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Speaking Volumes: Call for Artist Books

Invitation to Contribute to the 2018 Montana Human Rights Network Exhibition of Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate at the Holter Museum of Art


“Racial Holly War” by Cathy Weber

You are invited to make and share books that address The Transformational Powers of Art.

All books will be displayed as a reading library within the exhibition Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate, at the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana, from October 4, 2018, through December 30, 2018.

Book content should include images and/or written elements about:

      • Art intended to transform hate

      • The healing power of creativity and art

      • Art as compassion

      • Art and the preservation/practice of human rights

      • Art and the restoration of humanity

Submitted books must meet the following criteria:

      • Books should weigh 5 pounds or less, and be no larger than 16 x 20 x 6 inches.

      • Books can be authored by a single artist or be a collaboration between multiple artists or a group such as a school class.

      • Books should be sturdy enough to withstand gentle handling by many people. Books may contain only one page or many pages.

      • Books may be sculptural or have pages that turn.

      • Artists may choose to repurpose an old book, transforming it into something new.

This is not a juried call for art. The curatorial team plans to include ALL submitted works, with the exception of those that:

      • Do not respect the universal rights of all beings

      • Promote violence

If a submitted piece represents violence, cruelty, or is disrespectful, the curatorial team reserves the right to exclude it from the exhibition.

All artist books must be received at the Holter Museum of Art no later than September 21, 2018.

Send books to the following address:

ATTN: Speaking Volumes Artist Books
Holter Museum of Art
12 E Lawrence, Helena,
MT 59601

IMPORTANT: Please include an envelope or box with return postage if you would like to have your book returned after the close of the exhibition.

If you have questions, please address them to

Interested in participating? Here are some simple binding techniques to turn loose pages into a book:

    • A very basic version is described here: