Third Annual Juried Artist Books Exhibit
Charlene Asato, Kaci Aslamov, Cathleen Casey, Cathy DeForest, Shoshanah Dubinier, Carolyn Dupont, Jaki Ernst, Rachel Fox, Colin Frazer, Alisa Golden, Elan Chardin Gombart, Mary Jane Henley, Michael Holstein, Olivia King, Diane Lea, Susan Lehman, Rochelle Newman, Sabina Nies, Linda Piacentini-Yaple, Lynn Prather, Sara Press, Olivia Ramos, Kelly Salber, Roxanne Stout, Judith Strom, Douglas Strong, Laurie Weiss (with Paulann PEterson and Barbara Mason), Judy Winograd.
Sabina Nies, "Wind Power"
In celebration of the art of the word and National Poetry Month, Illahe Studios and Gallery hosts our Third Annual Artist Book Exhibit! This year’s show continues the tradition with uniquely fresh and interesting artist books, many of which push the boundaries, or should we say “bindings” of what are typically considered books.
This year’s Call for Artists had a huge response, and we have chosen 28 regional and national book artists to show their diverse creativity expressed in this exhibit showcasing 42 books in varied media!
Join us for an Artists’ Reception on First Friday, April 6th, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Music will be provided by local guitarist, Stephen Kane. Wine and refreshments will be served.
Alisa Golden "Days Made Strange" ......Elan Chardin Gombart "Katherine The Great"
In addition to our juried artist books, we will show a special community exhibit of Poetry Artist Books during the month of April. The First Annual Rogue Art Plus Poetry was brought to us by book artist and poet, Michael Holstein. Michael and fellow book artist, Sabina Nies, donated some lovely hand-bound blank books which we made available to the public for $3 each. We are excited to have this display of community talent along with our juried artist books!
Bridging Art and the Book=The Artist Book, A Collector's Heart Song
Talk by Cathy DeForest and Sabina Nies Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 pm
Cathy DeForest and Sabina Nies will present a digital slide show and talk on the vast world of artists' books and the pleasure of collecting them. Their talk will be based on interviews of artist book collectors as well as their own experience as bookmakers and collectors. Using Illahe Studios and Gallery's Third Annual Artist Book Exhibit as the backdrop to their talk, Sabina and Cathy will encourage dialogue and comments from the audience.
First Friday Art Walk/Artist Reception April 2012 Third Annual Artist Book Show
The Artist books which were accepted in the Third Annual Artist Book Exhibit are listed below in alphabetical order. Please click on a thumbnail on the left to see a larger image and artist information.