1999 Florida Artists'
Book Prize Exhibition

February 15 - April 1, 2000

1999 Winner

Urbanek, Susan M.
“We Come Out As We Are Needed.”
Oakland Park; 1999.
1 v. (unpaged); 26 x 29 x 2.5 cm.
[Black cloth cover fastened with metal bolts. Text digitally reproduced using Adobe Photo Shop. Images were photographed on Commercial Blvd. & Dixie Highway, Ft. Lauderdale. Printed on acid free card stock and 68 lb. transparent vellum. -- Note supplied by the artist. -- Vellum endpapers. In black plastic box with elastic fasteners. #1 of an edition of 5]

Other Entries
Williams, Julie
Geraci, Inna
Binder, Andrew
My dinner with Andrew.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
[18] leaves ; 6.5 x 38.5 x 2 cm.
[Leather cover with snake skin spine.
Sewn binding. #1 of an edition of ?]

Binder, Andrew
Welcome to the pituitary zoo.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
[72] leaves ; 29.5 x 22.5 x 3.5 cm.
[Cover title. Artist’s proof of an edition of 5]

Binder, Andrew
Wants vs. Needs vs. Reality vs. Life.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
[16] leaves ; 18 x 35.5 x 4.5 cm. ; (in box: 22 x 35.5 x 5 cm.)
[“I created this book with a combination of techniques and tools. Using an amber light and a red filter I was able to construct the pop up sections under light safe conditions. I then projected negatives of figures in space. After subsequent development and fixing, the pop up sections were reapplied. This technique was meant to reflect the subject of a distortion of reality as seen from the perspective of wants and needs. The colored sections were created using a variety of software, mostly Adobe Photo Shop 5 and Adobe Illustrator 8, and output on an Epson 1520 large format printer.” – Colophon in box. – #1, signed by the artist, of an edition of 3]

Binder, Helen
Poems and drawings / written and illustrated by Helen Binder; edited by Andrew Binder.
Oakland Park; 1999.
[22] leaves ; 12.5 x 12.5 x 1.5 cm.
[#2 of an edition of 14]

Chiarlone, Rosemarie
ABC / by Rosemarie Chiarlone; bound by Linda Rogers [i.e., Rollins].
Miami Beach; 1999.
[42] leaves ; 22.5 x 15 x 2 cm.
[“This book was inspired by the over-whelming number of reports pertaining to child abuse. Japanese red silk cover, text of articles from the Miami Herald and the New York Times photocopied on 100% cotton document paper. Photographic laser images printed on transparencies, hand-painted with acrylic paint to blot out the face and name. Original text is on the last page and laser printed in Prawn Handwrite font. Edition #3 of 3.” -- Colophon. -- Metal typeface ABC bound in front cover. -- “Alphabet hand painted in gouache on text; with photographic laser images of children on transparencies that lift over text.” -- Note supplied by the artist]

Chiarlone, Rosemarie
[All God’s Children Got Shoes]
Miami Beach; 1999.
[32] leaves ; 28.5 x 10.5 x 5.5 cm.
[“An edition format with unique, personalized images [made] by commission only. Old leather [shoe] soles for covers, cotton/linen shoe thread, printmaking blotter paper, photocopied images of my feet in various uncomfortable positions on 100% cotton document paper.”-- on accompanying sheet. Limited to an edition of 3]

Chiarlone, Rosemarie
[Separating My Hair from the Threads of Desire]
Miami Beach; 1999.
[7] double sewn cotton sections ; 43.5 x 33.5 x 2 cm.
[“The images of this book are scanned on vellum from original collages, floated onto Japanese Oqura Lace paper, sewn between organza and hair with cotton and silk threads. Original text is laser printed onto transparent sheets, Bookshelf Symbol 2 font. Edition #1 or 2" – Colophon]

Chiarlone, Rosemarie
[Conversations Over Coffee] / by Rosemarie Chiarlone.
Miami Beach; 1999.
[40] leaves inserted in coffee filters + 1 lb. bag of coffee beans; 20 x 15.5 x 4 cm.
[“This book was inspired by my association with Larissa Morosco, a fellow Italian-American. The text is a conversation on December 18th, 1997, between Gerald Morosco, Aunt Teresa and Aunt Mary Jane Marasco. The text is laser printed on coffee stained vellum inserted into 100% cotton fiber filters. Book 1, [of an] edition [of] 2.” – Colophon]

Cruz, Alina
Famiglia, a story / by Alina Cruz
Miami; 1999.
[1] folded sheet, [accordion folded, 9 p.] + envelope; 16 x 14 x 1 cm.
[Printed on color printer arches hot press 140 lb. #1 of an edition of 10. Signed by the artist]

Forneris, Connie Enzmann
Williams, John Francis
Wool gathering: poems / by John Francis Williams; design and binding by Connie Enzmann Forneris.
Gainesville; 1999
[26] p.; 21 x 28.5 x 1.5 cm.
[Stonehenge gray paper printed with Print Gocco. Hand printed cloth covers, Coptic binding. -- #18 of an edition of 20]

Geraci, Inna
On days I saw you / Inna Geraci.
Boynton Beach; 1999.
[7] leaves ; 18 x 25.5 x 1 cm.
[Ink jet printed on canvas paper with leather. Text typed with 1950s typewriter. #1 of an edition of 5?]

