Sunday, May 8, 2016

Call for Work: Decatur Arts Alliance Artists' Book Exhibition

The Book as Art v. 4: Boundless, the annual juried artists’ book exhibition sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance, is currently open for entries! Full information on the exhibition can be found at

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

IAPMA Membership Drive and Bulletin Fundraiser

Fellow papermaking organization IAPMA is running a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE and BULLETIN FUNDRAISER called “Boost the Bulletin.” They are trying to reach new members and reach a wider audience for the Bulletin. IAPMA is looking to sustain and exceed their high quality of printing, design, and editorial work going into the future. If you are not a member, consider joining IAPMA or making a donation at the level of your choosing to receive your own copy of this year’s Deluxe Bulletin, including a special poster with 12 handmade paper swatches, or any of the wonderful “thank you” gifts!

The IAPMA fundraising campaign is here: and will close on May 15th. Help spread the love of paper art around the world!

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Mills College Summer Institute for Book & Print Technologies June 26 – July 1, 2016

Mills College has a long history of teaching book art at the college level, starting with the founding of the Eucalyptus Press in 1930. In the 1980’s, the first separate graduate degree-granting program in Book Art in the nation was developed at Mills. Today, the Mills College Book Art Program includes an MFA program in Book Art and Creative Writing as well as one of the most comprehensive undergraduate programs in the country. We are pleased to announce that we are extending our programming to include a one-week summer institute in book and print technologies that is open to members of the national book art community. The summer institute offers workshops at the master class level, one in material technologies in bookbinding and bookmaking, and one in letterpress and related print technologies. Workshops will be fast-paced and taught at an advanced level. All participants must have prior experience in bookmaking and/or letterpress printing.

The book art studios at Mills College are spacious and well equipped and set within the beautiful Mills College campus in the heart of Oakland. There is a vibrant book art community in the San Francisco Bay Area and participants are encouraged to extend their stay for a few days before or after the summer institute in order to visit places such as the San Francisco Center for the Book, The American Bookbinders Museum and the Letterform Archive, to name a few.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Apply for The Morgan Conservatory's Artist-in-Residence Program, Deadline April 1st

The Morgan is thrilled to announce its new Artist-in-Residence (AIR) opportunity. The residency period runs throughout the year and can be scheduled for anywhere between a few weeks to a few months, depending on the project and work being produced. Selected artists are expected to follow studio rules and cleanup policies at all times during their residency. Artists are required to submit a brief project proposal outlining their timeline and studios needed.

The Morgan provides 24-hour access to its bindery, papermaking and printing studios. In return we ask the artists to contribute to the community by giving an artist talk, demo or open studio. We also request that the artist donates a piece of work created during their time at the Morgan for our archives. At this time, we are unable to offer a materials stipend. Housing is not provided for artists, but may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Deadline: April 1, 2016


  • 1 page project proposal outlining your project
  • A detailed timeline with studios needed
  • Current CV (no more than 3 pages)
  • An artist statement
  • 10-15 images of work created in the past 5 years compiled together in one PDF file
  • An image list detailing dimensions, media, materials and year.
  • Submit your application to

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


The Hayle Mill photographic archive is the best collection illustrating papermaking in the UK and dates back to 1870. Apart from a large collection of prints on paper, Simon Barcham Green also owns a significant collection of 7x7 inch glass plate negatives. Some of these are wet collodion. The detail on them is very fine, despite their age but they are all a moment away from a disastrous accident.

To both protect the image content against accidents and to enable the images to be viewed through the internet, Kent Photo Archive is in the process of digitising the entire collection. Roger Smoothy scans and cleans the images electronically and Roy Moore loads them on their website. All of the glass plate negatives of Hayle Mill are now on line and work will continue on the prints for many months ahead.

THE WEBSITE - - is a UK based non-commercial site dedicated to preserving old images of the County of Kent in the UK. It is run and maintained by a small group of enthusiastic volunteers interested in restoring , displaying and making digital copies of original material available for the public to view.