Attend the FOBA 2021 Virtual Conference on July 15-17.

This three-day series of online events centered around the theme “Where We Live” will include featured speakers, a juried exhibit, artist reception, a challenge book, and vendor marketplace.

Join your friends and fellow book artists, and participate from the comfort of your home!



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

Focus on Book Arts invites submissions of artist’s books for a juried exhibit on the theme “Where We Live.” We welcome literal and figurative interpretations of “Where We Live”.


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. We invite you to accept our challenge and follow our prompts to create a new book or box.


COMING SOON! FOBA 2021 Virtual Conference registration is free, but space is limited.

Panel Discussion with Exhibit Winners

July 15th 2021

The jurors talk with the 4 winners of the Juried exhibition.

July 16th 2021

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

July 17th 2021

Hear from featured challenge book artists about their process.

Vendor Marketplace

July 15,16 & 17th 2021

Watch this space, vendors will be added frequently.