21st Annual LoPresti Award Winners, 2004-05

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to announce the winners of its 21st Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards Competition for publications produced in 2004.

There were 45 entries: 26 monographs, 13 exhibition catalogues, 3 artist’s books, and 3 serials. Entries were submitted from 22 publishers: 6 university presses, 9 museums, 2 commercial publishers, and 5 in other categories. Among the states submitting entries were Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and North Carolina with 4 publishers each; Tennessee with 3; and Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina with 1 each. This was the first year that Tennessee submitted entries.

The winners were announced by Melissa McDonald, 2005 LoPresti Awards Chair, at a special reception at the ARLIS/SE annual meeting in St. Petersburg on November 11.

Outstanding Monograph:

enamelsThe Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Linda Darty. New York: Lark Books, 2004. ISBN 1-57990-5072 (book)


Outstanding Monograph:

penlandThe Penland Book of Handmade Books: Master Classes in Bookmaking Techniques, by Jane LaFerla and Veronika Alice Gunter. New York: Lark Books, 2004. ISBN 1-57990-474-2 (book)


Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue:

classic-groundClassic Ground: Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Painting and the Italian Encounter, by Paul A. Manoguerra with an essay by Janice Simon. Athens, GA: Georgia Museum of Art, 2004. ISBN 0-915977-54-0 (exhibition catalogue)


Outstanding Multimedia Work:

zydecoZydeco Shoes: A Sensory Tour of Cajun Culture. Alexandria Hayes, editor and Earl H├ębert, illustrator. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing Company, 2004. (book and cd)