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.

Upcoming events

    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 2:45 AM
    • 18 Feb 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 2
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    Workshop:  Cunning Curiosities, The Miniature Book

    Instructor: Pat Chupa

    Dates: February 14, 2:45-4:00pm

    February 18, 1:45-4:00pm, 

    Location: Online via Zoom


    Fee: $50 members/$80 non-members

    Member registration opens January 11, 2022

    Non-member registration opens January 21, 2022

    Registration is required.




    This workshop will take place over 5 days, with the following schedule:

    • ·         February 14, 2:45-4:00 pm, Zoom session 1
    • ·         Instant Messaging between participants February 15-17, as determined by participants
    • ·         February 18, 1:45-4:00 pm, Zoom Wrap Session 2

    In this workshop the challenge to participants is to boldly try something intricate in your choice of structure, materials, theme, and design. Produce a cunning curiosity of your own!

    “In the United States, a miniature book is usually considered to be one which is no more than three inches in height, width, or thickness. Some aficionados collect slightly larger books while others specialize in even smaller sizes. Outside of the United States, books up to four inches are often considered miniature.” The Miniature Book Society

    About the Instructor: Patricia Chupa added making and teaching book arts to her lifelong bibliomania (reading, making, writing, collecting, bookselling, and library loaning) about 35 years or so ago. Now retired, she happily creates in her home studio, and enjoys immensely learning from, sharing knowledge, and encouraging book arts and artists. She lives in Olympia, WA.

    Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Skills/tools needed:

    • ·         Tools needed for fine work
    • ·         Comfort with various structures adaptable to miniaturization
    • ·         Comfort with provision of well-lighted close-up digital photos
    • ·         Comfort with self-directed collaborative interactions using Instant Messenger video sessions (instructor will provide training in the first session).

    Space is limited to six (6) participants. Registration is required and payment is due at the time of registration.

    For a description of PSBA workshop policies, please click here.

    For questions about the workshop, email Pat Chupa at pchupawordarts@gmail.com  

    Below is listed more detailed information for workshop registrants.

    Participant supply/materials list:

    • ·         Fine scissors
    • ·         Small bone folder
    • ·         PVA glue; All-purpose glue (for hard objects)
    • ·         Double-sided mounting sticky squares
    • ·         Fine-nozzled glue squeeze bottle
    • ·         Small sized 6” metal ruler
    • ·         Fine awl
    • ·         Small punching cradle
    • ·         Scalpel or Xacto knife and blades
    • ·         Fine binding thread and needle
    • ·         Beeswax
    • ·         Assorted binders board scraps; decorative paper scraps; leather scraps: text-weight paper, card stock or watercolor paper for text block (if structure requires); enclosures, embellishments, found object items; ribbons, leather thread, buttons, clasps or other closures
    • ·         Good magnifier light source
    • ·         Lots of patience!

    Day 1:  (Via Zoom)

    • ·         The instructor will provide an overview of the assignment for work on your own miniature book.
    • ·         We will review examples of a variety of book artists making these pieces, written materials on their construction (a list of reference titles and web links will be sent to participants in advance) and share samples of miniature books you have made in the past.
    • ·         We will review how to use Instant Messenger for paired and/or group sessions.

    Days 2-4 : (individual work and/or shared sessions via IM)

    • ·         Participants will design, assemble materials, create and collaboratively converse with one another as desired whilst making their book. Each participant will photograph their finished piece, send to the instructor, and be ready to share their digital images. The instructor will be available evenings from 6-8pm via IM, to assist with any technical questions during these days.

    Day 5: (Via Zoom)

    • ·         The group will reconvene to show and discuss their completed books, and the collaborative discussions they shared.
    Zoom links will be sent to registrants 1-2 days prior to each session
    • 15 Mar 2022
    • 22 Apr 2022
    • Online


    2022 PSBA ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION

    Open for Online Submissions

    Tuesday, March 15

    As a member of PSBA you are invited to participate in the 2022 PSBA Annual Exhibition.  This year's suggested theme is Peaks and Valleys. Peaks and Valleys invoke many connotations.  We encourage members to explore their own highs and lows, literal and metaphorical.

    Worried that a work you planned to submit doesn’t fit the theme? It’s possible that a work originally created without the theme in mind may still fit the theme by turning a phrase or rethinking the original intent of the book.  This, of course, is at the artist’s discretion.

    Submission Guidelines

    • Artist must be a current member of PSBA.  If you are a high school or college student, your membership is free this year.

    • Submitted entries must consist of work dated 2018 or later.

    • Submitted entries may not have been exhibited in a previous PSBA annual exhibit.

    • A $10 entry fee is payable upon submitting your entry.  If you are a student this fee will be waived.

    • The artist may submit up to three works with the guarantee that at least one work will be included in the exhibition. Space constraints will determine if more than one work by an artist will be accepted for exhibition.

    The Form stack link will become live on Tuesday, March 15th

    Submit your work here: https://psba.formstack.com/forms/psba_callforentryform2022

    We’ll include sample forms here soon so that you know what information you need to prepare before accessing the forms. Stay tuned!

    THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING AN EXHIBITION APPLICATION IS MIDNIGHT, Friday April 22, 2022.

    For more information about the exhibition, 

    refer to the Exhibition Prospectus

    Curatorial Team Members

    Exhibition Coordinator:Traci Timmons

    Curatorial Team:

    Lisa Myers Bulmash

    Mark Hoppmann

    Peter Newland

    Rachel Watson

    Contact information

    Email us at: psbaexhibition2022@gmail.com

    Questions about the exhibit can be sent to this address.  Curatorial members will monitor and respond on an on-going basis.





    • 22 Apr 2022
    • online


    2022 PSBA Annual Members' Exhibition

    Submission Deadline

    11:30pm Friday, April 22, 2022


    Visit the Exhibition Prospectus for more information

    regarding  the exhibition


    Curatorial Team Members

    Exhibition Coordinator:Traci Timmons

    Curatorial Team:

    Lisa Myers Bulmash

    Mark Hoppmann

    Peter Newland

    Rachel Watson

    Contact information

    Email us at: psbaexhibition2022@gmail.com

    Questions about the exhibit can be sent to this address.  Curatorial members will monitor and respond on an on-going basis.


    • 30 Apr 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Becky Frehse' Studio, 2926 S. Steele Street
    • 12
    Registration is closed


    Botanizing Hope: An Altered Book Botanical Journal

    Instructor: Lou Cabeen

    Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Becky Frehse’ Studio

    2926 S. Steele St., 2nd floor (no elevator)

    Registration is Required

    Registration for PSBA members opens February 25th, 2022

    Registration for non-members opens April 15, 2022

    Member Fee $75, non-member Fee $110

    Please read Pandemic Protocols below before registering.



    Space is limited to 12 participants. Registration is required and payment is due at the time of registration. PSBA accepts no walk-ins to workshops. Please note that the location of this workshop is not wheelchair accessible.

    Botanizing Hope is a workshop in which an altered book can become a personal archive of life in a changing climate.  In this workshop, participants will learn basic techniques for altering a book to use as a journal in which to record observations of the natural world.  We will begin by editing the content of a used book via cutting, pasting, gesso, and collage.  Methods of creating pockets in the existing book structure will be demonstrated and discussed.  We will also learn how to dry and mount botanical specimens.  We will decode the scientific labeling methods used for such specimens as well as take inspiration from early botanists who recorded their plants in more personal and idiosyncratic ways.  In this way, our altered books can become an archive of not only our botanical fellow travelers, but also our personal experience of the changing climate.  And our observations and creativity can become an antidote for despair.

    All skill levels are welcome to this workshop.

