Shā Towers – Tabula Rasa (2021)

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: This simple sewn pamphlet structure incorporates 140 lb. watercolor paper and Zanders Mill Elephant Hide paper. I created the hand lettering, mark making, and staining with a variety of calligraphic tools such…

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Shā Towers – Seeds of Joy

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Materials include board covers, French Paper Company’s Dur-O-Tone paper for the body and spine and Zanders Mill Elephant Hide paper for the covers. The flags are hand-treated with walnut ink and watercolor…

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Shā Towers – Extremists

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: This artist’s book features a piano hinge construction using Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper as the pages and pins and Zander Mills Elephant Hide paper as the concertina fold spine…

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Sarah Morgan – Vote at Home

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Hedi Kyle’s book, Art of the Fold, provided the structure. I painted Tyvek for the cover. Leftover envelopes from mail-in ballots made up the folded pocket accordion. Colored pencil lettering and postage stamps…

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Rhonda Luongo – The Realm

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Book board covered in tea-stained teabag paper, accentuated with gold and copper leaf, antique handwritten letter reproduced on archival cardstock stained with walnut and pigment inks, hand-colored collaged elements on archival paper,…

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Paul Johnson – Happiest in My Workroom

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: This is a two-fold pop-up panorama inspired by Lothar Meggendorfer’s International Circus. Dovetail joints join all the individual units so the whole structure can be taken to pieces. It is made with…

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Naomi Velasquez – Patterns

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Materials: Found book, found maps, gesso, ink, acrylic paint, water based spray paint, adhesives, embroidery floss. Techniques and processes: Altered book, handmade stamps, embroidery, collage, spray painted stencils, typewritten printing. About the…

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Michele Kamprath – Desert Dreams/Redwood Home

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: This structure is an accordion with a wrap-around cover/enclosure. The paper used for the accordion and the signatures was eco-dyed with maple, alder, redwood, and other local plants.  One of the papers…

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Mel Hewitt – My Heart Resides

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: The book began by playing with my favorite painting medium, ArtGraf graphite sticks, sanguine color. With Japanese calligraphy brush in hand random strokes reminiscent of chaos and cacophony were thrown throughout pieces…

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Marvel Maring – Taking Flight

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Drum Leaf binding with colored pencil and pop-ups. About the work: This book is in honor of a woman who took care of me as an infant until the age of nine.…

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Margaret Beech – CREATE

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Dylusions spray inks. Star book. Paper punches. Sakura glaze pen. Cutouts and pullouts. About the work: My studio is my happy place. I am my hands and feel driven to create and inspire others.

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Margaret Beech – Be Inspired

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Dylusions spray inks. Star book. Paper punches. Sakura glaze pen. Cutouts and pullouts. About the work: My studio is my happy place. I am my hands and feel driven to create and inspire…

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Laura DeGrace – Portland OR

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: The overall box/book structure is one I learned at a recent Sitka workshop here in Oregon. The teacher was ME Campbell. The paper is Japanese decorative paper (brown and green) and the…

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Kazumi Seki – imbued

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Imbued consists of three parts: a crumpled paper, a piece of paper, and a container, and they are a metaphor of something I would let go of, my wish and myself. The…

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judy hurcomb – Spinach, radishes, peas

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: This book is made from 2 cardboard “bolts” which are used in retail fabric displays. Both the inside and outside of the coptic bound book is covered in seed packets (that I…

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judy hurcomb – home

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: This book is made from 2 cardboard “bolts” which are used in retail fabric displays. It is made of commercial and original images. Original images painted with acrylic paint are torn and…

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Jackie Patten – Among the Trees

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: During the creation of this book, I had the assistance of friends, family, book arts instructors, and other artists for which I am grateful. It reminded me any form of creativity is…

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Genevieve Kaplan – May I

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: I used a seed catalogue page, yellow cardstock I hand-printed with mint leaves from my garden, double-sided tape, and ink in creating my book. The book form is the “Guest Book” from…

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Elsi Vassdal Ellis – Tesserae

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: Square Lego tiles used to create a mosaic pattern printed with 3 inks mixed on the press to create different color variations of the tile pattern. The first ink was white. It…

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Angela Batchelor – And Here We Have Idaho

FOBA 2021 Challenge Book Technique and materials used: 12 Idaho State symbols are catalogued with the use of cyanotype images and transparency overlays, while lyrics from the State song are interspersed on each page. The pages are rust printed paper.…

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Virginia Farnsworth – Little Ginnie At Play

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2018 Editions: 1 Dimensions closed: 4” x 6” x 6” Materials: family photos, matte photo paper, card stock 4-ply archival mat board Artist resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Little Ginnie At Play illustrates the depth and…

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Stephanie Wolff – Place Memory

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2020 Editions: 4 Dimensions closed: 6.25” x 4.75” x .5” Materials: acrylic ink, paper, bookcloth, board Artist resides in Norwich, Vermont In the first months of the pandemic, I found myself thinking back on moments…

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Shā Towers – Invisible Worlds

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021 Editions: 1 Dimensions closed: 6.25” x 8.5” x 0.5” Materials: paper, board, leather, walnut ink Artist resides in Woodway, Texas Invisible Worlds is a visual and poetic exploration on a text I wrote reflecting…

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Roberta Lavadour – Place

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021 Editions: 1 Dimensions closed: 5” x 5” x 1” Materials: handmade paper crafted by the artist from daffodil leaves, cattail, tule, sedge, tall oat grass and other fibers, silk and cotton thread Artist resides…

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Rhiannon Skye Tafoya -Ul’nigid’

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2020 Editions: 44 Dimensions: 11” x 11.25” closed; 11.25” x 23.5” x 5.625” assembled Materials: handmade paper, paper, ink, book board, book cloth, magnets Artist resides in Lawrence, Kansas Printing was achieved using photopolymer plates,…

