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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. It is in partnership with The Folk School Fairbanks.

Exciting December Workshop Opportunity – 12.13.14

Exciting December Workshop Opportunity – 12.13.14

Karen Stomberg will be presenting, “Mixed-Media Paper Embellishing AND a Tour of Orcha, India” at The Folk School Fairbanks, on December 13, 2014. The class will meet from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This workshop is an invitation to visit “The Hand Made Paper Unit”, a rag papermaking cooperative in Orcha, India, through Karen’s photos and samples–then make mixed-media embellished papers with some tools and materials from Orcha.

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Rasmuson Display – 11.28.14

Rasmuson Display – 11.28.14

Stop by the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library at UAF to view the latest Northwoods Book Arts Guild exhibit, showcasing three books from the summer 2014 Books As Art exhibition. Each of the three was made in response to a vintage book from the Literacy Council’s... read more
Holiday Card Exchange – 11.20.14

Holiday Card Exchange – 11.20.14

The highlight of the December meeting was our first “Exchange Event,” whereby participating members brought a hand-made holiday card to the meeting, hidden in a brown paper sack. Numbers were drawn, and we took turns opening our bags, oohing and ahhing... read more
First Friday at If Only… a fine store – 11.7.14

First Friday at If Only… a fine store – 11.7.14

Northwoods Book Arts Guild artists and their books were featured at November’s First Friday event at If Only… a fine store. It was a lovely evening! Several Guild members were on hand throughout the evening to demonstrate various binding techniques. Artist... read more
Next Meeting: Card Exchange & Lotus Folds – 11.20.14

Next Meeting: Card Exchange & Lotus Folds – 11.20.14

Make plans to attend the next Northwoods Book Arts Guild meeting, at 5:00pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at the FAA Blue Room in Pioneer Park. Participating members will be exchanging winter cards hidden in brown paper bags… It will be great fun to see what comes out of those bags!* We will also create a model of a book using an origami styled binding called “The Lotus Fold.” This binding was featured at a recent workshop at The Folk School Fairbanks, led by Gustavus, AK book artist, Artemis BonaDea. A detailed report of the workshop and inspirations will be provided at the meeting.

*It is not too late to participate in the winter card exchange! Even if you missed the previous meeting, you may participate in the exchange: Make a winter-themed greeting card, using your choice of materials and structures. Bring it to the meeting in a brown paper lunch bag. Bags will be collected and numbered at the start of the meeting, members will draw a number, and open their corresponding bag. Surprise!

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Guild Workshop Series

Save the Dates!

October 11, 2014

Fabulous Hand-Made Art Journals

December 13, 2014

Mixed-Media Paper Embellishment & Tour of Orcha, India

February 7, 2015

June 27, 2015

Silk Paper

Paper Birches

Our own Guild store, “Paper Birches,” is open for just 15 minutes at the start of our bimonthly meetings. Please arrive by 4:45pm to shop. We feature papers from several sources. Our current inventory includes Arches text wove, Shizen and Hahnemuhle papers. New to the store is book board, at a great price of $2 per 13″x19″ sheet. MacTac and Jade 403 PVA adhesives are in stock. Your order of waxed linen will be available for pick up at our January meeting. Be thinking of materials or supplies that you’d like to see in our store– by buying together we can take advantage of bulk discounts and save on shipping. This makes it possible to spend more on beautiful papers!

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Guild Workshop Series

Save the Dates!

October 11, 2014

Fabulous Hand-Made Art Journals

December 13, 2014

Mixed-Media Paper Embellishment & Tour of Orcha, India

February 7, 2015

June 27, 2015

Silk Paper