Telling the Story: 2016 CBAA National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee

Thursday, January 7, 2016

9 am – 5 pm 
Registration, Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt (hotel lobby)

10 am – 2 pm 
Tours, departing from Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt. Click here for more information.     

2:30 – 4:30 pm 
Board Meeting, Holiday Inn Nashville-Vanderbilt (Executive Meeting Room)

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm 
Opening Event for CBAA 2016 National Conference  (Frist Center for the Visual Arts)
Reception for “Anthology – Visual Narratives from Nashville’s Print Community “
Free buses circulating between Holiday Inn and the Frist Center from 5 pm – 10 pm.                        

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm  
Opening Event Speaker (Frist Center for the Visual Arts Auditorium)
"Narrative Worlds of Islam in Ink, Silk, and Gold
“ by Professor Riyaz Latif, Vanderbilt University

8 PM onward               
Dinner on your own

Friday, January 8, 2016

7:30 am – 5 pm                          
Registration / Auction Intake  (Vanderbilt Student Life Center — main hallway)

8 am – 9 am                          
Committee Meetings: Nominations and Membership, Development, Book Art Theory Blog
All welcome (Vanderbilt University Student Life Center — lower level)

9 am – 5:30 pm                          
Vendors’ Fair (Vanderbilt University Student Life Center)

9 am – 9:30 am                          
Welcome / Opening Remarks (Vanderbilt University Student Event Center — Ballroom)

9:30 am – 10 am          

10 am – 11:30 am       
Panel Session A — 4 sessions

1. Integrating Creative Writing with Book Arts Curriculum (PANEL), Moderator: Emily Tipps, University of Utah

  • Warren Lehrer Professor, Purchase College, SUNY & SVA Design As Author program
    Writing and Designing the Visual Book
  • Kathleen Walkup Professor, Director, Book Art Program, Mills College                                      
    Why Can’t We Just Get Along? Lessons in Interdisciplinarity
  • Philip Zimmermann Professor, University of Arizona, Tucson
    Improving the Quality of Narrative Text in Artists’ Book Classes

2. Heavy Metals (PANEL), Moderator: Patrick Gosnell, AIGA, SECAC, UCDA (former member)                                 

  • Mark Sarigianis, Mills College                                                                                                      
    Hot Metal and Haunted Houses: An Illustrated Travelogue                                                         
  • Bridget Elmer, Coordinator, Letterpress and Book Arts Center, Ringling College of Art and Design                
    Harold “Hal” Sterne and the Ringling College Letterpress and Book Arts Center (LBAC)
  • Erin Beckloff, Visiting Instructor of Graphic Design, Miami University MFA Graduate Student, Vermont College of Fine Arts                                                                               
    A Cast of Characters: Tales of a Letterpress Film                                                                         

3. Visualizing Collections: Artists’ Books at Vanderbilt’s Heard Library (PANEL), Moderator: Tate Shaw, Director of Visual Studies Workshop, Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Brockport

  • Jana Harper, Department of Art, Vanderbilt University
    Collecting Books for Personal Pleasure and Useful Pedagogy 
  • Mary Anne Caton, Senior Consultant for Educational and Interpretive ProgramsHeard Library, Vanderbilt University
    Folding, Printing, Binding, Cutting: Contemporary Artist’s Books
  • Haley Brown, History of Art, Class of 2016, Library Dean’s Fellow, Fall 2015, Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
    Contemporary Artists’ Books in Digital Humanities Projects at Vanderbilt

4. Marginalized Narratives and Artists’ Books (ROUNDTABLE), Moderator: Jessica Peterson, Paper Souvenir  

  • Frank Brannon, SpeakEasy Press  
  • Jeff Marley, Heritage Arts Dept. Chair at Southwestern Community College in North Carolina
  • Sara White, Alluvium Press
  • Jessica Peterson, Paper Souvenir                                                     

10am –11:30 pm         
Student Portfolio Reviews — 30 min. each, sign up at online registration (Ingram Studio Arts Center)

11:30am – 1:30 pm    
Members’ Showcase — sign up at online registration (Vanderbilt Student Life Center —Trust Room)

At the Members' Showcase, participating members have the opportunity to bring recent projects and have space at a table during this time. Interested conference attendees can walk around the room, see others' work, and discuss it with them. It is not a sales event or a book fair and no selling should take place. However, you may have sales and promotional literature to give out, as well as follow-up contact information like business cards. 

