Library Fellows' Award
The Library Fellows Program was established in 1989 to encourage and support the creation of artists’ books and to benefit the Library and Research Center.
Although collaborative works are allowed and even encouraged, the artist who is responsible for the overall creation, design, and realization of the book must be a woman.
The Library Fellows meet once a year, usually in the fall, to review and discuss proposals from artists and select the following year’s book. Membership is limited to individuals who contribute $1,200 each year. Each Fellow’s name appears on a plaque outside the entrance to the reading room.
The Fellows’ contributions are used to produce an artist’s book in a limited edition of 125 copies. As a benefit of membership, each Fellow receives a copy of the book. The artists keep 25 copies as a form of remuneration for their creative efforts. The remaining copies are sold and the money generated from the sale benefits the Library and Research Center.
How to Apply:
The grant is awarded every other year, so the next competition will be held in 2014. Be on the lookout here for updates and 2014 application information!
The winner of the 2010 Library Fellows Competition is Nicole Vanasse of Maryland for her book Goldilocks. This book is available for purchase in the museum shop.
View books by our previous winners.