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New Workshop and Open Call listed at the Facility for Arts Research (FAR)

Published September 9, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-10 at 5.26.59 PMCall for Entries: Unresolved

Unresolved Flyer

FormLab, as part of CFA’s Facility for Arts Research (FAR), is seeking project proposals for an early spring 2015 exhibition at the FAR gallery

Successful proposals will focus on the concept of Unresolved: works that would be difficult or impossible to complete without the tools of Formlab. This may range from technical or formal achievements within a specific profess, to a melding of manual and mechanical aesthetics.

(The tools available to artists include, the MCor Matrix 300 paper printer, Makerbot Replicator, Zprinter 450 color powder printer, Epilog Laser Cutter, ShopBot CNC router, and possible the MMap (the big 3D printer) hardware. Please visit our website to learn more about these tools.)

Project Proposals Criteria:

Please describe your project in specific detail, telling us how you plan to engage the tools of FormLab (listed above). Keep in mind that the project has to be finished with our time and resource constraints. Materials will be provided by artists. Materials must comply with the safety of our staff and equipment.

Proposals Due: September 30, 2014

Project Production Ends: December 19 2014

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By submitting proposals, artists acknowledge and accept that their finished work will be exhibited and held at the FAR gallery until spring of 2015.

Upcoming workshop, hosted by SCAP at FAR:

McDermottWorkshop2014Book Arts Workshop: Small Structures, Printed Layers 

Taught by Sarah McDermott at FAR’s Small Craft Advisory Press

presented by the Southeast Guild of Book Workers on November 1-2, 2014

In this combined bookbinding and letterpress printing workshop, participants will exercise both their spontaneous and structured sides. On the first day, we will embrace improvisation on the press as we experiment with various methods of creating layered imagery- using pressure printing, monoprint techniques, and the printshop’s collection of large wood type. On the second day, image and structure will combine in unanticipated ways as we integrate these printed sheets into several small book structures, paying attention to precision as we learn variations on the pamphlet, folded single sheet, and long stitch bindings. No experience is necessary, but some bookbinding or craft experience would be helpful.

Sarah McDermott is a book artist and pinter who teaches at Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC. Her work is held in multiple public and private collections including Yale University and the Brown University Artists’ Books Collection.

To sign up for this class, email Allison Milham at no later than the October 17th deadline. The class fee (including supplies) is $165 for students and Guild of Book Workers members, $185 for general registration. Payment must be made in advance. Space is limited to 10 students. Class time: 9-4PM both days. For any additional questions, contact