Monday, November 10, 2008

Alabama Bound: Contemporary Fine Press and Artists’ Books

October 10, 2008 – April 12, 2009
Mobile Museum of Art
Mobile, Alabama

Book Arts are the skills including calligraphy, binding, writing, painting and hand-set printing which enable individual artists and artists in collaboration in the creation of handmade, limited edition or one-of -a-kind books.

The 49 works in this exhibition are the product of book artists and teams of skilled artisans, many graduates of the M.F.A. in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama, who have studied or reside in Alabama. The show was curated by Billie Goodloe.

Artists include: Cathleen A. Baker, Frank Brannon, Jr., Billy Collins, Cade Collum, Mickey Cleverdon, John Cleverdon, Anna Embree, Louise Lawrence Foster, Suzanne F. Gray, Glenn House, Sr., Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Ellen Knudson, Wayne McNeil, Steve Miller, Paul Moxon, Tut Altman Riddick, Ian Robertson, Mary Ann Sampson, Luis Francisco Diaz Sanchez, R.T. Smith, Charlotte Wegrzynowski, Mary Wehner

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Deadline October 31: Atlanta Printmakers' Studio Residency

Atlanta Printmakers Studio is pleased to announce the Emerging Artist Residency, and encourages all interested artists to apply. This residency will provide the resources necessary for emerging artists to complete a printmaking project that they propose. See the Atlanta Printmakers studio website for more details!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Making Faulkner Suite into a Book

SEGBW member, Mary Ann Sampson, recently presented an essay "Making Faulkner Suite into a Book" at the Faulkner/Chopin Conference held at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Giraradeau, Missouri. Dr. Sue Brannan Walker, Poet Laureate of Alabama, authored Faulkner Suite and Ms. Sampson letterpress printed and bound an edition of fifty copies of the book. Dr. Don H. Doyle, McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, wrote the Foreword to the book.

Mary Ann Sampson
The One-Eye Opera Co.
Ragland, Alabama

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Student Bookworks Call for Entry

Abecedarian Gallery, in Denver, CO will be hosting an exhibition
of student bookworks in Januaray 2009. Full details are available
at, click on the Opportunities for Artists
link to download PDF of the prospectus. Or, send an email with
"Student Show prospectus" in the subject line to:

Alicia Bailey
Abecedarian Gallery
artists' books & prints
910 Santa Fe, Unit #101
Denver, CO 80204

phone: 303.534.1038
fax: 303.479.9556

Women's Studio Workshop: Artist Opportunities: Application Deadlines Drawing Near!

Women's Studio Workshop is a visual arts organization with specialized studios in printmaking, hand papermaking, ceramics, letterpress printing, photography, and book arts. Our artist opportunities include fellowships, residencies, and internships, so don't miss these upcoming application deadlines

October 15
Studio Fellowship

Work in our studios creating a new body of work during this partially subsidized opportunity.
January - March, May - June

November 1
Ceramics Fellowship

Create your own work while contributing to our annual ceramic fundraiser during this partially subsidized opportunity.
January - June

November 15
Artist's Book Residency

Grant funding to produce a limited edition book work, between 50-100 copies.
January - March, May - June

Art-in-Education Fellowship
Opportunity to work in the studios in exchange for teaching silkscreen, etching, or papermaking to local public school students.
April - June

Ceramics Internship
Internship including stipend and housing for emerging artist assisting throwing, glazing, firing, & studio maintenence in preperation for annual ceramics fundraiser.
January - February

For further Information:
Women's Studio Workshop
PO Box 489
Rosendale, NY 12472


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Don't Forget: Pressing South Call for Entries

Deadline for entries: October 7, 2008

An exhibition co-sponsored by UNC Wilmington’s Department of Art & Art History and the UNCW Publishing Lab. This call for entries is an opportunity for all practicing letterpress artists in this region to submit their work for an exhibtion showcasing contemporary letterpress printing across the southeastern United States.

For details, visit the website:

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fall Classes at Atlanta Printmakers' Studio!

APS schedules an ongoing rotation of classes and workshops, covering a variety of printmaking topics. Unless specified otherwise, classes are held at the APS studio. Class sizes are kept small in order to provide the best working environment, so register early to secure your place.

Fall Classes at APS include: Etching, Monotype, Letterpress, Alternative Screenprint, and Letterpress Finesse.

