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Artists' Book Collection - ACA Library at SCAD Atlanta: 10th Annual Artists' Book Symposium and Competition

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10th Annual Artists' Book Symposium & Competition: May 11 & 12, 2017

Artists' Book Symposium: May 11

Join the ACA Library at SCAD Atlanta for an afternoon celebrating artists' books and the Atlanta book arts community.

Schedule forthcoming. 

Student Artists' Book Competition: May 12, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

You are invited to the "Petting Zoo" where guests will be able to read the entries to the student artists' book competition! Stick around for the reception at 3pm to meet the artists and hear the winners talk about their work. 

Light refreshments will follow both events. For more details, email: 

This event is free and open to the public.

SCAD Atlanta, Trois Gallery/Library (4th floor)
1600 Peachtree St. ~ Atlanta, GA

A to Z : the exhibit - Get inspired by the ACA's collection!

A is for

Altered, Assemblage, Audio, Activism, Anthology

B is for

Burned, Bookwork

C is for

Comic, Conceptual, Chapbook

D is for

Digital, Dos-a-dos, Devore

E is for

Etching, Edition, Ephemera

F is for

French Door, Flip, Fan, Fluxus, Fore edge

G is for

Gate Fold, Games

H and I are for

Handmade Paper; Illustrated Intaglio

J and K are for

Jacob's Ladder, Japanese Stab Bind, Journal; Kinetic, Kaleidoscope

L is for

Letterpress, Laser Cut

M is for

Mail Art, Miniature, Magazine, Matchbox

N is for

Novella, Notebook, Non-adhesive

O is for

Object, Offset

P is for

Poster, Postcard, Photography

R is for

Readymade, Rust

S is for

Sculpture, Stamp Art, Serigraphy

T is for

Typewriter, Tunnel, Transfer, Transparent

U is for

Untitled, Unbound

V is for

Vellum, Visual Poetry

W is for

Wordless, Wood Type, Wood Cut

X and Y are for

Xerography; Yoko Ono (You!)

Z is for


Student Artists' Book Competition

Calling all SCAD students! Enter up to three artists' books and have a chance to win purchase prizes, your book added to the Artists' Book Collection, and a spot in a juried exhibition!

What is an artists' book and what can I enter? An artists' book is a work of art that utilizes, challenges, defies, references, or embraces the book as a mode of artistic expression. It can be sculptural, traditional; textual, visual; personal, political; drawn, sewn; conceptual or literal. If you can make a successful argument in your artist statement* that your work is a book, it will compete! We are looking for fine press, performative, altered, and object books. Scrolls, pop-ups, zines, comics, hardback, paperback, perfect bound, and unbound books are all welcome. Categories will be dictated by entries received. This list is not inclusive! 

Collaborative entries are encouraged! Did your class or group make an artists' book or box of minicomics/zines/miniature books?

Requirements: Please follow the link below to fill out an entry form.

-One entry form per book.

-Any book made after May 1, 2016 is eligible for entry.

-A brief artist statement will be required with each entry, up to 250 words.

-Please print your form after digitally submitting and turn in attached to your work to the Jen Library or ACA Library by 5pm on May 1, 2017

Restrictions: No food, hazardous material, or books requiring external equipment (i.e. URLs and flash drives)

Entry forms will be posted by April 1, 2017.