A Call to Artists for Altered Books

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Thanks to a grant from the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival, the Friends of West Florida Public Library is sponsoring an Altered Books Exhibition. You are invited to get creative and alter or transform a book. An altered book is a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form into a different form, altering its appearance/meaning.

You may submit your altered book(s) at Artel Gallery, 223 Palafox Place, on November 4 and 5 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Submissions will be on display at Artel Gallery, November 7-18.  A reception will be held on Thursday, November 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

There will be 2 divisions: K-12 Students and Artists (includes college students). Three winners will be awarded cash prizes ($150, $100, $50) in each division.

Exhibition Conditions

  • Submissions must be a book, not just pages taken from a book
  • Only 3 pieces per artist may be submitted
  • Artel Gallery receives 20% of any sales price (so price accordingly)
  • Art work must be displayed throughout exhibition (even if it sells)
  • Art work must be picked up December 16 (remaining items will be discarded)


*The altered book above is courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/people/robfos*

For more information visit facebook.com/FriendsofWFPL or www.artelgallery.org