BookOpolis

BookOpolis, is a popular artists book exhibition which alternates annually with PrintOcracy a print-based exhibition. With these two complementary exhibitions BookWorks offers opportunities for artists from around the world to showcase their works in book arts and print.

Call for Entries

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BOOKOPOLIS 2017 DREAM A BOOK

Asheville BookWorks

Asheville, NC, USA

March 17 through May 17, 2017

Deadline for entries is Feb. 24, 2017

Dream A Book is a book arts exhibition on the subject of dreams and dreaming.
Dream. Dream a Book…Dream big or small.

Dreams are by nature non-linear, open to interpretation, flipping by turn, creating unexpected detours and realms of possibility inconceivable in waking life. Dreams entertain our senses, provide creative insight, perhaps even model the creative process for us as we sleep.

Dreams inspire us, haunt us, guide us and confuse us. What artist hasn’t sought to express a dream through creative work? Yet how to evoke the ethereal in the material? How to construct containers in which dreams can abide? All forms of dreaming are welcome in this artist book exhibit.

Exhibition

All work will be exhibited for the BookOpolis 2017: Dream A Book opening weekend – March 17-18, 2017. The show is not juried. However, after the close of the premier weekend, select works will remain on exhibit in the Gallery at BookWorks through May 2017.
BookWorks will publish an online gallery for BookOpolis 2017: Dream A Book.

Award

Laurie Corral, director of Asheville BookWorks, will select a Purchase Award from all the entries shown at BookOpolis 2017: Dream A Book. The Purchase Award will become part of Asheville BookWorks Special Collections.

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COMPLETE INFORMATION – Submissions/Instructions/Eligibility

Submissions + Dates

Submissions should be entered online no later than February 24, 2017. Please see below for submission instructions. Artwork should arrive at BookWorks no later than February 24, 2017. Artwork arriving later than February 24, 2017, may not be shown. For the link to a printable file of the complete BookOpolis Prospectus please click here: 2017 BookOpolis Prospectus

Eligibility

BookOpolis 2017: Dream A Book is open to all artists, 18 and older working in book arts. All forms of artist books are eligible including sculptural, 2D, 3D. All books should have content. Submitted works should be completed within the past two years, 2015-2017 and should not have been shown at Asheville BookWorks in the past.

Size Limitations

Space is limited, BookWorks reserves the right to not fully display works greater than 18” in any direction. Please inquire before shipping work if you have specific space requirements. The acceptance of an entry in the exhibition further includes permission to photograph work and/or use images for publicity and educational purposes. Please indicate insurance value for work, including NFS (not-for-sale) work.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Entry = a single work. The $25.00 fee pays for up to two entries. Instructions below.
A complete submission of one or two entries consists of:
1) complete online data for each entry
2) fee paid
3) completed work delivered to ABW. Please include return shipment labels and info.

INSTRUCTIONS
Online submission procedure

Please click this link to proceed to the entry form for your work. If you are submitting two pieces please be sure to complete information for both and upload images for each piece.
NOTE – Have this information ready before you proceed:
• Personal and Submission data
YOU
– name, address, phone, email
   ENTRY – Title, materials, size, description (50-75wds approx), handling/price/insurance
• image files – you may upload 3 images of each piece (max upload 10MB); jpg pdf tiff formats accepted; images files should be 300 dpi at about 6-7inches on the longest side. Name files like this: title.yourlastname.jpg (This is an example – abbreviations OK)

Payment and Shipping
Once your online entry is complete and you “submit” the following will occur:
1) you will be transferred to a Paypal page to process your payment of $25 (You may submit two pieces for the fee of $25)
2) you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a downloadable fie for Shipping Form. Please download and complete this printed form and include with your packaged work when you ship to us.

 

 

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2014 BookOpolis Video

Printmade Artist’s Books

BookOpolis 2014 is titled Printmade Artist’s Books. It asks the artist to consider questions about the ‘printmade’ artist’s book: How do you create an artist’s book using printmaking techniques? What book structures lend themselves to combinations with printmaking? How do the book structure and the printmaking process interact when making the book art object? Why would an artist choose to printmake an artist’s book?

BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books features artists’ books made with any one—or more in any combination—original handprint processes, including relief, intaglio, planographic, stencil, and collography printing methods. Exciting because of its exploration of the unknown structurally, the printmade artist’s book explodes or whispers text and image into three-dimensional realms. The book may be one of a kind or one of an edition. The printmade artist’s book moves the printed art object off the wall and into the hands of a user/viewer/reader, creating a different experience of both art object and book object.

Many thanks to LeeAnne from L.A. Smith Productions for our 2014 BookOpolis video.

View images of all submissions to BookOpolis 2014 Printmade Artist Books at our Picasa Web Album.

