32nd Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Awards, 2015-2016

The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA is pleased to announce the winners of its 32nd Annual Mary Ellen LoPresti Art Publication Awards for excellence in art publishing for the copyright year 2015.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is the largest international professional organization devoted to art librarianship. The Southeast Chapter of ARLIS/NA established the LoPresti Publication Award Competition in 1985 to recognize and encourage excellence in art publications issued in the Southeastern United States. The publication awards are named for Mary Ellen LoPresti, who was the Design Librarian at the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library, North Carolina State University, until her death in 1985.

The winners are kept in the ARLIS/NA Southeast Chapter’s archives at Duke University.

This year’s judges were Ann Lindell (University of Florida), Ann Baird (University of Florida), and Ellen Knudson (University of Florida). The judges examined sixteen entries from six institutions to choose this year’s winners.

If you are interested in applying for next year’s award, please see the Award Guidelines and Entry Form at http://southeast.arlisna.org/awards/lopresti-award/.

Winner – Monograph

Anthes, Bill. <i>Edgar Heap of Birds.</i> Duke University Press, 2015.Edgar Heap of Birds. Anthes, Bill. Duke University Press, 2015.

ISBN: 978-0-8223-5981-4

This monograph carefully documents  contemporary Native American artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, and his artwork created over 30+ years. This is an important contribution to the scholarly record, placing the work of this artist in the context of identity politics, spirituality, and Native American history. The book includes a table of context, index to illustrations, extensive notes, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index to the text. There are quality color illustrations throughout.

Winner – Exhibition Catalog

Cover for "El Taller de Grafica Popular: Vida y Arte"El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte. Multiple Authors. Georgia Museum of Art, 2015.

ISBN: 978-0-915977-89-5

This gorgeous, ambitious catalog accompanies the exhibition of the same title, and documents all artworks in the exhibition plus supplementary works, all created by Mexican printmaking workshop, El Taller de Gráfica Popular. The catalog contains eight scholarly essays, full color reproductions of the artworks accompanied by detailed catalog records, a six-page bibliography, a chronology, and an image index.

2016 Award Entries

Monographs and Exhibition Catalogues:

Anthes, Bill. Edgar Heap of Birds. Durham, NC:  Duke University Press, 2015.

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Pratfall tramps: Tammy Rae Carland, Jamie Isenstein, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Mary Reid Kelley.  Atlanta:  Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 2015.

Georgia Museum of Art. El Taller De Gráfica Popular: Vida Y Arte, June 13-September 13, 2015. Athens, GA:  Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2015.

Georgia Museum of Art. Chaos and Metamorphosis: The Art of Piero Lerda : Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, February 14, 2015/May 10, 2015.   Athens, GA: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2015.

Marks, Andreas, Laura W. Allen, and Ann Wehmeyer. Tōkaidō Texts and Tales: Tōkaidō Gojūsan Tsui by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada.  Gainesville, FL:  University Press of Florida, 2015.

Menaboni, Athos, and host institution Berry College. Menaboni’s Birds: Georgia’s Own Artist As Naturalist. Rome, GA: Martha Berry Museum, Berry College, 2015.

Motley, Byron, and Espín M. Castro. Embracing Cuba. Gainesville, FL:  University Press of Florida, 2015.

Sablin, Nadia, and Sandra S. Phillips. Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila. Durham, NC:  Duke University Press, 2015.

Staples, Kathleen A.,and organizer Georgia Museum of Art. Georgia’s Girlhood Embroidery: “crowned With Glory and Immortality”.  Athens, GA:  Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2015.

Multimedia:

Aggie Zed:  Keeper’s Keep.  http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/aggie-zed-keepers-keep-2/
[Video]  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, 2015.

Don Zanfagna: Infra Ultra.  http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/don-zanfagna-infraultra/
[Video]  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, 2015.

Pulse Dome Project Slide Montage.  http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/pulse-dome-project-slide-montage/
[Video]  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, 2015.

Return to the Sea:  Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto.
http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/return-to-the-sea-saltworks-by-motoi-yamamoto-4/   [Video]  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, 2015.

Return to the sea:  Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Dismantling Ceremony) http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/dismantling-ceremony/ http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/return-to-the-sea-saltworks-by-motoi-yamamoto-4/   [Video]  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, 2015.

Return to the Sea:  Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto (Making of) http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/return-to-the-sea-saltworks-by-motoi-yamamoto-6/ [Video]  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, 2015.

The Paternal Suit:   Heirlooms from the F. Scott Hess Family Foundation.  http://halsey.cofc.edu/video/the-paternal-suit-heirlooms-from-the-f.-scott-hess-family-foundation-2/
[Video]  Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston, 2015.