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Artists' Residencies at The Center for Book Arts

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The Center for Book Arts Announces Artists' Residency Programs for


New York, NY - As part of its continuing commitment to education and
innovation in the book arts, The Center for Book Arts will offer two
Artists' residency programs in 2002.

The recipient of the Sally R. Bishop Artist's Residency will create a
limited edition book and teach a workshop at The Center during a
six-week residency.  The artist will have the opportunity to live and
work in New York City from mid-June to the end of July.  The Bishop
residency award includes transportation to NYC, living space, a $1500
stipend, access to The Center's printing and binding facilities,
individual studio space, an assistant, a $1,000 materials budget, and
an exhibit in one gallery case as The Center's Monthly Featured

In 2002 The Center will launch its Workspace Grant for New York
Emerging Artists. The recipients of this award will be offered space,
time and support to explore the production and exhibition of artist's
books and related work. Two artists will have the opportunity to work
at The Center for a two-month period each. The Center is committed to
supporting emerging artists, particularly those from cultural and
artistic traditions under-represented in the book arts field.

The Workspace Grant includes individual studio space, a $500 cash
stipend, full use of The Center's unique printing and binding
facilities, up to $1000 materials budget, and an opening reception and
presentation of the artist's work in one gallery case as a Monthly
Featured Artist. This includes an announcement of the exhibit and a
web page about the artist's work on The Center's website. As part of
the award, the artists may enroll tuition-free in The Center's
week-long workshop Bookbinding for Artists, or an equivalent
course in letterpress printing. An experienced printer and bookbinder
will be available to advise the artists on issues of materials and
techniques as they experiment with different book structures and

Applications for both residencies must be postmarked by February 1,
2002. For complete application information, see our website at
email info@centerforbookarts.org or send an

ATTN: Workspace for Artists Program OR ATTN: Bishop Residency Program.

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd floor
NY, NY  10001


The Center for Book Arts is dedicated to the preservation of the
traditional crafts of bookmaking, as well as encouraging contemporary
interpretations of the book as an art object.   Founded in 1974, it
was the first
not-for-profit organization of its kind in the nation.  The Center
organizes exhibitions related to the art of the book and offers an
extensive selection of educational courses, workshops and seminars in
traditional and contemporary bookbinding, letterpress printing, fine
press publishing, and other associated arts. The Center for Book Arts
is supported by local businesses, various foundations including The
Lenrow Fund and The New York State Council on the Arts, and its

The Center is located at 28 West 27th Street, on the 3rd floor,
between 6th Avenue and Broadway. To get to The Center by train, take
the N, R to 28th Street and Broadway; the F to 23rd Street and 6th
Avenue; or the 1 or 9 to 28th Street and 7th Avenue. Please call The
Center for details on parking in the neighborhood.  For further
information or to register for workshops and classes, call The Center
at (212) 481-0295 or visit

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