Lunch included for all conference attendees

1:30 pm – 3 pm                          
Panel Session B — 4 sessions

1. Fits and Starts: Shelved and Work Undone (PANEL), Moderator: Macy Chadwick, Part-time Faculty, Academy of Art University, San Francisco                                                                      

  • Tate Shaw, Director of Visual Studies Workshop, Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Brockport
  • Emily Larned, Associate Professor + Chair of Graphic Design, SASD, University of Bridgeport
  • Aaron Cohick, Printer of the Press at Colorado College, Colorado College

2. Seeking a Subtext: Material, Form & the Ampersand (PANEL), Moderator: Lesley Patterson-Marx          

  • Anastasia Varnalis-Weigle, Adjunct Faculty, University of Maine, PhD Student | Simmons College, Boston Affective Archives: Re-telling History through Altered Books  
  • Shiloh Jines, poet and book artist, Mills College 
    Poetics of the Ampersand 
  • Alisa Golden, Senior Adjunct Professor, California College of the Arts
    Materials and Hidden Meanings                                                                               

3. The Makers Connection: Person, Place, Time (PANEL), Moderator: Katie Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Printmaking and Book Arts, University of Alabama, Huntsville

  • Sarah McDermott, Adjunct Faculty, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design of George Washington University, Art and the Book Master's Program   
    Stream, Road, and Horizon: Geographic Narratives Within Artist's Books
  • Sarah McCoy, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Drake University   
    Orderly/Disorderly: Boundary-Pushers in Early America
  • Brad Freeman, Center for Book, Paper & Print, Columbia College Chicago
    Japan Project                                                                                                                   

4. Artist's Books and Active Learning (PANEL), Moderator: Steve Miller, Professor & Coordinator MFA in the Book Arts Program The University of Alabama

  • Deborah Hollis, Director, CU-Boulder Special Collections & Preservation
    Artists’ Books in the Classroom
  • Danny Long, CU-Boulder Program for Writing and Rhetoric
    Radicalized Science Writing: Remember Books?
  • Barb Losoff, CU-Boulder Life Sciences Librarian
    Historic Science Title that Inspire
  • Susan Guinn-Chipman, Ph.D., CU-Boulder Special Collections & Preservation
    The Outcome    

1:30 am –3 pm                          
Student Portfolio Reviews — 30 min. each, sign up at online registration (Ingram Studio Arts Center)

3 pm – 3:30 pm                          
Coffee Break  

3:30 pm – 5pm                           
Panel Session C — 3 sessions

1. Artist, Reader, Narrator & Object (PANEL), Moderator: Matt Runkle, Independent Artist

  • Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, MFA Candidate in Book Art and Creative Writing, Mills College
    When the Reader Becomes the Narrative                                                                                  
  • Betty Bright, Writer, Historian, Curator, Independent                                                               
    Second Skin: the Inhabited Stories of Amara Hark-Weber
  • Elizabeth Kealy-Morris, Senior Teaching Fellow & Senior Lecturer in Art & Design, University of Chester, Chester, UK
    A Walk of Twenty Steps                                                                                                             

2. Beyond Words: The Image as Narrative (ROUNDTABLE), Moderator: Rhiannon Alpers, San Francisco Art Institute

  • Elizabeth Boyne, Stanford University Libraries    
  • Karen Carcia, The University of Iowa Center for the Book 
  • Anne Covell, Independent Artist, Sin Nombre Press  
  • Radha Pandey, Studio Coordinator, The Morgan Conservatory                                                                                    

3. You Talkin’ To Me? — Collecting Stories as a Call to Action (PANEL), Moderator: Inge Bruggeman, Assistant Professor & Director of Graphic Arts at the Black Rock Press, University of Nevada

  • Sheryl Oring, Assistant Professor of Art, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
    I Wish to Say: Activating Democracy One Voice at a Time
  • Melissa H. Potter, Faculty Director, Center for Book, Paper & Print, Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary MFA in Book & Paper  Columbia College Chicago
    Socially Engaged Art: Practitioners, Projects, Tactics
  • Miriam Schaer, Lecturer, Interdisciplinary MFA in Book & Paper, Columbia College Chicago
    Artist Books and Social Practice: Tales from the Art Side    

5:30 pm – 7 pm                          
Opening Reception for 2016 Membership Exhibition (Ingram Studio Arts Center)

7 pm – 8 pm                  
Keynote Address / Performance by Minton Sparks (Vanderbilt Student Life Center —Ballroom)

8 pm onward                              
Dinner and music on your own

Saturday, January 9, 2016

8 am – 9 am                  
Committee Meetings: Communications, Book Art Gives Back, Mentorship

All welcome (Vanderbilt Student Event Center — lower level)


9 am – 5 pm                  

Vendors’ Fair


9 am – 5:30 pm            

Silent Auction


9 am – 12 pm 

Student Workshop: Project @ Hatch student (Hatch Show Print Community Room)

Sign up at registration — click here for more information


9 am – 10:30 am          

CBAA Annual Meeting, coffee available (Vanderbilt Student Life Center — Ballroom)


10:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Workshops (Ingram Studio Arts Center)

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11am – 12:30 pm        

Panel Session D — 4 sessions

1. Confabulated Histories (PANEL), Moderator: Mare Blocker, Visiting Assistant Professor and Elliott Press Manager, Pacific Lutheran University 