Heft, Beth G.
Sleeping With the Fish / written by Beth G. Heft; photography and art work by Beth G. Heft.
Hollywood, FL; 1999.
[19] p.; 25.5 x 20.5 x 1 cm.
[Handmade paper, color Zerox, photos, acid free paper, thread. – “This is number 3 of 4 similar but not identical handmade books created December 1999" -- Colophon]

McKinney, Thery
The Empty Trees / by Thery McKinney.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
[24] p.; 26.5 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm.
[“Text and calligraphy by Thery McKinney was produced on various papers that were painted, inked and marbled by same artist. Hand-bound with love. Limited edition, 1999. [Signed by the artist]. This book is number one out of five” – Colophon. – “Text is calligraphy with tree-like forms developed from ink-blown images on 100% cotton mid-weight Fabriano paper, plus assorted specialty papers for accents.” –
Note supplied by the artist. – Hard bound cover with tree image made of green wire]

McKinney, Thery
They Come to Age / stories and artwork by Thery McKinney.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
1 v. (unpaged) ; 16 x 23.5 x 2 cm.
[“This is a combination of computer generated Lucida Handwriting typeface and personal calligraphy on Fabriano lightweight papers. Polaroid image transfers, watercolor and graphite drawings by author/artist. Hand-bound with love. Limited edition, 1999. This book is one out of an edition of six [signed by the artist] – Colophon. – “The book is a combination of type, drawings and photo-images that tell the stories of three elderly ladies: separate tales yet together at this stage of their lives. The stories are the result of my years of working with seniors” – Note supplied by the artist – Binding is fastened with multicolored crocheted yarn and crochet needle]

McMillan, Ellen
Finding Nature’s Rhythm ... Bonnet House 1999.
North Lauderdale; 1999.
1 folded sheet [12] p.; 19.5 x 19.5 x 2 cm.
[“Henri Matisse begins a quote by stating, “an artist must possess nature...” On a recent visit to the Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, this is what I attempted to do with my camera. I took many photographs of the beauty of the environment and wildlife of the Bonnet House, collecting leaves, twigs, and other natural “souvenirs” from the ground. I incorporated these things in the handmade paper used to create the book. I manipulated the photographs by duplicating them on clear acetate and on translucent vellum which was then hand colored. I manipulated the photographs to incorporate even more of the “artist’s touch” and to create an interesting, illuminating effect as light is allowed to pass through the images. Rubbings of more duplicated images from photographs taken at the Bonnet House adds a flow and continuity to the “frame” area of each page of the book. This is number one of an edition of three. The book is a traditional accordion style book with an additional first page which holds the quote. The book is meant to be viewed as a sculptural experience.” – Note supplied by artist. -- Housed in printed paper bag with front window. -- Title printed on inside back cover of bag]

Maloney, Charlotte J.
[Day and Night] / Charlotte Maloney.
Coconut Creek; 1999.
1 folded sheet; 18 x 18 x 2 cm.
[“My book is two things: one, it can be thought of as a book; and second, it is a 3-dimensional sculpture when opened and set on a table. The materials used are mixed media, collage and acrylic paint. The book at this time is an edition of 3. The folded size is 7" x 7", open size flat is 40" wide x 19 ½ “ sheet of paper – Note supplied by the artist]

Marcus, Marilyn
Painting in the Tuscan Hills / Marilyn Marcus.
Miami Beach; 1999.
[34] leaves; 23 x 23 x 5.5 cm.
[“December, 1999. #1 of an edition of 4. – Signed by the artist” – Colophon. – “Experiences of working in watercolors in Tuscany, summer of 1999, groups of fifteen artists. Materials used: photo copies of watercolors, hand painted with water colors, all text hand lettered and photo copied, hand made paper. Hand bound cloth tape, pages mounted on 2 ply Bristol board” – Note supplied by the artist]

Mulligan, George R.
Tin Can Sailors / by George r. Mulligan
Panama City, FL; 1999.
[44] p; 23 x 18.5 x .5 cm.
[“This book and poem were inspired by the annual Tin Can Sailors Reunion of the U.S.S. Ericsson and U.S.S. Halligan. The reunions were combined since the captain of one was killed.” -- Preface. -- #2 of an edition of twenty. – Signed by the artist/author. – Housed in black pictorial envelope]

Saccoccio, Rosanna
Ellis Island, December 5, 1907: My Grandmother Comes to America / by Rosanna Saccoccio.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
[11] [1 in Braille], copies of passports + 1 passport application + [2] [1 in Braille] lists of family members to receive copies of passport; 6.5 x 20.5 x 12 cm.
[“Canon 1000 color laser printer with hand painting and collage.” – Note supplied by the artist. -- In olive green metal box [military first aid box?]with handle and clasps. -- Number 1? of an edition of 3]

Sandoval, Adriana
Xuna Luna: A Love Story from a Little Mayan Girl
Miami Beach; 1999.
14, i.e., [15] p.; 24.5 x 27 x .5 cm.
[Acrylics on recycled wash paper. -- “I was inspired by this actual little girl” -- Note supplied by the artist. -- Signed by the artist -- An edition of 2?]