    About the Instructor: Lou Cabeen is a Seattle artist who works with a range of media including botanical specimens, textiles, stitching and collage, all of which inform her work in bookarts.  She uses these materials to highlight the tactile nature of private experience.  Making altered books to use as journals and sketchbooks has been a personal studio practice of hers for many years, and a standard assignment in her University of Washington fiber and book arts classes.  Her approach emphasizes the value of daily life and the empowerment that comes from taking the discarded ephemera of our lives and by giving it form, using it to create meaning.

    Learn more about Lou Cabeen at her webpage: loucabeenart.com

    PANDEMIC PROTOCALS are in place for this workshop:

    In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy, PSBA is following CDC guidelines for small in-person gatherings. We require all participants of PSBA in-person workshops and events to be fully vaccinated.

    Please stay home if you are sick or have been near someone who thinks they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19. Please contact the workshop/event organizer ASAP if you have to cancel because of illness.

    FAQ

    Do I need to show proof of vaccination? Yes, we will be checking everyone’s vaccination card before the workshop starts.

    Are masks required? Be prepared to wear a mask during the workshop. The group may mutually agree to forgo masks. For out in-person workshops to date, in some everyone has worn masks and in others participants have mutually agreed to not wear masks.

    Will the workshop or event accommodate social distancing? No. Since all attendees will be vaccinated, social distancing will not be implemented.

    PSBA will update pandemic-related protocols as the situation changes. Protocols may be different in different venues.

    • 4 May 2022
    • Online


    2022 PSBA Annual Members' Exhibition

    Notification of Acceptance

    Wednesday May 4th

    Online submission acceptance notes and forms go out,

    exhibition catalog pre-ordering begins


    Visit the Exhibition Prospectus for more information

    regarding  the exhibition


    Curatorial Team Members

    Exhibition Coordinator:Traci Timmons

    Curatorial Team:

    Lisa Myers Bulmash

    Mark Hoppmann

    Peter Newland

    Rachel Watson

    Contact information

    Email us at: psbaexhibition2022@gmail.com

    Questions about the exhibit can be sent to this address.  Curatorial members will monitor and respond on an on-going basis.



    • 3 Jun 2022
    • Collins Library, the University of Puget Sound


    2022 PSBA Annual Members' Exhibition

    Delivery of Work

    June 3, 2022

    Delivery Time TBD

    Collins Memorial Library

    the University of Puget Sound


    Entrants who wish to mail their pieces, please follow these instructions:

    • If using USPS, please use USPS packaging wherever possible, and arrange for insurance and tracking.

    • Please put your return address on the box, even if there are metered delivery labels affixed by the carrier.

    Address to:

    University of Puget Sound Library

    1500 North Warner Street, CMB-1021

    Attn: Jamie Spaine: PSBA Exhibition

    Tacoma, WA  98416

    Visit the Exhibition Prospectus for more information

    regarding  the exhibition


    Curatorial Team Members

    Exhibition Coordinator:Traci Timmons

    Curatorial Team:

    Lisa Myers Bulmash

    Mark Hoppmann

    Peter Newland

    Rachel Watson

    Contact information

    Email us at: psbaexhibition2022@gmail.com

    Questions about the exhibit can be sent to this address.  Curatorial members will monitor and respond on an on-going basis.



    • 6 Jun 2022
    • 5 Aug 2022
    • Collins Library, the University of Puget Sound


    2022 PSBA Annual Members' Exhibition

    June 6th - August 5, 2022

    Collins Memorial Library

    the University of Puget Sound

    Visit the Exhibition Prospectus for more information

    regarding  the exhibition


    Curatorial Team Members

    Exhibition Coordinator:Traci Timmons

    Curatorial Team:

    Lisa Myers Bulmash

    Mark Hoppmann

    Peter Newland

    Rachel Watson

    Contact information

    Email us at: psbaexhibition2022@gmail.com

    Questions about the exhibit can be sent to this address.  Curatorial members will monitor and respond on an on-going basis.



