Monday, February 23, 2015

Call for Proposals for Paper Points North, the 2015


It's time to submit proposals for talks, panels and demonstrations for Paper Points North, the 2015 annual meeting! Embarking northward to the beautiful Alberta Rockies, this year’s conference will be held at the internationally recognized Banff Centre, a well respected confluence of art, science, and research. The primary focus of Paper Points North is to question how we honor the traditional methods of papermaking while expanding into new methods of research, innovation, education, and technology.

Deadline for Submissions: April 17, 2015
More information at www.friendsofdardhunter.org




Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fabriano, Italy Paper/Print/Book Intensive 2015 with Lynn Sures


Interested in traveling to Italy this summer? Artist Lynn Sures is leading a Fabriano, Italy Paper/Print/Book Intensive in Fabriano, Italy with the new option of visiting the Venice Biennale and other northern sites. Sponsored by Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, the registration deadline is April 1, 2015.






Thursday, February 19, 2015

New Artwork by Catherine Nash

Catherine Nash, Boat Book II, 2014, Book of high shrinkage flax paper bound with a traditional Japanese stab binding, lashed branches, 30”H x 33”W x 14”D. Photo credit:  Robert Renfrow


Near Colorado? Friends of Dard Hunter member Catherine Nash has a show at the Durango Art Center  Library in March, featuring brand new bookwork. Inspired by nature, and created of handmade paper and natural elements, Catherine Nash's artist books span two decades of creative work.


Title of show - Turning the Page: A Retrospective of Artist Books by Catherine Nash
Opening Reception -  Friday, March 6, 5-7 pm
Exhibition dates  - March 6 - April 30, 2015
Where -  Durango Art Center’s Art Library, 802 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301  Phone: (970) 259-2606  Fax: (970) 259-657
Hours - Gallery & Gallery Shop Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  Administrative offices: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Bull & Branch Spring Issue: Call for Papers


Bull & Branch Spring Issue: Call for Papers

A New Crop of Community Papermaking Studios



From its roots, the ancient craft of papermaking has evolved over centuries, encompassing a broad range of forms along the way. Papermaking has been a utilitarian hand-craft, an industrialized process, and expressive art form. The question is: what form is papermaking taking today? This issue of the Bull & Branch highlights an emerging crop of small-scale, community-oriented papermaking studios. Just as Dard Hunter brought a renaissance in hand papermaking, these groups are sharing hand papermaking in a new way: as creative practice that engages, connects and inspires those within their local communities.


Send in your written contributions! Articles, essays, and interviews related to this topic are all welcome. Please email editor@friendsofdardhunter.org to get started. Deadline for articles: March 19th, 2015.

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.