Literary Nonfiction. Art. Photography. Edited by Bertha Rogers. Catalog of the Ninth Americas Curated Book Arts Exhibit at Bright Hill Literary Center, juried and curated by Alexander Campos and Bertha Rogers. The catalog includes detailed, color photographs of the finest in contemporary book arts and book binding. Individual artist books contain both words and images in a various book formats with clearly-stated concepts, thought-provoking text, engaging visual and exceptional technical presentation, an imaginative approach, and an integrated overall delivery. Includes artist books by Cristina de Almeida, Mary Ashwood, Kristine Bouyoucos, Tara Bryan, Sarah Bryant, Ginger Burrell, Valerie Carrigan, Margot Fagan, Wendy Fernstrum, Cathleen Ficht, Karen Hanmer, Barbara Henry, Craig Jobson, Emily Martin, Carolyn Shattuck, Richard Reitz Smith, Diane Stemper, Peter & Donna Thomas, Nikki Thompson, Jennifer Vignone, and 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