Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NEW Summer Book Arts Workshop Series

PCB is pleased to present our Summer Book Arts Workshop Series from book artists Erin Sweeney, Donna Globus and Tara O'Brien. Take just one class or become a master with all three! Each workshop will create a standard sized book form that will culminate in a final enclosure structure and will teach skills that build with every additional class.

July 23 to August 27, 2011
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Individual Class Fee: $75 for members and $95 for non-members, plus materials fee. (Material fees are paid to the Teaching Artist on the day of the workshop.)

Special discount: Register for all three workshops at $195 for members or $255 for non-members.

The University of the Arts (Second Floor Bindery)
333 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19107

Chinese Sewing Box Book
($15 Materials fee)
Instructor: Erin Sweeney
Saturday, July 23, 2011
A book made entirely of folded boxes and enclosures based on paper wallets used to store sewing supplies-an origami lovers' dream! Many things can be housed in this finished structure: surprises, stories, drawings, prints. Students will leave with two finished books.
Sewn on Tapes: A Simple Non-Adhesive Book
($12 Materials fee)
Instructor: Donna Globus
Saturday, August 6, 2011
We will make a multi-section supported spine blank book with an integral soft cover. The lovely sewn stitching can be either visible or hidden in the completed book. Text block and cover paper will be provided; students may bring colorful papers for end sheets.

Single Tray Box with Magnetic Closure
($20 Materials fee)
Instructor: Tara O'Brien
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Easier than a traditional clamshell box, but just as elegant, this box consists of a single tray and a hard case which wraps all the way around the tray and closes using rare earth magnets and a sheet of tin.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Call for Entries Opportunities

Hera Gallery

Application Deadline: 6/27/2011
On Exhibit: 7/9/2011 – 8/13/2011

In And Out Of The Box is a national juried exhibit focusing on concepts associated with shipping, mailing, and transient art work.

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abecedarian gallery
Application Deadline: 8/8/2011
On Exhibit: 11/4/2011 - 12/17/2011

Hand Lettered is an invitational exhibition to include artists from throughout the United States whose book works include handlettered elements as either primary content or concept.

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UNCOMMON THREADS: The Handicrafts in Book Arts
23 Sandy Gallery

Application Deadline: 8/13/2011
On Exhibit: 9/23/2011 - 10/29/2011

Uncommon Threads seeks artist books and other forms of book and paper art that utilize handicraft techniques, materials or subjects as a way to round out, illustrate or compliment a central concept.

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