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Re: [BKARTS] Call for entries: 7th North American Juried Book Arts Exhibit at Bright Hill


Dear Book Artists,
      Bright Hill Literary Center in Treadwell, NY,
announces a call for its 7th Annual Americas Juried 
Book Arts Exhibit. The exhibit will take place from
October 5 - 31 in the Center's Word & Image Gallery.
     Books submitted to the 7th Annual Book Arts
Exhibit should contain both words & images in a book format. 
Jurors 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). 
There will be a show catalog, and each accepted artist
will receive one complimentary copy. 
     Entries, which must be postmarked no later than August 11, 2008, 
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 2004-2008 and must never have been exhibited at Bright Hill 
Literary 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 the Americas. 
      KEITH SMITH has been making books since 1967. They range from 
artist books to poetry, textbooks and dictionaries. He has made over 150
one-of-a-kind artists books, most of which are in his own collection, seen by
only a handful of people. Smith has published over two dozen small editioned
artist´s books and book-length poems and written ten small dictionaries to 
aid structure and vocabulary in his poetry. The only books to have widespread
distribution are his eight books-on-books: Structure of the Visual Book, Text
in the Book Format, Bookbinding for Book Artists and the five volumes of
Non-Adhesive Binding: Books without Paste or Glue, 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings,
Exposed Spine Sewings, Smith's Sewing Single Sheets and Quick Leather 
     BERTHA ROGERS´s paintings, drawings, and artist´s books have been 
exhibited in more than 250 juried, invitational, and solo shows nationally 
and abroad. Her word-and-image work is collected privately and
in museums, including the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. 
Her awards include fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Millay
Colony for the Arts, Caldera Foundation, and NYFA and NYSCA grants for
presentation and exhibits. She teaches writing and visual arts at schools
throughout NY through DCMO BOCES Arts in Education, TWC, and other agencies. 
In 2007 she was given the Distinguished Services to the Field of Arts in
Education Award at CommonGround Conference in Rochester. Her newest poetry
collection, Heart Turned Back, will be published in Fall, 2009 (Salmon 
Poetry, Ireland). Her new translation of the riddle-poems from the Anglo-
Saxon Exeter Book will also be published in 2009 Birch Brook, NY).
      For complete guidelines and required entry form, or for questions,
please email Bright Hill Literary Center at wordthur@xxxxxxxxxxx or call 607-
829-5055 or go to the web site, 

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