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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Artist Book Competition Call for Entries

Artists' Books Competition and Biennial Exhibition
Sponsored by the Friends of the UNT Libraries
Call for Entries

The Friends of the UNT Libraries Biennial Artists' Book Competition and Exhibition encourages the development of students’ work in the medium of artists' books, fosters the creation of artists' books, rewards excellence and creativity in the artists' books, and builds the collection of Artists' Books in the UNT Rare Book & Texana Collections.

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Download the entry form here: http://www.library.unt.edu/news/external-relations/2013-artists-book-competition-call-entries

In addition to the exhibition, a $400 purchase award may be granted at the discretion of the jurors.  All eligible entries must be available for purchase into the Rare Book & Texana Collections for $400.  The item chosen for the purchase prize will become a permanent addition to the Rare Book Room collections.  Any Artists' Books created within the last two years is eligible.  All media are welcome, although submitted work may not exceed 6' in any direction. A maximum of three books may be submitted.  There is no jury fee.

Faculty/Staff and Community Members Category
Although entries in this category are not eligible to win the purchase award, the competition is open to faculty and staff of the University of North Texas and members of the local community. If you would like to enter up to three items in the competition, you are highly encouraged to do so. Even though the items are not eligible for the prize, if accepted, they will be on exhibit with the others from January – June 2014 in the Willis Library Forum, which will give the work exposure to the community.

Entry Procedure
A completed entry form, identification labels attached to individual works, notification form, and SASE for return of notification form must be included with the artwork.  Work will be accepted December 2nd through 11th , 2013.

Deadline: Wednesday, December 11 by 4:00pm.

Artists are encouraged to hand-deliver work to Willis Library, Office #252, UNT, between 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday.

Work may be shipped in a reusable container prepaid via UPS, Parcel Post, or FedEx. It is the artist's responsibility to include return shipping (please do NOT enclose checks or cash).  Ship work(s) to:

Friends Award for Artists' Book Competition
Attn: Kristin Boyett
University of North Texas
Willis Library
1155 Union Circle
Denton, Texas 76203

Return of Work
All hand-delivered work not accepted for the exhibition must be picked up from Willis Library, Office #252 December 16-19, 9am - 4pm.  All shipped works not accepted will be returned in original packing material December 16, 2013. Any shipped works that do not include return shipping must be picked up no later than December 19th by 4pm.

All reasonable precautions will be taken to ensure protection of the work while in the care of the UNT Libraries.  However, no liability will be assumed by the University of North Texas, its staff, faculty, or students for loss or damage to any work submitted for any reason before, during, or after the competition and exhibition.  Insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

December 2 - 11, 2013
Delivery of work from artist to Willis Library, Office #252

December 12, 2013
Jurors' selections completed

December 13, 2013
Notifications made

December 16-19, 2013
Works not accepted will be returned or picked up

January 13-June 13, 2014
Exhibition of all accepted works in the Willis Forum

June 18 – 22, 2014
All exhibition works picked up or shipped to artist

Please be sure to include a completed Entry Form with your entries.

If shipping work

❏ Return postage ❏ Sturdy reusable box
    - If return postage is not included, works may be picked up in person in Willis Library, Office #252 June 18-22, 2014
    - UNT Libraries is not responsible for works not picked up by June 22nd, 2014