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Book Artist in Residence Call (Deadline Extended to June 1)

by Mary Tasillo on 2019-05-24T14:18:49-04:00 | Comments

Common Press & the Philadelphia Center for the Book invite applications for an Artist-in-Residence to create an artist book inspired by the collections of Fisher Fine Arts Library.
For details, read on. New Deadline: Apply by June 1, 2019.




The selected artist will be asked to create an edition of 10 or more bound artist books that incorporate letterpress printing and take inspiration from Fisher Fine Arts Library, with five copies becoming part of the archives and collections of Philadelphia Center for the Book, Common Press, Fisher Fine Arts Library, Kislak Center for Special Collections at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and the Print and Picture Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  An honorarium of $1000 will go to the artist towards covering expenses.  Applications are due June 1, 2019. For more information:


Pictured above, the April 25 Philadelphia Center for the Book Members & Friends Meeting at the Library. Visitors crowd around historic treasures, contemporary art books, experimental 1960's exhibition catalogs, and items from the eclectic Materials Library.

The Fisher Fine Arts Library supports study, teaching and research in contemporary and historical aspects of art, architecture, city and regional planning, historic preservation, landscape architecture, studio art, and urban design. Text and image collections, in analog and digital form, have a global reach and concentrate on the arts of the western experience, Islam, South Asia and East Asia, from prehistory to the present.

Learn more about Fisher Fine Arts Library, including Common Press




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