22nd Annual LoPresti Award Winners, 2005-06

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to announce the winners of its 22nd Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards Competition for publications produced in 2005.

There were 37 entries: 19 monographs, 14 exhibition catalogues, 1 artist’s books, 2 serials and 1 electronic publication.. Entries were submitted from 25 publishers: 7 university presses, 12 museums, 4 commercial publishers, and 2 in other categories. Among the eigh states submitting entries were Alabama (2), Florida (3), Georgia (4), Louisiana (3), Mississippi (4), North Carolina (18), South Carolina (2), and Tennessee (1). This was the first year that there was an electronic publication submitted.

The winners were announced by Pat Thompson, 2006 LoPresti Awards Chair, at a special reception at the ARLIS/SE annual meeting in Atlanta on November 11.

Outstanding Monograph:

missingneworleansCollier, Phillip; J. Richard Gruber; Jim Rapier; and Mary Beth Romig. Phillip Collier’s Missing New Orleans. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 2005 / 2d printing 2006 (with addendum) ISBN 0-988254-40-2.


Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue (tie):

hewitt_potters_eyeHewitt, Mark and Nancy Sweezy. The Potter’s Eye: Art and Tradition in North Carolina Pottery. University of North Carolina Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8078-2992-7.


Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue (tie):

thornton_dialArnett, William et al. Thornton Dial in the 21st Century. Tinwood Books, 2005. ISBN 0-9718104-3-X.


Outstanding Exhibition Catalogue – Honorable Mention:

pop_ups_bienes2Findlay, James A. and Ellen G.K. Rubin. Pop-ups, Illustrated Books, and Graphic Designs of Czech Artist and Paper Engineer, Vojtech Kubasta (1914-1992). Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, 2005. ISBN 0-9762267-0-7.


Outstanding Serial:

jdpa_hotelBerger, Molly W. (guest editor), et al. The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts, Number 25: The American Hotel. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, 2005. ISBN 1-930776-17-9.