Monday, March 19, 2018

Winifred Lutz at Kansas City Art Institute

The KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice in partnership with the college’s Current Perspectives Lecture Series is pleased to present Nor Boat Nor Fish No River/By the Missouri. The installation is the outcome of a detailed workshop led by artist, Winifred Lutz. The content and forms presented come from Lutz’s interest and research about the Missouri River system, its history, and ecology. Her engagement with KCAI Fiber and Painting courses resulted in the fabrication of dozens of forms included in this site-specific gallery installation. The small gallery presents a curated selection of process samples, methodologies, and prototypes related to her papermaking practice and this project. This project was initiated by KCAI faculty members Marie Bannerot McInerney and Corey Antis.

Widely known for her site-integrated installation sculpture, Winifred Lutz has created major installations and permanent public works in the United States and Europe. Her outdoor installations are known for their remarkable sensitivity to the site, for how they underscore the vegetative and social processes that determine the discrete history of a place. She has traveled to study gardens in Japan, the Sinai Peninsula, and Scotland. Past venues for her installations have included the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the Contemporary Arts Center Cincinnati, and the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.

Known for the work she has done over the past 35 years, Winifred Lutz is a primary innovator in the field of hand papermaking as an art form. Her travel in Japan and Korea to observe papermaking methods and tools has given her a perspective on the craft that has allowed her to combine European and Asian techniques to create unusual hybrid processes. She has lectured nationally and internationally on her unique paper casting methods. Her scholarly explorations of paper techniques have been widely published. Winifred Lutz’s work is the recipient of many awards, including an NEA Visual Artist Fellowship, the PEW Fellowship in the Arts, a PA Council on the Arts Visual Artist’s Fellowship, and an NYC Creative Time Project Grant. In 2012, she received the International Sculpture Center’s Educator Award. Her work is represented in museum and private collections nationally. She lives and works in Pennsylvania. Formerly Laura H. Carnell Professor of Sculpture at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, she is now Professor Emerita.

Public Program: KCAI Current Perspectives Lecture on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m.
{Lecture will be held in Epperson Auditorium on KCAI campus)
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Call for Artists - Morgan Conservatory juried exhibition

The Morgan Conservatory’s sixth juried exhibition, Paper Trails is open to all artists living in the United States. All submitted work must be original and completed within the past three years. Only artwork consisting of at least 50% paper is eligible. Dimensions must not exceed 60 inches in any direction. Each artist is welcome to submit up to two entries.

Juried by:
Nikki Woods, Painter/ Director
Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art
Christina Vassallo, Executive Director,
SPACES Gallery

Best in show: $500
First Runner Up: $300
Three Morgan Conservatory Awards for Excellence
Viewer’s Choice Award: $50 Morgan Gift Certificate

Submission deadline: March 10
Exhibition Dates: March 30 - April 28

For full prospectus and entry form, click herePDF version here

Nonmember entry fee ($30)
Member entry fee ($20)

Become a member here

Friday, February 9, 2018

Women's Studio Workshop Internship & Residency Opportunities


Paid Nonprofit Management Internship
This six-month internship provides $300/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. The Nonprofit Mgmt. intern is active in communications, marketing, and social media, as well as database management, processing artist residency proposals for jury review, workshop registration, event planning, and more!
Applications due: February 15, midnight EST

Paid Studio Internship
This six-month internship provides $300/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. Studio Interns work with staff and resident artists on projects that may include printmaking, papermaking, book arts, and arts administration, in addition to assisting with the ongoing operations of the facility.
Applications due: February 15, midnight EST

Paid Summer Internship
This two-month internship provides $300/month stipend, free on-campus housing, unlimited studio access, and the opportunity to exhibit work at the end of the term. The Summer Intern works in the kitchen and works with the Studio Manager on all ArtFarm-related projects. This two-month internship runs through our Summer Art Institute (SAI) workshops. Summer Intern will focus on honing culinary skills and agricultural knowledge as it relates to non-traditional papermaking fibers. The work will directly contribute to WSW’s community by bringing staff and SAI participants together over a midday meal.
Applications due: February 15, midnight EST


Art-in- Education Workspace Residency
This opportunity is for artists with teaching experience, a knowledge of intaglio, silkscreen, or hand papermaking, and an interest in working with public school students. Artists teach in the studio 1-2 days/week for the four-week residency. In exchange, they receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access in etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics.
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST

Chili Bowl Workspace Residency
This residency supports WSW's annual Chili Bowl Fiesta! Residents divide their time between creating bowls, mugs, and tumblers for the Chili Bowl and working on their own ceramics project of choice. Artists pay $100/week and must contribute 50 glazed or 100 bisqued bowls by the end of their residency. In exchange, WSW provides on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access.
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST

Studio Workspace Residency
This residency is open to artists who want 4-6 weeks of concentrated work time in any of our studios: etching, papermaking, letterpress, silkscreen, book arts, photography, or ceramics. For $200/week, artists receive on-campus housing and 24/7 studio access. 
Applications due: April 1, midnight EST

