Artist’s Open Studio in Long Beach

Saturday and Sunday June 6 & 7, the hours are between 11 a.m. and 4 pm

Sue Ann Robinson will open her studio in Long Beach as part of the 7th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour.  On display will be a large number of wonderful artists’ books for all to linger over as well as an opportunity to visit with 3 internationally known book artists: Sue Ann as well as Pia Pizzo and Tini Miura.

Sue Ann’s studio address is 4752 Pearce Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808 (north of the LB Airport & Long Beach City College Carson Street Liberal Arts Campus, and south of the Lakewood Mall).

Long Beach Artists Open their Studios for the 7th Biennial Mid-City Studio Tour, June 6 & 7, 2015 from 11:AM to 4:00 PM

Maps to the other locations are available at the Long Beach Museum of Art and at Sue Ann’s studio.

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Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts

Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts

March 31–June 21, 2015

The Renaissance courts of northern Italy, among the wealthiest and most sophisticated in Europe, attracted innovative artists who created objects of remarkable beauty. Princes and courtiers offered painters and illuminators favorable contracts and social prestige in return for lavishly decorated panels and books. These works prominently displayed their owners’ scholarly learning, religious devotion, and elite status. Drawn primarily from the Getty Museum’s permanent collection of manuscripts, this exhibition celebrates the magnificent illuminations that emerged from this courtly context—an array of visual riches fit for the highest-ranking members of Renaissance society.Italian Ren

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Two Plus Two: Two Studios and Two Poets

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:30
Jean Gillingwators and Vicke Selk open their studios for progressive visits in Upland and Claremont. Starting promptly at 10:30 AM, GBW members can see Blackbird Press, the Upland workshop where Jean prints limited-edition books that she also binds. Then the group will travel about a mile and a half to look at Vicke Selk’s studio in Claremont. At 11:30 AM, members of GBW will gather in Vicke’s patio to hear poets B.H. Fairchild and Maurya Simon each read two poems. Claremont poet B.H. Fairchild is the author of numerous books of collected poetry and whose latest poetry collection is The Blue Buick. Mt. Baldy poet Maurya Simon has authored eight books of poetry and the libretto for Tamar, which premiered in 2007. 
After the readings, we will eat lunch and celebrate our love of books. Bring a brown-bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. 
Please respond early so the hosts know how many people to prepare for: jgwators@me.com or 909-560-0429, by April 22. Directions and details will be sent to those attending.
 
Chapter members,
For those interested, we will hold a Chapter Board Meeting following the tour activities.  Non-board members are welcome to stay.  Your input is welcome in our chapter planning.
I hope you can make this event.  It is the first of our series of studio visits.  Please rsvp soon so Jean and Vicke and prepare.

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Parchment Binding over Boards

A 3-day workshop taught by Peter Geraty
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 24, 25 & 26, 2015, 9:00 – 4:30

Parchment has a mystique and a mind of its own. The mystique we admire, the mind we must work with! The hygroscopic nature of this wonderful material allows it to expand and contract as the environment changes, but the strength and durability of parchment make it an ideal material for bookbinding. Its successful use is a valuable addition to your skill set.

During this workshop you will create a parchment binding over boards, which will accentuate the beauty of material and compensate for its tendency to wander. You will construct a Dutch style (laced-on case with a groove) parchment binding.

There is an expectation of intermediate bookbinding skills for this class.

Workshop fee: $350.00 for California Chapter members and $400.00 for non-members + $45.00 material fee which will paid to Peter at the workshop. Fees refunded in full if cancelled before March 23, 2015.

Space is limited so register early. Deadline for registration is March 23, 2015.

Location: BookArtsLA, 11720 Washington Place, Mar Vista, CA 90066

To Register for GBW Southern California workshops:

Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail your payment and contact info to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Include your name, address, phone number and email address.

For questions contact Rebecca Chamlee at rchamlee@mac.com 

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Springback Binding Workshop

 Saturday and Sunday, March 21 & 22, 2015, 9:00 – 4:30

The nineteenth century Springback Binding with its enthusiastic opening is ideal for journals, guest books, sketch books, or any application where it is desirable that the book open flat, and then some. The book both opens and closes with satisfying jolt.

The Springback Binding is also a perfect way to delve more deeply into traditional binding. The book features two-part “split boards,” reinforced “made” endsheets, and a “spring” made of layers of card and paper.

With its robust aesthetic, the Springback Binding is a great way to begin working with leather. The paring requires minimal finesse, and the modest leather headcap is easy to form.

This is a fast-paced workshop for students who already have some experience with traditional binding.

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Workshop fee: $250.00 for California Chapter members and $275.00 for non-members + $60.00 material fee. Fees refunded in full if cancelled before February 20, 2015.

Space is limited to 12 so register early. Deadline for registration is February 20, 2015.

Location: BookArtsLA, 11720 Washington Place, Mar Vista, CA 90066

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To Register for GBW Southern California workshops:
Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers. Mail your payment and contact info to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066. Include your name, address, phone number and email address.

For questions contact Rebecca Chamlee at rchamlee@mac.com

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Upcoming Workshops for Spring 2015

This year is starting out with amazing energy and wonderful workshop presenters.  We have just finished a workshop with Todd Pattison who gave us a new twist on a case binding with a leather spine.  His technique is very efficient and he gave us some great ideas on making books with leather without much stress.
 
Upcoming Workshops
 
March 21 & 22, Saturday and Sunday, 
The Springback Binding with Karen Hanmer
     Registration deadline Feb 20.  Space limited and nearly full.
 
New Announcement
 
April 24, 25 & 26, Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  
Parchment Binding over Boards with Peter Geraty.
Deadline for registration March 23.

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Hello bookbinding enthusiasts!

Welcome to the new Guild of Book Workers – California Chapter website.  Revisions are still taking place. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions for change.
– the “Webmaster”

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