Applications are now open for Printed Matter's 2019 LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), April 12–April 14, 2019 (Preview April 11), at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, California.
Applications will be open until 11:59pm on December 11, 2018.
Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), initiated in 2013, is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. The two fairs are the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.
Printed Matter's Art Book Fairs are art book publishing focused. When filling out the exhibitor application, please be specific and illustrate how the proposed booth or project space will feature artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, zines, or related printed material. Applicants are required to submit images of recent publication projects and/or presentations. Exhibitors should not foreground editions, prints, apparel, or original artwork.
Each year, Printed Matter receives nearly 1,000 applications for its LA Art Book Fair. Due to this high volume of submissions, exhibitors will be notified on a rolling basis regarding the status of their application. Submission of an application does not guarantee participation. Pricing for participation is tiered. Placement preference will be noted, but due to space limitations, exhibitors may be offered placement that differs from their stated preference.
Held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles over three days (plus Preview evening), LAABF 2019 will welcome hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, including a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. With a commitment to diversity and representation, the event will serve as a meeting place for an extended community of publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a site for dialog and exchange around all facets of arts publishing.
Thank you for applying to the 2019 LA Art Book Fair. We look forward to reviewing your application!