  • Kathleen Walkup Professor, Director, Book Art Program, Mills College
    True(er) Tales: Historicizing our Stories                                                                 
  • Matt Runkle, Independent Artist                                                                              
    How Many Muses: Writing Text + Image from Guide Letters to Non-photo Blue
  • Melanie E. Emerson, Head, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    The Interplay of Personal Narrative and Historical Memory in the Books of Mikhail Karasik

2. Telling a Different Story: Women Artists and the Collegiate Press (PANEL), Moderator: Sarah Falls, Head, Fine Arts Library, The Ohio State University                                                        

  • Maria di Franco, MFA Candidate, The Ohio State University;  Amanda Le Kline, MFA, Visiting Assistant Professor, Otterbein University; Jessica Naples, MFA  
    The Page Collective
  • Suzanne Silver, MFA Associate Professor, Department of Art, The Ohio State University
  • Rebecca Harvey, MFAChair, Professor, Department of Art, The Ohio State University
    Any Number of Things                                                                                                                              

3. Turnaround Time: The Technology of Time (PANEL), Moderator: Denise Bookwalter, Associate Professor, Director Small Craft Advisory Press, Florida State University                                                                     

  • Cristina de Almeida, Professor of Graphic Design, Western Washington University
    Narrative Transpositions: from Print to Digital/From Digital to Print
  • Paula Jull, Professor, Idaho State University
    Arts & Letters: A Typeface Project Created for Digital and Letterpress   
  • John Labovitz, Independent
    The Electric Typesetter: A prehistory of computing in Typography

4. Creative Influence: Book Art, Book History, and Early Modern Science (PANEL), Moderator: Barb Tetenbaum, Professor and Dept. Head, Book ArtsOregon College of Art and Craft

  • Leslie Smith, Independent Book Artist
  • Radha Pandey, Studio Coordinator, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
  • Candida Pagan, Independent Book Artist                                                                                                                            


Lunch on your own


1:30 pm – 3:30 pm     

Library Tours (Vanderbilt Heard Library)

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1:30 pm – 3:30 pm     

Workshops (Ingram Studio Arts Center)

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2 pm – 3:30 pm                          

Session E — 3 sessions

1. Pedagogy Beyond Borders (PANEL), 
Moderator: Karen Zimmerman

  • Beck Levy, Astropress                                                                                                                        
    Bound But Not Broken: Book Art Toward a World Without Prisons                                       
  • Steven Daiber, Red Trillium Press
    Persiguiendos sueños: Printing, Teaching, and Collaboration in Havana
  • India Johnson, Undergraduate Student, Brigham Young University
    Telling the Bilingual Story: Bookbinding Diagram               

2. Artist's Books and the Research Library (PANEL), Moderator: Sarah Hulsey, Adjunct Faculty, Lesley University, College of Art and Design

  • Katie Risseeuw, Preservation Librarian, Northwestern University
    Preserving the Story: The Role of Library Conservation 
  • Jenna Rinalducci, Art & Art History Librarian, George Mason University
  • Jen Stevens, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian, George Mason University
    Mapping Artists' Books Through the Humanities 
  • Jaime Lynn Shafer, Nell J. Redfield Fellow in Book Arts, University of Nevada, Reno

3. Student Lightning Round, Moderator: Becky Beamer, MFA Book Arts 2017, The University of Alabama

  • Zoe Bulick, MFA Book Art and Poetry, December 2015, Mills College                    
    Stories in Space                                                                                                                 
  • Lisa Miles, Research Assistant Oakdale Paper Production & Research Facility / 2017, University of Iowa Center for the Book Communication                                               
    Across Time                                                                                                                      
  • Manar Harb, Arabic Language Instructor / MFA Book Art and Creative Writing 2017, MIlls College    
    What Letters Say                                                                                                       
  • Shoko Nakamura, University of Nevada, Reno                                                          
    Reminder Books                                                                                                            
  • Ariel Strong, Student, Book Art and Creative Writing MFA, December 2015, Mills College
    Conflux: Where Stories Meet                                                                                         
  • Kyle Clark, MFA Book Arts 2017, The University of Alabama                                       
    Under Southern Sun                                                                                                     
  • Becky Beamer, MFA Book Arts 2017, The University of Alabama                                                              
    Memoirs of  a Yellow Budoir                                                                                           
  • Quynh Hoa Tran, MFA Studio Arts--Printmaking and Book Arts, University of Nevada, Reno
    A Journey to the West                                                                                             
  • David Nees, MFA Book Arts 2017, The University of Alabama                                                                                 
    A Maker's Journey                                                                                                                  

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm     

Committees Meetings: Publications, Awards, Meetings and Programs, Steering

All welcome (Vanderbilt Student Life Center)


6 pm — 7pm                 

Cocktails / TN Whiskey & Home Brew Sampling


7 pm – 9:30 pm                          

Banquet and Live Auction (Vanderbilt Student Life Center —Ballroom)


9:30 pm – 11:30 pm   

DJ, dancing (Vanderbilt Student Life Center — Ballroom)

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