Saturday, May 29, 2010

Letterpress Summer Classes

At The University of the Arts
Letterpress Printmaking on the Platen Press
CE 5110C 1 CE Credit $278
CE 5110N Non-credit $228
Fee $50
Saturday + Sunday, Jun 5 + 6
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Instructor: Donna Globus
Click here for details

At the School of Visual Arts
An Introduction to Letterpress
3.50 CEUs; $470.00
Additional Fees: $145.00
Tuesday, Jun 8 - Aug 10
6:00PM - 9:30PM
Instructor: Dikko Faust
Click here for details

Congratulations to PCB Member Margaux Kent

Margaux Kent, of The Black Spot Books, was featured on the Philly blog UWishUNu.

Check out the article at:
Art For The Cash Poor Spotlight: Margaux Kent

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair 2010

The 11th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference (November 5-7)presents an exciting weekend of events which will examine the evolution of the book as art and the latest innovations and interpretations of this versatile form.

For the first time, this year's Book Arts Fair will also include a contemporary print component which will examine the print form as an independent medium as well as its relationship to the book.

Calls for Presenters, Demonstrators, and Exhibitors are currently posted. Click here for details.


Please join Philadelphia Center for the Book and Space 1026 on Monday, June 21 at 7pm for a screening of the documentary Proceed and Be Bold!

From the filmmakers:
"At 40 years of age, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. abandoned the traditional American Dream to follow his own. Unsatisfied with his comfortable, middle-class life, Amos traded in his computer for a printing press and his white collar for a pair of overalls. Armed with life, liberty, peanuts, and a meager yearly income of $7,000, Amos cranked out a new, mutinous declaration of independence. Proceed and Be Bold! joins Amos for a titillating retelling of his story, while examining the pretensions and provisions of the art world...."

To view the trailer click here.

Space 1026 is located at 1026 Arch Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107


Philadelphia Center for the Book is seeking member artists to participate in an exhibition of artist's books and prints entitled Space and Sequence at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street. Space and Sequence will take place September 14 through October 31, 2010, in an area adjacent to the main lobby of the Library. The exhibit will consist of two rows of 11 cases each, for a total of 22 cases to be filled with the book art and print work of PCB members.

Guest juror, Jae Jennifer Rossman, Assistant Director for Special Collections at the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library (Yale University Library), will select the proposals from among those submitted, and each participating artist will be assigned one entire case to fill. For details please click here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free Esther K Smith Book Arts Workshop

Monday, May 3 | 4-8 pm
ETSY Craft Night
55 Washington St # 512
Dumbo, Brooklyn
or follow along on Etsy Virtual Labs at 5pm

UArts MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibition Chapter II

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Candidates in the MFA Book Arts/Printmaking program
The University of the Arts
Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
Anderson Hall
333 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Chapter II:
May 3-14, 2010
Reception Friday May 7

The University of the Arts 2010 MFA Book Arts/Printmaking Thesis Exhibitions will be held at The University of the Arts' Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in two installments. Opening receptions will be in the gallery from 5:30-8:30 PM on Friday, May 7th for Chapter II.

From traditional to innovative concepts and structures, the exhibitions are the culmination of the artists' work in the two-year MFA program. Traditional, alternative, and experimental bookbinding, printmaking, video, multi-media installations, mixed media, and sculpture form the exhibitions. Within each body of work, the artist challenges the idea of a book and explores narrative concepts.

Exhibiting artists in Chapter II are Amber Chiozza, Donna Globus, Lara Henderson, Jessica Hoffman, and Asa Yoshie.

The University of the Arts' graduate program in Book Arts/Printmaking offers a course of study in which students explore the book as an art form that incorporates two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional structures. It embraces both the rich history of the book and the new processes and forms created by digital technology. Its concept of book arts includes fine-press printing and illustrated texts, visual and verbal narratives, and works that push the idea of a book beyond conventional expectations.


The Printed Image 3
Alice C. Sabatini Gallery (Topeka, KS)
Deadline: June 21, 2010
Click here for details

Paul Johnson Talk This Friday

Friday, May 7 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Mr. Johnson will bring a suitcase of pop-up books to show us. Some of the books are his own and some were made by others, including children. He will discuss the endless power of the book as an aesthetic, architectural form and its special fascination for people of all ages.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Rosner or call Jennifer at: 215-546-3181

Grand Opening of The Bookshop in Old New Castle

Four prominent book sellers have joined forces to open The Bookshop in Old New Castle. Located on the second floor of the historic Opera House at 308 Delaware Street, the shop will sell books on all subjects from each individual store's inventory.

The public grand opening occurred Saturday, May 1, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Accompanied by food and beverages, the bookshop celebration allowed visitors to browse books, visit with the owners, and view the new transformation of the Opera House.

The new shop will be open from 9 am-5 pm, Monday through Saturday.

With the individual stores' locations in Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey, this cooperative bookshop will provide a central location for collectors to purchase books from each store. Each bookseller is a member of the ABAA, and offers unique selections of books characteristic to its specific specialties.