Books As Art 2 – June 2017

Northwoods Book Arts Guild is pleased to invite you to participate in our second major exhibition of book arts in the Fairbanks area, opening June 2, 2017, at Well Street Art Company.

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“Celebrating Handmade Books” at If Only – 11.6.15

“Celebrating Handmade Books” at If Only – 11.6.15

You are invited to participate in a First Friday event at If Only, A Fine Store on November 6, 2015 from 5-8pm.

Northwoods Book Arts Guild members are invited to sell up to three books at this event (all books must be for sale). You, the artist, set the price including a 40% store commission. Deliver books to If Only on November 2nd or 3rd between 3-6pm.

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OPEN HOUSE CELEBRATION EVENT!! – 5.17.15

Please make plans to join in the fun at The Folk School Fairbanks on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 2:00-5:00pm, as they welcome us, the Northwoods Book Arts Guild, onto their beautiful campus! We are thrilled to now have a home base for our “Paper Birches” supplies, office, and studio, and can’t wait to put it to good use! This Open House is a family event, with lots of fun activities for all ages, and an opportunity to join the Guild AND The Folk School in fund-raising with terrific items open to bidding in our first ever Silent Auction! If you have items you could donate to the Guild, please contact either Susan Campbell, at susancampbell@acsalaska.net or Mary Maisch, at maisch@acsalaska.net. Of course, book arts related items would be prime, but other valuable and artful donations would also be most welcome. We are amassing a collection of pottery, hand-made books, silk, dyed, and hand-knit scarves, quality handbags, jewelry, and more! We are looking for donations of time and/or service, as well. People like to bid on canoe trips, yard work providers, special dinners, whatever wonderful skills you may have to offer! Contact us, too, if you would like to help out before or during the event.... Read more...
Rasmuson Display – 3.19.15

Rasmuson Display – 3.19.15

Visit UAF’s Rasmuson Library to see the latest Northwoods Book Arts Guild display of Artist Books. In “Focus on Fiber,” the books reflect the artists’ life-long exploration of fiber arts and more recently, book arts. Here is the descriptive artists’ statement by Lois Henderson and Laurel Herbeck: ” The history of fiber production precedes the advent of writing and books by some 30,000 years. As with other traditional crafts that have been replaced by mechanization to reduce cost, and increase speed and distribution, fiber production and book making have been revived as handcraft and are now elevated to the status of art forms. It is no surprise that fiber artists should bring their knowledge and love of fiber to their artist books. These books contain handspun paper and yarns, hand-made paper, fused silk paper, knitted fabric, and woven tapestries. They are embellished with twigs, metal foils, beads, buttons, Sari thread, silkworm cocoons, polymer clay “looms”, linen, and silk threads. There is still in many of us an innate desire (if not need) to create something beautiful, visual, and tactile. As the world is increasingly industrial, electronic, digital, and virtual, the human relationship with fiber continues to fascinate, captivate our imagination, and inspire our work.”    ... Read more...