Category Archives: Events

Paper and Print Exchange

Twelve members recently participated in a snail mail print exchange around the optional theme of Spring. We encouraged participants to create their pieces using any type of medium and format. No size restrictions as long as the items could be sent through the mail. The results are quite delightful, ranging in technique and design, but all pushing toward a much brighter and warmer season.

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USM Book Arts Bazaar

Book Arts Bazaar
Sunday April 9, 2017
10:00am – 3:00pm

A festival with Book Artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, writers and all things related to the book.

University of Southern Maine
Wishcamper Center

Free and Open to the Public

Book Arts Invitation 2017

Gray Parrot

Two non-guild events that may be of interest to members:

Exhibition: January 30 – April 30, 2017
Bookbinding and the Pursuit of the Human Touch: The Work of Gray Parrot
curated by Britta Konau

University of Southern Maine
Great Reading Room, 7th Floor
Glickman Family Library

Free and Open to the Public


Lecture: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:00pm
Bound to be together: Gray Parrot, Leonard Baskin and the Gehanna Press
presented by Richard Ovenden, Bodley’s Librarian, University of Oxford, England

University of Southern Maine
University Events Room, 7th Floor
Glickman Family Library

Free and Open to the Public

11 Miller Street Open House

AFTER DARK:
FRI > MARCH 31, 5:30 –9 PM
IN THE DAYLIGHT:
SAT > APRIL 1, 12–5 PM
SUN > APRIL 2, 12–5 PM
Check out the work of binders and printers McKey Berkman, Barbara Halporn, John O’Regan, Amy Lapidow, Sarah Hulsey and Kate Rich at the Miller Street Artist Open Studios. The studio will also be putting on a bookbinder yardsale: cloth, paper, melinax, a machinist’s toolbox, plus more!
Brochure:
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Event: Tour the Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection

Please join the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers for a special viewing of Providence Public Library’s Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

The Paul C. Nicholson Whaling Collection is comprised of 750 manuscript logbooks describing 1,000 whaling voyages, as well as several thousand printed books on whaling. Special Collections Curator Jordan Goffin welcomes members of the NEGBW to learn about the history and the context of the Collection, and to view and handle volumes that document his quintessential New England industry.

This will be a great opportunity to explore the world’s second largest and a very important collection of whaling logbooks that traveled in the boats that followed the whales all over the world. Topics to be addressed will include bindings and cover materials, both intended and improvised. Also on view will be methods and artifacts of record-keeping while on board the whaling ships, including wood and whalebone stamps carved in the shape of specific whale species (and their flukes) — and used to record sightings and slayings. There will be examples of scrimshaw, harpoons and possibly a narwhal tusk! More details on the Collection are here.

The event is free to New England Chapter Guild of Book Workers Members, but limited to 12 attendees, as space for viewing the collection is restricted. Please sign up by emailing Martha Kearsley at negbwprograms@gmail.com

If you’re planning to travel by commuter rail from Boston, please check the Providence/Stoughton Line Saturday Schedule   Commuter trains travel between Boston’s South Station and Providence Station, which is a 10 – 15 minute walk or drive to Providence Public Library.

Providence Station
100 Gaspee Street
Providence, RI 02903

Members attending should gather in the library lobby at 12:45. Those who arrive earlier are encouraged to visit the library’s current exhibit On the Table.

New England Print and Paper Exchange

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 negbwprograms@gmail.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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kate Levy at negbwprograms@gmail.com or Erin Fletcher at newenglandgbw@gmail.com.

Best,
Erin Fletcher
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New England Chapter Chair

Reminder: Rabelais Open House

Hello everyone,

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
Biddeford, Maine
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm

and subsequent opportunities for light refreshment throughout the North Dam Mill and Downtown Biddeford.

See the original invitation here.

See you there!