July/August Monthly PSBA Newsletter

30 Jul 2021 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

PSBA Update for late July/August

Dear Members,

Exhibit:  Can you believe it is almost August?  It is exciting to think many of you will be dropping off your books next week for our annual exhibition at Collins Library.   The curatorial team is working hard to put together virtual programs.  Since the University of Puget Sound will not be open to the public for the fall semester, we will have the opportunity to "book a visit" to the Library to see the exhibition.   Details will soon be shared, but any visitors to the Library will need to adhere to protocol established by the university.

Delivery of work will take place at the Collins Library, 1500 North Warner, unit 1021, on Friday,  August 6,2021 between the hours of 10am and 12 noon.  Due to covid restrictions on the campus please bring your pieces to the loading dock on the East side of the Collins library.  We will meet you there to receive your work.   The loading dock access is around on the righthand side as you face the main entrance to the Library. If you care to use it there is also a visitors’ parking lot (#5) at 18th and Warner streets that is very near the loading dock.


The Collins Memorial Library requires that you complete and submit the online Loan Display Agreement by the date of dropoff. It can be accessed and completed at https://www2.pugetsound.edu/academics/academic-resources/collins-memorial-library/loan-display-agreement-form/


We received a number of replies to our request about a chance to speak at the August 20th Zoom event. We are interested in knowing if anyone else would like an opportunity to speak briefly on the inspiration behind your creation. Please respond yes or no  by return email no later than August 1.

The number of positive responses will guide the format of our celebration.

Leadership:  Changes are on the Horizon:  Did you ever stop to think that many of our Board members have been leading the organization for over eleven years?  It is time to think about some transitions and we ask you to think about stepping up to take on a leadership role for our organization.   The benefits are so many - from lasting & permanent friendships, to connecting with artists locally and nationally, and being part of a team!   The Board meets once a month and we want to transition to a new President, Vice President, Program Manager and Treasurer within the next year.  We will mentor you in these roles and work with you to ensure you are comfortable and ready to move our organization forward for ten more years!  Contact dmgreenwood@harbornet.com or jcarlin@pugetsound.edu to learn more about opportunities.

Write253: If you didn't have a chance to join the presentation, be sure to check out the web site and be on the lookout for the recording when it is available.  Executive Director Michael Haeflinger is doing AMAZING work for our community and there is so much potential for collaboration! https://www.write253.com/​

Shereen LaPlantz - New digital collection:  The Collins Library is pleased to launch a new digital collection:  Shereen LaPlantz Book Structures Photographs collection.

https://library.artstor.org/#/collection/100197567.  This collection was developed by librarian Hilary Robbeloth and provides images to all the books in the Collins archives.  In addition, Shereen's husband David, has recently gifted several boxes of personal papers and manuscripts to the Library.  Exciting to have this important resource in our local community.

Open House at Bonnie Thompson Norman's Studio, August 28, 2021. Bonnie has generously opened her home and studio to us for our first in-person event. Beginning on August 1st, registration will be open to members and their guests. If you have registered and would like to bring a guest, you may add a guest to your registration. To read all the particulars and to register, click here.

PSBA Third Annual Book Exchange

There is still time to be part of PSBA's Third Annual Book Exchange. Images of your book must be sent to Belinda Hill by August 28, and the Zoom exchange event will be on September 11. Read the details and register here.


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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