Macey Ley Awarded First Prize at The Book as Art 3.0

The Belt of Orion's Never Wife - detailATLANTA – August 30, 2015

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is honoring Macey Ley’s The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife with first place prize at The Book as Art 3.0: No Jacket Required, a featured exhibition of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia. The exhibition – showcasing artist books from more than 30 U.S.-based artists – offers new interpretations of the ancient concept of books and questions 21st century book form and format. Jurors include Margot Ecke, Athens, GA; Arlyn Ende, Sewanee, TN; and Jeff Rathermel, Minneapolis, MN.

A gala reception will be held, Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6-9 p.m. at and The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur at 1 E Court Square #110, Decatur, GA 30030. Ley’s artist books The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife and Snow Glow will be on display at the Art Institute of Atlanta through Friday, September 18.

Official prize winners for the 2015 exhibition include:

  • 1st Award: Macey Ley, Atlanta, GA – The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife
  • 2nd Award: Ania Gilmore, Lexington, MA – Library at Alexandria
  • 3rd Award: Lindsey Dunnagan, Ft. Worth, TX – Mapping the Intangible and Wax Chrysallis (joint award)
  • Merit Award: Barbara Tetenbaum, Portland, OR – Diagram of Wind

Gallery hours:

Mon-Thur: 8AM – 6PM
Fri: 8AM – 5PM

Extended hours during the book festival:

Thu, Sep 3: 6PM – 9PM (gala reception)
Fri, Sep 4: 9AM – 8PM
Sat, Sep 5: 9AM – 5PM
Sun, Sep 6: 10AM – 5PM

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