Call for Entry | The Book as Art V. 11 | Deadline: June 18th

  • 09 Jun 2023
  • 19 Jun 2023
  • Decatur, Georgia


The Book as Art V. 11: Myth & Magic
Decatur, Georgia • Sept 7 – Oct 30, 2023 

Submission Deadline: June 11, 2023

International artists of all mediums are invited to apply to the 11th edition of the juried exhibition of The Book as Art, which will be installed in the newly renovated 4th floor gallery at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, home to the Georgia Center for the Book.

The Book as Art series seeks to showcase beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, and one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format. We also encourage artists to submit wall-hung interpretations.

Myth & Magic

Humans possess a fundamental attraction to stories and storytelling. Folktales, fairy tales, and myths are foundational narratives that bridge the secular and the spiritual and merge the factual with the fantastical. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and transfigured. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, interpret classical myths and tales, explore and expose modern myths and myth-making, and create new, magical tales.


Prizes for Best of Show, Second and Third Place will be awarded by a jury during the exhibition. Cash prize for Best of Show is $1,000, Second Place is $700, Third Place is $500. Purchase awards totaling $2,500 will be selected by the City of Decatur.

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