    • 6 Aug 2022
    • Collins Memorial Library, the University of Puget Sound


    2022 PSBA Annual Members' Exhibition

    Submission Pick Up and Return

    August 6, 2022

    Time TBD

    Collins Memorial Library

    the University of Puget Sound

    Entrants who wish to mail their pieces, please follow these instructions:

    • If using USPS, please use USPS packaging wherever possible, and arrange for insurance and tracking.

    • Please put your return address on the box, even if there are metered delivery labels affixed by the carrier.

    Address to:

    University of Puget Sound Library

    1500 North Warner Street, CMB-1021

    Attn: Jamie Spaine: PSBA Exhibition

    Tacoma, WA  98416


    Visit the Exhibition Prospectus for more information

    regarding  the exhibition


    Curatorial Team Members

    Exhibition Coordinator:Traci Timmons

    Curatorial Team:

    Lisa Myers Bulmash

    Mark Hoppmann

    Peter Newland

    Rachel Watson

    Contact information

    Email us at: psbaexhibition2022@gmail.com

    Questions about the exhibit can be sent to this address.  Curatorial members will monitor and respond on an on-going basis.






Past events

10 Jan 2022 PSBA Annual Membership Meeting
9 Jan 2022 Canceled: PSBA Open House
17 Nov 2021 Science Stories: Connecting to Nature Close to Home
12 Nov 2021 Paper Lantern with a Twist
6 Nov 2021 Introduction to Book Structures
23 Oct 2021 Found Objects Become Book Structures: Workshop
2 Oct 2021 Clamshell Box Workshop with Bonnie Thompson Norman
2 Oct 2021 Submission & Catalog Pickup: 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
1 Oct 2021 Exhibition Closing: 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
23 Sep 2021 Moderated Panel Discussion (Zoom) 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
11 Sep 2021 Puget Sound Book Artists 3rd Annual Book Exchange
28 Aug 2021 Bonnie Thompson Norman Open House
20 Aug 2021 An Artists' Conversation (Zoom): 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
14 Aug 2021 Blue Prints: The Cyanotype Process
14 Aug 2021 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION: Registration for Viewing
9 Aug 2021 Exhibition Opening: 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
6 Aug 2021 Drop Off Work: 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
28 Jul 2021 A Conversation with Michael Haeflinger, Executive Director for Write253.
15 Jul 2021 Notification of Acceptance: 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
1 Jul 2021 Submission Deadline: 2021 PSBA 10TH/REDUX ANNUAL MEMBERS’ EXHIBITION
21 May 2021 May Members' Meeting
16 Apr 2021 A Conversation with Amber Hayward
20 Mar 2021 Inside the Book Artist's Studio with Bonnie Thompson Norman
25 Feb 2021 Pandemonium: An Open Case Presentation
23 Feb 2021 Book Artist Alchemy: Workshop B
23 Feb 2021 Book Artist Alchemy: Workshop A
20 Feb 2021 Inside the Book Artist’s Studio with Gabby Cooksey
11 Feb 2021 How to Make a Quarter-Size Zine
28 Jan 2021 Jan Dove: Inside The Artist's Studio
9 Jan 2021 PSBA Member Meet-Up
8 Dec 2020 It's All About Zines
22 Nov 2020 2020 PSBA Annual Membership Meeting
13 Nov 2020 Vamp & Tramp Zoom Presentation
11 Nov 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
17 Oct 2020 What makes a Book Work Properly? A Hands-On Case Binding Workshop
14 Oct 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
13 Oct 2020 Book Artist Alchemy: The Art of Weaving Words & Images
20 Sep 2020 PSBA Staying at Home Collaborative Book Project Salon
