Sunday, February 28, 2010

Building by the Book--Opening Reception

Book Artists Respond to Architecture & Design
March 1 - May 1, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: March 5, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30
Free Admission

In conjunction with Philagrafika 2010: the Graphic Unconscious, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, collaborating with the Philadelphia Center for the Book, presents an exhibition of contemporary book arts produced in response to Athenaeum research collections.

See the work of artists:
Aimee Denault
Karen Hanmer
John Magnan
Claire Owen
Pia Pizzo
Donald Rattner

219 S. 6th St.

Competition and Exhibition Generously Funded by the Beneficia Foundation

Warning: Graphic Content

First Person Arts (FPA) and the Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) present Warning: Graphic Content on Tuesday, March 9 at 7pm, as part of Philagrafika and One Book, One Philadelphia. This multimedia presentation explores the genre of the graphic memoir across multiple forms. Three leading artists– Daniel Heyman, Jamar Nicholas, and Josh Neufeld – will present their work and discuss how they create it. A screening of the film Persepolis, based on the graphic memoir by Marjane Satrapi, will follow the discussion.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7pm

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Tickets are $15 ($10 for First Person Arts and BMFI members)
Advanced tickets available online only at

To read more click here.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Reminder: Members & Friends Meeting This Week

Women's Studio Workshop Presentation
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 / 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street, Room 108

Women's Studio Workshop, in Rosendale, New York, has been publishing artists' books since 1979 and to date has produced over 180 titles. In conjunction with the exhibit at the Free Library, Book is a book is a book is a book. Or is it? 30 Years of Publishing -- A Selection of Artists' Books from Women's Studio Workshop, the founders of WSW, Ann Kalmbach and Tatana Kellner, will give a presentation on the history of WSW and the opportunities for artists there. This will be followed by a tour of the exhibit and reception. For information about WSW, visit

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Story is the Thing--International Call for Entry

ACT Writers Centre
Call for entries for an exhibition of artists’ books with a story component.

The theme of the exhibition is “The Story Is The Thing”. The story component of entries may be the creation of the book artist, or it may be a collaboration (for example, a writer provides the story and a book artist makes the book). The books can be sculptural in form and can be made of materials not usually associated with books.

Books can be offered for sale.

Important Dates
Closing date for entry forms: April, 26, 2010
Notification of successful entries:
May 3, 2010
Selected books to be received: May 13-20, 2010
Opening of exhibition: 5:30 pm, May 27, 2010
Exhibition dates: May 27–June 6 (Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday and Sundays 1pm–4pm)
Exhibited books to be returned: June 9, 2010

For more details please click here.

Job Posting: Bookbinder Position in Houston, Texas

A bookbinder position is available in Houston, Texas. Candidate must have experience in hand case bookbinding. Flexible hours, starting pay is $12.50/hour. Opportunity to learn letterpress, offset printing. Contact

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Video of a Paper-cutting Creation

More than 20 hours of meticulous paper-cutting, in creating just one map by artist/illustrator Julie Marabelle, squashed into a little more than 2 minutes of film.

Off the Page: Artist's Books and Limited Editions

Stuart Country Day School
January 28-March 4, 2010
Gallery Hours: 8am-6pm
For address and directions click here.

Artist and curator Rebecca Kelly brings together: Eileen Foti, Miriam Schaer, Mark Wangberg, Debra Weier, Sarah Stengle, Elizabeth Mackie, and Maryann J. Riker.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Call for Silent Auction Donations

The Print and Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia's annual Robert Looney Memorial Event and Silent Auction is set to take place on Friday evening, March 19, 2010. This year’s speaker is Timothy Rub, the new director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His topic is “Prints and Printmaking in the 21st Century.”

The lecture is at 6:00 and the reception/silent auction is from 7-8:30.

The Print and Picture Collection is currently accepting donations--a small book, drawing, print or photo that you would feel comfortable with having sold for $50--for their "affordable art" silent auction to take place that night. The bidding on everything will start at $50 or less. Hopefully bidding will go higher. And if anything isn’t sold that evening, they hope you’ll let them keep it on hand to sell for $50 in the future. Of course, all proceeds will benefit the Print and Picture Collection.

Deadline for all the donations: Friday, March 5th.
Please deliver your items to the Print and Picture Collection (open 9 to 5, Monday through Friday).

Please e-mail a 96 dpi file of the donated work to Karen Lightner,
They are planning to mount pictures of the donated work on their website

This event is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Print and Picture Collection and is held in memory of Robert F. Looney, the Free Library’s respected graphic arts curator from 1963 to 1986. He assembled a remarkable collection of fine art prints and photographs from local as well as nationally known artists.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Zine Machine

Zine Machine: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 6:00pm - 9:00pm

In honor of featured graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, PMG will host a night of zine-making, presentations by notable local zine artists, and a private viewing of the exhibition Etchings: Works on Paper by Isaiah Zagar. Art supplies and locally-brewed beer will be provided; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own interesting art materials and refreshments for their evening of graphic arts in the Garden. Guest zine-artists include Mark Price, publisher of Zine of the Month Club, Anni Altshuler and Leah Mackin of Holly Hobby, Jenni Drozdek, Michael Gerkovich and Gregory Labold.

$10/Adults, $8/PMG Members
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147, 215-733-0390

Monday, February 1, 2010

Abington Arts Center Solo Series

In conjunction with Philagrafika 2010--an exposition of contemporary art
that references printmaking in dynamic, unexpected ways--join the Abington Art Center to celebrate their Solo Series, featuring Jill Allen, Cynthia Back, Bruce Campbell, and Mickie Rosen.

Opening Party
Sunday, February 7; 3-6pm
FREE Admission
Wine bar $3

February 6 to April 18, 2010
Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

[image: Cynthia Back]

Democratic Multiples: Comics, Zines, Prints, and Books

Democratic Multiples: Comics, Zines, Prints, and Books is an exhibition showcasing artists who create affordable multiples. It is curated by current MFA Book Arts students, Lara Henderson and Mandy Dunn.

February 1st - 12th,
Gallery 224 at the University of the Arts,
333 S. Broad Street

Reception and book sale February 5th from 5:30 to 7:30