Shapiro, Mimi
Imaginary Villas : Poems about Dwelling Places / Mimi Shapiro.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
[10] leaves; 27 x 10 x .5 cm.
[“None of these villas are relly real, and all of these villas are really real” – verso of title-page. – “Produced on a Macintosh 6500 and reproduced on a Cannon copier. Each book was hand folded and sewn. The small drawings at the top of each poem are based on the paintings of the villas.” – Note supplied by the artist. -- Number 1? of an edition of 90]

Shapiro, Mimi
Reading the Clouds.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
[25] leaves; 23 x 16.5 x 1 cm.
[“The poems were typeset on a Macintosh Performa computer in QuarkXpress. The typeface is Goudy. Laser prints were produced on a Canon copier. Japanese Binding for this edition was done by Capella Book Arts in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. An edition of 125 books was made each with its own unique cover. Number 94 or 125" – Colophon. – “Each book has a small piece of canvas to represent clouds.” – Note supplied by the artist].

Shapiro, Mimi
A Time Capsule.
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
13.5 x 14 x .5 cm.
[“Small folded book with collaged images on all surfaces. Like a children’s book, it is black & white only. No text on the individual pages and as you unfold the text is loose inside – one side black– the other white... The images are to evoke memory and thoughts about the year to come... the Millennium...2000.” – Note supplied by the artist. – Number 1? of an edition of three. – “5" square when folded by 25" long. Canson paper and collage, paint, plastic screening material, sewn and stuffed with palm mesh and a button to keep case closed.” – Note supplied by the artist]

Todaro, Carol
Sudden Stutter.
Miami Shores; 1999.
28.5 x 38.5 x 2 cm.
[“Ink jet prints on Mylar bound in a double fan with brass posts to a covered board; housed in a hand-made paper portfolio. Note:to close, alternate pages from the right + left” – Note supplied by the artist. – Number 2 of an edition of three. -- Signed by the artist]

Todaro, Carol
Looking Glass / [text by Carol Todaro; photography by J. Tomás Lopez]
Miami Shores; 1999.
[18] leaves; 4 x 38 x 3 cm.
[“Ink jet prints on four-ply museum board (archival inks) bound as Venetian blind with leather cord and bone ornament. Extends to 27". – Note supplied by the artist. – Number 2 or an edition of 8. -- Signed by the artist]

Todaro, Carol
Helen of Troy c. 1971 / Carol Todaro.
Miami Shores; 1999.
[1] folded sheet; 13.5 x 19 x 2 cm.
[“Ink jet print on Arches 88; single sheet, folded in a 90 degree snake fold. The book may be read as a codex by opening and closing each folded page, turning the book as you go. The text is an original poem; images are original and appropriated. A map of ancient migratory routes at the time of the Trojan War serves as the background for a modern story of love on the run.” – Note supplied by the artist. – Number 4 of an edition of 15. – Signed by the artist].

2 + 3 The Artists’ Organization
Collaboration for Book Works ‘99
Ft. Lauderdale; 1999.
1 folded sheet; 38 x 18 x 7 cm.
[“This book project contains representative art work by members of 2+3. Each artist chose a quote that was pertinent to their style of working and then made a piece of art for each individual artist page in this accordion fold book. List of participating artists: Lorraine Maxwell, Hanne Niederhausen, Susan Miller, Mimi Shapiro, Betty Zwickler, Lynne Kroll, Rolande Moorhead, Beth Ravitz, Barbara Wasserman, Janet Gold, Sybil Ross Kleiman, Eydi Lampasona, Wilma Siegel, Rowena M. Smith, Heidi Martin-Wellnitz, Renee Collins, Mary Lou Seifker, Eleanor Clarke, Katherine “Tinker” McCauley, Cherie Saleeby, Pat Rosenstein. -- Number 1? of 3”-- Title page. – Housed in a white plexibox]

1999 Jurors

Ruth & Marvin Sackner
(Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami Beach, FL)

Arthur & Mata Jaffe
(Jaffe Collection of Books As Aesthetic Objects at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL)

Barbara Young
(Art Services Librarian, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami, FL)

Sponsored by:

Bienes Center for the Literary Arts
Broward County Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310
Florida Center for the Book
Broward County Library
100 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

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