Category Archives: Member News

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

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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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Year-end appeal matching grant

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Dear Members and Book-Lovers,

We would like to thank everyone who has donated to the Guild of Book Workers year-end fundraiser.  So far, we have raised about 40% of our goal.  With less than a month before the fundraiser ends, we still have a long way to go.

Our President, Bexx Caswell, has made an exciting announcement: an anonymous donor has pledged to match all donations made from now until January 15th, up to $5,000!!!!

If you haven’t already done so, please consider making a donation to help support the Guild.  You can donate online here.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season,

Erin Fletcher
New England Chapter Chair, Guild of Book Workers

Year end giving

Dear Book Lovers,

We hope that you will consider the Guild of Book Workers in your year-end  giving.  Your support will ensure the continued success of our organization, while helping to build and strengthen our existing membership benefits.  Donors can choose from a variety of thank you gifts, and all donors will be thanked on our website and in an upcoming issue off the Newsletter.  We hope to raise $15,000 by the end of the fundraiser on January 15, 2017.

For more information or to donate now, go to:  Year-End Giving

The Exquisite Corpse

Outgoing Program Chair Erin Fletcher writes on her blog at HerringboneBindery.com about the conclusion of The Exquisite Corpse, a collaboration between the North Bennet Street School second year students and the New England Guild of Book Workers. Erin writes:

An Exquisite Corpse is a method of illustration invented by Surrealists in the early 1910s, where each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence usually without seeing the prior portion. Upon reveal this rule to hide the previous sequences offers up an abstract and amusing portrait. Each student created a plaquette covered in neutral leather (we used Harmatan Terracotta and Brown goatskin) and also completed the “head” portion of the figure. The plaquette’s were about 18in x 6in; allowing each participant to cover a 6in square portion of the board.

The artists statements are included below. Read the entire article on Erin’s Blog.

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Bindery Equipment for Sale

Andrea Lok, current proprietor of the Silver Maple Bindery in Greenfield, MA is hoping to sell all her bindery equipment, tools and supplies AS A SINGLE LOT. Most were originally acquired by Bill Streeter who began Silver Maple in Northampton and then retired in 2008 after nearly thirty years of business and teaching.

All the large items are pictured at the site she created for the sale, as is contact information.
https://sites.google.com/site/binderyitemsforsale

Annual Meeting and Elections

New England Chapter Annual Meeting
The Independent in Union Square (Somerville, MA)
June 26, 2012.  6pm

The New England Chapter will hold an important annual meeting on Tuesday, June 26th, at 6pm. This meeting is open to all current chapter members, but RSVP to Jeffrey Altepeter (bookbinding@nbss.org).  The Independent is at 75 Union Square in Somerville.

Our primary item of business is the election of an entirely new chapter committee.  A special thanks to our nominating committee which was headed by M.P. Bogan, right on the tail of her heroic work as chair of the Local Host Committee for the GBW Standards Seminar.  And a huge thanks to the following members for stepping forward to revitalize our chapter.  The following were nominated and agreed to stand for election to this committee:

Todd Pattison, Chapter Chair
Athena Moore, Secretary
Erin Fletcher and Katherine Westermann Gray, Chapter Programs Coordinators
Stephanie Wolff, Exhibitions Coordinator
Maryanne Grebenstein, Communications Coordinator
Sharon Pattison, Web Binder

The presumptive committee members will be happy to speak with members about ideas for upcoming chapter activities.  Outgoing Chapter Chair, Jeffrey Altepeter, will give one last annual report.

The nomination period has closed, making this an uncontested election.  You may vote at the annual meeting to approve the above slate or vote online in the forthcoming survey (this will be via SurveyMonkey and take place between now and the annual meeting). Short biographies of the candidates will appear here on the blog when the election survey is announced.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to vote in the national GBW election.  You should have received a specific email invitation for that survey, which is linked to your membership email.  If you did not get an invitation please contact Eric Alstrom.