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Call for Artists

Fourth Annual Artist Book Exhibit

April 5–27, 2013

Entry Information

Illahe Studios and Gallery features a unique combination of art studio and fine arts gallery, focusing on art and design for the home. The gallery showcases ceramic works by owner, Susan Springer, as well as a changing display of regional artists, including works in clay, mosaic, glass, wood, and paper. The studio space allows for special events and classes, such as artist demonstrations, workshops, poetry readings and films.

April is National Poetry Month, and we would like to celebrate the art of the word, in the form of Artist Books. Works submitted for this exhibit should display original design and execution. Submissions will be reviewed, and artists will be notified of accepted works.

Entry Requirements

We are defining "artist books" as original works of art created as a book. Submissions can be one-of-a-kind books or works from small editions and may be based in any of the following mediums or combinations of mediums: poetry, prose, printmaking, painting, calligraphy, mixed media, photography, sculpture, textile, found objects, and letterpress printing. For this show, we will not be accepting blank books or journals. Submitted work must have been created within the past two years.

Art works must be ready to exhibit and sell. Any special requirements for display or handling must be specified. Due to limited space and pedestals, works may not exceed 16” x 16” x 24”. A maximum of three pieces may be submitted for review.

Submission Instructions

*We will only be accepting submissions that follow this format precisely. We would like to review all submissions so please, read and follow instructions carefully.


Submit the following:

  • brief bio, artist statement, and description of your work

  • a maximum of two high quality digital images of each piece you wish to show:

    • Jpeg file format

    • 300 dpi

    • 4”x 6” (1200 x 1800 pixels)

    • Please name your images as follows:

      • last name_first name_title_.jpg

        • if detail, then… _title(detail).jpg

        *An overall view in full frame showing the complete work is required.

  • list of titles to include:

    • size dimensions

    • medium/materials used

    • and retail sale price

Submit to:

Subject Line:

Attention: Artist Book Submission

Questions may be directed to this email address.


Jury selection by:

Susan Springer, Illahe Studios & Gallery, owner and ceramic artist

Élan Chardin, Gallery Administrative Assistant, mixed media, letterpress and book artist

Cathy DeForest, Gallery DeForest, owner and book artist

Sabina Nies, book artist

Application Dates

Application Deadline: January 30, 2013

Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2013

Insurance Liability and Shipping

If your work is selected for the exhibit, you will be financially responsible for the initial shipping of your artwork, as well as the return shipping and in-transit insurance in both directions.

Please ship with UPS, insured, and include a UPS return shipping label.

You will only be charged for return delivery if the package is shipped back to you. If your pieces sell you will only be charged a $1 printing fee by UPS.

If, for some reason you can not ship UPS, please call us regarding other arrangements.

For more information, and to ship online please visit:

While we recommend that you insure your pieces for the entire time they are out of your studio, please note, Illahe Studios & Gallery will insure all artwork for the duration of the exhibit including pre-hanging and post exhibit packing. In the event of loss or damage, the artist will be required to provide documentation confirming the value of the work and the extent of the claim. Note: All pieces must be shipped in a reusable box. Use bubble wrap, paper, or shape-form foam to pack. Please do not send your pieces in loose Styrofoam pebbles or popcorn.

Show Timelines

Application deadline: January 30, 2013

Notification of acceptance: by February 15, 2013

Deliver accepted art to the gallery (shipment deadline): March 30, 2013

First Friday Opening Reception: April 5, 5-8pm

(artists are encouraged to attend)

Exhibit closes: April 27

Pick up artwork from the gallery: May 1 (between 10am-5pm)

(or pre-arrange for shipment)



All artist books entered in this exhibit must be for sale and are sold on consignment. The gallery commission will be 50% of the retail sale price, and artist will receive 50% of the retail sale price.

Show Promotion

By submitting to this show, the artist agrees that images of selected work can be used to promote the show. Copyright credit will be given to the artist.

Illahe Studios & Gallery will promote this exhibit in the following:

Ashland Gallery Association website:

Ashland Gallery Association Monthly Gallery Tour Brochure

Illahe Studios & Gallery website:

Illahe Studios & Gallery monthly email Gallery Newsletter

(Visit to sign up to receive newsletter.)

Facebook Page: Illahe Studios & Gallery

Press releases:

Ashland Daily Tidings Newspaper

Medford Mail Tribune Newspaper

Grants Pass Daily Courier

Southern Oregon Artists Resource


Submission of entry constitutes agreement to all conditions in this Call for Artists Entry Information.

Submit Entries to:

Subject Line: Book Artist Submission