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R D Burton – Company Housing

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021 Open Edition Dimensions closed: 7.25” x 6” x 2” Materials: HammerMill color copy 80#, museum board, Tyvek , magnetic closure Artist resides in Havre de Grace, Maryland Our family moved into company housing at…

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nif hodgson – light, contour & exciting the field

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2019/2021 Editions: 33 ev Dimensions closed: 4.25” x 7.5” x 0.5” Materials: letterpress and screenprint ink, surface gampi, peach-fuzz textured paper, hand-backed silk, translucent film Artist resides in Los Angeles, California light, contour & exciting…

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nif hodgson – fluid horizons

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2017/2021 Editions: 23 ev Dimensions closed: 3.5” x 6” x 0.75” Materials: screenprint and archival pigment ink on translucent film Artist resides in Los Angeles, California fluid horizons is a visual meditation on the interwoven…

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Nancy Hart – Interior

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2019 Editions: 1 Dimensions closed: 6” x 6” x 2.5” Materials: wood, paper, paint Artist resides in Odessa, Texas The book Interior relates to living in and moving from many locations. The spaces shown are…

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Mary Maisch – Ode to Decay

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2020 Editions: 1 Dimensions closed: 7.75” x 7.75” x 3.5” Materials: binders board, book cloth, eco-dyed Arches text wove and Rives BFK, Lamali Lokta papers, driftwood, wasp nest, cottonwood bark, spruce bark, moose tooth, lichens,…

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Margy O’Brien – Where I Live

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021 Editions: 1 Dimensions closed: 10” x 4.5” x .25” Materials: commercial and handmade papers, ink, stick closure Artist resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico I have kept watercolor field journals for many years to record…

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Lucy Childs – A Blustery Day on Quiet Island

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2019 Editions: 1 Dimensions: 6” x 22” open; 6” x 11” closed Materials: cotton thread on linen, wool backing and wool cover; cloth-covered clamshell box Artist resides in Martinez, California Blustery Day on Quiet Island…

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Kazumi Seki – ふたつの家/Two Homes

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2018 Editions: 12 Dimensions closed: 6” x 6” x 0.25” Materials: paper, board, tyvek, ink Artist resides in Yokohama, Japan British psychologist, psychiatrist, and psychoanalyst Edward John Bowlby characterized secure attachment as providing a safe…

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Karen Kunc – TypeCity

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2018 Editions: 3/8 Dimensions closed: 7.5” x 4.5” x .25” Materials: letterpress on handmade paper, accordion folded into covered boards Artist resides in Lincoln, Nebraska A typographic landscape of towers and labyrinths, imaginatively unreal, echoing …

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Karen Kunc – LandEscape

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2016 Editions: 10/40 Dimensions closed: 6” x 5” x .5” Materials: woodcut, letterpress, handmade watermarked paper, covered box Artist resides in Lincoln, Nebraska In this bookwork, the format and paper itself create the landscape of…

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Hannah Batsel – Ephemerus

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2017 Editions: 45 Dimensions Closed: 8.75” x 6.25” x 1.25” Materials: paper, ink, book board, metal brads Artist resides in Chicago, Illinois Ephemerus is a 2017 artist’s book edition from the Marjorie S. Coffey Library…

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Elsi Vassdal Ellis – Washoe Pinned

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021Editions: 10Dimensions closed: 8.125” x 12” x .875”Materials: cut down manila file folders, binder’s board, Asahi book cloth, Chicago posts, cord, inkjet photographic papersArtist resides in Bellingham, Washington I do not possess a highly superior…

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Ellen Wiener – Seven Wells

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2018Editions: 4/5 evDimensions closed: 8.25” x 5.5” x .5”Materials: Japanese paper, watered silk, card, ink jet, casein, pencil, oil, chalkArtist resides in Southold, New York Seven Wells is a book based on the paradise themes…

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Ellen Knudson – Rule of Thumb

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021Editions: 40Dimensions closed: 11” x 6.5” x 1.5”Materials: colorplan 300 gsm paper, letterpress ink, tyvek, book cloth, metal brads and grommetsArtist resides in Gainesville, Florida Rule of Thumb is a moveable book about the historical…

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Cheri Marks – A Case of Equilibrium

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2020Editions: 25Dimensions closed: 5.25” x 8.5” x .5”Materials: paper, ink, placemats, photopolymerArtist resides in Tallahassee, Florida A Case of Equilibrium explores the relationship between cyclical systems that occur, whether by deliberate choices or natural forces,…

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Charlotte Bird – Southland Odyssey

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2020Editions: 1Dimensions Closed: 17.5” x 16” x 4.5”Materials: accordion book quilt, 24 quilted panels mounted on plexiglass, paper hinges, commercial and hand dyed cotton, eco felt, lutradurArtist resides in San Diego, California Curiosity and love…

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Carrie L. Larson – In the flow

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021Editions: 1Dimensions closed: 2” x 5” x 0.5”Materials: paper, watercolor, pigment ink, museum board, screw postArtist resides in Hoquiam, Washington When I consider where I live, immediately a particular view comes to mind — that…

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Amy Siedenstrang – Infinity

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2021Editions: 1Dimensions closed: 12” x 9” x 5”Materials: watercolor paper, ink, fusible interfacingArtist resides in Boise, Idaho The inspiration for this book was a visit to a giant redwood tree, the mother of a grove…

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Amina Cheema – To Home It May Concern

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition Completed 2020 Editions: 1 Dimensions closed: 8” x 5.7” x 0.5” Materials: paper, thread, printing ink, chord, metal brad Artist resides in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan A single soul is having an encounter with the space of…

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