Thursday, August 23, 2018

Long-time FDH member, Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead, Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing our friend and long-time FDH member, Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead. Below is her obituary. We send much love to her family.

Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead of Middlebury passed away in Porter Hospital from multiple myeloma on July 17, 2018. She was born in Newark, New Jersey on December 12, 1952 to Irwin and Libby (Alperstein) Sharpe.

Deb attended the Eastman School of Music where she studied cello and then the early music instrument viola da gamba. She met her future husband Jeff Lunstead in 1975 when she was on her way to study in Basel, Switzerland. They married in 1977. Jeff joined the United States Foreign Service and they embarked on an international life, living at varying times in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. In 2008 they settled in Middlebury.

Deb began studying weaving and other fiber arts in 1986 and then moved to hand papermaking and to pulp painting, in which she used pigmented paper pulp to create images in a still-wet sheet of newly made paper. (The process can be seen on her website dsharpelunstead.com.) She showed her work at several galleries in Vermont.

She is survived by her husband Jeff, daughter Jenny (John Pappas) and grandson Sam, daughter Julie (Ben Simon), father Irwin Sharpe, sister Bonnie Sharpe and brothers Ken Sharpe and Peter Sharpe.

Deb was buried in the Middlebury Cemetery on July 20 after a service at Havurah House of the Addison County Jewish Congregation. Donations in her name may be made to Addison Home Health and Hospice or to Addison County Havurah.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Artist Opportunities at Women's Studio Workshop

INTERNSHIPS

Paid Nonprofit Management Internship at Women’s Studio Workshop
This six-month internship provides $400/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. The Nonprofit Mgmt. intern is active in communications, marketing, and social media, as well as database management, processing artist residency proposals for jury review, workshop registration, event planning, and more! http://bit.ly/1JManj7
Applications due: December 1st, midnight EST

Paid Studio Internship at Women’s Studio Workshop
This six-month internship provides $400/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. Studio Interns work with staff and resident artists on projects that may include printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and arts administration, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility. http://bit.ly/1JhwqJS
Applications due: December 1st, midnight EST

Ceramics Internship at Women’s Studio Workshop
This three-month internship provides $400/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. The ceramics inter works directly with the Ceramics Studio Manager, preparing for our annual Chili Bowl Fiesta fundraiser. The ceramics intern works on a production scale, creating between 300 and 600 vessels, depending on the studio’s need. They may also teach one of our month-long spring ceramics courses. http://bit.ly/1Ipv2Fk
Applications due: October 15th, midnight EST

RESIDENCIES

Art-in-Education Workspace Residency at Women’s Studio Workshop
This opportunity is for artists with teaching experience, a knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and an interest in working with public school students. Artists teach in the studio 1-2 days/week for the four-week residency. In exchange, they receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access in etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. http://bit.ly/1IXnADD
Applications due: October 15th, midnight EST

Chili Bowl Workspace Residency at Women’s Studio Workshop
This residency supports WSW's annual Chili Bowl Fiesta! Residents divide their time between creating bowls, mugs, and tumblers for the Chili Bowl and working on their own ceramics project of choice. Artists pay $100/week and must contribute 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls by the end of their residency. In exchange, WSW provides on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. http://bit.ly/1h05CHE
Applications due: October 15th, midnight EST

Studio Workspace Residency at Women’s Studio Workshop
This residency is open to artists who want 4-6 weeks of concentrated work time in any of our studios: etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. For $200/week, artists receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. http://bit.ly/1J1Vfxd 
Applications due: October 15th, midnight EST

Ora Schneider Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop
This is a month-long residency for artists residing in Greene, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, and Orange counties. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines. Priority will be given to artists with experience and a working knowledge of etching, intaglio, or monoprint; letterpress; papermakingscreenprinting; photography; or ceramics.
This grant includes a $1500 stipend and 24/7 studio access. Free onsite housing can also be arranged. http://bit.ly/osresrg
Applications due: October 15th, midnight EST

