Sunday, January 18, 2015

Paper Dolls: An Exhibition by Katy DeMent and Guest Artist Sylvia Kay

Paper Dolls: Handmade Paper Clothing & Unique Silver Jewelry
Katy DeMent & Guest Artist Sylvia Kay

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 14, 5-8 pm till 2/28 by appointment 

Decatur, GA – Sycamore Place Gallery is proud to present “Paper Dolls: Handmade paper clothing & unique silver jewelry” featuring the work of paper maker Katy DeMent. 

Katy DeMent is a fiber artist based with a focus on handmade papers for over 30 years. She grew up in North Carolina under a sewing machine, surrounded by quilting great grandmothers, gardening great aunts, and mom. When mom went back to work she lost her personal seamstress.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on CA Fine Printing

Peter & Donna Thomas ~ Williams Andrew Clark Memorial Library ~ Los Angeles

The Stephen A. Kanter Lecture on California Fine Printing:
“The Work of Peter and Donna Thomas, Wandering Book Artists: Making Physical Books in the Digital Age”
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
4:00 p.m.
Given by Peter and Donna Thomas, Book Artists
Peter and Donna Thomas use their “Wandering Book Artists” trip as a way to expose audiences to the concept of the artists’ book. Peter begins by addressing such questions as: What is a book? What is an artists’ book? What are the aesthetic attributes of an artists’ book? What is the history of the artists’ book? Where does one find one? How does one look at a book as a work of art? What is the difference between making a book to publish information or text and making a book as a work of art? The Q&A is followed by a slide presentation surveying the books Peter and Donna have made over the last thirty-five years. After the talk the audience will have the opportunity to look through their current books in print. The lecture includes a performance of a song or two on their ukulele book.
Peter and Donna Thomas are book artists, papermakers, and letterpress printers who write, illustrate, and bind their own books. They work both collaboratively and individually. From the beginning in 1977, their aim was to create limited edition fine press books made of the finest materials and produced to the highest standards of quality, in both full size and miniature format. This aesthetic guided their work as they explored making non-traditional book structures and shaped book objects. In 2002 they wrote More Making Books by Hand: Exploring Miniature Books, Alternative Structures and Found Objects, a manual for binding the book structures they had developed. From 2010–14 they have intermittently traveled the United States as the “Wandering Book Artists,” giving talks, workshops, and demonstrations to both academic and community-based audiences. 

Registration Deadline: January 14, 2015

Admission is complimentary, but advance registration is requested:
Please be aware that space at the Clark is limited and that registration closes when capacity is reached. Confirmation will be sent via email.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Paper on the Press: 2014 Conference Overview

Dear Friends,

It was wonderful to see many of you in the beautiful city of San Francisco this past October at our Annual Meeting, Paper on the Press. It was exciting to continue the tradition of collaborating with an allied organization, American Printing History Association (APHA), to bring together a program full of multi-faceted exhibitions, tours, and presentations. We gained a great deal from exchanging traditions and ideas with the members of APHA, and I am proud that their members had the opportunity to learn so much about paper and its history from the Friends.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Portland, Oregon's Community Hand Papermaking Studio Needs Your Help!

For the past two years the small business, Pulp & Deckle, has established itself as a community resource for artists and curious creatives who want to work with the medium of handmade paper. The studio offers an array of services, including membership which gives artists access to specialized equipment and tools. Co-owner & visual artist, Jennifer J. Woodward teaches a variety of workshops in the space where students of all levels and experiences are welcome.

Meet the New ECBOD!

This year's Annual Business Meeting has introduced a new group of officers for the Executive Council and Board of Directors (ECBOD). Keep reading to meet the group! Also, a special introduction to our new Executive Director, Paul Romaine, will be shared with you soon.

Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on material process and time-based media. Her work features mythological narratives, images of the North American rural Midwest,

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Announcing the 2015 Conference Location!

Clear your calendars! The 2015 Friends of Dard Hunter conference is set to take place from Thursday, October 22 to Saturday, October 24 at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.

More information to come about registration and room reservation.