Art of the Book at the Central Library


Art of the Book 2012 Call for Entries

 The Rochester Public Library is looking for book artists to participate in a juried exhibition “The Art of the Book” which will be on display at the Central Library Sunday October 21, through December 10, 2012.

 Artists 18 and older who would like enter the show are invited to submit digital photos of their work no later than July 27, 2012.

 Click here for a copy of the prospectus and entry forms. This is a juried show and there is a $10 entry fee for the first piece and a $5.00 for each piece after that. Artists may submit up to 3 entries. Entries must fall into the following categories: artist books, and altered books.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Best of Show – $200
  • 1st  Place Artist Book – $100
  • 1st  Place Altered Book – $100
  • 2 nd Place prizes – $50 for Artist Book and Altered Book categories

The book is an enduring symbol of knowledge and freedom, two basic components of all public libraries in the world. During the last 100 years, books have played a significant role in world history, recording not only the history itself, but also inciting history making events and keeping people informed of what transpires in the world around them.

Check out these websites for some inspiration:

Getting Started With Altered Books

For more information contact Sally Snow at 585-428-8051.


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