Calls to Artists

Call for Entries: BUILT

On View at 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR: April 7 – May 27, 2017
Submission Deadline: January 7, 201723 Sandy Gallery is calling for submissions for BUILT: Book art as a context to explore architecture, design, the built world, the built book.This international juried exhibition of book and paper art aims to examine the relationship between contemporary book art practices and architecture, engineering, landscape and construction as form, function and structure. Let’s re-image the ways we as designers, of either books or buildings can inhabit and shape the world around us. Our disciplines have a natural synergy. After all, books and buildings are both kinetic, sequential, structural and time based. Taken a step further, book art can provide a framework for topics like urbanism, town planning, buildings and space. Let’s examine the relationship between the built and the book.

This exhibit is open to handmade book and paper arts related works created as either edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.

The gallery will award $500 in purchase prizes, plus three best of show awards.

23 Sandy Gallery is a fine art gallery located in Portland, Oregon. Open since 2007, we present local and national artists working in contemporary book and paper arts.

A full prospectus and call for entries for BUILT can be found here:

Deadline for submissions is January 7, 2017.

A Valentine to Nature

CBAS wants you to express your love this February with a Valentine to Nature! In collaboration with the Cincinnati Nature Center, CBAS is calling for book- and paper-arts pieces with a tie to the natural world. The exhibition will run from February 12 to March 29, with an opening from 1-3 at the Nature Center on Feb 12.

The drop-off deadline is February 3–all pieces should be mailed (with self-addressed return postage included) or hand-delivered to:

Heather Hitchman
Nature Shop
Cincinnati Nature Center
4949 Tealtown Rd.
Milford, OH 45150

There will be a 20% commission for sales–if you have a non-book-or-paper piece of art that you would like to display and sell, it can be put up in the Cincinnati Nature Center shop at consignment rates. Contact Anjali Alm-Basu directly with questions about this (

The entry form and lender’s agreement will be available here!