GAP Mini-Exhibit, at the GAP Museum
Extended deadline! artwork for this exhibit may now be received by SEPTEMBER 1
It all started as a way of building awareness for National Library Week, April 19 – 25, 2020, and celebrating the art of papercutting. But now the deadline has been extended for submissions: go ahead and send in your original cut-paper book-plate design for our Mini-Exhibit at the GAP Museum! People’s Choice selections from this exhibit will be printed as GAP book-plates, and may be made available in other ways to our members. These unframed, original artworks will be exhibited first at GAP’s National Office in Somerset, Pennsylvania. They will also be eligible to become a traveling show, hosted by GAP members around the country. After they arrive in Somerset, they will be scanned and then inserted in clear envelopes to protect them. The scans will provide a lasting record of the show.
Papercuttings original in design and execution, 6“ X 4“, are invited to be submitted for exhibition in the foyer GAP glass case at Laurel Arts, Somerset. When these papercuttings are exhibited, a small number on a 1⁄4” paper circle will be attached to the front corner. The numbers will be listed with name of artist on a group identification page attached to the case.
Guild members may enter one or two pieces for a flat fee of $20.
This fee will help to offset costs of printing a people’s choice selection. (Membership dues must be paid in advance.) All entries will be accepted; there will be no jury process.
Please write out check to GAP, indicate Ex Libris on Memo line. Mail with entry form to: Guild of American Papercutters, attn. Rebecca Raupach, P.O. 384, Somerset, PA. 15501.
Please fill out and include the required forms in duplicate when you send! The design can be horizontal or vertical. It must be backed by matboard which does not exceed 6” X 4”, and which may only add strength or provide a border to the design. Each 6” X 4” submission must include either the words From the Library of____ or Ex Libris ____ so that it can become a useful book-plate. The design’s calligraphy can be mixed medium combined with cut paper. The matboard back of each piece must have secure, legible identification: artist name, email, and postal address.
Neither GAP nor Laurel Arts will assume responsibility for damage or loss. Artists will indicate on entry form whether the cutting is to be returned immediately after September, or if it can become the mini-box show property of GAP so that it is available to be used in future guild shows. If you request immediate return, please add the return postage fee to your $20 entry fee before mailing it with your artwork.