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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Lecture at Radius Books

Friday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm, Radius Books publisher David Chickey will join photographers Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb in a lecture and discussion at the Radius Books offices.  The photographers will talk about their work and the bookmaking process.  This event is free and open to the public.

Radius Books is located downtown at 227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501.  Parking will be available off of Cienega Street and Palace Avenue. For more information call Radius Books at (505) 983-4068.

Two Upcoming Events for Janelle Lynch

We have two fantastic events to look forward to with Janelle Lynch.

In New York City:
Aperture Foundation will be hosting a celebration and booksigning on Thursday, July 21st from 7-9pm.  The event is sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute and Radius Books.

In Santa Fe:
Radius Books is proud to host a booksigning with Janelle on Saturday, July 23rd from 2-4pm at our studio in downtown Santa Fe. She will  give an artist talk with Radius Books’ publisher David Chickey at 3pm.  In addition, an exhibition of her photographs from Los Jardines de México will be on display.  Our offices are located at 227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The event is free to the public, and parking is available off of Cienega Street and Palace Avenue.  There is no admission charge.  If you have any questions about this special event, give us a call at (505) 983-4068 or email info@radiusbooks.org.

Radius Books Library Donation Program

The only thing more exciting than seeing a Radius Book on our shelves is seeing entire stacks of them on someone else’s. Specifically, we are excited about seeing our books in libraries, schools, and in the hands of interested young people.

While we love to gush about how fabulous our artists are, our library donation program is equally important to mention. We donate copies of every title we publish to libraries around the country, and recently an incredible partner appeared out of the blue to help us with this mission.

Since 1987 Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program (DUC) has been offering contemporary art books to rural and inner-city libraries, schools, and reading centers.  DUC is an organization that makes it easy for everyone to have access to contemporary art and culture.  Librarians or teachers simply go to DUC’s webstore and select the books they want for their classrooms and communities. The books are always free and DUC even pays for shipping.

Needless to say, DUC’s stock diminishes very quickly. This May, Radius Books donated over 2,000 copies of our titles to DUC. If you live near a library with skimpy fine art sections, let them know about this incredibly generous program.

You can donate to Radius Books here to help us serve America’s libraries.

Booksigning for LA Day/LA Night @ Radius Books

We are hosting a booksigning with Michael Light for his new book LA Day/LA Night at our NEW downtown offices!

Friday, April 1 from 5-7pm.
Our new address is:

The Kruger Building
227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Parking is available off of Cienega Street, between Palace Avenue and Marcy Street.

Michael Light: LA Day/LA Night now shipping signed copies!

Alec Soth at the American Academy in Rome


Alec Soth will be a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome from May 17 to May 23, 2010. In conjunction with his visit, the Academy will host an exhibition of his photographs, titled Alec Soth: Portraits.

The exhibition will feature a variety of portraits of Americans taken over the last 12 years, from mothers of Marines serving in Iraq to teenage mothers in the Louisiana Bayou, from religious propaganda in the American workplace to the mortgage crisis in Stockton, California. The exhibition is made possible by the Gagosian Gallery, Rome.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Academy’s Gallery, Via Angelo Masina, 5, Rome, Italy. The exhibition will run until June 18, 2010, viewed by appointment.

This fall, Radius Books is releasing a book featuring works by Alec Soth and photographer John Gossage. The product of a 2009 collaborative trip to New Zealand, the publication is titled The Auckland Project.

Pre-order The Auckland Project at our online store.

Suzan Frecon at David Zwirner Gallery


Suzan Frecon’s first exhibition at David Zwirner in New York will be shown from September 10 to October 23, 2010.

Frecon, an American abstract painter, critically acclaimed for her distinguished arrangements of color and form, is known for her monumental and balanced nonrepresentational works. She is included in the 2010 Whitney Biennial.

Radius Books is pleased to have the opportunity to publish a companion book to this exhibition.  This monograph features her most recent work.

Pre-order this monograph from our online store.

John McCracken at David Zwirner Gallery

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John McCracken will be celebrating his fifth show at David Zwirner in New York this fall. Since the mid-1960s, Southern California artist John McCracken—a contemporary of Donald Judd—has been a leading voice of Minimalist sculpture. His monochromatic fiberglass and resin sculptures (that are worked to a high and nearly translucent polish) are iconic pieces of this genre. The show will run from September 10 to October 23, 2010.

