Friday, February 12, 2016

Call for Papers: Show Off Your Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Hand Papermaking

Being a practitioner of hand papermaking means that there aren’t many of us, relatively. Which makes teaching your knowledge even more meaningful.It ensures that the practice will not only continue, but thrive. In the spirit of sharing, this issue of the Friends of Dard Hunter Bull & Branch will feature your tips, tricks, and techniques for hand papermaking.

Your article can be as broad or detailed as your see fit. It can be something you learned from your teacher, or something you’ve discovered in your studio or mill. Topics could be artistic or scientific insights, equipment modifications or fiber discoveries, or suggestions on the ideal papermaking playlist. You got this!

Articles Due April 1, 2016

Optional: Include a Paper Sample
  • Mention your interest in your email to the Editor, and details will follow.
  • 300 handmade paper samples at exactly 2”x3”.
  • Your samples will be featured next to your article in this issue.
  • Handmade paper tip-ins due Due May 1st, 2016
  • More details will follow

Questions? Email

Download the PDF call for articles HERE.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Student Spotlight on Rochelle Brickner, Mixed Media Artist

Rochelle Brickner’s recent work investigates the harmony and discord between living organisms through the use of natural and synthetic materials such as wool, cotton, silk, hand made paper, and plastic bags. She uses the tedious processes of felting and hand papermaking to relate to the systematic cycles in nature. Her BFA thesis work examines fungi and their essential part in our ecosystem through abstracted felt structures with hand made paper.

She graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015 with an emphasis in Fiber. Some of Brickner’s textiles can be found in the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art museum shop and on her website.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Paper Points North: A Look at the 2015 Banff Conference

Missed the 2015 Friends of Dard Hunter Annual Meeting, or looking to relive the conference? Keep scrolling for an overview of the Paper Points North conference that took place at the Banff Centre in October. If you're on Instagram, find photos from conference attendees at #ppnbanff

Monday, January 4, 2016

Student Spotlight on Dallas Price

Name: Dallas Price
Media area: Book Arts + Printmaking

Dallas Price’s senior project at Longwood University incorporates the fragility of handmade paper with untold stories of immigrants journeying into the United States. She works with Kozo to create casted water bottle forms that replicate the disposables found in the desert along these traveler’s paths. The bottle-like forms contain the personal story of an immigrant’s difficult trek and pursuit of the idealized American dream. Price navigates this heavy topic of immigration with great with sensitivity and respect, placing the emphasis on the individual rather than portraying immigration as a threat. Dallas Price presented this work at the 2015 FDH conference at eh Banff Center. She currently assists her professor, Kerri Cushman in papermaking.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Call for Art- Diablo Printmakers Guild First Annual National Juried Exhibition

The Diablo Printmakers Guild, a printmaking student organization at Arizona State University, is hosting a juried exhibition, juried by professor Mary Hood.

The exhibition celebrates the art of the print. All 2D works of all print methods which include a hand-pulled element will be considered. Limited sized of 22" x 30".

All entry fees go to assist students in collaborative projects, exhibitions, and attending conferences.

Deadline: January 10, 2016
Entry Fee: $20

More information about the submission process here.

Opportunity for artists at The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre has an upcoming program that is a great opportunity for artists.

In May, the Banff Cetre is running an artist residency that will focus on artists who reference literature in the work in various mediums. Artists books and papermaking will certainly play a role here.

There is financial aid for this program as well to make the tuition a little easier to manager.

If you are interested, follow the link below to find out more information.