NBG Book Challenge – New for 2022!

NEW!
NBG BOOK CHALLENGE

We’re keeping it local this year and holding our very own bi-monthly book arts challenge. How you interpret the theme, structure, and materials used is up to you! It can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, and can be a great way to stay motivated to make books throughout the year. You’ll have 2 months to finish each challenge book. Anytime within the two-month period, email a photo of your completed work and a brief description to Ashley Thayer. Participants will be featured on our website. The goal is for as many members as possible to participate in making at least ONE challenge book this year.

*If you need help or inspiration,
utilizing NBG Open Studio time on Wednesdays is a great option*

2022 Themes
Nov/Dec: Landscape

Email for more information and to share photos.


September/October theme of “Mythical” inspired intriguing designs from our steadfast challenge book makers.  View their creative works below!

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Chris Greenfield-Patro’s “Demeter and Askalabos”

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Ashley Thayer’s “Dragon”

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Magdeleine Ferru’s “la dame du lac”


Fruits of one’s labor come to fruition in July and August in Alaska.  Celebrating the theme of “Garden”, view NBG members’ artist books for the season.

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Chris Greenfield-Pastro’s “Garden 2022”

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Ashley Thayer’s “Garden Borage”

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Magdeleine Ferru’s “In My Garden There Is”


The months of May and June bring big seasonal changes to Alaska,
and NBG members celebrated the time with adorable “Tiny” themed books featured below.

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Linda Adamson’s “Tiny Book”

 

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Ashley Thayer’s “Tiny Gothic Binding”

 

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Chris Greenfield-Pastro’s “First Green”

 

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Magdeleine Ferru’s “Tiny Book”

 

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Sherrill Peterson’s “Teeny Tiny Tomes”

 

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Stephane Stranberg’s “Teeny Tome”


The March/April theme of “Playing Cards” drew wit and creativity from NBG members featured below.  Enjoy!

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“Cut the Cards” by Chris Greenfield-Pastro

 

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“Back to Nature” by Magdeleine Ferru
Freely inspired by the book “Back to Nature, Fatu Hiva” by Norvegian Thor Heyerdahl, published in 1974

 

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“Ode to Jost Amman” by Ashley Thayer
Inspired by playing cards made by German Artist Jost Amman circa 1588

 

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“Royals” by Laurel Herbeck
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View the following January/Feburary “Scroll” themed artist books shared by NBG members.  Great work folks!

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A Scroll
A volution
A roll.
An ornament on a stringed instrument
Or capital of a column
An ancient book or papyrus or parchment
Or roll of sacred writings
“Rustic Scroll” by Connie Stricks

 

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“Valentine Scroll” by Sherrill Peterson

 

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“Tangled” by Ashley Thayer

 

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“Lost” by Chris Greenfield-Pastro

 

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“Il était une fois…” by Magdeleine Ferru

 

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“Scytale Secret Valentine” by Oralee Nudson