensions: Price: Insurance value:


Comments / Signature:


Entry fee paid:





Laurie Corral BookWorks 828-255-8444 or 828-291-6541 428 1/2 Haywood Road Asheville, NC 28806




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