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2022 Artists' Books Student Competition

Submitting Entries for the Artists' Book Competition:

The competition is open to all SCAD students. 

  • Atlanta students: SCAD Library (1600 Peachtree)
  • Savannah students: Jen Library (201 Broughton)
  • SCADnow students: mail submission(s) to the SCAD Library in Atlanta (1600 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 / Attn: Cheri Marks)

Artists’ Book submissions in Atlanta should be dropped off with the special collections librarian (room 421) and in Savannah at the library front desk noon-5 pm on May 5 and 6.  Submissions mailed by SCADnow students should be postmarked by May 6.  

In addition to submission details, students are expected to use the competition entry form to upload a short artist’s statement about their book submission. This statement will be on display with the books selected for the exhibition. For more information, visit

The Artists' Book Competition Exhibition will be held May 13, 2022, 2 pm - 5 pm at the SCAD Library in Atlanta  

Award winners will be contacted via email in advance of the May 13 exhibition. The awards will be presented by the guest juror in the SCAD Library at 3 PM during a reception for the exhibition opening on May 13. Attendees of the reception will be able to vote for their favorite books. 

All entries will be included in an artists’ book exhibition taking place in the SCAD Library. Books will be handled and read under the direct supervision of the library staff. Select entries will be displayed in the Artists’ Book room of the library throughout the month of May. The exhibit will be open to the SCAD community and featured during library tours.  

An email will go out to all participating students to coordinate pick-up and return of submissions.  

Questions about the competition and/ or submission process, email


Create Your Own Book in a Box

Onsite at SCAD Library, Atlanta 

Friday, May 13, 1 PM EDT 

Box-making can prove to be tricky. Making custom boxes requires careful planning, precise measuring, and a steady hand. Join SCAD faculty member and master bookbinder, Margot Ecke, as she teaches participants how to make their own small box using laser-cut chipboard. Each attendee will leave with a completed box and helpful instructions. 

2022 Artists’ Book Student Competition Exhibition 

Onsite at SCAD Library, Atlanta + Virtual (Zoom Link)

Friday, May 13, 2 PM - 5 PM EDT 

SCAD Library will showcase the interactive and unique range of artists’ book entries submitted for the 2022 Artists’ Book Student Competition. Previous student award-winning books will also be on display. 

Library Workshops

Spring Quarter 2022 Workshops

Trend Forecasting 


Friday, May 6, 10 AM EDT 

Understanding consumer markets and staying ahead of industry trends is essential to success in creative professions. Join SCAD Librarians for a look into the variety of databases and library resources that track industry trends and fuel business innovation. 


Research, Write, Rewrite: Crafting Excellent Essays from Brainstorming to Revision 

(Zoom Link)

Thursday, May 12, 10:30 AM EDT 

This workshop, co-led by the SCAD Library and the Writers’ Studio provides students of any year or program the opportunity to discuss and review their quarterly research projects. Whether you’re just getting started or putting the final touches on your essay, this session can help! 


Career Research Using Library Resources

(Zoom Link)

Thursday, May 19, 10:30 AM EDT 

Take career search to the next level with library resources. This workshop offers strategies for identifying and researching prospective employers using SCAD Libraries' specialized databases. Library staff will also highlight the many career-focused and industry-specific books and periodicals in the collection that help prepare students for future creative professions.


Virtual Library Tours  (Recording

Friday, April 1, 3:30 PM EDT 

Friday, April 8, 1 PM EDT

Friday, April 8, 7 PM EDT 

Get an inside look at all that SCAD Libraries have to offer. Join the library staff to uncover the myriad of resources and services available for students throughout the winter quarter and beyond. 


SCAD Library Open House 

Onsite at SCAD Library, Atlanta 

Friday, April 8, 2-3 PM EDT 

Drop by the SCAD Library to learn about the full range of library resources and services offered to enhance research and creative projects! Library staff will be on hand to suggest print and electronic resources related to all SCAD majors and show students how to take full advantage of the many student-focused services the library offers. 


Database Discovery Series 

Throughout the winter quarter SCAD Libraries will offer a series of workshops on using library databases. Each session will feature expert company representatives showcasing search techniques and highlighting tips, tricks, and tools for using these amazing resources. Q&A sessions will be held following each of the presentations.  

Faculty members may also hold screenings with their classes to view encore recordings of past workshops, which can be found at


Thesis Writing and Research Information Session 


Thursday, April 14, 10:30 AM EDT

Join staff from graduate advising, SCAD Libraries, and The Writers' Studio to learn more about thesis planning and the valuable resources and services available to assist students through the advisement, research, and writing process. 


Intellectual Property for Creative Careers 


Tuesday, April 26, 2 PM EDT 

Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with SCAD Libraries and guest panelists. SCAD faculty members and Intellectual Property lawyers will discuss key considerations in intellectual property for art and design students. The panel will be followed by a Q&A session where attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists. Moderated by a SCAD librarian, this session will also introduce attendees to essential resources for copyright-friendly content for use and reuse in class assignments and beyond graduation. 

Past Artists' Book Workshops


Artists' Books in April: Construct a Tunnel Book 

Onsite at SCAD Library, Atlanta 

Friday, April 15, 1 PM EDT 

Tunnel books are both game and book as well as story and spectacle. The structure of a tunnel book is not complicated, but it offers a rich and unusual reading experience. Join SCAD faculty member and master bookbinder, Margot Ecke, to learn how to construct a tunnel book using laser cut panels. Participants will make their own tunnel book and leave with instructions to make more books in the future. 

Artists' Books in April: Craft and Construction Help Session 

Onsite at SCAD Library, Atlanta 

Friday, April 22, 1 PM EDT 

Get ready to enter the annual SCAD Artists’ Book competition! The session is being offered to provide feedback to students on their artists’ book submissions for the competition. SCAD Library Special Collections Librarian, Cheri Marks, MSI, MFA will conduct this workshop. During the session, Marks will provide feedback on in-progress, just started, or completed student artists’ books. A range of examples and resources such as how-to books, and materials will be available.

Artists' Books in April: The Ten-Minute Book 

Onsite at SCAD Library, Atlanta

Friday, April 29, 1 PM EDT 

Create a mock-up, zine, or artist book within a ten-minute time frame using only the materials available. Participants will be introduced to library resources and research techniques that enrich the creative process. Supplies will be provided.