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Artist Book Fair

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Artist Book Fair

Fair open
November 8-11, 2018

Opening reception
Thursday, November 8 6-8pm

Location
AMA | Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

Admission
Free

Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am to 5pm
Please call 202 370 0151

Lectures by 
Luis Delgado 
Thursday, Nov 8 from 6 to 7 PM 

Jeffrey Stockbridge 
Thursday, Nov 8 from 7 to 8 PM

Renee Rodríguez 
Friday, Nov 9 from 2 to 4 PM

Freddy Rodríguez 
Saturday, Nov 10 from 2 to 3 PM

FAIR OPEN
November 8-11, 2018
Please call 202 370 0151 

HOURS 
Tuesday-Sunday 10AM-5PM

LOCATION
OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

ADMISSION
Free 

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WASHINGTON, DC – The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas presents an Artist Book Fair, featuring artist books and lectures from participating artists. This program features the participation special guest Luis Delgado of Malulu Editions and Larissa Leclair of Indie Photobook Library. Organized by AMA, the pop-up Artist Book Fair is an interactive exhibition of artist books, print portfolios, monographs, and photo books by artists including Jose Diniz (Brazil), Thomas Keller (Germany); Freddy Rodriguez (United States / Dominican Republic), Jeffrey Stockbridge and Luis Delgado (United States / Mexico). AMA has organized the Artist Book Fair with the aim to stimulate private and public collecting of artist books, along with guest curator Larissa Leclair and artist Luis Delgado (Malulu Editions), who publish artistic works of unique cultural significance, with editions available as artist books, print folios, monographs and fine art prints. The Artist Book Fair will take place in the museum’s historic loggia, known for its richly colored tiles in patterns modeled after Aztec and Inca legends, the result of the cooperation of Dr. Dulles Allen and architects Paul Philippe Cret and Albert Kelsey. 

Luis's Delgado-Qualtrough's photographic work integrates narrative and sequential still images to create idea-driven content. His work has evolved from documentary to a more personal style using humor, and constructed images which reflects his Mexican origins and his european humanist education, with an American quest for the new. His works has been exhibited worldwide and his prints and artist books have been widely exhibited and are held by many museums, institutions and private collectors. He has recently published work in “Pulsion Urbaines: Photographie Latino-Américaine” & “Noches Fieras” by Toluca Editions, “Changing Circumstances: Looking at the future of the planet” by FotoFest International and featured in Katalog - Journal of Photography, Denmark. Luis Delgado started Malulu Editions to publish artistic works of unique cultural significance by an international group of visual artists. Malulu Editions works are available as photo books, artist books, editioned folios, and fine art prints.

Jeffrey Stockbridge moved to Philadelphia in 2001 to study Photography at Drexel University. After completing his degree, Jeffrey earned “Runner Up” in the New York Times Magazine College Photography Contest for his series, Occupied. The culmination of this work was realized in a limited edition artist book and exhibited at The Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Exhibition in 2006. Since then, Jeffrey’s work has been featured in several major group shows on the east coast including, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Institute of Contemporary Art in Pennsylvania, The Delaware Art Museum, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art and J. Cacciola Gallery in New York. Jeffrey is a recent recipient of a PA Council on the Arts Grant, an Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts Grant, and a Center For Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship. His work is in the collection of The Delaware Art Museum and numerous private collections.

Renee Rodriguez owns and operates Renee Rodriguez Fine Art Photography, providing custom work for commercial galleries as well as individual collectors. A lifelong photographer, her clients have included the HPG Design Group of San Antonio, individual enthusiasts, American and Tejano musicians, and numerous corporate executives and physicians with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Freddy Rodriguez was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic in 1945 and moved to New York City in 1963. He studied painting at the Art Student League, and the New School for Social Research, and textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Special Arts Program, and Percent for the Arts. He represented the United States in the IV Cuenca Biennial of Painting, Cuenca, Ecuador. He has held exhibitions in 13 cities and 11 countries in Latin America. He was profiled in the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center’s Monograph “ A Ver: Revisioning Art History,” a project devoted to “cultural, aesthetic, and historical contributions of Chicano, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and other U.S. Latino artists whose work expands traditional notions of American history through a lifelong commitment to cultural diversity, formal experimentation, and community-based exhibition.” Rodriguez was commissioned by New York City to design the Flight 587 Memorial. Three of his works are in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He has served on the boards of the Artist Community Credit Union and the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MOCHA). 

The AMA serves as the principal instrument of cultural diplomacy of the OAS. AMA’s mission is founded on the notion that the arts are transformative for individuals and communities. This guiding principle promotes the core values of the OAS by providing a space for cultural expression, creativity, innovation, dialog, and learning, while highlighting themes such as democracy, development, human rights, justice, freedom of expression, and innovation. AMA’s work draws on contemporary art to showcase a constructive vision of the future of the Americas via local and hemispheric cultural exchange. 

Accessibility: AMA’s first floor is wheelchair accessible by appointment, with a ramp that can be installed at the back entrance to the museum. There is a gravel pathway leading to the back entrance. There is one half-step leading from the first room into the first-floor galleries. There is a flight of winding stairs leading to the museum’s second floor. Restrooms are located on the second floor. For more information on accessibility, or to make an appointment to visit, please contact 202 370 0147 or artmus@oas.org 

For more information on AMA, please visit AMAmuseum.org