The Book as Art – Submit Entries

The-book-as-art-logoArtists’ books take many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative; abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. Artists’ books can be a delight to the eye, a pleasure to the hand, and made tangible in forms that introduce us not only to new interpretations of an ancient concept but also to questions and ideas on 21st –century form and format. Artists who observe this world and interpret the IDEA of the book are invited to enter a juried exhibition that visually celebrates the book form.

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA), in conjunction with the gallery of The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, is bringing the first juried exhibition of Artists’ Books to that great celebration of the printed word, the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The exhibition introduces a new and exciting visual component to the largest independent book festival in the country from July 19 through September 20, 2013.

The gallery’s location on the Decatur Square in the heart of the Festival grounds is ideally accessible to the more than 75,000 attendees at the festival. The Festival’s attendance demonstrates that books are cherished by multitudes in tangible and touchable form even as they morph into new forms and formats. The Festival dates are August 30 – September 1, 2013.

A Call for Artists with details on entry is available at www.decaturartsalliance.org/blog. Cash awards are offered. Entries will be accepted online at www.callforentry.org March 25 – June 3, 2013.

Jurors are Brian Dettmer, Atlanta, Georgia; Jerushia Graham, Jonesboro, Georgia; and Beck Whitehead, San Antonio, Texas.

For information, please contact admin@decaturarts.org or call 404.371.9583.