My book Desdemona In Her Own Words is included in the exhibit Open Sesame! The Magic of Artist’s Books Revealed, a major look into the special world of Artist’s Books. This exhibition is co-curated by BIMA’s Founder, Cynthia Sears, Amy Goldthwaite (BIMA Curatorial Associate), and Catherine Alice Michaelis (Artist). Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA.
My three books King Leer: A Tragedy in Five Puppets, It Didn’t Just Happen, Out There In Here are included in Page by Page: Contemporary Artist’s Books. The exhibit offers visitors the chance to discover what truly makes an artist’s book — intent. During the mid-20th century, artists began to experiment with book form and function. The art objects they created encompassed a wide variety of features. Today, artists’ books exist in museums, art galleries, rare book libraries, and private collections. This exhibition brings the engaging world of book arts to the Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA. For more information: https://thehudgens.org/exhibitions/??
My book Funny Peculiar, Funny Ha Ha, will travel with the GBW exhibit Formation in 2018-19. The exhibit will be on exhibit at the following locations and dates. Additional information: Formation | The Guild of Book Workers
June 15-Oct 21, 2018 MCBA Minneapolis, MN
Nov 1- March 7, 2019 Robert C Williams Papermaking Museum Atlanta, GA
The 2018 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design winner is Sara Langworthy of Iowa City, Iowa for her design of Naturans Naturata (2017) by Sara Langworthy. The judges also selected Black Rock Press, as the first runner-up for the entry titled Selected Durations by David Abel, Black Rock Press, Reno, Nevada, (2017). The judges also selected Rebecca Chamlee as the second runner-up for the entry titled At Low Water by Rebecca Chamlee, Simi Valley, California: Pie In The Sky Press, (2017). In no particular order, the judges also selected the following as honorable mentions: Jerry Kelly for The Noblest Roman by Jerry Kelly and Misha Beletsky. Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (2016), and Emily Martin for Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha by Emily Martin and William Shakespeare. Iowa City, Iowa: Naughty Dog Press, (2017).
Sixty outstanding items were entered in the competition this year; the judges were very impressed with the quality of the books they reviewed. It was obvious to all involved that the entries show that fine printing is alive and well, and indeed flourishing. It is our sincere hope that the Hertzog book design contest will encourage artisans to continue to produce well-designed, finely-printed books and pamphlets.
The winner, runners-up, and other selected entries will be on display after the Awards Ceremony for two months, which will take place on February 18.
My binding and my print of a starling will be included in the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers exhibit of the collected books from their most recent print exchange at the University of the Arts, 333 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Into The Fold: a Survey of the Contemporary field of Book Art is an exhibit with a focus on collaborative editions produced in the state of Florida. From historic woodcuts and previously unpublished manuscripts to laser cut bindings and experimental structures, the work in this exhibition expands our understanding of the book as an art form and celebrates the artists working in our region.
Featured programs include:
Coffey Residency for Book Arts [University of Florida]
Graphicstudio [University of South Florida]
Letterpress and Book Arts Center [Ringling College of Art and Design]
Small Craft Advisory Press (Florida State University]
Tampa Book Art Studio [University of Tampa]
This exhibition is co-curated by Bridget Elmer [Coordinator of the Letterpress and Book Arts Center at Ringling College of Art And Design] and Robin Perry Dana [Curator of Exhibitions at the Leslie Curran Gallery].
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6
1431 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL.
My binding will be included in an exhibit of designer bindings of Linzee Kull McCray’s book Feed Sacks: The Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric at the Iowa Quilt Museum, 68 E. Court Street, Winterset, IA. My binding uses vintage feed sack fabrics and the Criss-Cross binding developed by Anne Goy. The exhibit will include books bound by binders across the country: Amanda Nelsen, Brien Beidler, Emily Martin, Karen Hanmer, Wendy Withrow, Monica Holtsclaw, Jennifer Rosner, Katie Boodle, Jessica Henze, Jackie Scott, Mary French, Kristi Westberg, MP Bogan, Erin Fletcher, and Todd Pattison.
My animation, along with the artist’s book In Her Own Words, the Desdemona animation puppet and her magnet word lines will be on view at The Center for Book Arts, 28 W. 27th, 3d floor; New York, NY, USA from July 12 to September 23. There is a reception Wednesday, July 12 and an artists’ round table discussion Thursday, July 13.