Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art to be included in a juried exhibition of contemporary Japanese book and paper arts. The exhibition will be on display in MCBA’s Star Tribune Foundation Gallery from May 19 through July 15, 2012. Eligible work may include, but is not limited to: sumi-e, calligraphy, origami, kirie (paper-cutting) moku hanga (Japanese watercolor woodcut prints,) handmade paper, hand bookbinding, or any paper-based work that upholds the traditions of Japanese book and paper arts.
There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. While on view at MCBA’s gallery, all work will be fully insured.
Email your submission(s) to MCBA Exhibitions Manager Joanne Price ([email protected]). Use “Shin Jidai” as the subject line of your email. Artists are welcome to submit multiple works, but each submission must be sent in a separate email. Your email must include:

  1. A one-page Word or PDF document containing:
    – Name of artist(s)
    – Mailing address
    – Email address
    – Telephone number
    – Title of work
    – Medium/materials
    – Dimensions
    – Year completed
    – Any special installation considerations or other descriptive information you feel is necessary to fully appreciate the work
  2. Up to three (3) digital images per work.
    Images should be JPG format, 72dpi resolution, with longest dimension at 900 pixels.

Submission deadline: March 4, 2012
Selected artists will be informed by April 2, 2012.
Selected work must be delivered by May 4, 2012.
Work will be returned by August 31, 2012.
For more information: email MCBA Exhibitions Manager Joanne Price.