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2019 Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Award Winners

The Southeast Chapter (ARLIS/SE) of the Art Libraries Society of North America is proud to present the 36th Annual LoPresti Award winners:
Exhibition Catalog – The Original Makers:  Folk Art from the Cargo Collection
Authors Gail Andrews and Emily Hanna, Birmingham Museum of Art
Publisher’s statement, “This catalog showcases a gorgeous exhibition of folk art, quilts, outsider art and flags from the collection of Robert and Helen Cargo.”
The catalog received high marks for Usefulness to General Library visual arts collections, image quality and design quality.  Committee members commented that the photographs of the works were first-rate and really highlight the beauty of the exhibition pieces.  Other notable features include a recommended reading list at the end of the book, as well as the artists’ profiles and personal stories of the artists included in this exhibit.
Scholarly Publication:  Arts of Korea: Histories, Challenges, Perspectives
Ed. Jason Steuber and Allysa Peyton, University Press of Florida
Publisher’s statement, “A monumental addition to the understudied field of Korean art, this brilliantly illustrated volume assembles the perspectives of art historians, critics, curators, and museum directors from major universities and museums around the world to trace the varied dynamic experiences of Korean art acquisitions over the past century.”
This scholarly work was noted for its usefulness, scholarship, scholarly apparatus and image quality.  This well-researched and well-written source provides an excellent overview of Korean art history, including a discussion the UK and US reception of and collection of Korean art.  The text is further enhanced by a wide range of high quality images.  This book will fill gaps for arts collections trying to build or expand Asian art collections.
Artist’s Book:  Gathered
Artist Lucinda Bunnen, Lubo Press
Publisher’s statement, “Renowned Atlanta artist and photographer Lucinda Bunnen’s new fine art publication, Gathered, is a set of dual accordion books featuring tableaus of artifacts she has collected over a lifetime, paying homage to the fabric of her life and memories.”
As the title indicates, the images in this book are of objects that have meaning to the artist.  It provides viewers with an intimate look at what a particular artists finds valuable or interesting and how the artist chooses to showcase that value by folding them into a larger work of art.  This work was praised for its usefulness to special collection, educational usage, construction and design.  The committee noted that this would be particularly effective teaching tool for both studio and art history students.
 
Children’s book:  Madagascar A to Z
Grace Gibson – author, Soleil Nguyen – illustrator, Michel Andriamihajanirina – translator, Michele Tennant – editor, University Press of Florida
Publisher’s statement,  “Madagascar A to Z is a children’s book written in English and translated into Malagasy.  This colorful picture book features the endemic fauna and flora of Madagascar, and provides for children an engaging introduction to protecting these natural wonders. This book is the result of a true international collaboration…”
This unique children’s book not only educational and beautifully illustrated, but was noted for being a group effort on the part of two University of Florida graduate students and their library faculty instructor. This would be an excellent source for libraries with a Children’s Lit collection.  A fully Open Access version is available at https://ufdc.ufl.edu/1/IR00010435/00001/pdf.
 
The committee received 20 entries from 9 different presses.  The quality of the entries made for a very challenging decision and we wish to thank everyone who participated.
The Chapter is likewise grateful for the labors of this year’s indefatigable LoPresti Committee:
Marty Miller (Chair), Sheila Cork, Nancy Hampton, and Peter Klubek

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Deadline Extension! 2019 LoPresti Publication Award Call for Entries

The LoPresti Award Committee is pleased to announce the 35th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards Competition for copyrighted 2018 Publications. The deadline for entries has been extended until September 20, 2019.
Museums and galleries, educational institutions, libraries, organizations and commercial presses are encouraged to submit publications for consideration. All publications will be judged on the quality of content and format within the appropriate category. The number of items that may be submitted is not restricted.
Only those art and architecture books, exhibition catalogues, electronic publications (DVDs), serials, and artist’s books published/copyrighted during the 2018 calendar year in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, or the Virgin Islands are eligible for consideration for the 2019 award. In-house newsletters, posters, invitations and other promotional material will not be considered.
DEADLINE EXTENSION: Entries should be received by September 30, 2019 to be considered. There is no entry fee, but ARLIS/SE reserves the right to retain all works submitted for consideration.
Please mail entries with the completed entry form to one of the committee members listed below:
Marty Miller
LoPresti Awards
LSU Libraries
Research and Instructional Services, Room 141A
Troy H. Middleton Library
100 Tower Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-7197 | Email: martymiller@lsu.edu
Nancy Hampton
LoPresti Awards
Head of Collection Resources, Library
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive,
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: 504-520-7534 | Email: nhampton@xula.edu
Peter Klubek
LoPresti Awards
Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Phone: 225-216-8505| Email: klubekp@mybrcc.edu

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2018 Mary Ellen LoPresti Publication Award Winners

This year’s winning scholarly publication, exhibition catalog, and artists’ book are..

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ARLIS-SE Conference Travel Award – DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for applications for ARLIS-SE’s 2015 Conference Travel Award has been extended through January 16, 2015. See our Conference Travel Award page for more details on the award and application process.

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30th Annual LoPresti Award Winners

ARLIS-SE is pleased to announce the winners of the 30th Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Award!
About the Mary Ellen LoPresti Award:
The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is the largest international professional organization devoted to art librarianship. The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA established the LoPresti Publication Award Competition in 1985 to recognize and encourage excellence in art publications issued in the Southeastern United States. The publication awards are named for Mary Ellen LoPresti, who was the Design Librarian at the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, North Carolina State University, until her death in 1985. The winners are kept in the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter’s archives at Duke University.
This year’s judges were Caroline Barratt and Emily Luken (University of Georgia and LoPresti co-chairs), Teresa Burk (SCAD Atlanta), Courtney Baron (UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, Visual Resources Center), Melissa Tufts (UGA’s College of Environment and Design library). The judges examined 34 entries from 19 institutions to choose this year’s winners.
If you are interested in applying for next year’s award, please see the Award Guidelines and Entry Form.