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Book Arts Retreat in Los Angeles

L.A. Arts Retreats – Summer 2017
$300 Price Reduction on all Retreats!
Otis College of Art and Design launches inaugural week-long Retreats for intensive study!
L.A. Book Arts Retreat (June 19 – June 23)

L.A. Book Arts Retreat
June 18 – June 24, 2017

This 5-day retreat provides an opportunity for book artists to concentrate on their creative work, develop new ideas, and hone their skills. Artists focus on personal work, with an emphasis on storytelling, poetry, political satire, social commentary, and more. Program explores book design and materials, content development and image making, printing processes and media integration. Also covers related investigative and exploratory printing and typographic techniques. Special demonstrations include digital imaging requirements, font-editing, processing with the plate making machine, and presswork on the Vandercook flatbed cylinder press. Prior letterpress experience required. Previous experience with image-editing and page-layout software is required for those interested in digital letterpress. Participants have access to Otis College’s Lab Press, a fully functioning studio with four Vandercook proof presses and over 200 typefaces. Established in 1984 by Sheila de Bretteville as part of the Communication Arts Department, the Lab Press has a rich history of small edition book publishing. Includes visit(s) to Otis College’s Millard Sheets Library, which houses an extensive collection of artist books, from democratic multiples to one-of-a-kind works. Participant work is individual in nature and dependent upon student skill set, interest, and proposed project(s).

Lead Instructor: Rebecca Chamlee is a graphic designer, printer, writer, and bookbinder who has published innovatively designed, letterpress printed, and hand-bound limited edition fine press and artists books under the imprint of Pie in the Sky Press since 1986. Her work is in prominent special private collections throughout the U.S. and has been exhibited widely.

Guest speakers include writer / performance artist Jacqueline Suskin and Carolee Campbell, publisher of Ninja Press in Sherman Oaks, CA.

To register, please visit this Otis College webpage – http://www.otis.edu/ce-course?crs=917
For additional information, please contact Otis Continuing Education at 310.665.6850 or dmccrimmon@otis.edu.


Early Bird Discount through May 21st – $100 off tuition fee!
 

 

Questions?
Please contact Continuing Education Program Coordinator
Diana McCrimmon at dmccrimmon@otis.eduor (310) 665-6850.
HOW TO ENROLL
Register by email: send completed form below to ceregistration@otis.edu
Register by fax: send completed form below to (310) 665-6854
Register by phone: call (310) 665-6952
Register in person: visit the CE Registration Window (next to CE Office, Ahmanson 108)
For further information about courses call (310) 665-6850

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Tour of Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California at the Craft & Folk Art Museum

11:00am with Holly Jerger, curator
Chapters explores the significance of Southern California artists in establishing the field of book arts between the 1960s and present day. Book art is a conceptual and craft-based art form that investigates relationships between content, imagery, and structure. The exhibition traces the evolution of the art form by looking at historic and contemporary artists and institutions, such as Susan E. King, Ed Ruscha, the Woman’s Building, and Otis College of Art and Design, who established the field in Southern California through artists’ books, sculptural forms, small editions, and zines.
CAFAM tour, RSVP by February 19, 2017 to: california@guildofbookworkers.org
Make time to stay for lunch after the tour in a nearby location yet to be decided.
Learn more at cafam.org

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Torn to Tidy: Repair of Cloth Bindings Workshop taught by Andrew Huot

April 8 & 9, 2017, 9:00 – 4:30 at the Long Beach Museum of Art

During the 19th century, cloth was substituted for leather as an inexpensive binding material, and it is still used in commercial binding today. Many of these books have developed tears and breaks through repeated use. This workshop will focus on techniques for repairing cloth bindings at their weakest points: corners, head and tail, joints, and shoulders; and restoring them to use. These techniques are ideal for circulating and reference collections. Practice books will be provided, but items can be brought from home or work as pieces for discussion and developing repair strategies.

Workshop Fees: GBW CA Chapter member $195.00, non-member $250.00. Additional $20.00 materials fee paid to instructor at the workshop.

To Register: Make checks payable to Guild of Book Workers.

Mail payment and your contact info (name, address, phone number and email address) to Barbara Wood, 3530 Mountain View, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Registration deadline is March 24, 2017

Cancellation: fees refunded in full if cancelled before March 17, 2017

For questions contact Marlyn Bonaventure at california@guildofbookworkers.org

Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach CA 90803, www.lbma.org

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Storage Book Workshop Workshop taught by Macy Chadwick

June 3 & 4, 2017, 10am – 5pm

At Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles, CA 90041

This unique book structure is the perfect way to house small found objects and collage elements within a book. The storage book was originally designed by Hedi Kyle; this concertina binding incorporates double cardstock pages that allow space for mylar windows, cutouts, enclosures and more! Zoom in on particular parts of images, store found objects within pages, and discover unexpected combinations as you look through the pages of your book. Macy will bring an assortment of images and materials to work with for creative play.

