Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 100
June 1995


Call for Entries

Arbor Studio Press invites calligraphers and lettering artists across Canada to contribute to a collection of alphabets and calligraphic artwork that will represent the art of handwritten letters in the country today. Publication will also include a directory of calligraphers and a listing of Canadian Calligraphy societies. Deadline for entries is June 30th. Contact: Arbor Studio Press, Box 81091, Lake Bonavista Promenade, Calgary, AB T2J 7C9. (403) 271-1731; Fax: 278-4327.

The Oleander Press is inviting designer bookbinders to contribute to a new, illustrated directory, Contemporary Designer Bookbinders, for publication in 1995. Contact: Philip Ward, The Oleander Press, 17 Stansgate Ave, Cambridge, CB2 2QZ England. (01223) 244688.

"Crossed Structure Binding," is a new approach to binding conceived by Italian binder Carmencho Arregui, and introduced at the New Horizons Conference by Sün Evrard. An exhibition of bindings developed from this technique is being planned for Spring 1996 in Paris. There will be an intl jury to select the 40 entries. A bilingual catalogue will be published. Contact: Claude Blaizot, Librairie Blaizot, 164 rue du Fg. St.-Honore, 75006 Paris, France.

Call for Papers

The Instituto Centrale per la Patologia del Libro is organizing a 6-day meeting on the conservation and restoration of books & documents to be held at International Centre of Scientific Culture in Erice, Italy. Papers must be unpublished works based on original research. Deadline for submission December 1995. Contact: C. Federici, ICPL, Via Milano 76, 00184 Rome, Italy. 011-39-6-48291235; Fax: 6-4814968.

Traveling Exhibitions

The Virginia Center for the Craft Arts HandWorkshops exhibition, "Milliseconds to Millennia: The Art of Time," includes artists books and related sculptural objects which deal with the theme of time -- calendars, diaries, journals, histories, datebooks, timelines and clocks. Contact: (804) 353-0094.
Summer 1995: Winston-Salem, NC: Sawtooth Center for the Arts.

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guilds traveling exhibition "Two Centuries of Bookbinding: Materials and Techniques, 1700-1900," explains materials, processes, and structures used in inexpensive and fine binding, in the context of the book trade as a whole. Cat. US $7, plus $5 p&h. Contact: Exhibition Committee, Suite 220, 35 McCaul St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1V7.
Apr 1 - Jun 30: Waterloo, Ont: University of Waterloo, The Library

Other Exhibitions

Mar 22 - Aug 30: Tuscaloosa, AL: "Chapbooks and Miniatures," includes recent works by students in the MFA Program in the Book Arts. Contact: Paula Marie Gourley, University of Alabama, 5th Fl Book Arts Gallery, Gorgas Library. (205) 348-4990.

May 17 - Dec 22: Philadelphia, PA: "Making a Case for Cloth: Publishers Cloth Case Binding, 1830-1900," tells the revolutionary story of the development of the hard bound, cloth case book. On exhibit at The Library Company, 1314 Locust St, Phil, PA 19107. Contact: Eileen Shapiro or Andrea Krupp (215) 546-3181.

May 18 - Jul 1: Allentown, PA: "Outside In: A Collection of Nature Images," a contemporary crafts exhibition, at the Open Space Gallery. Open Space Gallery, 913 Hamilton Mall, Allentown, PA 18101. (610) 432-3091.

Jun 6 - 30: New York, NY: "Beyond the Page," a collection of artist books at Harpercollins Exhibition Space, 10 East 53rd St, New York, NY. Opening on Tuesday Jun 13th 5-7 pm.

Sep 15 - Oct 30: Tuscaloosa, AL: "Decade: An Exhibition Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of the MFA Program in the Book Arts." Contact: Paula Marie Gourley, University of Alabama, 5th Fl Book Arts Gallery, Gorgas Library. (205) 348-4990.

Workshops, Lectures and Other Events

Continuing: Baltimore, MD: A series of ongoing (until February 1996) conservation workshops presented by Johns Hopkins Library, and funded by NEH: Basic Workshop, Advanced Enclosures, Advanced Book Repair, Treatment of Older Collections, Disaster Recovery, Exhibits Preparation. Fee: $100-200. Contact: Stuart Ittner (410) 516-8326.

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild offers many summer workshops in bookbinding, paper decorating, boxmaking, tunnel & carousel books, etc. Contact: CBBAG, 35 McCaul St, Ste 220, Toronto, Ont. M5T 1V7.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offers classes and workshops in papermaking and book arts. For schedule contact: Box 567, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. (615) 436-5860.

