CBAA Event+Opportunities Calendar

This calendar includes CBAA Events+Opportunities, Other Events, Workshops, Calls for Entry, and Openings. To submit a listing to this page, please email There is no charge for listings, which will be updated within a week of submission. If possible, please include a .jpg of a logo or image to be included in the listing.

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    • 14 Mar 2023
    • (MDT)
    • 18 Jun 2023
    • (MDT)
    • University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT

    Interpretive Anecdotes on the Risograph 
    Tricia Treacy

    June 16 & 17
    Friday & Saturday, 10 am–5 pm

    In this workshop, participants experience accelerated collaborations through brief, brainstorming sessions and use of the Risograph as a generative tool for making. The ideation process begins with interpreting a story from audio samples and continues with prompts that allow participants to accidentally recreate/rethink/mash-up stories. These audio stories and a shared reserve of found images serve as catalysts for small groups to visualize an intersection of the narratives and develop two-page spreads for inclusion in a collective booklet. Each participant leaves with a copy or two of the editioned book and the skills to print on the spectacular Risograph.

    Tricia Treacy is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and educator raised in an Irish American family whose experimental and collaborative practice intersects print media, design, and publishing into participatory projects. She attempts to blur the boundaries between art and design while extending the notion of a book. Creative research has been presented at venues including Atypi (Hong Kong + Barcelona), the Type Directors Club (New York), Tasmeen biennial Art + Design conference (Doha, Qatar), and TypeCon national conferences. She was awarded the Rome Prize in Design from the American Academy in Rome, a Center for Craft, Creativity and Design Project Grant, and a Women in Design Biennial Special Mention Researchers Award from Association Italian Design of Visual Communication. Her work has been exhibited widely and books are housed in over sixty collections. Tricia is an associate professor of studio art at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and holds an M.F.A.(Printmaking) from The University of the Arts.

    Space is limited—we hope that you can join us!

    For more information and to register:

    • 03 Apr 2023
    • (CDT)
    • 12 Jun 2023
    • (CDT)
    • Robinson, TX

    A workshop with Rebecca Chamlee, Hosted by Lone Star Chapter Guild of Book Workers

    June 10-11, 2023 | 9:30 am – 4:30 PM  | Black Hare Studio, Robinson, TX

    Directly printing forms found in the natural world has been used for centuries by scientists, naturalists and artists to preserve the ephemeral beauty of nature. This 2-day workshop explores the botanical contact printing process (eco-printing) to create images on paper with fresh or dry flat plant materials collected by students and dried dye material provided by the instructor. The first day students will learn botanical contact printing immersion techniques using dye baths on paper. On the second day, the results will be used as pages in a limp leather longstitch/Nag Hamadi hybrid book structure with a wrap band, ties, and tackets.

    Fine artists, designers, painters, printmakers, book binders, book artists and non-artists with interest making books and in the natural world are invited. Knowledge of basic book binding is helpful, but not mandatory.

    Member Class Fee: $400

    Non Member Class Fee: $475

    Materials Fee: $50 paid directly to Rebecca on the first day of the workshop. Optional Lunch: $15 each day

    Registration Closes May 13th

    Registration link:

    • 03 Apr 2023
    • (MDT)
    • 18 Jun 2023
    • (MDT)
    • Denver, Colorado

    Westward Bound II | August 17 – September 10, 2023, Denver, Colorado

    This is a national juried exhibition, open to artists at least 18 years of age. 
    Eligible are any artists’ book-works (editioned or unique) created by an artist working in The American West OR with content that relates to The American West.

    Selections will be made by Anna Bernhard, Director, Stanley G. Wold Resource Center and Library, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Anna is also Director and co-founder of CABIN (Center for Artists’ Books and Inclusive Narratives).

    Maximum of 2 works may be submitted per artist. Entry fee for this exhibit is $18 for each submission. Full-time students, members of CBAA and/or those identifying as BIPOC or LGBTQ can opt to pay a lesser fee of $12 for each submission.