Studio Residency in Malmo, Sweden
Spend four weeks at KKV Grafik Studio or Sculpture Workshop Monumental! Artists can work in printmaking, woodworking, ceramics, enamel, glass, metal casting, metalworking, model making, and more! Artists receive housing free of charge, but must provide for their own travel, food, and materials.
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST

Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency
Spend four weeks at Atelier Beisinghoff in Diemelstadt-Rhoden, Germany! Artists can work in letterpress, intaglio, etching, and woodcuts! Artists receive housing free of charge, but must provide for their own travel, food, and materials.
Applications due: June 30, midnight EST

Monday, January 22, 2018

Erica Spitzer Rasmussen Wins the 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library announces Erica Spitzer Rasmussen as the winner of the 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her work entitled The Love Affair. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, this annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners also show demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through three pieces of supporting previous work, as well as an ongoing commitment and significant contributions to Minnesota’s book arts community.

The Love Affair is a mixed-media sculptural book handcrafted from pieces of old family letters. Rasmussen was inspired to create the piece when she inherited two handmade wooden boxes filled with love letters exchanged between her maternal grandparents in the 1930s. She delicately cut the letters apart and interspersed them, binding them with a Coptic stitch. To retain the couple’s privacy, Rasmussen cut the pages small enough that significant content couldn’t be read by others. She then placed the book inside one of the wooden boxes crafted by her grandfather, in the twisted form of an infinity symbol, to suggest that the couple might continue their communion from life to death.

Members of the award committee praised the project as “playful, clever, and reverential in its reference to the art of love letters, 17th century fashion, stitching, and symbolism.” Said one judge, “the classical essence in Rasmussen’s piece gives way to an avant-garde play on the notion of a book, with the written letters rendered inaccessible, untouchable and unreadable...and yet, the narrative, the history, and the intimacy are mysteriously palpable.”

Erica Spitzer Rasmussen is an artist who creates handmade paper garments, neckware and small editions of hand-bound books. She received her BFA and MFA at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), which included coursework in Mexico and Greece. Her current work explores issues of identity and corporeality. Rasmussen is a recipient of an Artist’s Assistance Fellowship (1999) and an Artist’s Initiative Grant (2015) from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Other professional highlights
include a papermaking residency in Vienna, Austria (2010), a solo exhibition in Mexico City, Mexico (2012), and a bookbinding residency in Venice, Italy (2016). Her work has been featured in such publications as FiberArts magazine, Surface Design Journal, American Craft magazine, Hand Papermaking magazine, and the Huffington Post. Rasmussen teaches studio arts as a full professor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her artwork is exhibited and collected internationally.

A retrospective exhibition celebrating The Love Affair will be on display February 1 – March 13 in the Cowles Literary Commons on the second floor of the Open Book building (1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis). A reception and artist presentation will take place there Friday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will remain open during the Meet the Finalists event for the Minnesota Book Awards on Tuesday, March 13 at 6 p.m. Rasmussen will also receive special recognition and an award at the 30th annual Minnesota Book Awards Celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Saint Paul, sponsored by Education Minnesota.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Upcoming Winter Workshops at the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory

The Morgan Conservatory’s Winter Workshops are open for registration, and offer opportunities for study in the areas of hand papermaking, letterpress, bookbinding and book arts. Additional workshop descriptions, full teaching artist’s biographies, and registration information is available online at or by calling 216-361-9255.

Hinging and Matting Works of Art on Paper
Taught by Jamye Jamison
Learn and perfect your techniques for hinging and
matting works on paper, and different options for
unique objects.
January 13 2018 | 10 am – Noon | $30

Roycroft Suede Binding
Taught by Fran Kovac
Discover how to bind books using this classic style of
binding from the Arts and Crafts Movement.
January 27, 2018 | 10 am – 4 pm | $90

Check out the full list of classes  ---->

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Hand Papermaking Art Auction - October 2017

Hand Papermaking Art Auction
October 17 - 31, 2017

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After over three decades of celebrating and promoting papermaking through publications and portfolios, Hand Papermaking is excited to present our first-ever Art Auction. You are invited to bid on an impressive selection of paper art by leading artists such as William Wegman, Lesley, Dill, Kenneth Noland, and Jenny Holzer. 

The Hand Papermaking Art Auction takes place October 17-31 on Paddle8 at

All proceeds benefit Hand Papermaking’s ongoing operations and non-profit educational and publishing programs.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Save the Dates! Hand Papermaking 19th Annual Auction

Hand Papermaking 19th Annual Auction

September 15 – 24, 2017

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This September 15-24, you can help Hand Papermaking continue its mission to advance traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand Papermaking, even as you take advantage of some fantastic deals on all sorts of paper-related items: Equipment and supplies, books on paper and book arts, fine handmade papers, art works, paper experiences, and much more!

Don’t miss out on these great papermaking items!

Hand Papermaking’s 19th Annual Auction takes place September 15-24 on eBay at

Choose from over 55 bargains and one-of-a-kind lots. 100% of proceeds benefit Hand Papermaking—show your support!

Get advance peeks at some of the most intriguing auction items starting September 6 on Hand Papermaking’s Instagram page: