BookOpolis

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DREAM A BOOK

exhibition dates:
March 17 through May 17, 2017


BookOpolis Weekend
Friday, March 17, 2017 from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Artist books will be on view, some artists will be in attendance; light refreshments will be offered

Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 1 – 5pm

Free and open to the public

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 17, 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.

 

 

2014 BookOpolis Gallery

BookOpolis2014-GalleryPrintmade 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.

A selection of pieces from BookOpolis 2014 are on display in our Gallery through November 30, 2014.

View images of all submissions to BookOpolis 2014 Printmade Artist Books at our Photo Album

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 display from 6 – 9 PM. The BookWorks gallery space and all available table surfaces will be cleared to make way for the exhibition. Music will be performed by William Oldfather.  Public is invited to attend.

View the full 2014 BookOpolis Schedule and artists’ bios.

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 souvenir’ table will be set-up for visitors to fold and play, free and fun. At 2 PM, Elisa Pellicani will give a talk, illustrated with photographs of her work and the Barcelona book arts event. Open to the public.

The grand unveiling of an exterior wall with screen prints by Molly Must, beloved area muralist and screenprinter, will be on view accompanied by documentation of the project in progress.

View the full 2014 BookOpolis Schedule and artists’ bios.

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 at BookWorks. .

pellicani_printBook Seeds: small but powerful

This class will explore the small format as a process of research and building artists’ books, book objects and visual poetry. Like a seed changes into another thing, the artists’ book can be a transformer-object, which once opened, shows different possibilities of reading. Practicing with solid and flexible materials we will move from an idea to its representation to the creation of a new book form. Further we will discuss how to reproduce it in a small edition. Like a seed, a unique idea can grow into a series or an edition of small books.

Sunday, September 21, 1 – 5 PM
Elisa Pelicani, BookOpolis Featured Guest and Speaker, Book Artist, Barcelona, Spain

View the full 2014 BookOpolis Schedule and artists’ bios.

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 and Gwen Diehn earlier this year. Laurie and Gwen attended the Barcelona Festival of Book Arts in April. Laurie and Gwen brought books from WNC book artists associated with BookWorks. Both Laurie and Gwen also participated on panel discussions and taught workshops while in Barcelona. While Elisa is here, she will give a talk about her work and the book arts festival she organizes in Barcelona. Folks are invited to register for Elisa’s workshop entitled Book Seeds, small but powerful. Find more information about these events below.

BookOpolis opening reception begins Friday, September 19th at 6 PM. Books by artists, both local and international, will be on display from 6 – 9 PM. The BookWorks gallery space and all available table surfaces will be cleared to make way for the exhibition. Music will be performed by William Oldfather.  Public is invited to attend.

On Saturday afternoon 1 – 5 PM, September 20th, BookOpolis festivities continue with the exhibit and a printed ‘paper toy souvenir’ table will be set-up for visitors to fold and play, free and fun. At 2 PM, Elisa Pellicani will give a talk, illustrated with photographs of her work and the Barcelona book arts event. Open to the public.

The grand unveiling of an exterior wall with screen prints by Molly Must, beloved area muralist and screenprinter, will be on view accompanied by documentation of the project in progress.

Elisa PellicaniOn Sunday, a workshop with Elisa Pellicani, entitled, Book Seeds, small but powerful, will run from 1 – 5 PM at BookWorks. Interested persons can register on the BookWorks website, http://ashevillebookworks.com/ai1ec_event/book-seeds-small-but-powerful/?instance_id=342.

Book Seeds: small but powerful

This class will explore the small format as a process of research and building artists’ books, book objects and visual poetry. Like a seed changes into another thing, the artists’ book can be a transformer-object, which once opened, shows different possibilities of reading. Practicing with solid and flexible materials we will move from an idea to its representation to the creation of a new book form. Further we will discuss how to reproduce it in a small edition. Like a seed, a unique idea can grow into a series or an edition of small books.

Sunday, September 21, 1 – 5 PM
Elisa Pelicani, BookOpolis Featured Guest and Speaker, Book Artist, Barcelona, Spain


elisa_pellacani.bioElisa Pellacani (Reggio Emilia, Italia) studied at the University of Parma (Italia) History of Contemporary Art and at the University of Barcelona (Spain) Anthropology and Ethnography, and at the Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche of Urbino (Italy) took courses in book design. While graphic design and illustration is her profession, drawing and photography continue to be central to her publishing plans. The realization of books in a craftsman-like form has brought her closer to other techniques, with which she realizes limited print runs and book-objects. Some of these, mixing bindings and jewelry processes in handmade form, she calls “Jewel-Books” and are useful as wearable accessorizes. Her graphic projects for books start with combining hand-drawn imagery, words and typography on paper. With the “Book’s Itinerant School” that she founded, she makes proposals in different cities and in different venues an artistic publishing workshop aimed at encouraging the knowledge and the practice of making books. In 2008 she created the first Barcelona “Artist’s Book Festival” and has been coordinating it since then, with it celebrating its 8th edition in 2015. Elisa works between Barcelona (Spain) and Reggio Emilia (Italy).


