Category Archives: Artist’s Books

Drummed Cover and Other Great Accordions Workshop with Martha Cole – Regina, SK

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The Regina Stitchery Guild is holding a workshop with Martha Cole on March 3rd and attendance is extended to all (you don’t need to be a stitchery guild member to attend). Come and play with embroideries and stitched items and build a drummed cover accordion book!

When: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Where: TBA

Investment: $50

Instructor: Martha Cole

To register or for more information contact Leann at: the5cliffords@shaw.ca or by phone: 306-585-2333 (day) / 306-775-2399 (pm)

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Saskatoon Book Launch

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The Evolving Book – Contemporary Artist Book Practices, Banff Centre Residency

The Banff Centre is currently accepting applications for residencies March 5 to March 30, 2018 in artists books. This is really exciting news!

Here’s a quick overview from their website:

Program Overview: The Evolving Book: Contemporary Artist Book Practices is a program focused on the role of artists’ books in contemporary art practice. Artists’ books (books as art) arose in the 1900s as a format for exploring visual art and text-based practices; as a method of democratizing art distribution, and as a vehicle for sharing conceptual, critical, and political ideas.

This program will explore the shifting understanding of contemporary artists’ books as an expansive practice; whereby the book format generates (rather than indicates an end point of) the creative process.

Oral practices, graphic design and typography, photography, performative practices, craft, alternative book structures, the book as object and sculpture, and publishing and distribution systems are included in this broad understanding of the book as a beginning point in a public practice.

What does the program offer? Residencies offer structured programs where artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

In this program, participants will develop and create new work, construct and de-construct format, structure, language, and explore various mediums to push artists’ books into new territories and forms.

This residency will include access to the Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives collection of over 4,000 artists’ books.

Who should apply? Visual artists of all mediums, graphic designers, illustrators, and typographers are welcome to apply. Applicants should have an exhibition/publication record, formal training in visual arts, or equivalent experience and recognition from their peers.

You can find more info about the program and prepare your application here: https://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/evolving-book/20180305

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The Orihime Binding

Cathryn Miller of Byopia Press has posted instructions for a woven book structure. Called the Orihime Binding, it is named for the heroine of the Tanabata legend. It is a three signature binding with a single sheet at the centre of each signature. The structure is held together by paper strips that weave through the pages and the cover.

The post includes a printable pdf of the book and full instructions for assembly.

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New Work


Cathryn Miller will be showing some new book works at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery on the University of Saskatchewan campus the week of June 26 — 30, 2017 as part of a group exhibition. There will be a presentation by the participating artists at noon on Tuesday the 27th, and a celebratory evening on the 28th. Cathryn will also be in attendance at the gallery on Thursday and Friday mornings, the 29th and 30th.

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New Artist Book from Susan Mills Artist Books

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Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, Regina -Book”ish” Workshops

There are two upcoming workshops at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre in Regina on Papermaking and Altered Books and Boxes. The dates on these workshops coincide with creating some beautiful handmade holiday gifts! They are being facilitated by Regina artist and CBBAG member Gerda Osteneck. Check below for more details on the workshops and register online.

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