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1997 Florida Artist Book Prize



1997 FLORIDA ARTIST BOOK PRIZE


Broward County Library's Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, The
Dianne and Michael Bienes Special Collections and Rare Book Library,
and the Florida Center for the Book, are pleased to announce the
sponsorship of a new annual Florida Artist Book Prize.

The first annual prize of $2,000 will be awarded for a work created
in 1997.  An exhibition of a selection of the entries and an award
ceremony will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Bienes
Center for the Literary Arts in February 1998.

CRITERIA FOR ENTRY

1.  The entry must be a limited edition, and not a trade edition
    or one-of-a-kind.

2.  The artist's primary residence must be the state of Florida.

3.  The date the title was created must fall within the calendar
    year of the prize.

4.  Entries must be received by December 31, 1997.

5.  The artist must submit at least one copy of the title that will
    become the property of the Dianne and Michael Bienes Special
    Collections and Rare Book Library.

The Bienes Center reserves the right to determine which titles become
part of the permanent collection.  All others will be returned to the
artist.

The award will be adjudicated by a jury of three composed of one
representative from the Florida Center for the Book, one from the
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, and one from the Florida
library, museum, or artist book communities.

FOR ENTRY FORM APPLY TO:

Florida Artist Book Prize
% James A. Findlay, Librarian
Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

954-357-6692 (phone)
jfindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (e-mail)
http://www.co.broward.fl.us/bienes

Sponsored by the : Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
                   Florida Center for the Book
                   Broward Public Library Foundation, Inc.


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James A. Findlay
Librarian
The Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
The Dianne and Michael Bienes
  Special Collections and Rare Book Library     _______
Broward County Library                         /______/(
100 S. Andrews Ave.                           (_______(
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301                     (________(

954-357-8692 (phone)
954-357-7291 (Fax)

JFindlay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (e-mail)

http://www.co.broward.fl.us/bienes


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