image of Finding Beauty in an Imperfect World

Jul

13

to Aug 24

Finding Beauty in an Imperfect World

07-13-2020 - 08-24-2020

online

A virtual exhibit by CASP (Cubberley Artists Studio Program) curated by Barbara Boissevain and Pantea Karimi.

image of HBC 48 Annual Members’ Exhibition

Jul

13

to Sep 25

HBC 48 Annual Members’ Exhibition

07-13-2020 - 09-25-2020

Arion Press, San Francisco, California

The 48th Annual Hand Bookbinders of California Members' Exhibition at the Grabhorn Institute gallery in the Presidio.

image of Drop Dead Gorgeous: Fine Bindings of La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

Feb

20

to Apr 30

Drop Dead Gorgeous: Fine Bindings of La Prose du Transsibérien Re-creation

02-20-2020 - 04-30-2020

North Bennet Street School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

The remarkable book by poet Blaise Cendrars and artist Sonia Delaunay, La Prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France, was produced by letterpress and pochoir in 1913. It was a landmark achievement for its time with its unprecedented format, avant-garde typography and abstract imagery, and remains vibrant and modern today.

The exhibit will also travel to the following venues:
Maggs Bros. Ltd. Rare Books and Manuscripts
London, England
June 1 - June 30, 2020

Minnesota Center for the Book
Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 3 - October 18, 2020

Atelier Galerie A. Piroir
Montreal, Canada
November 3 - December 19, 2020

image of Open Set

Feb

19

to Apr 25

Open Set

02-19-2020 - 04-25-2020

The Grolier Club, New York, NY, USA

A Design Binding is a singularly considered and beautifully executed book covering—a unique work of art in the form of the book. This exhibition features a juried collection of recently made books submitted from around the world, a definitive statement on excellence in fine binding today.

OPEN • SET is a competition and exhibition, a triennial event featuring finely crafted design bindings. Sponsored by the American Academy of Bookbinding, it is designed to encourage both new binders and professionals, and is open to binders around the world. This title reflects the two categories in which the binders compete—the Open Category, in which the artist chooses which textblock to bind, and the Set Category, in which participants bind the same textblock.

All entries were reviewed by a blind jury of three professional binders. The three members of the jury are Monique Lallier, Mark Esser, and Patricia Owen.

image of (retro)(intro)spection: moving past into the forward

Feb

07

to May 31

(retro)(intro)spection: moving past into the forward

02-07-2020 - 05-31-2020

San Francisco Center for the book, San Francisco, California, USA

Artists are frequently inspired by the past and aim to make work which speaks to future audiences, subsequent generations. Tandem processes of introspective questioning and retrospective storytelling often come together in the artist book format—giving reader and creator the opportunity for personal reflection. Artists books tell us stories by using narrative, structure, materials.

(retro)(intro)spection explores the crossroads where artists books and artistic process intersect. When do our amorphous ideas become real, at what point? What is the role of introspection and one’s personal past when applied to artists books? In the act of looking back as well as in, artists are inspired by their body of work, regarding the path or discovering the throughine which brings them to the present.

image of Libri Mai Mai Visti

Dec

14

to Jan 19

Libri Mai Mai Visti

12-14-2019 - 01-19-2020

Palazzo Rasponi delle Teste, Ravenna, Italy

An international competition of handmade artist books that have never been edited, mass-produced or reviewed.

image of The Artful Book

Oct

04

to Jan 05

The Artful Book

10-04-2019 - 01-05-2020

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California, USA

Today, artists who work in the Book Arts create fine and design bindings, fine press and letterpress editions, calligraphy, broadsides, handmade paper, and artist books. Visitors to The Artful Book will see outstanding contemporary examples of the Book Arts created by members of the California Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers. From finely crafted and superbly designed limited edition books to one-of-a-kind sculptural art objects, these artists let their imaginations soar and put their skills in the service of one of man’s best creations, the book.

image of Vivre Pour Relier/Born to Bind

Mar

25

to Apr 06

Vivre Pour Relier/Born to Bind

03-25-2019 - 04-06-2019

Librairie Busser, Paris, France

A selection of fine bindings of two books written by contemporary fine binder Morina Mongin, Tête Or and Touchez Voir. Etchings by Miloslav Moucha.

image of Codex Book Fair

Feb

03

to Feb 06

Codex Book Fair

02-03-2019 - 02-06-2019

Craneway Pavillion, Richmond, California, USA

Conceived in 2005 by Peter Rutledge Koch, fine press printer, and Susan Filter, paper conservator, the Codex Foundation is dedicated to the field of Book Arts. This seventh edition of the Book Fair, a biennial international event, will feature 200 Exhibitors from 22 countries and host over 3000 visitors including Special Collections Librarians and Private Collectors from the world's best libraries.

image of Art of the Book 2018

Aug

11

to Aug 26

Art of the Book 2018

08-11-2018 - 08-26-2018

University of Victoria, Victoria, CA

Art of the Book 2018 is an international juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) members’ work, opening in Victoria, British Columbia in August 2018 and traveling for two years across Canada.