In 2011, we held the first Art of the Book exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Rochester Public Library. At the time, we wanted to celebrate what has been at the core of libraries for centuries–the book. We marveled over the intricate interpretations of this humble format, and we were thrilled with the response to the exhibit from the community.

In subsequent years, the exhibit has grown to include entries from all over the world, featuring well-known artists for their exquisite work. We have built a reputation worldwide among book artists, and we are so pleased to see that reputation upheld.

Books continue to ensnare the imagination, both for their form and content. Artists manipulate those two components to create breathtaking, mind-bending works of art which tease and cajole people to consider the intricacies of paper, ink, words, and meaning.


2019 Art of the Book Call for Entries

Entry submissions for the 9th Annual Art of the Book Exhibit are now closed. The 2019 Art of the Book exhibit will be held from November 7, 2019, until January 8, 2020, in the Anthony Mascioli Gallery.


2018 Winners

2018 Art of the Book Program


2017 Winners

2017 Art of the Book Program

Honorable Mention– Artist Book
Change — Janet Reynolds  Houston, TX
In the Garden — Megan Sullivan  Rochester, NY