Juried exhibition of works from the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers, FREE and open to the public.
On view in the BookWorks Gallery, January 3rd- February 24th, 2013.
Sat evening Feb 16, following the class, 6 PM a gallery talk by Sonja Rossow, Current President, SEGBW
The Southeast Guild of Bookworkers (SEGBW) is a regional chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers, a national organization of book artists founded in 1906 with intent to unify marblers, printmakers, bookbinders, conservationists, calligraphers, paper makers, and letterpress printers under a common craft. Today, these artists still come together within this community to organize a yearly conference, numerous traveling exhibitions, publication of a newsletter and journal, and a range of study and professional opportunities. Chapters, like SEBGW, divide the larger organization into subsets of artists united by proximity and regional culture.
The 60 members of SEGBW represent an expansive region of the country. From the Carolinas and Kentucky, south to Florida and as far west as Louisiana, these bookworkers sustain a vibrant southern book arts community through exhibitions and workshops. SEGBW’s regional span has allowed them to host workshops in cities like Tuscaloosa and Atlanta within the last year. The upcoming show at Asheville BookWorks speaks to their growing presence in the Carolinas.
SEBGW is currently focused on expanding in order to better serve their membership, and to draw non-members into the world of book arts. SEGBW recognizes BookWorks as an ideal venue for this show because of its accessibility to the Asheville community. “We felt that BookWorks would provide a new venue for people who aren’t perhaps familiar with SEGBW to see what it is our membership is all about,” says Sonja Rossow, one of the Workshop and Events Coordinators of SEGBW. “We think Asheville, with its vibrant art community, makes the perfect place for the exhibition and to get the word out about SEGBW.”
The show will feature a selection of work by members of the Southeast Guild of Bookworkers, and will be juried by Laurie Corral, owner and director of Asheville BookWorks. Clara Boza (NC), Anna Embree of (AL), Michelle Ray (FL), and Peter Bain (MS) are among the 26 artists whose work will be on display.
BookWorks Workshop with Sharon Sharp, SEGBW member, Boone, NC -
THE ENVELOPE PLEASE
February 16 – 17, 2013
Sat and Sun, 9:00 am -4:00 pm
(snow dates, if necessary on March 2 & 3, 2013)
Description: By creating handmade envelopes, you can artfully place special containers within other special containers—that is, you can make countless kinds of unique envelopes and merge those with the design of your handmade books. While weaving in lore about envelopes’ history, we will make a variety of envelopes and explore ways of joining those with several simple book forms. We will make an envelope-style book, an accordion-style book incorporating envelopes in several ways, and a pamphlet-stitched book in which we not only insert envelopes but also create envelopes as extensions of the pages. Also, we will discuss ways of meshing the various parts’ images, text, and form to achieve a desired overall effect. By the end of the workshop, you will have patterns for a wide variety of envelopes, plus a wealth of ideas and techniques for envelope-book combinations.
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