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Previous BookOpolis Exhibits

  • 2014 BookOpolis Gallery Printmade Artist’s Books BookOpolis 2014 is titled Printmade Artist’s Books. It asks the artist to consider questions about the ‘printmade’ artist’s book: How do you create an artist’s book using printmaking techniques? What book structures lend themselves to combinations with printmaking? How do the book structure and the printmaking process interact when making the book art ...
  • 2014 BookOpolis: Opening Reception BookWorks is excited to announce the 2014 BookOpolis with special book artist and guest speaker, Elisa Pellicani, from Barcelona, Spain. It is the second segment of a wonderful and on-going exchange between WNC and Barcelona, Spain. BookOpolis opening reception begins Friday, September 19th at 6 PM. Books by artists, both local and international, will be on ...
  • 2014 BookOpolis: Saturday Happenings BookWorks is excited to announce the 2014 BookOpolis with special book artist and guest speaker, Elisa Pellicani, from Barcelona, Spain. It is the second segment of a wonderful and on-going exchange between WNC and Barcelona, Spain. On Saturday afternoon 1 – 5 PM, September 20th, BookOpolis festivities continue with the exhibit and a printed ‘paper toy ...
  • 2014 BookOpolis: Sunday Happenings BookWorks is excited to announce the 2014 BookOpolis with special book artist and guest speaker, Elisa Pellicani, from Barcelona, Spain. It is the second segment of a wonderful and on-going exchange between WNC and Barcelona, Spain. On Sunday, a workshop with Elisa Pellicani, entitled, Book Seeds, small but powerful, will run from 1 – 5 PM ...
  • 2014 BookOpolis Schedule BookWorks is excited to announce the 2014 BookOpolis with special book artist and guest speaker, Elisa Pellicani, from Barcelona, Spain. It is the second segment of a wonderful and on-going exchange between WNC and Barcelona, Spain. Pellicani is bringing a selection of artists’ books from Barcelona. Elisa’s visit to Asheville reciprocates a visit by Laurie Corral ...
  • BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books BookOpolis is a biennial exhibition and weekend of events at Asheville BookWorks showcasing artist’s books. Opening on Friday, September 19, 2014 • On view through November 30, 2014 ONLINE SUBMISSIONS – Due August 29, 2014   • DELIVERY OF ARTWORK – Due September 5, 2014  “Art is skill—that is the first meaning of the word.” – ...
  • BookOpolis 2012, On-Line Gallery You can now visit the on-line gallery of work representing BookOpolis 2012! Thank you to all the artists who made entries and to all our BookOpolis visitors.
  • BOOKOPOLIS 2012 Friday September 21 6-9pm BookOpolis Weekend opens to the public. An estimated 75 artist books from regional, national and international artists will be on display. All entries received are on display over the BookOpolis weekend with a juried selection installed in BookWorks gallery to be on view through November 30. Tana Kellner from the Women’s ...
  • BookOpolis 2012 is Spine-Tickling BookOpolis 2012, a Collassal Book Arts Extravaganza. Please download a printable copy of the prospectus or have a hard copy in your hand by mail. Simply e-mail (gallery@ashevillebookworks.com) us your physical mailing address and we’ll post it to you asap. The theme, Editorial Content: Spine-Tickling Artist Books, was chosen by Tatana Kellener. Tana is the 2012 ...
  • BookOpolis 2011: Mini Documentaries, Part Two Eagerly awaited mini-documentaries filmed during last year’s BookOpolis featuring an interview with Eileen Wallace, comments by visitors and BookWorks Co-op members and Founder / Director Laurie Corral. LeeAnne Smith of Eagles Way Creative Services produced the two short videos, one highlighting the reception on Friday night and other focusing on Saturday’s events. Enjoy!
  • BookOpolis 2011: Mini Documentaries, Part One Eagerly awaited mini-documentaries filmed during last year’s BookOpolis featuring an interview with Eileen Wallace, comments by visitors and BookWorks Co-op members and Founder / Director Laurie Corral. LeeAnne Smith of Eagles Way Creative Services produced the two short videos, one highlighting the reception on Friday night and other focusing on Saturday’s events. Enjoy!
  • BookOpolis 2011 And yet again, BookOpolis was an awe-inspiring event of art and people! Over 200 visitors enjoyed this fabulous 2-day event showcasing book arts, posters and prints. A video of this year’s festivities, a mini-doc, will be available for viewing soon. The Annual Purchase Award was presented to Elsi Vssdal-Ellis of EVE Press, Bellingham, WA, for her ...
  • 2010 BookOpolis Video Thanks to LeeAnne Smith (EaglesWayProductions.com) for another wonderful video.
  • BookOpolis 2010 Weekend Friday, September 24, 2010 Opening Reception, 6 – 9 PM Saturday, September 25, 2010 12 – 5 PM Selected Works on Exhibit through December 10th, 2010 Friday September 24 6-9 pm BookOpolis exhibit opens to the public. We have received 100+ artist books to be on display from across the US as well as Italy, Canada, and Great ...
  • BookOpolis 2010: Memory Palaces Memory Palaces A National Exhibition September 24 and 25, 2010,  BookOpolis Weekend September 25 – December 10, 2010, BookOpolis / Extended Exhibition The Memory Palace is a general designation for mnemonic techniques that rely on memorized spacial relationships to establish, order and recollect memorial content. The technique was well known to ancient Greeks and Romans who memorized their speeches ...
  • Video from the Fifth Annual BookOpolis Video of BookOpolis 2009 by LeeAnne Smith.
  • BookOpolis 2009 Images A selection of the wonderful entries into BookOpolis 2009. Photos by Bridget Conn.