This year’s Cornucopia exhibition once again brings a wide and rewarding variety of artists’ books to the gallery. I am gratified that so many artists working in this field continue to support Abecedarian by submitting work to our juried exhibitions. The Cornucopia exhibit has grown in status and scope, this year including works from throughout the United States as well as from Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. One of my favorite aspects of the Cornucopia exhibits is that emerging artists exhibit alongside seasoned professionals in the field.
This year’s juror, Mary Murphy, Visual Resources Librarian at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, selected from nearly 200 entries the works that are on display. We had to ask that she limit her selection to fifty. This was quite a challenge as the quality of this year’s entries was consistently high.
We at the gallery are well pleased that most of the works in Cornucopia are displayed without protective cases, giving gallery visitors an opportunity to more closely scrutinize the riches that these books hold than is possible when books are exhibited in cases.
Unfortunately, most of Abecedarian’s patrons and fans rarely have a chance to visit the gallery. So we provide a lot of online options to view the works on display. I hope you’ll visit the following links, and check this blog often as each of the works in this exhibit will be featured in blog post at some point during the exhibition.