MCBA / Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Series VII

Applications are now being accepted for MCBA / Jerome Foundation Book Arts Mentorship Series VII. Please read all eligibility and application guidelines below carefully.

Application deadline: Tuesday, September 4th, 2018; 11:59 pm.

The Book Arts Mentorship is an artist development program aimed at introducing book arts to emerging artists whose primary medium is in another discipline. There are many reasons to explore book arts as a new artistic medium. As a highly malleable and versatile form of expression, book arts extend the possibilities of other art forms. You can create a conceptual space. Experiment with sequence and visual or verbal narrative. Use book art forms to extend, explore, document or reexamine work produced in other artistic disciplines.

Since 1985, the Jerome Foundation has helped artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts by supporting the creation of new work. Book arts projects funded by thirteen series of Fellowships and four prior series of Mentorships range from exquisitely crafted fine press volumes and sculptural books to documented performances and one-of-a-kind installations that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form.
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Call for Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story Submissions

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art for inclusion in Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story, a juried exhibition that examines how contemporary artists express narratives in clay through text, imagery, multiples, and sequence. Chronicled in Clay is presented in conjunction with Claytopia, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd Annual Conference, which explores “the human imagination as a vehicle of restless yearning for a more livable, just, and meaningful world.” Storytelling through visual art develops understanding, sensitivity, and empathy — qualities that contribute to more compassionate and just communities. Chronicled in Clay speaks to Claytopia’s restless yearning by placing artist and viewer in a dialogue that reimagines how we listen, grow, and learn from each other. In bringing together ceramics and contemporary book arts, this exhibition will provoke new perspectives and challenge existing traditions. Continue reading “Call for Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story Submissions”

Proof Public Summer/Fall Volunteer Opportunities

Call for volunteers!

Proof Public (Minneapolis, MN)

Proof Public, a collaborative group of letterpress printers, artists, and community members working to increase public access to printmaking opportunities, is seeking volunteers for this summer/fall. Volunteers should have letterpress experience and be excited to teach others how to print! Proof Public creates prints that amplify marginalized voices, strengthen community dialogues and combat various forms of societal oppression.

Volunteers are selected for opportunities based on their level of experience. To sign up for Proof Public’s volunteer list, visit or email

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Art and Street Printing Festival

Call for artists, vendors, and volunteers!

Sebastopol center for the arts (Sebastopol, CA)
Sebastopol Center for the Arts’ third annual outdoor Festival of the Arts will feature interactive printmaking activities for children and adults. The event will include street printing with a three-ton pavement roller in SCA’s parking lot, live music, food and drinks, and booths showcasing unique work by local artists.


Are you interested in selling your work? SCA welcomes all artists to participate: printers, painters, drawers, photographers, jewelers, and sculptors. Booths include an 8-foot table and 2 chairs. Booth rentals are $75 until June 15. Enter your application 
HERE. You can also carve a 12″: x 12″ lino block and have it printed at the festival. To participate, purchase a block at SCA for $25 before June 9.

Volunteering at the festival is a wonderful opportunity to get involved at this family-friendly, community-oriented event! You will be surrounded by amazing creatives, including professional artists from all over the west coast. Click HERE if you want to volunteer.

Submission Deadline: June 15

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“Green” International Juried Art Exhibition

Call for submissions!

Sebastopol center for the arts (Sebastopol, CA)

This exhibition asks artists to interpret the word “green” in different variations, from figurative and abstract concepts of the color to expressions of environmental concern and ecological awareness. Accepted forms of media include assemblage, book art, collage, drawing, fiber art, installation, printmaking, sculpture, and many more. Awards range from $500 to $100, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Submit online HERE

Entry fees:
SCA Members: $20 per entry or 3 entries for $45
(membership is $40 annually)
Non-members: $25 per entry or  3 entries for $60
Students under 21: $15 per entry

Submission Deadline: July 9

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Women’s Studio Workshop Residency Opportunity

Residency opportunity

Women’s Studio Workshop (Rosendale, NY)

Women’s Studio Workshop has a variety of funded and subsidized residency opportunities for artists, including several specifically for book and print artists. Program requirements and additional details are available on the WSW website at the link below.

  • Artists’ Books Residency Grant, a 6-8 week residency for an artist to produce a limited edition artist’s book. Deadline: November 15.
  • Art-in-Education Book Arts Residency Grant, an 8-10 week residency focused on creating a limited edition artist’s book, while also working with students during our Art-in-Education program. Deadline: November 15.
  • Studio Residency Grant / Legacy Artists Residency Grant: 6 weeks working in WSW’s printmaking, papermaking, book arts or ceramics studios to create a new body of work. Deadline: April 1.

Deadline: Applications are reviewed annually at the deadlines mentioned above.

Visit WSW’s website!

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency

Residency opportunity

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, NE)

The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE offers 2- to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided. Approximately 60 residencies are awarded per year. $35 application fee.

Deadline: March 1 and September 1 of each year

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College Book Art Association: Openings

Call for papers!

Openings: Studies in Book Art
College Book Art Association

Openings is the CBAA’s peer-reviewed journal publishing critical, historical and theoretical articles, reviews and interviews about book art and its pedagogy.

Visit CBAA’s website!