For more information, see the Atlanta Printmakers' Studio website:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

BookOpolis 2008 Open Call for Artists' Books and Prints

Call for Artists' Books and Prints:
September 15-19, 2008
Artists working in the book form may submit up to two pieces for exhibit. Entry fee s $10 per piece. Artwork received after September 19 will be displayed at the discretion of the curator.

BookWorks 4th Annual BookOpolis Exhibition:
September 26 and 27, 2008
Mark your calendars for BookOpolis 2008, September 26 and 27. This is a not-to-be-missed event for all lovers of book arts. Free and open to the public, join us to celebrate this explosion of artists' books and meet many of the artists. BookOpolis 2007 hosted over 90 books and broadsides!

BookOpolis 2008: Schedule of Events
September 26, Friday
6 pm – 9 pm • Exhibition Opening and Reception

September 27, Saturday

5 pm – 7 pm • Bookbinding and Letterpress Demos
7 pm – 9 pm • Exhibit Viewing Hours

9 pm – 1 am • Music! Dancing! Screenprinting!

For more information,

Saturday, August 16, 2008

19th Century Pocket Diaries and their Diarists

An exhibition entitled, 19th Century Pocket Diaries and their Diarists will be presented in the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Exhibition dates: 26th August--19 December, 2008
Jessica Lacher-Feldman, Bridget Elmer, and Larry Lou Foster will speak on the evening of 7 October, 2008 at 6:30 pm.

Speakers will discuss the history/evolution of the structure, technology of producing a pocket diary, and the printed matter inside the diaries, what makes a pocket diary a pocket diary, the bridge between the old diaries and new technology, and the diarists, Mr. William Cooper, Mr. Thomas Hobbs, Mr. W. S. Woodward, and Mr. James Mccleary: 2 men critical to the Southern Cause in the War Between the States, and 2 men critical to the North in the same conflict.

There will be refreshments, and music (from CD) of a local re-enactment band called the 5th Alabama Infantry Regimental Band.

Hecho a Mano: Book Arts of Latin America

This exhibit includes nearly 100 handmade books from Cuba, Mexico and Argentina, recently acquired by Wilson Library at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The exhibit will include books made by three collectives that provide training and a livelihood for their members:

  • Taller Leñateros ("Woodlanders' Workshop"), in San Cristobal de las Casas, in Chiapas, Mexico. Mexican poet Ambar Past founded the collective in 1975 after she became interested in preserving the Mayan language Tzotzil that she was learning from local women.
  • Ediciones Vigía in Matanzas, Cuba, which produces elaborate and artistic books with craft and copier paper, crayons, and items donated by international visitors.
  • Eloisa Cartonera in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The collective purchases cardboard from "cartoneros," or cardboard scavengers, and transforms it into brightly painted covers for modest editions of books.

Also on view will be fine press artists' books from Mexico and Argentina, along with works by Argentine graphic artist and poet Ral Veroni, and by Mexican print maker and artist Artemio Rodríguez.

On exhibit through October 12, 2008

Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room, Wilson Library
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Free and open to the public

For more information about the exhibit, materials, and related articles, please visit:

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pressing South: Call for Entries


An exhibition co-sponsored by UNC Wilmington’s Department of Art & Art History and the UNCW Publishing Lab. This call for entries is an opportunity for all practicing letterpress artists in this region to submit their work for an exhibtion showcasing contemporary letterpress printing across the southeastern United States.

For details, visit the website:

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Ruth Laxson: Life is a Page — Extended Dates

Ruth Laxon: Life is a Page exhibit is extended through Saturday, July 19, 2008. Closing party will be from 6 to 8 pm. Ann Frellsen said that she and friends saw the exhibit and she highly recommends it. Go to these links to see images and reviews of the exhibition.

Marcia Wood Gallery — Ruth Laxson

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Photos from 2008 Paper and Book Intensive

If you are interested in seeing photos from this year's PBI at Arrowmont in Tenneesee, you may want to check out Sarah Marshall's Flickr photostream:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

SEGBW Members at Paper and Book Intensive

Above: Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers photographed at PBI 2008 at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
From left: Anna Embree, Ann Frellsen, Sarah Marshall, Kathy O'Meara Magnuson, Maggi Johnsen, Sharon Sharp

Above: Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers photographed at PBI 2007 at OxBow in Saugatuck, Michigan
From left: Laura Thomson, Karen Hanmer, Ann Frellsen, Andrew Huot, Ellen Knudson, Anna Embree

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ruth Laxson: Life is a Page

Ruth Laxson, the world-renowned Atlanta book artist, just announced that she will have an exhibition of all her books at the Marcia Wood Gallery starting on May 29th.

