Monday, April 28, 2008

Call for Proposals and Entries from Lark Books

I'm looking for a variety of attractive, innovative projects for a book on green book making.

Book projects should—in some way—use recycled materials for the cover and/or pages of each book. Use of other recycled materials (for stitching, binding, etc.) is encouraged, but not required. If you want to use new linen thread, don't worry. Use of post-consumer papers is encouraged, as is mindful use & consumption of new materials.

Recycled Materials for Covers—recycled books, tin, plastic, wood, cloth, papers & cardboards of all kinds.

Materials for Pages—junk mail, dried & cleaned teabags, coffee filters (I have some if you need them), post-consumer papers, wrapping papers, new post consumer content papers, recycled office memos, tea bags (I seem to drink a lot of tea), & pages from other books.

Binding Styles—long stitch, stab bindings, coil binding, other stitches, rings, brads, heck, even using long thorns to hold the pages together might work.

If you'd like to receive information, send an email directly to me or Beth Sweet, to be added to the list.

The specifics will be coming late in the month.

Terry Taylor
Senior Editor, Lark Books

Feathers, Fins & Foliage: Artist Books on Florida

LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, Florida, is seeking submissions for a juried exhibition of handmade artist books embracing themes of Florida's natural resources - places, animals, and plants.

This exhibition will be presented in conjunction with LeMoyne's annual exhibition of jewelry.

Postmark deadline for entries: July 11, 2008
Exhibition dates: October 3-26, 2008

Eligibility: Open to artist books of any medium and style created as either an edition or one-of-a-kind. Open to all living artists who reside in the North America over 18 years of age. Artwork must have been completed within the last 3 years.

Prospectus and entry form may be found at

Contact Beth Lee,, or Julia DeHoff, 850-224-9751, if you have questions or need more information.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Paper and Book Intensive At Arrowmont: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Paper and Book Intensive
Arrowmont • Gatlinburg, Tennessee
May 14 – 25, 2008

Now celebrating its twenty-fifth year, Paper & Book Intensive is a working sabbatical for practitioners and motivated beginners in the book arts, papermaking, and conservation. Daily class sessions are combined with lectures, discussions, and shared meals, to promote unusual levels of exchange and inspiration. PBI 2008 is an opportunity to visit well-known Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. Link to the PBI online information here: