Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Scissors: Pop-Up An Exhibition of Original Moveable and Handmade Books


The Florida Craftsmen Association (located in St. Petersberg, Florida) is hosting an exhibition of pop-up and movable books. The show features work from many pop-up and book artists. Members of the SEGBW that have work in the show are:

Emily Tipps

The exhibition runs September 18 – October 31, 2009. Link to the exhibition is here. If your work is also in this exhibit and you are a current SEGBW member, please let us know -- we'll be glad to put your name and images of your work on this blog!

For now, way to go Emily!!!

Letterpress Printing & Bookbinding at the University of South Alabama
Top: Books by Mary Ann Sampson; Above: Books by Louise L. Foster

Letterpress and playbills as well as hand binding will be on display at the University of South Alabama Library, third floor gallery display cases September 1, 2009 - December 18, 2009. Mary Ann Sampson began making unique books after participating in a conceptual bookmaking workshop with Keith Smith at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. Sampson gradually incorporated her books into small theatrical settings. Louise L. Foster is a self-employed book conservator and does hand binding, repair and paper decoration. She studied under Don Glaister and Wesley Baker in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama. Ian Robertson does fine letterpress printing of books, broadsides and ephemera with an emphasis on typography and composition. He is self-taught with the great help of outstanding mentors in topography, printing and illustration. The public is invited to view their works during library hours:

Link to the exhibition here. Mary Ann Sampson and Louise L. Foster are both members of the Southeastern Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

Way to go, ladies!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Meeting

The Friends of Dard Hunter will have their 21st annual meeting, In the Spirit of Dard Hunter, the Art & Craft of Hand Papermaking, in Atlanta, Georgia on October 14th–18th. The meeting is hosted by the Robert C. Williams Museum of Hand Papermaking, Home of the Dard Hunter Collection.

For information on registration, this year's presentations, the auction or Saturday night Banquet, visit the conference information page. Conference Information
Posted by Amy C. LeePard, Painted Bunting Books

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Handmade Paper Workshop

Handmade Paper Workshop with Local Plants and Fibers

October 3–4, 2009
Instructors: Gibby Waitzkin and Georgia Deal
Workshop will be held at Sarvisberry Studio located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Floyd, Virginia. Explore the process of papermaking using ancient and innovative techniques. Instructors will guide participants through:
• Fiber harvesting and prep
• Screen pouring
• Composition and layout
• Embedding botanicals (bring your own flowers and found objects)
• Final preservation

Workshop cost: $250.00 includes instruction, lunch, supplies, and your own creations!

For workshop registration, please visit For more information contact Gibby Waitzkin: or 540-745-6330. For hotel accommodations go to or