I have finished my new book: Funny Ha Ha Funny Peculiar or Funny Peculiar Funny Ha Ha just in time for the Codex 17 International Book Fair, I will be at table 132. This book is really two books in one. Funded in part by a grant from the College Book Arts Association. Additional information is available on the Books page.
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
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.
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.
My book Who Gets to Say is included in the current exhibit An Ideation Experience at the Abecedarian Gallery in Denver. The exhibition of contemporary artist books is curated by Alicia Bailey. The exhibition features entirely new and original handmade books from students, educators and studio artists working in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. All of the works were created and produced over the past several months as a response to each artists’ drawing a series of cards from Chen and Tetenbaum’s Artists’ Book Ideation Card Decks. The works in the exhibit provide an exciting overview of the richness and variety that is possible when one works from an imposed set of parameters. To see the online exhibit go to:
I am delighted to announce that the Folger Shakespeare Library has acquired a copy of my book The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet. The remaining 2 unsold copies are off touring Canada in the Art of the Book 2013 exhibit and Europe/Japan in the Designer Bookbinders International Competition.
I will be showing my prize winning book The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet and Out There In Here, a new tunnel book at the Codex Book Fair, February 10-13, 2013. I will also have copies of all of my books that are still available.
The fair will be held at Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harborway S, Richmond, CA. For more information: codexfoundation.org