purchase prizes awarded
Grand Prize - $500
Clarisse Angkasa, BFA Illustration 2019
Laurie Whitehill Prize - $375
Joseph Inglima, BFA EFS 2022
Dad, I Love You
Printing History Prizes - $375
Adèle Roncey, BFA EFS 2022
Yujiang Wu, BFA Graphic Design 2021
honorable mentions$100 awarded
Florence Liu, BFA Printmaking 2019 The Market and Yvonne Liang, BFA Printmaking 2021The Bookbinder
Special Collections at the Fleet Library at RISD provides a vast array of inspirational Artists’ Books. The Special Collections Librarian works closely with faculty and students to connect them with this extraordinary collection.
We acknowledge the long-term collaboration and friendship between the late Jan Baker, former Graphic Design Professor and Laurie Whitehill, the former Special Collections Librarian. Both have been dedicated to the research, teaching, and making of artists’ books at RISD.
To honor their legacy and their combined 60 years of dedication and passion in the field of Book Arts, we are implementing the Baker & Whitehill Student Artists’ Book Contest in their names with the 5th contest. The aim of this competition is to encourage faculty in all mediums at RISD to use the Artists’ Book Collection as inspiration for their classes; in addition, for students to be stimulated by the collection to create their own Artists’ Books.
The 2019 juror is Erica Mena-Landry . Erica is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. They hold an MFA in poetry from Brown University, an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa, and an M.Phil in Culture & Criticism from the University of Cambridge. Erica is currently a visiting lecturer in book arts and poetry at Brown University.