Fuji Paper Mill Cooperative offers an annual papermaking workshop with Yoichi Fujimori at CPO Box 114, Tokushima 770, Japan. 0886-52-2772.

Visual Studies Workshop offers workshops in the book arts at 31 Prince St, Rochester, NY 14607. (716) 442-8676.

Northeast Document Conservation Center offers many workshops on caring for collections. Contact: 100 Brickstone Sq, Andover, MA 01810-1494. (508) 470-1010.

May - Aug: Ontario, Canada: Sheridan College Summer School of the Arts offers workshops and credit courses in book arts, printmaking and papermaking. Contact: 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville, Ontario Canada l6H 2L1. (905) 815-4089.

May 28 - Sep 1: Penland, NC: Classes offered in bookbinding, boxmaking, papermaking, and printing. For complete schedule contact: Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC 28765. (704) 765-2359; Fax: 765-7389.

Jun 5 - Jul 14: Telluride, CO: Summer classes at The American Academy of Bookbinding on leather and vellum binding, edge and paper decoration, gilding and onlay, taught by Tini and Einen Miura and Hans Peter Frolich. M-F, 9-5. Fee: $525 per week. Contact: AAB, Box 1590, Telluride, CO 81435. (303) 728-3886; Fax: 728-9709.

Jun 16 - 18: Manchester, England: Society of Bookbinders 1995 Conference. Contact: Betty Taylor, 49 Chester Road, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1HA.

Jun 17 - 18: Ann Arbor, MI: "Artists Books: Incorporating Found Objects & Recycled Materials," workshop by Jean Buescher at Hollanders, 407 North Fifth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. (313) 741-7531.

Jun 17 - Aug 23: Cortona, Italy: Classes in papermaking, book arts and printing given in the small Tuscan hill town of Cortona. Offered through University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, School of Art, Visual Arts Bldg, Athens, GA 30602-4102. (706) 542-7011.

Garage Annex School Summer classes given by Daniel Kelm. For more information contact him at: PO Box 449, Easthampton, MA 01027. (413) 527-8044.
Jun 17 - 18: Box Design and Construction
Jul 8: Gilding
Jul 29 - 30: Paper Casting & Mold Making
Autumn 95: Leather Bookbinding Intensive

Jun 19 - Sep 1: New York NY: Seminars in Conservation Technology and Care of Collections given at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 14 East 78th St, New York, NY 10021. (212) 772-5847.

Oregon School of Arts & Crafts announces summer classes in the Book Arts. Contact: OSAC, 8245 SW Barnes Rd, Portland OR 97225. (503) 297-5544; Fax: 297-9651. Some classes of interest include:
Jun 19 - 23: "The Secret Life of Books" with Julie Chen
Jul 17 - 21: "The Visual Narrative: Relief Printing" with Pati Scobey
Jul 31 - Aug 4: "Rhythm, Paint and Play" with Suzanne Moore
Jun 22 - 24: Portland, OR: "Focus on Structure Conference," hosted by the Oregon Book Arts Guild. Workshops, lectures, trade show. Wide scope: accordion fold books, watercolor marbling, gestural handwriting, wax tablets, etc. Contact: Debra Glanz, 2607 SW Custer, Portland, OR 97219. (503) 244-0726.

Jun 24 - 29: Chicago, IL: ALA annual conference.

John C Campbell Folk School offers several classes in the book arts. Contact: Route 1, Box 14A, Brasstown, NC 28902. (704) 837-2775.
Jun 25 - Jul 1: "Papermaking to Books; Pulp to Pages" with Rajeania Snider
Aug 20 - 26: "Marbling and Paper Decorating" with Dea Sasso
Aug 27 - Sep 2: "Book Construction and Repair" with Dea Sasso
Sep 17 - 23: "Basic bookbinding" with Susan Lightcap

Jun 29: Philadelphia, PA: GBW Delaware Valley Chapter spring meeting at 5 pm, The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust St. (215) 546-3181.

Jul: Taos, NM: Two six-day workshops "Artists Books and the Creative Edge" by Sas Colby. Tuition $850 includes food and lodging. Contact: Sas Colby, Box 6129 ndcbu, Taos, NM 87571. (505) 751-3667.