    June 18 2023     Deadline for submissions & payment to be received.
    July 3, 2023        Announcement of accepted works via e-mail.
    July 31, 2023      Deadline for work to be received by Abecedarian Artists’ Books.
    August 17, 2023     First day of exhibit at Spark Gallery.
    September 10, 2023     Last day of exhibit at Spark Gallery.
    Week of September 11, 2023     Unsold work returned to artists.
    Details about artists’ reception + other events TBA

    Curated by Alicia Bailey, director Abecedarian Artists’ Books
    for more info email

    • 03 Apr 2023
    • 19 Jun 2023
    • San Francisco Center for The Book

    San Francisco Center for the Book Craft & Conceptual Art: Reshaping the Legacy of Artists' Booksopening Friday, April 21 from 6-8pm. 

    Craft & Conceptual Art: Reshaping the Legacy of Artists’ Books revisits this early history, focusing on the intertwined legacies of book art centers and other institutions across the US whose primary goal has been to teach the craft practices of book arts and related practices of distribution and collecting. Tracing the foundation of book art organizations across the US—including, Center for Book Arts in 1974, Printed Matter and Franklin Furnace in 1976, Minnesota Center for Book Arts in 1983, and San Francisco Center for the Book in 1996—this exhibition shows craft and conceptual art not to be opposites, but rather two ends of the spectrum of book art practices.

    The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring additional contributions by Sur Rodney (Sur), David Senior, Kayleigh Perkov, and Tara Aisha Willis, and a selection of reprinted historical texts.

    Artists in the exhibition include Francis Butler, Ulises Carrión, Sas Colby, Betsy Davids, Mirtha Dermisache, Alison Knowles, Gordon Matta-Clark, Benjamin Patterson, Howardena Pindell, Ed Ruscha, Clarissa Sligh, and Barbara T. Smith (among others).

    Dates: April 15-June 18, 2023

    Opening: April 21st, 6-8pm

    Curator: Megan N. Liberty

    Recent NYT review at Center for the Book:

    • 15 Apr 2023
    • (EDT)
    • 23 Jul 2023
    • (EDT)
    • Aurora, NY

    The Wells College Book Art Center is pleased to announce Summer Institute 2023! Join us for our annual program offering week-long intensive courses in letterpress printing, hand bookbinding, artists’ books, papermaking, chapbooks, and printmaking taught by some of today’s foremost book artists.  

    QUESTIONS: Contact Robert LoMascolo, Summer Institute Coordinator. Email is the best way, or leave a message at 315-364-2961 and your call will be returned. 

    WEEK 1: JULY 9 - 15 

    TOM BALBO: Western Papermaking 

    JULIA FERRARI: Letterpress Word Play 

    SCOTT McCARNEY: Creative Elemental Bookbinding 

    ERIN MILLER: Photolithography: Pattern & Texture 

    LAURA ROWLEY: Writers’ Chapbook Intensive: Design / Print / Bind 

    WEEK 2: JULY 16 - 22 

    TIMOTHY FRERICHS: Eastern Papermaking 

    LEAH MACKIN: Off-the-press Print Lab 

    ED RAYHER: Tactile Letterpress Journeys 

    SONJA ROSSOW: (Flat)Back to Basics of Bookbinding 

    EMILY SHEFFER: The Contemporary Handmade Artist Book 

    FREE PUBLIC LECTURE by BARBARA BOSWORTH, Tuesday July 18th, 7pm 

    LOCATION: All classes will be held on the picturesque campus of Wells College, 170 Main Street, Aurora, New York 13026. Wells College is located on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. The area is well known for its natural beauty, lakes, waterfalls, charming small villages, farms and wineries. The Wells College Book Arts Center is located in Morgan Hall, and houses one of the finest teaching collections of book arts equipment in the country. 

