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Book Works Exhibit and Artists’ Talk

April 9, 2015

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Arts Guild of Vermont Exhibit and Artists' Talk

Book Works exhibit at SEABA

April 9, 2015
Artists' book by Marcia Vogler

“Luck” by Marcia Vogler

Artists' book by Elissa Campbell

“Superhero Handbook” by Elissa Campbell

Artists' book by Ann Joppe Mercure

“May You Walk Gently” by Ann Joppe Mercure

Artists' book by Ann Joppe Mercure

“What is a Book?” by Ann Joppe Mercure

Artists' books by Ann Joppe Mercure

“Alliterated Alphabet for Grace and Gratitude” by Ann Joppe Mercure

Altered book by Betsy Chapek

“Carrousel” by Betsy Chapek

Altered book by Marcia Vogler

“Phancy” by Marcia Vogler

Altered book by Bonnie Hooper

“Book Worm” by Bonnie Hooper

Altered book by Marilyn Gillis

“Birds and Feathers” by Marilyn Gillis

Altered book by Marilyn Gillis

“Orange Bouquet” by Marilyn Gillis

Artists' book by Nancy Hayden

“Bloom Buzz” by Nancy Hayden

Handmade book by Vera Ryersback

“Small Book” by Vera Ryersback

Artists' book by Barbara Harding

“Heart” by Barbara Harding

Artists' book by Barbara Harding

“Words” by Barbara Harding

Artists' book by Barbara Harding

“Spool Words” by Barbara Harding

Artists' book by Nancy Hayden

“String and Things” by Nancy Hayden

Artists' book by Nancy Stone

“Solstice Chant” by Nancy Stone

Artists' book by Nancy Stone

“Vibrations: Drum Trio” by Nancy Stone

Artists' book by Maryann Riker

“Weekly Rituals of a Domestic Goddess” by Maryann Riker

Artists' book by Donna Stepian

“Diary of an Immigrant’s Daughter” by Donna Stepian

Altered book by Amy Burns

“Good Cooking Made Easy” by Amy Burns

Artists' book by Jennifer Campbell

“Variations on a Shape” by Jennifer Campbell

Artists' book by Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees

“The Magician’s Toolbox” by Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees

Artists' book by Amy Burns

“Tiny Monster Book” by Amy Burns

Artists' book by Amy Burns

“Tiny Monster Book” by Amy Burns

Artists' book by Bonnie Hooper

“In My Mother’s Garden” by Bonnie Hooper

Artists' book by Amy Burns

“The Collector” by Amy Burns

Artists' book by Rebecca Boardman

“Tribute to Ellen” by Rebecca Boardman

Artists' book by Rebecca Boardman

“Cochleate” by Rebecca Boardman

Artists' book by Vera Ryersback

“Child’s Book of Shapes & Numbers” by Vera Ryersback

Artists' book by Rebecca Boardman

“ABECEDARIUM of TRYS (trees)” by Rebecca Boardman

Artists' book by Dorsey Hogg

“The People of Moeng College” by Dorsey Hogg

Artists' book by Nancy Stone

“A Quorum” by Nancy Stone

Artists' book by Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees

“The Map is not the Territory” by Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees

