Artist opportunities

Minnesota Center for Book Arts provides this listing of calls for art, residencies and artist opportunities as a resource for our artist community. Unless otherwise noted, MCBA is not affiliated with these calls or the host institutions, and cannot provide additional information about the opportunities; please contact the host institution.

Call for artists

2014 MN Biennial
Minnesota Museum of American Art (St. Paul, MN)

A cornerstone of the Minnesota Museum of American Art’s history has been its commitment to local artists. To that end, in summer 2014, MMAA will revive its Minnesota Biennial series. The competition will be opened up to all Minnesota artists to offer the public a snapshot of, quite simply, the best art and craft being made throughout the state today, and to celebrate the many different and unique forms that artistic ingenuity takes in Minnesota. Exhibition locations and dates: June 12 – August 3, 2014 at the MMAA Project Space in downtown St. Paul; August 16 – October 12 at the Lanesboro Art Center.

Deadline: April 18, 2014
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Call for book artists

The Book as Art: Expanding the Limits
Decatur Arts Alliance and The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur
presented in coordination with the 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA), in conjunction with the gallery of The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, is bringing the second edition of the juried exhibition, The Book as Art, to that great celebration of the printed word, the AJC Decatur Book Festival. Exhibition dates: July 18 – September 19, 2014. Jurors: Alexander Campos, New York, NY; Mary Murphy, Atlanta, GA; and Barbara Tetenbaum, Portland, Oregon.

Deadline: May 21, 2014
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Call for print artists

Stand Out Prints
Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis, MN)

Highpoint Center for Printmaking is pleased to announce their second Stand Out Prints juried print exhibition. The exhibition will fill HP’s gallery space with select impressions of contemporary printmaking. Juror: Susan Tallman is an art historian, Editor-in-Chief of Art in Print, instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. $2,000 in cash prizes and over $300 in gift certificates will be awarded. Entry fee $40 ($30 students).

Deadline: June 2, 2014
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Call for book artists

The Art of The Book: Artists Books and Altered Books
Rochester Public Library (Rochester, NY)

Fourth Annual juried competition and exhibition of artists books and altered books at the Rochester Central Library’s Lower Link Gallery; $500 in prizes will be awarded. Exhibition dates: October 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015.

Deadline: July 25, 2014
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Call for book artists

Personal Histories
Redland Museum (Cleveland, Queensland, Australia)

Submissions are invited from artist book makers for the Personal Histories International Artist Book Exhibition at Redland Museum. Exhibition dates: October 12 through November 30, 2014.

No entry fee; selected artists are responsible for shipping costs.

Deadline: August 22, 2014
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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:

  • 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.

Program requirements and details are available on the WSW website.

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

Deadline: Contributions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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Call for artists

*82 Review

*82 review is looking for original work — lyrical language, and images that stand alone or in pairs — to be considered for future issues. Categories include flash, postcard lit (image with related story or poem), art post images, hidden gems, and erasure texts.

Deadline: Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
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