Parent Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop
This is a four-week residency for an artist with dependent child(ren) under the age of 15. Artists may choose to work in any of our studio disciplines: intaglio, letterpress, papermakingscreenprinting, photography, or ceramics. This grant includes a $1000 childcare stipend, up to $250 for travel costs, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. http://bit.ly/parentrgw
Applications due: October 15th, midnight EST

Art in Education Artist Book Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop
This is an eight- to ten-week residency awarded to two emerging artists to create a new artist’s book and teach young people. The resident dedicates her first month to producing a limited edition artist’s book, which is hand-printed and bound in the studio. The second half of the residency, the artist works with young people in WSW’s studios, teaching one to two days/week for three to four weeks, and visiting the students twice in school. This grant includes a stipend of $350/week for up to ten weeks, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access during non-AIE sessions. http://bit.ly/2vIOOxH
Applications due: November 15th, midnight EST

Artist Book Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop
This is a six- to eight-week residency for artists to produce a limited edition book work. Working intensively in our studios, artists print and bind their own books, and are encouraged to create an edition size no larger than 100 and no smaller than 50. The grant includes a stipend of $350/week, up to $750 for materials, up to $250 for travel within the Continental US, free onsite housing, and 24/7 studio access. http://bit.ly/ABrgwsw
Applications due: November 15th, midnight EST

Friday, May 25, 2018

Morgan Conservatory's Summer Workshops

Join us this summer for a workshop in book arts, papermaking, or printmaking!

The Morgan Conservatory’s Summer Workshops are open for registration. This year we are pleased to offer 30 workshops including several focusing on book binding and book arts techniques. The Morgan Conservatory seeks out nationally recognized artists and educators to teach workshops in book binding and book arts, hand papermaking, and printmaking.

Additional workshop descriptions, full teaching artist’s biographies, and registration are available online here http://www.morganconservatory.org/workshops-by-category, or by calling, 216.361.9255.




Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hand Papermaking 20th Annual Auction

Hand Papermaking 20th Annual Auction
May 11 - 20, 2018

​Happening on eBay ​at http://bit.ly/handpapermaking  
For 32 years, Hand Papermaking has been your source for information on the art of handmade paper. This May 11-20, help Hand Papermaking continue its mission and take advantage of fantastic paper-related items during our Annual Auction on eBay​, where 100% of proceeds benefit Hand Papermaking.

Choose from over 90 bargains and one-of-a-kind lots such as supplies, tools, books on paper and book arts, fine handmade papers, art works, paper experiences, and much more!

Connect with Hand Papermaking on their website and social media pages - 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Call for Board of Directors for Friends of Dard Hunter!

Calling all Friends of Dard Hunter!

NOMINATIONS ARE STILL BEING SOUGHT for persons to serve on the Executive Committee Board of Directors (affectionately called ECBOD).

THIS IMPORTANT BOARD guides and oversees the projects, programs and Annual Meetings for the Friends of Dard Hunter. Board members play an important part in the inner workings of our organization and keep the vitality of the Friends ALIVE and thriving.

You may nominate yourself as well as nominate someone who you feel would do a great job and benefit from the Board membership experience.

Please contact Kathy Wosika, Advisory Committee Chair, with any nominations or nominee suggestions as soon as possible. (kw028@mac.com) We need a slate of officers by July or August.

Below is a list of the different positions on the Board and their corresponding Duties. Check them out and see which position fits YOU! Step Up!! Don’t be shy!! You know you want to do it!!

FRIENDS OF DARD HUNTER OFFICER DESCRIPTIONS IN BRIEF:

PRESIDENT (ECBOD, elected 2 yr. term, co-signer of bank accounts)
· official FDH spokesperson, with annual meeting basic registration fee waived;
· initiates policy with ECBOD;
· liaison with Advisory Board.

SECRETARY. ARCHIVIST (ECBOD, elected 2 yr. term)
· prepares, distributes minutes of FDH meetings, ECBOD meetings, actions;
· receives FDH archive materials and deposits them at Ohio University in Athens;
· assists with annual meeting, waiver of basic registration fee.

