Artists' Book Award

Announcing the Brandeis University Library
Sponsored by the library as part of the
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, April 27-30, 2017

Celebrating the form of the book as a springboard for expression and ideas

springy book line art “An artist’s book is a medium of artistic expression that uses the
structure or function of 'book' as inspiration —
a work of art in book form.” 
- Smithsonian Libraries

Currently enrolled Brandeis students are invited to submit an artist’s book of their own creation to the Artists’ Book Award competition.

  • Submit an artist’s book you have created within the past year
  • Enter a juried competition to win 250 dollars
  • Selected submissions will be displayed in the library
  • Winning submission will become part of the library collection (physically and/or by digital capture)

Registration Form Deadline:  Friday, April 7, 2017
Delivery of works will be by appointment on April 21 or 24

Entries will be judged on concept, design, originality, technical skill/craftsmanship, aesthetics, and use of materials.

Libraries and museums have many examples of artists' books that can be viewed online. Visit the websites of these and other institutions:
Smithsonian Libraries
University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries
Oberlin College Art Library
Emory University
Massachusetts College of Art and Design