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    • 01 Mar 2024
    • 01 Jul 2024
    • Western Oregon University-Monmouth, OR.

    The 15th Focus on Book Arts conference offers five full days of workshops that appeal to beginning as well as advanced book artists. Workshops are taught by renowned, professional instructors in the fields of bookbinding, printing, decorative papers, paper making, book art, and more. This year’s event will be held at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, OR.

    This year's classes include:
    Intensive Marbling on Paper and Fabric; Collage Techniques for Altered Books; Creativity, Collage, and Coptic Stitch; Art Bound-Binding Techniques for Single Sheets; Hanji: Hand and Vat; Drawing & Lettering Sketchbook; Intro to Artist Books; Exploring Embroidery on Paper; Beaded Miniature Books; Water Media Approaches for Book Structures; Coptic Cross Stitch Journal; The Unfolding Box Book; Interlocked–Woven Paper in Book Arts; Funky Foldy: Fun Structures for the Studio or Classroom; Writing in the Blanks; Block Printed Flag Books: A Creative Fusion; Solar Plate Etching and Monotype Workshop; Native Plant Transfer Printmaking; Indigo Dyeing Fabric and Paper; Movable Magic: The Animating Binding; Stick Binding, and more!

    You will find detailed workshop information inside the online catalog, as well as information on housing and other conference activities. The conference attracts over 200 book and paper artists from around the world. There are five workshop days, a Trade Show, an Artists’ Fair, a Faculty-Staff Exhibition, and several evening events. FOBA is an excellent opportunity for community, networking, and learning new skills. Workshop registration will open online on March 4, 2024, at 8 AM (PST). Many classes fill to capacity quickly.

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    About Focus on Book Arts

    Focus on Book Arts is a group of book artists dedicated to making book arts educational experiences available to all. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit with an all-volunteer staff. Please see the website for more information.


Points of View: Histories of the Present

Scripps College, at the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
January 9-10, 2015

Registration is Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Clark Humanities Museum (http://wwcrippscollege.edu/events/clark).

Scripps College in Claremont, California will host the next CBAA Annual Meeting on January 9-10, 2015.  Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. The theme Points of View: Histories of the Present focuses on approaches to teaching the recent history of artist books and how to locate resources to support that teaching. This meeting will capitalize on the diverse interests of CBAA members and look at topics in the history of our field from three points of view: from that of a scholar, a practitioner, and a librarian/collector/historian.


PROGRAM: Over two days, we will have sessions dividing artist book history into three parts with discussion surrounding representative examples: proto-artist books (Blaise Cendrars and Sonia Delaunay’s 1913 Transsibérien), the 1960s break from livres d’artistes (the work of Ed Ruscha), and contemporary book art using digital technologies (Sam Winston’s A Dictionary Story).  Each panel presentation by CBAA members, Scripps faculty and invited speakers will be followed by small-group discussions of the ideas presented. The second day will end with a Closing Conversation by Ed Ruscha, moderated by Marcia Reed.

For more details about the program, click here.


COMMITTEE MEETINGS: The CBAA Annual Meeting encourages interactions between members as well as practical discussions of the goals of the organization. Committee meetings will occur in two time slots, in which all members are encouraged to participate.


EXHIBITS: There will be an exhibit in the Clark Humanities Museum of books made by CBAA members, selected by Scripps students from Special Collections at Denison Library. Copies of the three books discussed in the presentations will also be on exhibit at the Museum along with ancillary materials. Other related exhibits will be presented at Denison and Honnold Libraries.


TOURS: Tours of a number of collections, libraries, and presses at The Claremont Colleges Consortium have been arranged, as well as off-campus tours to the Getty Museum and Huntington Library before the start of the Annual Meeting.

For more details about exhibits and tours, click here.


ACCOMMODATIONS: Doubletree by Hilton Claremont, at 555 West Foothill Boulevard, Claremont, CA 91711. Phone (909) 626-2411, FAX (909) 445-1829, Reservations (800) 222-TREE (or see direct link below). A block of rooms has been reserved; each room is $119 for a single or a double, from 1/8/15 through 1/11/15. Please use the Group Name, College Book Art Association, with the Group Code: CBA when making reservations for the hotel.


Our personalized web page for the hotel is: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/O/ONTCLDT-CBA-20150108/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.


AIRPORT: The closest airport to Claremont is Ontario Airport, 10 miles away. If you cannot get a reasonable rate to that airport, LAX is 55 miles away. You can schedule a SuperShuttle from each of several nearby airports for a fee.


The SuperShuttle Online Discount Code is  Z87GL  to get 10% off the normal fee for the shuttle from all nearby airports, which include Ontario (ONT), Los Angeles International (LAX), John Wayne Orange County (SNA), Long Beach (LGB) and Burbank (BUR). The link to SuperShuttle is https://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=LNZQP.

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