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Mare Made exhibition

8.19.17 - 1.19.18 | Mare Made exhibition

Mare Made, spans over 4 decades of the work of local artist Mare Blocker. Teacher, mentor, writer, illustrator, printer and book artist, Mare Blocker’s work incorporates wit, humor, personal reflection and commentary about our world using a variety of techniques, formats and materials. In her own words:”In 1979, I made my first trip to th  Read more...

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Sarah Horowitz Exhibit

9.7.17 - 10.30.17 | Sarah Horowitz Exhibit

Wildflowers of Chelan County by Sarah Horowitz who collaborated with essayist Tim McNulty as well as local papermaking and binding artisans on a limited-edition book on the wildflowers of Chelan County. Horowitz drew, etched, printed, and hand-colored each of the twenty--three plates for this 40-book edition at her studio in Peshastin, Wa  Read more...

Miller Library, CUH Seattle 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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OPEN·SET Binding Exhibition

9.8.17 - 10.28.17 | OPEN·SET Binding Exhibition

OPEN • SET showcases fifty books that represent a variety in style and structural approach of finely crafted design bookbinding. Participants could choose to bind the SET book or a book of their choice, the OPEN category. Forty artists from around the globe are represented. The Competition The OPEN·SET competition was developed in response to the burgeoning interest in finely crafted design bookbinding in the United States. Sponsored by the American Academy of Bookbinding, binders of all levels and from all over the world were invited to participate. The competition was designed to encourage both new binders and professionals, with an opportunity to win cash prizes. Seventy-nine submissions were received. Catalogs containing a compilation of all the submissions are available for purchase at the FriendShop or directly from the American Academy of Bookbinding. Jurying The submissions went through a formal "Blind Jury" process, in which the judges were unaware who bound each book. All professional binders, the Jurors were Cathy Adelman, David Esslemont, and Eleanore Ramsey. They awarded cash prizes for First, Second and Third places. There are also several bindings that were given a "Highly Commendable" designation, particular to a notable feature in the book.  Read more...

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Tour of OPEN • SET Exhibition

October 24, 2017 | Tour of OPEN • SET Exhibition

Lang Ingalls, Exhibition Coordinator, will conduct a tour of the OPEN·SET exhibition and examine several bindings. Ingalls will focus on books that have special features and that perfectly exemplify the art of design binding. Attendees will have an opportunity to examine the bindings more closely with guidance by Ingalls. Co-hosted by the  Read more...

BAG Lecture

Richard Minsky on Richard Minsky

October 25, 2017 | Richard Minsky on Richard Minsky

Material Meets Metaphor Legendary book artist, book scholar, and founder of the Center for Book Arts in New York, Richard Minsky lectures about his life in book arts and the evolution of his creative process. Richard Minsky is a book artist and book scholar. In 1974 he funded the Center for Book Arts in New York. In 2010, Yale University  Read more...

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