Congratulations Wanderlust Award Winners

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to announce our WANDERLUST award winners. This compelling exhibition in on view in the gallery through the end of July, so stop by soon to see the show if you happen to be in Portland.

Wanderlust is a word that can mean many things, but first and foremost it conjures travel, exploration and place. This international exhibition features 56 books by 54 artists including artists from as far away as Mexico, Spain, Norway, Germany, Canada and the UK—all telling stories of near and far. Most of the selected works revolve around a strong sense of place. More than just travelogues we found deep explorations and personal transformations across destinations.

LIBRARIAN’S CHOICE AWARDS

As you may know, 23 Sandy is very grateful for a faithful list of libraries and museums that purchase books from our juried shows. Their support over the last nine years has meant a lot not only to the survival of the gallery, but it also means a lot to the artist who are able to continue producing such engaging works of art. For the Librarian’s Choice Awards our librarian and curator friends voted for their top three favorite books in the show. One of the winning librarian’s has won a $500 Wanderlust purchase prize, with the proceeds going directly to artists they decide to purchase. The top librarian-selected works were:

Librarian’s Choice Award: Cartographical Incantations by Casey Gardner
Librarian’s Choice Award: Towards a Just Landscape by Anne Covell
Librarian’s Choice Award: Unpacking by Isabel Duffy

BEST OF SHOW AWARDS

These awards were selected to honor superior concept, craftsmanship and originality. All three works are well rounded, perfectly executed artist books.

Best of Show Award:
4 3 2 CRY by Kathy T. Hettinga
Best of Show Award:
Korean Travel Log by Christiane Grauert
Best of Show Award:
Tempus Fugit by Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli

Congratulations to all of our WANDERLUST award winners. Selecting these awards was difficult in a show filled with so many very talented artists.

WANDERLUST will be on view in the gallery through July 30, 2016. Regular gallery hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Stop by soon!

Click here to view the full online catalog for Wanderlust.
Above image: Left to Right © Casey Gardner, Anne Covell and Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli.