Jan 252015
 

KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around the world in this delightful April Fool’s celebration of the art of the book! The Edible Book Festival is celebrated in over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia.

Entering is simple — submit a “book” made from food. Anyone can enter and there are no fees or pre-registration required. Visit the pages below to see entries from previous years and to get ideas. Each includes a link to galleries of submissions.

For information on Edible Book events elsewhere visit: www.books2eat.com

May 222014
 
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Edible Book Poster designed by Elizabeth King

KBAC Gallery, Friday, April 4, 2014
During Art Hop from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around the world in this delightful April Fools celebration of the art of the book! The Edible Book Festival has been celebrated in over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia.Visit our Edible Book page to see entries from previous years and to get ideas. A Grand Prize, chosen by our judge, Chris Dilley of the People’s Food Co-op and a People’s Choice Award, chosen by vote among the public, will be given to the best entries. After the judging is completed we will eat the books!

It’s simple: submit a “book” made from food—anyone can enter, and there are no fees or pre-registration required. Bring your book to the KBAC between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday April 6. The judging will begin at 7:00, and the books will be eaten at 7:05. Also on display in the KBAC gallery will be an exhibition of our Poet’s in Print broadsides.
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Apr 032013
 
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2013 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

KBAC Gallery, Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around the world in this delightful April Fools celebration of the art of the book! The Edible Book Festival has been celebrated in over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia. Our judge for this year’s competition is Judy Sarkozy, owner of Sarkozy Bakery.Visit our Edible Book page to see entries from previous years and to get ideas. A Grand Prize, chosen by our judge, and a People’s Choice Award, chosen by vote among the public, will be given to the best entries. After the judging is completed we will eat the books!

It’s simple: submit a “book” made from food—anyone can enter, and there are no fees or pre-registration required. Bring your book to the KBAC between 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday April 6. The judging will begin at 7:00, and the books will be eaten at 7:05. Also on display in the KBAC gallery will be “Good Eats,” our annual exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs, and artist’s books on the delectable subject of food.

This event, our most popular of the year, is also a good opportunity to support the KBAC by making a donation. All donations will be generously matched by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, doubling your ability to support the KBAC.

We look forward to a feast of books!

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Judge Judy Sarkozy and Director Jeff Abshear

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Mar 212012
 

2012 KBAC Edible Book Festival
KBAC Gallery, Friday, April 6, 2012 during Art Hop, 6 – 9 p.m.
Our judge: Lorraine Caron, WMUK radio host

2012 KBAC Edible Book Festival

2012 Edible Book poster by Keith Jons

The KBAC joins libraries and book arts centers from around the world in this delightful April Fools celebration of the art of the book! The Edible Book Festival has been celebrated in over 20 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia. Our judge for 2012’s competition was WMUK radio host Lorraine Caron, producer of Arts and More.

Visit our Edible Book pages to see entries from previous years and to get ideas. A Grand Prize, was chosen by our judge was awarded to “Life on the Mississippi,” created by Amy Ferguson, and a People’s Choice Award, chosen by vote among the public, was awarded to “Catch-22,” created by The Tiara Book Club. After the judging was completed we ate the books!

Also on display in the KBAC gallery was “Good Eats,” our annual exhibition of paintings, prints, photographs, and artist’s books on the delectable subject of food.

For information on Edible Book events elsewhere visit: www.books2eat.com

Judge Lorraine Caron praises all of the entries before announcing winners.

Judge Lorraine Caron praises all of the entries before announcing winners.

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Apr 012011
 

2011 Edible Book Festival
KBAC Gallery, 
April 1, 2011 during Art Hop, 6 – 9 p.m.
Our judge: Lori Moore of WKZO fame

2011 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

2011 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

 

The KBAC Edible Book Festival is part of an international April Fools celebration of the art of the book. It happens each year at libraries and book arts centers around the world, with participants in 18 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, and Russia.

The Sixth Annual Edible Book Festival was held on Friday April 1, during Art Hop. Our judge for this year’s competition was WKZO radio host Lori Moore. After the judging was completed we ate all the books! This event and the Good Eats exhibition were sponsored by the Kalamazoo People’s Food Co-op.

Lori, and her Potluck Pals, have raised over a half million dollars for charity with A Holiday Dish to Pass cookbook sales. In 2010 she was recognized for her good works by 2010 YWCA Woman of Achievement Award, the Michigan Association of Broadcasters “Community Involvement Award” and the Southwestern Michigan ACLU Philip S. Denenfeld Award.

This year our creative community created 19 books good enough to eat. Over 800 visitors came to view, vote for their favorite entry and feast on the books after winners were announced.

