Cultural Writing. Art. Edited by Bertha Rogers. Catalog of the Seventh Annual Americas Juried Book Arts Exhibit at Bright HIll Literary Center, juried by Keith Smith and Bertha Rogers. The catalog includes detailed photographs of the finest in contemporary book arts and book binding. Individual artists' books contain both words and images in a book format with a clearly-stated concept, thought-provoking text, engaging visual and exceptional technical presentation, an imaginative approach, and an integrated overall delivery. Includes artists' books by Alex Appella, Sarah Bryant, Paula J. Curran, Kerri L. Cushman, Elsi Vassal Ellis, Brandon Graham, Karen Hanmer, Josh Hockensmith, Craig Jobson, Sun Young Kang, Ellen Knudson, Elaine Langerman, Emily Martin, Daniel P. Mellis, Cathryn Miller, Kelly M. Nelson, Sara R. Parr, Johanne Renbeck, Lisa Beth Robinson, Carolyn Shattuck, Shawn Sheehy, Keith Smith, Margaret Suchland, Susan Viguers.
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