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.
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is listed more detailed information for workshop registrants.
Participant supply/materials list:
Day 1: (Via Zoom)
Days 2-4 : (individual work and/or shared sessions via IM)
Day 5: (Via Zoom)
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.
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
Lisa Myers Bulmash
Email us at: email@example.com
Questions about the exhibit can be sent to this address. Curatorial members will monitor and respond on an on-going basis.
2022 PSBA Annual Members' Exhibition
11:30pm Friday, April 22, 2022
Visit the Exhibition Prospectus for more information
regarding the exhibition
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.
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.
Notification of Acceptance
Wednesday May 4th
Online submission acceptance notes and forms go out,
exhibition catalog pre-ordering begins
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.
University of Puget Sound Library
1500 North Warner Street, CMB-1021
Attn: Jamie Spaine: PSBA Exhibition
Tacoma, WA 98416
June 6th - August 5, 2022
Visit the Exhibition Prospectus for more information
Submission Pick Up and Return
August 6, 2022
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Puget Sound Book Artists or if you have a question about our organization!