Applications are now open for Printed Matter's 2020 LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), April 3–April 5, 2020 (Opening Night April 2), at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.
Applications will be open until November 24, 2019 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Initiated in 2013, Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. Free and open to the public, the two fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. In 2019 the Fair hosted exhibitors from around the world featuring a wide variety of works—from zines and artists’ books to rare and out of print publications, and contemporary art editions. LAABF draws more than 30,000 individuals including book lovers, collectors, artists, and art world professionals each year.
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 table 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. We appreciate your patience. Submission of an application does not guarantee participation. Placement preference will be noted, but due to space limitations, exhibitors may be offered placement that differs from their stated preference. Pricing for participation is tiered.
Thank you for applying to Printed Matter's 2020 LA Art Book Fair.
We look forward to reviewing your application!
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