2013 Book Arts Jam Speakers Schedule & Introductions
October 19, 2013, 10am-4pm
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Forty Years of Book Thinking, Evolution & Influences
|Artist Sas Colby has more than forty years of experience – making, exhibiting and teaching art. Her innovative workshops are combinations of the nontraditional with a solid grounding in art basics. Sas’s mixed media artwork has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.
A survey exhibition, Sas Colby: Twenty Years of Book Thinking, traveled from Santa Fe, New Mexico to The University of The Arts, Philadelphia, and to Mills College, Oakland, California in 1995. Colby has been a visiting artist in Australian universities and at schools throughout this country.
She has inspired many with her ability to make the creative process come alive. She currently teaches workshops in Taos, New Mexico; Mallorca, Spain; and at the San Francisco Center for the Book.
From Content to Form
|Carrie Galbraith has an MFA in Book Arts/Printmaking a BFA in Drawing & Painting and in Illustration. She has taught book arts and printmaking, in Italy as a postgraduate fellow for 3 years, in Northern Ireland as
artist-in-residence and in Romania, as a Fulbright scholar. She currently teaches in the Bay Area at City College of San Francisco, California College of the Arts, and The San Francisco Center for the Book and now at her studio space: Studio 1027.
Book as a Medium for Art
|Donna Seager is a partner at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley and has been in the art business since 1978, working in galleries in New Orleans, Boston and San Francisco. She is dedicated to the book as a medium for art and presents a huge comprehensive books show in her gallery once a year as well as small curated shows of artist books on an ongoing basis.
Her goal is to create the same kind of name recognition for book artists among collectors that is enjoyed by painters and sculptors in her gallery.
Drawing Inspiration from Limp Bindings of the Vatican Library
|Jody Alexander is a book artist, librarian and proprietress of Wishi Washi Studio in Santa Cruz, California. She will be speaking about Monica Langwe and her project with the Vatican Library – and her part in it! She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles.
She combines these books with found objects to create sculptural works. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters.
She also likes to rescue discarded books and give them new life as scrolls, wall pieces and sculptural objects. Her characters, books, sculptural pieces and found items are occasionally combined to create installations. www.jalexbooks.com