Monday, October 21, 2013

Extended Deadline: 2013 Annual Exhibition

A gentle reminder that the Southeast Guild of Book Workers' 2013 Annual Exhibition is just around the corner. Submissions are now due November 8, 2013. Interpreting the theme of Patterns, book artists are encouraged to submit a book that speaks to this topic. How you choose to interpret this theme is entirely up to you.

Juror: Jessica Peterson is a letterpress printer and maker of artists’ books under the imprint Paper Souvenir. She operates The Southern Letterpress in Northport, Alabama and is an instructor of book arts and letterpress at The University of Alabama. She has taught book arts and graphic design at Mississippi University for Women, Purchase College and The University of Bridgeport. She earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Book Arts Program at University of Alabama. Her artists’ books are collected in private and public libraries around the country, including Yale University, Duke University and UCLA. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including the Windgate Fellowship n 2006 and 2008, and a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2013.

Venue: Gorgas Library at The Univeristy of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Best in Show Prize: $100.00

Calendar and Deadlines:
  • Nov 8, 2013: Images, check and entry form is due to SEGBW.
  • Nov 15, 2013: Jury results will be posted on our blog and accepted entrants will be notified.
  • Dec 1, 2013: All books must be in the possession of exhibition chair.
  • Dec 5, 2013: Opening of show. Best in Show announced.
  • Jan 30, 2014: Show closes.  
Non-refundable Entry Fee:
SEGBW members and students: 2 entries for $20.00
Non-members: 2 entries for $30.00
Entry will not be considered until fee has been received.

Make checks payable to:
Send to:
Sonja Rossow, SEGBW Exhibition Chair
710 Ethan Lane
Prattville, AL 36067

Submission requirements:
  • Submissions must have been completed within the past two years.
  • Digital Images, check, and entry form must be received by Friday, November 1, 2013.
  • Up to 3 images may be submitted for each entry to show perspective or detail. We advise that you submit high-quality images that will best represent your work.
  • Submit digital images and entry form to
  • JPEG file must be 300 ppi, approximately 4 x 6 inches in size. JPEG images must precisely portray the original work. Be sure that image is oriented right side, in focus and has accurate color.
  • Label each JPEG image with file entry number (A or B,), last name, first name, and title that corresponds to entry form. (e.g. A. Smith, Julie: Dress Me.jpg)
  • Fill out entry form and send along with check.
Liability of work submitted:
  • No substitutes will be accepted for chosen work.
  • No changes to title, price, etc. will be permitted after delivery of work
  • All reasonable care will be taken with works, but insurance is the responsibility of the artist. The University of Alabama or SEGBW will assume no liability for damages or loss
  • Selected artists agree to allow work to be photographed for media use and use on the SEGBW blog or Ning site.
  • SEGBW is not responsible for work left beyond 30 days after the close of show.
Artists are responsible for all shipping and handling costs to and from the exhibit. Please no styrofoam peanuts.

Send Work To:
Sonja Rossow, SEGBW Exhibition Chair
710 Ethan Lane
Prattville, AL 36067


Artist #_______



City_______________________ ST________ Zip_______



Number of Entries________ Entry Fee Paid ____________

SEGBW members and students 2 entries for $20.00
Non-members 2 entries for $30.00

#A Title_________________________________________


Size: H_____ W_____ Price $_________ or NFS

#B Title_________________________________________


Size: H_____ W_____ Price $_________ or NFS