Opportunities → Main Gallery Exhibition Proposals
Center for Book Arts invites curators and artists to submit Main Gallery exhibition proposals at The Center for Book Arts. We are seeking proposals that elaborate, challenge and contribute to the artistic, theoretical, historical, and contemporary aspects of Book Arts.
This exhibition series is intended to provide contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object and/or related media, as well as to challenge traditional notions of the book arts. Exhibitions that feature a broad representation of media, site-specific installations, and performances are encouraged.
The Exhibitions Committee is especially interested in proposals for:
1. Exhibitions that will further and/or challenge the discourse of book arts within a contemporary artistic criticism, particularly theme based explorations.
2. Exhibitions that will advance the field of traditional bookmaking practices, particularly by showing a wide range of artists.
3. Focused exhibitions of multiple artists demonstrating a cohesive artistic trend or subject matter.
All submissions must include:
Resume or CV as a .pdf
A 500 to 1000-word exhibition proposal indicating the visual and conceptual vision of the exhibition and public programs.
Please also include a list of works with the title, year, medium and dimensions, with images of the works or illustrations. If images are not available, please submit recent work samples produced within the last 2 years. Images should be compiled in a PDF or uploaded in jpg format and should be a minimum of 800px and maximum of 1200px in either direction.
Round 1 Application Deadline: March 15, 2021We accept submissions on a rolling basis. The review process will take place each year in March. Applications are not to be edited once submitted. Application questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected curatorial projects will be given access to the Center’s resources such as the archive and collection artworks, as well as administrative support during the curation process. In addition, the curator will be awarded a $3,000 honorarium; an honoraria budget to divide amongst program speakers; and a budget for production, including an exhibition catalog.