Puget Sound Book Artists (PSBA) is a nonprofit organization comprised of amateurs and professionals from all quarters of the book arts field for the purpose of creating a spirit of community among books artists and those who love books. The organization strives to increase educational opportunities for individuals as well as organizations, fostering excellence through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and publications, etc. The organization sponsors a yearly members’ exhibition, lectures, salons, and a variety of workshops where you can explore, create, and share with others. In 2013, The organization received the City of Tacoma AMOCAT Award for outstanding community outreach. The organization celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020 and is looking forward to the future.
The PSBA offers a variety of programs at all levels. We support mini-workshops that are generally 3-4 hours long on a wide range of topics, often associated with book construction and format. We offer 2-3 day workshops that feature in-depth work with experienced book artists. We also offer a vibrant series of lectures and host seasonal Salons which provide members the opportunity to gather and discuss current work, discuss designs, and learn from one another. Please check the calendar for upcoming opportunities and events!
The PSBA Board is comprised of several individuals who represent a broad spectrum of talents associated with the book arts.
Meet the Board:
Sally Alger: President
Jane Carlin:Vice President
Bonnie Larson: Recording Secretary
Lucia Harrison: Co-Treasurer
Belinda Hill: Co-Treasurer
Becky Frehse: Membership Chair
Dorothy McCuistion: Program Chair
MalPina Chan: Facebook Administrator
Mark Hoppmann: Website Administrator
Julia String Fellow: Asst. Website Administrator
Debbi Commodore: Board Member at Large
Deborah Greenwood: Board Member at Large
Rachel Watson: Film Media
Peter Newland: 2022 Curatorial Team