Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pulp Paper Pages: Call for entry for Albertans

We received word of an upcoming exhibition in Alberta jointly sponsored by the Alberta Craft Council and the Albertan chapters of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. Entitled “Pulp Paper Pages”, the exhibit will celebrate the contemporary state of paper and book arts.

The exhibit runs April 14 – July 7, 2012 at the Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton, Alberta, with a second exhibition planned for Calgary at the Leighton Centre in 2013, scheduled to coincide with the International 2013 Art of the Book exhibit, an event which occurs every 5 years. See below for more info:
Pulp Paper Pages: Call for entry
An exhibition exploring contemporary paper and book arts. A joint project of the Alberta Craft Council and the Calgary and Alberta North chapters of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Arts Guild.

Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2012

Exhibition Details: April 14 – July 7, 2012 Alberta Craft Council, Edmonton

Paper and book arts are a vibrant aspect of contemporary craft. This juried exhibition will feature a wide variety of forms, objects, approaches, techniques and concepts found in both the paper and book arts. This major survey exhibition will be presented in the Alberta Craft Council’s Feature Gallery in Edmonton. (The Craft Council will work on other future exhibition locations.)

This call is open to emerging and professional Alberta artists (and artists with a connection to Alberta) working in paper and book arts. Original work created outside of workshops or classes within the last five years will be considered.

Paper arts might include hand-made or hand-decorated papers, paper mache, origami, woven papers, cut and pierced paper, collage, lamps/lanterns, boxes, furniture, and other sculptural or functional paper objects.

Book arts might include hand-made and altered books; book binding and restoration; typography, calligraphy, letter press printing and printmaking in books; and other book-related forms.

Please Note: printmaking, painting, drawing, and scrap-booking are not included in this exhibition.

Various Albertan organizations are generously providing prizes to participants such as:
For more information on this call please visit

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