2023 Novel Ideas Art Book Fair

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Activated: 12/15/2022
Deadline: 02/03/2023
Call Summary
Contemporary at Blue Star is pleased to announce the return of the Novel Ideas Art Book Fair. This is a one-night art book fair will feature artists’ books, monographs, zines, printed ephemera, and more. The fair is as a platform for artists and publishers to share and sell their work and build community with one another. The fair will happen in the Contemporary's gallery spaces at 116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78218 on May 5, 2023, 5pm-9pm.
Budget Description
30-40 Exhibitors will be selected for participation in NIABF 2023.
There is no exhibitor fee.
Project Description
Participating exhibitors will be given a table, chairs, and table covering to set up their publications and printed materials for the fair. Each exhibitor will interact with public and share and if desired sell their project as well. The event takes place from 5pm-9pm and exhibitors will have time to set up in advance of the event.
Artists and publishers producing artists’ books, monographs, zines, printed ephemera, and more.

University students are encourage to apply through their department as a group, in collaboration with faculty artists/publishers.

See 2020 exhibitor list for more details.
Application Requirements
Letter of Interest: 1000 word maximum
Please include information for your Primary Person of Contact: Name: Phone Number: Email Address: Mailing Address: Website: Please tell us the Artist's name and/or the name of the publication. Please give a short description of what your booth includes. What do you hope to get our of participating in the Novel Ideas Art Book Fair?
Artists are allowed to apply in teams.
Artists applying as a team must split the allotted number of work examples between themselves.
Additional Requirements
Type Of Exhibitor
Selection Information
Additional Resources
Contact Information
Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray
Curator and Exhibitions Manager
116 Blue Star
San Antonio TX 78204 United States
(210) 227-6960
Submission Instructions


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