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Artists' Book Collection - SCAD Libraries - Atlanta: Annual Artists' Book Symposium and Competition

This guide will help you use library tools to find information and inspiration for your research on artists' books.

Student Artists' Book Competition Exhibition: May 13, 2022
*Artists' book submissions due May 6, 2022

Need artists' book inspiration or want to learn more about the student competition? Contact SCAD Library Special Collections

Student Artists' Book Competition


Calling all SCAD Atlanta students! 
Enter up to three artists' books into our upcoming juried Artists' Book exhibition and competition. Your winning book could be selected for purchase and included in the SCAD Libraries - growing Artists' Book Collection!

What is an artists' book and what can I enter? 
Artists' books are works of art that utilize, challenge, defy, reference, or embrace the book as a mode of artistic expression. They 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 can be added to the competition!

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 exhaustive! 

Collaborative entries are encouraged. 
Did your class or group make an artists' book or box of minicomics or zines or miniature books? We want to see them all!