About Northwoods Book Arts Guild

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.

Email contact@nwbookarts.org for questions and more information about the NBG.

Northwoods Book Arts Guild Board of Directors

Corlis Taylor – President

Laurel Herbeck – Vice President

(Vacant) – Secretary

Kathy Dietrich – Treasurer

Ashley Thayer – Education & Programming Chairperson

Linda Adamson – Paper Birches Manager

Bruce Campbell – NBG Letterpress Chairperson

Mary Liston – NBG Studio Chairperson & Marilyn Askelin Scholarship

Mary Maisch  – New Studio Chairperson

Oralee Nudson – Communications Chairperson (Website & Newsletter)

Connie Stricks – Boreal Book Arts Showcase Manager

Yumi Kawaguchi-Saito – NBG Librarian



Membership Information

Annual membership in the Northwoods Book Arts Guild is open to all at $30 per year, due at the first January meeting. Anyone may join at any time of year at the $30 rate, with renewal available in January.

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Meetings & Studio

Regular Northwoods Book Arts Guild meetings are typically held every other month on the third Sunday of the month, 1:00 to 3:00pm. Our Newsletter announces each meeting date, location, and topic. Everyone is welcome to attend. Guild members attend at no cost; guests pay $5 per meeting to cover material expenses.

Our Studio is located in the Caribou Building, Suite 205 at 3550 Airport Way, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709. “Paper Birches”, our cooperative supply inventory, is also located there, as are most of our classes and workshops.

Subscribe to the Newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

Book Challenge

All Guild members and guests are invited to participate in our bi-monthly themed Book Challenge. Book Challenge participation is entirely optional. Each exchange features a specific theme or technique. Information about upcoming challenges is available here. 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 share your work with others. 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.

Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy

Northwoods Book Arts Guild does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or programs. These activities include, but are not limited to, selection of volunteers and instructors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members and guests of our guild, our extended community, students, and volunteers.