Wayzgoose 2013: Call for Entry

35th annual Bookarts Fair
APRIL 27, 2013 ~ 9am - 5pm
FREE admission!

Each year on the last Saturday in April practitioners of traditional book related crafts including letterpress printers, printmakers, paper makers and hand bookbinders gather at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery to present their work to the public, renew connections with colleagues and share their expertise with the next generation of artists and artisans. 

Wayzgoose Anthology 2013
Celebrating the 35th annual Grimsby Wayzgoose
The Grimsby Public Art Gallery is excited to announce an open call for submission of print works for the special 35th Anniversary 2013 Wayzgoose Anthology Vol II. 

The Grimsby Wayzgoose is a one-day festival held annually on the last Saturday of April to celebrate the books arts. Private press printers, printmakers in all media, book binders, papermakers and related artists gather at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery to celebrate the art of the hand-made book. Each year the gallery also publishes an anthology of signatures submitted by participants of Wayzgoose. 

To celebrate Wayzgoose’s 35th anniversary, the gallery is publishing a special two-volume anthology in an edition of 135 that will showcase and celebrate print media and the books arts across Canada and internationally.  The exhibition Sense of Place from the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum, will be on display at the gallery during Wayzgoose 2013.  Sense of Place examines the theme of personal interactions with space and place.

We are accepting submissions for the second volume of the Wayzgoose Anthology 2013 from printmakers, private presses, and other print media artists for inclusion in the anthology.  The work may be a collaboration or individual work. 

A completed entry form, sample of work and $10 non-refundable entry fee should be received by the gallery no later than 5pm on 16 November 2012. The theme for submitted works is the artists’ sense of place in the world, which will provide the anthology with a panoramic perspective on the world and people around us. Your work must measure 8 ½ x 5 ½ inches and accommodate binding in size and folding.  Signatures may be between four and eight pages long, and we require the first 135 copies for the anthology.  The hand of the artist must be visible in each signature, whether it be hand set type, hand made paper or hand printed artworks.  A jury of local arts professionals will make a selection from the submitted works for inclusion in the 2013 Wayzgoose Anthology Vol II.

Artists will be notified no later than 14 December 2012 whether or not their work has been selected.

We look forward to your submissions! 

Questions? Please contact us: 905 945 3246, gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca, with “Wayzgoose Anthology Vol II Attention Maeve” in the subject line.


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