Molly-MustMolly Must
Born and raised in a remote Appalachian community pre-internet and without TV, I learned to entertain myself at an early age. Drawing pictures and making up stories was how I spent much of my childhood. Art was always a big part of my life. I became particularly drawn to street art as a teenager, when visiting big cities. As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the ways that public art can be accessed by all people beyond confines of the commercial realm. Seeing art outdoors can be surprising & inspiring, breaking the monotony of the built environment we’re obliged to inherit. For many years I found myself combining my love of street-art and storytelling, by way of a “historical fiction” kind-of perspective. Akin to the work of writers who weave evocative tales in between dry bits of history, I’ve long been fixated on illustrating unseen and under-acknowledged happenings of the past in order to find context, meaning, direction & hope in the present. However, in facing a few life transitions I’ve begun to find such an agenda exhausting. I now find myself seeking a more relaxed and exploratory approach to making art that might reflect my own experiences & story. As such, my current work inaugurates some kind of much-needed new chapter. My ambitions of scale are diminishing, though I do still love to work big.

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.” – Eric Gill

Printmade Artist’s Books: Impression in Hand

BookO-logotype-color.finalBookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books 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? What constitutes interactivity? What is a book, and how far can it go before it is no longer a book? How does the user/viewer/reader experience the printmade artist’s book? How does the artist experience the printmade artist’s book? 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. Not a portfolio of prints, 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.

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

Exhibition

All work will be exhibited for the BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books weekend. The show is not juried. However, after the close of the premier weekend, select works will remain on exhibit at BookWorks from September 21 through November 30, 2014.

Publication

BookWorks will publish an online gallery of selected works from BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books.

Submissions

Submissions should be entered online no later than August 29, 2014. Please see below for submission instructions. Artwork should arrive at BookWorks no later than September 5, 2014. Artwork arriving later than September 5, 2014, may not be shown.

Entry Requirements

Artists may submit one entry completed within the past two years, 2012-2014. Each entry consists of The Actual Work, accompanied by the following:
The 3-Part Entry (Online) Process:
1. Personal/Entry Information – fill out the online entry form
2. Images – Please upload up to two (2) professional-quality JPEG images of your artist book entry online. Images will be used in PR for BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books online and possibly in print
IMPORTANT!! PREPARING YOUR IMAGES FOR ENTRY:
Name your files as: BO14_firstinitial.lastname.jpg That’s BO14_first initial.lastname.jpg.
All JPGs must be 300 dpi and sized to 7 inches wide or tall in the longest direction.
SHIPPING – Please read the instructions for shipping your actual entry below.

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS: Artists residing outside of the United States are invited and encouraged to enter this exhibition. The exhibition entry fee of $20, paid in US funds, can be done through PayPal during the online submission process.

Eligibility

BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books is open to print and book arts media using original, non-digitally printed processes, completed within the past two years. Whatever your subject matter, BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books seeks to showcase works that represent significant exploration of the artist’s creative discovery process.

Awards

Laurie Corral, director of Asheville BookWorks, will select a Purchase Award from all the entries shown at BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books. The Purchase Award will become part of Asheville BookWorks Special Collections.

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.

More Info

BookWorks Gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the digital entry.

Liability and Responsibility

  • Work accepted for BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books is protected by our insurance policy for fire, water damage, and theft. BookWorks is liable to the artist for loss or damage (except for loss resulting from flaws inherent in the artwork) to the full value the artist would receive from the Gallery if the artwork had been sold, i.e., 60% of the sale price.
  • Handling: Indicate if work may be handled, with care, under supervision of BookWorks staff.
  • Please indicate insurance value for work, including NFS (not-for-sale) work. BookWorks carries insurance in case of fire, water, or theft. Asheville BookWorks takes every precaution in handling artwork. Submission of work and signature on the entry form constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to conditions set forth in this prospectus. The acceptance of an entry in the exhibition further includes permission to photograph work and/or use images for publicity and educational purposes.

Sales

Please indicate a sales price or NFS for each entry. Artists who have sold their work will be issued a check at the end of the extended exhibition. Sales will be encouraged. Artists will receive 60% of sale price, consigned with the BookWorks Gallery.

