Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 114
October 1997

Chapter News

New York Chapter

The New York Chapter is planning a non-juried exhibition of members' work for Winter/Spring 1999 on the subject of "Doomsday Books: Myths for a New Millennium". They want the works to reflect the idea of ends and beginnings: in the structure of the book, in concept, or in the binder's personal style. Intent to Enter forms have gone out to members. The Chapter's fall schedule will include (some have already happened), a visit to Finch Pruyn & Co. Paper Mill in Glens Falls, NY, followed by a weekend at Ralph Ocker's house in Upstate New York; a Grolier Club lecture by Paul Banks; two studio Open Houses in Brooklyn and several workshops. Jerilyn Davis will give a workshop on rebacking cloth case bindings on November 15, and Elizabeth Morse will repeat on December 5-6, the 2-day workshop on tape removal and paper mending she gave to the New England Chapter last year. (Elizabeth will give another workshop of the same to the NE Chapter on Saturday, October 18).

Lone Star Chapter

The Lone Star Chapter sponsored a workshop, "All About Paper", with Terri Lenoir, owner of Paper Routes, Inc. in Dallas, in September. Northeast Regional vice-president Pam Leutz has planned a series of "sharing meetings" at her studio in Dallas focusing on different subjects at each meeting. Participants will see demonstrations or videos and share information on the subject. The Lone Star Chapter is also starting to plan for a 1999 exhibition.

Potomac Chapter

The Potomac Chapter's exhibition of their DaVinci book, Fables, will have a catalogue that is to be distributed to all GBW members with the next Journal. 18 books will be illustrated, 8 in color. The catalogue will also be sold at the show's venues. Meetings of the Potomac Chapter are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Folger Library at 5:30 pm. If you are in Washington, call them at 202-675-0332 to join them. Their exhibition will be shown November 22-23 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. It closed September 30 in Baltimore.