Awards presentation | 7th Annual Baker + Whitehill Artists’ Book Contest

Please join us online for the virtual reception and awards announcement of the 7th Annual Baker + Whitehill Artists’ Book Contest, featuring remarks from this year's guest judge Nafis White 15 SC/MFA 18 PR.

Hosted by Fleet Library’s Special Collections, the contest, which drew over 35 virtual entries this year, promotes engagement with the book arts, investigation of the Library's artists' book collection, and creative production in the book form at RISD. Contest winners receive a cash prize, and their books become part of the Library's collection. 

We are proud to have Nafis White as this year’s guest juror. She works in sculpture, photography, video, collage, sound and performance exploring issues of identity, equality, politics and landscape, using personal narratives to facilitate and build conversations with the viewer. Her approach is one that is heavily influenced by conceptualism, aesthetics and climate, both political and social, with much of her work inspired by the current Civil Rights movement in the US. She received her BFA in Sculpture with a Concentration in Art History at RISD, and received an MFA in Digital Media and Printmaking in 2018. See her artwork at            

Dial-In Information

Registration: (a Zoom link will be sent to registrants the morning of February 24).   

Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30pm

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