Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

From Plants to Paper to Pulp Painting

Follow papermaker and artist Deborah Sharpe-Lunstead into the field to gather plants from which she will make paper. Join her in the studio to learn about the process of turning those plants and recycled clothing into paper pulp, and watch her creating a pulp painting.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Rock Paper Scissors: Get Your Mojo Movin’ At The Morgan on Oct. 3rd, 2015

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation would like to invite you to the 8th annual benefit and silent auction, Rock Paper Scissors: Get Your Mojo Movin’ At The Morgan. It will be a party you just won’t want to miss!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Send Your Letter of Support to Logan Elm Press!

The Logan Elm Press, combined with the Libraries’ Center for the Book Arts, has suspended operations effective August 1, 2015. 

The Ohio State University Library, home of Logan Elm Press states, 
"This has been a difficult decision and one that was not taken lightly. We recognize the rich history of the press and value the contribution the press has made to the university and the broader stakeholder community since its inception in 1978. University Libraries simply does not have the resources to continue press operations at this time.

The University Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences are seeking potential paths forward for the Logan Elm Press (LEP) following the retirement of the former head of press operations in late 2014."

A strong demonstration of support is needed to assist with negotiations regarding the future of the press. 

Send Your Letter of Support
Write your accounts, stories, testimonials, etc. of what LEP has meant to you and what it means to the future of the book arts and education. Logan Elm Press has established a Gmail account where you can send your letters of support:

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Concerned About Travel Costs to Banff? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be

Fun Fact! Travel and accommodation costs for Banff are on average $300 less expensive than last year's San Francisco conference! That's like getting 100 yards of pellon at $3 per yard and enjoying a paper-filled weekend in the Alberta Rockies. 

  • Average roundtrip flights to Calgary roughly: 
    • from Chicago $418 
    • from New York City $509 
    • from Los Angeles $386 
  • Travel from Airport to Banff Centre is roughly $80 round trip. 
  • Lodging is roughly $127.00 USD a night American (+$11 a night for each additional person). 

More conference information at >

SCHOLARSHIPS: Through generous donations of cash and items for silent and live auctions, scholarships are available for members and students. Learn how to apply for a scholarship or donate now to the scholarship fund.

PASSPORTS: Also, now is the time to begin your passport paperwork if you need to renew or apply for a new one. U.S. Passports & International Travel >

QUESTIONS? Please contact VP for Annual Meetings, Marie McInerney at with any questions.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Sneak Peak of the Conference Speakers - More Presentations Announced Soon!

A Sneak Peak of the Conference Speakers
More Presentations Announced Soon!

2015 Keynote Speaker
David Carruthers of La Papeterie Saint-Armond

Lyndon Barrois Jr
Versatility and Experimentation as (forms of) Migration

Helmut Becker
Breaking, Scutching & Heckling Retted Fibre Flax Plants, Film: The Wee Blue Blossom, and a Presentation of Flax Glossary

Caitlin Chaisson
Half-Time: Manual Resistance in Drawing

Kerri Cushman
Unbound: The Power of Paper

Nicole Donnelly and Mary Tasillo
Pulp to the People: Creative Placemaking / Community Papermaking

Susan Gosin
The Other Branch: Following in the Footsteps of Douglas Howell

2016 Congress in Turkey and 30 Years

Eveline Kolijn
The Paper Landscape

Donna Koretsky
The Significance of the Silkworm in the Invention of Paper in China and its Role Today

Helen O’Connor
The Art of Collaboration and Poetry 

Register for the Conference:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Seed to Sheet: Ann Kalmbach Speaks at Gomez Mill House, Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Dard Hunter Mill, Photo: Chris Panetta, Red Hook NY

Ann Kalmbach, Director and Co-Founder of Women’s Studio Workshop Speaks on Seed to Sheet– Material Sourcing for Papermaking

On Sunday, July 26, at 1pm, Ann Kalmbach will present an introduction to Seed to Sheet, a project aimed at material sourcing for handmade paper. Ann is a co-founder and Executive Director of Women’s Studio Workshop, an artists’ workspace centered on printmaking, papermaking, photography, book arts and ceramics. It is the oldest and only residency program for women artists in the country.