NEWS & EXHIBITIONS
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Eighth in a series of international exhibitions of contemporary artists’ book works, Artists’ Book Cornucopia VIII highlights the diversity of art and craft in the book arts genre. The exhibit includes work by 26 artists from throughout the United States.
The exhibit was curated by Alicia Bailey, Director Abecedarian Artists’ Books and juried by Cynthia Nourse-Thompson, Director of the graduate programs in Book Arts at the University of the Arts.
August 31 – October 2, 2017
The Arts Guild of Sonoma
140 E. Napa Street
The Arts Guild of Sonoma continues its 40th year anniversary celebration as a nonprofit artists’ cooperative in the heart of Sonoma wine country. The Guild is hosting a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2.
As part of the festivities, the Guild launched its first National Juried Competition. The jurors were Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray of Seager Gray Gallery. The Guild received responses from across the country, with a total of 370 pieces submitted for consideration.
Japan, MUSUBU, Urawa.
Urawa Art Museum, Tokyo Bookbinding Club.
Musubu*: Joint Exhibition of Artist’s Books from Tokyo and the San Francisco Bay Area
*Musubu – to tie, to connect, to be bound (as in friendship)
Musubu is a cross-cultural joint exhibit of book arts pieces between the Tokyo Bookbinding Club and Book Artist in the San Francisco Bay Area. The exhibit’s intention is to raise awareness of the book arts traditions and innovations in both book arts communities with the goal of enriching and inspiring each, making connections and lasting ties.
Exhibition Dates: August 28 - December 8, 2017
Members Reception: Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 1 - 4 pm
The Annual Members Exhibition is honored to be running at the Mills College Special Collections. The exhibition has a long tradition of showcasing it's members in a community supported setting.
Gallery Talks with Signa Judy Houghteling, Thursdays, September 28 & October 26 at 10:30 am
January 13 – February 10, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts - FSU
530 W Call St, 250 Fine Arts Building
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Building on the mission of Small Craft Advisory Press, FSU, Tallahassee, Florida, the conference theme will focus on various types of collaborations in the book arts.
January - February 2017
Sandy 23 Gallery
Women Rise is curated collection of artist books at 23 Sandy Gallery featuring books that celebrate women and girls, or shed light on important women’s issues.
PRESSING MATTERS: PRINTMAKING & ARTISTS’ BOOKS
October 7–November 13, 2016
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art’s Gray Wing
Central Coast Printmakers’ juried exhibition
This inspiring exhibit will showcase twin disciplines of Fine Art Original Prints & Artist Books. Entrants from CA, OR & WA were challenged to include art reflecting contemporary issues using traditional printmaking processes. The resulting works are timely, thought-provoking & striking.
San Francisco Center for the Book
October 28, 2016 thru January 15, 2017.
CURATOR :: Lucy Childs
In Remembrance: People, Times, & Places shows the work of forty-nine artists from the United States, Canada, and Europe: artists’ books, photography, textiles, and sculpture. Some work is personal and honors the deceased.
The San Francisco Public Library, the Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor
100 Larkin Street; San Francisco, CA 94102
The exhibition runs from June 18 through September 3, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION - Saturday June 18th, 2016
This year’s members’ exhibition includes the work of over forty of its members and presents a wide variety of both traditional and innovative approaches to the concept, structure, and construction of the book.
Marin Musuem of Contemporary Art
Exhibition Dates: April 23 - June 4
Rhiannon Alpers Guest Book Arts Talk: April 23, 4-5pm
This event supports the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art’s ongoing exhibitions and community programs. The Altered Book Show exemplifies Marin MOCA’s ongoing mission to connect art and artists with the greater community.
September 17 - October 31, 2015
Content: Artifact is the second of Abecedarian Gallery’s juried exhibitions for 2015. This exhibition will celebrate the artists’ book form as one that goes beyond acting as a container for information, as an object that holds more than text and/or images arranged in a set sequence of pages.
The texture of handmade paper, the loops and bowls of a friend’s distinctive handwriting, the appreciation of the time and care taken in sending: These are just a few of the great pleasures of receiving a physical note.
The Art of the Book
From Seager Gray Gallery: "Tenth annual exhibition of handmade artist books, altered books and book-related materials. We are pleased this year to celebrate our tenth anniversary of the gallery’s annual “Art of the Book” show. Our commitment to the book as a medium for art remains steadfast.
June 18 through September 3, 2016
Skylight Gallery, Sixth Floor
Main Library, Civic Center
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
43rd Hand Book Binders of California Annual Members Exhibition, shown at the American Bookbinders Museum. More information here.
Aqua Art Miami announces its eleventh edition – its third since joining the Art Miami family of fairs. Aqua has consistently earned critical recognition for presenting vibrant and noteworthy international art programs with a particular interest in supporting young and established galleries with strong emerging and mid-career artists.
