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 2013The 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


Please contact us at psbanews@gmail.com  to learn more about the Puget Sound Book Artists or if you have a question about our organization!

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