If anyone has been sweating the deadline for the MCBA prize, you’re in luck. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 20. An email went out yesterday on the BookArts Listserv, from Jeff Rathermel, the artistic director:

"We have received several emails concerning logistics from members of the international book artist community so we have chosen to extend the deadline for entries for the MCBA Prize. This should allow ample time for the receipt of materials and for the timing of banking transactions.

Entries for the MCBA Prize are now due March 20, 2009.

In total, over $8,000 will be awarded to four finalists and one winner.

The MCBA Prize, a new international honor awarded by Minnesota Center for Book Arts, is the first of its kind to recognize book art from across the field and celebrate the diversity of this vital discipline. All artists who use the book format as their primary means of expression are encouraged to apply. A distinguished panel of jurors, themselves leaders in the field, will consider all eligible work, from hand-printed fine press books to inexpensive pamphlets, to one-of-a-kind sculptural works. The winner will be announced July 25, 2009."

For more info go the Minnesota Center's site: http://www.mnbookarts.org/

Good luck!


Justin Sirois said...

Did you apply?

NewLights Press said...

I am working on my piece, a new, big, altered book project.