We have cancelled this year’s physical event due to Covid-19. We want our guests, friends, vendors and all those who love this celebration of Book Arts to be safe in these pandemic times.
Look forward to a virtual JAM including new Members Galleries, at home fun projects, links to online classes and more.
What is the Book Arts Jam?
The Book Arts Jam is a one-day celebration of the book, print and paper arts featuring BABA’s Annual Member Exhibition, with hands-on activities, guest exhibitors and more.
This is a volunteer-run event sponsored by Bay Area Book Artists (BABA), held in Redwood City, California, midway between San Francisco and San Jose.
- An Exhibitor Hall featuring Book, Print & Paper Artists with work for sale and exhibition
- Members’ Gallery: Exhibition of handmade artists’ books by Bay Area Book Artists
- Boutique including a wide range of new and used art- and book art-related books, prints, handmade papers, etc.
- San Jose Printer’s Guild: Letterpress Printing Demonstrations
- Make-&-Take Activities
- Artist Trading Cards: Create an artwork to keep and one to trade
- Passport: Create your own passport and have it stamped by the exhibitors
- Book Art Classes: All materials for making the books are provided.
- Artists’ talks featuring a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes, tools and techniques used by book artists.