Call for Submissions

Curatorial Proposal for Main Gallery Exhibition

Center for Book Arts

New York, NY 10001


Mar 15, 2020


Feb 06, 2020
We are inviting curators and artists to submit exhibition proposals for the Main Gallery of the Center for Book Arts. We are seeking proposals that elaborate, challenge and contribute to the artistic, theoretical, historical, and contemporary aspects of Book Arts.


This exhibition series is intended to provide contemporary interpretations of the book as an art object and/or related media, as well as to challenge traditional notions of the book arts. Exhibitions that feature a broad representation of media, site-specific installations, and performances are encouraged. The Exhibitions Committee is especially interested in proposals for:

Exhibitions that will further and/or challenge the discourse of book arts within a contemporary artistic criticism, particularly theme based explorations
Exhibitions that will advance the field of traditional bookmaking practices, particularly by showing a wide range of artists
Focused exhibitions of multiple artists demonstrating a cohesive artistic trend or subject matter
All submissions must include:

Submission form

Resume or CV as a .pdf

A 500 to 1000-word exhibition proposal indicating the visual and conceptual vision of the exhibition and public programs. Please also include a list of works with the title, year, medium and dimensions, with images of the works or illustrations. If images are not available, please submit recent work samples produced within the last 2 years. Images should be uploaded in jpg format and should be a minimum of 800px and maximum of 1200px in either direction.