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[BKARTS] Call for entries: West of 105 - Submission deadline, Monday, August 9, 2004



Call for entries:West of 105

Description: This regional exhibit of artist's books will showcase the
works of artists who reside on or west of 105 degrees longitude in the
United States. Selection will be made from actual work by a respected
professional in the field. The exhibit will be shown in two venues during
the fall of 2004, at Idaho State University and BYU Idaho.

It is sponsored by the Pocatello Book Arts Group, a well established
advocate of book arts and related events in this region. The group has ties
with Idaho State University, where book and paper courses are offered.
Members reside is several cities in eastern Idaho.

The show seeks to not only show examples of artist books, but also to
invite accessibility to them. Therefore, we encourage books that can be
handled by curators or can be interacted with in some way. Original or
unusual book works are also encouraged. The spectrum of what this western
region of our country produces as artists books is what we seek to
highlight. Therefore, all types of artists books are appropriate to enter.

Juror: Madelyn Garrett, B.A., English, M.A., Art, is the curator of rare books
at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. The rare
collections number over fifty thousand books, dating from the eighth
century up to the present. In 1995, Madelyn organized the Book Arts
Program, designed to showcase these distinguished books and to integrate
their use into campus and community life. She has lectured extensively
on the history of the book and its continuing relevance to modern
society. She organizes local and statewide book-related events,
including lectures, exhibitions, classes, workshops, and community
outreach programs. Madelyn also makes books and is the proprietor of
Sub Rosa Press. Her work is exhibited in local, regional, and national
exhibitions.

Eligibility:  Artists who reside on or west of 105 degrees longitude in the
United States may enter. For example, the city of Denver, Colorado,
straddles this longitude; all persons in this city are eligible. The cities
of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM, are west of this longitude and are
eligible. Artists may send up to two pieces completed in the last two years.

Actual work must be sent for jurying, in a sturdy, reusable container for
return shipping. Please include packing instructions. If your book can be
handled or interacted with in any way, please indicate how in writing.

Fee - $10 per entry, plus return shipping. This may be in the form of a
check, or money order, payable to Pocatello Book Arts Group

Your name, address and a brief artist statement that relates to the work
should be included as well as title, media and insurance value. Works will
be insured while on exhibit, but you are responsible for insurance while
shipping.

Ship to: Megan Martindale c/o Dept. of Art and Architecture,
Campus box 8636, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83209
(this address accepts U.S. Postal, UPS and FedEx deliveries.)

Contact info: You may contact show organizers in this way:
Mail: Megan Martindale at shipping address.
Email: Paula Jull at jullpaul@xxxxxxx
Phone: Paula Jull at 208-478-9488
entry form available at www.isu.edu/~martmega/ <www.isu.edu/%7Emartmega/>

Calendar of show

Postmark deadline for receiving work Monday, August 9, 2004

First venue August 30 September 17 Transition Gallery,
Idaho State University

Second venue October 1 22 Spori Gallery, BYU Idaho
Works returned November 1, 2004

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