Calls for Entry (Updated)

(Added link to Colette Fu’s giant pop-up book.)

BAG Member Alicia Bailey announced some calls for entry: Page from Shawn Sheehy’s Fresh Cut Express

Movable Medley

Originally scheduled for 2020, this show will now be held October/November 2021, in conjunction with the Movable Book Society’s Denver conference. The deadline to submit is July 12. Any book with movable components beyond opening the cover or turning the pages is eligible. Submissions will be selected by Teresa Burke, Head Librarian ACA Library of Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta and Elliot McNally, archivist at The Coca-Cola Company Archives. Full details at

Meggendorfer Prize + Paper Engineering Prize

Offered up by the Movable Book Society is the Meggendorfer Prize for Artists’ Books and Emerging Paper Engineering prizes. I’ll be jurying the Artists’ Book prize with pop-up rockstar Colette Fu. For more info on the conference, and the prizes, visit

Colette Fu installation of Tao Hua Yuan Ji

Focus on Book Arts is offering up

Where  We Live

a virtual juried exhibition. The deadline to submit is May 17. Selections for will be made by Laura Russell, found of 23 Sandy Gallery, and Erin Mickelson, current owner of 23 Sandy Gallery in Santa Fe. Details at

Studio shot of Lisa Harkin’s Where We Live challenge project

Focus on Book Arts is also offering a challenge book project opportunity—again with the theme of Where We Live. No jury for this one, just a bit of fun with some directed inspiration. Details at The deadline to submit is June 23.

All in all,  2021 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Abecedarian Artists’ Books. I hope the same is true for all my fellow book arts friends.

Alicia Bailey
Abecedarian Artists Books
PO Box 202551
Denver, CO 80220-8551