CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Rochester Public Library is looking for book artists and paper sculptors to participate in the 13th annual international juried exhibition “The Art of the Book & Paper” which will be on display at the Central Library August 20 through November 30, 2024.

Artists 18 and older who would like to enter the show are invited to submit digital photos of their work no later than May 15, 2024.

Click on the links for a copy of the prospectus and entry forms. This is a juried show and there is a $20 entry fee for the first piece and a $5 for each piece after that. Artists may submit up to 3 entries. Entries must fall into the following categories: artist books, altered books and paper sculpture.

$650 in cash prizes will be awarded.

We look forward to another exciting year of amazing entries.

Contact Information:
Alicia Gunther 585-428-8053
Corinne Clar 585-428-8303

2024 Prospectus

2023 AOB Program

2023 Winners

Best of ShowCatharsis, Michele Heather Pollock, Columbus, IN

Artist’s Books

First PlaceAscension, Jim Cokas, Newport Beach, CA

Second PlaceD/AA/D, Katherine Kenal, Salt Lake City, UT

Honorable Mentions:

Catch of the Day, Bettina Pauly, Redwood City, CA

Unknown Faces, Ana Lucia Araya Rodriguez, Columbus, OH

When I Was Japanese, Nina Gaby, Rochester, NY

Watercourse 1: Lake.River.Stream, Barbara Hocker, Bolton, CT

Ambling II, Anita Gangi Balkun, Bloomfield, CT

Firebird, Magdelena Cordero, Lo Barnechea Santiago, Chile

Depositions, Barbara Page, Trumansburg, NY

Altered Books

First PlaceDouble-Sided Shortcomings, Doug Beube, Brooklyn, NY

Second Place– It’s Not What You Expected, Marcia Vogler, Charlotte, VT

Honorable Mentions:

Gustave Builds a Tower, Lynne Skordal, LaConner, WA

The Interchangeable Dictionary, Doug Beube, Brooklyn, NY

Paper Sculpture


First PlaceTower of Tears, Robert Marvin, Rochester, NY 

Second Place– Wunderlust III & V, Carole Kunstadt, West Hurley, NY

Honorable Mentions:

Extinçāo, Tania Luzzatto, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Offering to the Mountain, Eryn Lewis, Newark, NJ

Read the article on Central Library’s Art of the Book exhibit in Fiber Art Now (spring/summer issue, Vol 10, issue 2, 2021).