November 24, 2009

The Assignment

Laura Russell
Portland, Oregon

23 Sandy Gallery and the College Book Art Association (CBAA) are pleased to present The Assignment, a national, juried book arts exhibition being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the CBAA in Portland, Oregon. To illuminate the meeting’s focus on book arts teaching practice and pedagogy, this exhibition features artist book works that were generated directly from course assignments or from self-assignments generated by the artist.

The roster of artists includes: Anna Bunting, Julie Chen, Kerri Cushman, John DeVylder, Poppy Dully, Margot Ecke, Angela Earley, Bridget Elmer, Casey Gardner, Donna Globus, Leilei Guo, Fred Hagstrom, Mary Hark, Katie Harper, Charles Hobson, Paola Horevicz, Margarita Kloss and Sarah Plotkin, Karen Kunc, Roberta Lavadour, Elisabeth Long, Kent Manske, Kitty Maryatt, Madeleine Miller, Jessica Peterson, Lisa Beth Robinson, Jamie Runnells, Jana Sim, Sarah Smith, Tricia Treacy, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Julie VanDerVellen, and Janine Wong.

The Assignment was juried by Macy Chadwick and Clifton Meador. The College Book Art Association ( is a non-profit organization fundamentally committed to the teaching of book arts at the college and university level.

A full online catalog of this exhibition will be posted at:

Exhibition dates: December 3, 2009 – January 9, 2110
Location: 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97232
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, Noon-6:00 p.m. and by appointment

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