2010 is shaping up to be a year of many show for McCracken. His works will be shown this fall in Europe as well, starting with a group show titled Take Me To Your Leader: The Great Escape into Space, from October 16, 2010 to January 30, 2011. The show, an international group exhibition featuring artists who have drawn inspiration from works of science fiction, will be held at the National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design, in Oslo, Norway. The Castello di Rivoli, in Turin, Italy, will be hosting a solo exhibition of McCracken’s work, scheduled to open on November 3, 2010.

In 2008, Radius Books published John McCracken’s Sketchbook,  on the occasion of his exhibition at David Zwirner. Sketchbook presents volume one of two treasured sketchbooks that McCracken kept for a few brief years in the mid- to late-60s. The format, paper and reproduction quality of the book have been designed to faithfully reproduce in facsimile the original pages from this fascinating document; a supplemental booklet of color photographs shows the sketches in their realized form and features an interview with the artist by Neville Wakefield.

Sketchbook is available for purchase through our online store.

Hey, Hot Shot! 2010 Open for Entries—Darius Himes, Guest Curator

Radius Books’ Darius Himes has been selected to be the first month’s guest curator for Jen Bekman Gallery‘s 2010 Hey, Hot Shot! competition.


The competition is judged by a diverse panel of photography professionals, with a awards including a Grand Prize of $5000 + Gallery Representation and five Hot Shots Awards of $500 + Group Exhibition at Jen Bekman Gallery.

The deadline for submissions is August 22, 2010. See Hey, Hot Shot!: A Jen Bekman Project for more information.

In addition, all applicants will be eligible for a Curator’s Choice Award, with a guest curator selecting a contender each month. Contenders will be featured in a Hey, Hot Shot! newsletter and awarded a prize from the guest curator’s affiliate organization. A Radius Books gift bag will be awarded to the photographer Darius selects, including these three Radius Books monographs: Transfigurations, by Michael Lundgren, The Spirit and the Flesh, by Debbie Fleming Cafferty, and Domestic Vacations, by Julie Blackmon.

Hey, Hot Shot! 2010 Now Accepting Entries

Hey, Hot Shot!: A Jen Bekman Project, is now accepting entries for the 2010 competition.


Darius Himes of Radius Books is one of the panelists for the third year running, and this year Darius is starting off the judging as guest curator for the Curator’s Choice Awards.

The deadline for submissions is August 22, 2010 at 8 p.m. (EDT). Applications submitted before April 22, 2010 will be eligible to win a gift bag from Radius Books including three Radius monographs. See Radius News for more details.

Radius Books @ FOTOBUCHTAGE, June 4-6, 2010

The Photobook Days 2010 will take place June 4-6, 2010, at the Deichtorhallen, the House of Photography, in Hamburg, Germany. The event is dedicated to celebrating the independence of the photo book.


The festival will include book launches and signings, reviews, workshops, lectures, and will conclude with the announcement of the winner of the “Photobook Award 2010“.

The “GetPublished Award 2010,” is open to photography book proposals. Information on the competition as well as the entry form may be found  here. The deadline is May 10, 2010, and a panel of jurors will select a shortlist of ten submissions, which will be displayed to visitors during Photobook Days 2010. The winning project will be published by Seltmann + Söhne, and the finished book and production process will be presented at Photobook Days 2011.

Radius Books founding members Darius Himes and David Chickey will both be attending, where they will give a lecture about artist publisher collaboration on Saturday, June 5, and will also participate in the portfolio reviews throughout the weekend. A preliminary list of speakers includes: Hans-Michael Koetzle, Horst Moser, Prof. Hans Dickel, Rob Hornstra, Andrew Phelps, Oliver Seltmann, Alexa Becker, Ulf Doering, Hannes Wanderer, Christof Kerber, Jörg Koopmann, Volker Gerling, Ulrich Rüter, Prof. Hans Meyer-Veden, Jann Müller-Wiefel, Prof. Peter Blalobrzeski, and the Kolkata Heritage Photo Project.


LAND/ART is a collaborative state-wide project hosted by numerous New Mexico arts organizations, all organized by the 516 Gallery in Albuquerque and running through the summer and fall of 2009. LAND/ART explores relationships of land, art and community through exhibitions, site-specific art works, lectures, performances, tours, excursions, film, poetry and several weekend symposiums (see below). Focusing on “environmental” or “land” art, the collaboration seeks to address our changing relationship to nature, and to offer new or previously unconsidered understandings of the place in which we live. The months-long project with culminate with a book, published by Radius Books and available in December, 2009.

