Since its inception in the mid-1980’s, 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 2019 conference, while helping us build up seed money necessary for the future. You can make a donation by clicking on the Donate button below.
If you would like to mail in your donation, please send a check to:
Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove, OR 97116