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8th Annual Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition & Fundraiser

Deadline for entry form agreements: February 12

The 8th Annual Altered Book/Book Arts Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at MarinMOCA April 15 – May 20, 2016. We are asking interested artists to donate one book art object for the show. All proceeds go to support the exhibitions and programs of the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. Mary Austin, Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book, will jury this year’s exhibition for 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize and honorable mentions. We welcome the following submissions:

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

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.


  • Feb. 12. 2017: Entry Form Agreement Deadline via mail/fax/hand delivery.
  • Sunday, Apr. 9 (5-7pm) or Monday, Apr. 10 (10am – 2pm): Delivery of your artwork.
  • Saturday, Apr. 15 (5-7pm) Opening Reception
  • April 15 – May 20: Exhibition and Silent Auction
  • Saturday, May 20 (5-9pm): Live Auction Closing Party

Be part of this well loved and popular show!

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