Here are some local book arts events in the next few months
Print Futures - October 2, 2022 with Partners in Print (online, free, registration required)
"Print Futures supports new voices in letterpress by building bridges between emerging letterpress printers doing great work in educational institutions, community centers, and professional shops." This event will feature three short presentations on the theme of Evolution — of craft and vocation — from emerging letterpress printers Matthew Jorgensen (Chicago), Tess LeNoir (Seattle), and Ruth Yeates (Birmingham, UK).
A to Zine through October 9, 2022 in the Sherry Grover Gallery at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
"A to Zine showcases work that can be produced in multiples and is typically affordable and accessible. Included are comics, poetry comics, zines, pamphlets, as well as artist’s books. Works reflect diverse topics and themes which have inspired artists – including the political, humorous, quirky, poetic, image-driven, social justice-related, and historical."
(image of Yuka Petz's book from BIMA)
Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair - October 8 & 9, 2022 at Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
So much more than old books! Dealers from across North America offering for sale thousands of collectible books, prints, maps, autographs, photographs, posters, postcards, ephemera, manuscripts, broadsides, fine bindings and more. Come tour the aisles and browse this veritable museum of cultural and historical artifacts. There is something interesting and unique to take home for all attendees on any budget.
Shapes of Things to Come: Opening soon Oct 14, 2022 – Feb 15, 2023 Sherry Grover Gallery at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
"These works from the Cynthia Sears Artist’s Books Collection bend convention, break tradition, and steer a bold course for the future of artist’s books."
(image of Julie Chen's book from BIMA)
Book Arts Guild - October 18, 2022: Sandra Kroupa will speak about books in the UW Special Collections (more information to come) Registration link HERE
Book Arts Guild - November 10, 2022: Mary Mathiason will speak about cataloging artists' books (see separate event announcement here)
Book Arts Guild - December 8, 2022 (tentatively): Tess Lenoir from Day Moon Press presentation about boldly going where no one has gone before...in letterpress.
In her personal work Tess gravitates towards anything commercial jobs don’t tend to demand—unfashionable colors, increasingly finicky setups, and unwieldy forms of handset type.