Pietro Accardi is native to the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano founded and operated the printing press “Tipografia Accardi.” His youth spent in the press led him to paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding. Pietro established “La Legatoria del Sole,” an artisanal bookbindery in Turin, which served Turin’s Municipal Archives and public and university libraries. After coming to the U.S. he started teaching at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Together with his wife Vanessa he has founded Accardi Book Arts: a book arts studio and bindery in Gardnerville, NV to preserve the tradition of handmade books.
– Intensive Marbling on Paper and Fabric
– Secretary Box
Hope Amico (she/her) is a visual artist, writer, and educator who believes we can all benefit from creative practice. Through classes, collage and the Keep Writing postcard project, she encourages collaboration, communication, and interaction. She loves hosting collage meet-ups, teaching classes to encourage creativity and continuing the monthly interactive postcard subscription she started in 2008. Currently she teaches letterpress at the IPRC in Portland and a variety of classes online with SFCB and MCBA.
– Collage Techniques for Altered Books
Ginger Burrell loves making art and supporting other artists in their creative endeavors. Ginger’s primary medium is artist’s books. She has been making artist’s books for 17 years and teaching art for 15. Her work includes photography, collage, monotype, and composite imagery and explores a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the surreal. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and her books are widely held in museums and private and public collections.
–Creativity, Collage and Coptic Stitch
– Four Seasons in a Spiral Tunnel Book
Mary-Ellen Campbell, holding advanced art degrees from Michigan State University and Pratt Institute, NY, is professor emerita of art after teaching 34 years. She has taught book arts workshops abroad and across the United States at San Francisco Center for the Book, the Mendocino Art Center, and other art centers in CA, OR, and AK. More than 16 solo and 85 group shows have included her mixed media art books. Her 12 art residencies, where she made numerous books about place, include New Zealand, Australia, Finland, Costa Rica, Turkey, Kenya, and various states.
– Artbound-Binding Techniques for Single Sheets
–Sun and Earth
Robert Choe-Henderson is a gay Korean American artist and educator from Orlando, Florida. Inspired by the many book arts techniques of East Asia, Robert promotes and teaches traditional Korean papermaking as part of a small handful of hanji instructors in the United States. He holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Western Carolina University, and a MFA in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book. Robert is a development committee member within the Korean American Artist Collective (KAAC), the Spring 2023 Artist-in-Residence for the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, and most recently the recipient of an emergency exhibition grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts.
– Hanji: Hand and Vat
Kristen Doty has a passion for drawing, painting, and calligraphy, and she delights in using a variety of media. She is inspired by beauty and detail seen everywhere around us. Her works have been included in juried exhibitions and published in art magazines and books, as well as prints, posters, greeting cards, logos, and book titles. She enjoys sharing her passion by teaching workshops and at conferences across the USA and abroad.
– Drawing & Lettering Sketchbook
Hayley Ferber is an artist, educator, and curator living in Brooklyn, New York. She explores nautical and maritime themes through artist books and printmaking. Hayley has exhibited her work at the Kalamazoo Book Art Center, Equity Gallery, Chashama, Pelham Art Center, Wickford Art Association, San Francisco Center for the Book, 92NY, and Aqua Art Miami. With over 15 years of teaching experience, Hayley has taught workshops at the Swiss Institute, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Brooklyn Public Library, and Gallery North. She received her MAT in Art & Design Education from RISD and BS in Studio Art from NYU.
– Intro to Artist Books
Erin Fletcher is the owner of Herringbone Bindery, where she crafts one-of-a-kind fine bindings and small editions for various clients and institutions. Her work is regularly exhibited throughout the US and abroad. Her work is collected by The Grolier Club, Boston Athenaeum, and UCLA, along with several private collectors. She first discovered a love for bookbinding while studying at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. This experience brought her to study bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston where she graduated in 2012. She regularly teaches book arts workshops online and at venues throughout the US.
– Exploring Embroidery on Paper
Brenda Gallagher is a graphic designer, book artist, and fine bookbinder. She is an enthusiastic teacher of letterpress and bookbinding for students of all ages. Brenda is also a graduate of the American Academy of Bookbinding in Telluride where she earned a diploma of design fine binding.
– Beaded Miniature Books
– Design with Scraps to Make a Hard Cover Long Stitch Journal
Helen Shafer Garcia
Helen Shafer Garcia is a painter, mixed media, book artist, ceramic artist, and award-winning illustrator. Helen’s watercolor illustrations have graced the cover of brochures, garden articles, and advertisements of numerous international resorts and magazines for more than 35 years. Helen holds a BA degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in illustration and ceramics. She is a signature member of San Diego Watercolor Society and teaches watercolor, book arts, and mixed media workshops internationally and across the US. International locations include New Zealand, France, Mexico, and Canada.
– Watermedia Approaches for Book Structures
– Woven Stitch Collagraph Book
Laurel Roos Herbeck is a retired secondary Art teacher. She has extensive experience in drawing, painting, printing, collage, mixed media, weaving, and stitching, and has been making art books since 2009. She is a founding member of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild and current Vice-President of the Board. She is a long time member and former weaving instructor for the Fairbanks Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild and former president of the Alaska Art Education Association. Laurel has resided in Fairbanks, Alaska since 1976 where she continues to teach workshops, develop curriculum, and practice fiber and book arts.