TREASURER (ECBOD, elected 2 yr. term, co-signer of bank accounts)
· prepares annual budget, and arranges for annual audit & tax return;
· prepares financial statements with Executive Director for ECBOD annual reports;
· assists with annual meeting, waiver of basic registration fee.

VP ANNUAL MEETING (ECBOD, elected 2 yr. term)
· organizes Annual Meeting venue, program, etc., with AM meeting costs waived;
· coordinates planning with site hosts;
· prepares AM budget and timeline;
· prepares web content, forms and registration listing for meeting.

VP COMMUNICATIONS (ECBOD, elected 2 yr. term)
· managing editor of FDH publications, coordinates newsletter with issue editors;
· coordinates annual meeting web content with AM VP and Executive Director;
· prepares budget for publications;
· prepares monthly newsletters with Executive Director;
· assists with annual meeting, waiver of basic registration fee.

VP DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP (ECBOD, elected 2 yr. term)
· prepares membership forms, flyers, ads etc. with C VP and Executive Director;
· develops membership initiatives and outreach;
· guides officer nomination and election process;
· prepares welcome packet for annual meeting;
· assists with annual meeting, waiver of basic registration fee.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Upcoming at Women's Studio Workshop

For more details on these and other workshops visit: wsworkshop.org/summer-art-institute/

Instructor: Mary Hark
We’ve Got the Blues: Indigo Dyeing for Paper & Cloth
Dates: August 20 - 24
Studio: Papermaking
Class limit: 6
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $60

Class description:
Participants will be immersed in studio production, making use of this powerful and historic color on handmade paper and a variety of textiles. Experienced dyers are encouraged to bring works-in-progress and ideas for new projects. Beginners will be introduced to the process of papermaking with fibers that are appropriate for this immersion dye process—such as Asian fibers, flax, abaca, and linen cloth—as well as shibori resist dye techniques. Each participant will be supported and encouraged as they use these processes and materials to expand their creative practice with the breadth of possibility offered by the indigo vat.

Studio work will be complemented by discussion of the historic and contemporary use of indigo; informal critiques of works-in-progress; and technical information for papermaking and dyeing in home studios and classrooms. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of what this color can mean, a portfolio of beautiful samples of indigo blue on cloth and handmade paper, completed work, and the information necessary to continue on this path. This will be an intensive week of indigo dyeing for all levels of experience.

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Instructor: Tana Kellner and Laura Moriarty
Handmade Paper and Encaustic
Dates: August 13 - 17
Studio: Papermaking and R&F
Class limit: 6
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $60

Join WSW in collaboration with R&F Handmade Paints in Kingston as we create contemporary waxed handmade paper works. During the first two and a half days, participants will work with Tana in WSW’s papermaking studio, using cotton, abaca, flax, and ArtFarm fibers. Once we master the basics, we’ll investigate how to best use the special qualities of each fiber, creating collages by layering, embedding, stenciling, pulp painting, and embossing.

After lunch on Wednesday, we will travel to R&F Handmade Paints, where our handmade paper will be just the starting point. After Laura leads an introduction to basic encaustic techniques, students will create deeply layered collages by working directly on the handmade papers or mounting the handmade sheets on panels. Techniques will include saturating, bending, burnishing, dipping, staining, transferring, drawing, and carving.

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Instructor: Tatiana Ginsberg
Layering Paper: Blow-outs, Pulp-Painting, Embedding, and Watermarked Images
Dates: July 23-27
Studio: Paper
Class limit: 6
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $100

Class description:
Everyone is familiar with drawing on paper, but in this class we will make images IN paper. By building images in the wet sheets, participants will achieve a wide range of effects only possible in the papermaking process. Layering paper on paper in the wet stages opens up new possibilities for getting color, form, and imagery into and onto our paper as we make it.

This is a great class for printmakers or anyone who enjoys making marks through drawing, painting, or collage. No prior papermaking experience is necessary, just a willingness to experiment.