12 Sep 2020 2nd Annual PSBA Book Exchange Participants
12 Sep 2020 2nd Annual PSBA Book Exchange Salon
10 Sep 2020 Gathered From the Field: Suze Woolf Zoom Presentation
9 Sep 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
13 Aug 2020 2020 Members' Exhibition Zoom Presentation
12 Aug 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
31 Jul 2020 Staying Home Collaborative Book Project
9 Jul 2020 Lecture: Artist Residency in Marnay-sur-Seine, France by An Gates
8 Jul 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
7 Jul 2020 POSTPONED until 2021:10th Annual Members' Exhibition: Conversation With The Artists
13 Jun 2020 POSTPONED until 2021:10th Annual Members' Exhibition: Opening Reception and Gala
10 Jun 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
1 Jun 2020 POSTPONED until 2021: 10th Annual Members' Exhibition:Submission Delivery
13 May 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
27 Apr 2020 CANCELED: Erin Zona, Women's Studio Workshop: Book Presentation
17 Apr 2020 POSTPONED:10th Annual Members' Exhibition: Notice of Acceptance
11 Apr 2020 POSTPONED: Workshop, Book Arts 101A: The Basics
8 Apr 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
13 Mar 2020 Arts & Crafts Press: Print & Pint Workshop
11 Mar 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
9 Mar 2020 Canceled: Two Exhibitions at Kittredge Gallery
7 Mar 2020 10th Annual Members' Exhibtion: Photography Day
5 Mar 2020 The Arts & Crafts Press: A Personal Insight by Yoshiko Yamamoto
1 Mar 2020 The 3 C’s: Colophon, Catalogs, and Curating: A panel discussion on access to artists’ books
23 Feb 2020 The Language of Making: A Celebration of Paper, Poetry and Printing.
12 Feb 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
3 Feb 2020 POSTPONED until 2021:10th Annual Members' Exhibition: Submission of Entries
19 Jan 2020 2020 Opening Salon
8 Jan 2020 PSBA Board Meeting
17 Nov 2019 Workshop Salon
13 Nov 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
12 Nov 2019 Stitching Your Story: An evening workshop with Leslie Levenson
2 Nov 2019 All Stitched Up: Symposium
19 Oct 2019 Paper Trails
16 Oct 2019 Wandering Book Artists: Peter and Donna Thomas
12 Oct 2019 Tacoma Studio Tours
9 Oct 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
6 Oct 2019 Member Meeting
29 Sep 2019 Mini-Workshop: Altered Cardboard Mini-Books 2.0
28 Sep 2019 Mini-Workshop: Altered Cardboard Mini-Books
25 Sep 2019 The Book As Art: The Page & Beyond
14 Sep 2019 All Stitched Up: Opening Celebration and Reception
14 Sep 2019 Lecture: A Mind at Work: May Morris and Subversive Stitching
11 Sep 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
8 Sep 2019 PSBA Book Exchange Salon
3 Sep 2019 All Stitched Up: Exhibit Opens
23 Aug 2019 Workshop: From Book Shelves to Cat Walk: Wearable Papercuts and Artist Books
22 Aug 2019 Art in 1000 Cuts: The Path of the Blade
21 Aug 2019 All Stitched Up: Delivery of Books
14 Aug 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
1 Aug 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members Exhibition Submission Pick Up
31 Jul 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members Exhibition Closing
25 Jul 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members' Exhibition: Panel Discussion
20 Jul 2019 Introduction to Paper Marbling with Karen Perrine
8 Jul 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members' Exhibition: Artists Conversation
6 Jul 2019 Using Botanical Contact Printing in Artists' Books
1 Jul 2019 Rebecca Chamlee Lecture
