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16th Annual Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit

Exhibit: 16th Annual Student Book Arts Competition

UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit. The competition invited UCF and Rollins College students to submit one-of-a-kind artist books. Unlike traditional books, artist books are handmade to reflect personal artistic visions of their creators ranging from narrative storytelling through but not limited to drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and/or text. The 16th Annual Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit showcases of all entries created during the 2021-2022 academic calendar year.

Our guest judge for the competition was Nikki Fragala Barnes. Nikki an editor, curator, experimental poet and participatory installation artist, whose practice is collaborative, participatory, and place-based. She is currently the co-leader of the Book Arts Guild of Central Florida.

“Something Man Made Is Here” by Amelia Haig (UCF) is this year’s winner. Haig’s artist book explores the question of how to store radioactive materials long term and communicate the danger they pose to people living thousands of years in the future.

“Something Man Made Is Here” by Amelia Haig (UCF) is this year’s winner.

Two honorable mentions are “Microbiomes” by Claudia Prado (Rollins College) and “Caribbean Book of Beasts” by Shannon Ganeshram (UCF).

“Microbiomes” by Claudia Prado (Rollins College)
“Caribbean Book of Beasts” by Shannon Ganeshram (UCF)

The winner and honorable mentions artist books will be placed in the permanent Book Arts & Typography Collection at UCF Libraries’ Special Collections & University Archives. Congratulations to all students!

The exhibit is on the 4th floor gallery of the John C. Hitt Library runs from May 2022 through July 2022. For more information, email speccoll@ucf.edu.

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