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  • barb tetenbaum
    PLEASE NOTE EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR JURIED BOOK ART EXHIBITION “UN-SPEAK-ABLE” New Deadline: October 15, 2010 A National Juried Exhibition of Artist Books
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 2, 2010

      New Deadline: October 15, 2010

      A National Juried Exhibition of Artist Books
      Exhibition dates: March 4-April 2, 2011
      Location: The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon

      Description: The Arts Center will host a national juried exhibit of book arts, to include all book art practices. We seek “books” of all shapes and forms, altered books, bindings, unique pieces, samples of small editions, books with imagery, books with calligraphy and so forth. With the exhibit we will introduce the medium of artist books in its broadest sense to the Corvallis community; it will show the range of what an “artist-book” could be.

      The title and theme of the exhibit “Un-Speak-Able” refers to the fact that a word can have many interpretations, and at times a picture is worth a thousand words. Below are a number of interpretations of the word unspeakable, but submitters will not be limited to this specific list.


      * communication beyond the spoken word
      * miscommunication
      * inadequacy of the spoken word
      * incapable of being described in words
      * not allowed to be spoken of, mentioned, or talked about
      * unbelievable
      * restricted speech
      * nonsense
      * lost languages
      * appalling

      Media: This is an all-media exhibit; open to book arts created as either an edition or one-of-a-kind. According to Wikipedia “artists' books are works of art realized in the form of a book” and could range from a traditional codex to sculptural books, conceptual works, and zines. We encourage submissions of any size or style that represent the theme ”Un-Speak-Able”.

      Juror: Barb Tetenbaum

      Barb Tetenbaum, Professor and Book Arts Department Head at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, is the founder of Triangular Press, her artist book imprint. Her books are exhibited and collected in the United States and abroad. In turn she is an avid collector herself.

      She is the recipient of the 2010 Sally Bishop Faculty Fellowship at the Center for the Book in New York City as well as a 2010 RACC Project Grant. Other awards include an Oregon Arts Fellowship, other RACC grants and two Fulbright Fellowships.

      Tetenbaum earned her MFA from the School of Art Institute of Chicago.

      Tetenbaum's Websites:



      Eligible work: Submitted work must have been completed in the last five years. Student submissions are limited to MFA-level only.

      Awards: The juror will select cash awards from the actual work, while having selected participants from digital images.

      Fee: There is $15 fee for submission. Invited artists are asked to pay all shipping expenses. The fee will be used for juror’s fee and cash awards for artists.

      Sales: Works are consigned through The Arts Center at 40% commission rate. Works should be priced to include this commission.

      Exhibition Display: This exhibition will be displayed in the Main Gallery of The Arts Center. Artwork will be displayed on shelves, podiums, and glass cases. Wall-hung work can either be unframed and suspended with magnets or framed and ready for hanging (acrylic, not glass).

      Entry Guidelines: A maximum of two works may be submitted per artist, plus detail images, for a maximum of six images per entrant. Entries must be received no later than October 1, 2010. Artists accepted for the exhibition will be notified via email. The Arts Center reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the electronic entry.


      * Label each JPEG file as follows: yourlastname-1a.jpg, yourlastname-1b.jpg, yourlastname-1c.jpg, yourlastname-2a.jpg, etc.
      * All JPEG files must be 300 dpi sized to 7 inches wide or tall in the longest direction.


      * List of Works: For each corresponding image give title, medium/materials, dimensions, year created.
      * Short description (tell us about this work in 150 words or less).

      Entries will only be accepted by CD. Include images and documents, and follow the same image label and size guidelines as above. Label your CD with your name, “UN-SPEAK-ABLE”, and your contact information. Please do not submit in jewel case, but use paper or plastic sleeve and matt or cardboard for protection. CD’s will not be returned – they will be recycled.

      Mail CD entries to:

      The Arts Center
      700 SW Madison
      Corvallis, OR 97330


      * October 1, 2010: Submission deadline
      * November 23, 2010: Announcement of accepted entries
      * February 21-26, 2010: Receipt of artwork shipped or delivered to The Arts Center weekdays 9 AM – 5 PM, Saturday noon – 5 PM
      * March 4 – April 2, 2011: Exhibition dates, Tues – Saturday, 12 – 5 PM Opening hours
      * March 10, 2011: Artist reception, 5-7:30 pm
      * April 4-6, 2011: Unsold artwork will be returned or held for pickup

      Responsibility for loss or damage: The Arts Center maintains an insurance policy against loss or damage occurring to a piece while in its custody and return shipping for 60% of the full retail price. However, The Arts Center cannot be held liable for breakage or damage occurring to a piece which can be directly attributed to structural inconsistencies, weaknesses or design flaws or inadequate packaging.

      Shipping: All shipping and transit-insurance costs to the Center are the responsibility of the artist and complete instructions will be provided upon acceptance into the show. Work must be shipped in substantial, reusable container(s), meeting UPS standards. We ship as received; The Arts Center will not be responsible for damage due to incorrect packing or insufficient containers when returning artwork as it was originally shipped. Artwork received, which is damaged due to inadequately packing may not be accepted, and be returned to the artist.

      For other information contact The Arts Center Curator, Hester Coucke, hester@..., or 541-754-1551.

      The Arts Center is Oregon’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in Linn and Benton Counties. With nearly 50 years of service experience, we are dedicated to representing and serving our region's communities creating opportunities for every citizen to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. For more information on The Arts Center mission, history and exhibition facility see our website:

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