Sunday, October 25, 2009

15the Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium and Exhibition

The 15th Annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium and Exhibition
I and Thou, The Book as Community
The Symposium is Friday, Nov. 6th from 8:30 am to 5 pm at the John Cotton Dana Library at Rutgers-Newark.

Featured artists include Two Girls Working: Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki, Margot Lovejoy, Ken Montgomery, Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan. There will also be a panel discussion with Tatana Kellner and Ann Kalmbach (Women's Studio Workshop), Karen McDermott (Book Arts Roundtable) and Linda Helm Krapf (Printmaking Council of New Jersey). Also presenting: Esther Smith, Sarah Stengle, Judith K. Brodsky, Michael Joseph and Karen Guancione.

Amanda Thackray is the curator for an exciting accompanying exhibition that runs through January 22, 2010. It features the work of over 20 artists including collaborative projects.

For more information click here.

Registration deadline: November 1

Book Paper Scissors 2009

Book Paper Scissors
Saturday, December 5, 2009
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street

Don't miss Philadelphia Center for the Book's most successful annual event! Book Paper Scissors is an artists' book fair, free and open to the public. This festive event features prints, artists' books, handmade paper, zines, origami, blank books, and paper sculpture and jewelry. If it's paper-based art, it's here. Book and paper workshops will also be offered at the Library the day of the fair.

Click here to download the registration form and table application (due October 30).

Pages of Pandemonium

The University of the Arts
MFA II Book Arts/Printmaking
Works in Progress Show

October 26-November 13, 2009
Reception Friday, October 30, 5-8pm

Anderson Hall, Second Floor-Gallery 224
333 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Sunday, October 18, 2009

ABotM--Call for Entry

The Art Gallery of York University is now accepting submissions to the AGYU Artists Book of the Moment competition.

Following the closing deadline, their panel of adjudicators will assess all submissions. Taking into consideration the jury's eclectic tastes, a selection of the books will be deemed worthy of the AGYU ABotM designation--a rare honor indeed!

The singular book that rises to the top of the ABotM will receive a cash award of $1,500 (Canadian funds).

Submission deadline is January 18, 2010.

For submission guidelines, please visit:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

BYOTY Book Fair

This Saturday, October 17 from noon to 6pm join book artists and zinesters at the Little Berlin Gallery's B.Y.O.T.Y Book Fair, 119 W. Montgomery St., Philadelphia, PA. For more info, visit:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

First Person Salon

Born and raised in the South as a first generation Korean American, West Philadelphia resident (and PCB member) Charlene Kwon’s graphic stories frequently involve heat, sweat and alienation. At the Salon, she will present slides from her memoir, Hey Mom I Told My Therapist About You, and will discuss why she chose the graphic novel/artist book medium. She will finish with a reading of “Trees,” which also appears in the book. Her story “Trees” was a finalist in Glimmer Train Press’s Family Matters competition and is currently a finalist for the Flatmancrooked Prize for Excellent Writing Done During a Period of Great Fiscal Renewal. She was awarded a Dean’s Fellowship from Columbia University where she completed her MFA in 2007. Hey Mom I Told My Therapist About You was in an exhibition by the Philadelphia Center for the Book titled Stretching the Spine: Books on Health and Healing at Hahnemann Library.  The book is about her mom’s disappearance from 2001 to 2003.

Date: October 14th
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm (doors at 7:00)
Location: Laurie Beechman Cabaret, 601 S. Broad St.
Cost: $8

ADVANCE PURCHASE of Salon Tickets Strongly recommended:

For more information please visit:

Workshop with Pati Scobey

Here is your chance to sign up for a workshop offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers with the talented printmaker Pati Scobey. Entitled "The Printed Page: Hand Printing Techniques," the workshop will be held November 14 & 15 at the University of the Arts, 333 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia.

Investigate the interaction of image and sequence while experimenting with hand printing techniques. Students will learn a form of water-based printing that will allow them to develop a vocabulary of interchangeable printing components comprised of collagraphs and individual stencils. These components will be used as improvisational tools during the printing process. Printing instruction will emphasize the manipulation of inks and color to achieve desired results. The workshop will culminate in each participant's creation of a print series or printed pages for a future book.

Workshop Fee: Members and Non-members $200.
Materials Fee: $35 (payable to the instructor)

To hold a spot, make a check out to:

The Guild of Book Workers
and mail it to:
Alice Austin
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Please include your name, email address, and phone number.

Building by the Book--Artists Selected

Many thanks to all who participated in Building by the Book: Book Artists Respond to Architecture and Design. Congratulations to the six artists whose proposals were selected for the Athenaeum of Philadelphia project. They were chosen from an impressive group of 29 entries.
Aimee Denault, Philadelphia
Karen Hanmer, Glenview, IL
John Magnan, New Bedford, MA
Claire Owen, Philadelphia
Pia Pizzo, Long Beach, CA
Donald Rattner, New York, NY
The exhibition will run from Monday, March 1 to Saturday, May 1, 2010.
The formal opening exhibition will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 from 5pm to 7pm.

As part of Philagrafika 2010: the Graphic Unconscious, the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Philadelphia Center for the Book, issued a call for entry for book artists to respond to selected works from the Athenaeum’s legacy research collection of architecture and design.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Miniature Artists' Books--Call for Entry

The United States Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan has invited Suzanne Reese Horvitz and Robert Roesch to curate an exhibition of Miniature Artists' Books by American Artists. The exhibition will be an official part of the Baku Biennial opening December 11, 2009. The U.S. exhibit will be held in the “Museum Center” (the former Lenin Museum), which is the main museum on the waterfront in downtown Baku. This is one of the central places for work by Biennial participants to be displayed. They plan to include 50 small books and would like to exhibit books that could be donated at the exhibition's close and become a permanent part of the Azerbaijan Museum’s collection.

*Books must be no larger than 3 or 4 inches in any one dimension.
*Books can be “one of a kind” or part of a limited edition.
They have a small budget but will be able to pay up to $100 for work or works by each artist.

If you are interested in participating, please email a description of the
miniature book or books that you would like to exhibit, and please
include a few jpegs of each book to: Suzanne or Robert

All images must be received through email by October 15

For more information about Baku and the Museum Center visit:,30/lang,en/

Book Bombs Shelter

October 9, 2009: Book Bombs Shelter, collaborative public art project by Mary Tasillo and Michelle Wilson, part of the Welcome House Project. Love Park, 15th and JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia. Free and open to the public.

For more information visit Book Bombs.

Paper Works!

October 1, 2009-January 15, 2010
Reception: October 8, 5-7pm

For more information visit: