Bay Area Book Artists (BABA) is a group of independent artists bound together by a passion for the book arts. Our outreach mission is to expand horizons in the book arts by making books, organizing events and furthering an awareness of book arts and book artists in the wider community.
BABA members participate in group exhibitions each year as well as holding monthly book-share meetings and monthly member-led workshops. Members also exhibit book arts and teach classes in community settings throughout the year. Stay informed by checking the Events page.
Astrid J. Smith has been a member of BABA since 2008 and her artistic practice tends toward a balance between chaotic experimentation and technical precision, and she enjoys researching the history and philosophy of how we regard material objects.
Immerse yourself in the creativity found in the BABA Galleries. The Artist Galleries show artists books created by currently active BABA members. The Member Archives are the galleries from BABA’s prior website. Both contain unique and inspiring art.