Northwoods Book Arts Guild
is a community of artists actively learning about and creating artist books in Fairbanks, Alaska. The Guild promotes all aspects of book arts through education, participation in exhibitions, and community outreach.
NBG is affiliated with the North Star Community Foundation. The Foundation serves as our fiscal agent. All monetary transactions on our site, including membership and donations, are re-directed to the NSCF site in a new window.
NBG is also affiliated with The Folk School Fairbanks. Our studio is located on their campus and our summer program meetings and nearly all of our workshops are held there. Registrations and payments for Guild classes are managed through their website.
Thursday, May 25, 5-7PM at the Social Hall in the Christ Lutheran Church. The location is on the corner of Farmer’s Loop Road and Iniakuk Ave. This meeting offers a refresher class on making wraparound casements for your books.read more
View the gems exchanged at the March NBG meeting. This collection provides a small sampler of what you may see at the June 2017 Books As Art 2 show!read more
Rescheduled from January, this NBG meeting will focus on getting ready to meet the challenge of Books as Art 2. Participate in the “Map Books” exchange, bring your annual membership renewal payment, and a list of waxed linen colors you’ve been looking for!read more
Several members of the Northwoods Book Arts Guild exchanged Holiday Cards in the November Guild meeting. Enjoy the images of this collection of exquisite cards!read more
Join Mary Maish, Margo Klass, and the Northwoods Book Arts Guild on November 17 for a fun, seasonal “Tag Book” project. We will cut gift tags from mixed-media papers, and embellish them using a variety of surface design techniques.read more
NBG Interest Survey
Have a workshop idea to share? Interested in instructing? Want to suggest a new book exchange theme? Complete the online survey and let us know!
Become a MemberJoin
Join us for a scheduled workshop or class!
Contact any NBG Board member if you have an idea for a class you would like to lead or to take.
“Paper Birches,” our Guild book arts supply program, is open in Suite 301 at The Folk School Fairbanks, 2861 Beverley Lane, Fairbanks, AK 99709. Supplies may be purchased at Open Book events, meetings, and workshops held at The Folk School. You may also contact any Guild Board member to make an appointment to meet at the studio.
NOW IN STOCK: BFK Rives, Arches text wove, Shizen and Khadi papers; book board and piercing cradle kits; metal measuring edges, linen tape, and folder stock; MacTac and Jade 403 PVA adhesives; waxed linen thread by the spool or by the yard.
Let us know of materials or supplies that you’d like to have available to you– by buying together we can take advantage of bulk discounts and save on shipping. This makes it possible to spend more on beautiful papers!