Opportunities → Single Artist Exhibition

The Solo Project exhibition series has been demonstrating the breadth of the book arts for over 15 years now. Originally conceived to provide artist members of CBA with the opportunity to display their work, Center for Book Arts now invites all artists working within the realm of Book Art to submit an application.

Proposed exhibitions should meet the following criteria:

  • Work must have been produced within the last 5 years;
  • Must relate to the book arts (broadly defined to include bookmaking, binding, printing, publishing, paper treatments, and more);
  • Exhibitions should be focussed on a cohesive theme, issue, or subject

We are open to reviewing proposals that include:

  • Site-specific installation
  • Collaborative projects
  • Projects that challenge what we consider as a part of the book arts


Applications are open and ongoing. Applicants to take care to fully complete the application process as incomplete submissions will not be considered. Applications are reviewed on an annual basis and notifications are sent out in April.

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

Questions can be addressed to programs@centerforbookarts.org

Deadline for 2022 review: March 15, 2021

Awarded Projects:

Exhibitions will be scheduled a minimum of one year in advance. The selected Solo Exhibitions will be given access to CBA’s administrative resources to support installation and promotion of the exhibition. In addition, the artist will be awarded a $1,000 stipend, a brochure. Featured artists are encouraged to conduct their own marketing in addition to CBA’s efforts.

Support for Center for Book Arts’ Visual Arts Programs is provided, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of 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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