2024 Conference Recap

After a few years away, we were very excited to be able to hold the conference at Western Oregon University (WOU) in Monmouth, Oregon on June 26 – 30, 2024.  We want to thank everyone who participated in making the 2024 FOBA Conference a successful one, including our sponsors, instructors, attendees (both first timers and returning), trade show vendors, artists, volunteers and our amazing board who organized this conference. Additionally, we thank the staff of WOU for accommodating us and assisting in making our conference a success.

1, 2 and 3-day workshops were held during the 5-day conference, which included 29 Workshops by 18 experienced book artist instructors. There were workshops for all levels from beginner to advanced.

We had a variety of events and activities during the conference including 2 receptions. Some of the highlights included:

  • Faculty-Staff Exhibit & Book-mingle: Works of art on display by instructors and conference staff
  • Trade Show vendors selling materials, supplies and tools for book artists
  • Artists’ Fair: Artists from the conference selling their creations
  • Fundraising Raffle and Silent Auction: Donated items were raffled to support the Colleen Cavin Fellowship program and the conference
  • Keynote Speaker Sarah Maker

We’re so glad you were able to join us at FOBA 2024 in Monmouth, OR! We hope you had a wonderful time learning, teaching, making, and/or mingling! Your enthusiasm made this year’s conference a success, and we so appreciate your contributions.

We hope to see you at FOBA 2026!

See the FOBA 2024 Photo Gallery

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