Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Call for Chasing Paper Exhibition at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts in Oregon


Location: Lake Oswego, Oregon (20 minutes south of Portland)

Show Dates: June 24, 25 & 26, 2016

Application Deadline: January 31, 2016

Apply online beginning November 2, 2015 at

This community festival is a large celebration of art that draws about 25,000 visitors. Presenting over 1500 individual works in juried exhibitions and a large open show, the Festival revolves around the Special Exhibit. The theme for this year’s juried Special Exhibit is Chasing Paper. The Exhibit is open to handmade paper and paper arts to include sculptural designs, papier-mache’, folding, curling and laser cutting, excavated books, quilling and other forms of manipulated paper. The Exhibit seeks to explore the unconventional use of this commonplace material in producing extraordinary arts through its manipulation. A $35 non-refundable entry fee covers up to 3 three works.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Save the Mills College Book Arts Program

The Mills College Book Arts Program is in danger of being shut down.

 Voice your support-

 online at

Or write a letter to:
Sharon J. Washington
Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Mills Hall 204
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613

Or call 510-430-2096

Or email

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Online Class from PaperLove - Starts on Oct. 5th

PaperLove is Rachel Hazell’s e-course. Developed to enable everyone, no matter where they live, to work with Rachel to develop their creativity through the medium of paper.

The course unfolds over five weeks and includes step-by-step instruction on the creation of over 20 paper projects including folded and stitched books, boxes, and unusual ideas, perfect for ingenious presents using easily-available resources.

Each week has a theme; Paper, Collage, Words, Books and Mail. Rachel provides plenty of inspiration for how you might fill the pages of your creations whether with words, images or other acts of imagination.

From origami to collage, there is plenty of opportunity to develop your own interests while being encouraged to discover new ones. Reflective writing exercises encourage the telling of inner stories. Each PaperLove course creates its own private community on Facebook where you can share ideas, photographs and enjoy the support of like-minded creatives.

Click here to read more about the PaperLove ecourse, read testimonials and view the class gallery.

Next class begins on October 5th. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Venerated Surfaces exhibition opens at New Elements Gallery

Shown Above Left: Fritzi Huber, Flotsam: Gyre #1, Mixed Media
Shown Above Right: Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Small Brown Vessel, Ceramic

Join New Elements Gallery on Friday, September 25th, from 6 to 9pm, to celebrate the opening of Venerated Surfaces!

Venerated Surfaces features two of Wilmington's most celebrated artists, Fritzi Huber and Hiroshi Sueyoshi. Fritzi Huber crafts handmade paper inspired by the intersection of earth and water. Hiroshi Sueyoshi masterfully sculpts clay vessels that reflect nature.

The public is invited to meet with the artists during the opening reception on September 25th, from 6 to 9pm, in conjunction with Downtown Wilmington's Fourth Friday Gallery Night. Enjoy complimentary refreshments as you observe these great works.

Venerated Surfaces will remain on view until October 17, 2015, Tuesday-Saturday11am-6pm at  
New Elements Gallery, 201 Princess St., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory Announces Fall Workshop Schedule

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation in Cleveland, OH is proud to announce more fall and winter workshops than ever before. With a dozen workshops to choose from, there's something for everyone.

Please visit to find out more or to register for a workshop or call (216) 361-9255.