Friday, June 18, 2010

Call for Work

Wide Margins: An Exhibition of 'Zines from the Sublime to the Silly

On view July 16-September 3

Opening Event Friday July 16, 6PM-9PM

Submissions must be received by July 7 to be included in the show.

Entries can be dropped off at the Book Arts Center during our regular hours Wednesday through Saturday from 12pm-6pm, or mailed to our PO Box.

Drop off at:
Western New York Book Arts Center
468 Washington St.
Buffalo NY 14203

Mail to:
Western New York Book Arts Center
PO Box 770
Buffalo, NY 14213

The Western New York Book Arts Collaborative (WNYBAC) will be presenting an exhibition to display and pay homage to zines and self-publishing. Zines can be defined as any small circulation publication, almost always self-published, on a broad variety of topics including but not limited to politics, comics, fan fiction, art and design, ephemera, personal journals, and a range of other topics that fall outside of mainstream publication. Showcasing the wide range of content and form that exists in this genre, this exhibition will also demonstrate how zines relate strongly to the art and craft of bookbinding and book arts in general, and will include spotlighted zinesters whose work evolved into what can be considered “book art”. Both the history of zine-making, as well as the contemporary scene will be addressed, and zines on all topics and from all eras are welcome.

There is no fee to enter.

As part of the exhibition, we will be putting together a zine as a program for the event. We would like to collect thoughts and reflections from zinesters and participants relating to their experience with zines and zine-making. We would appreciate your input of any kind - a sentence, a paragraph, or whatever you can contribute. Please send this along with your submission form.

Zines in the exhibition will not be for sale. You may send multiple copies of the zine to sell in the WNYBAC shop during and after the exhibition. These items will be sold on consignment, with WNYBAC retaining 40% of the sale price. WNYBAC welcomes the donation of your zine to our permanent collection zine library.

If you would prefer a zine not be handled during the show, please specify this on your entry form. Please include an entry form for each of your zines if you are submitting more than one.

Submission forms can be downloaded here.

Please contact WNYBAC at or 716 348-1430 if you have any questions.

Western NY Book Arts Center
468 Washington St.
Buffalo NY 14203
716 348 1430

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