19/365: The Sketchbook Project

I am grateful to have a hubby who pushes me and supports my craft. I am also pretty excited to participate in The Sketchbook Project, where my sketchbook will become a permanent part of the Brooklyn Art Library’s (BAL) collection beginning June 2018!

I will be working on my sketchbook from now until April, when I am required to submit it to the BAL. Then, my book will be professionally scanned, given a barcode, and uploaded for online viewing. Before becoming a permanent piece in BAL’s exhibition, it will travel as part of the traveling exhibition around the world, and the barcode allows me to track how many times my book is viewed and where it has travelled to.

I will be sure to post regular updates as I work through creating my book, as well as information on when it can be viewed online later this year!

Here’s some more info from BAL’s site:

THE SKETCHBOOK

Each artist is sent the same 5”x7” blank custom SBP sketchbook. We’ve only got a few rules: first, the book must be used in some way – no sending us back an empty book or a completely different book! Second, the sketchbook must stay within its original dimensions.

Each book will be given a barcode so we can easily catalog it into Brooklyn Art Library’s system. Once we catalog it, artists will be able to track where their book travels, how often it is viewed and how many times someone pulled it from the shelf – we want to make sure you can stay connected with your sketchbook!

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