How lucky we are to have such a vibrant art scene in the greater Bay Area. Be sure to make time for one or all of the following!
Thank you to Eleanor Murray for allowing me to share her list!
Feb 1 – May 11 – Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here – San Francisco Center for the Book
From the website:
In July 2010, Beau Beausoleil put out a call for book artists to join ‘An Inventory Of Al-Mutanabbi Street’, a project to “re-assemble” some of the “inventory” of the reading material that was lost in the car bombing of al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad on 5th March 2007. The San Francisco Center for the Book joins with Beau to showcase the artists that joined the project creating work that holds both “memory and future,” exactly what was lost that day.
March 1 – 23 – REPO Show at Arts Guild of Sonoma
From the website: A green-themed show of art made from recycled materials. The show features work created by Arts Guild
of Sonoma artists, invited Bay Area artists, Arts Guild of
Sonoma community members and local notables. All pieces are available by silent auction.
Sunday March 24th 3-5 p.m. – Mark Wahnberg Talk at Marin MOCA
Thursday, March 28th 5-9 p.m. - Paste Paper Making with Mark Wahnberg at Marin MOCA
Saturday, March 30th 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Books, Boxes and Bowls Workshop with Mark Wahnberg at Marin MOCA
April 20th 4 p.m – Talk by Donna Seager at Marin MOCA
April 20-May 25 – 4th Annual Altered Book Show at Marin MOCA
Do you know of some Book Arts related events not included here? Please email me or include them in the comments section. Thanks!
Posted in Altered Books, Artists' Books, Classes, Events
Tagged Al-Mutanabbi Street, Altered Books Show, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Marin MOCA, Mark Wahnberg, San Francisco Center for the Book, SFCB, The Repo Show
It’s time again for one of my favorite annual events, the Book Arts Jam put on by the dedicated artists and volunteers of the Bay Area Book Artists. Saturday, October 20, 2012. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
I’ll have a table again this year and will have artwork in the member’s exhibition. More details later this week. (I’m currently fighting with my new printer and until a few minutes ago the printer was winning. I wondered if I’d have any new work to share at all!)
This day long event features artists’ books, altered and sculptural books, pop-ups, miniature books, boxes, handmade and marbled papers, bookbinding demos, and letterpress demos. You’ll also enjoy a variety of speakers, vendors, a member’s exhibit, make and take activities and a slide show of Artists’ Books.
Check out the Book Arts Jam poster.
The Book Arts Jam is at a new location this year, the Lucie Stern Community Center in Palo Alto. Admission and parking are FREE!
The artists’ talks this year are all sure to be interesting and worthwhile. I’m going to have to recommend two in particular. Eleanor Murray’s “Not to be Judged by their Covers Alone: Curating for the Book Arts” and Rae Trujillo’s “Oh that’s a Good One: The Role of Humor in Book Arts.” If you haven’t yet had the chance to enjoy Rae’s books, many of them hit the funny bone just right! Check out her website, here. I’m definitely going to try to get Greg to cover my table so I can attend those talks.
Some other new goodies this year. Food will be provided by MoBowl. I checked out their menu and it’s going to be hard to choose between the Five-Spice Pulled Pork and the Peanut Pesto Chicken. I think we’re definitely going to have to try the Cheesecake Eggroll!
Looking forward to seeing you there. Don’t forget to put next Saturday, October 20th on your calendar.
Posted in Altered Books, Art, Artists' Books, Business of Art, Events
Tagged BABA, Bay Area Book Artists, Book Arts Jam, Eleanor Murray, Ginger Burrell, Lucie Stern Community Center, MoBowl, Palo Alto, Rae Trujillo, www.gingerburrell.com
I’ve heard the Marin MOCA Altered and Book Arts show is fantastic. Unfortunately I haven’t made it there yet and, since I’m having surgery tomorrow, I’m not sure I’ll get there before the show closes. So you’ll have to go for me and tell me all about it. The show is open until May 26th.
While you’re up in that neck of the woods, don’t miss Donna Seager’s Annual Art of the Book show – Now through May 31st – sure to be well worth the drive.
I’ve asked Greg to do some guest blog posts while I’m recovering – the view from the significant other of an artist. So long as I’m not too demanding a patient he should have some time to share his perspective.
Thank you to the many of you who have already sent me well wishes. I look forward to being back in the studio soon!