FDH and APHA invite artists to submit entries to the 2018 Member’s Exhibition. Our theme is Matrices—matrices in art, in making, in research, in invention and innovation.

From Merriam-Webster’s:


1. Something within or from which something else call for entries
originates, develops, or takes form
2. A mold from which a relief surface is made
3. The natural material in which something is embedded
4. The extracellular substance in which tissue cells are
5. something resembling a mathematical matrix especially
in rectangular arrangement of elements into rows and

As the array of definitions applied to matrix implies, a wealth of
approaches beckon; a framework, a housing, a social construct.
We seek made objects of all sorts; artworks, craftworks, or other
means of making such as innovative tools.

The exhibition will be held at the Levitt Gallery, Art Building
West, University of Iowa.

Jessica Holada · · · Director of Special Collections and Archives, Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Bridget O’Malley · · · Master Papermaker; Co-Founder of Cave
Paper; Adjunct Faculty, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 

John Risseeuw · · · Proprietor, Cabbagehead Press; Professor
Emeritus, Arizona State University, Tempe


August 1  · · · · · · Submissions due by 5:00 pm CDT
September 5 · · · · · · Notification of Accepted Works
October 5 · · · · · · Deadline for work to be received
November 15 · · · · · · Work shipped for return

Open to members in good standing of APHA or FDH. If you are
not a member and would like to be (and of course you do!), visit:

About Iowa City, the University of Iowa, and the UI Center for the Book

"You actually make paper by hand?!”—UICB visitor
FOUNDED in 1986 by printer/publisher Kim Merker, the UICB
has grown into a distinctive degree-granting program that
integrates training in book arts practice with research into the
history and culture of books. With top-notch facilities, expert
faculty, and courses in printing, lettering arts, bookbinding, artist
bookwork, conservation, and papermaking, complemented
by book studies classes dedicated to scholarly inquiry and material      analysis, the UICB serves graduate and undergraduate students from
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Iowa City. All our creativity went into the name”—RAYGUN
IOWA CITY, a UNESCO City of Literature, is a college town
of 75,000 people, nearly half of them students. Located in the
heart of Iowa City, the University of Iowa (founded 1847) was
the first U.S. public university to admit women and men on an
equal basis, the first to admit students regardless of race, and
the first to confer the MFA degree (in 1940). The Iowa Writers’
Workshop (founded 1936) is one of the world’s most distinguished
creative writing programs, and is joined at the UI by
the International Writing Program and the Nonfiction Writing
Program. And by a hospital and football team, etc. ■ uiowa.edu