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Entries sought for national juried book art exhibition

Book work created by Scott Cook, a Master of Fine Arts student in the UNL Department of Art and Art History.
Book work created by Scott Cook, a Master of Fine Arts student in the UNL Department of Art and Art History.

Graduate and undergraduate students in accredited academic institutions may submit books for “Heart & Hands 2013,” the fourth national juried book art exhibition for students.

Books made in book arts, graphic design, photography, printmaking and writing courses will be featured in the exhibition. Books completed between Jan. 1, 2011, and March 1, 2013, are eligible.

Selected books will be on display in an exhibition at UNL’s Love Library April 8 to May 31, and the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library from Oct. 11 to Nov. 14. Winning books will display quality craftsmanship and design, as well as compelling visual and/or literary content. Accepted entries must be available for sale.

The UNL and UNO libraries will purchase selected award-winning books from the exhibit for their special collections.

This year’s juror is Barbara Tetenbaum, an artist working in printed books and installation. She founded her imprint, Triangular Press, in 1979, and this work can be found in many private and public collections in the U.S. and abroad. She is the recipient of two Fulbright Lecture awards to teach in Germany and the Czech Republic. Her other honors include a Koopman Distinguished Chair at the Hartford Art School in 2012 and a Sally Bishop Fellowship at the Book Arts in New York City in 2011. She received her bachelor's in fine art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Fine Arts in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

A full prospectus and entry form for the exhibition can be downloaded here: http://art.unl.edu/HandHprospectus2013.pdf. Entries must arrive to Love Library Rm. 216 between March 1-15, 2013.

Heart & Hands 2013 is sponsored by the UNL Department of Art and Art History, Nebraska Book Arts Center, UNL Love Libraries and the Lincoln Print Group.

For more information, contact Cather Professor of Art Karen Kunc at kkunc1@unl.edu or call the Department of Art and Art History at 402-472-5522.