Books as Art – June 2014

Mock1Page1FRONTxxA group exhibition by the Northwoods Book Arts Guild

Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association

June 6 – June 28, 2014

This group exhibition will explore books as art and welcomes a spectrum of handcrafted book forms. They may be editioned or unique, sculptural or more traditionally bound, interactive or passive. Structure, image, and text, alone or in combination, are elements considered in creating books as art.

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Invitational Entries

The BOOKS AS ART Exhibition will feature three special invitational entries. Follow the links below to learn more about each invitational:


Look for announcements about June workshops with book artists Linde Kienle and Jacqueline Sullivan.


Look for announcements about lectures presented by Susan Joy Share and Margo Klass. These will be free and open to the public.

Award Recognition

Sponsored awards will be presented for outstanding entries in the exhibition in various categories, including the following:

  • poetry invitational – sponsored by Boreal Books
  • music invitational – sponsored by If Only…A Fine Store
  • vintage book invitational – sponsored by Alaska Literacy Council
  • altered book – sponsored by Gulliver’s Books
  • Alaska-themed book – sponsored by UA Press


Consider becoming a sponsor of the Guild’s BOOKS AS ART exhibition. Sponsors will be recognized on the website, at the exhibit, and in the exhibit catalogue.


Mock6Page1FRONT copyBOOKS AS ART  Structure|Image|Text catalogues are at the printers!

The show will be up for only a month, but this beautiful DVD collection of exhibition entries will serve as inspiration to book artists for years to come.

Catalogues may be paid for in advance, $20, and picked up at the exhibition opening on June 6, at the Bear Gallery. Or you may have a copy mailed to you for $24.

Reserve a copy for yourself and friends by completing the form below.

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