Friday, November 2, 2012

Deadline Extended for Juried Exhibition!

The deadline has been extended for submissions to our SEGBW Juried Exhibition at Asheville BookWorks! Please take note of the revised timeline below.

Timeline
Extended deadline for for entries: November 10, 2012
Announcement of selected work: Nov 20, 2012
Work due to venue: Dec 14, 2012

Eligibility
All book artists working and living in the Southeastern United States are welcome to submit! In addition, all SEGBW members and all BookWorks Co-Op members are welcome to submit. This includes SEGBW members and BookWorks Co-op members living outside of the Southeast.

Submission
Artists may submit up to two (2) works of art completed within the last two years. 

Fee per Artist:
$20.00 for SEGBW and BookWorks Co-op members
$30.00 for non-members

Please fill out the entry form and e-mail your entry and supporting documentation to: SEGBWexhibitions@gmail.com.

Please send your fee (check or money order made out to SEGBW) to:

SEGBW Exhibition
C/O Sonja Rossow
710 Ethan Lane
Prattville, Al 36067

Please see our original post for more extensive information about the call. We look forward to your submissions!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Juried Exhibition Call for Entries

The Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is very pleased to announce a call for entries for an exhibition. Please read the following information and we hope to see your entries soon!

Southeast Guild of Bookworkers (SEGBW)
Juried Exhibition Call For Entries

Eligibility: The Southeast Guild of Book Workers (SEGBW) is pleased to invite all book artists working and living in the Southeastern United States, as well as all SEGBW and BookWorks Co-op members, to enter the exhibition. The exhibition will be held at BookWorks in Asheville, NC January 5–February 24, 2012.

Award: A Best In Show award of $100.00.

Juror: Laurie Corral is founder / director of Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC. In 2004, with a few pieces of equipment in a raw warehouse space, Asheville BookWorks was born. It is home to a vibrant book arts community, where learning and discourse is fostered through classes, exhibits, co-op projects, artists-in-residence; sharing in common an intense appreciation of creativity, print and book arts. Laurie has degrees from West Virginia University, University of Illinois and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Size Limitations: Space is limited. Due to case size and exhibition space, work may not exceed 18” in any direction.

Submission Requirements: All structures of artists’ books, one of a kind or limited editions are eligible. Eligibility is open to all book artist living in the Southeast United States, as well as all SEGBW and BookWorks Co-op members.

Fee per Artist: $20.00 for SEGBW and BookWorks Co-op members, $30.00 for non-members. Artists may submit up to two (2) works of art completed within the last two years.

Up to 3 images are allowed of each work. One full and 2 details. Images should be high quality jpgs, with maximum size of 1500 pixels in any direction. File name must include the artist’s last name followed by the title, i.e. name000.title.jpeg (please abbreviate to a maximum of 10 characters for your name and 8 for the title).

Submission: Please fill out the entry form and e-mail your entry and supporting documentation to: SEGBWexhibitions@gmail.com.

Send your fee to:
SEGBW Exhibition
C/O Sonja Rossow
710 Ethan Lane
Prattville, Al 36067

Check or money order will be accepted. Make them out to SEGBW. You will not be considered entered until the fee arrives and you are notified that your entry was received.

Delivery of Accepted Work: If accepted, artist is responsible for cost of shipping to and from exhibition. All work needs to be at BookWorks by December 14, 2013.

Insurance: Works entered and accepted for exhibition at Asheville BookWorks are protected for fire, water damage and theft. On the entry form please include an insurance value for your work. Please note maximum insurance per work is $250.00.

Conditions: SEGBW reserves the right to refuse any work which differs from the images submitted. Artworks may not be substituted for another work during the run of the exhibition and no works may be picked up prior to the end date of the exhibition.

Timeline:
Due date for entry: Oct 31, 2012 Nov 10, 2012
Announcement of selected work: Nov 20, 2012
Work due to venue: Dec 14, 2012

Click here for the entry form.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Readdressing the Built-in Groove Case with Deborah Howe

The Southeast Guild of Book Workers is pleased to announce a workshop at the Woodruff Library, Emory University, Decatur GA.

Readdressing the Built-in Groove Case with Deborah Howe
September 15 & 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$150 for guild members/$170 for non-members.
This workshop is appropriate for adults of all skill levels. Maximum enrollment is 10. Deadline to register is September 1, 2012.

The reinforced case structure, which is distinguished by an inner connecting material between the spine piece and the boards, is known by many names and can have many variations and applications. Historically, it is seen on German bindings covered with paste paper. Today it is often used in conservation rebinding, as it gives the book a sturdy joint and custom fit case. In decorative bindings it can be used with variation and adapted to create uniquely visual structures. In this class we will explore both aspects of this style.

Participants will produce two bindings. The first will be a conservation style binding, sewn on tapes, with emphasis on the historical context and conservation approaches to rebinding.