Ruth Laxson: Life is a Page
May 29 - July 5, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday May 29, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Marcia Wood Gallery
263 Walker Street
Atlanta, Georgia 730313

See more info at:

Monday, April 28, 2008

Call for Proposals and Entries from Lark Books

I'm looking for a variety of attractive, innovative projects for a book on green book making.

Book projects should—in some way—use recycled materials for the cover and/or pages of each book. Use of other recycled materials (for stitching, binding, etc.) is encouraged, but not required. If you want to use new linen thread, don't worry. Use of post-consumer papers is encouraged, as is mindful use & consumption of new materials.

Recycled Materials for Covers—recycled books, tin, plastic, wood, cloth, papers & cardboards of all kinds.

Materials for Pages—junk mail, dried & cleaned teabags, coffee filters (I have some if you need them), post-consumer papers, wrapping papers, new post consumer content papers, recycled office memos, tea bags (I seem to drink a lot of tea), & pages from other books.

Binding Styles—long stitch, stab bindings, coil binding, other stitches, rings, brads, heck, even using long thorns to hold the pages together might work.

If you'd like to receive information, send an email directly to me or Beth Sweet, to be added to the list.

The specifics will be coming late in the month.

Terry Taylor
Senior Editor, Lark Books

Feathers, Fins & Foliage: Artist Books on Florida

LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts in Tallahassee, Florida, is seeking submissions for a juried exhibition of handmade artist books embracing themes of Florida's natural resources - places, animals, and plants.

This exhibition will be presented in conjunction with LeMoyne's annual exhibition of jewelry.

Postmark deadline for entries: July 11, 2008
Exhibition dates: October 3-26, 2008

Eligibility: Open to artist books of any medium and style created as either an edition or one-of-a-kind. Open to all living artists who reside in the North America over 18 years of age. Artwork must have been completed within the last 3 years.

Prospectus and entry form may be found at

Contact Beth Lee,, or Julia DeHoff, 850-224-9751, if you have questions or need more information.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Paper and Book Intensive At Arrowmont: Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Paper and Book Intensive
Arrowmont • Gatlinburg, Tennessee
May 14 – 25, 2008

Now celebrating its twenty-fifth year, Paper & Book Intensive is a working sabbatical for practitioners and motivated beginners in the book arts, papermaking, and conservation. Daily class sessions are combined with lectures, discussions, and shared meals, to promote unusual levels of exchange and inspiration. PBI 2008 is an opportunity to visit well-known Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. Link to the PBI online information here:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Edible Books in Decatur, Georgia, at Wordsmiths Books

Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta and the Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invite you to unleash your imagination as you cook up a culinary creation with literary inspiration!!!

The 5th Annual Edible Book Festival
At Wordsmiths Books
Downtown Decatur, GA, on the Square
Saturday, March 29

Set-up: 2:30pm to 3:00pm
Display: 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Judging and tasting at 4:00pm
Prizes to be Awarded

Exhibitor registration:
Amateur Division: $5.00 per entry
Professional Division: $25.00 per entry
Limit of 2 entries per division

To register, visit or send a check with your registration form to Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta: 246 Sycamore Street, Suite 110, Decatur, GA 30030

All proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta in its effort to increase adult literacy. Registration fees are tax deductible.

Edible Books in Sewanee, Tennessee, University of the South

The Artist's Handbook, Loganberry Books, Shaker Heights, Ohio

Clear and Present Danger, New Hampshire Institute of Art Library

Do you devour books? Maybe you’d like to make one that others devour!

Enter DuPont Library’s Third

The library is proud to announce our participation in this international festival, which started in 2000 and which has been growing in popularity each year. Everyone is invited to submit an entry or entries.

The Rules: Make edible art that has something to do with books.

The Date: April 1 — Bring entries and the book you’re representing by 10 am Judging will commence at 1. The Public is invited to view between 11 and 3:30. At 3:30 the eating begins. You’re invited, even if you don’t enter.

The Place: The Dupont Library lobby

Categories: 12 and under; 13 and older

The Prizes: Gift Certificates to the bookstore will be awarded for:
Best in Show, Best Representation of a Banned Book, Best Children’s Book, Wittiest Book, Best Sewanee Book

For ideas, visit: University Book and supply Store (for Sewanee Authors)

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