2007 has been a banner year for book arts shows in the Northwest, with many chapter members taking part in shows such as Gadzooks! Amazing Books by Northwest Artists at Maryhill Museum and The Art of the Book: 2007 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts. Here in Portland there were strong book arts shows at the New American Art Union and 23 Sandy Gallery, as well as the Focus on Book Arts Faculty and Staff Show.
An Oregon/Minnesota Artists’ Book Exchange took place, with work from Oregon displayed at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in the summer and work from Minnesota displayed at Lane Community College in the fall. I made it to Eugene to check out what our Midwestern compatriots were up to, and was duly impressed.
Here are a couple of upcoming Northwest book arts shows to brighten the dreary winter months ahead. If you know about one I've missed, please let me know, or feel free to post info in the form of a comment.
The Illustrated Word - An Exhibit of Letterpress Broadsides
Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon
January 11-February 8, 2008
Gallery hours: M-F 10:00 am-5:30 pm, Sat noon-4:00 pm
The Cannon Gallery of Art
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon
February 2-March 21, 2008
See Calls for Entries for description.
Gallery hours: M–F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and by appointment
And, though it's further afield, I'm sending books out to:
Outrageous Pages: Ingenious Artists' Books
The Art Gallery
SUNY College at Oneonta, New York
January 21-March 7, 2007