Delivery of Work

  • Deliver works to BookWorks via mail or hand delivery (1 – 5 PM) between Tuesday, September 2, 2014, and Friday September 5, 2014, only. Work delivered after Friday, September 5, 2014, cannot be included in BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books. Artists are responsible for shipping costs, including insurance, with the carrier of their choice to and from Asheville BookWorks. All work must be shipped in a reusable carton and include return packing, with a return shipping label and correct pre-paid postage also included.
  • All artwork ships to Asheville BookWorks. All shipping and shipping insurance costs to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. When packaging work for shipping, please keep in mind the person who will have to repack the work. Please pack with reusable bubble wrap, paper, or cardboard. No styrofoam peanuts.

Shipping Information

Ship to:
Asheville BookWorks
428 1/2 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806

ph: 828-255-8444

Return of Work

  • Packing materials will be retained by BookWorks for return shipping. BookWorks will not be responsible for damage due to incorrect packing materials or insufficient container when return-shipping artwork as it was originally shipped.
  • Entries without sufficient return postage may not be returned. Entries without sufficient return postage will be processed for return AFTER the cost of shipping and a $50.00 handling fee are paid to BookWorks.
  • Hand-delivered work not picked up by scheduled dates becomes the property of BookWorks.
  • No stamps, cash or checks
  • Fed-Ex and UPS offer pre-paid labels and insurance for return shipping and can be included in re-usable packing.
  • USPS – no stamps. Visit USPS.com – choose flat rate shipping – generate return shipping label with appropriate size package and desired insurance and tracking. Save label as pdf and forward via e-mail to gallery@ashevillebookworks.com

 Calendar

  • ONLINE Submission Process – All entries now through Friday August 29, 2014
  • Artists Books DELIVERY to Asheville BookWorks – All entries Tuesday, Sept. 2 – Friday Sept. 5, 2014
  • BookOpolis Weekend /All Entries on Display September 19 & 20, 2014
  • Opening Reception & Announcement of Awards Friday, September 19, 6 – 9 PM
  • Open House at BookWorks, Exhibit & Demos Saturday, September 20, 1 – 5 PM
  • Notification of selected books to remain through Nov. 30, 2014 Friday, September 26, 2014
  • Pick-up or Return Shipping
  • Return of work exhibited on Opening Weekend only Tuesday, September 23 – Friday, September 26, 2014
  • Return of Selected Books exhibited through Nov. 2014 Monday, December 1 – Friday, December 5, 2014

Prospectus and Entry Details

To view and download the prospectus as a pdf, please click on this link: BookOpolis2014-Printmade-Aritsts-Books

To begin your online entry process, please go to the Call for Entries Page and follow the three-step process for submissions.

BOOKOPOLIS 2012

BO20121Friday 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 Studio Workshop is this year’s juror and selected the theme, Editorial Content: Spine-Tickling Artist Books.

Saturday September 22, 2012 1-5pm

BookOpolis Weekend continues with letterpress, papermaking and binding demonstrations. The entire BookOpolis show remains on display.

Eighth Annual BOOKOPOLIS – BookOpolis is an annual event held at Asheville BookWorks showcasing handmade artists’ books. All of the events are free and open to the public. Asheville BookWorks has developed a national reputation as a fine book arts and print facility. Local and regional artists as well as artists from across the US and abroad submit work that best represents the integration of Concept and Craft; merging Content and Ideas with Creative Use of Materials, Inventive Construction and Technique.

BookOpolis is a unique annual event open to the public and offers a great introduction to Book Arts, Letterpress, Papermaking and Printmaking.

BookOpolis Weekend, Sept 21 and 22, is open to the public and is sponsored by Highland Brewery, Asheville, NC.

Beer City Prints will be on display at Asheville BookWorks during BookOpolis, September 21, through November 30, 2012.

BookOpolis 2012 is Spine-Tickling

2012-BO1BookOpolis 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 juror for the Juror’s Collection and her selection of BookOpolis entries will remain on display through the end of November 2012 in the BookWorks Gallery.

Entry Form:  2012-BookOpolis-Entry-Form

Prospectus:  BookOpPoster2012_Download_8.5x11_V1-1

Tatana Kellner, juror, is the founding member and Artistic Director of Women’s Studio Workshop, an artists’
workspace in Rosendale, NY where she is instrumental in helping artists publish and market limited
edition artists’ books. Her work encompasses printmaking, photography and installation and she is
the author of 22 limited edition artists’ books.

Poster and Prospectus design by Philip Bell.