The Book As Art v. 9.0: Muse
Presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance
August 13–October 1, 2021
The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) presents the ninth edition of the juried exhibition of artists’ books, The
Book as Art, August 13–October 1, 2021. This edition will be installed once again at the Decatur Branch
of the DeKalb County Public Library. If conditions allow, the DAA will sponsor a limited opening on
Friday, August 27, 2021, or a virtual opening and tour of the exhibition. Details will be forthcoming.
Entries are open April 19–June 4, 2021 on callforentry.org.
The theme this year is Nine: a number both sacred and profane. This mystical numeral, both spiritual and scientific, is
celebrated the world over and in all religions, representing the brightest ands darkest aspects of the
celestial and the terrestrial. Fulfillment, completion, reflection, and birth are balanced with pain,
misfortune, evil, and death.
We are interested in showcasing beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual
interpretations, and one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format. We also encourage artists to
submit wall-hung interpretations.
Click the button to find out more about the theme, the jurors, the awards, the venues, and the rules for submission.