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September 2020 Bulletin

Reminder: Annual Members Exhibition Call for Entries
These Times: Philadelphia Center for the Book Members’ Exhibition 
Deadline to submit: September 15, 2020

2020 has been an unprecedented year. A worldwide pandemic forced many Americans into their homes for months and continues to hugely affect how we live and make our living; an egregious act of police brutality was met with massive protests across America (and beyond) and galvanized the anti-racist movement; and a lack of leadership has left many anxious and frightened of the future.

For this year’s Members’ Exhibition, the Philadelphia Center for the Book wants to know: how have you responded to These Times? What work, in book form or not, have you made since the start of 2020? This work might be a direct reaction to the events of the world, or a response to your changing environment as you have sheltered-in-place. However world events have affected your life, they no doubt have influenced your creative process. We invite you to share this work in our first ever online exhibition. Submit your work online through our Google Form by September 15th.
  • Participating artists must be a current member of the Philadelphia Center for the Book.
  • Work must have been produced in 2020.
  • Work is not limited to books and book objects.
  • Images or videos of work will be accepted on our digital platform.
Apply Now
Share your projects with us!
With the move to virtual programs and activities, we've begun to miss our members. Email us (book@philadelphiacenterforthebook.org) with links to your current projects, workshops you're leading, or other book art related information. You can also share it on our Facebook page , or share it with us on Instagram - @philadelphiacenterforthebook.
Artists' Working Group
The Artists' Working Group has successfully been meeting over Zoom! Our next meeting will be Sunday, September 13th, at 1PM. Due to the enthusiastic response, we will have a maximum of 7 presenters, but welcome those who wish to join us to provide feedback to the artists. 

If you're interested in participating,
email Susan Viguers for more information.
 
RSVP & INFO
Partner Project: 100,000 Folds
100,000 Folds seeks to honor and mourn COVID-19 victims through origami. This community sculpture project is folding 100,000 pieces of paper - one for each of the first 100,000 deaths in the United States from the pandemic. The folded paper units will be assembled into larger sculptures to be displayed in Philadelphia upon completion, when it is safe to do so. Participants can sign up at 100thousandfolds.com.
Partner Project: Save The Historic Dox Thrash House
In 2020 The Thrash home is among many vacant storefronts along the commercial corridor of the historically black neighborhood of Historic Sharswood.  Dox Thrash, whose work honored everyday moments in African American life through printmaking became part of well-known institutional collections, like the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the African American Museum. This history is tied to this house in a tangible way and its development creates a new space where the community can continue his legacy. Learn more about Dox Thrash and the project at: https://ioby.org/project/save-historic-dox-thrash-house
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