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 2021 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
In addition to supporting Focus on Book Arts financially there are many other ways to support FOBA. We are an all-volunteer organization and 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. We are also always in need of volunteers during the conference itself. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jeanne Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Fran McReynolds at email@example.com
If you, your business, or organization would like to sponsor an evening event at the conference, or provide other significant support, we would be delighted to credit you as a FOBA sponsor. Please contact Alicia Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in donating items for the welcome bags that we give to each of our attendees, please contact Fran McReynolds at email@example.com