Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lecture: Indo-Islamic Papermaking Heritage by Alexandra Soteriou, July 13, 2015

You are invited to a lecture 
Indo-Islamic Papermaking Heritage by Alexandra Soteriou
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education
July 13, 2015 3:30-5:00 PM 

To coincide with the Museum’s exhibition, Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy, you are invited to a lecture by paper historian, Alexandra Soteriou. In her lecture, Ms. Soteriou charts the migration of Muslim papermakers in tandem with dynastic movements and shares a seldom-seen view of hand papermaking throughout the Sub-continent, the Himalayas and Central Asia.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

If If Fits, Mail It! Deadline is June 20, 2015

All creatives are invited to send work to 'If It Fits, Mail It', a show of mail art at Acme Art Studios. Please go to the event Facebook page for details. Due date is June 20, 2015. All works received through USP will be hung. 

(Poster created by Dennis Walsak)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Call for Entry: The 11th Paper Biennial Rijswijk

The 11th Paper Biennial Rijswijk will be held from June to October 2016. The aim of the Paper Biennial is to showcase the diversity and ingenuity of contemporary paper art. Artists who would like to participate in the 2016 Paper Biennial are requested to forward their documentation: a CD-ROM or USB stick with high-resolution photographs (capacity of each photo between 2 and 4 MB) of (recent) artworks, a curriculum vitae (in English) and  (printed) details of postal, e-mail and website addresses, to Museum Rijswijk before August 31,  2015 at the address below.

In October 2015 an adjudicating panel will make a selection from the entries submitted and in November/December 2015 the artists will be informed whether their work has been selected for the 2016 Paper Biennial Rijswijk. The CD-ROM/USB will not be returned after the final selection unless a self-addressed envelope is enclosed with the original documentation.

Entries requested for the 2016 Paper Biennial Rijswijk, the Netherlands
Deadline 31 August 2015

2016 Paper Biennial Rijswijk
Herenstraat 67
NL-2282 BR Rijswijk
The Netherlands

For further information contact curator Anne Kloosterboer:  

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Art Exhibition: Paper Transformed at the Northwind Arts Center

Lois James, High Tide
Paper Transformed is the subject and the art of eight Northwest artists to be presented at the Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA. The exhibition, organized by Friends of Dard Hunter member Lois James, will consist of  paper sculpture, book arts, joomchi, paper weaving, paper in space, and any other paper imaginings.  The papers used in the works include watercolor, Japanese, handmade Asian and Western, and dressmaking pattern paper. During the month will be a talk given by the artists on the subject of “Why Paper?”, plus workshops for both kids and adults.

For more information on Paper Transformed and the participating artists, please visit

Saturday, May 23, 2015

New Exhibitions at the Morgan Conservatory with Wood Engravers Network and Claudio Orso

Piazza, Claudio Orso

CLEVELAND (May 15, 2015) – Things are getting groovy.  Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation has invited wood engravers and wood cutters from around the world to present their artwork.

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation will present two concurrent exhibitions in the main gallery featuring Claudio Orso’s Tavola Lunga and Wood Engravers Network‘s Bundles, Collaborations and a Guest.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hungry Bibliophiles, A Paper & Printing Project

Russell Maret is a type designer and private press printer working in New York City who has organized a very special project, Hungry Bibliophiles. Working with Tim Barrett at the University of Iowa Center for the Book, the project is an experiment to see if paper historically was gelatin-sized after printing, and also to create a book meant to be used in day-to-day life.

Read more about the ideas behind the experiment here, and also take a look at the latest update.

A full article about Hungry Bibliophiles will be in the Winter 2015 issue of Hand Papermaking magazine.