Welcome!

The 12th biennial Focus On Book Arts Conference offers five full days of workshops that appeal to beginning as well as advanced book artists. Each class description outlines the skill level criteria, so you are able to easily determine which classes suit you best. You can come for just one workshop or for the entire conference; a range of class lengths lets you tailor an experience just for you.

We have new offerings and popular repeats in both our faculty and workshops. You will find detailed information on this website and in our catalog, as well as information on housing and other conference activities. Many other events are held in conjunction with the conference, and you will want to check out The Artists' Shop, the Trade Show, The Faculty/Staff Exhibit and more.

We are fortunate this year to have two presentations by well known book artists: Shu-Ju Wang is our Keynote speaker, and Hedi Kyle is meeting with us for an informal address. We are quite excited that they are sharing their experiences, their work, and their wisdom; conference participants can attend both!

The 2015 conference also introduces a restructuring of our traditional scholarship offering to a work-study program that allows direct involvement in the conference experience to the recipients of funding. We have named it the Colleen Cavin Fund in honor of a great artist and friend who was such an integral part of the book arts community and this conference.

Enjoy selecting your workshops, and we look forward to seeing you in June!

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