    SCHEDULE: Participants staying on campus should plan to arrive on Sunday afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00 pm. Dinner for those who have purchased all meals will be at 6:30pm. Those not staying on campus should plan to arrive Monday morning in time for class. Classes run Monday through Friday, 9 am to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 or 5:00 pm. Departure is the following Saturday morning by 10 am. Participants will receive an introduction letter from their instructor before the course begins giving instructions. 

    TUITION AND FEESTuition for one week is $1100 and includes course materials. Participants may register for one class only per week. Please consult the sections below on accommodations, meals, and airport shuttles. 

    SCHOLARSHIPS: We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships to participants, with preference being given to current and recent Wells students. Applicants should send a letter of interest and two letters of support to Robert LoMascolo, Summer Institute Coordinator by April 30th, 2023. Email or mail to Wells College Book Arts Center, Attn: Robert LoMascolo, 170 Main Street, Aurora, New York 13026. Applicants should include if they have any prior art and/or book art experiences (no experience is necessary), reason for interest in the institute and the courses they are most interested in attending. Current students should include where they are studying as well as year/class. 

    INTERNSHIPS: The Institute offers several two-week internships to college and graduate participants in the book arts, with preference being given to current and recent students. Although these are non-paying internships, each intern will be able to participate in two courses while assisting instructors and other participants. Applicants should send a letter of interest which includes their prior art and/ or book art experiences, reason for interest in the internship, and at least one letter of reference to Robert LoMascolo, Summer Institute Coordinator by April 30th, 2023. Email rlomascolo@ or mail to Wells College Book Arts Center, Attn: Robert LoMascolo, 170 Main Street, Aurora, New York 13026.

    ACCOMMODATIONS: On-campus dormitory accommodations are in private rooms with a shared bath at $400 for the six nights. The cost includes all linens and internet access via campus WIFI. Still, participants should consider bringing a comfortable pillow, and those who are driving may benefit from bringing an electric fan. Off-campus lodging options include The Inns of Aurora, bed and breakfasts and major hotel chains 20–40 minutes from campus. Please note that Verizon has the strongest cell phone signal on campus, and other carriers may be spotty. 

    MEALSParticipants are encouraged to dine on campus to enjoy the fellowship of communal meals. Three options are available: breakfast, lunch and dinner; lunch only; or off-campus dining. We will have a vegetarian option at each meal on campus. A continental breakfast will be served Saturday morning before departure. Please email if you have any dietary concerns. All meals $350, Lunch only $150. 

    COURSE SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS FEES: We are working hard to provide as much as possible without raising prices, but participants may be required to bring certain tools or supplies, pay an additional materials fee, or purchase a kit from their instructor. Instructors will provide a list of required and recommended tools and supplies. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own supplies when stipulated. If there are any additional material fees for your course, it is listed in the description. 

    AIRPORT SHUTTLEThere will be a one-time pick-up and drop-off at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport for $60. A Wells van will pick up participants at Hancock airport at 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoon; the van will drop participants off at the airport by 10 am the following Saturday morning. The drive from Aurora to Hancock Airport is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes; remember to allow at least an hour to get checked in and through airport security. 

    ACCESSIBILITY: We regret to say that the Book Arts Center is not currently handicapped accessible, although the dormitory is. Please contact us if you think this would prevent your participation. 

    DEADLINES & DEPOSIT: We encourage early registration since our courses are limited to 8–12 participants. A $500 portion of your registration is a nonrefundable deposit and is due at registration. If you wish to pay only the deposit portion of your registration now, you must do so by registering using the mail-in registration form available at The remaining tuition and any fees are due by June 25th, 2023. If you pay on-line, you will be charged the full cost upfront.

    REFUND POLICY: You may cancel your registration until June 15th and receive a refund minus the non-refundable $500 deposit. After that date, there will be no refunds. Should we need to cancel a course for any reason, you will be notified and offered another class or a full refund. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets or any other costs. 

