Making Simple Finishing Tools with Jeff Altepeter June 13-14

This two-day workshop will offer an introduction to the materials, tools and techniques of making your own finishing tools for bookbinding. A robust combination of demonstration, discussion and hands-on practice will prepare students for continued experimentation and more advanced future projects. During the workshop students should be able to complete 3 tools—a simple line pallet, and a couple of decorative tools of either closed or open designs (a dot and a circle being very basic examples of closed and open designs).

Dates:
Saturday & Sunday, June 13 & 14

Cost:
Non-member$ 250.00
Member$ 200.00

Location:
Martha Kearsley’s Studio
58 Fore Street, Building 14
Portland, ME 04101

Here’s the link to register:
https://guildofbookworkers.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=83

Summer Bookbinding and Calligraphy Workshops

North Bennet Street School is offering some great new workshops this summer for bookbinders. They are now extending a 15% discount to NE Guild of Book Workers members. See the online calendar here: http://www.nbss.edu/education/continuing-education/workshops/bookbinding-workshops/index.aspx.

Book Arts Bazaar April 12th

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The annual Book Arts Bazaar at the University of Southern Maine will be held this Sunday, April 12, 2015, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Several NEGBW members will have booths at the show. The USM Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Book Arts Bazaar is a festival with book artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers, and all things related to the book.

The Bazaar is free and open to the public.

Event Date and Time:
Sunday, April 12, 2015, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Location:
Wishcamper Center, USM Portland campus, 34 Bedford St.

Contact Name:
Rebecca Goodale

Contact Email:
goodale@maine.edu

Paper Repair With Pre-coated Repair Materials

There are still spaces available! Here is a blog post from the Metropolitan Museum of Art about this workshop, which Sarah taught there in 2014: http://www.metmuseum.org/research/libraries-and-study-centers/in-circulation/2014/pre-coated-repair

The New England Guild of Bookworkers, in collaboration with the Dartmouth College Library Preservation Services, presents the conservation workshop Adhesive Pre-coated Repair Materials.

Description:
Conservator Sarah Reidell will teach this two-day conservation workshop on preparing and using pre-coated repair materials for library and archival conservation. Workshop includes short lecture presentations; an overview of selection criteria; instructor-led demonstrations; discovery exercises; and group discussion to share experimental results and evaluate findings. Attendees collaborate closely to share working methods and tips while creating comparative samples on surrogate objects (their own or provided by instructor).

Location: Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH
Dates: March 27 and 28, 2015 (Friday and Saturday), 9am-4pm
Price: $250 GBW members; $300 non-members

Instructor: Sarah Reidell
Sarah is the Associate Conservator for Rare Books and Paper at The New York Public Library. Before coming to the NYPL in 2006, she was a Conservator for Special Collections in the Harvard University Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia. She holds an MLIS/CAS in Conservation and Preservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas and an AB in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College. An active Professional Associate member of AIC, Sarah currently serves as the BPG Publications Committee Chair.

Limit 10 participants.

Registration is available online at: https://guildofbookworkers.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=82

Please email negbwprograms@gmail.com if you have any questions.

USM Book Arts Bazaar Registration Open

The annual Book Arts Bazaar at the University of Southern Maine will be held on Sunday, April 12th, and is sponsored by USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts. Book Arts related vendors may register for a table before March 15th. Please download this PDF for more information and the registration form: BOOKARTSBAZAAR15

You may also contact Rebecca Goodale at goodale@maine.edu or 207-228-8014 for more information.

Adhesive Pre-coated Repair Materials Workshop, March 27-28

The New England Guild of Bookworkers, in collaboration with the Dartmouth College Library Preservation Services, presents the following conservation workshop:

Adhesive Pre-coated Repair Materials

Description:
Conservator Sarah Reidell will teach this two-day conservation workshop on preparing and using pre-coated repair materials for library and archival conservation. Workshop includes short lecture presentations; an overview of selection criteria; instructor-led demonstrations; discovery exercises; and group discussion to share experimental results and evaluate findings. Attendees collaborate closely to share working methods and tips while creating comparative samples on surrogate objects (their own or provided by instructor).

Location: Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH
Dates: March 27 and 28, 2015 (Friday and Saturday), 9am-4pm
Price: $250 GBW members; $300 non-members

Instructor: Sarah Reidell
Sarah is the Associate Conservator for Rare Books and Paper at The New York Public Library. Before coming to the NYPL in 2006, she was a Conservator for Special Collections in the Harvard University Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and an Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Fellow at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia. She holds an MLIS/CAS in Conservation and Preservation of Library and Archival Materials from the University of Texas and an AB in Anthropology from Bryn Mawr College. An active Professional Associate member of AIC, Sarah currently serves as the BPG Publications Committee Chair.

Limit 10 participants.

Registration is available online at: https://guildofbookworkers.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=82

Please email negbwprograms@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Artist Books: Past and Present. Talk and Exhibit Tour

witthusWilliams College Libraries is hosting a talk about artist books on Monday March 2, 2:00-4:00 p.m., featuring Rutherford Witthus, whose work is displayed in the exhibit “Geograhies: New England Book Work” currently in Sawyer Library, and Robert Volz, Custodian of the Chapin Library.

Mr Witthus will discuss his work as a book artist and give a tour of the exhibit by the New England Guild of Book Workers, which features book artists from New England. Mr Volz will discuss the long and rich history of artist books, and showcase examples from the Chapin Library collection, ranging from 1463 century to modern times.

Event Schedule:
2:00 pm: Introduction by Christine Menard, Head of Research Services and Library Outreach Research
2:10 pm: NEGBW artist, Rutherford Witthus, discusses his work, bookmaking and the Guild.
2:30 pm: Q&A moderated by Kate Barber, WCMA’s Publications Assistant and Guild Member
2:45 pm: Guide walk through of the NEGBW with Rutherford and one of the Chapin librarians
3:15 pm: Discussion of the Chapin collection

This event is co-sponsored by Williams College Libraries and the New England Guild of Book Workers. The exhibit, “Geographies: New England Book Work” will be on display in Sawyer Library until March 30.
Exhibit Catalog

Monday March 2, 2015, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sawyer Library, Archives/Chapin Instruction Room (4th floor)
Williams College
Williamstown, MA