– Coptic Cross Stitch Journal
Margo Klass is a mixed media artist whose work includes constructions and artist books. In both, natural and found objects are springboards for content, often narrative but always symbolic of meaning beyond what the objects suggest. Aesthetically she draws from her study of medieval art and travel in Japan. She has received awards from the Rasmuson Foundation and Alaska State Council on the Arts. In 2015 she received the Governor’s Individual Artist Award. Her work is in the Alaska State Museum, Anchorage Museum, University of Alaska Museum of the North, Pratt Museum, and other public and private collections.
– The Unfolding Box Book
– Woodland Journal
Ann Kronenberg is an artist and writer who creates bookworks, sculptural objects, installations, works on paper, handmade paperworks, wearables, performance, and combinations of these forms. She writes memoirs, essays, and texts for her bookworks. She has exhibited her art at venues in New York City and nationally. She studied art and art history extensively, and has an M.F.A. from Hunter College, CUNY. Her undergraduate major was biological sciences (A.B., Cornell University), and she taught science and worked in laboratories for many years. Her science background informs her subject matter and analytical approach to art.
– Intelligent Design: Creating Your Own Book Structures
– Interlocked Woven Paper in Book Arts: Structure and Ornament
Roberta Lavadour lives and works in rural eastern Oregon and has been exhibiting artist’s books and design bindings for more than 25 years. Her work is fueled by a rampant curiosity and inspired by everything from estate sale finds to her tangled family history. Like many book artists, she’s well-versed in papermaking and printmaking as well as a wide swath of bookbinding. She’s always looking for ways to push established book structures in new directions and has introduced several innovative designs to the book arts field.
– Funky Foldy: Fun Structures for the Studio or Classroom
– Variations on the Sewn Board Binding
Elline Lipkin is a poet, nonfiction writer, and academic. Her first book, The Errant Thread was chosen by Evan Roland for the Kore Press First Book Award. Her second, Girls’ Studies, was published by Seal Press. Her poetry has been published in contemporary journals and she has been in residence at Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, and Yefe Nof. She served as Writer in Residence at Paper and Book Intensive (PBI). She teaches creative writing workshops and from 2016-2018 was the Poet Laureate of Altadena and edited the Altadena Poetry Review.
– Writing in the Blanks
Sarah Matthews is a skilled printmaker and book artist with a background in art and business. She holds an MA in Art & the Book and an MBA with a Marketing Concentration. Her works have been exhibited internationally and are part of prestigious collections at institutions such as Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Mrs. Matthews is a dedicated educator, teaching at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and various art centers.
– Block Printed Flag Books: A Creative Fusion
Abigail Merickel lives in Oregon and Oaxaca, Mexico. As a printmaker, she experiments with the following techniques: monotype, collagraph, relief, intaglio, and lithograph. She has a degree in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Italy and a Masters in Teaching from George Fox University in Newburg, Oregon. She conceived of, curated,and received an Oregon Cultural Trust grant for her project: Consciousness: Contemporary Printmaking in Oaxaca at the Rufino Tamayo Studio, three exhibitions and art catalog (2020-2021). She has worked as a teaching artist in public schools in Oregon for more than twenty-five years.
– Solar Plate Etching and Monotype Workshop
Yoshi Nakagawa is a visual artist based in Tacoma, WA—specializing in printmaking for over 24 years. Raised in Portland, OR, she pulled her first print at the University of Puget Sound, and continued her craft in Seattle and Oaxaca, Mexico. Her artwork is influenced by patterns of the natural world and Japanese textiles, along with experiences living in Oaxaca and Japan. She has exhibited and taught workshops in the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, South Africa, and Honduras.
– Native Plant Transfer Printmaking
– Nengajo Linocut Paper Quilt Exchange
Casey Newman is a naturalist and artist who incorporates nature into her work, creating a unique way to connect with the beauty of nature. She prints leaves onto fabric and paper using only the natural pigments found within each leaf. Prints show the unique details of the plant and tell a story of season and place. Casey also grows and gathers natural materials to make dyes for fabric. Her work is centered around northwest native plants and she is inspired by living and working at Cedar Dell Forest Farm on the outskirts of Portland, OR.
– Botanical Printing and Creating a Nature-Inspired Book
– Indigo Dyeing Fabric and Paper
Shawn Sheehy has been teaching in the book arts since 2001. His broadsides and artist book editions have been collected by such prestigious institutions as Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, University of Chicago, Library of Congress, UCLA, and Harvard. Sheehy’s trade pop-up book Welcome to the Neighborwood (a mass-market version of his artist book) was released in 2015, winning numerous awards. The mass-market version of his artist book Beyond the Sixth Extinction was released through Candlewick in October 2018. He holds an MFA in the Book Arts from Columbia College Chicago.
– A Satisfaction of Movable
– Movable Magic: The Animating Binding
Elsi Vassdal Ellis is an alchemist and storyteller. She taught design production and book arts at Western Washington University for 40 years. Her narratives are distilled from current affairs, common experiences, memories, and materials to emerge in book form. As EVE Press she has produced 175 editions (offset, letterpress, inkjet, printmaking) and 145 unique books since 1983 in a well-equipped studio. Her work is permanently housed in over 150 collections including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Yale University Library, and The Wiener Library for the Study of Holocaust and Genocide.
– Moving Steps Binding (A variation of the Dragon Scale binding)
– Panel Book with Box
– Reimagining the Humble Rubbing
– Stick Binding