Aqua Art Miami continues this tradition established in 2005, attracting increasingly diverse and distinguished exhibitors while retaining the fair’s signature relaxed vibe and lively energy. Aqua’s unique environment – in a classic South Beach hotel with spacious exhibition rooms that open onto a breezy, intimate courtyard – has become a favorite gathering spot for collectors, curators and art lovers to discover fresh talent and acquire new works while exchanging cultural ideas and forming meaningful connections.
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April 19 - May 24, 2014
The Altered Book Show/Silent Auction includes over 100 Bay Area Artists who use discarded books to create unique “book art objects.” The bookworks are offered in a Silent Auction for five weeks, closing with a Live Auction where they are auctioned off to the highest bidder.
anuary 30th 2014 - April 11th 2014
Curated By: Rhiannon Alpers and Peter Linenthal
FeaturedArtists: Rhiannon Alpers, John Hersey, Peter Linenthal, Wendy MacNaughton, Shannon May, Jane Wattenberg
Illustrators continue one of the oldest human traditions: making
story-telling pictures. Both prehistoric images painted on cave walls and medieval illuminated manuscripts show the work of the human hand, but we live in a different world. The invention of printing and advances in
reproduction techniques bring us images that are less handmade, and computer programs can generate images on their own. The fact that a person actually made the pictures we see is less and less obvious.
Paradoxically, pictures have become increasingly powerful and pervasive in our interconnected world. Books, offering a sustained engagement and physical experience electronic media can’t give, are printed more than ever before. In graphic novels and manga, illustration becomes more important than text. We live in a visual age where pictures constantly bridge cultural borders.
“STEAMED” features innovative artworks by the Department of Art + Architecture Faculty that explore realms of the S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines and reveals the ways in which artists experiment, investigate and solve problems much like scientists.
A new book our from the 500 series, and I'm thrilled to have to 2 pieces selected in it. Out September 3rd, it's available on amazon.com and other book sales sites. I'm featured on pages 219 and 297 of the book.
Everyone who loved the original 500 Handmade Books will eagerly dip into this visually dynamic follow-up.
June 21- August 2, 2013
Abecedarian Gallery, Denver
The works in Narrative Threads utilize visible threads (as opposed to the structural/functional use of thread for binding) to tell their tales. Of intimate scale, the narrative each presents take a back seat to the tactile invitations extended by color, texture and sheer loveliness.
The Art of the Book: 8th Annual Exhibition of Handmade Artist Books, Altered Books and Book-related Materials
MAY 1 - MAY 31, 2013
23 Sunnyside Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
Reception for the artists: Friday, May 3, 6-8pm
With 35 artists in the exhibition, the goal is to explore every approach possible, from sublime fine press offerings to those who use books themselves as material to even broader conceptual uses of books that explore our associations to their form, content and physical presence.
4th Annual Altered Book and Book Arts Show
April 20, 2013 – May 25, 2013
Come see the work of over 100 Bay Area artists who make use of old, discarded books to create unique “book art objects” including collage, mixed media, handmade artist books, book sculpture, jewelry, book boxes, hanging mobiles and “altered books”.
March 23- June 1, 2013
Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA
Innovations in Contemporary Crafts is a juried exhibition of California artists. The show explores innovations in the traditional craft mediums of ceramics, wood, glass, metal, fiber, enamel, paper and jewelry. We survey artists who are forward thinking in their approach to materials and application. The juror is Monica Moses, Editor in Chief of American Craft magazine.
Her most recent series is called Specimen Books and it really pushes the idea of what artist books are to a whole new level.
Exploding the Codex: The Theater of the Book
June 1- August 31, 2012
held at San Francisco Center for the Book
Exploding the Codex explores information and presentation: in our lifetime, we have seen an incredible change in the way information is presented. As information becomes digitized, our relationship to information and access is evolving. The form of information is a large part of how we interpret the story. Despite the proliferation of digital information, there will always be room in our lives for theater, and for the privacy of the printed word and the luxury of paper between our fingertips. Books are monuments to consciousness and begin collective conversations that evolve our culture and our perception of ourselves in the world. As the Codex explodes so does our perception of our place in the world.
San Diego Book Arts Fourth National Juried Exhibition
May 26 - July 8, 2012
held at University of California San Diego, Geisel Library
The San Diego Book Arts will hold their Third National Juried Exhibition of works of art in book form at UC San Diego’s Geisel Library from May 29 to July 4, 2010. The exhibition, which is co-sponsored by UCSD’s Mandeville Special Collections Library, will feature more than 60 works of art, ranging from limited edition fine press books and mixed media art objects to silkscreen and woodcut works that take their creative cue from the book format.