The Sketchbook Project: Library project hopes to gather personal journals, diaries, sketchbooks and artist journals for a traveling library. The exhibition is a collection of sorts similar to a library which houses personal journals by participating artists. These are contemporary artists books & sketchbooks which can be checked out just like a library - no white gloves, no books behind glass. If you would like to participate, the Sketchbook Library is accepting submissions. NOTE: There is a fee to participate.
The closest the library will come to the East Coast is New York next February. The website lists locations the mobile library will visit next year, five exhibitions have been confirmed for 2010.
The library will house thousands of sketchbooks from artists that reside all over the globe. We’ll be touring around the United States with the collection starting in April, followed by a permanent location for the library in 2010. Your sketchbook will become part of our permanent library. Sign up receive a blank sketchbook marked with a barcode that links it to a searchable database. When you send your completed book back to us, it will be included in the library. Future library patrons will be able to browse books alphabetically, by location, theme, etc.