Category Archives: Exhibits

King Leer project

My newest project is a series of puppets to be released as King Leer: a tragedy in five puppets. The first three are completed, the second two are in development.

Desdemona animation in CBA exhibit, NYC

[ July 12, 2017 to September 23, 2017. ]

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’ […]

Our House, diorama project

[ June 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. ]

I have made a diorama that I am calling the “unthroned” room for the Our House diorama project at Home Ec Workshop, 424 E. Jefferson Street, Iowa City, IA USA. Volunteer makers will provide dioramas to be stacked to make a multi-roomed house. The house will be on display for the month of June. There […]

New Project

I have begun a new project which I think will involve the play King Lear. It is very early but the first manifestation is this bean bag puppet I am calling Trumpish. I will post updates periodically here, on Facebook and Instagram at emilymartin53.

Project Assistance Grant awarded

I have been awarded a project assistance grant by the College Book Art Association to partially fund my use of handmade papers from Katie MacGregor for the covers of my upcoming book Funny Ha Ha/ Funny Peculiar. Katie has made three custom colors of cotton papers that I will print on and use for the […]

All Sorts is a Prize Winner, Pop Up Now – II, Portland OR

[ November 4, 2016 to December 17, 2016. ]

My book All Sorts  has been selected as a Gallery Choice award winner in the exhibit Pop-Up Now II, an international, juried exhibition of handmade pop-up and movable artists books at 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Ave., Portland, OR. The Gallery Choice award was made by owner and artist Laura Russell. She says […]

Artists’ Books exhibit, Studio Gallery, Washington DC

[ October 26, 2016 to November 19, 2016. ]  

My book Out There, In Here is included in the invitational exhibit Divisions, Connections and Intersections: Fact and Fiction in Family Histories at the Studio Gallery, 2108 R St, Washington, DC.

Iowa Bibliophiles presentation

[ October 12, 2016; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

I will be involved in a variety of events related to the display of Shakespeare’s First Folio in Iowa:

SHAKESPEARE REDESIGNED, A UI Libraries exhibit, 25 August – 1 December, Main Library Special Collections, 3rd Floor exhibit space.

HAWKEYE SHAKESPEARE: Teaching Shakespeare in Iowa, a weekend workshop for college-level faculty and instructors, 23 -24 September, […]

Artists’ Books Exhibit in Cuba

[ September 28, 2016 to October 28, 2016. ]

I have two books in the exhibit El Libro de Artists, Una Lectura Diferente = The Artist Book, a Different Perspective in Havana, Cuba.

Type, Paper, Scissors: A Broadside Exhibit, Pocatello, ID

[ September 29, 2016 to November 4, 2016. ]

Three broadsides of mine are included in this exhibit at the Transition Gallery in the Pond Student Union at Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, USA. The titles are Next Up, Desdemona In Her Own Words-When, Clues but No Answers-bomb.