San Diego Book Arts Fourth National Juried Exhibition
May 26 - July 8, 2012
held at University of California San Diego, Geisel Library
The San Diego Book Arts will hold their Third National Juried Exhibition of works of art in book form at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library from May 29 to July 4, 2010. The exhibition, which is co-sponsored by UCSD’s Mandeville Special Collections Library, will feature more than 60 works of art, ranging from limited edition fine press books and mixed media art objects to silkscreen and woodcut works that take their creative cue from the book format.
According to San Diego Book Arts, more than 200 artist’s books were submitted for the exhibition, with only 61 pieces making the final cut. This year’s juror, Kitty Maryatt, is an assistant professor of art at Scripps College and the director of the Scripps College Press. Maryatt received her MFA from UCLA and is the principal owner of Two Hands Press, a book arts design studio specializing in the design and fabrication of both handmade and production books.
The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 29 on the main floor of Geisel Library, adjacent to the Mandeville Special Collections Library. Interested members of the public are invited to the opening reception and the exhibit. For Geisel Library hours during the week and weekend, please call 858-534-3336. For more information about San Diego Book Arts or the exhibit, please visit: http://www.sandiegobookarts.org
UCSD’s Mandeville Special Collections Library holds one of the largest and most varied collections of artist’s books—more than 2000 works—on the West Coast.
The collection includes a rich variety of creative works, ranging from the original lithographs by impressionist painter Edouard Manet and the “mass mailings” of Edward Ruscha, to works by renowned book artists such as Ian Tyson and Tom Phillips.
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