    COVID POLICYWells College reserves the right to test any or all visitors at any time, and to quarantine anyone who tests positive for covid. Please help us keep everyone safe. 

    • 09 Jun 2023
    • 21 Aug 2023

    2023 Call for CBAA Board Nominations

    The Nominating and Membership Committee seeks nominations from the membership for members to serve on the College Book Art Association (CBAA) Board of Directors beginning in January 2024.

    Nominations are due August 20, 2023

    Click here for more information.

    • 09 Jun 2023
    • 19 Jun 2023
    • Decatur, Georgia


    The Book as Art V. 11: Myth & Magic
    Decatur, Georgia • Sept 7 – Oct 30, 2023 

    Submission Deadline: June 11, 2023

    International artists of all mediums are invited to apply to the 11th edition of the juried exhibition of The Book as Art, which will be installed in the newly renovated 4th floor gallery at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, home to the Georgia Center for the Book.

    The Book as Art series seeks to showcase beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, and one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format. We also encourage artists to submit wall-hung interpretations.

    Myth & Magic

    Humans possess a fundamental attraction to stories and storytelling. Folktales, fairy tales, and myths are foundational narratives that bridge the secular and the spiritual and merge the factual with the fantastical. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where ideas, words, and symbols are transformed and transfigured. Artists are challenged to look inward and outward, interpret classical myths and tales, explore and expose modern myths and myth-making, and create new, magical tales.


    Prizes for Best of Show, Second and Third Place will be awarded by a jury during the exhibition. Cash prize for Best of Show is $1,000, Second Place is $700, Third Place is $500. Purchase awards totaling $2,500 will be selected by the City of Decatur.

    • 09 Jun 2023
    • 02 Sep 2023

    The Bill Stewart Project Award was established to honor the legacy of Bill Stewart, a longtime supporter and dealer of contemporary fine press and artists’ books. In service to Bill’s fascination with the physical attributes of the book, CBAA invites members to submit proposals for the Bill Stewart Project Award in Book Arts, which provides up to $500 in support of new creative projects and/or to enable the progress and completion of ongoing projects.

    Proposals will be accepted through September 1, 2023.


    Current members of CBAA are eligible to apply for the Bill Stewart Project Award, with the exception of current members of the Board of Directors and Awards Committee. The Awards Committee reserves the right to limit CBAA members to one award per year.

    Member Categories

    §  Regular (includes members of Institutional Bundles, Patron, and Sustaining members) 

    §  Student

    Award expenses may include, but are not limited to:

    §  project materials (e.g., paper, type, ink, plates, cloth, board) 

    §  production costs (e.g., film or plate production, copy services, binding) 

    §  travel for research (e.g., airfare, lodging, local transportation) 

    §  travel for a collaborator to work in-person 

    Submission Guidelines

    Please gather the following materials and information to submit:

    §  Statement of Need:
    In no more than one page, state why this funding is critical to your project. Include a budget for how the funds will be used. 

    §  Evidence of Practice:
    Please upload an abbreviated CV and any additional supporting materials.

    Grant Reporting

    Within six months of receiving an award, grant recipients are requested to report on usage of grant funds for CBAA archiving and promotional purposes. Statements are comprised of a 200– to 500–word narrative and 2–5 high-quality digital images of work, work in progress, or an abstract.

    To Submit

    Visit to submit a Bill Stewart Project Award proposal by the deadline of September 1, 2023.

    Please note that unfunded proposals are not carried over to the next year but may be resubmitted.


    The Awards Committee will notify applicants of the funding decisions in October, 2023.


    Please direct inquiries about CBAA awards to Amy Thompson at with questions about eligibility or the application and evaluation processes.

    Inclusion Statement

    The CBAA Board of Directors is committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Transparency. We are actively working to establish sustainable anti-racist initiatives that will hold space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other marginalized voices in our organization and our field. We recognize that this process will be ongoing, and we welcome feedback as we do our best to move forward sustainably. Please contact with any suggestions or requests for additional information.

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