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2008 Florida Artists' Book Prize -- Winner announced

Broward County Library's Bienes Museum of the Modern Book and the Florida Center for the Book are pleased to announce the winner of the 2008 Florida Artists' Book Prize:

Marie Marcano
Our own Version ... of Journey to the Center of the Earth. / Written by Veronica Ortiz, based on Jules Verne's novel; designed by Marie Marcano. - [Surfside, FL]: Marie Marcano, 2008. - 1 book object: illustrations; 14 cm. in diameter; (box: 21 x 28 cm. in diameter). - Edition of twenty. - Issued in spherical acrylic ball placed inside a cardboard cylindrical white box. - " ... This is number six of an edition of twenty. - Spherical book: r=2.5 inkjet printed on 90 lb. watercolor paper. Typeface: Myriad Roman. Glued. Spherical acrylic box. Cardboard cylindrical white box. Inside lined with inkjet-printed watercolor paper."

Marie Marcano was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and lives in Surfside, Florida. She has an MFA from Miami International University of Art & Design; a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art & Design (Washington, D.C.); and has also studied in Caracas, Venezuela, and Rome, Italy. She has exhibited at numerous foreign and US galleries, including the Jaffe Atrium Book Arts Gallery at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). She was awarded Honorable Mentions, 2003 and 2004 Florida Artists' Book Prize.



2008 Judges:

Dr. Marvin and Ruth Sackner, Sackner Archive of Visual and Concrete Poetry (Miami, FL);


Arthur Jaffe, Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts (Boca Raton, FL);


Jean Trebbi, former Director of the Florida Center for the Book (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)


Kate Rawlinson, Assistant Director, Education, The Wolfsonian-FIU (Miami Beach, FL).


To view the winning book, please visit:


To view the on-line exhibition, please visit:


To view a copy of the printed exhibition catalog, please visit:


To order a complimentary copy of the 14-page all-color printed exhibition catalog, please write to the address below.

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


WPA Children's Books (1935-1943) by the Pennsylvania Writers' Project, the New York City New Reading Materials Program, and the Milwaukee Handicraft Project

October 13-March 15, 2009

Please visit the virtual exhibition at:



2008 Florida Artists' Book Prize
March 25-June 19, 2009

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