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Instructor: Tana Kellner
Parallel Universes: Handmade Paper and Photography
Dates: July 9 - 13
Studio: Papermaking/Darkroom
Class limit: 6
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $135
(Lab fee includes darkroom chemistry and photographic emulsion)

Class description:
Artists will rediscover the excitement of working in the photographic darkroom and the pleasures of making paper by hand. We’ll combine these two tactile processes to create painterly photographic prints on handmade paper. The first two days will be spent making paper from various fibers, suitable for photographic purposes. We’ll explore making standard and shaped paper, embedding, and pulp painting all in preparation for the darkroom. Working with traditional photographic negatives (up to 4” x 5”) or making new digital negatives, we’ll spend the rest of the week learning to size and coat the paper before proceeding to print in the darkroom. No previous experience is necessary.

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Instructor: Sarah Rose Lejeune
Paper Memory
Dates: July 2 - 6
Studio: Papermaking
Class limit: 6
Tuition: $750 members / $800 non-members
Lab fee: $75

Class description:
In this course, we will think through the ways that handmade paper, through its material properties, can hold human imprint. Students will learn to process fibers like abaca and flax with a focus on creating high shrinkage, translucent consistencies suitable for embedding and holding sculptural forms. We will also explore cotton’s potential for low relief casting and embossing. Using traditional and experimental papermaking techniques as a foundation, the class will discuss the relationship between nostalgia and contemporary craft. Students will become comfortable with all aspects of the paper studio, from processing fiber to pulling and drying Western formation sheets, specifically gaining skills with tools like the Reina beater, hydraulic press and vacuum table. This class is open to all skill levels.

You're Invited! Hudson Valley Book Arts Tour

When: June 10, 2018

What: Come join friends of the Center for Book Arts, Grolier Club, Friends of Dard Hunter, and other book and paper-loving organizations on Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 9am-8pm, for a special trip to the west side of the Hudson River, with special tours at Gomez Mill House, Thornwillow Press, Storm King Art Center, and the country home of book collector Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum.

Our first stop, at the Gomez Mill House and Dard Hunter Paper Mill in Marlboro (www.gomez.org), will feature a tour of the oldest standing Jewish dwelling in North America, and the oldest historic dwelling in Orange County, NY, as well as the paper mill, where in 1912, American hand papermaker Dard Hunter re-established hand papermaking in North America.

We will travel to Thornwillow Press in Newburgh (www.thornwillow.com), where proprietor Luke Ives Pontifell, will regale us with handmade books, bindings and paper, as well as lunch at the press. Thornwillow has produced finely printed books for 35 years, 15 of them in Newburgh. Adjunct to the press is The Thornwillow Institute which teaches and perpetuates the related arts and crafts of the written word through fellowships, residencies, workshops, and the sponsorship of publications, exhibitions, and events.

Refreshed, we journey then to Storm King Art Center, an open-air museum located in Mountainville (www.stormking.org). We will be joined by David R. Collens, Director & Chief Curator, for an exclusive tour of what is perhaps the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States, set on 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields. The core collection includes pieces by modern masters, such as Alexander Calder, David Smith, Mark di Suvero, Henry Moore, Douglas Abdell, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, and Louise Nevelson.

We will conclude with libations and nibbles at the country home of Center for Book Arts board member and Grolier Club member, Szilvia Szmuk-Tanenbaum, where participants can relax, enjoy amazing views, schmooze with new friends, and take a dip in an indoor heated pool—no skinny dipping allowed!

We will depart from Manhattan’s Upper East Side at 9am, and return by 8pm the same day. The day-trip cost will be $200 for members of the Center for Book Arts, Grolier Club, and Friends of Dard Hunter, and $225 for non-members. All costs of the tour will be included (transportation, lunch, and admissions). The day-trip cost for people driving themselves will be $100 for members and $125 for non-members (including lunch and admissions, but not parking).

Reservations:
http://centerforbookarts.org/event/hudson-valley-book-arts-tour/

Full Package (member) $200
Full Package (non-member) $225
No Transport (member) $100
No Transport (non-member) $125

Or by phone: Center for Book Arts -  212-481-0295
Or send a check: made out to the Center for Book Arts, 28 W 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

Please reserve by June 1, 2018 as space is limited.