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[BKARTS] 2008 Florida Artists' Book Prize -- Call for Entries



Broward County Library's Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library, and the Florida Center for the Book, are pleased to announce the continuing sponsorship of the annual Florida Artists' Book Prize.
The twelfth annual prize of $2,000 will be awarded in 2009. An exhibition of a selection of the entries and an award ceremony will be held on March 19, 2009, in the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 *   The entry must be created or published in an edition (i.e., more than one copy), but cannot be a trade edition (i.e., produced commercially by a publishing house for sale nationally or internationally) nor can it be a one-of-a-kind.
 *   The artist's primary residence must be the State of Florida.
 *   The book entered in the competition must have been created or published in the calendar year 2008.
 *   DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: Completed entry forms and a copy of each book must be received in the Bienes Museum by January 12th, 2009.
 *   The prize may be won by the same artist only two years in a row. Artists who have won the prize two years in a row are encouraged to enter a book(s) the third year, but it (they) will not be eligible to win.
The prize-winning artists' book becomes the property of the Bienes Museum. All other books entered will be returned after the judging, except those titles selected for inclusion in the Florida Artists' Book Prize Exhibition and Award Ceremony. The retained books will be returned after the end of the exhibition run.
The prize will be administered jointly by the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book and the Florida Center for the Book<http://www.browardlibrary.org/web/FCFTB/index.htm>. It will be adjudicated in early 2009 by a jury comprised of: Ruth and Marvin Sackner, of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami, FL); Arthur Jaffe of Florida Atlantic University's Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection of Books as Aesthetic Objects (Boca Raton, FL), and Jean Trebbi, former director of the Florida Center for the Book.
2008 Florida Artists' Book Prize
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book
Broward County Main Library, 6th Floor
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
954-357-8692 (phone); 954-357-6762 (fax)
jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (e-mail)

James (Jim) A. Findlay
Bienes Museum Librarian
Broward County Library -- Main Library
954-357-8692 (office)
954-357-6762 (fax)

Main Library
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book
The Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301


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