The winner of the Grand Prize was Chris Orsolini with her entry, The Enchanted Brocolli Forest. She was awarded a free KBAC class and a copy of A Holiday Dish to Pass cookbook from Lori Moore. This year’s People′s Choice Award, a copy of A Holiday Dish to Pass, went to the Tiara Book Group for Ordinary Peeple.

The winners and other entries are beyond description so see the photos below.

For information on Edible Book events elsewhere visit: www.books2eat.com

Lori Moore announces winning entries

Lori Moore announces winning entries

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Apr 022010
 

2010 Edible Book Festival
KBAC Gallery, April 2, 2010 during Art Hop, 6 – 9 p.m.

Our judge: David Small

2010 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

2010 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

 

Our 5th Annual Edible Book Festival took place during Art Hop on Friday, April 2. Part of an international April Fools celebration of the art of the book it happens each year at libraries and book arts centers in 18 countries around the world. Our creative community created 15 books good enough to eat and joined nearly 400 visitors to view and feast on the delectible entries.

This year’s judge was award-winning illustrator and author David Small. He has illustrated over 40 books and his drawings have appeared frequently in the New Yorker and New York Times. He is the winner of two Caldecott Medals and several other awards. His latest book, Stitches: A Memoir, a graphically told story of his childhood, was published in September of 2009.

Small chose one edible book for the top award, a free one-day workshop at the KBAC and two additional prizes: an autographed copy of Stitches: A Memoir and a very special limited edition copy of a children’s storybook by David Small packaged with a box of Cheerios. The winner of this prize was Dennis Flatt’s entry Leaves of Grass.

This year we introduced a new award, The People’s Choice, where viewers select an entry to be awarded a copy of a KBAC Poets in Print broadside of their choice and an autographed copy Stitches: A Memoir. The winner of this award was the Tiara Book Club with their entry Olive-R-Twist.

Winner Dennis Flatt with David Small

Winner Dennis Flatt with David Small

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Apr 032009
 

2009 Edible Book Festival
KBAC Gallery, April 3, 2009
 during Art Hop, 6 – 9 p.m.
Our Judge: Joe Reish

2009 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

2009 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

KBAC’s 4th Annual Edible Book Festival took place on Friday, April 3, during Kalamazoo’s monthly Art Hop. Our judge, Joe Reish, Dean of University Libraries at Western Michigan University, presented the top prize to Missy Sander for her edible entry An Éclair for Owen Meany. She received a certificate for a free KBAC workshop of her choice.

Joe Reish juror of Edible Book 2009

Joe Reish juror of Edible Book 2009

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Apr 052008
 

2008 Edible Book Festival
KBAC Gallery, April 5, 2008
 during Art Hop, 6 – 9 p.m.
Our Judge: Susan Steuer

2008 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

2008 Edible Book poster by Keith Jones

 

KBAC’s 3rd Annual Edible Book Event took place on Saturday, April 5, in our new space in Suite 103A of the Park Trades Center. Susan Steuer, Head of Special Collections at Western Michigan University’s Waldo Library, was our distinguished guest and judge.

After careful evaluation of the artistic, literary and culinary considerations of each entry, she chose Marcia Meyer’s tribute to Animal Dreams to receive top honors. Marcia received a free KBAC workshop for her creation.

"Animal Dreams" by Marcia Meyer, 2008 winner

“Animal Dreams” by Marcia Meyer, 2008 winner

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Apr 012007
 

2007 Edible Book Festival
KBAC Studios, April 1, 2007
Our Judge: Anne Mehring

"The Five Peeps You Eat in Heaven" by Christine McCarthy, 2007 winner

"The Five Peeps You Eat in Heaven" by Christine McCarthy, 2007 winner

Kalamazoo’s second annual Edible Book Festival was held April 1,2007 at the KBAC studios. It featured displays of handmade books, papers, and broadsides in addition to edible literature to delight the eye and awaiting consumption.

Our congratulations to Christine McCarthy chosen by judge Anne Mehring as the winner. Christine ‘s prize was a free KBAC class of her choice.

2007 Edible Book entries on view

2007 Edible Book entries on view

View entries from the 2007 KBAC Edible Book Festival in our gallery below. Continue reading »

Apr 012006
 

2006 Edible Book Festival
KBAC Studios, April 1, 2006
Our Judge: Eve Reid

2006 Edible Book

Kalamazoo’s Inaugural Edible Book Festival was held April 1,2006 at the KBAC studios. It featured displays of handmade books, papers, and printed broadsides, as well as tasty entries that amazed and delighted the senses.

Our thanks to all who participated and our congratulations to Bev Hundley, chosen by judge Eve Reid as winner of the first place award. Bev’s prize was a free KBAC class of her choice.

2006 Edible Book juror, Eve Reid

2006 Edible Book juror, Eve Reid

2006 Edible Book viewers

2006 Edible Book viewers

View entries from the 2006 KBAC Edible Book Festival in our gallery below. Continue reading »

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