EX LIBRIS EXHIBITION
Ex LIBRIS Bookplate Competition
Call to Artists
While admiring a Book Plate designed by German Expressionist Bruecke artist Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Sharon Kopriva mentioned that it would be interesting to hold an exhibition of bookplates.
For five hundred years, numerous artists including Duerer, Chagall, Beardsley, and Kent have been commissioned to create Ex LIBRIS plates for various owners who treasured their books. We invite you to submit a design for our upcoming exhibition.
What: Original Ex LIBRIS design (one entry)
Size: Under 6 x 8 inches. Typical sizes are 3 x 4.25 inches.
Medium: Classical print making techniques include Intaglio, lithograph, serigraph, relief, wood and linocuts, collagraphs on paper.
Signature: Each piece shall be signed by the artist.
Design Motif: Open
Fee: No fee
Eligibility: All humans
Artist base: Global
Packing / Shipment to and from: By artist
Prizes: 1st: $1,000; 2nd $750; 3rd: $500
An exhibition of juror selected pieces will be held at Redbud Gallery in the spring of 2021.
Dr. Irene Guenther: Professor of 20th Century Cultural History, University of Houston Honors College.
Gus Kopriva: Print Collector / Owner Redbud Gallery
Entries due: November 1, 2020
Awardees announced: December 1, 2020
Exhibition opens: March 6, 2021
Work returned: March 30, 2021
To submit an entry, please visit: https://form.jotform.com/gakopriva/ex-libris-exhibition-entry-form
Have a productive 2020 and stay safe.
Tanja Peterson, Director, Redbud Gallery