Thought some might be interested in the upcoming "Books...beyond words - revolution" artist book awards at East Gippsland Art Gallery.  Their spiel says they are "looking for entries which revolutionise the form of the book beyond conventional physical and conceptual boundaries".

Entries open 4 Feb 2013
Entries close 5 April 2013
Pre selection 26 April 2013
Delivery of works 5 July 2013
Return of works 10 September 2013

Major Award $5,000
Innovation Award $1,000
Artist of East Gippsland Acquisition Award $1,000
People's Choice Award $500

To download info and entry forms go to  East Gippsland Art Gallery Site
CALL FOR Entries - Artists' Book Cornucopia IV. Eligible are any artists’ bookworks with the exception of Self Published on Demand books. There are no restrictions regarding when the work was completed or whether it has been exhibited previously. 

Entries will be juried by Mary Murphy, Visual Resources Librarian at SCAD Atlanta.  Prizes: Up to $1500 in exhibition and purchase awards. All accepted works will be included in both an online and print exhibition catalog. Accepted bookworks will be on exhibit from April 19 - June 2, 2013. An opening reception will be held on April 19, 2013, 6-8pm. Entry fee $18 for the first work, $12 for each additional. For a prospectus, please visit http://bit.ly/W7nFtj OR request from alicia@abecedariangallery.com


‘Off the shelf: the self and subjectivity in the artist’s book’ is an exhibition dedicated to various expressions of subjectivity in artist’s publications. It aims to bring together contributions from a variety of formats and editions that consider the self in the artist’s book.
The exhibition will focus on the contemporary publications and welcomes submissions from a wide range of genres, including: handmade books, object-books, sculptural books, altered books, installation books, photobooks, photozines, print-on-demand books, zines, serial editions (artists’ magazines), multimedia books and ebooks. Potential topics might include, but are not limited to:
  • Self-portraits as self-analysis
  • Archival practices of the self
  • Family albums and personal narratives
  • Gender and feminist narratives
  • Queer identities
  • Auto-biography and fictional biographies
  • Sexualities and space
  • Performance of the self
  • Travel book and diasporic strategies
Private view: Friday December 7 18:00-21:00
Open: Saturday 8th–Sunday 9th December 12:00-18:00
McCall Close, Jeffreys Road London SW46QU
{Books to be sent by 19th NOV 2012 (postmarked) at the latest}


Call for Submissions



27 April - 9 June, 2013
Press & Release celebrates the rich and multi-faceted world of artists’ books and self-publishing, with a focus on hand-made and limited edition books, and their digital counterparts. It places books into an imaginative, purpose-built installation within a gallery setting, and encourages visitors to linger and browse. We aim to present a wide spectrum of formats, media and content, and to provide an immersive, tactile and multi-sensory experience of artists’ books.
To apply, please download further information and an application form.
Deadline for submissions: 4 December, 2012


Libris Awards 2013. Interested artists should check Artspace (Mackay) for further announcements  http://www.artspacemackay.com.au/whats_on/artists_book_forum

Transparent/Opaque 2, a curated exhibition that will be held in summer 2012 at Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO USA.

As the title indicates, this show will include work that utilizes transparency and/or the building up of layers to create density. The exhibit will include works in a variety of media but as is typical at Abecedarian, will emphasize the book form.

The show will open June 15 and remain on display through July 28, 2012 although I will ask to keep some of the works on consignment after the exhibition closes. There are no fees to either submit or exhibit in this show and artworks are insured for 50% of their retail value while on premises. Roundtrip shipping and insurance costs are the responsibility of the exhibiting artist and all works must be for sale.

If this is something you are interested in, and you will have work it is feasible to ship available during the above dates, let me know no than February 15 and I will send you further details.

Thank you, I look forward to your reply.

all best,

Alicia Bailey
Abecedarian Gallery
910 Santa Fe Dr, #101
Denver, CO 80204 USA
Phone: 720.282.4052 or 303.340.2110
Email: alicia@abecedariangallery.com


Artists Book Cornucopia III - April 20 - June 2, 2012
Annual Juried show of Artists' Books - this year juried by Tony White. The deadline to enter (up to two works per artist) is January 31, 2012



June 22 - July 29, 2012
The Poetic Pen: Celebrating Calligraphy and Poetry

23 Sandy Gallery invites you to participate in The Poetic Pen, a juried exhibition of calligraphy that uses poetry as its main textual focus. We are accepting unique or editioned wall-hung works, broadsides, artist books, objects and more. Deadline for Entries: April 20, 2012. More information here.


Four Oceans Press - Sketch Book Exchange

I just came across this and thought it might be of some interest:

How it works:

You get a two page spread to create one large drawing or two smaller drawings in a sketchbook.
Record your name and your website if you  have one in the back of the book.
Pass the Sketch book on to another artist you  know, inform them as to the theme  and ask that they
draw their image and then pass the sketch book to the  another artist and so on ..........

HOWEVER you are the one that asked for the book and  you are the one who should make sure the
sketchbook keeps moving and gets back to Four Ocean Press  when it is completed.
This very much reminds me of the 6Sides 2 Every Story that I participated in.  It was initiated and co ordinated by Candace Nicol. ( This will take you to a link on my tradigital blog)

image from the 6 sides exhibition in situ

If you are the last artist to draw in this book - or the artist who took responsibility for the
book - mail the sketchbook book back to Four  Oceans Press

Four  Oceans will scan all images and put them on a permanent archive on their website.
Sketch Books will not be returned.

You can reserve the theme you want to contribute to.  It's really just a fun thing to do.
Here are some of the themes : -

A - Animals                    B - Bathroom - Kathe Welch             C - Circus

D - Donuts                      E - Electric                                          F - Fish -  Senol Sak

G - Groups                     H - Home                                             I - Island

J - Jagged                        K - Kitchen                                         L - Light

M - Magic                       N - Nest                                              O - Open

P - Poker                         Q - Question                                       R - Robots

S - Slippery                     T - Time                                              U - Underneath

V - Vegetables                W - What?                                          X - X-Ray

Y - Yell or Yawn            Z - Zap                                               FOUR OCEANS PRESS