LAND/ART features over 60 diverse local, national and international artists. It is the culmination and documentation of the exhibition, and features the work of such artists as Michael Berman, Erika Blumenfeld, David Taylor, Basia Irland, Patrick Dougherty, Catalina Delgado Trunk, and Shelley Niro. There is an introduction by Bill Gilbert and Kathleen Shields along with essays by Lucy Lippard, William L. Fox, Nancy Marie Mithlo and MaLin Wilson. (To pre-order a copy, click here.)

The first exhibition as part of LAND/ART NM 2009 is Here & There: Seeing New Ground, up until July 11, 2009 at the 516 Gallery in Albuquerque, NM. This exhibition features contemporary artists examining the landscape from perspectives that are both visual and cultural, including explorations of Native American film, as well as Native and non-Native artists who subvert landscape perspective to examine issues of the environment and human beings’ relationship with nature. Through photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, print, film and installation, these artists offer interpretations of the land and landscape both within and without human interaction.

Upcoming Exhibitions for LAND/ART

The Center for Land Use Interpretation Bus Tour & Exhibition

Tour June 27, 2009 Exhibition Aug 1 – Sept 19, 2009

El Otro Lado:  The Other Side

July – Aug 2009

Second Site

Aug 1 – Sept 19, 2009

Equation: a balances state?

Aug 1 – Sept 19, 2009


Summer/Fall 2009

For more information on all of the exhibitions, download and print the LAND/ART guide.

The Lannan Foundation recently hosted a fundraising reception in Santa Fe for the upcoming LAND/ART book. To contribute to the ongoing exhibitions or to support this wide-ranging project, please contact Suzanne Sbarge at suzanne@516arts.org or 505-242-1445.

Smudge Studio will design, produce and web host information, documentation, and creative responses to LAND/ART on their website and blog: www.smudgestudio.org. Their project for LAND/ART joins blogging with the design and production of web exhibitions, and activates a hybrid voice that cross-pollinates journalism, art, design, education, and media. smudge studio aims to be a generative resource and outlet for artists, museum and art educators, environmental designers, and the general public.

Another Way to Support LAND/ART

Smudge Studio’s artist edition of 30 postcards depicting Limit Case” landscapes and land uses encountered on their recent journey in the Southwest. To view the postcards and order your set of 30 for a tax deductible donation of $20, please visit www.smudgestudio.org/postcards

The artists of Smudge Studio traveled through the American Southwest for 28 days and covered 3700 miles. The postcard format echoes our experience of continuous movement. These cards are signals sent from our encounters with moments that necessitate extraordinary acts of creativity and responsiveness.

AIPAD Photography Show in New York City

The annual photography show of the Association for International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) is taking place this weekend at the Park Ave. Armory (at 67th Street). As with any art fair, this one fills the space with a maze of dealers booths, each more or less filled with wares—in this photographs—for sale. It’s a chance to see work from around the world, ostensibly, and if you’re in the collecting mood, to purchase a few for your collection (without having to travel the world to visit each dealer on their own turf).

For myself, it’s a chance to see work, but primarily it’s a chance to reconnect with other people in the industry and to explore ways of working together.

This year, it’s also a chance to launch a couple new Radius Books titles!

Scheinbaum & Russek (booth 206) will have copies of Beaumont’s Kitchen. David Scheinbaum, who wrote the introductory essay, will be signing the book at the booth from 2-4 on Saturday.

Gitterman Gallery will have copies of Debbie Fleming Caffery’s new book, The Spirit & The Flesh, on hand, along with copies of her limited edition version of the book.

Lastly, Julie Blackmon will be on hand to sign copies of her monograph, Domestic Vacations, at Catherine Edelman’s booth.

Please come by and say hi!

One Year Anniversary Party Invitation

RADIUS BOOKS throws its ONE YEAR anniversary party!
Friday, November 21, 6 to 8 pm

The 8 books from 2008
The 8 books from 2008

Please join us to celebrate. Six of our published artists will be on hand to sign books.

Food, drinks, signed copies, groovy new book bags & special discounts
(all in time for the holidays!)

Location: The Union Protectiva Hall
345 Camino del Monte Sol (just off Canyon Road at Acequia Madre)