Ex Libris: Portfolio Exchange

Ex libris

Member Print Exchange
In collaboration with Atlanta Printmakers Studio

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 12, 2012
7:00 – 10:00pm

Spudnik Press Cooperative
October 12 – November 16, 2012

Spudnik Press is proud to announce an exhibition in conjunction with Atlanta Printmakers Studio. Additionally, Ex Libris is part of the Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival.

Bookplates were originally designed as small decorative labels pasted inside a book’s cover to indicate ownership. A long line of artists have been inspired and commissioned to design these miniature prints including Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein, Aubrey Beardsley, Eric Gill, and Rockwell Kent to name a few. In the 19th century there was strong interest in ex libris collecting and society’s were formed to promote and commission bookplates from prominent artists.

Bookplates served as evidence of prestige and status as well as important documentation of the provenance of books. The images often related to the interests, career and accomplishments of the book’s owner, a play on the person’s name, and ancient myths or fables.

As Spudnik Press gears up to expand book and writing programming, and Atlanta Printmakers Studio present Print Big!, an event focused on books, reading, and literature, members of both studios have created new work that alludes to the rich correlation between the worlds of art, writing, and reading.

Participating Artists: Peery Angelika, Brandy Barker, Pam Beagle-Daresta, Douglas Bosley, Justin Crampton, Mariana Depetris, Jan DiPietro, Terri Dilling, Andrea Emmons, Kathy Garrou, Chelsea Glankler, Nancy Goldberg, Pedro A. Gonzalez, Gaige Graf, Jerushia Graham, Sarazen Haile, Eric Von Haynes, Jennifer High, Clay McGlamory, Madison Kenney, Alan Larkin, Angee Lennard, Heidi Lingamfelter, Holly Meyers, Marjorie Moran, Eric Neubauer, Nessie Rago, Brian Randall, Laura Reese, Margaret Reneke, Gina Reynoso, Cassidy Russell, Bonnie Samuel, Debrah Santini, David Short, Stephanie Smith, Deborah Sosower, Eva Svitek, Gena Spivey Vanderkloot, Joe Tsambiras, Joanne Vena, Marie Weaver, Erin Whatley, Daryl White, Monica Wiesblott, Judy Winograd