Monday, April 25, 2011

Handmade & Bound Nashville Book & Zine Opportunities - October 2011

Handmade & Bound Nashville is a festival celebrating independent publications and printed matter, featuring artists’ books, zines, and mini-comics. This is an event for publishers and artists (as well as zine distros) and book art fans to come together to sell and/or trade their handmade and affordable publications and creations. Handmade & Bound Nashville will be held on Saturday, October 1, at Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film (2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.) in Nashville, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be free. Be prepared for workshops, documentary screenings, zine readings, guest speakers, and other local events. Detail TBA

There is also a juried book/zine exhibit running the month of October in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery (opening Sept. 30)

The theme of the exhibition is Encoded Structures: Interpreting the Story:

In a sense, books and zines act a physical incarnations for a coded language made up of letters, words, symbols, and materials. The author devises the code, fashioning the structure through choices in sequence, material, size, etc. The reader interprets the encoded structure in a personal way as they read, examine and turn the pages (or other elements) of the book or book-like structure. This exploration of the physicality of the structure speaks to the intimacy of the book form and the book as personal relic. This exhibit will focus on the book and zine as art objects that use form, content, and context within every aspect of the structure to convey a message and theme to the reader.

The following prizes will be awarded:
1st Place – $100
2nd Place – $75
3rd Place – $25
(up to five 3rd place purchase awards may be given)

Vendor tables are also available.

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