The ACA Library of SCAD Atlanta recently hosted its 8th Annual Artist’s Book Symposium, Student Competition & Exhibition. This yearly event is devoted to the study, interaction and promotion of artists’ books and is co-hosted by the ACA Library and the SCAD Atlanta printmaking department. This year the event highlighted a local exhibition on Nexus Press at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
We also made buttons and a limited edition letterpress broadside to advertise and commemorate the event and give to attendees.
See the poster printmaking process in action: http://acalibrary.tumblr.com/post/118282732501/emma-bilyeu-printing-posters-for-the-artists-book
The past couple of years we have also had a successful “petting zoo” of student award-winning work so that attendees could get up-close and personal with the books. Future ideas include video submissions of the student books alongside the physical book so students learn how to promote their work and themselves. If you host a similar event, I’d love to hear what you do to help promote your library’s artist book collections.
Submitted by: Teresa Burk, Head Librarian, ACA Library, SCAD Atlanta