ARTBOUND 2012 Exhibit Opening at UF on Monday

This news on the ARTBOUND 2012 exhibit is from the UF Libraries news blog by Barbara Hood :

Exhibition of Artists’ Books from the Juried Student Book Arts Competition at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida
September 10 – November 2, 2012
Smathers Library 2nd floor gallery
Opening reception: Monday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. – noon
This year’s juror, Sarah Bryant (Big Jump Press), offers her generous response to the submissions. “It was a privilege to jury this show, and I enjoyed seeing the wide range of the work. Books present a peculiar problem in these circumstances. Photographs are simply not enough, particularly for text driven projects, and I am certain that some beautiful work was not selected for the exhibition because I could not get a sense of the project from the images.
This said, the books I was most drawn to were those that managed to show me how much was missing from my view; books that gave me a craving to see more of the project so that I could unlock some of the artist’s intentions. I attempted to select books that were content driven. Where unusual structural decisions were present, I looked for them to be informed and directed by the content.  I attempted to select a group that was representative of the breadth of book arts.
It was a pleasure to spend time with all of this work. Congratulations to the prize winners and to everyone who was selected for the show. I hope to see many of these books (and artists) in person in the future.”
The ARTBOUND 2012 Exhibition features contemporary works by students making books in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the United States. The exhibited works have been selected by the talented book artist and letterpress printer, Sarah Bryant of Big Jump Press. The selected artists’ books will become part of the permanent collection at the George A. Smathers Libraries. Twenty-nine handmade artists’ books were selected for the exhibition from 70+ submissions. The books were created using a variety of media such as letterpress printing, lithography, inkjet, screen printing and handmade paper. They are all high quality, original works made by up-and-coming book artists.
The artists and works included in the ARTBOUND Competition Exhibition and Collection are as follows:
first place winner:
Stephanie Wolff
A World of Blue

Dartmouth College
second place winner:
Allison Milham
Uluhaimalama-Legacies of Lili’uokalani

University of Alabama
third place winner:
Amelia Bird
Letterpress Erasure

University of Iowa
honorable mentions:
Amelia Bird
Walden Marginalia

University of Iowa
Anne Covell
Raking Light

University of Iowa
other prize-winning books:
Joshua Orr
 and DIScontentment
Memphis College of Art
Elizabeth Sheehan
 and Mending
Memphis College of Art
Lee Marchalonis
Yes, but

University of Iowa
Sonja Greentree Rossow
Holding down the Fort

University of Alabama
Evan Hoffman
Communication Oxidation

Memphis College of Art
Jordan Jackson

Memphis College of Art
Livia Ortiz
Ephemeral Constructions
 and Illusions
Memphis College of Art
Karl Conner Johnson
 and Walkin’ on the Sidewalks
Arizona State University
Christopher Saclolo
The Transmutation of Mouse
 and Mahal Kita Mickey
Columbia College Chicago
Emily Chaplain
 and Dispel
Memphis College of Art
Delaney Smith
The Unwritten Story

University of North Texas
Suzanne Sawyer
But Move Not, The High Road
, and SPEAK
University of Alabama
Kimberly Maher
Tres Veses

University of Iowa
Elizabeth Boyne
Historic and Memorable Trees of Iowa

University of Iowa
Gabrielle Galbreth

Memphis College of Art
Ariana Hubbard
Bloopy and Muju Discuss Philosophy

Arizona State University