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Re: [BKARTS] FOURTH ANNUAL BRIGHT HILL PRESS NORTH AMERICAN JURIED BOOK ARTS EXHIBITION AT BRIGHT HILL CENTER
Dear Book Arts Friends,
Bright Hill Press will host its Fourth Annual North American Juried Book Arts
Exhibition at Bright Hill Center's beautiful Word & Image Gallery, 94 Church Street,
Treadwell, NY, from October 2-28, 2005. The first three annual exhibits were noteworthy
for the innovative books and fine quality of the exhibitors, and we look forward to
another great exhibit!
This year's exhibit will be juried by Edward H. Hutchins and Bertha Rogers.
Edward H. Hutchins is a book artist, graphic designer, and teacher. Since 1989 he has
been the proprietor of Editions, a studio for producing artist book multiples. His work has
been recognized by the Smithsonian Institution, the American Association of Museums,
and the Miniature Book Society. Several of his books were selected for the First
International Biennale for Hand-printed Artists' Books at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in
Egypt. He has given bookmaking and design classes in art institutions, libraries, and
public schools across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He is the co-producer
with Carolyn Chadwick of the annual BookFest Exposition in Manhattan. "Stand and
Deliver: Engineering Sculpture into a Book Format," a show that he curated, is currently
touring the US. His web site is http://www.artistbooks.com.
Bertha Rogers has read, lectured about, and taught writing and fine and applied
arts to children, adults, and teachers for 35 years. Her two- and three-dimensional art
has been show in more than 200 juried an solo exhibitons throughout the US and
abroad. Her awards include fellowships to the MacDowell, Millay, Hedgebrook, CAldera,
Hawthornden, and Jentel artists' colonies, and a Ludwig Vogelstein grant for her
interdisciplinary exhibit and book, "Even the Hemlock: Poems, Reliquaries, and
Illuminations." Her poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies and in five
collections of poetry. Her illustrated letterpress translation of "Beowulf," the Anglo-Saxon
epic, was published in 2000. She is the founding executive director of Bright Hill Press
(http://www.brighthillpress.org), a literary center that includes the Word & Image Gallery
and the Bright Hill Community Humanities Library and Internet Wing. Her web site is
The jurors will be looking for a sequential presentation of words and images in a
book format. They will be looking for a clearly stated concept, thought-provoking text,
engaging visual presentation, the relationship of the words and images to each other,
exceptional technical presentation, an imaginative approach, and an integrated overall
delivery of the message. Two books for be selected for special recognition, in the form
of first and second places and cash awards of $200 and $100.
Entries may include traditionally-bound books, artists' books, sculptural
bookworks, hanging books, etc., that have been created in the period 2001-2005 and
never exhibited at Bright Hill Center. Entries will be juried from the actual books and
should be shipped to BHC no later than August 17, 2005, to arrive no later than August
24, 2005. FOR COMPLETE GUIDELINES AND REQUIRED ENTRY FORM, e-mail
Bright Hill at wordthur@xxxxxxxxxxxx Additional information about Bright Hill may be
found at http://www.brighthillpress.org. Please don't hesitate to contact us
with questions or comments.
Bertha Rogers, Executive Director, Bright Hill Press
Edelpappband / "Millimeter" Binding Bind-O-Rama, Entry Deadline - October 1, 2005
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