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.
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
Join instructor Mary Maisch on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 for two hours of making customized holiday boxes, bags, and envelopes!read more
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.read more
Throughout the evening guild members were on hand to demonstrate book binding techniques and talk about their books and activities of the Guild. All featured work was available for purchase.read more
A small but mighty coalition of Northwoods Book Arts Guild members participated in the “Turquoise” book exchange at the September 2016 meeting. View the images!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!
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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!