Join in the Fun! Join in the Book Exchange!
All Guild members and guests are invited to participate in our bi-monthly Book Exchanges. Book Exchange participation is entirely voluntary and is designed to grow our skills as book artists. It is possible to participate in all book exchanges or only one or two as your time permits. Each exchange features a specific theme or technique.
Upcoming Book Exchange Themes
January 2019: Celestial Bodies
March 2019: Sticks
May 2019: Fabric
July 2019: Found Objects
September 2019: Boreal Forest
November 2019: Holiday Card
Click below to view works created for past Book Exchanges.
November 2018: Holiday Card
September 2018: Natural World
July 2018: Tags & Pockets (no photos available)
May 2018: Mail Art/Envelopes
March 2018: Mixed Media (no photos available)
January 2018: Celestial Bodies
November 2017: Holiday Card (no photos available)
September 2017: Cloth (no photos available)
May 2017: Flowers (no photos available)
January 2017 (rescheduled to February 2017): Map Book (no photos available)
July 30, 2015: Scavenged (no photos available)
May 28, 2015: Black and White (no photos available)
If you wish to participate in the exchange, make a book based on the theme and bring it to the Guild meeting. The exchange will occur through a blind drawing. If you submit a book, you will receive another in exchange.
The rewards of participation include a bit of motivation to actually complete a small book arts project in a two-month time frame, a theme which invites exploration in a new form or practice of skills in book arts construction, and the opportunity to take home an artist book created by another Guild member. The rewards for all, even non-participants, include the opportunity to see and handle a variety of creative expressions of book arts, an opportunity to learn from each other, and the inspiration to try new techniques at home.