San Diego Book Arts Exhibition

Sixty-plus books, from fine press to handmade editions on display at Geisel Library

The San Diego Book Arts is holding its Fifth National Juried Exhibition of works of art in book form at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library through June 22.  The exhibition, which is co-sponsored by the Library’s Mandeville Special Collections, features more than 60 works of art, ranging from limited edition fine press books and mixed media art objects to silkscreen and woodcut works that take their creative cue from the book format.

According to San Diego Book Arts, more than 200 artist’s books were submitted for the exhibition, with only 61 pieces making the final cut.  This year’s juror is Sue Ann Robinson, a visual artist, author, educator, and museum professional, who has been creating mixed media and limited edition artist’s books since 1981.  Robinson, whose artist’s books are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Getty Research Institute—among others—is the director of collections at the Long Beach Museum of Art.

The Library’s Mandeville Special Collections holds one of the largest and most varied collections of artist’s books—more than 2000 works—on the West Coast.  The collection includes a rich variety of creative works, ranging from the original lithographs by impressionist painter Edouard Manet and the “mass mailings” of Edward Ruscha, to works by renowned book artists such as Ian Tyson and Tom Phillips.

For more information about San Diego Book Arts or the exhibition, please visit:    http://www.sandiegobookarts.org

The cost of this excursion is $80 per person, which includes transportation, lunch, snacks, and gratuity. To register, please contact Christina Continelli no later than Friday, June 13, 2014 at either 858-534-1183 or ccontinelli@ucsd.edu. Payment is by check only. We hope you can join us!

Exhibits & Events

"San Diego Book Arts Exhibit."

  • May 5 - June 22
  • Mandeville Special Collections, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Native Bee Exhibit."

  • May 21 - June 30
  • Lobby, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Steampunk Tea."

  • June 29, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
  • Geisel West, 1stfloor.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Paper Theatre Festival & Exhibit."

  • August 9 - August 10, Noon to 5:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Toy Piano Festival."

  • September 5, Noon to 1:00 pm
  • Seuss Room, Geisel Library.
  • For more information:
  • Webpage.

"Dinner in the Library."

  • September 12
  • Geisel Library Building
  • For more information:
  • (858) 534-7021
    e-mail Taylor Haglund
    tmhaglund@ucsd.edu

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