Call for Art
Ex Libris: Bookplate Art
An exhibition of pieces will be held at Green Door Gallery for the Holiday art walk which opens November 17th.
Art work is due November 1st.
A bookplate, or ex libris is a small print for pasting inside the cover of a book to express ownership. By the late 19th century bookplates had developed into a highly imaginative form of miniature art. The bookplate functions as a mark of possession; however, owners and artists consider the bookplate to be a vehicle for self-expression.
For centuries, artists including Albert Durer, Kate Greenaway, Marc Chagall, Aubrey Beardsley, M. C. Escher, and others have been commissioned to create Ex LIBRIS plates for those who treasured their books.
What: Original Ex LIBRIS design
Size: Under 6 x 8 inches. Typical sizes are 3 x 4.25 inches.
Medium: Classical print making techniques such as Intaglio, lithograph, serigraph, relief, wood and linocuts, collagraphs on paper are encouraged. Other mediums are also welcome.
Signature: Each piece shall be signed by the artist.
Design Motif: Open
Fee: No fee
Eligibility: All humans
Packing / Shipment to and from: By artist
Please include the name of the book owner and the words “Ex Libris” or “From The Library Of”