Cultural Writing. Art. Catalog and Commentary from the 6th Bright Hill Center North American Juried Book Arts Exhibit at Bright Hill Center's Word & Image Gallery, Treadwell, NY. Edited by Bertha Rogers, with commentary by jurors Karen Hanmer and Bertha Rogers. Forty-three artists' books from twentry-eight artists, including Ben Blount, Sarah Bryant, Ginger Burrell, Sally Canzoneri, Kerri Cushman, Elaine Downing, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Barbara Adams Hebard, Paula Jull, Jenny Kim, Elaine Langerman, Sara Langworthy, Emily Martin, Kitty Maryatt & the Scripps College Book Arts Students, Nora Lee McGillivray, Stephanie Nace, Claire Owen, Susan Porteous, Lisa Beth Robinson, Regula Russelle & CB Sherlock, Jennifer Vignone, Jill Timn, Pat Vining, Ashlee Weitlauf, Asa Yoshie, jurors Karen Hanmer and Bertha Rogers, and special guest Ed Hutchins.
Bertha Rogers, founding director of Bright Hill, has juried and/or curated more than 100 exhibits at Bright Hill and has exhibited her paintings, drawings, and artist books in more than 250 juried, invitational, and solo shows nationally and abroad. Her word-and- image work is collected privately and in museums, including the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas. Awards include fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Hedgebrook Foundation, the Millay Colony for the Arts, Caldera Foundation, and NYFA and NYSCA grants for presentation and exhibits. A master teaching artist, she has taught writing and visual arts at schools and for organizations throughout NY. She serves on panels for the Empire State Writers Hall of Fame and NYSCA. She has published several poetry collections, among them Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen) and Heart Turned Back (Salmon Pub., Ireland). Her illustrated translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf was published in 2000 (Birch Brook Press). Her illuminated translations of the 95 Anglo-Saxon riddle-poems from the 10th-Century Exeter Book will be published in 2018 under the title of Uncommon Creatures, Singing Things.Author City: DELHI, NY USA