Monday, June 27, 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES Uncommon Threads: The Handicrafts in Book Arts. DEADLINE 8-18-11


Uncommon Threads: The Handicrafts in Book Arts

Exhibition dates: September 23 - October 29, 2011

Location: 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon

Deadline for Entries: August 18, 2011

THEME - One of the best aspects of working in the field of book and paper
arts is the chance to work with so many exciting artistic materials and
techniques‚ even traditional handicraft techniques. Some would say the rise
of Etsy has fueled a resurgence in artists turning to knitting, embroidery,
sewing, beading, felting, needlework, fabric, stitching and quilting.
Macrame, anyone? Combine these techniques with the book and paper arts and
we have a new era in making. *Uncommon Threads* seeks artist books and other
forms of book and paper art that utilize handicraft techniques, materials or

MEDIA - This exhibit is open to hand crafted book and paper arts related
works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural
books, book objects, altered books, zines, broadsides and sculptural pieces
are all encouraged. Any medium, any style, any size.

AWARDS - Three artists will receive "Best of Show Awards" which will include
a certificate and special marketing blitz focusing on their work. One artist
will receive a "Library Choice Award" which will be awarded based on ballots
cast by our library and museum customers and will also receive a certificate
and marketing blitz.

DEADLINE – Submissions are due no later than August 13, 2011

INFO – A complete call for entries for Uncommon Threads can be found here:

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