Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wednesday Post #14: Juried Show Entries

Its a Wednesday post on Wednesday, woohoo! I have been working hard the last few weeks preparing books for several juried shows around the country. I got my altered books photographed and electronically mailed into the Bound-Unbound III show at the University of South Dakota. I was fortunate enough to have three books in their Bound-Unbound II show, so I am hoping they will accept one or more this time as well.

Puget Sound Book Arts is having their member show in the summer, but books are being selected by a jury starting March 1 so I needed something to submit for that too. Below are pictures of a new book called Tine Language using the flag book structure, invented by Hedi Kyle. I cut out forks from cardstock using my baby fork as a template. Then I bent and glued the tines as needed to create a version of the American Sign Language manual alphabet. I like the interplay of the shapes in this structure.

The third juried show I plan to enter is called Hello Hedi. It is being hosted by 23 Sandy Gallery and as Hedi Kyle is my favorite book artist and I love her structures I must try to get into this show. I needed different books for each of these shows as they are all happening simultaneously. So I have been very busy as you can see below. I will let you know if I am fortunate enough to get juried into any of these shows. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

Stone Mountain, GA, by Gina Pisello (altered book)

Tine Language, by Gina Pisello (ASL alphabet flag book)

Side view of Tine Language

Edna's Travels, by Gina Pisello (Hedi Kyle envelope book structure)