Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Ben Bosah Books has issued a call for submissions from all Nigerian Visual Artist

NEW ALBANY, Ohio - Ben Bosah Books has issued a call for submissions to all Nigerian fine artists producing works in any medium. We are accepting high-resolution images of photographs of these works for a highly anticipated publication. These photographs of the works of selected artists will be published in a book titled One Hundred One Nigerian Contemporary Artists. The book launch will take place on Friday, October 1, 2010 with the books available immediately, locally and internationally, wherever books are sold.

Submissions should be sent by email to101Artists@benbosahbooks.com. Please follow the instructions provided on the website to prevent the disqualification of your submission. The application and all the other necessary information is available on the Ben Bosah Books website athttp://www.benbosahbooks.com. Once on the website, navigate to the 'Nigerian Artists' tab. Click on Download Document tab to download two documents necessary to participate. The first one is the Application form and the second one is the Artist Permission Letter. The web page also provides details on how to submit electronic images of works for consideration. The deadline for submitting the application forms, images and rights to reproduce permission is May 31, 2010.

After years of observing quality work by Nigerian artists who labor in obscurity suffer from lack of exposure, Ben Bosah, Publisher of Ben Bosah Books has taken upon himself the initiative to increase exposure for contemporary Nigerian artist. This publication intends to share with the world at large, the quality and variety of works produced by Nigerian artists.

"After years of collecting different works of arts by Nigerian artists in Nigeria and the Diaspora, I found it baffling that most of them were still not getting the recognition that they deserved, so I decided to do something about it. Yes, we have the masters like Enwonwu and Onabrakpeya, but there are two other generations of artists, some already successful, and others not. But we expect that a book of this nature will begin to bring about the appropriate exposure to the artists who will thrive because of the wider audience for their works."

One-Hundred One Nigerian Contemporary Artists will showcase pieces by each featured artists, which in their own judgment, best represents their style. Insightful essays will complement the art images. An index of contributors and contact information will be also included. The content of this publication will serve as a vital resource for interested collectors, museums and galleries to easily find these individual artists and patronize their works of art.

Mr. George Edozie, a practicing artist based in Lagos will be the Managing Editor for the book and lead the effort to get as many artists as possible to participate. Mr. Edozie's enthusiasm is best shared in his words:
"I am very happy to be associated with this book and grateful to Ben Bosah for spearheading this most important book. Our country of one hundred and fifty million people has its share of contemporary artists and after this book is published, the world will get an excellent opportunity to see our works and its high quality."

Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies interested in joining the efforts of Ben Bosah Books. We are accepting sponsorships for the book publication and a touring exhibition works by featured artists. Interested companies should write tocbbosah@benbosahbooks.com.

About Ben Bosah Books

Ben Bosah Books is an independent publisher of books that make a difference in the lives of the peoples of the world. We are located at 3575 Head of Pond Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054, United States of America. Our telephone number is +1-614-939-0595. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.benbosahbooks.com.

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Oreoluwa Adedeji

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