Minnesota Center for Book Arts seeks artist consignment work for the upcoming event New Editions, which will take place Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2018.
New Editions, formerly called an Evening of Fine Wine & Fine Books, is an annual event dedicated to celebrating and fostering the collection of book art. Visitors are welcome to browse new items from local, national, and international artists. The curated offerings include something for everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the newest enthusiast, with items at a wide variety of prices.
There will be a special ticketed preview reception on Friday, November 30, featuring early access to the sale, an artist panel on collecting book art, and wine tastings and refreshments. On Saturday, December 1, the work will be on display in MCBA’s gallery for all to browse and purchase.
Submissions may include artist books, chapbooks, zines, broadsides, and hand printed work. Book art must have been produced within the past 12 months in order to be eligible for submission.
All applications are due October 14, 2018 at 11:59PM CST. Artwork will be selected by staff at MCBA. Artists will be notified by Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Accepted work must arrive at MCBA no later than November 15, 2018.
If accepted to New Editions, the artist agrees to consign work through MCBA for the New Editions event. The artist will also be responsible for all shipping costs. After December 1, artwork will be available for purchase on a consignment basis in the MCBA Shop for up to six months. If consigned work does not sell, MCBA will send work back to its originator.