2014 Book Arts Jam Speakers Schedule & Introductions

Saturday, October 18th from 10am-4pm
Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, California.

Ann Myers
What the heck is this thing?
Describing artists’ books for special collections libraries
Rare Books Cataloger at Stanford University Libraries, Ann Myers will talk about the artists’ book collections at Stanford, and some of the challenges of describing artists’ books for the online catalog. The catalog record serves as a bridge between artist and library patron, but may not always accurately portray the artist’s work. Artists and catalogers can collaborate to improve access to these collections.
11:15-11:45Don Drake
Working in Free Fall:
What I’ve Learned Making My Love of Bookbinding Into My Business
Owner of Dreaming Mind bindery, Don Drake’s lifetime of artistic exploration, craftsmanship, and 30 year’s experience in the design and printing industry, have made his work well known in the book arts community.
In his own words, “Opening a business based on creative work required me to believe new things and act on those beliefs in ways that were unimaginable when I was employed. Join me for a bit of reflection on 12 years of working in free fall. www.dreamingmindbindery.com.
12:00-12:30Ginger Burrell
Make and Take Demonstration:
Cut and Fold Maze Book
1:00-1:45Cathy Cakebread (Panel Host)
Photography and The Art of the Book:
Cathy Cakebread, Karen Chew, Harlan Crowder, Linda Stinchfield
How is a book based on photographs different from other artist’s books? What makes an artists’ book utilizing photography different from a photo album? In this panel discussion, four book artists (and BABA Members) who are also photographers will display their photo based artists’ books and discuss their inspiration, why they utilized this structure and more.
2:00-2:30Judith Serabrin
Creating Artists Books with Soul
From solemn to whimsical, Judy Serebrin will talk about making artist books with meaning. She will show her artist-bookwork spanning twenty-three years, sharing their technical and spiritual journeys to fruition.
3:15-3:45Nigel Gore
Traditional Bookbinding Finishing Techniques
A demonstration of traditional techniques for finishing a book, which will include a presentation of methods for decorating book edges and covers.

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