Opportunities → Single Artist Exhibition

The Solo Artist Project exhibition series has been demonstrating the breadth of book art for over 15 years. Designed originally to provide artist members of the Center with the opportunity to display their work, the Center for Book Arts now invites all artists working within the realm of Book Art to submit an application. Preference will be given to projects that challenge our assumptions of Book Art and resonate with the greater New York population.

We are seeking solo project exhibition proposals from artists working within the book arts. Artists are to submit a project concept experimenting within the Book format. 

This exhibition series is a competitive process and intended to provide artists with the opportunity to display the following type of projects created within the past 5 years:

  • A recent body of work that demonstrates a cohesive artistic approach
  • A recent body of work that demonstrates a cohesive theme, issue, and/or subject matter
  • A site-specific installation
  • A collaborative project that is theme or medium specific

The selected Featured Artist Projects will be given access to the Center’s resources to support the production and curation process of the exhibition. In addition, the artist will be awarded a $1,000 stipend, an honoraria budget for a public programming and a budget for production, including a brochure.

Submissions should include:

  • 10 images of  recent work samples (produced within the last 2 years)
  • Artist’s CV
  • 100 word artist bio
  • A 500 word solo exhibition proposal
  • Working link to the artist’s website


Applications are open and ongoing. Applicants to take care to fully complete the application process as incomplete submissions will not be considered. The Exhibitions Committee reviews applications on a biannual basis. And notifications are sent out the week following.

Questions can be addressed to programs@centerforbookarts.org

Deadline for 2022 review: March 15, 2021

Awarded Projects:

Awarded projects will receive a modest stipend for the production of new work. Exhibitions will be scheduled a minimum of one year in advance. The Center will produce, if funding permits, an invitation, send out a press release and list the exhibition on the website. The featured artist is encouraged to conduct their own marketing in addition to the Center’s efforts.

Support for Center for Book Arts’ Curatorial Program is provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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