prospectus : RiTUAL, single-sheet book show

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RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure That is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.


Download the prospectus. Click here. 

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Submissions begin August 1, 2013

Deadline is November 30, 2013


artist reception

Saturday, December 14, 2013
3 - 6 pm



December 6, 2013 – January 25, 2014

Reception: Saturday, December 14, 3 - 6pm


You can download a pdf of this prospectus at the bottom of this screen. The pdf-prospectus has detailed instructions and a visual diagram of how to fold our preferred format.


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Gallery takes no commission.

110 CHURCH | gallery 

110 Church Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Our preferred size and format is intended to create a more democratic show to encourage poets, artists, designers, or writers — not just those experienced in book arts.

This is how you fold a single sheet book.

1. fold in half.

2. fold in half again.

3. fold in half again.

4. open.

5. fold to cut the center slit.

6. push the ends to the center.

7. fold one cut flap left and one right.

8. fold the top half away from you.


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All books will be handled by gallery visitors. Books should be relatively durable. Keep this in mind if you are considering adding something vulnerable such as a glued attachment.

Do not add endpapers or book boards. 

This prospectus models the preferred 8-page format: 11 x 17 folded to 4.25 x 5.5 inches.
Your entry should be no larger than this.

Books must be at least 8 pages.

Max sheet size is 11 x 17 inches.

Any derivation from this size is accepted, such as 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 11 square.

Stapling and sewing is permitted but not required.

Digitally-produced work will be accepted.


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This is an OPEN CALL. Submit early. Submit more than one. Not just for artists. Calling poets, writers, designers. 

Registration is online and opens
August 2013 
You can submit any time through November 30, midnight.


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$15 for 1-3 books. Submit as many as you like!

(4 books would be $30, 9 books would be $45)

The exhibition is not juried, but selected work will be featured. Selected artists invited to future shows 

For each piece choose your price from:

or NFS

No commission taken.

Mailed entries should be paid online. If possible, include photographs or scans of your book. Early submissions may be included in marketing. 


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fine print

Gallery can reject any book for any reason, submission fee will be refunded but not shipping costs.

All books will be available for immediate sale unless designated Not for Sale.

Artist is responsible for shipping.

Submit books in a labeled reusable protective package, such as 9 x 12 stiff envelope whether  inside an express envelope or dropped off.

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Books must arrive ready-to-hang. This means we shouldn't have to assemble anything to show your piece. Like attach this stick to that with this wire and so on.

We will be hanging some books cover out. Some books will be on shelves. Some hanging from a loop string that will wrap around the spine, and some will be on tables. The options of how your work could be displayed depends on your folding and or attachments. But it certainly could "stand" on a surface.
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Books will only be returned if addressed, pre-paid envelope is provided, or they are picked up.

By entering you agree to permit use of your work in promotion, and affirm that you possess copyright of the entire work.  

The complete online catalog of the show will be available (and archived).

download the PDF: