If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area between now and June 11, 2017 come on by the San Francisco Center for the Book to see an exhibition of books, objects, and assignments from our teaching collections. Who are we? Macy Chadwick, Julie Chen, Betsy Davids, Alisa Golden, Michael Henninger, Charles Hobson, Nance O'Banion, Karen Sjoholm, and Kathleen Walkup. We've taught many places including California College of the Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, Academy of Art University, Cal State East Bay, and Mills College.
Presenting different teaching approaches through their selections, these educators shed light on their philosophies as well as their passions. Individual collections are reflected in different themes, for example: as a historical timeline; top ten student favorites; and books with an emphasis on language and culture. Over forty artists' works are included, each with a unique vision, and including a wide variety of processes and materials. From a book with intentionally bad printing to a book made to resemble a purse, each work serves as a gem to contemplate, with the hope that you, too, will be inspired to make books, of course.The opening reception was April 5.
On Friday, April 21, several of the teachers will be at the Center to talk about their selections and let you handle the works. The tops of the cases will come off! The following are actually installation shots. (I installed the show, with Chad Johnson's help [Thank you, Chad!!], and copyedited the catalogue. The group voted me Curator, but I was more accurately Chief Wrangler and Organizer.) If you are around, I'll be there Thursday, April 13 from about 12:15 - 2:30pm talking to my CCA Bookworks class, and you are welcome to join us.
Can't get there? There's a catalogue, designed by Christopher Jordan and Tom Ingalls of Ingalls Design, which will eventually be for sale here. Meanwhile, you can call SFCB and order one over the phone.
Addendum: Catalogues available online now! Here is the direct link.