Artists' book by Marcia Vogler

“Shoes for M” by Marcia Vogler

Artists' book by Marcia Vogler

“Shoes for M” by Marcia Vogler

Altered book by Marilyn Gillis

“Summer Flowers” by Marilyn Gillis

Artists' book by Lyna Lou Nordstrom

“I Fell in Love with Orange” by Lyna Lou Nordstrom

Altered book by Dorsey Hogg

“Open to Interpretation” by Dorsey Hogg

Artists' book by Debra Kraemer

“Adoration” by Debra Kraemer

Handmade book by Jill Dawson

“Zentangle Zone” by Jill Dawson

Handmade book by Jill Dawson

“Paper or Plastic” by Jill Dawson

Handmade book by Jill Dawson

“Farewell to Robin Williams” by Jill Dawson

Artists' book by Aubre Kiladnowski

“Smile, Breathe and Go Slowly” by Aubre Kiladnowski

Artists' book by Nancy Hayden

“Blue Flax” by Nancy Hayden

Artists' book by Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees

“Logbook of a Dreamship” by Kaylynn Sullivan Two Trees

Artists' book by Jennifer Campbell

“Songbird Haiku” by Jennifer Campbell

Artists' book by Vera Ryersback

“Lily’s Alphabet Book of Cuddlies” by Vera Ryersback

Artists' book by Jennifer Campbell

“Untitled” by Jennifer Campbell

Artists' books by Nina Gaby

“Memoir Vessels” by Nina Gaby. These vessels make up three collections – “The Place When I Was a Child”, “In the Neighborhood”, and “When I Was Japanese”

VT Book Arts Guild “MailB.A.G.” April 2015

April 2, 2015

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Please note that this month’s meeting will be held at the SEABA Center Gallery at 404 Pine Street in Burlington. Click here to get directions using Google Maps.


Program: Book Works Exhibit and Artists’ Talk

The Book Arts Guild of Vermont‘s annual member exhibit, Book Works, is now on display during the month of April. Please join us at the SEABA Center Gallery to view the incredible work and hear the artists’ inspiration and methods.

If you have a piece or pieces in the show, we would love to have you share a brief commentary about your work. The show looks fantastic, and we have already received rave reviews from those who have previewed it.

See you at the opening on Friday, and then again for the meeting on Wednesday!


March Meeting Reflections

Marcia VoglerOur March meeting was full of inspiration, creativity and comradeship. Marcia Vogler presented a very personal journey she has taken as an artist and a friend with her Postcard a Day commitment. She created a post card every day to send to a friend challenged by cancer. Her process of creating a collage to delight her friend and writing a short note enriched the her life and the life of her friend. Marcia shared her collection of postcards now returned to the artist. We were all inspired and filled with a sense of the power of art to connect and express caring.

For the workshop we all created individual postcard using special papers and magazine pages. Marcia demonstrated and talked us through her process so we all felt confident enough to start. The challenge set forth by Marcia was to not only make a post card but to send it. As Marcia said, “who doesn’t like receiving mail?”

Thank you Marcia for sharing your artistic and spiritual journey.

Look for Marcia’s Postcards at our Book Works exhibit.

You can view images from the meeting on the B.A.G. blog.


B.A.G. News

*** Announcing our Spring Show! Book Works, book-related works by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

BAG exhibit postcard

The Spring 2015 exhibit from the Book Arts Guild of Vermont is entitled Book Works, and includes work from members and friends interested in the structure and format of books. The artists redefine the normal concept of the book, using various mediums and techniques to construct or reconstruct pieces that tell a story, and can be ‘read’ in some way by the viewer. A group of books altered by folding and manipulating pages represents the outcome of the guild’s monthly meeting program where members share skills and encourage creative work. Other works represent the broad definition of the book as explored by painters, textile artists, and paper lovers.

The exhibit will take place at the SEABA Center Gallery at 404 Pine Street in Burlington during the month of April. The opening will be on First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd, and we will have a gallery talk on April 8th that will serve as our April meeting. We are thrilled to have a South End location for the show, and excited to have the opportunity to increase awareness of the book arts.

Help us get the word out! Click here to download the postcard as a jpeg file. Click here to download the postcard as a pdf file.

*** The Book Arts Guild of Vermont‘s show at SEABA is highlighted in the April edition of ART MAP BURLINGTON, a guide to art happenings in Burlington. Look for the dramatic black and white photo of Marcia Vogler’s altered book.


Book Arts News

*** The New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is looking for volunteers for a Girl Scout Book Artist event on April 12th at Camp Rice Moody Lodge, 29 Rice Rd Reading, MA. This program will run from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

They will be partnering with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. and the program is for Cadette scouts (age 11-14) to earn a Book Artist badge.

