Archive for January, 2010

Call for CBAA Grabhorn Fellows

January 25, 2010

Each year, student members of the College Book Art Association have the unique opportunity to apply for the Grabhorn Fellows Program. Up  to a maximum of 12 students, undergraduate and graduate, will be selected to visit the widely-respected Arion Press for a week during which they will  observe as a group the operations of the Press. The program is jointly sponsored by the CBAA and the nonprofit Grabhorn Institute. The M&H  type foundry, letterpress shop (composing room and pressroom), and bindery operations will be explained in detail as current projects are  executed. Presentations on project development, text selection, rights, editing, collaboration, design, typography, and other elements  of publication will be made by members of the Press. Selections from the archives of over eighty Arion Press books will be viewed. In  addition, visits will be arranged to the Logan Collection of Artist Books at the Legion of Honor, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, and  Special Collections at the San Francisco Public Library. Scholars (and/or their institutions) will provide transportation to San Francisco  for the week’s visit. The Arion Press and the Grabhorn Foundation will provide lodging as well as most breakfasts and lunches.  Participants are expected to fund travel, dinners, and incidental expenses, including transportation from and to the airport.  Participating students will be expected to make presentations about their Grabhorn Fellows experience at their respective institutions  during the semester following the visit.

Fellowship dates:
TBD in August, 2010

-Full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are current members  of CBAA (2010 graduates are eligible)
-For membership information, go to

To apply, submit:
-A letter of intent addressing interest in book art/publishing
-Expectations of the Arion experience, and commitment to cover travel expenses through personal resources or application to institutional  sources
-Letter of support/recommendation from a faculty member
-CV with all relevant course work and experience
-Portfolio of visual work or other supportive materials illustrating  experience in book art and/or related areas of study. Portfolio may  include a maximum of 10 images (book work shot from several  perspectives), academic papers, reports, interviews, publication  studies, exhibition curation, etc. A list of images must accompany the  portfolio.

All Materials must be:
-Submitted on a CD (including rec. letter) and saved in a single folder labeled with entrant’s last name, portfolio in a single folder within the entrant folder
-Accessible on both Mac and PC
-JPEGs, PDFs or Word documents only
-JPEGs maximum 300?p/i and 10MB, labeled NAME-1.jpg, NAME-2.jpg, etc. to match the image list provided. Image list must have title, dimensions, media, date, edition, and other pertinent information.

Send CD with cover letter to:
Marnie Powers-Torrey
Book Arts Program
J.Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Applications must be received by April 1.*
*Applicants will be notified via email on June 1.