Using the luminous elements of beeswax, the organic shimmery properties of mica and the vintage layers of a book, a new structure is birthed in a unique personal assemblage.

Together, Patrice Baker (Guest Artist) and Supria Karmakar will be altering books with you to create a unique piece of personal art. You will build spaces in your book to fill with your treasures and trinkets. You will also use transparent mica to create a window in the front cover as well as a page within the book. You will be able to layer ephemera between the sheets of mica for a fascinating effect. Pulling the whole book together with the luscious quality of encaustic.

No experience is necessary. To save your spot in this exciting fall creative session, or for a complete brochure for more information

Dates: Saturday November 5th, Sunday November 6th and Sat. November 12th and Sunday November 13th 10-4 each day, four full days of creativity.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Open Call for Submissions - "Open Book, An exploration of books as art"

I am a member of Whitestone Gallery, and Rebecca Erickson and I are co-curating a book exhibit at Whitestone Gallery for March 2012...on books....
The exhibit is called "Open Book - An Exploration of Books as Art" below are the details on the Call for Submissions...we would love to receive all submissions related to books as art...see below for more details...

Open Call for Submissions
Open Book - An Exploration of Books as Art

We love books! We like reading, holding, storing, annotating, stacking and altering books. As artists we are interested in the book as objects and as ideas. The phrase Open Book can be interpreted in many ways.  For this exhibition the curators will be looking for submissions that expand on this idea and definition of book and will include art works in a variety of mediums.

Types of works we are most interested in receiving include (but are not limited to):
      work about books, on books, built with books
      painting – all mediums
      mixed media and found materials
      assemblage and three-dimensional

Rebecca Erickson is a visual artist interested in collaborative work. She is working on a project with books at

Supria Karmakar is a visual artist who uses encaustic mixed media and altered book mediums within her artwork. She will be teaching “The Altered Book” at the 6th Annual International Encaustic Conference in Mass., USA in June 2012.

DEADLINE:  Friday January 13th, 2012 (post-marked by midnight); there is no fee to enter

      3-5 images, 300 dpi, jpeg, maximum 1.8 MB each, on a CD mailed to: Whitestone Gallery, 80 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON. N1H 4J2.  Marked Attention: “Open Book – An Exploration of Books as Art”; your CD will not be returned
      An image list with title, medium, size (height, width, & depth)
      Please label your images in the following manner:  number- title – name of artist. i.e.:  01-Flowers in the wind-JaneDoe.jpg
      A brief paragraph of your background and experience related to art (short bio.)
      Contact information: Name, mailing address, email, website, and phone number(s)
      Artist will be contacted by email the week of January 22, 2012 about successful submissions
      All accepted artwork for the exhibit must be installation ready, clearly labelled and with clear directions on any special installation requirements and delivered by 18 February 2012.  If mailed, sufficient postage for return mail must be provided. 
      Please note that Whitestone Gallery does not insure art work in the gallery.
      All work sold will be subject to a 25% commission fee.
      For more information contact

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