April 19 - May 24, 2014
The Altered Book Show/Silent Auction includes over 100 Bay Area Artists who use discarded books to create unique “book art objects.” The bookworks are offered in a Silent Auction for five weeks, closing with a Live Auction where they are auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The Altered Book Show opens with a reception at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art on April 19 from 5 to 7 pm. Juror Donna Seager will give a talk about her lifelong love of the book at 4pm preceding the reception. The show closes on May 24 with a Live Auction Closing Party, 5-7:30 pm.
A concurrent exhibition in the Ron Collins Gallery will feature selected works from the San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the joy of books and bookmaking as well as the artistry, history, and continuing presence of books in our culture as an important medium of self-expression. SFCB offers workshops, public programs, exhibitions and an artist in residency. More information about SFCB can be found at their website, sfcb.org.