The exhibit of artists' books by members of the Northwest Chapter is on display at the Marriott Library of the University of Utah through February 12, so if you or someone you know will be in Salt Lake City, please don't miss it. Visiting information is available on the library website.
The exhibition's first stop was Idaho Sate University, where it was on display in October and November, 2011. Two works in the show were selected for purchase awards by Karen Kearns, Special Collections curator at the Eli Oboler Library at Idaho State. Pictured below is "Be the Change" by Bonnie Thompson Norman, a vertical concertina with a dynamic interpretation of the quote by Gandhi printed on letterpress.
The second purchase award went to Andrew Huot for "Directions," a set of five letterpress guidebooks using ephemeral and shifting landmarks, such as "Turn right at the poodle on a walk," and "Stop at a cold breeze and wait for the green light." Congratulations to the award winners!
Special thanks to our chapter president, Paula Jull, for arranging the exhibition.