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Biblio Spectaculum: A national juried exhibition of artist books and text-based visual works

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Biblio Spectaculum

A national juried exhibition of artist books and text-based visual works.

Submissions must be visual in nature. Written text passages must be

part of an artist book, painting, photograph, drawing, print, collage,

sculpture, or other visual art form. Submissions may be text art,

concrete/visual poetry, any of the above mentioned disciplines, or a

combination thereof. Submissions may or may not contain text or type.

This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age.


Exhibition Juror

Scott McCarney is an artist, designer, and educator based in Rochester, NY. He received formal design training at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in the 1970s, and earned an advanced degree in photography from the University at Buffalo/Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY in the 1980s. His primary art practice has been in book form since 1980 and spans many media, from offset and digital printing to sculptural and site-specific installation. His works are widely distributed and can be found in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and Yale University Art Gallery, among others.




$1,000 in cash awards. Best in Show receives $500.


Entry Fee

$30 for entry of up to 3 submissions

$35 for entry of 4 to 6 submissions


Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Notification: The week of April 6

Work Due to Gallery: April 30–May 2

Exhibition Dates: May 16–June 19, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 16, 4–7pm



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