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[BKARTS] Guild 100th show in Portland, OR, April 9-May 20

The Guild of Book Workers 100th Anniversary traveling exhibition is open now through May 20 at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, in the new books area, ground floor of the PSU Library (1875 S.W. Park Ave., http://www.pdx.edu/library/)

Juried by book artists Karen Hanmer, Richard Minsky, and Don Rash, the traveling exhibition features the recent works of 62 of the bookbinders and book artists who make up the membership of the Guild. Entries run the gamut from traditional bindings and historic structures, to pop-ups and other playful book forms, to purely sculptural works. Leather bindings stand alongside works fashioned from aluminum or PVC. Text and imagery are produced by numerous printmaking methods, calligraphy, photography and digital output. The broad range of content is another reflection of the diverse interests of Guild members: classic texts, political viewpoints, personal histories, and the sensual experience of reading a book.

A full color catalogue (8 1/2 x 11, 112 pp.) picturing each entry in both the non-traveling retrospective and the juried contemporary exhibitions, will be available at each venue while the work is on exhibit. Unbound copies only are available online from the Guild’s website, where the complete exhibition is also online, http://palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/gallery/100anniversary/index.shtml, or from the Guild of Book Workers, 521 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10175-0038.

-- Karen Hanmer karen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx www.karenhanmer.com


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