“The Art of the Book”
A Mitchell Gallery Special Exhibit, Silent-Auction, Fundraiser, and Celebration
Exhibition. June 17 - 25 "The Art of the Book", a special exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, will feature works by more than 45 local and regional artists. These artists will create two- or three-dimensional works inspired by books to be sold in a blind and silent auction, occurring both online and in the gallery; proceeds of this fundraiser benefit the Mitchell Gallerys education programs.
Silent Auction. June 17 - 25 Artwork in "The Art of the Book" exhibition will be sold by blind silent auction to benefit the education programs of The Mitchell Gallery. Bidding may take place in the gallery during the regular exhibition hours, online on the college’s website beginning June 1, or during the closing reception on June 25.
Workshop. Saturday, June 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Corcoran College of Art + Design will present a Japanese Stab Binding workshop led by artist Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir. Fee $50. Registration required.*
Receptions. Saturday, June 25 Please join art and book lovers at the general and VIP ticketed receptions to celebrate "The Art of the Book" exhibit and silent auction:
- General Reception. 7 - 10 p.m. A celebration of art and books, artists and authors, with flash fiction, poetry, art and rare book auctions, book signings, summer foods, cocktails, prizes, and fun. Admission $55, includes admission to the speaker presentation as space permits. Reservations required.*
- VIP Gathering. 6 -7 p.m. Special pre-reception gathering with authors, artists, and special guest Alan Cheuse, author and book commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. VIP admission $125, includes all the evening activities and reserved seating at the speaker presentation. Reservations required.*
Reservations & Information
Make reservations online here, or for phone reservations or more information on this event, contact Kathy Dulisse at
410-626-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lynn Schwartz at 410-849-3412 or email@example.com.
Press Releases and Image Links
Press release 4/1/11: NPR’s Alan Cheuse Will Speak at “The Art of the Book” Fundraiser...
The Baltimore Sun: “St. John's gallery highlights art of the written word”
Funding and Support
Art of the Book In-kind Contributions
Annapolis Collection Gallery
Bay Ridge Rita’s
The Chop House
Historic Inns of Annapolis
Hoffman Custom Embroidery
Ken's Creative Kitchen
Pirates Cove Restaurant
Poets and Writers Magazine
Reading Group Choices
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Wine Cellars of Annapolis
The Mitchell Gallery
The Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, attracts more than 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality exhibitions. Dedicated to bringing art of world renown to Annapolis since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery serves Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art. The Gallery connects the liberal arts with the visual arts.
Funding and support for these exhibitions is provided in part by Anne Arundel County, the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, the Maryland State Arts Council, Mitchell Gallery Board of Advisors, Members of the Mitchell Gallery, the Mitchell Gallery Endowment, Mitchell Gallery Next Generation Committee, the National Endowment for the Arts, William Paca Beatson, Jr., Frederick Graul, The Helena Foundation, the Estate of Mrs. Carleton Mitchell, the Lillian Vanous Nutt Mitchell Gallery Endowment, and the Clare Eddy and Eugene V. Thaw Fine Arts Fund.