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[BKARTS] Shelter: A Juried Book Arts Exhibit sponsored by Boston Book Arts, March 3, 2008 entry deadline



?SHELTER?
A Juried Book Arts Exhibit sponsored by Boston Book Arts
at the Wedeman Gallery
Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College, Newton, MA
April 8-22, 2008

CALL FOR ENTRIES

This exhibit will focus attention on a universal subject and one of
humanity?s most basic needs- SHELTER- in all its manifestations: the home,
the psychology of personal space, current issues in the housing market such
as homelessness, the mortgage crisis, loss of historic fabric. It is
expected the theme will be broadly interpreted.
A 30% commission of any sale from the show will benefit a local housing
charity such as Habitat for Humanity, selected by the venue representative.

April 2008 Venue
The Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College is accessible by public transportation
and offers prime exhibit space on two levels. Exhibit format for SHELTER (at
the Lasell location only) will be ?Reading Room? style with chairs and
tables for leisurely white glove study and enjoyment of the book works.
Acceptance in the show includes the artist?s commitment to host at the
Wedeman Gallery for one 3-4 hour period (or longer if desired) during the
14-day exhibit. (It is understood that artists from beyond the Greater
Boston area may be unable to accommodate this request.)

Juror
The exhibit will be juried by Janine Wong, Design Faculty member in the
College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts
Dartmouth. Professor Wong is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist
working is artist books, printmaking. architecture and design.
(www.janinewong.com)
The juror will look for a clearly articulated concept, appropriate
structural design, thoughtful integration of text and image (if both are
present) and imaginative execution.

Entries
1.	Entries will be judged from digital images submitted on a CD. (No
email submissions). Up to 3 works may be submitted and each may be
represented by three images.
2.	File Format:  Jpeg Images, 6? on longest side, with a minimum
resolution of 300 dpi. File must include Artist?s last name, number and
title of work, followed by jpg extension.
Example:  Smith1APlayhouse.jpg, Smith1BPlayhouse.jpg.
Label CD with artist?s name in permanent marker.
3.	Work may be in the form of traditional binding, sculpture, suspended
or hung, scrolls, editioned work, altered or unique artist books, but should
not exceed 36? in height or 30? in width or depth. (Keep
shipping/installation constraints in mind when conceiving projects for this
exhibit.)
4.	Entry fee:  $25.00 for up to 3 works to help defray exhibit costs
such as printing (postcards, brochure, labels etc), shipping to other
venues, speakers. Surplus funds, if any, remain with Boston Book Arts for
future shows or activities.
5.	Shipped work should be securely packed in a reusable container with
a return label and adequate return postage or a check payable to Boston Book
Arts to cover shipping from Newton MA. If shipped Prepaid FedEx, include a
return Call Tag. Be sure to label all your packing materials to insure that
they return with your work.




Initial Exhibition Calendar March 3 Entry postmark deadline March 10-14 Jurying takes place March 18 Notice of juror?s decision mailed April 5-7 Accepted works due at gallery

April 10                 Opening reception
April 22                 Exhibit closes

Awards
Awards will be given for Best of Show, Viewers? Choice and others to be
announced.

Checklist
       1    Entry form
	2	Images on CD-ROM, labeled with artist?s name, in protective
envelope.
	3	Nonrefundable check for $25.00 payable to: Boston Book Arts
       4    Biography up to 500 words with contact information for sale
purposes
       5    Artist?s Statement up to 200 words
       6    SASE for juror notification and a second SASE of a size large
enough for return of images. CD?s of accepted work will be retained until
the show closes.

Mail all materials to:
Margo Lemieux
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Accepted work
Accepted work, if hand-delivered, will be received by Margo Lemieux at the
Wedeman Gallery, Sunday April 6 and Monday April 7, 2008 between the hours
of 10 am and 2 pm.
Shipped work should be received at the College no later than Friday April 4,
2008.

NOTE:   Plans call for this show to travel to additional locations on the
East Coast. Accepted entries should be free of other commitments for up to
18 months from April 2008, and any sold works must remain on exhibit until
the tour concludes.
We have a commitment from the Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design
for July 9- August 15, 2008.   Notice will be given as other venues are
confirmed.

Regarding Insurance
Lasell college does not provide insurance, but all work will be handled with
care and stored in a secure space until installation, after which, the
Wedeman Gallery will be attended during opening hours and locked thereafter.
Insurance conditions for subsequent venues will be provided as available.

For information, contact:
Veronica Morgan, curator: Artspace@xxxxxxx   978/ 281-7585  (Until Jan 15 &
after April 4)
Margo Lemieux, exhibit coordinator, Lasell College: mlemieux@xxxxxxxxxx
617/ 243-2436








ENTRY FORM ?SHELTER? Sponsored by Boston Book Arts


Name ________________________________________
Email___________________________


Address_____________________________City________________State________Zip____ ____

Phone
(home)______________________(work)_________________(cell)__________________

Entry #1
Title______________________________________Insured Value________Sale
Price________

Medium/Materials____________________________________________________________
___

Size______________________________________Approx
Weight________________________


Accepted________ Declined___________ Entry #2 Title______________________________________Insured Value________Sale Price________

Medium/Materials____________________________________________________________
___

Size______________________________________Approx
Weight________________________


Accepted________ Declined___________ Entry #3 Title______________________________________Insured Value________Sale Price________

Medium/Materials____________________________________________________________
___

Size______________________________________Approx
Weight________________________


Accepted________ Declined___________ Exhibit Agreement I understand and agree that my accepted work, if any, must be available for exhibiting until approximately October 2009; That the choice of material exhibited at subsequent venues following the Lasell show will be solely at the discretion of the coordinator for each venue and will be based on the size and capacity of display conditions at the venue, although every effort will be made to include at least one work from each exhibiting artist; That CD?s of accepted work will be retained for marketing and public relations purposes until the final exhibit closes; That I am responsible for insuring my work at the Lasell College location through April 30, 2008 and will be notified of insurance requirements, if any, for subsequent venues. I am available to give an illustrated talk on artists? books at a New England exhibit venue.Y__N__

Artist?s Signature__________________________________________

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
ARTIST NOTIFICATION FORM                SHELTER
Name (print)
_________________________________________________________________

Entry #1 Title_____________________________________  Accepted _____
¬¬__Declined _____

Entry #2 Title_____________________________________  Accepted
_______Declined______

Entry #3 Title _____________________________________ Accepted_______
Declined______

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