Call for Entry | Artists Book Competition

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Due December 11, 2015

Artist Books Call for Entries 2015

The purposes of the competition and exhibition are:  to encourage the development of students’ work in the medium of Artists’ Books, to foster the creation of Artists’ Books, to reward excellence and creativity in the Artists’ Books, and to build the collection of Artists’ Books in the UNT Libraries’ Special Collections. Click here to view past winners currently in our Artists’ Book collection.

In addition to the exhibition, a $400 purchase award may be granted at the discretion of the jurors.  All eligible entries must be available for purchase into the UNT Special Collections for $400.  The item chosen for the purchase prize will become a permanent addition to the Rare Book Room collections.  Any Artists’ Books created within the last two years is eligible.  All media are welcome, although submitted work may not exceed 6′ in any direction. A maximum of three books may be submitted.  There is no jury fee.

Faculty/Staff and Community Members Category
Although entries in this category are not eligible to win the purchase award, the competition is open to faculty and staff of the University of North Texas and members of the local community. If you would like to enter up to three items in the competition, you are highly encouraged to do so. Even though the items are not eligible for the prize, if accepted, they will be on exhibit with the others from January – March 2016 in the Willis Library Forum, which will give the work exposure to the community.

Entry Procedure
A completed entry form, identification labels attached to individual works, notification form, and SASE for return of notification form must be included with the artwork.  Work will be accepted December 1st through 11th , 2015. Rules and entry forms are available to download and print.

Deadline: Friday, December 11 by 4:00pm.
Artists are encouraged to hand-deliver work to Willis Library, Library Services Desk, UNT, between 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday.

Work may be shipped in a reusable container prepaid via UPS, Parcel Post, or FedEx. It is the artist’s responsibility to include return shipping (please do NOT enclose checks or cash).

Ship work(s) to:
UNT Libraries Artists’ Book Competition
Attn: Mandy Rausch
University of North Texas
Willis Library
1155 Union Circle
Denton, Texas 76203
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 – 9:00am to Friday, December 11, 2015 – 4:00pm

Willis Library
Library Services Desk


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