12th Biennial Artists' Book Competition

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The UNT Libraries are calling on all artists to creatively interpret the book form through a work of original art. An artists’ book is a medium in which to convey artistic expression using the form and function of a book as the point of inspiration - a book that is a work of art in itself. Students, faculty, and community members are all invited to submit entries. Student entries in the competition will be eligible to win a $400 purchase prize and be included in the UNT Libraries Special Collections Artists’ Book permanent collection.

Artists’ books can be delivered to the Special Collections Offices in Willis Library Room 437.

All accepted entries will be displayed at the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in winter 2022.

For more information, please contact Jaimi Parker at Jaimi.Parker@unt.edu.

Looking for some inspiration? Check out these previous years’ winners for a spark of creativity.

Entry Form