VENDOR MARKETPLACE

We are grateful for our sponsors’ support this year as they helped make it possible for us to offer these virtual sessions at no cost to you.
 
Please visit the Vendor Marketplace on the FOBA website until August 31 to show your appreciation. Several of the vendors have offered discounts for purchases made during the 3 days of the event.

JURIED EXHIBITION GALLERY

Where we live, a virtual, juried exhibition of contemporary artists’ book works

Focus on Book Arts juried exhibit on the theme “Where We Live” gallery is now live. We received many entries and the jury process has begun. For this exhibit we welcomed literal and figurative interpretations of “Where We Live”.

CHALLENGE BOOK GALLERY

Where we live, where does our heart reside, a challenge book project

Participating in the challenge book project is a fun way to get inspired and generate new work! Being directed by the theme and criteria we present will allow you to take new and creative directions.

FOBA 2021 EVENTS

FOBA 2021 Welcome Reception & Where We Live Juried Exhibit Panel Discussion With Exhibit Winners

The selections for the Focus on Book Arts juried exhibit on the theme “Where We Live” have been made. If you missed the online panel discussion the video is available here until the end of August. After that, it will be available under Past Conferences.

Our jurors, Laura Russell and Erin Mickelson reviewed entries from around the world to select 30 entries for the exhibition and the 4 overall winners.


Featured Speaker – Tia Blassingame : Book Arts Futures

If you missed the online Featured Speaker presentation, the video is available here until the end of August.

Tia Blassingame is an Assistant Professor of Book Arts at Scripps College, the Director of Scripps College Press, and founder of the Book/Print Artist/Scholar of Color Collective.


Challenge Book Roundtable

Focus on Book Arts invited artists to submit a challenge book project for our FOBA 2021 Virtual Event and Challenge Book Gallery. If you missed the online Challenge Book Roundtable the video is available here until the end of August. After that, it will be available under Past Conferences.