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

BookOpolis 2018

It’s Alive!: Frankenstein, 200 Years

Call for Entries – Book Arts + Print Exhibition


BookWorks Gallery invites book artists and printmakers to respond with artistic interpretations of Frankenstein. Send us your artists’ books and prints.

Opening on Thursday, August 9, 2018 • Closing – October 26, 2018 with a Costume Party

Registration is open now through July 20  • Please see our Call for Entries page for complete entry instructions

Previous PrintOcracy Exhibits

  • PrintOcracy: PLAY! Asheville BookWorks announces PrintOcracy 2015/PLAY!, a printmaking portfolio exchange featuring participating artists from across the US. The title of the portfolio, PLAY!, refers to objects that ignite interactivity and imagination, that express the act of playing itself. This print exchange focuses on the subject—and subjectivity—of toys. Participants have been asked to submit 12 editions of ...
  • Colossal Cuts: Steamroller Prints Colossal Cuts – Steamroller Prints from 2013 and 2015 are on view About Colossal Cuts How do you make a print that is too big to fit on a press? Use a steamroller, naturally! That’s what we’re doing at Asheville BookWorks. Look on in amazement as local printmakers print their giant block prints—3 x 3’—using only their bare ...
  • PrintOcracy Opening Weekend PrintOcracy Weekend kicked off with an Opening Reception on Friday, August 30, 2013, followed on Saturday with a SteamRoller Press event. Check out the video below to see how these big prints were made.. PrintOcracy, a printmaking exhibition, will be held in subsequent odd-numbered years, complimenting, BookOpolis, a popular artists book exhibition, which is held in ...
  • PrintOcracy, A Fresh Print Movement. August 30 – Nov 30, 2013 Asheville BookWorks is pleased to announce an inaugural event, PrintOcracy, conceived as a *biennial printmaking exhibit featuring works on paper. This is an open Call-for-Print with emphasis on contemporary print culture. Prints including one or more of the following printmaking processes are sought: all forms of relief printing including letterpress; ...