Macy Chadwick publishes artist’s books and limited edition prints under the imprint In Cahoots Press in Oakland, California. Through her work she addresses themes of memory, personal communication and visual language systems. She is interested in the connection between people: interactions both verbal and non-verbal, shared experiences, and the  urge to communicate clearly. http://www.macychadwick.com

Workshop fee: $135 for members. $175 for non-members. Materials fee: $20 (Macy will provide all paper and supplies.) Registration deadline is May 20, 2017

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

Cancellation: fees refunded in full if cancelled before May 13, 2017

For questions contact Marlyn Bonaventure at california@guildofbookworkers.org

GBW Sponsored Workshop in Southern California

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Exposed Spine Binding,Workshop given by Carolee Campbell Saturday, July 15, 2017, 10am-5pm Upland, CA

This binding is a modified version of Keith Smith’s Long Stitch as found in his Non-Adhesive Binding: Books Without Paste or Glue (page 123). This version of the long stitch was developed by Carolee for five different editions of her Ninja Press books. In this version, not only does the book lie flat at every opening, but there is no space seen between each section as they are sewn into and out of a single hole which draws the sections tightly together. The sections will be sewn into a handmade paper cover. Options will also be shown to bind the text between boards. The technique can be used with a slender or thick-width spine.

For Carolee’s biography and images of her bookwork, please visit her website at: ninjapressbooks.com

Workshop Fees: GBW CA Chapter member $75.00, non-member $125.00. Additional $20.00 materials fee paid to instructor at the workshop. Workshop maximum is 6.

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

Registration deadline is July 2, 2017

Cancellation: Fees refunded in full if cancelled before July 2, 2017

For questions contact california@guildofbookworkers.org

Venue: Blackbird Press, 1784 Foothill Blvd., Upland, CA 91786

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California Chapter 2017 Calendar Of Events

February 26, 2017, Sunday
Tour:  Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California at the Craft & Folk Art 
Museum, Los Angeles, CA at 11:00 am and lead by Holly Jerger. 
 
April 8 & 9, 2017, Saturday & Sunday
Workshop:  Torn to Tidy:  Repair of Cloth Bindings presented by   
Andrew Huot.   9:00 – 4:30 at the Long Beach Museum of Art, www.lbma.org

June 3 & 4, 2017, Saturday & Sunday
Workshop:  The Storage Book presented by Macy Chadwick, 
Occidental College Letterpress Shop, CA

July 15, 2017, Saturday
Workshop:  Exposed Spine Binding with Handmade Paper Cover 
presented by Carolee Campbell at Blackbird Press, Upland, CA

August 5, 2017, Saturday
Workshop:  Simple Illustrations for Books presented by 
Jocelyn Pedersen,  at Occidental College Letterpress Shop,
Los Angeles, CA

October 7 & 8, 2017
Workshop:  Box with a Twist presented by Betsy Begue, Location 
TBD
For more information email california@guildofbookworkers.org

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GBWCA begins 2017 with Private Curator-led Tour of The Art of Alchemy, Getty Center

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Shrouded in secrecy, alchemy was a mysterious mix of science and spirituality and the ancestor of modern chemistry. Its practice was historically considered to be an art. In medieval Europe, it was called “The Great Art.” In Islam, it was simply “The Art.” With shifting interpretations that straddle art, science, and natural philosophy, and drawing primarily from the collections of the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, “The Art of Alchemy” will display the critical impact of this arcane subject on artistic practice and expression from Greco-Egyptian antiquity through medieval Central Asia and the Islamic world, to European art from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment and beyond.

This curator-led tour by David Brafman will be offered only to GBW California Chapter members to kick off our schedule of events and workshops for 2017.

David Brafman is Associate Curator of Rare Books at the Getty Research Institute. Before joining the Getty in 2002, he was a visiting professor at NYU in Classics, and resident-expert at H.P. Kraus, Rare Books and Manuscripts in NYC. His PhD is in classics and Arabic from Duke University.

This exclusive tour will be limited to 15 GBW members and will begin at 2:30 PM sharp at the Getty Research Institute on the grounds of the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Although admission to the Getty is free, parking is $15. Members who would like to meet for lunch in the self-service Cafe prior to the tour, will meet at the head of the stairs going down to the Cafe at 1:00 PM.

RSVP by January 3, 2017 to: california@guildofbookworkers. org. Please indicate if you will join us for the pay-your-own lunch.

Learn more at getty.edu/egetty.html

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Abundant, Bountiful and Beautiful

Long Beach Museum of Art

Opens November 11, 2016

Over a dozen artist books will be on display including books by such artists as William Wiley, Pablo Picasso, and Paul Johnson.

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