T H E   W E E K E N D
Friday, November 14
DC Study Room Visits + Tours 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
VArious locations in Downtown DC

Kick off the Book Arts Fair weekend with a visit to the Smithsonian, National Museum of Women in the Arts, or the National Gallery of Art to view rare and artists’ books, historical documents, and fine prints. Tours will be presented by curators, librarians, or specialists. Space is limited and first-come, first-served when you register early. Each tour is approximately 1.5 hours, with time for questions. Limit one tour per registrant.

Preview Party 7:00 – 9:00 pm
venue: photogroup Studios||studios

A sneak peak at the Book Arts Fair, the preview party is a chance to mix and mingle with the book arts community, purchase raffle tickets, and start your holiday shopping. The coveted Purchase Awards will be presented.

Saturday, November 15
Saturday Speakers
Venue: Pyramid Atlantic
9:30 – 10:45 am  Tom Bannister: Watermarks in Handmade Paper: Modern and Historic
10:15 – 10:45 am  Leslie Nobler: The New Scroll
11:00 am – 12:30 pm  Panel Discussion: Book Arts and Social Activism
Panelists: Robert Peters, Irene Chan, Tia Blassingame
Venue: Pyramid Atlantic
1:00 – 1:45 pm   Building the Colograph Plate: Printing Atmospheric Ghost Prints —Beth Curren
2:00 – 2:45 pm   Pop-up and Out: Folding Paper Books Beyond the Margin —Heidi Bishop
3:00 – 3:45 pm   Laser Engraved Printmaking —Matt McLaughlin
3:00 – 3:45 pm   Embossing Leather with Linocuts & Tooling —Tatiana Shukhin
4:00 – 4:45 pm   Custom Book Enclosures: Setting the Tone —Lee Marchalonis
Special Outside the Margin Demonstration
2:00 – 4:00 pm Printstallation: Outside the Cover —Emma Ringness
Venue: Pyramid Atlantic Art Center 2nd floor gallery
Book Arts Fair at Photogroup 1:00-6:00 pm
Sunday, November 16
Sunday Speakers
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am   Michelle Strizever: Artists’ Books DC: How and Why Artists Do Research in Book Art Collections
  • 10:15 – 10:45 am  Tate Shaw: The Ground
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am   Patterson Clarke: Ink Paper and Block from Alien Weeds
Venue: Pyramid Atlantic

1:00 – 1:45 pm   The Unjournal Journal —Sonja Rossow
2:00 – 2:45 pm   Re-imagining Photographic Imagery through Silk Organza Collograph —Kerry McAleer-Keeler
3:00 – 3:45 pm   Secrets of Block-printing with Sintra —Heather O’Hara
3:00 – 3:45 pm   Paper Poch’ Up —Lewis Ckool
4:00 – 4:45 pm   Exploring Xerox Transfers —Christy Ball

Raffle Winner Announcements
VENUE: PhotoGroup Studios

3:00 pm   Raffle ends
3:30 pm   Winners announced (not necessary to be present to win, winners will be contacted via email)

Book Arts Fair at Photogroup Studios 1:00 – 5:00 pm
VENUE: Photogroup studios