Annual Open Call 2013 - Drop off August 28 - 31

New York Bound: International Book Art Biennial
September 22 – December 29
Reception: October 6 from 1-4pm
Curated By Dorothea Fleiss

Museum of Art Satu- Mare Romania
A selection of artist-made books from around the world and our annual open call.
This exhibition promotes and encourages artists’ unconventional ideas about books. We ask artists to explore
the book as an object, book-installations, one-offs, author's books, artist's books, writer's books, experimental
and limited editions, fine press books and the like. Curated through a number of open calls held internationally
and nationally.
We live in the 21st century, the century of technology, of computers and mass media,
all of which are separating us and our children from the written word.
In a few years, if this direction of our civilized world continues, books will disappear.
-Dorothea Fleiss
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How To Submit
 This year the Islip Art Museum will have TWO options for submitting work to our annual open call: by email or drop-off
Artists are invited to submit up to three works for consideration.
 There is NO FEE to submit work.
 ARTISTS are responsible for all shipping fees associated with participating in the exhibition.
 Work must be submitted during the Open Call submission period or by our new email submission process.
 Work must be submitted in person on the days and times indicated in this prospectus. See dates/ times below
 Work submitted by email must be done BEFORE August 9.
 Artists may then be asked to bring in a work for further consideration during the open call submission period.
OPTION1: Email Submissions
 DEADLINE for email submissions: RECEIVED BY August 9
 Subject line should include IBAB_2013 Submission_ Your Name
 Email you submission to:
 Only submissions emailed to this address will be considered.
 Artists are invited to submit up to three works for consideration. Please provide up to three high res jpeg images of
your work. The body of your email should include the image details: Title, medium, size, and date.
Email Submission Guidelines
 Please submit up to 3 images of ONE work using the following specifications
 Digital images must be in JPEG format and no larger than 1724 pixels, 72 dpi.
 All files should be labeled with your name and title of work. E.g.: Yourname_titleofwork.jpeg
 File size: no larger than 1MB for each image - Slides will NOT be accepted
 Please submit only completed work, no work-in-progress accepted.
 If the work requires special instructions and/or installation directions please include them in your submission as a word document.OPTION 2: Receipt of Work
The Islip Art Museum will be accepting up to three works for consideration on the following days and times.

August 28 Wednesday 11:00am-3:30pm
August 29 Thursday 11:00am-3:30pm
August 30 Friday 11:00am-3:30pm
August 31 Saturday 11:00am-3:30pm
Selection Information
 Artists who submit work during the drop-off period will be notified via email AFTER September 2.
 If you submit your work via email you will be notified by August 20 so that you can arrange for shipping or
drop off during the dates above.
 Artists are responsible for all shipping costs.
Removal of Work
 Art work which is not accepted for inclusion in the exhibition must be removed during the following times:
September 4 -7, from 11:00 am – 3:30pm.
 Art work which is accepted for the exhibition must be removed on the following times and dates:
Friday, January 3 - 5, 11-3:30pm or Wednesday, January 8, from11:00-3:30pm.
 Art work selected for the exhibition may not be removed before December 29

PLEASE NOTE: Unless your work is selected, there is a $2 per day charge for storage of your work beyond stated pick-up times.

Important Details
 Two and three-dimensional work in all media will be considered. If work exceeds 6 feet in any direction, or weighs more
than 50 pounds, artists should contact the Museum to confirm whether or not it can be accommodated in the galleries.
Artists who need to install or assemble multi-part entries should also call ahead to see if space is available.
 Participating artists are responsible for ALL shipping costs.
 Selected work will be on view from September 22 – December 29
 An artist's reception is scheduled for Sunday, October 6 from 1-4pm
 Announcement cards (20) will be made available to all artists whose work is selected for the exhibition.
Requirements & Restrictions
 All work that is to be hung on walls must be securely wired.
 Inappropriately presented work will not be accepted.
 The staff cannot provide help carrying or setting up work. You must bring your own assistants and your own equipment.
 No work previously exhibited at the Islip Art Museum will be accepted.
 All registration forms and labels will be given to you when you bring your work to the Museum. You do not need forms
prior to this time.
 Please bring printed instructions and/or photographs of finished work with you if your work requires special handling,
installation or display.
 Participation is limited to artists 18 years of age or older.
We will not accept work valued more than $2,000. Work will be insured for the exhibition period only. By taking part in the open call,
an artist agrees not to hold the Museum responsible for any loss or damage during the delivery, storage or curatorial process. The Museum
staff will handle your submission with care but is not responsible for damage to fragile or poorly constructed items. Artists should keep
in mind that their work may be moved frequently during the selection process.
The Islip Art Museum is owned by the Town of Islip and managed by the Islip Arts Council,
a 501c3, dedicated to furthering excellence in the arts.