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. 

WHEN: Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Redwood City Community Activities Building 1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, California

JAM 2019 will feature

  • 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.
  • Bay Area Book Artists Info Table: Get info on local book art classes & sign up to join BABA
  • Food Truck will be available from 11am-2pm
  • 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 provided a $5 donation is suggested. Sign up outside Room 1 – first come first served basis.
    • 12 noon – 12:45pm Venetian Blinds Book – Beginner
    • 1:00 – 1:45pm Cross Structure Binding – Beginner+
    • 2:30 – 3:15pm Cross Structure Binding – Beginner+
    • 3:30 – 4:30pm Circle Flag Book – Intermediate