, started in 2009, is a project based initiative for artists, designers and writers having experience in at least one area of book arts (printmaking, papermaking, letterpress, bookbinding), who are interested in creative independent work as well as collaborating with other artists, designers and writers. The Co-op is a community of artists, designers and writers working in the book form and print from Western NC and beyond.
The entire month of December will be devoted to items for holiday and year-round giving. It features work by coop members and invited artists working in print and book arts. We’re seeking original prints, greetings cards, posters, handmade books, handmade paper items, ornaments and other creative, handmade works of art for the gallery.
Please send your high-resolution images of actual work or representative work (not necessary, but highly helpful) by Friday October 18th and it will used in press releases to go out this month to Verve, Bold Life, Laurel of Asheville, WNC Magazine, and later this month we’ll send press release and info to the Citizen-Times and Mt. Xpress.
PDF of Holiday Flyer, Call for Artwork: 2012.Holiday Flyer 1
Consignment Form, to accompany Artwork: Consign Form 09-2011-1
We’re seeking work for the Holiday Sale.
Members of the BookWorks Co-op, the Ladies of Letterpress and local Asheville Artists working in Letterpress, Print and Book Arts are invited to participate in the 2011 BookWorks Holiday Show and Sale. For the month of December, we’ll transform the BookWorks Gallery into a shopping destination for handmade cards, books, and gift items. Each participant will be responsible for all labeling, display (shelves, boxes or containers), and completing an inventory sheet provided by e-mail (see attached consignment form). The amount of space will depend on how many people we have to accommodate. BookWorks will retain 40% of sale, providing marketing, advertising and a reception for the Holiday Show and Sale. Please note:
- A label should be on each item and include retail price and the seller’s initials.
- Consider your setup, BookWorks doesn’t have a card rack. Retail items are displayed on shelves and should be in boxes provided by the artist, for example, file-like boxes that people can flip though. Boxes or display containers can be handmade, personalized or purchased. There is plenty of wall space to display small framed pieces or broadsides too.
- Show and Sale dates: Dec. 1 – 31, 2011. Reception: December 3, 1 – 5pm, hot cider and sweets.
- Receiving Work: Send or deliver work by Nov. 29, 2011
- Pick up dates: Jan. 2 – 4, 2012 – Cards and gifts that aren’t holiday specific, can remain for sale in our retail area after the Holiday Show.
Please let BookWorks know by November 1, 2011 if you would like to participate by emailing email@example.com or by calling 828-255-8444.
Consign Form 09-2011 for a pdf of the consignment sheet to bring or send with your work.
Opening on Saturday December 3rd & through the month of December, the gallery will be transformed into a book arts and letterpress destination for those looking for unique gifts, ornaments, cards, handmade books, prints, and more.
Invite Friends and Family to join us on Saturday December 3, 1 – 5 for the best selection along with some spiced cider and ginger snaps!
If you’re a Letterpress Printer, Book Artist or Printmaker and are interested in participating, more info and a consignment sheet to fill out, is posted as a .pdf on the Co-op Page.
Get Your Bells ON!
YOU could WIN 9 amazing artist books AND support the BookWorks Co-op Artist-in-Residence Program. Raffle Tickets available in the BookWorks on-line store for a donation $10 each. Only 200 tickets for sale!
The drawing will be held at 7:30 PM BookOpolis evening, September 24. Tickets are also available at BookWorks all the way up to the last minute.
The BookWorks Co-op chose the theme, Parallax, for the Small Book Edition this year. A parallax is a difference or change in the apparent position or direction of an object as seen from two different points. Proceeds from the sale of the Small Book Edition support the BookWorks Co-op Artist in Residency Program. This year’s project was organized by Gwen Diehn.
The Co-op Artist-in-Residence program supports up to 2 residencies per year at Asheville BookWorks.
The BookOpolis 2010 exhibition catalog was designed by Philip Bell, who created the poster this year, photography by Steve Mann and Laura Ladendorf. Three brief essays and images of all the books and prints selected for the BookOpolis Extended Exhibit through December 10th. Also includes images and artist statements of the 15 miniature books in the Small Book Exchange.
Preview and purchase a copy on-line http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1659792?ce=blurb_ew&utm_source=widget
Save on shipping and stop by the studio to purchase beginning 10/31/10. Plus – view the exhibit through December 10th!