Poetry & Prints

Poetry & Prints

Building on the success of last years Sketchbook Collective workshops and exhibit, The fourth annual Handmade & Bound Nashville festival will begin with  the opening of  the gallery exhibition Poetry & Prints in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.

skechbookdoorPoetry & Prints showcases handmade books inspired by the art of Vasily Kandinsky, a pioneer in works of abstraction. The show is the culmination of a series of community workshops conducted by local book artists, poets, prinmakers and Watkins Community Education . The exhibition features the handmade books showcasing the poetry and prints created by workshop participants as well as those from local artists, and other professionals answering our call for entries.

Participants will be recognized at the exhibition’s opening reception on Friday, October 3, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Brownlee O. Currey Gallery. Then, join us on Saturday October 4, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the day long celebration of book, paper, print making and more!!

For questions about the project or about the Handmade & Bound festival contact Mary Beth Harding at (615) 277-7456 or mharding@watkins.edu or Lisa Williams at (615)277-7440 or lwilliams@watkins.edu  Works of art will be returned after the exhibition’s run.

Poetry & Prints is funded in part by a MetroArts ArtsAccess Grant.

Handmade & Bound Nashville 2014 is presented by the librarians and staff of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, the Watkins Community Education department.

6 thoughts on “Poetry & Prints

  1. handmadeboundnashville says:

    Thank you for your very timely comment. We definitely understand this concern and don’t want anyone to feel obligated to sell their work. Also, artists might not want to sell one-off work or very small edition work and this is completely understandable. We edited the entry form to include a section for “opting in” or “opting out” of purchase award consideration.

  2. handmadeboundnashville says:

    After additional thought on the matter of the purchase award, we have decided to remove the “purchase” aspect of the award. So, the same amount of awards will be given, but there will be no pressure on award winners to sell their work at the award price. The award will simply be an award! Thank you for the above feedback, as it really informed our decision.

  3. [...] more participation, we have extended the submission deadline to September 1, 2011.  Check out our Gallery Exhibition page for details on how, what, when and where to [...]

  4. Tibi says:

    The updated instructions are a bit unclear:

    Notification: September 21 (by email)
    Deadline for accepted work: September 16 – postmark deadline

    It seems that the deadline for sending the work is before the notification of acceptance. Would it be possible to clarify this?

    • handmadeboundnashville says:

      We’re sorry! We’ve been noodling with the dates. We will update them on the website but how about this:
      Deadline to submit work was Sept 1, Notification will go out Sept 16, and postmark deadline to receive work Sept 21. Thank you and please go ahead and enter even though today’s the deadline. We can extend it a day or two. Thanks!!

  5. handmadeboundnashville says:

    Thanks for your comment. We will probably edit the form or web site to allow those who enter to opt out of this. Thank you!!

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