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Exhibit: 18th Annual Student Book Arts Competition

The 18th Annual Student Book Arts Competition Exhibit is now on display at the John C. Hitt Library’s 5th floor. The Student Book Arts Competition, sponsored by UCF Libraries Special Collections & University Archives, has been supporting student artist books since 2005. This year, the competition invited students to submit artist books created during the academic calendar year 2023-2024. 

Each year, one student receives a purchase prize for their submission, and the winning book art becomes part of the permanent Book Arts & Typography Collection at UCF Special Collections & University Archives. Book Arts Guild of Central Florida Public Relations and book arts educator David Nees from Mount Dora, Florida, was our guest judge. The 18th Annual Student Book Arts Competition awarded two students for their artist books, “How to Scam with Water Heaters” by Sean Logan and “Angels’ Number Cards” by Rebecca Tirado Ahearn. Both students exemplified the creativity and craftsmanship of book arts. Congratulations to Sean and Rebecca! The winning artist books will be on display until August 2024.

Student Sean Logan Holding Their Artist Book
Sean Logan with artist book “How to Scam with Water Heaters” at Special Collections & University Archives.
Open view of Sean Logan's artist book "How to Scam with Water Heaters"
“How to Scam with Water Heaters” by Sean Logan. Artist book hand bound with handmade paper and linoleum block prints.
Rebecca Tirado Ahearn holding artist book "Angels' Number Cards" at Special Collections & University Archives.
Rebecca Tirado Ahearn holding artist book “Angels’ Number Cards” at Special Collections & University Archives
“Angels’ Number Cards” by Rebecca Tirado Ahearn. Accordion book with hand marbled Suminagashi and linoleum block prints.

For more information about the Student Book Arts Competition go to: stars.library.ucf.edu/bookartscompetition

One response to “Exhibit: 18th Annual Student Book Arts Competition”

  1. Teknik Informatika says:

    “What are some unique features or themes highlighted in the entries of the 18th Annual Student Book Arts Competition?”

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