Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Book Arts Show At Works of Wyoming in Laramie Plains Civic Center

Artist Books Call for Entries at Works of Wyoming!

Call for Entries Deadline is August 11th!

Wyoming artists are invited to submit images for jurying for an artist books show at Works of Wyoming at Laramie Plains Civic Center. Deadline for submission is August 11th, 2011.  Call 307-742-6574 to get a prospectus and application e-mailed to you. 

The show will open September 8th with a reception from 6:00-8:00pm.  It promises to be an interesting show considering all of the definitions.   

Center for Book Arts founder Richard Minsky’s definition is our guide for submitting and jurying the show. 
In Book Art the container works with the content. The materials are tactile and often relate to the metaphor of the text. In some cases there is no written text. The book is then a purely visual, totemic or iconographic work, in which the image, structure and materials are the content. The physical presence of a book, its feeling and smell, its weight, the process of moving through its pages or unfolding it speak to our deepest inner sensibilities. The very form speaks of knowledge preserved and communicated. It represents our ability to build on complex ideas which survive millennia beyond the cultures which created them.”

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