Art of the Book
Exhibition Run: February 4 – Closed early due to COVID-19 concerns.
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The following artworks have been accepted into the May you Live in Interesting Times exhibition.
- Bailey, Alicia: Endangered II, Endangered Volume III, and Popillia Japonica
- Baldner, Karen: Rising Hackles, Another Side, and Letting Go
- Bryant, Sarah: The Address, It is Mandatory to Complete This Section, and The Radiant Republic
- Buller, Rachel: and finally I shall study these trees, like maps to an unknown treasure
- Bury, Michele: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Cohen, Marcia: Color File #1
- Cunningham, Natalie: Perseverance and Aunt Nat’s Big Book of Desert Creatures
- Farmer, Sonia: A True & Exact History and A True & Exact History: a Reading
- Glentz Brush, Kelly: Volumes of Peculiar Memories
- Gorham, AB: Lilt and Whipstock
- Grimm, Iris: a comparative overview of rivers, quipu translation – America’s Heritage
- Lee, Sandra: The Walking Mountain
- Lipman Shechter, Judy: Still Time
- MacNeil, Kate: this is not a love song
- Mayer, Daniel: Equilibrium and Oleander
- McDermott, Sarah: Owens-Illinois Company Cakes
- Nolda, Rebecca: God, wrapped up and Handheld
- Pisano, Maria: Via Dolorosa: From Sea to Shining Sea
- Pocaro, Alan: La Duree and Ars Amatoria
- Spitfire, Karin: Press On – A Rumination on the 5th Chakra: The Voice
- Velasquez, Naomi: Flavivirus, Flaviviridae and Morbillivirus, Paramyxoviridae
- VonDerVellen, Julie: Hold Feet. Stay Green Lawn
- Wilder, Aaron: Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream
- Wong, Evelyn: Feeding Our Daughters, and What Is Home? (II)
- Woolf, Suze: Rockbound Book: Elephant Canyon Volume, The Last Iceberg, and Rockbound Book: Snowline
Thank you again to our Jurors Dr. George Speer and Lisa Tremaine
“May You Live in Interesting Times”
The Northern Arizona University Art Museum announces a juried exhibition to be mounted in the Spring of 2020. Open from February 4 until April 18, the exhibition, titled “May You Live in Interesting Times,” will present new works emerging within the conceptual category of the Book as Art. The Museum invites submissions on significant themes derived from the issues we face here and around the world, including, but not limited to, environmental challenges, politics, immigration, race, and nationalism.
Our 2020 exhibition will embrace widely varying conceptions of the “book” created in an equally diverse range of media. The Museum is producing this event in the firm belief that, in the age of virtual media, there is still a profoundly powerful effect to be drawn from prolonged interaction with a physical artifact in a “screen-free” environment.
This exhibition will be featuring Lisa C. Tremaine as the guest co-juror, working with Dr. George Speer, Director of the NAU Art Museum. Lisa Tremaine is a Vermont native and happy Texas transplant of 15 years. She is the Director and Designer at Texas Review Press in Huntsville, a photographer, painter, and artist book maker and holds a Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico.
Submission deadline: November 19, 2019
Artworks accepted announcement: Early December 2019
Accepting deliveries of artwork; January 6 – 10, 2020
Exhibition Dates: February 4 – April 18, 2020 (closed Sunday, Monday, and all university holidays)
Artwork shipped out by: May 13, 2020