Be a vendor at the 2013 edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville. Show your stuff and show off your skills to fellow book lovers, zinesters, and small press aficionados. Check out our Vendors page for registration information.
Award winners from our exhibit, Familiar Relics, were announced at the opening reception October 5, 2012 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. First place was awarded to Kerri Cushman (Farmville, VA) for “Measuring Up”; second place to Amandine Nabarra Piomelli (Irvine, CA) for “Bernouli Equation”; and third place to Candace Hicks (Athens, TX) for “Common Threads Volume XXXIV.” Honorable mention went to Joseph Lappie (Davenport, IA), for “The Artificer Arisen, The Artificer Fallen.”
Tony White, director of the Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art, served as exhibition juror. He is field editor for artist’s books and books for artists for the College Art Association’s online reviews journal caareviews.org and a founder of the Contemporary Artist’s Book Conference in New York.
Regional book artists and instructors Annie Herlocker (Paper Revival Press) and Jennifer Knowles-McQuistion (Brown Dog Bindery) curated the exhibition, which is on view daily through Saturday, October 20, in the Currey Gallery. Admission is free. Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Handmade & Bound Nashville, Vol. 2 will mark the conclusion of the festival’s juried book arts exhibition, Familiar Relics, with a panel discussion about the future of the book in the face of new technologies, on Friday, October 19, 7 p.m., at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. Panelists for “Off the Shelf: Book Culture in the Digital Age” are arts writer/East Side Story proprietor Chuck Beard, Parnassus Books co-owner Karen Hayes, Austin Peay State University professor/Goldsmith Press director Cynthia Marsh, and Maryland Institute College of Art library director/book artist and Familiar Relics juror Tony White. Watkins photography department chair Robin Paris will moderate. Immediately following the panel, a reception, offering a final look at the Familiar Relics exhibition, will be held in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery.
Handmade & Bound Nashville, Volume 2 was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who visited us on Saturday. We hope you enjoyed all of our vendors, demos and artwork! Many thanks are also given to everyone who helped organize this event. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Familiar Relics, will be open through October 20 with a closing panel discussion on October 19. Zine-O-Rama is still on display in the library throughout the month.
Of course you can’t live by books alone. That is why The Grilled Cheeserie, The Coffee Truck and Blue Monkey Shaved Ice are joining in at Handmade & Bound Nashville on Saturday October 6 at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The warm feeling you got when your mother made you a grilled cheese sandwich on Bunny Bread with American cheese product and a mug of fresh-out-of-the-can tomato soup can’t compete with the lava flow of flavor from a Croque Madame sandwich, gruyere, rosemary ham, and a fried egg on rosemary garlic bread and a bowl of chef-made tomato soup passed through the window of The Grilled Cheeserie. Ask for extra truffle mustard, I do. So, come perk up with the Costa Rican ambrosia from The Coffee Truck, create a new warm memory with The Grilled Cheeserie, then chill and turn your tongue a new brighter color at Blue Monkey Shaved Ice.