Contemporary Book Arts Exhibition

January 13, 2016toMarch 16, 2016
February 11, 2016

An exhibit co-curated by Alicia Bailey of Abecedarian Gallery and Kimberly Kersey-Asbury of Saint Anselm College. Living Learning Commons, Saint Anselm College, NH. January 13 – March 16th, 2016. I have several books in this exhibition including Slices and Out There In Here.
Reception: Thursday, February 11, 2016.
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Living Learning Commons

Pop Up workshops at the National Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA.

January 30, 2016
1:00 pmto3:00 pm
February 13, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Make it Pop workshop for Adults. A hands-on exploration of simple pop-up paper engineering. Attendees will learn an assortment of tricks and techniques for creating pop-up cards, and will leave with a selection of delightful pop-up creations. January 30, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. This event is sold out.

I Love Pop-Ups: Family Valentine workshop. A hands-on session of making valentines that pop. Participants will sample an assortment of easy pop-up techniques to create cute valentines for friends and family. February 13, 1:00 – 2:30 pm.For more information: NCSML | I Love Pop-Ups: Family Valentine Workshop – NCSML

Reception for Bridges exhibit

February 3, 2016
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

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Bridges, is an exhibit of a selection of prints from the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers. Reception: Feb 3, 2016, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Saint Ambrose University, Catich Gallery
518 W Locust St
Davenport IA 52803

Sustenance In Artists’ Books

January 25, 2016toApril 30, 2016

An invitational group exhibit of artist’s books with the theme of sustenance. My books More Slices of Pie, Romantic Advice from a Christmas Chicken and Slices are included in the exhibit. Kaye Chene Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts, UNUM Great Reading Room, 7th floor, Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, January 25 – April 30, 2016. Lecture and reception on Tuesday, March 8, 4 – 6:30pm.

Bridges, a print exchange exhibit

January 20, 2016toFebruary 26, 2016

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Bridges, is an exhibit of a selection of prints from the Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers.
Chapter members were invited to make an image related to or about bridges. This could be a state of mind or a physical structure. Each participant will receive a set of the prints which can then be bound into a book or contained in a box made to hold them. The prints and containers and one additional piece from each artist will be featured in the exhibit.
The Midwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is a part of the national organization The Guild of Book Workers and serves the greater Midwest region by hosting workshops, exhibitions and other events in the areas of bookbinding, artists books, printing, papermaking and all fields of the book arts.

The exhibit will go on view at Saint Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, details announced as they are available.

Location: Saint Ambrose University, Catich Gallery
518 W Locust St
Davenport IA 52803

Micrographia Exhibit

November 5, 2015toDecember 18, 2015

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The exhibit has now moved to its second venue in Special Collections on the third floor of the University of Iowa Main Library.

I have made an alphabet book as my entry for the Micrographia exhibit held as a part of the symposium Scientific Books and Their Makers, October 16-17, 2015 at the University of Iowa. Participating artists  were assigned historical scientific books to use as inspiration for an artists book or broadside.

The particular book I was given was Somatomia Andropologica, 1680, Sebastian Christian von Zeidler, from the John Martin Rare Book room at the Hardin Medical Library. I made an alphabet using the figures pictured in an illustration of abnormal fetal positions. The letterforms were made with collage and manipulation of the fetal forms. The text was written by the artist to accompany the fetal alphabet forms.

An accordion book laser printed on Sakamoto Heavy paper with inclusions printed on Arches Text Wove paper and adhered with Gudy archival adhesive.

All Sorts, a short film



The University of Florida has made a very nice 90 second synopsis of the Coffey Residency project. Click on this link to view:

You’ve never seen a book like this – YouTube


September 1, 2015toSeptember 1, 2017


My book Yes, Please and No, No, Never; a Jacob’s ladder will be included in this two year touring exhibit throughout Bucks County, PA.

Coffey Residency – week six


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The Coffey Residency ended on August 7 with 5 of the 35 copies of All Sorts assembled. All Sorts is a 6 panel tunnel book with a protective panel and a paper slipcase. I once again am grateful for all the great tunnel book assembly techniques I learned long ago from Ed Hutchins. Ellen Knudson and I will each finish half of the remaining copies in our own studios next week. The breakneck pace of the residency was exhausting at times but it is always interesting to see what happens when you make decisions quickly and keep moving forward. Working with Ellen was the best part of the residency.

Coffey Residency – week five


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All the pieces of the book, slipcase and keepsake have been printed. 41 print runs and one blind emboss for folding. All together, sheets of paper passed through the press 1,749 times. Amazingly we are still on schedule. Next week will be cutting and assembly.