Autumn Print Exchange with Lone Star

This fall, we collaborated with our friends in the Lone Star chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers, for an Autumn Print and Paper Exchange.

Each participant created a small edition of prints to send to other participants, +1 (optional) to send to LSC Events Coordinator, Jeanne, for an online gallery.
We welcomed any method of printmaking or paper or book arts, as long as it was editionable.
 
Here is the gallery, below, of the gorgeous work we received.
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Barbara Adams Hebard. “Autumn Equinox at Boston College,” 2018. Acrylic paint on Ragston paper
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Virginia Green. “Equal Night,” 2018. Flurry 118C white paper, printed on a Vandercook No. 4 Proofing Press
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Æleen Frisch. “Paolo and Francesca in the Second Circle,” 2018. Solar plate relief print, with Akua ink on Marigold-infused paper
Evennight, 2018
Erin Fletcher. “Evennight,” 2018. Paste paper with graphite
Kim Neiman, 2018
Kim Neiman. Studio 204. “Hello Pilgrim,” 2018. Vintage copper cuts and wood type letterpress printed on Crane Lettra, Ecru 100% cotton paper
Gather I, 2018
Erica Mena. “Gather I,” 2018. Letterpress printed collagraph and photopolymer, handmade paper
Birches, 2018
Matthew Lawler Zimmerman. “Birches,” 2018. Relief engraving
Pamela Wood, 2018
Pamela Wood. “Fall Party,” 2018. Print and Prismacolor pencil on handmade cedar bark paper
Adrianne O'Donnell,. "Gulf Fritillary," 2018
Adrianne O’Donnell. “Gulf Fritillary,” 2018
medo mendhung (storm clouds), 2018
k. e. sekararum. “medo medhung” (storm clouds), 2018. Copper plate intaglio on handmade Asian papers
Elizabeth Mellot
Elizabeth Mellot. “Eviction,” 2018
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Stu Copans. “Give Peace a Chance,” 2018. Mixed-media reproduction of a papercut (Salaam – Shalom) /carved rubber stamp print/ and an uncancelled John Lennon stamp
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Detail: Stu Copans, 2018
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Cover: Melanie Mowinski, 2018
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Melanie Mowinski. “And you were the light,” 2018. Pressure print, stencil, linocut and handset type.
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NEGBW Print & Paper Exchange gallery

Thirteen members recently participated in our second annual snail mail print & paper exchange around the optional theme of Architecture. We encouraged participants to create their pieces using any type of technique and format. No size or material restrictions as long as the items could be sent through the mail. The prints created are wonderful and varied, in style, approach, and medium, and made for a really fun exchange. Keep en eye out for future exchanges and new themes!

If you’d like to see last year’s print exchange, click here.

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Opening Reception for the American Academy of Bookbinding Open/Set Exhibit – June 8th in Boston, MA

We hope that you can join us for the Boston opening reception of Open/Set, the first traveling show organized by the American Academy of Bookbinding. The exhibit showcases the art of fine design binding created by binders from all over the world. At the reception, we are proud to have four local exhibitors speak about their bindings.

When: June 8th, 6:00 – 8:00
Where: North Bennet Street School, 150 North Street, Boston, MA
Speakers:
Todd Pattison
Colin Urbina
Jackie Scott
Mark Esser (First Place Prize Winner for his binding in the Open category)

If you are able to attend and we hope that you can, please send an RSVP to negbwprograms@gmail.com (can you turn this into a link). In attention to the beautiful bindings on display, we will have light refreshments for your enjoyment.OpenSet Poster

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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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

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.

A Gallery Talk: Beyond Words at the ISG

A Gallery Talk: Beyond Words at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Beyond Words Exhibit Gallery Talk will be given by Valentine Talland, Senior Objects Conservator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. For more information about the Beyond Words Exhibit, click here.
Where:
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115

For directions to the museum, please visit:
http://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/directions
Please plan to arrive at the museum on your own in time for the tour.

When:
Nov. 10, 2016
6:00 pm

Cost:

$20.00

Admission to the museum is included in the fee.

Limited to 15 registrants.

To register for the event, please follow this link: