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Artist Call: Altered Book Exhibit and Fundraiser

Presented by MarinMOCA at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato CA

Feb 19 2021
Artist Call: Altered Book Exhibit and Fundraiser

Donate one book art object, all proceeds support MarinMOCA’s exhibitions/programs

Agreement Form Deadline:
* Friday, February 19

Please read the prospectus and details found on the website.

The 12th Annual Altered Book Exhibition and Fundraiser will be held at MarinMOCA April 24 – May 23, 2021.

Interested artists may donate one book art object for the show. Proceeds support the exhibitions and programs of MarinMOCA.

The exhibit will be installed for in-person viewing at the museum.

PLEASE NOTE: All artworks will be included in the Silent Auction, running concurrently ONLINE via


Critical Dates:

* Agreement Form due: Friday, Feb. 19, 2021

* Artwork delivery: Tue, April 13 – Sat, April 17, 9am to 4pm, or Sun, April 18, 5pm – 7pm. For questions about delivery, please email


Our dynamic juror-duo is back!

Mary Austin, Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book, and Donna Seager, of Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley will jury this year’s exhibition for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mentions.

* They will also present their highly-popular book arts talk at 4pm on opening day, Saturday, April 24.


Artwork Description:

Altered Books use all or part of a book as the starting point for a new work of art. Final pieces can take many different forms including sculpture, collage, assemblage or jewelry as long as “the book” is evident in its final appearance.

If you are looking for ideas, we recommend looking at past Art of the Book exhibitions at the Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, CA for some excellent examples of book art that employs sophisticated techniques and concepts.

Book Art Objects are books that have been created out of either traditional fine art bookbinding techniques, or unique materials and techniques. Our innovative past artists have turned to materials such as antique Japanese scrolls, fabric, wood, film negatives, and metal for their artists’ books.

Limitations: Size shall not exceed 16”H by 16”W by 10”D. Books may be hung on the wall or displayed on a shelf or pedestal.  Any work that does not meet these criteria must have a waiver. Waivers may be requested by emailing The first 150 artworks meeting the criteria will be accepted into the exhibit. One artwork per artist, please.

Sales: All artworks will be auctioned off on the auction site. A national audience of viewers will see your work.


No charge for entry

Contact: 415-506-0137


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Additional time info:

Entry Deadline:  Friday, Feb. 19


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