Call for Entries: Dreams, an International Juried Exhibition of Book Art

Dreams is Presented by 23 Sandy and the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound

On view August 20-November 17, 2023, at the Collins Memorial Library, Tacoma, Washington

Call for Entries

Dreams allow us to experience worlds beyond borders, barriers, and binaries. They are narratives that grow out of our waking experiences into the fantastical, unexpected, and strange. Sometimes vivid, other times elusive, dreams can immerse us in hope and beauty. Their meaning and mechanics are a mystery. In dreams, we can encounter the impossible. This call for entries invites artists to submit book and paper art about the cognitive, sensory, and emotional nature of dreams, your personal dreams, or dreams you hold for others.


This exhibition is open to handmade book and paper arts and related works created as either an edition or one-of-a-kind. Artist books, sculptural books, book objects, altered books, zines, and broadsides are all encouraged.


Dreams will be juried by Jane Carlin, Library Director at the Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, Sha Towers, Librarian and Associate Dean for Research & Engagement at the Baylor University Libraries, and Erin Mickelson, owner and director of 23 Sandy.

Deadline for Submissions

June 9, 2023, at 11:59 pm MDT; visit