Schedule: CBAA Meeting, January 2017 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 

ALL DAY—CBAA Board Retreat @ Facility for Arts Research/ Small Craft Advisory Press 

Friday, January 13, 2017 

WJB - William Johnston Building, 143 Honors Way, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 

11:00 Registration opens @WJB 

11:00 - 12:00 CBAA Committee Meetings 

12:00 – 2:30    Tours (*space is limited; sign up at the time of online conference registration; see descriptions below) 

*12:00 - 1:00 FSU Strozier Library Special Collections—Session 1: The Artist in Special   Collections: Frozen in Time 

Join us in FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives for open discussion of Artist Books
in Special Collections environments. Special Collections Departments have a two-fold
mission of preservation and access to unique and/or rare materials. In collecting Artist Books,
we are potentially freezing objects in time – for preservation sake we may mitigate handling
or restrict actions that the books themselves, in concept and construction, ask for. Do such
collecting and collection management practices diminish to intentions of artists? Materials
from the FSU Libraries Artist Book collections will be on display and available for interaction
and as discussion pieces. 

*12:00 - 1:15  Small Craft Advisory Press and Facility for Arts Research—Session 1  University’s Facility for Arts Research (FAR) in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Their mission is to enable artists and scholars to create artists’ book editions that push the traditions of the book arts. The tour will include a tour of the facilities and viewing of SCAP publications and works in progress. 

*1:15 - 2:30 Small Craft Advisory Press and Facility for Arts Research – Session 2 (see  description above, same tour repeated twice) 

*1:30 - 2:30 Tour Strozier Library Special Collections – Session 2: The Artist in Special Collections: Active Engagement and Collaboration 

How do collecting strategies effect student engagement and artistic experimentation? What opportunities for collaboration and cooperation exist? Can we create new partnerships and possibilities? Associate Dean for Special Collections, Katie McCormick, and Rare Books Librarian, Kat Hoarn, will share their perspectives on the possibilities and challenges inherent in developing Artist Book collections and connecting students from a variety disciplines to concepts, designs, and narratives. Open and active discussion will be the basis for this session. Materials from the
FSU Libraries Artist Book collections will be on display and available for interaction and as discussion pieces. 

3:00 Welcome @WJB 

3:30 - 5:00 Co-Lab Event @WJB 

5:00 - 7:00 WJB Flashpoint Exhibition and Welcoming Reception @ WJB Atrium,
mingling after Co-Lab event 

7:00 Dinner on your own 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

All events are @WJB - William Johnston Building, 143 Honors Way, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL 32306 

Evening Reception @ Museum of Fine Arts—250 Fine Arts Building, Tallahassee, FL 32304 

8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast / Registration 

9:00 - 9:15 Welcome - Local Hosts 

9:15 - 10:45 Sessions A and B (see description below) 

Session A 

Book > Collection > Classroom 

Herding Poets: Perspectives on a Class Collaboration from both Teacher and Student

    • Emma Sovich, Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington College 
    • Caroline Harvey, Student at Washington College Cross-disciplinary Collaboration:
      Book Arts Pedagogy at the Liberal Arts College 
    • Lynda Yankaskas, Assistant Professor of History, Muhlenberg College 
    • Emily Orzech, Assistant Professor of Art, Muhlenberg College Collaborating to Building Collections
    • Melanie E. Emerson, Head, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art; Assistant Professor,
      University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Session B 

Sure We Can Do That! Book Arts Programs and Innovative Collaboration

    • Sarah M. Smith, Book Arts Workshop Program Manager, Dartmouth College
    • Katherine M. Ruffin, Book Studies & Book Arts Program Director, Wellesley College
    • Aaron Cohick, Printer of The Press at Colorado College 

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break 

11:00 - 12:00 CBAA Committee Meetings 

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch 

1:30 - 2:30 Annual General Meeting 

2:30 - 4:00 Sessions C and D (see description below) 

Session C 

Book Art Theory Roundtable: A Live Extension of a Virtual Collaboration 

  • Richard Minsky, Book Artist, Stockport, NY
  • Susan Viguers, Book Artist, Philadelphia, PA
  • Inge Bruggeman, Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno; Director of Graphic Arts at the Black Rock Press; CBAA Journal Editor for Openings: Studies in Book Art
  • Gary Frost, Conservator Emeritus, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa 

Session D 

Collaborative Makers and Artists Roundtable

  • Richard Kegler, Director of Wells Book Arts Center, Wells College Aurora, NY
  • Kristin Thielking, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 
  • Lisa Beth Robinson, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University 
  • Emily Larned, Chair + Associate Professor of Graphic Design, SASD, University of Bridgeport 

4:00 - 5:00 Coffee Break and CBAA Committee Meetings 

5:00 - 7:00 Conspire, Members Exhibition Reception @ Museum of Fine Arts Members’ Exhibition downstairs, FSU Faculty Show upstairs. Light refreshments and wine provided by the museum 

7:30 - 9:00 Dinner on your own 

9:00+ Closing event, local bar 

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