There will be an introduction and then five stations that the girls will rotate through which may include printing, accordion folds, a pamphlet, origami book, a scroll, decorating paper or a collaborative book, depending on the interests of the volunteers. Each rotation will last for about 30 minutes. If you have a book arts technique or project that you’d like to see done with the girl scouts please make some suggestions.

You do not need to be a member of the NEGBW to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Todd Pattison at bookandtile@att.net.

*** The annual Book Arts Bazaar will be held on Sunday, April 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Wishcamper Center on the University of Southern Maine’s Portland Campus. This festival with book artists, papermakers, bookbinders, printmakers, educators, and writers is dedicated to all things related to the book.

The event is sponsored by USM’s Kate Cheney Chappell ’83 Center for Book Arts.

Bookstock logo

*** Bookstock is looking for book artist vendors for their literary festival during July 24 – 26. Last year’s vendors were made up primarily of authors and publishers but they’re interested in adding more book artists this year. The festival is held in Woodstock, VT.

For more information, please contact Mitzi Wilson at Mitziw@hotmail.com or (802) 356-9957.


Book Arts Classes

*** From January 26 – 31, 2016, Daniel Essig will be teaching Wooden Books – Greek & Centipede Binding at the North Country Studio Workshops in Bennington, VT.

Easily master the centipede stitch by first understanding the structure and workings of  this ornate 7th century Greek binding. Using simple hand tools to begin, we will drill, shape, and smooth our wooden book covers. Sealing the covers with milk paint will create a leathery appearance. We will adorn our books with the centipede stitch using two different colors of thread. This elegant sewing structure, combined with wooden covers, opens a wide range of possibilities for both the beginner and the advanced bookbinder.

Applications are now available and the review process begins June 1st. For more information or if you have any questions, please visit the NCSW website.

*** On May 9 & 10, 2015, Regina and Dan St. John of Chena River Marblers are teaching Boxes for Every Season and Occasion at Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA.

Using simple tools and purchased or recycled cardboard, paper, and cloth, students will learn how to design, then make and decorate boxes and containers of all shapes and sizes. Learn about folding, scoring, creasing, and cutting, along with powerful templates, jigs, and approaches to accurate measurement without rulers. Cover the surfaces of the containers with various decorative materials and produce a unique 3-D work of art.

For more information or to register, please visit the Snow Farm website.

*** On April 25, 2015, the North Bennet Street School is offering a Secret Belgian Binding workshop with Erin Fletcher in Boston.

Students construct two variations of a non-adhesive structure known as a secret Belgian binding. This structure is simple and quick to construct. It opens flat and is perfect for blank journals, poetry or short stories.

For more information or to register, please visit the NBSS website


Book Works, book-related works by the Book Arts Guild of Vermont

April 1, 2015

BAG exhibit postcard
The Spring 2015 exhibit from the Book Arts Guild of Vermont is entitled Book Works, and includes work from members and friends interested in the structure and format of books. The artists redefine the normal concept of the book, using various mediums and techniques to construct or reconstruct pieces that tell a story, and can be ‘read’ in some way by the viewer. A group of books altered by folding and manipulating pages represents the outcome of the guild’s monthly meeting program where members share skills and encourage creative work. Other works represent the broad definition of the book as explored by painters, textile artists, and paper lovers.

The exhibit will take place at the SEABA Center Gallery at 404 Pine Street in Burlington during the month of April. The opening will be on First Friday Art Walk, April 3rd, and we will have a gallery talk on April 8th that will serve as our April meeting. We are thrilled to have a South End location for the show, and excited to have the opportunity to increase awareness of the book arts.

Collage Inspiration: Postcard-a-Day with Marcia Vogler

March 13, 2015

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting

Collages by Marcia Vogler

Collages by Marcia Vogler

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting

Handbound book by Marcia Vogler

Collage by Marcia Vogler

Collages by Marcia Vogler

Collages by Marcia Vogler

Collages by Marcia Vogler

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting

Collage work

Collage work

Collages by Marcia Vogler

Collage work

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting

Collage work

Book Arts Guild of Vermont meeting