Book Awards Calendar of Events

Feb
7
Fri
Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit (Start Date) @ MCBA's Main Gallery, Open Book Building
Feb 7 all-day
Exhibit runs February 7 – March 22 The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has named a collaborative group as the winners of the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award for their collective efforts on the new artist’s book My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. The award recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners also show demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community. View the award-winning piece and hear the artists discuss their work at this special reception, hosted by Minnesota Center for Book Arts. This event is free and open to the public. The opening reception on Thursday, February 13, will begin in the Main Gallery at 6pm; the artist talk begins at 7pm in the Target Performance Hall. The group will also receive special recognition and an award at the 32nd annual Minnesota Book Awards Celebration on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Ordway in downtown Saint Paul, sponsored by Education Minnesota. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, this annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. The Minnesota Book Awards, presented by Education Minnesota, is a statewide, year-round outreach program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. Click here to see their winning work and to learn more about the artists.
Feb
13
Thu
Book Artist Award Winners Reception and Artist Talks @ The Target Performance Hall, Open Book Building
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reception 6:00 p.m. | Artist talks 7:00 p.m., Target Performance Hall

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has named a collaborative group as the winners of the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award for their collective efforts on the new artist’s book My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. The award recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners also show demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

View the award-winning piece and hear the artists discuss their work at this special reception, hosted by Minnesota Center for Book Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

An exhibition celebrating My Mighty Journey will be on display February 7 – March 22 at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, located in the Open Book building. The group will also receive special recognition and an award at the 32nd annual Minnesota Book Awards Celebration on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Ordway in downtown Saint Paul, sponsored by Education Minnesota.

Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, this annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. The Minnesota Book Awards, presented by Education Minnesota, is a statewide, year-round outreach program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

Click here to see their winning work and to learn more about the artists.

Mar
22
Sun
Book Artist Award Winner Exhibit (End Date) @ MCBA's Main Gallery, Open Book Building
Mar 22 all-day

Exhibit runs February 7 – March 22

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has named a collaborative group as the winners of the 2020 Minnesota Book Artist Award for their collective efforts on the new artist’s book My Mighty Journey: A Waterfall’s Story. The award recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners also show demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

View the award-winning piece and hear the artists discuss their work at this special reception, hosted by Minnesota Center for Book Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

The opening reception on Thursday, February 13, will begin in the Main Gallery at 6pm; the artist talk begins at 7pm in the Target Performance Hall. The group will also receive special recognition and an award at the 32nd annual Minnesota Book Awards Celebration on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the Ordway in downtown Saint Paul, sponsored by Education Minnesota.

Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, this annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. The Minnesota Book Awards, presented by Education Minnesota, is a statewide, year-round outreach program of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

Click here to see their winning work and to learn more about the artists.