May PSBA Updates

2 May 2022 10:02 AM | Anonymous

Greetings and Happy May, PSBA Members!

Members’ Survey: The PSBA board would like to know what you, our members, want in terms of events and programs. We ask that you take 5-8 minutes (depending on how wordy you get in the comments sections) to fill out this survey.

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 13.

As an incentive to complete the survey, those who elect to do so will be entered into a drawing and three lucky winners will receive a packet of book arts supplies.

 Take the survey by clicking here.

May 1:  Registration opens for members who want to participate in the Annual Book Exchange. Register here. 

2022 Members’ Exhibition, Updates

This year’s guest curator will be Dan Shafer.  Dan D Shafer is a Seattle-based graphic designer, artist, and educator. He owns Dandy Co., a graphic design studio specializing in book design, environmental design, and event branding and promotion. Dan is also the Creative Director for Chin Music Press and teaches book arts and design classes at Cornish College of the Arts

SAVE THE DATE:  We are planning for in-person events this year, beginning with the opening reception at Collins Library on June 11, 2-4pm.

Other events will include open case presentations by the artists, scheduled for:

  • June 15
  • June22
  • June 29
  • July 6

Each open case presentation will be on Wednesday, beginning at 12:00

And as a grand finale, a screening and panel discussion on July 28th 5:30-7pm.  Details on how to register and attend each of the above events will be posted on the PSBA calendar as they become available

·         53 Artists submitting work for this year's exhibition

·         Total # of artists submitting one work:  32

·         Total # of artists submitting two works: 12

·         Total # of artists submitting three works: 9

·         Total # of works submitted for this year's exhibition: 83

May 4:  Notification of Acceptance

June 3: Delivery of Work to Collins Library

May 14: Mini-Workshop: Nested Accordion with Watercolor Printing. Register here. Location: Anne Storey's studio. In this workshop we will learn how to make abstract prints to decorate and embellish your artist's books using watercolor and plants.

May 1:  Registration opens for members who wish to participate in the Annual Book Exchange.

May 31: Registration opens for Mini-Workshop: Dragon Book Structure. Location: Becky Frehse Studio. The dragon book structure, also known as the snake fold is a simplified version of the petal fold used in origami. The seeming simplicity of folded book structures easily lend to creating more complex structures.  In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of folding, scoring and folding tools and explore the versatility of this structure.


June 4: Workshop:  Exploring Ways to Get Text on the Page.  Registration opens April 30! Location: Dorothy McCuistion’s Tacoma studio. f you’re like me and don’t have access to letterpress, it’s always a dilemma to figure out how to put text in my art books. In this class, we will explore many low-tech ways to get words on the page. We will work on our own and at hands-on stations with a variety of methods ranging from pencil to image transfer to printing. While the instructor has many techniques to teach, participants are invited to bring samples of their own methods to share with the class. By the end of the day, each person will have a set of 10 or more sample cards to use as reference for future projects. A few techniques of binding the cards will be demonstrated.


And if you haven’t already done so, check out the PSBA’s YouTube channel. Recently added videos include "Annual Members’ Meeting with Amanda Clark and Timothy Eli" and "How to Have a Good Mail Day: Discover the Joys of Mail Art."


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