VisArts to Participate as Exhibiting Organization in Inaugural Edition of CURRENT Books

February 07, 2018 News

VisArts will participate as an exhibiting organization in the inaugural edition of CURRENT Books, a special CURRENT Art Fair event featuring artists, book makers, zine makers and publishers of artists monographs and other book-based arts objects.

This year at CURRENT Books, VisArts will highlight local artists by featuring miniature, handmade books and zines, which will be sold out of the center’s Art-o-Mat machine. Artwork sold from the Art-o-Mat costs just $5.

VisArts invites artists to submit work for this special VisArts Art-o-Mat exhibition at CURRENT Books. We are looking for innovative and handmade artist books and zines or book-inspired objects. Artists need not live in Richmond but must be willing to create and edition 20 handmade artist books or handmade zines. We encourage innovative forms and media, provided final works follow all eligibility and entry parameters.

To be considered, artists must submit an online application, submit a working proof or prototype of the proposed entry and complete a copy of the Art-o-Mat submission form. These items must be delivered or dropped off in person to VisArts. 

Applications will be due Friday, February 16th. Accepted artists will be notified by March 2. If accepted, artists will be expected to deliver their completed, packaged edition of 20 works to VisArts by Friday, March 23.