September 12, 2014

Board Books and Other Marvels with Susan Collard

(Cross-posted from Book Arts Guild)

the Book Arts Guild and University of Washington Libraries present

Board Books and Other Marvels
with Susan Collard

Thursday September 25, 2014 7-9pm (doors open at 6:45)
Maps/Special Collections Classroom, B69
Suzzallo Library, University of Washington

For this presentation, Susan Collard will focus on book structures made
with wood and other rigid materials. She will explore sewn structures,
mechanical hinges (including slotted hinges), and a whole spectrum of
adhesive bindings. Examples will be drawn from her own work, and that of
other book artists.

Susan Collard is an architect and book artist in Portland, Oregon. She has
been making one-of-a-kind collaged and constructed artists’ books since
1991. Enchanted by the lyricism of obsolete and prosaic objects, she works
from an ever-changing trove of found materials. Susan holds a Bachelor of
Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of Fine Arts in poetry
from the University of Arizona. Her work is shown and collected
nationally. For more information visit

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September 9, 2014

GBWNW Members' Showcase

The Northwest Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers invites you to celebrate its 11th year with a member exhibition.This exhibition showcases the diversity in the art and craft of the book: historical, traditional, experimental and fine bindings, conservation work, sculptural artists’ books and book objects, miniatures, pop-ups, blank books, and letterpress and digital editions.

Participating artists, front, left to right: Alicia Bailey, Susan Collard, Jodee Fenton, Mari Eckstein Gower, Patricia Grass, Ealasaid Haas, Karen Hanmer, Barbara Hebard, Paula Jull, Joanne Kluba, Bonnie Thompson Norman, Randi Parkhurst, Todd Pattison, Laura Russell, Carole Sauter, Elsi Vassdal Ellis.

Exhibition on view at 23 Sandy Gallery: October 2 - November 1, 2014
Artists Reception: Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4-6:00 p.m.
Annual Members Meeting: Saturday, October 4, 2014, starting at 6:00 p.m.

A full online catalog for this exhibition will be available October 1 at:
The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 to “establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the several hand book crafts.” Among its early members are well-known artist-craft workers such as bookbinder Edith Diehl and printers and typographers W.A. Dwiggins and Frederic W. Goudy.

The Guild still believes, as did its founders, that there is a responsibility among civilized people to sustain the crafts involved with the production of fine books. Its members hope to broaden public awareness of the hand book arts, to stimulate commissions of fine bindings, and to stress the need for sound book conservation and restoration. All are welcome to join and explore the work of and learn the craft of the book arts in all its aspects. More information about the Guild may be found at:

All current members and interested book workers are invited to a Members Meeting to be held on October 4, 2104 just after the opening of the Showcase Exhibition. We will meet and walk to a nearby restaurant immediately following the gallery reception.