Naomi Velasquez – Peace

Artist Statement I am intrigued with the process of creating layered compositions to communicate the depth of our complex, multi-faceted lives and ever evolving relationships. This book speaks to relationships affected by world events and hope for peace. The book…

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Yoshi Nakagawa – Kingdom Plantae

Artist Statement My friend Danielle Harrington in Tacoma wrote the poem based on our friendship, and I designed & carved the image in response to her poem. We are gardeners and stewards of the land. The edition of 70 was…

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Yoshi Nakagawa – Entre Naranjas

Artist Statement My friend Bryce Lillmars in Los Angeles wrote the poem based on our friendship, and I designed & carved the image in response to his poem. We were housemate in Oaxaca, Mexico—thus the Spanish title translated as “Between…

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Sarah Matthews – Homage to NMAAHC

Artist Statement “Homage to NMAAHC” is a flag book created to celebrate the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Sarah Matthews was inspired after several visits to the museum to create a work in response to what she…

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Margo Klass – Tanana Sun

Artist Statement Low on the horizon, branches of birch, aspen and alder cut sharp patterns against the short-lived light of midday. One feels surrounded. This unfolding box book captures this quality of January light in the arctic north.erge. Materials &…

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Mary-Ellen Campbell – Memories of Aotearoa

Artist Statement This book was completed on an artist residency in New Zealand. It captures the flora and fauna if the environment in whimsical watercolors and haiku. Local abalone shells adorn the covers. Materials & Technique Crown binding, watercolor paper,…

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Margo Klass – Looking Beyond

Artist Statement Looking Beyond is an exploration of integrating space with form and texture as a metaphor for bringing together disparate aspects of one’s being, melding grief with hope, past with present, dark with light. Materials & Technique Concertina album…

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Jean Wyatt – Stitched Flower Bouquet

Artist Statement Decorative paper flower pieces are collaged onto heavy St. Armands paper. The flowers and pages are enhanced with stitching using embroidery floss. The 3 different flower sections are bound into a book using a wrapped tacket binding. Materials…

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Helen Shafer Garcia – Pod Variations

Artist Statement I describe these Collagraph books as “Variations on a theme” due to the repetitive print shapes appearing throughout the book. The shapes are altered with watercolor washes. Color pencils enhance the values and colors. Geometric and organic collage…

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Heather Doyle-Maier – Toaster

Artist Statement Toaster was inspired by an aging appliance with an erratic tendency to scorch whatever food was popped into it and the discussions of fault that then ensued in our kitchen. With room for only a single phrase on…

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Heather Doyle-Maier – Riptides

Artist Statement Riptides explores mother and daughters across four generations, telling layered stories of women as they embrace/reject these critical relationships. Moving from infancy and girlhood to leaving home, and from marriage and motherhood to her own daughter leaving home,…

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Ginger Burrell – The End of the Handshake

Artist Statement The pandemic made us re-think so many behaviors: grocery shopping, in-person offices, public transit. Most of all, the pandemic changed the way we greet and comfort one another. Handshakes became nods, or salutes, hugs became crossed arms over…

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Genevieve Kaplan – a symmetry

Artist Statement This broadside series invites the type of curious interaction that I want for my poems; rather than presenting a legible text alongside a complementary image, they present a poem that is also itself a visual experience. The words…

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Fran McReynolds – The Butterfly Book

Artist Statement This book included a series of first-time experiences for me, including working with wooden covers, binding on cords, heat transfer images, and a somewhat challenging headband. I enjoyed the process. Materials & Technique This is a collection of…

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Elsi Vassdal Ellis – Relative Navigations

Artist Statement I view families in the quantum sense, collaborative quantum entanglements in the multiverse of time and distance. Immediate and extended families are collaborative efforts, some active, some passive, some positive, some negative. The stories in this collection all…

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Elsi Vassdal Ellis – Maribelle’s Compulsion

Artist Statement Having experienced traditional domestication when young, I return to working with quilting fabrics to share stories of women working in the same way. The fabrics used for Maribelle’s Compulsion are scraps too large or beautiful to throw away.…

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Cindy Luxhoj – Window to a Gift

Artist Statement My fascination with excavation as a book art form lead me to take a private lesson from James Allen, a master of the craft. After adapting the technique to my own style, I chose to excavate this first…

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Brenda Gallagher – Wild Aloof Rebel

Artist Statement This book is a collection of quotes from the television sitcom “Schitt’s Creek,” created by Dan Levy and Eugene Levy. Illustrations of sweaters worn by David Rose were drawn by the binder. The design of the binding is…

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Brenda Gallagher – Typographic Terms

Artist Statement This book is an abecedarian book of typographic terms that describe the shapes of letterforms. The glossary was compiled and designed by the binder, illustrations for each glossary term were created by the binder. Printed on an offset…

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Insiya Dhatt – Dreams

Artist: Insiya Dhatt Title: Dreams Techniques & Materials: All the materials to build the mobile are enclosed in a box shaped like a book adding an element of anticipation and storytelling to the experience. One gets to weave their own…

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