Join us for our first annual New England Chapter Print and Paper Exchange! Each participant will be asked to create an edition of up to 10 to 12 prints to send to other participating members. In return, you will receive the same number of unique prints from fellow members.
We can’t wait to start sharing and swapping your incredible creations this year – to participate, just sign up using the form below. Please note: you must be a NEGBW member to participate in this exchange.
Deadline for sign-up is FEBRUARY 12, 2017. Your list of recipients and their addresses will be emailed out before the end of February. You are responsible for covering the cost of creating your edition and for postage. We ask that you create something that can be sent successfully through the mail. Your editions should be postmarked no later than March 21, 2017.
–Optional Theme: Spring Equinox, but make anything that moves you
–Any method of creating is welcome! Just remember, you must be able to make an edition of the design.
–Please make sure your mailing address is up to date throughout the exchange so that you will be sure to receive the prints you exchanged for.
–Once you have completed your entry, please send a jpeg of 300dpi+ to email@example.com to be included in an online exhibit to go up on the New England Chapter website.
And remember, please drop your edition off in the mail no later then March 21, 2017.
If the form below does not work for you, sign up for the exchange here.
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New England Chapter Chair
I just want to remind everyone that there is still open seating for the Open House at Rabelais Books. Please read below for more about the event and where to RSVP.
Open House at Rabelais Books
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm
and subsequent opportunities for light refreshment throughout the North Dam Mill and Downtown Biddeford.
See you there!
Volunteers Wanted: Help Girl Scouts Earn Their Book Artist Badge
The New England chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for our Girl Scout event this year. Once again we will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. offering programs for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge while also offering a program for younger scouts.
The events will be held Saturday March 25th at Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham, MA. We will run a three-hour program for Cadettes in the morning from 9:00-12:00 and then have a two-hour program for younger girls from 1:00-3:00. You can volunteer for just one program or make a day out of it and do both!
For the Cadettes we will do an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. For the younger girls we will do some similar programming in a shorter time frame with only four rotations.
If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.
You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at firstname.lastname@example.org.