Print in the Parking Lot

Hands-on Print Demonstration—Free and Open to the Public

Meet Pilar Nadal of Tired Press — a bicycle outfitted with a small scale relief press that prints site-specific postcards. Anyone can print, purchase, write, and/or send a postcard in Pyramid’s parking lot! Pilar will also speak about her press on the  Book Arts Fair panel discussion “Taking it on the Road: Mobile Studios”.

Saturday, November 17, 2-4pm

Pyramid Atlantic Parking Lot
8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring MD 20910


Backpack Printshop Live

Hands-on Print Demonstration—Free and Open to the Public

Visit Jesse McAfee of the Backpack Printshop, S.C.O.P.E. and pull your own print. Jesse will also speak about his project on the Book Arts Fair panel discussion ”Taking it on the Road: Mobile Studios”.

Saturday, November 17, 2-4pm
Silver Spring Civic Building Atrium


Word, Image, Made Matter

Poetry Reading—Free and Open to the Public

How do words and visual images work together to create a whole greater
than the parts? How do words and visual images, combined with type and
paper-as cover and interior-become a new object, a book that the
reader can open, thumb through the pages, control the speed and hold
the weight of experience in her hands?

This reading by poets, Carol Beane, Fred Joiner, Beth Baruch Joselow,
Jim Landry and Anne Becker, who have all collaborated with visual or
book artists, will explore the conjunction of verbal and visual
pictures. Then join in the beginning of a dialogue, which will be
ongoing throughout the coming year, of the collaboration process.

Sunday, November 18, 2pm
Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring MD 20910


This is My Love Letter to You, Washington D.C.

Installation by Anne Albagli and Vadim Ogievetsky—Free and Open to the Public

This Is My Love Letter… asks: “In what way is or does DC symbolize your personal paradise?” Viewers are invited to meditate on positive elements and/or symbols of the city and relate them back to their lives. This interactive installation will be manifested as an online application, which will be projected in real time during the Book Arts Fair. Therefore, as viewers interact with the piece, they will see the wall respond and change in front of them.

Silver Spring Civic Building
November 16-18, 2012


Mountains and Valleys

Contemporary Concertinas

An exhibition that showcases how twelve artists explore and push this structural form
Free and Open to the Public 

The Concertina Book was invented in Asia, and served as an alternative to the scroll form’s sometimes unmanageable size and length. The structure is composed of a continuously folded sheet of paper, and is often enclosed between two covers. What is interesting about this book structure is that it can either be expanded and viewed outward, as a sculptural form, or kept flat and read as a traditional book.

Patti Harden • Patty Lee • Shireen Holman • Estefania Salas Llopis • Carol Beane and Renee Stout • Anu Das • Bonnie Lee Holland • Eileen Martin • Kari Minnick • Marilyn Grelle • Sushmita Mazumdar

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave. Takoma Park, MD (see locator map, below)
November 9 – January 7, 2013
M-F: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 6pm; Sunday: 2:00 pm – 6 pm



An exhibit of work by artists whose pieces are also in Montgomery County’s Works on Paper Collection
Free and Open to the Public 

Lila Oliver Asher • Raya Bodnarchuk • Helga Thomson (See more of Helga’s work as a Book Arts Fair Exhibitor) • Caroline Thorington

Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room
Silver Spring Civic Building

Sunday, November 18th: Artist’s Talks in the Kramer Gallery
2:00 – 2:30 pm Caroline Thorington will illustrate how she creates her lithographic prints
2:30 – 3:00 pm Helga Thomson will discuss how she uses technology to continue making collages with digital prints
3:00 – 4:00 pm Lila Oliver Asher will explain how to make a linoleum block print and talk about what has inspired her art for the past several decades.

October 4 – November 23, 2012.
9:00 am to 6:00 pm, M-F, and during the Book Arts Fair.


Takoma Park Comm. Center

Kramer Gallery

Pyramid Atlantic / WPG