As you can imagine, FOBA has already made some financial outlays related to the 2022 conference which cannot be recouped. While these costs do not put us in financial jeopardy, we are very grateful for the continued support of our community. Donations can be made through our website or postal mail.

Since its inception in the mid-1980s, Focus on Book Arts (FOBA) has been dedicated to supporting book arts in the artist community. Starting with book shows, it has evolved and grown, and is now a five-day biennial conference at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

In 2015, Focus on Book Arts became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Our mission is to develop and present a biennial conference with workshops, lectures, exhibits and other activities related to the book arts.

Putting on a successful conference every two years is a complex endeavor, and a labor of love for many volunteers. A primary objective is financial sustainability. We aim to keep costs affordable for participants, while compensating instructors fairly. Your tax-deductible donation will support FOBA’s educational mission for the 2022 conference while helping us build up seed money necessary for the future.


To donate online, please enter the donation amount and click the Make a Donation button below


To donate by mail, please send a check payable to FOCUS ON BOOK ARTS at the address below:

Focus on Book Arts
c/o FOBA President
PO Box 3201
Sequim, WA 98382


In addition to supporting Focus on Book Arts financially there are many other ways to support FOBA.


We are an all-volunteer organization with a board and conference committee that work throughout the year to prepare for the conference. If you are interested in helping the conference committee with FOBA planning and preparation we would love to hear from you. See our volunteer opportunities.

We are always in need of volunteers during the conference itself.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the volunteer coordinator at


If you, your business or organization would like to be a sponsor of the conference, or provide other significant support, we would be delighted to talk with you about opportunities. Please contact the conference director Hayley Ferber at for more information about being a sponsor of FOBA.


During the conference, we hold a fundraising raffle to support the Colleen Cavin Fellowship program. If you have an item(s) that you would like to donate to this raffle, please contact our events and activities coordinator at


Please contact our events and activities coordinator at if you are interested in donating items for the welcome bags that we give to each of our attendees.