Broward County Library’s Bienes Museum of the Modern Book
Announces 2012 Florida Artists’ Book Prize Competition Winner
DATE: March 28, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Debbie Llenza
Uluhaimalama: Legacies of Lil’uokalani:
Music and Mana’o of Hawai’i’s Last Queen
by Allison Milham.
Library is pleased to announce that book artist
Allison Milham is the winner of the 2012 Florida
Artists’ Book Prize Competition for her entry,
Uluhaimalama: Legacies of Lili’uokalani: Music
and Mana’o of Hawai’i’s Last Queen. As the
winner, Milham will receive a $2,000 prize
funded through the Broward Public Library
A reception to honor Milham, along with other
participants of the 2012 Florida Artists’ Book
Prize Competition, will be held on Tuesday,
April 16, 2013 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, Broward
CountyMain Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The event is free and open to the public.
An interactive experience, Uluhaimalama: Legacies
of Lili’uokalani: Music and Mana’o of Hawai’i’s Last
Queen, is contained in a clamshell box resembling
an old-fashioned LP record cover. Inside, the delighted
reader will find a pamphlet, postcards, lei making kit and
a vinyl record of music composed by Queen Lili’uokalani,
played and recorded by the artist, as well as a 12” laser cut
stencil. Measuring 32 x 32 x 2 centimeters, all items were
letterpress printed and the images and text were printed
from photopolymer plates and laser engraved wood blocks
on handmade cotton abaca, chipboard and French paper.
After the reception, Uluhaimalama: Legacies of Lili’uokalani:
Music and Mana’o of Hawai’i’s Last Queen will be on display at
the Bienes Museum until June 14, 2013.
“Uluhaimalama explores the occupied state of Hawai’i, its political past and history of organized
resistance. It also combines music composed by Queen Lili’uokalani, played and recorded by
the artist, with a detailed portrayal of Hawai’i’s story,” explains Milham.
Allison Milham is a book artist and musician who teaches bookbinding and printmaking at Florida
State University. A founder of Great Basin Productions, she works as a studio technician at the
Facility for Arts Research and Small Craft Advisory Press. She received her BA in Studio Art from
San Francisco State University (CA) in 2006 and her MFA in Book Arts from the University of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa in 2012.
The annual Florida Artists’ Book Prize was established in 1997 by Broward County Libraries Division’s
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book and the Florida Center for the Book. The distinguished jury panel
included: Cristina Favretto, Head of Special Collections, University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library;
John Cutrone, Director, Jaffe Center for Book Arts; Jean Trebbi, former director, Florida Center for the
Book and Krystyna Wasserman, Curator of Book Arts, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.
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