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The 7th Annual Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition & Fundraiser April 23 - June 4, 2016

Be part of this well-loved annual event.

The 7th Annual Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at MarinMOCA April 23 - June 4, 2016. We are asking interested artists to donate one book art object for the show. Mary Austin, Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book, will jury this year’s exhibition (Donna Seager of Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley will also award one piece special recognition.) All proceeds go to support the exhibitions and programs of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Exhibition limited to 150 artworks.

We Welcome:

Altered Books: Altered Books use all or part of a book as the starting point for a new work of art. Final piece can take many different forms be it sculptural, collage, assemblage or even jewelry as long as the book features heavily in its final appearance.

Book Art Objects: Book Art Objects are books that have been created out of either traditional fine art bookbinding techniques, or unique materials and techniques. Our innovative past artists have turned to materials such as antique Japanese scrolls, fabric, driftwood, film negatives, and resin for their artists’ books.

Looking for ideas? We recommend looking at past Art of the Book exhibitions at the Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA for some excellent examples of book art that employ sophisticated techniques and concepts.

Critical Dates to Make Note of:
  • Feb. 16, 2016: Entry Form Deadline via mail/fax/hand delivery.
  • Sunday, Apr. 17 (5-7pm) or Monday, Apr. 18 (11am-1pm) Delivery of Your Artwork
  • Saturday, Apr. 23 (4-5pm) Book Talk and Announcement of Award Winners
  • Saturday, Apr. 23 (5-7pm) Opening Reception
  • April 23 – June 4: Exhibition and Silent Auction
  • Saturday, June 4 (5-9pm): Live Auction Closing Party