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Rhode Island School of Design

Annual Student Artists’ Book Juried Contest and Exhibition: 2nd Contest & Exhibit

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General Information

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited

to enter an artists' book they have completed in the past year

(December 2014 - December 2015).


The winning entries will be added to the

Fleet Library at RISD's Artists' Book collection.

Purchase prizes:

1st - $500 sponsored by Elkus|Manfredi

2nd - $375

3rd - $250 Laurie Whitehill Award


Special Recognition: 

Gift Membership to the American Printing History Association


All entries will be on exhibit from February to May, 2016.


Prizes will be awarded at the exhibit opening during

February 24, 2016 at 6:30pm, 1st floor of the Library.


Who May Participate?

The contest is open to current undergraduate and graduate Rhode Island School of Design students.

About the Entries:

  • All entries must be original work by the artist.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • Entries must have been completed between December 2014 and December 2015

How and When to Enter:

Entries are due by December 16, 2015 at 4:00pm.  


Bring completed entry form and artists’ book to:

Archives and Special Collections Reading Room

Fleet Library, 2nd Floor, Room 201


Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30-4:30pm.




1st - $500 sponsored by Elkus Manfredi

Florence Liu - In Memory of January 28, 1986

2nd - $375

Kathia St. Hilaire - The Travel

3rd - $250 Laurie Whitehill Award

Vanessa Nieto Romero - Absent Body

Special Recognition: Gift Membership to the American Printing History Association

Maddie Brewer - 1999-


Images of all of the entries can be found in RISD Digital Commons.


Catalog of Exhibit

Pick Up:

Items not added to the Fleet Library at RISD collection can be picked up on or after May 16, 2016. If this is not possible please contact us to make arrangements.






Thank you to our sponsors!  

For More Information, Please Contact:

Claudia Covert or Ariel Bordeaux

Special Collections

Fleet Library, 2nd Floor, Room 201



The Fleet Library at RISD will handle all items with care.  The Library is not responsible for any damage or loss.  Items will be exhibited in a secured area.  By signing the entry form you are giving the Fleet Library at RISD permission to photograph and reproduce images.  You are also agreeing to all terms stated in this document.