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[BKARTS] Stand and Deliver



Stand and Deliver: Engineering Sculpture Into a Book Format, an exhibition of handmade movable books is being organized by the Brookfield Craft Center and the Movable Book Society. The show seeks to locate and exhibit books that incorporate movable parts, pop-ups, or other sculptural elements into the book structure. Books can include paper mechanisms, fantastic folds, motors, sound chips, fiber optics, wire springs, and other materials to lift the message (in word or illustration) off the page and present it to the reader/viewer in an engaging fashion. The show will be curated by Ed Hutchins, a long-time book artist and the proprietor of Editions, a studio for producing artist book multiples. "The goal," says Hutchins, "is to showcase inventive and well-crafted books with a strong intellectual content." 
Stand and Deliver will open in the Spring of 2004 at the Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut and then travel in the Fall to Mesa College where it will be sponsored by San Diego Book Arts. The 2004 conference of the Movable Book Society will be in San Diego as part of the program. In the Spring of 2005 the show moves to Boca Raton at Florida Atlantic University sponsored by the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection. In the Summer the show will be sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers at the Denver Public Library . The show concludes in the Fall at the Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts.

An illustrated catalog of the exhibition with an interactive CD will be published. 

Six distinguished books will be awarded trophies, cash prizes, and additional copies of the catalog/CD. The selected books will highlight:
Best integration of message and engineering, selected by Robert Sabuda, author, illustrator, teacher, paper engineer, and winner of three Meggendorfer Prizes.
Best crafted book, selected by Hedi Kyle, innovative book artist, conservationist, teacher, co-founder of Paper and Book Intensive, and author of Library Materials Preservation Manual.
Best use of typography, selected by Susan E. King, artist, writer, and the proprietor of Paradise Press since 1975.
Best use of serious content, selected by Tom Trusky, Director of the Idaho Center for the Book, university professor, and proprietor of Painted Smiles Press.
Best use of humor, selected by Linda Costello, architect, artist, and paper engineer for the Pea Pod Pop-ups.
Best use of unexpected materials, selected by Miriam Schaer, whose award-winning multimedia approach to books incorporates a wide variety of found materials and garments.

The deadline for entries is November 17, 2004. A copy of the call for entries can be downloaded from the Internet at www.artistbooks.com or by sending a self-addressed 6" x 9" envelope with $.60 postage to:

Stand and Deliver
PO Box 624
Mt Vernon NY 10552-0624

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