Jul 3 - 7: Rosendale, NY: "Incorporating Found Objects & Recycled Materials Into an Artists Book," workshop by Jean Buescher. At The Womens Studio Workshop, PO Box 489, Rosenale, NY 12472. (914) 658-9133.

Jul 8 - 9: Avon, CT: Two workshops on marbling and bookmaking at the Farmington Valley Arts Center, 25 Arts Center Lane, Avon, CT 06001. (203) 678-1867.

Jul 8 - Aug 7: Taos, NM: A variety of marbling workshops will be given by Polly Fox. Contact: Mountain Marbling, Box 1469, Taos, NM 87571. (505) 586-1607.

Jul 10 - 12: Livonia, NY: Leather rebacking workshop with Bernard Middleton at the studio of Fred Jordan. Fee $300 includes materials. Contact: Fred Jordan (716) 229-2144.

Jul 10 - 22: Santa, ID: "Technology of the Medieval Book VII" a two week intensive course with Jack Thompson. Contact: Thompson Conservation Laboratory, 7549 N Fenwick, Portland, OR 97217. (503) 248-0046.

Jul 10 - Aug 11: Charlottesville, VA: Rare Book School offers a collection of five-day workshops. Tuition $550. Contact: Rare Book School, 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2498. (804) 924-8851; Fax: 924-8824.

Jul 16 - Sep 1: Deer Isle, ME: Two workshops: "Book Arts/Papermaking/Printing" and "Constructions/Writing" given at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, PO Box 518, Deer Isle, ME 04627. (207) 348-2306.

Jul 17 - Aug 4: Haliburton, Ontario: Several classes will be given on bookbinding, boxmaking and gold tooling. Contact: SirSandford Fleming College, Box 839, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0. (705) 457-1680; Fax: 457-2255.

Jul 18 - 20: Riverdale, MD: "Object of Thought" a workshop taught by Denise Carbone at Pyramid Atlantic, 6001 66th Ave, Ste 103, Riverdale, MD 20737. (301) 459-7154; Fax: 459-7629.

Jul 22 - 29: Washington, DC: "Letter Forum," the 15th annual intl conference of lettering artists. Contact: Judy Hoyle, Dir, 15212 Redgate Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20905.

North Bennet Street School Summer workshops taught by Michele Waters at 39 N Bennet St, Boston, MA 02113. (617) 227-0155.
Jul 24 - 28: "Fundamentals of Cloth Case Bookbinding"
Jul 31 - Aug 4: "Non-Adhesive Bookbinding"

Aug 3 - 10: Tacoma, WA: "Sounding," the 16th Intl Calligraphy Conference to be held at University of Puget Sound. Will include lectures, exhibitions, trade show. Contact: Peggy Whalen, 3811 South 255th Place, Kent, WA 98032-9711.

Aug 11 - 13: Baltimore, MD: Intl Marblers Gathering to be held at Historic Savage Mill. Will include: lectures, demonstrations, jured exhibition and sale of materials. Fee $175. Contact: 3rd Marblers Gathering, 9613 C Harford Rd, Suite 230, Baltimore, MD 21234.

Aug 13 - 20: Bruges, Belgium: "Retreat to Bruges," a week of calligraphy in the heart of medieval Bruges. Contact: Marcia Friedman, 1126 Fourth St, Studio Six, Novato, CA 94945. Ph/Fax: (415) 892-1273.

Sep 11 - 18: Norman, OK: Third annual "Retreat to Quartz Mountain," a 6 day workshop for calligraphers. Contact: Karyn Lynn Gilman, Letter Arts Review, 1624 24th Ave SW, Norman, OK 73072. (405) 364-8794.

Sep 19 - 23: Tübingen, Germany: IADA Congress. Theme: "Preservation - Passive Conservation: Books, Records, Art on Paper and Other Information Supports." Papers are invited. Contact: Mogens Koch, Conservatorskolen, Esplanaden 34, DK-1263 Kopenhagen, Denmark. Previously published papers not accepted.

Sep 22 - 23: Austin, TX: APHA 1995 Lieberman lecture by Claire Badaracco on "The Memorable Text: The Printed Good in Library Design 1920 - 1940." At the University of Texas at Austin.

Oct 12 - 15: Austin, TX: Annual meeting of the Friends of Dard Hunter. Contact: Peter Sowiski, 155 Dorchester Ave, Buffalo, NY 14213. (716) 878-6014.

Oct 13 - 15: Charlottesville, VA: APHA 1995 conference at the University of Virginia. Program chairs are Terry Belanger and Evan Moore.