13 Jun 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members Exhibition Opening Reception
12 Jun 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
5 Jun 2019 Olympia Salon: Sharing Works in Progress
3 Jun 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members Exhibition Opening
29 May 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members Exhibition Submission Drop Off
25 May 2019 All Stitched Up: Notification of Acceptance
19 May 2019 Olympia Mini-Workshop: Watercolor Chunky Book
8 May 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
8 May 2019 Olympia Salon: Sharing Works-in-Progress.
5 May 2019 Tacoma Workshop: Chinese Thread Binding
30 Apr 2019 All Stitched Up: Submission Deadline
28 Apr 2019 Tacoma Wayzgoose
27 Apr 2019 Tacoma Wayzgoose
24 Apr 2019 London Centre for Book Arts Presentation
19 Apr 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members Exhibition Notice of Acceptance
14 Apr 2019 Olympia Workshop: Surface Treatments
10 Apr 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
10 Apr 2019 9th Annual PSBA Members ExhibitionSubmission Deadline
6 Apr 2019 Tacoma Mini-Workshop: Paper Voodoo
5 Apr 2019 Japanese Paper Cloth: A Presentation by Linda Marshall, Washi Arts
1 Apr 2019 Transforming Knowledge: Altered Books Reception
30 Mar 2019 Tacoma Mini-Workshop: Photographing Your Work at Home
26 Mar 2019 Botanizing Hope-Mentors, Methods, and Materials: A Presentation by Lou Cabeen
13 Mar 2019 PSBA Board Meeting
10 Mar 2019 Salon: Transforming Knowledge
9 Mar 2019 Tacoma Mini-Workshop: Accordion Binding 101
2 Mar 2019 PSBA 9th Annual Members Exhibition Photography Session
15 Feb 2019 Rescheduled PSBA Board Meeting
13 Feb 2019 Race and Personal Narrative Opening Reception
13 Feb 2019 Race and Personal Narrative
10 Feb 2019 Visit to Elliot Press CANCELED!
1 Feb 2019 Transforming Knowledge
12 Jan 2019 Puget Sound Book Artists Annual Meeting & Silent Auction
5 Dec 2018 Artist Reception: Memory Lame: An Unforgettable Installation
18 Nov 2018 The Art of Veritas Editions
14 Nov 2018 PSBA Board Meeting
22 Oct 2018 Memory Lame: An Unforgettable Installation
20 Oct 2018 Paper Trails
13 Oct 2018 Tacoma Studio Tours
11 Oct 2018 Olympia Salon: Stitch Witchery
3 Oct 2018 Artists Demonstration for A Garden of Earthly Delights
26 Sep 2018 Tacoma: Vamp & Tramp
23 Sep 2018 Open Case Presentation for Exhibition, A Garden of Earthly Delights
13 Sep 2018 Workshop: Printmaking Using Gelatin Plate
9 Sep 2018 Last Salon of Summer: Gather Show & Share
12 Aug 2018 Olympia Botanical Contact Printing Workshop
11 Aug 2018 Opening Reception for A Garden of Earthly Delights
9 Aug 2018 A Garden of Earthly Delights Exhibition Opens
30 Jul 2018 PSBA Members Exhibition Closing Event
28 Jul 2018 Tacoma Botanical Contact Printing Workshop
26 Jul 2018 ARLIS UK & Ireland Conference: Artists' Books as Catalysts of Social Chang
12 Jul 2018 Panel Discussion
7 Jul 2018 Nested Accordion Book Workshop
30 Jun 2018 A Day Out in Tieton with Ed Marquand
21 Jun 2018 Conversations With the Artists
7 Jun 2018 8th Annual PSBA Members Exhibition Opening Reception
4 May 2018 Suzanne Moore Artist Talk: Tradition and Transformation
28 Apr 2018 Wayzgoose
21 Apr 2018 PSBA Fundamentals: Long Stitch Binding Workshop
12 Apr 2018 Booklyn: Supporting Artists’ Books and Social Justice
11 Apr 2018 Submission Deadline for 8th Annual PSBA Members' Exhibition
5 Apr 2018 Jennifer Farrell: Starshaped Press
27 Jan 2018 Multi-Signature & Cradle

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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