The second book will be a design binding, link stitched sewn, where students can explore their creative side. Using a variation of the built-in groove case, the spine and board attachment will have a visually distinctive look that will be different then the classic quarter style binding. Demonstrations and discussions will include endsheet and headband construction, use of adhesives, and vocabulary.

Deborah Howe is the Collections Conservator at Dartmouth College Library. Previously she headed the conservation lab at Northwestern University Library for over 10 years. She has taught classes at Columbia Center for Paper and Book, the Newberry Library and currently teaches bookbinding classes at the Book Arts Workshop at Dartmouth. She is a long standing member of the Guild of Book Workers and on the board of directors of the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio.


How to register for a workshop:
To register, email jessica@papersouvenir.com with your name, address and telephone number. Then, mail a check for the full tuition made out to The Guild of Book Workers to Ann Frellsen, 221 Chelsea Drive Decatur, GA 30030. Your space in the class is only guaranteed upon receipt of full payment, and is on a first come, first serve basis. Deadline to register is September 1, 2012.

Sponsored by The Southeast Guild of Book Workers and Emory University.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Timothy Ely Workshop : Sketchbook : Plan and Action

THE SKETCHBOOK: PLAN AND ACTION with Timothy C. Ely

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012

GORGAS LIBRARY - TUSCALOOSA, AL

9AM - 6PM



Investigate the uses and utility of the artist’s sketchbook. A conceptual tool with a long and venerable history, it was recently celebrated at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum. The sketchbook can serve as a planner, recording device, carrier of scrap, journal, and muse.


THIS ONE DAY WORKSHOP is designed to acquaint the participant with some often overlooked, first principals of the craft of bookbinding as well as provide a platform from which the participant can merge the generation of IDEA and OBSERVATION with the creation of a hand made book. Technique and concept are fused, and so for some, this will become a welcome revelation.


We will fabricate a ‘formal’ codex book with rigid covers. Knowledge of this conceptually flexible book form will ul- timately allow for a great deal of future spontaneous play. These structures are fascinating hybrids, combining a sewn text block with Ely’s development of the drum leaf binding covering techniques.There are many varieties and actions and time is provided to discuss numerous facets of the book building and thinking operations.We will discuss some surface design on covering materials, possible variants on format and engage in the mark making materials that form a foundation for exciting and durable archiving. Some of this material is being revealed here for the first time.


This workshop will crack the code for you. On completion, you will have an expanded working vocabulary and will be able to explore with familiarity the manuals and literature that surrounds this subject.The world of bookbinding becomes your oyster.


BIO Timothy Ely has been a student and scholar of the sketchbook form since the late 1960’s. He received an MFA in Design from the University of Washington in 1975 and since that time has been making unique manu- script books, sketchbooks & archives and has been active in teaching the art of the book. He is represented by Granary Books in New York City. His books are in public, private, and secret collections planet wide. He lives in Colfax,Washington.



Sponsored by Painted Bunting Books, Curly Head Press,

and The University of Alabama’s MFA in the Book Arts Program



TO REGISTER

Email Amy LeePard at Amy.LeePard@gmail.com with your name, address and telephone number. Then, mail a check for the full tuition of $70 made out to Amy LeePard. Send to 2315 7th Street, Northport, Alabama 35476. Your space in the class is only guaranteed upon receipt of full payment, and is on a first come, first serve basis. Materials kit available for an additional fee. A materials and supplies list will be sent upon registration.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE : FEBRUARY 24th




Friday, January 13, 2012

Painting Books with Beck Whitehead-A papermaking workshop

The Southeast Guild of Book Workers is proud to announce this exciting workshop!!

Painting Books with Beck Whitehead

A papermaking workshop

March 24 & 25, 2012 10 a.m.- 4 p.m

Lost Arch Papermill at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

$150 general public

$130 for guild members

Discover image and design techniques used to create handmade paper for book binding, printmaking, or as an end in itself. Surface, shape, color and texture can be used to expand the possibilities of any art technique that uses paper as a base. Demonstrations and discussion will include fiber selection and preparation, pigmenting pulp, sheet forming options, making and using stencils to create images with pulp, and creating decorative patterns. This process can be used to create multiple sheets for an edition or one-of-a-kind images. Beautiful sheets will evolve as you explore pulp painting techniques.

Beck Whitehead is a graduate of Trinity University and The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she received her MFA in 1980. She has taught papermaking since 1988 including workshops at Arrowmont, Pyramid Atlantic and Haystack. Her work has been exhibited around the country including Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts and the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum. She is the Chair of the Paper & Book Arts at the Southwest School of Art in San Antonio, Texas.

To register, email jessica@papersouvenir.com with your name, address and telephone number. Then, mail a check for the full tuition made out to The Guild of Book Workers to Jessica Peterson, PO BOX 132, Gordo, Alabama. Your space in the class is only guaranteed upon receipt of full payment, and is on a first come, first serve basis.

Co-sponsored by the MFA Book Arts Program at The University of Alabama and The Southeast Guild of Bookworkers.