Beadwork magazine is calling for entries for their 6th biennial themed exhibition. This one is called "The Beaded Book" and editor Marlene Blessing suggests that anything from altered books featuring beadwork, to book title-inspired pieces are appropriate.
"I know plenty of you have been inspired by altered books (don't let those collage artists have all the fun) and by stories (from trashy novels, to historical epics, to books of poems). Whether you alter an actual book, re-create a favorite character in literature, bead a page of text or just a favorite passage, bead a reader-and-book vignette, make a tiny library, or bead your favorite fantasy/sci-fi kingdom -- or any other bookcentric concoction you can imagine -- please share your passion for books and beads with us!"
Here are the complete rules. Deadline for entries is Dec. 18, 2008. Winning entries will be featured in Beadwork and at Bead Expo Santa Fe, Mar. 2009 and other shows.