The mission of the Puget Sound Book Artists is to further the knowledge, practice and understanding of the art of the book by means of educational activities including but not limited to lectures, workshops, and exhibits.

Featured Art of Puget Sound Book Artist Members
From the 2023 Annual Members' Exhibition

Alicia Bailey

Evanesco: a selection of beleaguered frogs

Wire edge book features 17 images of frogs listed in the IUCN Red List of Endangered species. The project began with a batch of biology notebooks from my great-aunt Ruth's archive that were created in 1920 as part of her undergraduate education. After inking & treating pages, I painted images of endangered frogs on seventeen of her notebook pages. The covers of both the book and box have hand-painted frog images protected by mica. The diamond shaped book is housed in a box with text on the tray corners. The book and box covers each have an original oil painting of a frog behind an etched mica label.

We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equity work. For those who were unable to attend the Artist Trust webinar, "Interrupting White Supremacy," here is additional information of interest.

As an organization based in Tacoma, Washington, we acknowledge the Puyallup Tribe and invite you to visit the official web site of the Puyallup and listen to their land acknowledgement statement. We acknowledge that we are on the traditional homelands of the Puyallup Tribe. The Puyallup people have lived on and stewarded these lands since the beginning of time, and continue to do so today. We recognize that this land acknowledgement is one small step toward true allyship and we commit to uplifting the voices, experiences, and histories of the Indigenous people of this land and beyond.

We also encourage you to view the presentation of Amber Hayward and Paige Pettibon of the Puyallup Tribal Language Program, joined by Jessica Spring, local printer, that is available from our YouTube Channel.  

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